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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 To Lake Casitas

Lake Casitas offers a world-away vibe only 80 miles from Los Angeles. Cushioned in the Los Padres National Forest of Ventura County, it’s a getaway destination the whole family can enjoy. Neighboring the artistic town of Ojai, this destination has brought much-needed respite for Angelenos looking for a quick escape. Whether its taking advantage of the outdoors through camping, fishing or boating, cooling off in a waterpark, or gravitating to the charm of Ojai, the short trek to get here is worthwhile.