18 Photos That Will Make You Pack for Southern California

Jessica Peterson

18 photos of california that will make you pack your bags

SoCal charmed my socks off. See the photos from my brief stay in Cali below then read the 9 Cool Things to Do in SoCal.

The Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, CaliforniaTall palm trees at sunset in San Clemente, California beachSan Clemente, CaliforniaDusk on the ocean at San Clemente, CaliforniaBird and babies in nest at La jolla Cove Beach, California La jolla Cove Beach, California Sea lion sleeping at La Jolla Cove, CaliforniaTwo people walking the trails of Hollywood Hills below the Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, California Jacaranda flowers in Los Angeles, California Girl on steps of Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, CaliforniaTall palm trees at sunset in San Clemente, California beachSan Clemente Pier, CaliforniaGriffith Observatory in CaliforniaHollywood sign, Los Angeles, CaliforniaGriffith Observatory sign with girl posing next to it, Los Angeles, CaliforniaTall palm trees at sunset in San Clemente, California San Clemente Pier, California Sea Lion at La Jolla Cove, California

Have you been to any of these spots in SoCal?

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Jessica Peterson

Jessica Peterson is a travel filmmaker, photographer, and journalist. She released her first documentary film about indigenous culture on Guam in 2016, after having lived nearly 7 years on the Pacific island.
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12 Comments

  1. Bella WWanderlust
    August 2, 2016 at 7:04 am

    Southern California is one of my favorite destinations! Can you tell me please where is that pier located?

  2. Jackie Taylor
    Jackie TaylorReply
    December 20, 2016 at 5:21 am

    My favourite photo of yours is the one with the Hollywood sign! What a view… I would love to see that in person. The last time I was in California was when I was about 12 where the majority of the time was spent at Disneyland, I really hope to go back one day and explore more of Southern Cali!

  3. Joanna
    December 20, 2016 at 5:50 am

    The upside down sea lions are so cute. You have captured some really nice views of South California, and they make me dream of summer and warm weather.

  4. Jean Bean
    Jean BeanReply
    December 20, 2016 at 6:03 am

    Perfect lipstick. Amazing sunsets AND A SEAL! What’s not to love about Southern California? Oh I’m not there yet…

  5. Neha Verma
    Neha VermaReply
    December 20, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Well..I have been following your posts for a while and all your pictures make me want to pack my bags and these are no exceptions 🙂

  6. Mel
    MelReply
    December 20, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Ok, I am ready to go! I grew up in So Cal and love seeing other people’s perspectives. I think there is more nature there than people expect, which you caught in these photos.

  7. Probearoundthe Globe
    Probearoundthe GlobeReply
    December 20, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Well yes!! this looks more than amazing! Awesome capture of the ‘feel’ and vibe of Cali. Love to go.

  8. Sabrina Andrea Sachs
    December 20, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    yup! now I really need to go!!! Incredible pictures! i really love them! 🙂

  9. Christina Guan
    December 22, 2016 at 3:43 am

    Such stunning shots!! I adore Southern California. I was just there last month but after seeing your pics, I feel like I should start planning my next trip back haha.

  10. Nicole Anderson
    May 23, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Your photos certainly show there is no doubt that Southern California is a beautiful place. It definitely does want to make me pack my bags and explore. One day, one day…

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