10 Day Trips From Beverly Hills, CA

10 Day Trips From Beverly Hills, CA

  • Taylor Berry
  • 04/3/24

Beverly Hills, the epitome of Californian glamour, is more than just a city of luxury homes and red-carpet events. It's a gateway to a region with diverse landscapes, cultural gems, and hidden adventures. Embark on a journey beyond Beverly Hills and discover a world of stunning coastlines, serene nature sanctuaries, and charming historic towns. Let's explore the best day trips from Beverly Hills, each offering a unique escape into the heart of Southern California's allure.

1. Santa Barbara: A coastal enclave with Spanish charm

Just over an hour's drive from Beverly Hills, Santa Barbara, nestled along the picturesque California coastline, beckons with its captivating blend of Spanish colonial architecture, pristine beaches, and a vibrant cultural scene. Stroll along the palm-fringed shores of Santa Barbara Beach, where the gentle waves of the Pacific Ocean invite relaxation and rejuvenation. Absorb the energy of the city's bustling waterfront at Stearns Wharf, where lively restaurants, shops, and street performers create an atmosphere of endless entertainment.

While in Santa Barbara, you can delve into the town’s rich history by exploring the Santa Barbara Mission, a masterpiece of Spanish colonial architecture dating back to 1786. Admire the intricate details of the mission's adobe walls, the serene beauty of its gardens, and the captivating frescoes that adorn its interior. For a touch of nature's tranquility, immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, home to over 5,000 species of plants worldwide. Wander through its diverse gardens, each offering a unique sensory experience.

2. Malibu: A coastal paradise with a bohemian spirit

Malibu, just a short drive from Beverly Hills, exudes an irresistible charm, a captivating blend of rugged coastline, pristine beaches, and a bohemian spirit. Wind your way along the legendary Pacific Coast Highway as it carves through canyons and past celebrity homes. Stop at secluded coves like El Matador State Beach, where towering rock formations frame the shoreline, and the surfer’s haven, Zuma Beach.

Indulge in the freshest seafood at Malibu Pier, a landmark that juts into the Pacific Ocean. Savor the flavors of the sea while enjoying panoramic views of the coastline and the lively atmosphere of the pier. For a touch of art and culture, visit the Getty Villa in nearby Palisades. Modeled after an ancient Roman country house, the villa showcases an impressive collection of classical antiquities. Explore its vast collection of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan art, and immerse yourself in the beauty of its gardens, offering breathtaking views of the Pacific.
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3. Ojai: A serene escape to a tranquil valley

Seeking a sanctuary of serenity away from the bustling city life of Beverly Hills? Ojai, nestled amidst the verdant beauty of the Ojai Valley, offers a haven of tranquility and rejuvenation. Stroll through the charming downtown area lined with art galleries, boutiques, and inviting cafes, where a sense of community and artistic spirit permeates the air.

Be sure to visit Meditation Mount, a place of spiritual significance and breathtaking views, where you can find peace and tranquility amidst the serene surroundings. You can also embark on a rejuvenating hike through the scenic trails of the Ojai Valley Inn, where lush greenery and cascading waterfalls create a sense of harmony with nature.

4. Solvang: A Danish community in the heart of California

Step back in time as you wander through the charming streets of Solvang, a Danish village in the rolling hills of Santa Ynez Valley. Imagine yourself strolling through the streets of Copenhagen as you savor authentic Danish pastries at Solvang Bakery, browse through unique shops filled with Danish treasures, and marvel at the architectural beauty of Bethania Lutheran Church, a replica of Copenhagen's Round Tower. You can plan your trip around the annual Danish Folk Festival, a vibrant celebration of music, dance, and cultural heritage.

5. Newport Beach: Coastal luxury and adventure

Newport Beach, renowned for its stunning beaches and luxurious lifestyle, offers a day trip filled with coastal charm and endless activities. Rent a boat and explore the pristine waters of Newport Harbor, where sailboats glide effortlessly amidst the picturesque backdrop of the city skyline. Bask in the sun at one of the many sandy beaches, like Crystal Cove State Park, where the tranquil waters and soft sands invite relaxation. For a touch of luxury, indulge in a shopping spree at Fashion Island, a haven for high-end brands and designer boutiques.

6. Laguna Beach: Coastal artistry and seaside bliss

Indulge in the artistic charm of Laguna Beach, a coastal enclave known for its art scene, pristine beaches, and upscale boutiques. Walk the scenic Pacific Coast Highway, explore Laguna Canyon, or unwind on the sandy shores. Trusted local agent Rochelle Maize recognizes Laguna Beach as a coastal escape that blends artistic expression with seaside bliss.

7. Santa Catalina Island: Seaside serenity

For an island escape that feels worlds away from the mainland, Santa Catalina Island beckons with its quaint charm and crystal-clear waters. Take a private yacht or a scenic ferry ride to the island, where activities range from exploring the quaint town of Avalon to indulging in water sports or enjoying a relaxing spa day. This sanctuary is just a boat ride away from the bustling streets of Beverly Hills.

8. Temecula Wine Country: A toast to elegance

Discover the charm of Temecula Wine Country, where rolling hills are adorned with vineyards and boutique wineries await your palate. Savor exquisite wines, dine in upscale vineyard restaurants, and revel in the serene ambiance of this Southern Californian wine region.

9. Beverly Hills Hotel spa day: A pampering staycation

For a day of pampering and relaxation without leaving the city, indulge in a spa day at The Beverly Hills Hotel. At this legendary establishment, the lush gardens, exquisite treatments, and attentive service create an oasis of luxury right in Beverly Hills.

10. Somis: A rustic ranchland retreat

Somis, located an hour from Beverly Hills, offers a serene and luxurious retreat amidst the scenic landscapes of Southern California. Situated just a short 15–20-minute drive between the charming towns of Camarillo and Moorpark, visitors and locals alike enjoy outlet malls, scenic hiking trails, and country club golf courses. The town of Somis itself is ripe with neighboring farms and nurseries that provide fresh local fruits, flowers, and nuts, adding to the area's idyllic rural charm. Make the joy and tranquility of the day trip permanent by buying a second home or relocating out of the city to Rochelle’s newest property The Green Acre Ranch, co-listed with Myra Nourmand. This stunning, 20-acre orchard features 1500+ fruit trees including avocado, lemon and more, stables for mini horses and a 5,300 square foot, Mediterranean-style house with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Whether you dream of hosting retreats, cultivating a thriving farm empire, or simply reveling in the splendors of outdoor living, at The Green Acre Ranch, the possibilities are as vast as the horizon itself. Say sayonara to the glamour of Beverly Hills, and contact Rochelle for more information.

Elevate your Beverly Hills experience with Rochelle Maize

As you embark on these curated day trips from Beverly Hills, remember that the allure of Southern California extends beyond the city limits. Rochelle Maize, your trusted real estate advisor in Beverly Hills, will guide you through the exquisite properties within this glamorous enclave and invite you to explore the surrounding landscapes that define the Southern Californian lifestyle. 

Whether it's a coastal retreat, a vineyard adventure, or an artistic escape, Rochelle Maize's expertise ensures that your day trips seamlessly align with the sophistication and luxury that Beverly Hills represents. Elevate your lifestyle, explore beyond the hills, and work with Rochelle Maize to learn firsthand the glamor of Beverly Hills and the hidden gems just a short drive away.


Rochelle Atlas Maize is Beverly Hill’s Leading Luxury Realtor and has helped hundreds of buyers & sellers in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, resulting in over $3.5 Billion in closed transactions.

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