Well, L.A. - the southland and sprawl; this is usually a place that you want to escape from. Total Escape wouldn't actually consider this overpopulated smog haven an escape by any means, but plenty people choose to vacation here (or at least visit on business). If you find yourself trapped in the LA basin, for whatever reason & need to get away - locally, then this web site can help you find alternate places to stay, outdoor recreation, hiking maps, remote beaches, rural back roads, parks & forest nearby. Hint: the nearest big river camping or scenic alpine lake is 4 hours North on I-5 (in the Sierra Nevada Mountains)
If you are a Angelino needing a quick local escape, the rest of the site should serve that purpose very well. Explore past the freeways, beyond the LA county line & back to nature.
description: Huge metropolis of hundreds of cities melded together with an extensive, yet horrific, freeway system. If passing through, best to plan for night time travel for less traffic jams. Some days, it can literally take 4+ hours to drive from the Orange County border to far north reaches of Magic Mountain.