Whether from the inside of a car or from the peak of Ryan Mountain, there's something for everyone, even foodies, in the boulder piles, spiky plants and border towns of Joshua Tree National Park.
Get Out of Town! takes us hiking in the Hollywood Hills, just a short drive from Burbank, beginning at the Charlie Turner Trailhead in the Griffith Observatory parking lot.
El Niño got you down? Cold, wet and hungry and NOT in Burbank? Try our favorite Daikokuya Ramen in Downtown L.A. to warm up from the inside.
Excellent seafood at Brophy Bros. in Santa Barbara is always worth the drive. Fresh vegetables year-round and seasonal fun such as the current pumpkin patch are a big draw for Underwood Family Farms near Moorpark.
Travel just across Burbank's western border for the annual Lit Crawl L.A. - a free event of literature, performance and creativity in the NoHo Arts District.
Just a few minutes across the L.A. River from Burbank, the Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens in Griffith Park provides a beautiful place for extended walks and an up-close view of amazing animals from throughout the world.
Ojai is a perfect day trip from Burbank: lunch at Suzanne's Cuisine, local galleries, artisan shops and a large park with easy trails make for a great way to Get Out of Town.