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A Brief Guide to Staycationing Car-Free

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“The more I explore my home ground, the more it comes alive, and I have to put to rest the illusion that I am limiting myself by doing so. Everything we need to be happy really is near at hand," Kurt Hoelting wrote in his book "The Circumference of Home." Taking cue from that, L.A.'s daily eco e-mail service Your Daily Thread recently published a nice guide to keeping it local and car free (they include zip lining on relatively car-free Catalina Island). Here at LAist, we couldn't agree more with Hoelting and YDT. The region is rife with opportunities of exploration. From urban hiking on hundreds of local and hidden staircases to traveling to Santa Barbara car-free, the list could go on. What's your favorite car-free vacation?