Weekend Destination Spots Near Long Beach

Planning to get away this weekend for a night or a weekend?  Why not try these great California get away destinations.


Ojai is located 2 and a half hours from your Long Beach apartment.  Explore small antique shops, marvel at the Spanish architecture, pick fruit or enjoy a pie from the many fruit groves, and taste wine at the local wineries.  If you are going to spend the night there are some great options, from historic inns to resorts and romantic B&Bs, there is plenty to choose from.  Here are a few:

  • Lavender Inn
  • Ojai Retreat
  • Acacia Mansion

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is the perfect weekend vacation spot, located 2 and a half hours from Long Beach, it has wonderful beaches, a long pier and some top-notch inns and wineries.  Nestled below a mountain range, it is always a bit cooler than Long Beach and LA.


Idyllwild is a sleepy little mountain town located 2 and a half hours from Long Beach.  The ride up and down are part of its lure, but the small shops and good restaurants are a bonus.  Rent a cabin or stay at one of the motels on the mountain.