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Weekend Getaways in Driving Distance of Mission Viejo

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With summer here and travel restrictions lifting, people are making the trips they have put off for two years as a family. It’s great to see people being social again and having road adventures. 


But then, not everyone can get away right now. The pandemic was brutal on small businesses, and for some people, this is just not the right time for a week’s vacation across the country. They need to stay close enough to home that they can head back in a hurry. We’re in a climate where a business can go under that fast, and people have had to adjust their holiday plans accordingly.


If you and your partner are looking to get away for just a few days, there are some great options to consider. Here are a few weekend getaways near Viejo, California, that are within driving distance and make for an excellent road trip adventure.


Big Bear: Perfect in the wintertime for a quick ski trip. Just don’t forget chains if you don’t have an all-wheel drive. In the summer, there are fishing, wakeboarding, or water skiing lessons. Big Bear’s six marinas offer every kind of water toy rental you can imagine, from kayaks and canoes to pedal boats and paddleboards to jet-skis!

Palm Springs: a luxurious desert escape, perfect for long pool days and campfires in the evening. There’s horseback riding, hiking, walking, biking, golfing, and an Aerial Tramway to view all of it.

San Diego: There’s too much to do in San Diego to make a list, but the list begins with whale watching, beaches and lakes for summer fun, golfing, and parks, not to mention a great local culture of taking things easy.

Los Angeles: There’s a month of things to explore and do in L.A., so pick a couple and focus on them! Head into the city of L.A. and discover trendy new spots and get some shopping done. Theme parks, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, or take in a classic movie experience at the New Beverly.

Malibu: Anywhere on the Pacific Coast Highway is a beautiful driving destination with unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences to be had. But the Malibu Shore remains an iconically beautiful scenic drive and a perfect surf spot.


Don’t forget to stop by Larry’s Independent Service before you leave for your weekend gateway! We will help you prepare for your adventure with a thorough examination of your vehicle. You can click on this embedded link to schedule an appointment. We’re located at 25721 Taladro Circle Unit A, Mission Viejo, CA 92691, and we’re open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM.


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