Republic of Pie on Magnolia Boulevard in North Hollywood offers an excellent coffee house vibe for brunch, sandwiches, pastries, pies and live music.
Zuma Beach in Malibu, with excellent surf and wide, sandy beaches, is a great way to escape the heat.
When the weather gets hot, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks provide relief from the heat with mountain streams, fresh air and giant trees.
Desserts shine alongside the excellent homestyle BBQ at Black Bottom Southern Cafe.
Escape from hot summer days in Burbank with a cool retreat to the gorgeous Yosemite National Park, half a day's drive north.
One of the best indoor cycling studios in Los Angeles is located just a few minutes drive west of Burbank in Studio City.
A pioneer of the California health food movement, Follow Your Heart market and restaurant, makes for a delicious and healthy breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.
The food and patio at Perch in Downtown L.A. are a Get Out of Town! favorite.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter adds to the charm of Burbank's neighboring theme park, Universal Studios Hollywood.
Weekend brunch, wildlife and lots of flowers, plants and walkable paths are great reasons to visit Descanso Gardens any time of year.
A trip to Santa Ynez Wine Country makes a great overnight getaway, for some fresh country air and relaxation.
The ongoing visual and art installation transforms a huge utilitarian space into an immersive art experience.