While the diverse landscape of Los Angeles is ideal for a weekend staycation, LA residents would be remiss not to take advantage of the city’s prime proximity to some of the country’s best vacation destinations. With the lush wine regions of Santa Barbara and Napa Valley, the relaxing spas of Ojai and Palm Springs, and some of Mexico’s top beaches just a hop, skip, and a jump away, a short getaway is within your grasp. Read on for some of our favorite nearby vacation spots, organized by distance from the city.

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