Need an escape from the city life in L.A. and looking for something off-the-beaten-path, beautiful, adventurous, and with some kind of unique accommodations--in a perfect world (think yurts, treehouses, cabins, etc.).
Don't waste too much time driving someplace. Go "glam-camping" at El Capitan State Beach in Santa Barbara, Then, to extend your trip, drive a bit farther north for the really "off-the-grid" location and rent one of the cabions at Jalama State Beach. These are AWESOME places!