Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa

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Best Lakeside Getaways Near Los Angeles

A vacation by the water tends to be soothing, but sometimes the roaring sea is not the sound you want to hear for that particular occasion. Enter lovely lakeside settings close to the Los Angeles fray, but far enough away so that if crickets are around then you can hear these nighttime creatures and hardly anything else. Following are five of those idyllic destinations for all types of budgets at which you can enjoy your next Southland vacation.

04/18/2015

Mount Palomar Winery

Best Places to Get Married in the Inland Empire

From a castle to the sky (but not a castle IN the sky), the Inland Empire has wedding venues that will take your breath away.

CBS Los Angeles–04/14/2015

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Best Lakeside Getaways Near OC

Spring weather in Orange County is sunny and warm, and these nearby lakes offer the perfect place to relax and have fun on the water.

04/11/2015

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Best Winter Road Trip Destinations Near Orange County

Winter offers great opportunities for families to spend quality time together. With the holidays taking pressure off of work and a year’s worth of accrued vacation hours, winter might be the perfect time to organize that road trip you’ve been yearning for. Orange County makes the perfect launching point for an endless variety of adventures. Whether your final destination is atop a double black diamond ski run or soaking in a desert hot spring, a memorable family getaway is just a few hours away.

CBS Los Angeles–12/30/2012