Los Angeles may be one of the world's most stimulating cities, but don't let it monopolize you to the point of ignoring its diverse, scenic side trips -- from sun-filled South Coast beach towns (Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach) to the island oasis of Catalina to the smog-free mountain communities of Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead.

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