Day: July 20, 2020

Here are 8 summery SoCal day trips to take when you are ready

Head trail guide Cole Wade leads a group of riders near the Los Angeles Horseback Riding ranch in Topanga Canyon in July 2019. <span class="copyright">(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Head trail guide Cole Wade leads a group of riders near the Los Angeles Horseback Riding ranch in Topanga Canyon in July 2019. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

One day, you will be ready to roam again — maybe not far, but in familiar territory. Here are eight places to start, all within a day’s drive of Los Angeles, some with overnight options, a few with beaches and one with that small-town feel.

Qualms? Just because they’re open now doesn’t mean you have to go today. In fact, state officials are still urging Californians to avoid nonessential trips.

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