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Luxury Under the Stars: 5 Best Glamping Sites near LA

5 glamping sites near LA for an alternative experience

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When you're looking for a luxurious outdoor adventure, glamping is the perfect solution. With all the comforts of home and none of the hassle, glamping allows you to immerse yourself in nature while enjoying the finer things in life. For travelers, glamping is also a unique and relaxing way to explore the destination. If you're looking to have a different Californian experience and escape the hustle and bustle of the city, these glamping sites are sure to provide the perfect retreat.

Most of these camping grounds are not easily accessible if you don’t drive. But you can always get an Uber or Lyft! (Lyft has a limitation of 100 miles per trip, so if you are going from downtown LA, some of these places will be out of range.) Check out our guide for more ways to travel around US without a car.

El Capitan Canyon

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Source: El Capitan Canyon

Nestled in the hills above Santa Barbara, El Capitan Canyon is a rustic yet elegant glamping resort. Just a 2 hours drive from L.A, the El Capitan Canyon is a campsite not to be missed. From adventure yurts to cedar cabins, they provide a variety of options that you can choose from — whether you are traveling as a couple, family, or a group of friends, you will be able to find something that fits your needs. Their cabins can accommodate up to groups of 7. The cabins are well-equipped, and they even have a spa for the complete luxurious experience. Surrounded by towering oak trees and a flowing creek, guests can enjoy a variety of fun, outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and beach runs. In the summer, they even have a series of summer concerts that you can enjoy!

🌐 Website: https://elcapitancanyon.com/

Getaway Big Bear

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Getaway is a company that has cozy cabins all around the US. Their location at Big Bear is nestled in the mountains at San Bernardino, about a 1.5 hour drive away from DTLA. The cabin itself isn’t big, but rest assured that they are very well equipped for a comfortable and a private stay. Also, with the amazing views and many ways to enjoy the nature, you will want to be staying outdoors most of the time anyway. Their cabins can accommodate up to a maximum of 4 people per cabin (2 queen-sized beds).

🌐 Website: https://getaway.house/los-angeles

Huttopia Paradise Springs

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Source: Huttopia

Huttopia Paradise Springs is located in the heart of San Gabriel Mountains, just a 90 minute drive from Los Angeles. Their signature wood and canvas glamping tents are equipped with electricity, kitchenettes, and barbecues. Some accommodation types are also equipped with private toilets. Huttopia Paradise Springs is a very family-friendly option, with many games and activities available for children. They have options that can accommodate up to 5 people.

🌐 Website: https://canada-usa.huttopia.com/en/site/paradise-springs/

Flying Flags Buellton

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Flying Flags is slightly further out from LA, located at Santa Ynez Valley about 2.5 hours away from LA. But it is also one of the most popular campgrounds. The resort area is well equipped with a lot of amenities like playgrounds and pools, making it very suitable for children. From trailers to tents and lofts, there is a variety of options that you could choose from. For bigger groups, they even have a fenced-in lot that accommodate up to 9 people. You will have your own private campground with three canned ham trailers and a private bathroom.

🌐 Website: https://flyingflags.com/rooms/

Caravan Outpost

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Source: Caravan Outpost

If your idea of glamping must include tents, cabins, or lofts, then this might not be for you. But if you are open to other forms of accommodation, then why not check out the Caravan Outpost? At the Caravan Outpost, the main form of accommodation is the airstream — so if you are looking for a caravan experience, this would be it! There are 10 caravans, each of them equipped with private bathroom and a functional kitchen, though you will need to bring your own supplies. Each caravan can accommodate up to 4 people. The campsite is unlike the resort-style campsites on this list, and there might not be as many resort-style amenities; but it is located very near the Ojai city, so you can spend the time exploring downtown Ojai or the trails around the area instead.

🌐 Website: https://caravanoutpostojai.com/