Santa Catalina Island, CA
Distance from LA: 48 miles; 45-minute drive, 1-hour ferry ride
Why it made our list: Because everybody needs more ferry rides in their life.
Three things to do while you’re there:
1. Check out the Inn on Mt. Ada. It’s the former home of the Wrigley family, which has since been turned into a quaint B&B with some of the friendliest staff you’ll ever encounter. They’ll give you access to their wine, beer, sodas, Champagne, root beer floats, fruit, hard liquor, golf carts... the list goes on and on.
2. Zip line at the Catalina Island Zip Line Eco Tour. You end up traveling almost a mile over five lines about 300ft above the canyon floor, stopping at different eco-stations along your journey.
3. Literally, any/all of these things.