One of my favorite places to visit near LA is Santa Barbara. It’s like a much more relaxed and has a much slower paced than LA. A nice little vacay if you just want to drive and save the money as oppose to paying for a flight.
My boyfriend’s dad is a member at the Coral Casino club which is a nice little beach club by the butterfly beach in Santa Barbara. We love to come up here during the summer time where we could do some paddle boarding and canoeing.