Attracting everyone from Humphrey Bogart and Shirley Temple in the '40s to Jim Morrison and Neil Young in the '60s, this Bohemian enclave in the mountains above Malibu has long served as a spiritual nature retreat for those looking to escape the glitz and glamour of nearby Los Angeles. While the famous clothing-optional swingers resort Sandstone Retreat is long gone, these days you can take a deep toke of the THC-infused air while perusing Buddhist prayer flags at the Bhutan Shop or joining in the drum circle at the annual Reggae on the Mountain fest. There are no hotels, gas stations, or chain stores, but there's also no shortage of good vibes.
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