3 Ideas for Weekend Trips from Los Angeles

Much like even the best relationships, you can love Los Angeles but still feel the need to spend some time apart once in a while. After all, absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?

We’ve put together a list of the best weekend trips to take from Los Angeles! Every trip is less than a 2 hour drive and guaranteed to put a spring back into your step.

Ojai, CA

About an hour and a half away from Los Angeles, Ojai is on the way to Santa Barbara, but about half an hour closer! Tucked into an area full of mountains and hills, this is a great spot for hiking, wine tasting, and other fun activities.  If you’re a foodie, be sure to check out some of their many award winning restaurants!

Morongo, CA

Closer than La Vegas and on the way to Palm Springs is the Morongo casino and resort! This stop is a weekend vacation in itself if you like to gamble. Stay onsite in the resort and spend your downtime from poker or slots by the pool, complete with lazy river, in one of the onsite restaurants, at one of their live shows or being pampered at the Sage Spa.


Sometimes it’s easy to forget that we live less then a few hours drive away from one of the happiest places on earth when you spend most of the day stuck in traffic, so why not make it a weekend getaway? Whether you’re a kid at heart or happen to have kids, you’re sure to find something for everyone by staying either within close proximity or in one of their resorts! And if you can only take so much Disney in one weekend, check out the many other fun things to do in Anaheim.