With unbeatable outdoor recreation, miles of beautiful coastline, and world-famous attractions, it’s easy to see why Southern California is a top vacation destination. To make the most of your next trip, we’ve prepared some essential tips for traveling SoCal like a local.
Rent a Car
Because Southern California is very spread out, it’s not really possible to rely solely on public transportation or taxis. You’ll definitely need to rent a car to fully explore everything that SoCal has to offer.
If you don’t want to brave Southern California’s traffic on your own, you can probably get away with using Uber, Lyft, or public transit, but only in a dense area of the city. For instance, if you’re vacationing to Downtown Los Angeles or San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, then ride sharing and taxis are all you’ll need.