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Whether you’re an off-roader, a two-legged trekker or even an earthquake tourist, here are five great outdoor destinations in the Coachella Valley — no festival pass needed.
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13 SoCal Open-Air Adventures That Are Off the Beaten Path

Looking for outdoor options beyond your local park or playground? Here’s a guide to going off the beaten path with some of the best open-air attractions SoCal has to offer. 
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61 Self-Guided Tours for Exploring L.A. on Your Own

Los Angeles and its surrounding cities are chock full of secrets to uncover and histories that unfold before your very eyes — if you know where to look. Here are 61 free self-guided tours you can take on your own terms. 
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60 of SoCal’s Best Remote Experiences

Until we can hit the road again, here are some ways to live vicariously and experience some amazing destinations remotely. 
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Five Most Peaceful Solo Excursions in SoCal

When the beaten path is not where you want to be, here are five of the most accessible outdoor adventures you can have on your own
L.A. River Expeditions launches kayaks for its tours along the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area. | Sandi Hemmerlein
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Seven Neighborhood Gems Along the L.A. River

Here are seven of the best — but overlooked — places along the L.A. River to get acquainted with and accustomed to our city’s life-giving waterway.
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Where to Explore L.A.’s Masonic Past (Without Joining the Fraternal Order)

Here are five of the most fascinating Masonic landmarks in Los Angeles where you can get a peek behind the veil — without taking an oath or being sworn to secrecy.
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Five Must-See Historic Attractions Along El Camino Real, California's 'Royal Road'

Here are five of the lesser-known historic sites that are within a stone’s throw of El Camino Real – and just as historic as the missions that it once connected.
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Where to Explore Joshua Tree National Park’s Lesser-Known Wonders

Here are five under-the-radar destinations in Joshua Tree National Park to escape the crowds.
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Five Awesome Detours North of Santa Barbara

From a hike to "castle" ruins or a stop below the highest bridge in California, here are five reasons why you'll want to take a detour between Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley.
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