Those who live in Los Angeles have access to many nearby weekend getaway destinations. Some are appropriate for families, while others are only for adults. But either way, there is always something fun to do.
For adults, one popular getaway is Paso Robles, which features hundreds of wineries. The Town Square is the heart of entertainment and features a gazebo and the famous Carnegie Library. But it is also where visitors will find the Copia winery featuring a tasting room called Paso Underground. Other nearby wineries worth a visit include Tablas Creek Vineyard and L’Aventure.
Temecula is considered to be a wine country. One of its most distinct attractions is Briar Rose, a micro-winery that features buildings resembling the cottage where Snow White lived. Many people that visit this area book a stay at the Inn at Europa Village.
Santa Barbara is also a popular destination for those who enjoy wineries. The Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail is a hotspot on weekends. The trail includes stops at the tasting room in Lafond Winery. Visitors also make it a point to see the Potek Winery and Third Window Brewing Company, located in a feed mill building that dates back to the early 1900s.
For a more family-friendly weekend getaway, San Diego is a popular option. One attraction for visitors of all ages is the San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Close by is North Park, which features the restaurants that locals frequent the most. The whole family can then enjoy desserts in nearby Little Italy.
The Monarch Beach Resort is also popular with families. Only 10 minutes from the resort is a private beach, with a tram car transporting visitors back and forth. Other attractions visitors flock to include Dana Point’s Ocean Institute. To get a taste of how the locals live, visitors can stop by Los Rios Street to see cottages the town’s settlers called home. The street includes a petting zoo and the Ramos House Cafe.
The Anza-Borrego State Park is best known for its seasonal wildflowers. A short hike away is the Borrego Palm Canyon Oasis. Beyond that, the Borrego Art Institute, which includes an eatery called Kesling’s Kitchen, pays tribute to the modernist of the same name.