Are you still on the hunt for the best weekend getaway place for you and your friends? Los Angeles is a beautiful location to live or visit, but there are times when you just need to have a serious breather. The city’s numerous motorways can transport you to a wide range of getaway places, many of which can be reached in a matter of hours.

Allow these best weekend trip ideas from Los Angeles to inspire you and be your guide to a beautiful world in Southern California! 

5.) Palm Springs 

Palm Springs is home to the world’s largest collection of intact mid-century modern residential and commercial structures. The new Les Cactus hotel (starting at $286 per night) appears like it was inspired by the Beverly Hills Hotel’s road trip and is an Instagrammer’s dream! There’s rattan furniture, hammocks, and plenty of cacti in this classic desert décor (plus it’s pet-friendly!) 

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4.) Joshua Tree

The ever famous Joshua Tree is a well-known place for star gazing and reconnecting with nature. By driving, it’s about an hour and a half from Palm Springs and a little under three hours from Los Angeles. Make a night of it at The Castle House Estate (from $336 per night), where you may stay in one of their stunning yurts, DIY camping sites, or a little house in their shipping container home.

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3.) Los Alamos 

Driving down the oak tree-lined driveway at Skyview Los Alamos (from $188 per night), where rooms are outfitted with just the perfect amount of retro Western kitsch, the stress of city life fades away. The expansive grounds are ideal for socially distanced walking and are close to all of the nearby towns for your convenience. 

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2.) New Cuyama 

Cuyama Buckhorn (from $209 per night) was built in 1952 as a roadside motel and has been transformed into an idyllic, down-home retreat surrounded by mountain ranges and fruit orchards. 

It’s located northeast of Santa Barbara and features a professional bocce ball court, pool tables, fire pits, and an outdoor pool and jacuzzi, among other things. It is certainly a perfect place to unwind and disconnect from stress. 

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1.) Ojai 

Ojai is a charming little bohemian hideaway that’s no longer a secret, but it’s still worth a visit for the climb up to Mediation Mount and the cute pixie citrus groves. The Caravan Outpost (from $459 a night), the town’s namesake luxurious bohemian park, is a sprawling 70’s revival compound lined with tropical vegetation and their unique Airstream Caravan that set the tone for zen-like serenity.

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