Located about two hours east of Los Angeles is Palm Springs; a desert resort city in Riverside County. It offers visitors hot weather to lounge by the pool, bars, restaurants, casinos & much more, all without the overly large crowds.
Polihale Beach, Kauai Picture a 7-mile stretch of white sand, hot sun and a beautiful view of the Na Pali cliffs. It is described as one of the most magnificent beaches in Hawaii. Currents are strong but you can get some swimming done at the 300ft swimming beach, Queens Pond. Image source: Joe Braun