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Jun 29, 2022

17 Top Los Angeles Beaches

Los Angeles is world-renowned for its beaches, which allow you to trade the hectic atmosphere of the city for the sun, sand and surf. Whether you're looking for a busy beach with a lot of shops, restaurants and amenities or a secluded strand where you can bask in the beauty of nature, there are plenty of options in the Los Angeles area. Here are the top Los Angeles beaches to consider for your next trip to the City of Angels.

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Jun 22, 2022

PCH is the #1 U.S Road Trip Best Suited for Electric Vehicles

Of the 13 routes analyzed, California’s Pacific Coast Highway is ranked first overall (6.48), with Natchez Trace Parkway (5.91), Appalachian Trail (5.42), Atlantic Coast (5.38) and Oregon Trail (5.32) completing the top five road trip routes.

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Jun 08, 2022

Perfect Day in San Francisco

A perfect day in San Francisco would include Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, Haight-Ashbury, and the California Academy of Sciences.

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Jun 03, 2022

'It's a bummer': Road, parking closures to impact Ventura beachgoers

Beachgoers hoping to visit the Ventura-area coastline could face some roadblocks this summer.

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Jun 03, 2022

Careful Where You Leave Your Car In Malibu This Summer

Careful where you leave your car in Malibu this summer: Your parking ticket may have just been upgraded to a tow.

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Jun 03, 2022

Popular beach spots might be harder to reach due to construction

Construction on southbound Highway 101 near Mussel Shoals has closed the southbound offramp at Seacliff most days until summer 2023. Southbound motorists wanting to visit Mondos Beach and other popular spots along Pacific Coast Highway may have to detour to Ventura.

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Jun 02, 2022

Point Reyes National Seashore

The Point Reyes National Seashore is an hour’s drive northwest of San Francisco on the Pacific Coast Highway and is maintained by the National Park Service.

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Jun 01, 2022

The Oregon (Coast) Trail: Navigating the dream itinerary for the world’s finest roadtrip

It’s summer 2019. The weather is perfect. The window is down and I am cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway. It’s my first time on this section of the highway, taking me from the south of the US state of Oregon, up to the capital in Portland. It’s by no means the only way to traverse the state, but it’s certainly the most beautiful.

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May 28, 2022

Summer road trip? Our gas calculator can help you see your costs.

After years of pandemic isolation, people are planning summer travel near pre-pandemic levels. But their wallets won’t take them nearly as far. Nationally, gas prices are up more than 60 percent compared to Memorial Day weekend in 2019, a Washington Post analysis of AAA data found.

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May 28, 2022

Follow The Pacific Coast Highway Along This Scenic Drive Through Southern California

The Pacific Coast Highway, also known as the 1, or “PCH” to locals, is a famous route for a reason! The stunning vistas you can see right from the road are worth the occasional traffic jam you might encounter. You’ll have good luck on a weekend day, so take one of your days off and drive along the coast to fully appreciate Southern California’s shoreline.

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May 28, 2022

A road trip from LA to Santa Fe: cactus-filled plains and the dazzling lights of Las Vegas

Francisca Kellett and family pack up a rented RV for an adventure that takes them through some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes

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May 27, 2022

Laguna Niguel Beach Trolley Starts Thursday May 26 2022

Laguna Niguel Trolley Starts Thursday May 26 2022.The Laguna Niguel Trolley runs on weekends from Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend.

Explore Laguna Niguel from the hills to the sea with free unlimited rides.

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May 27, 2022

What Makes Coronado The Most Gorgeous Beach In San Diego?

Coronado Beach is a top tourist attraction in San Diego - and not just because it is the most gorgeous beach. It is a perfect vacation destination for everyone - thanks to the miles-long shoreline, a peaceful environment, and numerous outdoor activities one can choose from.

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May 12, 2022

Best Things to Do in Ventura

The best things to do in Ventura include beaches and museums, seeing the mission, going to Ventura Pier, and a boat trip to the Channel Islands National Park.

