Living in LA is a dream come true for you. The palm trees, warm weather, and being walking distance from the Pacific Ocean — I mean, what more could you ask for? You thank your lucky stars every day for landing you an apartment in Huntington Beach, a bunch of best friends who are always down for a bonfire, and memories of dancing in the California deserts. But, living your dreams has come with some struggles, like traffic, bustling sidewalks, and crowds at all the popular sights and super cool landmarks. Can I suggest some day trips to take near LA this summer, for when you want to switch things up? They'll be cool, trendy, and most importantly, Instagram-worthy.
Originally, you may have moved to this city for the creative opportunities or because you wanted to experience the West Coast. LA didn't disappoint, and you've spent almost every weekend taking pictures with the colorful walls on Melrose Avenue and trying smoothie places in your neighborhood. You may have gone to constellation shows at the Griffith Observatory and hiked to the Hollywood sign, too.
You've also come to the conclusion that you can never be bored in this city. I don't think you're wrong. I understand, though, if you want to ditch the city life for waves and natural wonders elsewhere. That's why I'm highly suggesting you take a day trip and check out these five destinations this summer. (Sunscreen, sneakers, and some glittery Polaroid frames are required.)