Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

News

A Brief Guide to Staycationing Car-Free

car-free-staycation-los-angeles.jpg
Before you read more...
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

“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?