Side Trips

Solvang 2 hours to Los Angeles International Airport Solvang is a city located in the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County, California. In 2010, the estimated population was 5,245. The city was founded in 1911 by a group of Danish citizens who headed west to begin a Danish colony far away from the harsh,… Read more »

San Diego Zoo 124 miles to Los Angeles International Airport Housing more than 3,700 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies, the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, was the first to produce the concept of open-air, cage-less displays. It is one of the few zoos… Read more »

Annenberg Community Beach House 12 miles to Los Angeles International Airport The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is five acres of beachfront property serving as a beach facility for the public. It was built for Marion Davies by William Randolph Hearst in the late 1900’s.  The Beach… Read more »

Palm Springs 2 hours to Los Angeles International Airport Palm Springs, California is approximately 107 mi east of Los Angeles, 123 mi northeast of San Diego, and 268 mi west of Phoenix, Arizona. Known for its stylish hotels, golf courses, hot springs, and spas, it is a resort city in… Read more »

Big Bear Lake 2.2 hours to Los Angeles International Airport Located in the San Bernardino Mountains along the southern shore of Big Bear Lake, is the city of Big Bear Lake. It is in San Bernardino County and is surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. It is immediately west of… Read more »