The Best Day Trips from Los Angeles All Places
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The Best Day Trips from Los Angeles

List Criteria: "Day Trip" in this case is a 5 hour drive or less from LA; most of the ones on this list are 1-3 hours away

List of the best day trips from Los Angeles. L.A. is exciting, but travelers can easily start to feel crowded by the city; it’s the second-most populous city in the U.S., and tourists flock to it in large numbers each year. If you’re ready to escape the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, a day trip might be exactly what you need.

These best Los Angeles trips can all be done in a day, and you might get to see something you can’t see anywhere else.Have you ever stood inside a tree? At Sequoia National Park, a favorite L.A. day trip of locals and non-locals alike, you can. This park comprises one of largest living things on Earth -- the California redwood. The scenery doesn’t stop there, however, with Kings Canyon National Park located nearby. For lovers of the natural world, this just might be the top Los Angeles day trip.

Of course, no visit to Los Angeles would be complete without a side trip to one of many neighboring beach communities. You could lie on the sands of Laguna Beach or hit the waves in Malibu -- Los Angeles beach day trips offer something for all kinds of beachgoers. Vacationers who don’t enjoy sand and surf can still enjoy the shopping and sightseeing on these L.A. day trips.

No matter what you call it -- L.A., the City of Angels, Lalaland -- the city and its surrounding areas are ripe for exploration. Whether you’d like to take one day trip or 20, you’ll find the best trips to take here, on this list of the best day trips from Los Angeles.

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