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Airbnb starting room rate: $49
Ojai, which is a small city located in Ventura County, is a short two-hour drive up north along the coast. Whether you take a scenic hike, indulge in a spa day, go horseback riding, visit an art gallery or shop at the numerous boutiques in their village-like downtown area, there’s something for everyone. And for those 21 and over, there are also plenty of award-winning wineries in the area to explore.
Airbnb starting room rate: $41
Santa Barbara isn’t your normal beach town. In addition to numerous outdoor activities, such as hiking, kayaking and surfing, the town is full of historical landmarks, and Spanish Colonial architecture that is sure to take your breath away. The Santa Barbara County Courthouse, for example, is said to be one of the most elegant government buildings in the country, so make sure you pencil this stop into your itinerary. With its bustling culture, Santa Barbara is sure to keep you entertained. Need some help planning your trip? Check out some helpful itineraries here.
Airbnb starting room rate: $150
While the destination might be one of the pricier options on Airbnb, Catalina Island is a place you should strive to check off your bucket list of places to visit. There’s also the option to camp on the island if you’re looking to save money. Treat yourself to an island spa day or take part in the a scenic boat or land tour. For those seeking a unique adventure, the island also offers zip lining, glass bottom boat voyages, a falconry experience and flying fish boat tours.
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Airbnb starting room rate: $65
Are you ready to lounge by the pool? Because at this desert oasis, you’ll be sure to get plenty of R&R. It’s no surprise that Hollywood royalty, such as Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Lucille Ball, have called this place home. With its modern architecture throughout the city, it’s also easy to see why this is a popular destination for Coachella and Stagecoach attendees. And once you’ve gotten enough rest, be sure to take a stroll through the lively downtown area, ride the famous aerial tramway or hike the palm groves of the Indian Canyons.
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Airbnb starting room rate: $30
If the beach or desert isn’t your thing, then Big Bear Lake is your go-to destination. With our recent rainstorms, the mountains have become a stunning winter wonderland. So be sure to visit Big Bear Mountain Resort for a fun day of snowboarding, skiing or tubing before it melts away. And if you’re not too tired from shredding the mountain, be sure to visit the village and take in the charming beauty this lake town has to offer.