Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Escape the City for Some Outdoor Fun in California

As fun and entertaining as a city like Los Angeles can be, after a while everyone needs a break. The city life can be stressful, not to mention claustrophobic. Sometimes you just need to unwind, breathe some clean air, and get closer to nature. Fortunately, just outside of the city, beyond the San Gabriel Mountains is Palmdale.

Situated in the Mojave Desert, Palmdale is a beauty to behold, especially in the spring time when the desert is in full bloom. During this time it's always a great idea to head out to see all the natural beauty Palmdale has to offer.

If you like to go camping and hiking, then Palmdale is the place for you. With many different campgrounds to choose from, your options are wide open. Of course, one of the biggest camping destinations in the area is the Angeles National Forest, where you can stare in amazement at the natural wonders just a few hours away from the urban jungle of Los Angeles. Come see the view and hike up the vast mountains and valleys, and explore the massive trees, streams and waterfalls that hide among them.

If you don't want to go camping, but still want to view the beauty, there is a great selection of Palmdale hotels in the area to choose from, perfect for those that don't have camping equipment, but still want to participate in the outdoor fun!

There are those who are physically unable to go hiking or camping, and that's okay too, because Palmdale has Highway 18, which offers a scenic drive through the mountains. Anyone who wants to take part in viewing the wonders of nature, but is physically limited, can still see it all on a nice long drive. Even if you plan to hike in the forest, you can still enjoy a great highway to drive up and down for the day. The 18 is perfect for that; many love to go up and down it on the motorcycle or car with the windows down to feel that air shooting past you as you drive through a beautiful landscape.

If all of that sounds fun, but you just want to relax, then there are of course other options to choose from. In Palmdale, there is fishing in Seal Beach where you can just kick back, cast a line, and wait for that bite.

In the end, there are plenty of things to do in Palmdale to help you escape from the city and let you clear your mind. So take a trip out and give yourself a small vacation that you so dearly deserve.


  1. Well interesting read in which you describe about the great city California which is one of the very beautiful city in the world. your blog is a very helpful for those who love to travel. These cities have great culture and art. Thanks for such useful post.

    Thanks & Regards
    Dr Jays Coupon Codes

  2. this is so much more than i needed!!! but will all come in use thanks!!
    Landscape Design Virginia