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Although there is lots to do and see in Los Angeles, it's always nice to get away for a day or two. Check out some of my favorite local getaway spots, all within a few hours drive from LA!
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10340 Reeves Rd, Ojai, CA 93023, USA
Meditation Mount is simply lovely! At the end of the day, take a walk down the quiet garden path. Hear the water trickling and smell the flowers as you make your way toward the edge of the mountain: the view point. As the sun begins to set, look...
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302 W Matilija St, Ojai, CA 93023, USA
"Bart" created a book-lover's heaven! This open-air bookstore is everything one could hope for: mazes of shelves to explore, shaded tables for all-day reading, a huge selection of new and used titles, themed collections (cookbooks in the "kitchen"...
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655 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023, USA
Although Ojai Beverage Co. only has a few of their own brews, they have a great selection on tap for beer tastings! Try a burger (the 50/50 is my favorite) and a plate of fries with your beer or wine flights. Besides beer and wine tastings and...
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Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA
Take the guided tour of the fabulously maintained Keys Ranch...so many amazing old buildings (house, school, barns, etc.), vintage appliances, vehicles (including a 1922 Mack truck that still runs), a dam, an orchard, and a salvage yard that...
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Palm Springs, CA, USA
Looking for a nice hike, maybe a waterfall, in Palm Springs? Check out the Tahquitz Canyon Trail! Although there is an admission fee, the trail is clean, well-maintained, and appropriate for most activity levels. The local legend, plants and...