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Must Do highlights day trips, fun activities, and entertainment and recreation options every tourist and local of Southern California should check out. SoCal’s hidden gems, local secrets, unique finds and off-the beaten path venues will also be uncovered and explored.

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Southern California Beach Camping

Southern California Beach Camping Summer is the best time to round up family and friends, pull out the camping gear and head for the beach for the weekend. Here are a few of our favorite beach camp sites you may want to visit.   Carpinteria Beach Campground, Carpenteria Carpenteria State Beach is a wonderful place to set up camp just steps from the ocean. Tent camping and RV sites available. 205 Palm Ave. Carpinteria, CA 93013 ph: 805-968-1033 https://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/carpinteria-sb/r/facilityDetails.do?contractCode=CA&parkId=120015   Ventura Beach RV Resort, Ventura Enjoy year round amenities at the Ventura Beach RV Resort! Rent a bike, beach cruiser or surrey, soak in the resort Jacuzzi or take a walk down to the beach to watch the sunset. Live music, karaoke, shuttle rides and activities for the kids are available all summer long. 800 West Main Street Ventura, CA 93001 ph: 805-643-9137 https://www.venturabeachrvpark.com     Campland On The Bay, San Diego Give your family the ultimate camping experience! From live bands, pools and Jacuzzis to surf and ski rentals, this campground has something for everyone. Check the website for upcoming events to enjoy during your stay. RV and tent camping available. 2211 Pacific Beach Dr. San Diego, CA 92109 ph: (800)…

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Where to Stargaze in SoCal

Southern California is an ideal place to stargaze, but is more compelling in less populated areas, national parks or in cities that take initiative to minimize their use of outside light. Below are the five best places in SoCal to catch a glimpse of the Milky Way, constellations and a meteor shower or two.   Along route 154 and north of the Santa Ynez Mountains lies Cachuma Lake. It is known as a premier fishing destination due to its hidden location, but that also makes it ideal for stargazing. The Milky Way is definitely visible on clear nights, and made even better with the use of a  telescope. You can rent a cabin, bring tents or an RV or just stay for a few hours. For more details on the park: www.countyofsb.org/parks/cachuma.sbc.   For more of an adventure, stargaze in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Located in Borrego Springs, the park is designed for stargazers. Public lights and airports have adapted to give campers the ultimate sky experience, making it the first International Dark Sky Community in California. It will probably be hot, so be prepared. For more information: www.visitcalifornia.com/attraction/stargazing-anza-borrego-desert-state-park.   Stargaze at an unsuspecting location 45 minutes from Downtown Los Angeles known as Templin Highway. Being…

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