What are some of the most beautiful scenery places in southern california? Does anyone recommend any?
Since SoCal is a desert, you don’t have a lot of forest like you do in Norcal. Some of the beauty can be desert scenes, beaches, as well as urban settings.
-Sunset at just about any beach in Sucal. My favorites are Capinteria and Huntington Beach, with La Jolla and San Clemente next.
-The view of Los Angeles from above. Good viewing points are Griffith Observatory and Mount Hollywood, Mulholland Drive, and Angeles Crest Highway.
-The desert in bloom: Driving from LA to Vegas or Laughlin, the roads are lined with wildflowers in February and March. And near Palmdale, the poppy fields are in bloom.
-Despite the fact that the San Diego Trolls invade this forum and constantly put LA down, I have to say that the beaches at La Jolla are incredible, as well as Coronado Island. Laguna Beach as well, in the OC.
-Catalina Island. Life just goes a little slower there.
-Big Bear in winter. From the top of Snow Summit, you can see the snow-covered hills of Big Bear, and the deserts of Palm Springs on the other side.
-Descanso Gardens, La Cañada.