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Hidden Gems in Southern California

Many tourists roam in southern California, such as San Diego, Disneyland, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara. These are all fantastic places to visit, but if you are looking for a different place from the radar, check out the following amazing sites:

channel Islands

My husband and I have been in California for most of my life, but to some degree, these amazing islands have been classified as one of the United States National Parks. After looking at some amazing images on the Internet, we traveled a short boat trip from Oxnard to Anacapa Island as part of our weekend commemorative journey.

If you decide to go, get ready and supply. This journey is for the bold people in good physical condition. You will have to climb up to 157 stairs on this rugged little island, where there is no food, toilets, water or toilets to clean. Now, I hate houses, but I tell you – the views of rocky coastline, huge rocks, and thick peaks were worth it. You can easily roam around the island in just a few hours with a fantastic bonus inspiration point for your efforts.

We had visited in June when the burst of brilliant wildflowers covered thousands of magnificent seagulls in small islands and every corner. Just be careful of the protective pads that roll on your head if you get too close.

We returned two years later and visited the island of Santa Cruz the Great for an exciting kayak tour in the historic sea caves. On the boat, we saw the dolphins of a whale and two big schools. Water can be harsh on some points, but the caves were amazing. It was once experienced in life.

Some people consider these islands deserted, but if you have a sense of adventure and nature of love, the Channel Islands are considered to be the Galapagos Islands in North America.

Huntington Botanical Gardens

This is another wonderful place that we have failed to look for decades. Situated in Pasadena, the luxurious property is home to more than ten wonderful gardens spread over 120 acres. It is difficult to say what is the most wonderful garden, but the Japanese Garden, Rose Garden, and the California Garden are some of my favorite things.

We did not get the chance to see the art galleries The Huntington Art Gallery includes 18th-19th Century British paintings, sculptures and decorative arts, including the famous Blue Boy. As an author, I did not visit Huntington Library myself, one of the largest and most complete research libraries in the United States. next time.

Ventura County Wine Trail

Napa may be interested in California state liquor, but my husband and I enjoyed walking through the coastal hills near the coastal city of Ventura. We visited two of the 20 wineries and tasting rooms.

You can book one of the many wine tours provided. However, we decided to get a map and find out on our own. Starting from the intersection of Ventura to Highway 1 and Highway 101, we took Highway 33 towards Ogai.

The surprise is that instead of waiting for a simple and attractive way – from the US Post Office to the last place where James Dean was alive. Our favorite quest was the Old Creek Winery that felt like coming back in a simple place and time, where we were welcomed by dogs and friendly people. We enjoyed our bottle of wine and enjoyed strolling through the tables while enjoying the view of America.

By the way, Ozai and Ventura are many exterior stations with both attractive lodge, luxury resort, and breakfast, with many outdoor activities. In summer, Ventura Harbor Village is a rich activity with live music on festivals and weekends.

Laguna Beach

This charming beachfront town is halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. With more than 20 different scenic spots, this beach area offers everything from windsurfing, boating, snorkeling, kayaking, and while tripping.

Just be careful, in some places the waves can be harsh. When I was a teenager, I decided to surf my body despite the troubled waters and to wipe with a huge wave (think of the beach boys song. In fact, the “Beach Boys” was blamed for the whole incident because they had gone and added romance to everything they did, who used to gossip on the waves with the songs like a surfer girl. So their fault is.

However, the scene cannot be beaten. Add restaurants, very chic shops, unique art galleries and you get a picture. There is even the Baby Boomer Club with Saturday Night Dance. Every summer, they host Laguna Woodstock, where children’s birthdays are celebrated in 1969.

Heisler Park is a good place to start in the north of the main beach, where you can stroll a half-mile with a paved road with stunning views of the beach and a quiet sound from broken surf. Take one of the streets for beach and tide baths. There are benches and tables for a picnic and barbecue, where you can enjoy wonderful views. Hair and I had a picnic on one of the grassy areas and it was perfect!

Treasure Island Park is another great place, which is situated on the 5-star Montague Laguna beach ground, where there is really a rich house. Great scenes, many seats of observation are easy to walk on the winding road. Stairs and stairs take you to the beach, where you can walk on a beautiful rocky path during low tide, find a place in the sand for the solar pools, and a large tidal pool. Apart from this, there are plenty of grass fields for a walk. I would recommend bringing some liquor and paneer to catch the romantic sunset.

Big bear lake

I live in the desert, so Big Bear is a great mountain with its wonderful lake and ancient forests. Boat, fishing and hiking sports in this comfortable small village are some activities.

Last summer, my husband and I were riding around the lake, enjoying a picnic, going down the alpine chain, driving cars at 30 miles per hour, for a spectacular view They were touring the beautiful sky chair. After watching the people, the chair moves the lifts to the corridors below the mountain bikes, we put them next to their list of tasks.

For the courageous people in the heart, there is also air skiing and snorkeling.

El Matador beach

A semi-hidden place in search of a beautiful beach with white sand, steep rocks, volatile waves, and rocky rock formations?

Do not look forward to Al Matador, located north of Malibu, away from the highway towards the Pacific Coast. It is easy to remember small signs that point to the small car park on the main road, so look carefully between Broad Beach and Decker Canyon Road. Once you find them, then be prepared to grow at a height of 150 feet with the help of some stairs.

Not for small children or physically disabled people, but if you can step down, then you will be treated with amazing ideas. Local people know about this beach and you can see some pictures of shooting – we did!

You can not do a lot on this small but fantastic beach, so you can take a picnic lunch or some wine and find a hidden corner to enjoy the incredibly romantic atmosphere.

Redondo Beach

Now, maybe I saw my husband and I are from the beach. We got this beach in an accident while looking for a nearby place to stay the night before the departure of the Los Angeles airport the next morning.

Redondo Pier is a milestone with scenic views of the sea and water activities, including marina cruises, whale watching, kayak, rowing, and pedal boats. The truth is known, we did not try any of these things, but we liked Tony’s ideas on the sidewalk where we enjoyed a happy hour!

The ghat is home to a 16-ft huge shark known as the George, which is displayed in a large reservoir in the shark attack on the pier. If you have grandchildren or you are young in your heart, you can enjoy semi-submarine yellow submarine (Daren, now beetles stuck in my head) to see the local marine life.

Make sure you win at the airport hotel if you are traveling to or from Los Angeles.

Catalina Island

This island is known more than my previous recommendations, but it is an emotional favorite. My husband and I spent my honeymoon there 40 years ago and we have returned many times. It is a small, attractive island, with no stoplight or fast food restaurants. Unique traffic jams include 2 golf carts and a 2-person bike.

On our honeymoon, we rode our bike around Avalon, went for a horse ride, went to the famous casino, and took us to the sunshine on the small beach. We boarded a bus for two ports, which was the only second village in Catalina Island. Diving, aerobics, fishing, glass-bottom boats, kayaking, segway, golf and hiking are other popular activities.

After decades, we landed from Long Beach to the island – which turned into a single land tour. My husband and my children came back to dive in the middle of the well-known Wellington forest surrounded by bright orange Garibaldi, to open an open water dive. The next time we travel, I want to try a new 600-foot-high new zip line above sea level with a 600-foot track and want 30 meters per hour of speed. Wheee!

As you can say, there are many wonderful places to visit in Southern California, it is impossible to include them all. But hopefully, you will give some ideas to start with!

Julie George is a writer, freelance writer, and blogger. During the professional writing of the last 20 years, he wrote three books and published hundreds of articles in national and regional journals and won three awards in journalism. You can visit her blog at http://www.babyboomerbliss.net.

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