The tourists think big Arriving in Southern California, they expect to conquer Disneyland and Hollywood, perhaps on the same day, in between the surfing and snowboardingThe locals think small Tracing tight little loops between home and work, they dodge freeways and alien neighborhoods So whether you re a tourist or a local in Southern California, you re probably leaving some fun on the tableThis is our bid to fix that This collection of play days is designed to give you hundreds of options, sprawling across seven counties Nature, culture, show biz, kid stuff, you name it If you re from far away, it could last you decades If you re local, think of this as three years andmonths of weekends By the time you re done, I plan on being ready withUpdated with seven new chapters Joshua Tree and the DesertAround San DiegoAround Santa BarbaraSan Diego s North CountySanta Barbara Wine CountryCoachella ValleyMountain RetreatsTwelve original chapters Downtown Los AngelesInland Orange CountyLos Angeles Park NeighborhoodsSan Fernando ValleyCoastal Orange CountyLong Beach, San Pedro, CatalinaVenice, Santa Monica, MalibuThe South BayWestside Los AngelesWest Hollywood To WilshireAround PasadenaHollywood