By Deb Flomberg
Take a spectacularly scenic drive just minutes from Los Angeles. The Angeles Crest Highway is a beautiful and secluded drive less than 10 miles from Interstate 15, so you can enjoy a lovely drive without all the difficulties of the traditional highway.
The Angeles Crest Scenic Byway winds through the San Gabriel Mountains, giving you a picturesque view of the nearby peaks and valleys. Along the trip you’ll find plenty of spots to pull over for photo ops of the Mojave Desert, Pomona Valley and the San Gabriel Mountains as it climbs from about 1,500 feet above sea level at one end to 7,901 feet at the highest point, which is near Dawson Saddle.
Second only to the Pacific Coast Highway, the Angeles Crest is certainly one of the most scenic in Southern California. Stop off at the Mt. Wilson Observatory or Mt. Wilson and get some fantastic expansive panoramic views of the Los Angeles Basin or take one of the number of trails that you’ll have easy access to, and enjoy a brisk hike.
If you are new to California, the Angeles Crest Scenic Highway is one of the easiest ways to get the best views of the city, learn the layout of the area, and get plenty of beautiful photographs to show off the stunning beauty that is Southern California.
Of course a cruise like this deserves the right car, so make sure to take the drive in the E350 Sport Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. When it comes to taking a long drive in comfort, there is nothing like a Mercedes-Benz. You’ll be traveling in total luxury, allowing you to really take in the beauty that surrounds you. Plus, having a comfortable ride like this, you’ll want to keep driving again and again, as you learn the land and appreciate its beauty.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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