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May 04, 2022

A BOOKISH COASTAL U.S. ROAD TRIP: PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY

Welcome back to the bookish road trip series. This is going to be an exciting one, folks. We’re going to explore one of the most gorgeous coastlines in the country, and this coastline is hiding some amazing literary gems just waiting for you to discover them. We’re going to travel down the Pacific Coast Highway.

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Apr 26, 2022

"Princess Bride" actor Cary Elwes recovering after being bitten by rattlesnake in Malibu

Actor Cary Elwes says he is recovering Monday after being bitten by a rattlesnake at his home in Malibu over the weekend.

Elwes, 59, was reportedly doing yard work at his home in Malibu when he was bitten by the rattlesnake. He was airlifted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Saturday, according to TMZ.com.

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Apr 26, 2022

Seal Beach Classic Car Show motors back to Main Street Saturday, April 30

Downtown Seal Beach will become a pedestrian plaza on Saturday, April 30, but the emphasis will remain on cars — it’s the 34th annual Classic Car Show.

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Apr 26, 2022

The 11 Best Beaches in Malibu

There’s a reason so many celebrities chose to live in Malibu. The main one—admittedly, based on no factual knowledge—is for the gorgeous beaches. Whether you’re with the kids, your pup or your crew, there is a stretch of shoreline in Malibu calling your name. There are so many incredible spots along this 21-mile span of the PCH that we couldn’t narrow it down to just one place. That’s why we’ve rounded up the 11 best beaches in Malibu, covering the uber popular spots and the hidden gems.

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Apr 13, 2022

San Luis Obispo Coast Wine

The San Luis Obispo Coast wine region is the most recent wine region in the USA to be declared an American Viticultural Area (AVA).

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Apr 10, 2022

Animal crossing: world’s biggest wildlife bridge comes to California highway

Unprecedented overpass will allow fauna of the Santa Monica mountains to safely cross a dangerous 10-lane stretch

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Apr 10, 2022

Malibu’s Volunteers on Patrol gear up for the summer season

Malibu’s Volunteers on Patrol (VOP) are gearing up for a busy summer season. As an arm of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the VOP program was developed a few decades ago, but its visibility in Malibu has grown in the past decade since the City Council adopted an ordinance to green light the program.

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Apr 06, 2022

Expect PCH Closures In Malibu Wednesday and Thursday

Malibu will see closures on the Pacific Coast Highway Wednesday and Thursday for a California Department of Transportation project.

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Apr 06, 2022

Visiting Laguna Beach On A Budget Is Possible... Here's How

Laguna Beach is notoriously pricey for those visiting California's prime beach destinations, but here's how you can budget for it.

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Apr 06, 2022

The best road trips in California

These five unmissable road trips take you straight to the heart of the Golden State

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Apr 06, 2022

Hunter Biden’s Malibu Home: Private Road, Spectacular Views

Hunter Biden’s reported residence in Malibu, California, is situated on a private road that is closed to the public, and enjoys spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.

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Recent Articles

  1. 17 Top Los Angeles Beaches

    Jun 29, 22 03:33 AM

    Los Angeles is world-renowned for its beaches, which allow you to trade the hectic atmosphere of the city for the sun, sand and surf. Whether you're looking for a busy beach with a lot of shops, resta…

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  2. PCH is the #1 U.S Road Trip Best Suited for Electric Vehicles

    Jun 22, 22 03:16 AM

    Of the 13 routes analyzed, California’s Pacific Coast Highway is ranked first overall (6.48), with Natchez Trace Parkway (5.91), Appalachian Trail (5.42), Atlantic Coast (5.38) and Oregon Trail (5.32…

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  3. Perfect Day in San Francisco

    Jun 08, 22 05:46 AM

    A perfect day in San Francisco would include Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, Haight-Ashbury, and the California Academy of Sciences.

    Read More