Six Easy Getaways From LA, Near and Far

You don't have to jump on a plane to "get away" for an escape. The thing we love about Los Angeles is its proximity to a myriad of destinations that quickly and easily ease one into a completely different state of mind, whether it be hiking on a coastal trail, taking a boat ride out to Catalina Island, visiting a waterfall near Solvang (it's where we're heading Saturday), or eastward into the glamorous desert locales or rustic mountain hideaways. And of course, there are plenty of resort destinations right here in Los Angeles that can pamper you for a few days in style if you don't really want to get away all too far...

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