5 Group Day Trips from Los Angeles

Though Los Angeles has most everything you could find, when you and some friends need a trip away from the city, there are plenty of destinations you can reach within a day. Consider planning going to these places for your next day trips from Los Angeles!

day trip from Los Angeles: temecula california


You don’t have to go to Napa to find excellent wine tasting. Temecula is a great option to “get your wine on” without making a long drive. If you’re up to it, check out the hot air balloons in the city as well!

Catalina Island

Catalina Island

Head to Long Beach and take the ferry to this well-known island where you can lounge on the beach, scuba dive, zip line, golf, or enjoy numerous other activities.

day trip from Los Angeles: Big Bear Lake, California, USA

Big Bear

Think just because you live in LA you have no access to skiing and snowboarding? Think again. Big Bear is less than three hours away and provides you ski/snowboard opportunities in the winter, and keeps the party going in the summer with areas to fish, hike, camp, and more.

day trip from Los Angeles: Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

This National Park is a popular destination and one look at even a simple picture will tell you why. Joshua Tree’s jaw-dropping views and scenery is a must-see for anyone that enjoys nature and outdoor beauty.

day trip from Los Angeles: temecula california

Palm Springs

You may find yourself wanting to stay the weekend, but being only a couple hours away, Palm Springs is an easy day trip destination for Angelenos. Enjoy some of the upscale restaurants or partake in resort-living poolside, in the sun, and away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles.

These are only a few of our favorite day trips from Los Angeles —but we’d love to hear your suggestions or favorites as well! Where would you like us to take on your next group trip?