Slow Steam Ahead: There’s a happy place to relax during winter’s big chill. Soak yourself silly in the mineralized waters of Sycamore Springs, just 10 minutes from downtown San Luis Obispo (SLO)—named The Happiest Place in America.
Hot Spot: The trail to Deep Creek Hot Springs in San Bernardino National Forest runs hot and cold—or, more literally, cold then hot. There are two ways to reach this year-round mineral water retreat…
Great Ascot! Sometimes the skyline’s the limit, and that’s a good thing if you’re visiting Ascot Hills Park, an 83-acre urban respite that offers a winter sunset to remember. A loop hike passes over the park’s highest hill—an excellent spot for seeing the sun sink behind LA’s downtown skyline, creating a fiery silhouette.
Moonshiners: A 7:30 p.m. start time and possibly even a group howl are part of the action on a full-moon hike with TreePeople. Dedicated to urban forestation and conservation in LA, this non-profit organization brings people and trees together on a night journey through Coldwater Canyon. The next full-moon hike is this Saturday, January 26.