A popular, high-reward "starter hike" for families can be found just up the PCH at Solstice Canyon. The box canyon has a steeper, higher loop that more experienced hikers can add onto the adventure, with more of what Solstice is known for - waterfall elements and abandoned ruins of old homesteads.
A spur-of-the-moment trip to the Central Coast can be yours with very little advance planning, and Oh - The Places You'll See! Folks come from all over the world to revel in the delights of our coastline, so it's time to pack the car and head north.
The annual fundraiser for the MAK Center for Art and Architecture offers the rare opportunity to see homes that aren't normally open to the public, and we went on this year's tour of pre-war architecture in Silver Lake, Mount Washington and Echo Park to see homes by protégées of Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, and/or R.M. Schindler.
If you’re searching for a new weekend adventure with your kids, consider Long Beach. Normally, I only go when headed to the Aquarium or whale watching -- both of which are always fun. But two weeks ago we headed south for the Longines Master (a Grand Prix horse jumping event) and last weekend we set out to see a play at the International City Theater and took the time to discover the many wonders of Long Beach.
We’ve come up with some only-in-LA stay-cations to satiate your travel bugs. First up, who’s ready for a sojourn to the South Pacific?