Southern California

SoCal is on everybody’s top destination because it is both endlessly remarkable and breathtakingly beautiful. SoCal offers a multitude of bucket-list-worthy adventures, with breath-taking beaches, year-round sunny weather, and quirky attractions. Whether you enjoy theme parks or nature excursions, Southern California is the place to be.

And, given the abundance of attractions in Southern California, we understand how difficult it can be to choose which ones to visit. That is why we have compiled a list of the best things to do in Southern California.

 

Southern California Snorkeling

Best Snorkeling in Southern California

Crescent Bay – Laguna Beach, CA Crescent Bay is a very beautiful beach in general, getting its name from its crescent shape. It’s very picturesque, with Laguna Beach’s signature fancy…

Road Trip Orange County

Orange County California Best Places To Visit

Things to do Orange County California Centrally located in Southern California making it the perfect starting point for your day trips. You don’t have to venture too far to find…

California Desert

Things to do in the California Desert Regions

California has two deserts, the Mojave and the Colorado. Both of these regions offer many interesting places to explore. From the hottest place in the United States, Death Valley to…

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Family Things to do in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Attractions for the Family It’s not hard to convince someone to visit Santa Barbara. Known as the American Riviera and only an hour and half north of Los…

Best Restaurants South Bay

Best South Bay Restaurants

In just the last few years, the South Bay has exploded onto the Southern California dining scene and this section features my favorite local restaurants! Check out these waterfront restaurants…

Best Restaurants Manhattan Beach

Best Manhattan Beach Restaurants

It’s difficult not to feel an odd sense of utopia wash over you as you drive down the coast and into Manhattan Beach. After all, this is the land of…

Best Restaurants Redondo Beach

Best Redondo Beach Restaurants

Redondo Beach is one of three beach cities in Los Angeles County, California, located in the Greater Los Angeles area’s South Bay region. The population was 66,748 at the time…

Best Restaurants Torrance

Best Torrance Restaurants

This South Bay city, with its laid-back vibe and lively shopping centers, provides plenty of opportunities for fun and adventure. This town, like most upbeat cities in California, is packed…

Best Restaurants Hermosa Beach

Best Hermosa Beach Restaurants

Here are the best Hermosa Beach restaurants near beaches, ranging from breakfast spots to beachfront spots for a romantic dinner. See the restaurant map above and the list of Hermosa…

Best Restaurants El Segundo

Best El Segundo Restaurants

To put it mildly, the South Bay is massive. There are almost as many restaurants as there are beach volleyball courts along the stretch from LAX to San Pedro. From…

Farmers Markets South Bay

South Bay Farmers’ Markets

The South Bay has several terrific Farmers’ Markets throughout the week. These are great community amenities that provide an opportunity to shop locally for the freshest, seasonal produce available, in…

south bay breweries

South Bay Breweries

South Bay Craft Beer Breweries, Brewpubs & Tap Rooms Over the last few years, the South Bay has become a major player in the Craft Beer Scene with numerous breweries,…

Live Music Redondo Beach

Live Music in Redondo Beach

Hermosa & Redondo Beach Live Music Venues If you’re in the mood for live music, the South Bay has a wide variety of live music venues to choose from. From…

Hollywood Historic Landmarks

Historic Landmarks in Hollywood

Hollywood Historic Landmarks Hollywood, home to one of the world’s most famous signs, symbolizes style and fashion, arts and culture to millions around the world. Griffith Park, the Hollywood Entertainment…

Ice Cream Shops Los Angeles

Top 4 Los Angeles Ice Cream Shops

In Los Angeles, they take our ice cream very seriously. With just one quick Yelp search you’ll quickly understand what I am talking about. From more classic spots like Yogurtland…

Point Fermin Lighthouse

Point Fermin Lighthouse, San Pedro CA

Visit Point Fermin Lighthouse For many years the Point Fermin Lighthouse has been at the top of my list as “one of the places I need to visit.” I have…

Disneyland With Kids Survival Guide

Disneyland With Kids Survival Guide

Enough said. Well, almost, a lot of people with children will visit “The happiest place on earth”. I, am not a huge fan. But, I do enjoy the rollercoaster and…

Olvera Street, Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plaza Historic District

Los Angeles Plaza Historic District (El Pueblo de Los Angeles). Sound familiar? I doubt it. But what if I mentioned Olvera Street? I bet you would know exactly what I…

Lighthouses California

Top 15 California Lighthouses to Visit

Tour California Lighthouse Guide When the California Gold Rush came into full swing in 1850, California and the San Francisco Bay became a magnet for tall ships delivering goods and…

Christmas Disneyland

Disneyland During the Christmas Holiday Season

Disneyland during the Christmas holiday season is magical enough to warm the most cynical of hearts. It’s hard to stay jaded when surrounded with delighted children, fully committed character actors,…

Los Angeles Vacations Family Friendly

Family Friendly Los Angeles Vacations

A vacation in Los Angeles can take on many forms, but the stereotype (and most popular) involves tours around the homes of famous people, learning to surf some of the…

Santa Barbara California Vacation Guide

Santa Barbara California Vacation Guide

What to See and Do in Santa Barbara CA. Santa Barbara California, with its abundance of palm trees and lovely weather year round, has a Spanish-Mediterranean ambience. The Santa Ynez…

southern california beach campgrounds

Southern California Campgrounds By The Beach

Use this Southern California beaches camping guide to learn about campground facilities and amenities, so you can decide which would be a good fit for your next trip. Whether you…

Irvine best tourist place

Top 10 best tourist attractions in Irvine

Inhabited about 2000 years ago by the Gabrieleño indigenous group, the land was later explored by a Spanish explorer which has now become a master-planned city of Orange County, California,…

Anza Borrego

5 Tips for Visiting Anza Borrego CA

The largest desert park in the United States lies just two hours east of San Diego with 500 miles of dirt roads to explore its vast wilderness. But don’t let…

Ocean Beach Point Loma

Point Loma & Ocean Beach

Point Loma is one of the Jewels of San Diego, California. A 150-year-old lighthouse crowns the seaward tip of Point Loma.  It is now a museum featuring all the furnishings…

Day trips near San Diego

3 Perfect Day trips near San Diego

Well hello there, August. The slow easiness of summer is finally starting to sink in. While the first few months of the season were packed with over-stimulating, big-buzz events like…

Encinitas California Beach Vacation

Spending some vacation time in Encinitas California should be pretty laid back. There are several beaches, a botanical garden, an annual street fair and a lagoon for bird watching. It’s…