Convention and Visitors Bureaus are the official resource for tourism information within a community.
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Long Beach - Aquarium of the Pacific, Catalina Island, Queen Mary, Japanese Garden, Shopping, Dining, Beaches.
Los Angeles - Los Angeles CVB - Beaches, Mountains, Shopping, Countless Tourist Attractions, Museums, Amusement Parks, Fine Dining, Filming Movies, Hollywood, Beverly Hills. Free Visitor's Guide.
Marina del Rey - Located waterfront in the heart of L.A.'s Westside, Marina del Rey is nestled between LAX and Santa Monica, within walking distance of world-famous Venice Beach.
Pasadena (Rose Parade)
Santa Monica (beach & mountain activities)
Burbank (TV Studios)
Paso Robles (Wine Tasting)
San Fernando Valley "The Valley"
San Pedro - Los Angeles Harbor; near Long Beach
Venice [near Santa Monica]
Anaheim (Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, more. Also, see Orange County below)
Buena Park (Knott's Berry Farm, Wax Museum)
Orange County (Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, more)
Carlsbad (Wildflowers, Beach activities)
Coronado (San Diego's Enchanted Island)
San Diego [120 miles south] Near Mexico
Temecula - Balloon Festival, wineries, near San Diego
(Kern County, San Bernardino County and nearby)
Big Bear Lake [100 miles] (mountain activities) Alpine Slide/Water Slide, Biking, Boating & Water Sports, Bowling, Camping, Cross Country Skiing, Discovery Center, Entertainment, Events, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kid Stuff, Museum, Parasailing, RV Parks & Marinas, Skiing & Snowboarding, Resorts, Snow Play, Snowshoeing, Solar Observatory, Swimming, Tennis, Tours, Zoos
Kern County [North of LA] With valley, mountain and desert areas, Kern County has something for everyone. Whatever you enjoy -- bird-watching, golfing, hunting and fishing, auto racing, sky diving, rock climbing, biking, off-roading, skiing, kayaking, windsurfing or river rafting
Lake Arrowhead (mountain activities)
(communities east of Los Angeles)
Riverside - one hour northeast of LA
San Bernardino (mountain activities) - one hour northeast of LA
Idyllwild [About 100 miles east of LA] Mountain activities, hiking, art galleries, music and cultural events, nature and wildlife.
(coastal area north of L.A.)
Oxnard (Strawberry Festival) - Near Ventura
Pismo Beach (Near Santa Barbara)
San Luis Obispo - Hearst Castle, ocean, camping, hiking. Halfway between LA and San Francisco, near Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara - about 100 miles north, a two hour drive from LA
Santa Maria - (near Santa Barbara)
Santa Ynez Valley (Santa Barbara area)
Ventura (beach activities) - halfway between LA and Santa Barbara
Big Pine [240 miles north of LA on US 395] Bristlecone Pine Forest (Methuselah tree), Palisade Glacier.
Bishop [270 miles north of LA on US 395] (mountain activities)
Bridgeport [360 miles north of LA on US 395] (mountain activities). Surrounded by vast National Forest lands, this section of Mono County is an unspoiled recreational playground with pristine lakes, rivers, streams and hot springs. Naturally, there's great fishing, hunting, hiking, cross country skiing, snowmobile trails and horseback adventures. But, that's just the beginning. Find out more in the Bridgeport Recreation Guide.
Death Valley [300 miles north-east of LA] (desert activities) Activities abound in the Death Valley territory and range from indulging in the amenities offered by the resorts, campgrounds and RV parks to getting out to explore nature's wonders. Through the resorts you can swim, golf, soak in a hot mineral bath, have a massage, play tennis, enjoy fine dining, shop in a variety of stores, and go horseback riding. Hiking, birding, four wheel driving, photography, children's activities and star gazing are popular pastimes for those who like to get out and explore their surroundings. Excellent stargazing locations are guaranteed throughout our area.
June Lake [320 miles north of LA on US 395] (mountain activities). Bodie Ghost Town, Devil's Postpile, Mono Lake, camping, hiking, fishing, snow activities.
Kernville [180 miles north of LA] Chamber of Commerce website includes tourist info related to this little town near Lake Isabella and the Kern River.
Lee Vining [330 miles north of LA on US 395]
Lone Pine [210 miles north of LA on US 395] Mount Whitney, Gateway to Death Valley, Alabama Hills, mountain scenery, hiking, fishing, summer activities. Mount Whitney is the second highest point in the United States, and it is possible to make it to the peak on one day hike (14-16 hours). Permit is required.
Mammoth Lakes (mountain activities)
Ridgecrest - [220 miles on US 395] Desert and mountain activities. Near Death Valley.
Big Sur [Central Coast, near San Francisco] (mountain activities) Hiking trails, local events, detailed maps.
Gilroy - [Northern California]
Humboldt (California's Redwood Coast) [near San Francisco]
San Francisco [350 miles north]
Vallejo - (San Francisco area)
Yosemite (mountain activities) - five hours drive north of LA
California State - California's official travel and tourism website.
Baja California (Mexico) - Ensenada, Mexicali, Rosarito, San Felipe, Tecate, Tijuana
Lake Tahoe (casinos, mountain activities) - Northern CA/Nevada, near Reno.
Las Vegas (casinos, entertainment, tourist attractions) - Approximately 4-5 hours drive from LA, or a one hour flight from LAX or Burbank airport.
Rosarito - Rosarito, Mexico - Approximately five hours drive from LA.
Tijuana, Mexico - (near San Diego)