What do most people think of when they picture California? Places like the Walk of Fame, Santa Monica Pier, and the beaches of San Diego often come to mine. These Southern California spots should be on your bucket list if they aren’t already, but you should add many of the local gems to your list as well. Adventures like biking the Santa Ana River Trail, savoring cotton candy creation in Orange County, and exploring the California desert are just a few great SoCal ideas. Southern California has a life’s worth of adventures you can have, and you can view some of my favorites in this category.