Spring is here—time to peace out and hit the road for our favorite Cali destinations. (Courtesy of @lilyofth3valley)

Peace Out: Hit the Road for 25 California Escapes


Feel that itch? It's your annual, warm weather wanderlust stirring.

Whether you're looking for a relaxing getaway, a rugged outdoor adventure, or an epic road trip, we've got you covered with literally dozens of great escapes right here in California.

Don't have a car or can't stand the drive? No worries: Spring is the season for cheap roundtrip airfares. (Plus, affordable semi-private flights are also now a thing.) Really, there's no excuse not to get out of dodge, so here's how to do it right with all the oysters and local wines, sunset horseback rides, art excursions, splurge-worthy eats, and beach time you can handle.

Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA)

The Broad Museum in downtown Los Angeles.

(Iwan Baan, Courtesy of The Broad)

For glam and sunshine, there's no better place to escape than to La La Land, even if the city's It spot these days may not be what you'd expect. The once-seedy downtown (now known as DTLA) is buzzing with trendy restaurants, cutting-edge art galleries and museums, and concept retail shops. A must for culture and design junkies, the area has plenty of gorg stays. For where to check in, make reservations, and drink with the cool kids, check out our Modern Guide to DTLA.

Culture vultures looking to more deeply immerse themselves in the area's arts scene can't miss the neighboring Arts District—think SF's Dogpatch with industrial buildings and warehouses-turned-galleries, creative spaces, loft homes, and hip cafes...and pie.


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