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L.A. the southland and the sprawl. This is usually a place that you want to escape from. Total Escape wouldn't actually consider this overpopulated smog haven an escape by any means, but plenty people choose to vacation here (or at least visit on business). If you find yourself trapped in the LA basin, for whatever reason & need to get away - locally, then this web site can help you find alternate places to stay, outdoor recreation, hiking maps, remote beaches, rural back roads, parks & forest nearby. Hint: the nearest big river camping or scenic alpine lake is 4 hours North on I-5 (in the Sierra Nevada Mountains)

If you are an Angelino needing a quick local escape, the rest of the site should serve that purpose very well. Explore past the freeways, beyond the LA county line. Back to real wilderness and true nature.

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Los Padres NF: South
Los Padres NF: South
elevation: 330' population: 9,937,739 zip code: 90101


Large city in basin surrounded by mountains & ocean, tons of mega urban sprawl

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Los Angeles County
North of San Diego
I-5 & a dozen other freeways converge here




  • backpacking
  • back roads
  • beaches
  • biking & rentals
  • camping
  • art galleries & museums
  • Griffith Park + Obervatory
  • hiking
  • horseback riding
  • kayaking & rentals
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Angeles National Forest
  • Malibu Creek State Park
  • Leo Carillo State Park
  • Los Padres National Forest
  • Santa Monica Mountains NRA
  • Descanso Gardens
  • Griffith Park & Observatory
  • Griffith Observatory
  • Los Angeles Zoo
  • La Brea Tar Pits & Museum
  • The Getty Art Museum
  • Natural History Museum
  • los angeles campgrounds

    Bolsa Chica Campground
    Point Mugu Campground
    Leo Carillo Beach Camping
    Malibu Creek State Park
    Crystal Cove State Park
    Doheny State Beach Camping
    Los Angeles RV Resort

    tent camping

    Huge metropolis of hundreds of cities melded together with an extensive, yet horrific, freeway system. If passing through, best to plan for night time travel for less traffic jams. Some days, it can literally take 4+ hours to drive from the Orange County border to far north reaches of Magic Mountain.

    nearby towns:
    Hermosa Beach
    Manhattan Beach
    Long Beach
    Santa Monica
    Bel Air
    West Hollywood
    Marina del Rey
    Avalon [Catalina Is.]
    Port Hueneme
    Venice Beach
    Playa del Rey
    San Pedro
    local links:

    Los Angeles Visitors Guide

    Los Angeles Cruises
    See Los Angeles by Air
    Los Angeles Sightseeing Tours
    SunCafe Organic
    Slow Food Los Angeles
    LA Almanac
    Local LA Farmers Markets
    LA Press Organic Juice
    LA Eco Village
    Om Nom Organics
    Cafe Gratitude
    Stamp Proper Foods
    Sprouts Market
    Los Angeles Dive Map
    San Gabriel Mountains Trailbuilders
    Go Green Expo
    Conscious Life Expo

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