by H Milan Winkelhock - 4 years, 11 months ago
Home to Hollywood, Disneyland and other artificial tourist sights. SoCal has a bad rep and justifiably so of bad traffic, air, and overhyped attractions. If you are like me, it is best to avoid the cities and head for the wilderness. Southern California actually offers quite a bit of deserted landscapes packed with recreational opportunities if Rodeo Drive is not something that interests you. From Joshua Tree National Park to Death Valley, The Pacific Coast Highway and remote beaches there is something to do for everyone. I try not to come here too often just because I tend to avoid crowded places and I have plenty of outdoorsy stuff back home, but the greater LA area is one of the most visited in the world so whatever you do and whenever you go, you will never be bored.