Family Activities:

San Jacinto Mountains


This mountain range, a two-hour drive east of Los Angeles, is most known for its charming village, Idyllwild. With landscape ranging from alpine meadows to manzanita groves, the outdoors in Idyllwild and surrounding areas are visited all four seasons, but they’re popular in winter with those who enjoy snow but don’t need to ski on it (there’s no ski resort on this mountain). Riders of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway can explore the area around San Jacinto Peak.