MAMMOTH LAKES is one of the many ideal destinations for both skiing and camping for most California residents. It offers world-class ski resorts along with stunning, crystal clear blue lakes surrounded by mountains and aspen trees. It's worth the hefty drive from Los Angeles or San Francisco and the drive from either city offers stunning scenery along the way. From Los Angeles, the easiest route is the 4.5 hour drive along the 395 which situated directly next to the picturesque Eastern Sierras.
LAKE TAHOE has been on my list of destinations to visit for quite some time and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to celebrate my 30th birthday with an amazing group of friends. Thanks to some thorough digging on AirBnb, we discovered the perfect rustic cabin in Carnielian Bay located on the northwest side of the lake. Lake Tahoe is situated approximately 7-8 hours north of Los Angeles via car, the drive along the Eastern Sierras on the 395 is absolutely stunning and full of ample sights to make this drive the perfect road trip.
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK is probably one of my favorite national park destinations to venture to from Los Angeles. It’s a tucked away gem ideal for backpacking, swimming, hiking, and camping within driving distance of approximately 4-5 hours from Los Angeles. Kings Canyon National Park is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, which it shares with Sequoia National Park to the south and Yosemite National Park to the north, and is an ideal escape for any adventurer seeking a scenic refuge away from the bustling city.
MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE is a perfect alternative to Joshua Tree National Park if you want to wander beneath massive Joshua Trees and through stunning rock formations while avoiding the massive crowds. Mojave National Preserve encompasses a shocking 1.6 million acres and is nestled away in the high desert between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. It's a convenient destination to breakup your drive to Las Vegas or if you're doing a further trek west since it's only 3-4 hours away from Los Angeles (if you don't end up driving at rush hour).
From cabins to camping, explore all the weekend destinations from Campfire Adventure Coffee Co. guaranteed to be the perfect adventure for any explorer.
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