From the glamorous Pacific Coast to the expansive Mojave Desert, it is a region of hedonistic pleasures where uncanny and bizarre is commonplace and where a star is born every other second. Being the hub of the motion picture industry, it's a place where everything happens just before it happens elsewhere.
There are 10 counties within the bounds of Southern California. Due to mild winters and pleasant summers, Southern California is a year-round destination for travelers and transients. The Getty Center, Griffith Park & Observatory, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Disneyland are prominent places to visit in Los Angeles.
The Death Valley National Park, Channel Islands National Park, Mojave National Preserve, and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area are popular destinations to enjoy outdoors. Californians love to take a dip in the Pacific or enjoy walks on the boardwalks in fabled seaside communities.
Important Cities in Southern CaliforniaThe Greater Los Angeles Area, Inland Empire, and Greater San Diego are major population centers in the region. Here are the major cities –
- Los Angeles
- San Diego
- Long Beach
- Santa Ana
- Chula Vista
- San Bernardino
Getting In and AroundLos Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the busiest airport in California. Airports in San Diego, Orange County, Burbank and Long Beach are served by domestic flights.
The city of Los Angeles and San Diego are served by Amtrak as well as regional trains.
I-5, I-8, I-10, and I-15 are primary interstate highways in Southern California.
List of Counties in Southern California
|Los Angeles County Map||Kern County Map|
|San Diego County Map||Ventura County Map|
|Orange County Map||Santa Barbara County Map|
|Riverside County Map||San Luis Obispo County Map|
|San Bernardino County Map||Imperial County Map|
Airports in Southern California
|Los Angeles International Airport||Meadows Field (Bakersfield)|
|San Diego International Airport||McClellan-Palomar Airport (Carlsbad)|
|John Wayne Airport (Orange County)||San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport|
|LA/Ontario International Airport||Santa Maria Public Airport|
|Bob Hope Airport (Burbank)||Oxnard Airport|
|Long Beach Airport||Imperial County Airport|
|Palm Springs International Airport|
Last Updated Date: February 2, 2017