Palm trees, beaches, celebrity sightings and delicious cuisine — what’s not to love about Los Angeles? Most known as New York’s rival city, LA is just as bustling but more laid back and with more sunshine. But as great as the city is, what makes this SoCal location especially special is the proximity to a number of excellent weekend getaways, all within driving distance.

From outdoor adventures near water to vineyards galore, there’s plenty within reach of Los Angeles if you’re looking for a change of scenery for a quick weekend, or even longer! Here are a few favorite destinations all within 6 hours or less from the city of angels.