Getaway Guide

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Getaway Guide To Ultra-Hip Abbot Kinney

Abbot Kinney Boulevard is several blocks of the newest and coolest shopping, dining and lounging areas on the Westside.

CBS Los Angeles–04/29/2013

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Getaway Guide: Squaw Valley Skiing With Kids

Squaw Valley has made a big push to improve the ski experience for beginners and intermediates, making it a destination to consider for your next family ski vacation.

CBS Los Angeles–02/15/2013

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Getaway Guide: One-Tank Trip to Big Bear Lake

Just 99 miles northeast of Los Angeles, surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest and smog-free, fresh air, Big Bear Lake bliss unfolds.

CBS Los Angeles–09/22/2012

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Getaway Guide: Weekend Road Trip To Blythe, CA

Enjoy a weekend away from the city with a weekend trip to Blythe.

CBS Los Angeles–09/22/2012

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Getaway Guide: One-Tank Trip to Balboa Island

Charming Balboa Island is only an hour’s drive from LA, and there is something every Tinseltown family will not only enjoy, but reminisce about time and time again as the years fly by.

CBS Los Angeles–09/15/2012

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Getaway Guide: Weekend Road Trip To Grand Canyon, AZ

Ready to escape LA, cool down, and enjoy after Labor Day travel pricing? Sneak away to the Old West at the Grand Canyon without using vacation time!

CBS Los Angeles–09/08/2012

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Getaway Guide: One-Tank Trip to Beverly Hills

There’s no better place to catch a sweet dose of old Hollywood glamour, modern sophistication and the best of decadent shopping, pampering and dining than in Beverly Hills. Plan a trip there and enjoy all of the great offerings.


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Getaway Guide to Phoenix, AZ

One of the best reasons to escape to the desert this summer is to take advantage of coveted five-star resorts at three and four-star rates. Because many Phoenix hotels and resorts offer impressive rates during their off-peak summer season, this desert oasis makes for a perfect haven, offering a vibrant landscape that cannot be found in Southern California. Picture endless miles of remote, cactus-inspired panorama amidst a sanctuary of world-renowned resorts, golf and spa retreats. Adding to the sizzle, some of the best dining and nightlife takes a no-nonsense attitude void of Hollywood’s fastidious rules.


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Getaway Guide: One-Tank Trip To Angeles National Forest For Biking

Angeles National Forest is filled with trails of all sorts which, traditionally, have been enjoyed by hikers and equestrians. These trail blazers who, along with hunters and pack trains, started to study the area a century ago are no longer alone. Today mountain bikers roam these areas as well, especially so given the degree of difficulty on some runs and the chance to discover awesome flora and fauna when peddling along others. That said, Angelenos looking for a day away from the fray of city life will enjoy hitching their two-wheeler ride to their vehicle for a one-tank trip that won’t be forgotten in this wilderness area on the fringe of the City of Angels.


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Getaway Guide: One-Tank Trip To Imperial Beach

If you’re looking for a laid-back, carefree Southern California beach hideaway and want to steer clear of the typical beach-town hustle and traffic, discover San Diego’s most relaxed beach city, Imperial Beach.


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Getaway Guide: One Tank Trip To Ventura Harbor

Overlooking Anacapa and Santa Cruz islands between Malibu and Santa Barbara on the mighty Pacific, Ventura Harbor is not only a sublime seaside retreat but also an enticing enclave that serves as a true artists’ colony full of treasures, as to be expected. Because of this alluring asset, an afternoon may not be enough time to play here. Find a great place to dine as well as a storied sleepover sanctuary in which to rest your head when you visit this vacation spot boasting an abundance of ocean breezes even on the hottest Southern California days.


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Getaway Guide: Weekend Road Trip to Encinitas

Nowhere else in San Diego County can you find a six-mile coastal strip complete with unrivaled beaches ideal for world-class surfing, a 100-year old seaside shopping district, the county’s largest coastal wetland reserve and several world-renown botanical gardens. As a best-kept secret nestled in Southern California’s coastline, Encinitas makes for a marvelous destination worth cashing in a few sick days for this summer.


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Getaway Guide: Weekend Road Trip to Death Valley

Death Valley is, in every sense, a hot bed for travelers. Temperatures reach into triple digits for the better part of the year, but especially in the summer when the record high so far is a flaming 134 degrees. Death Valley’s 3,000 square miles of storied — and, at times, harsh — wilderness exists as part of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve to offer a plethora of exotic lures many Angelenos never realized were located so close yet so far away from urban Tinseltown.