From LA Weekly
Camping can be uncomfortable. It takes meticulous planning and requires more D batteries than you could possibly have in your junk drawer. It can be buggy, too hot, too cold — but for some reason the experience of pitching a tent, building a fire and spending a night outside without the distractions of television and the other trappings of living on the electrical grid is also extremely fun and rewarding.
It might be a touch late to make camping plans for Labor Day weekend, but the unofficial arrival of fall means it’s the best time of the year to get your camping gear out of storage and sleep outside-ish for a night or a few. Southern and Central California are chockablock with good places to camp, but we did some research and polled L.A. Weekly staffers to come up with a list of some of the best locations for everything from a totally primitive tent excursion to a night of “glamping” (sorry) in a cushy cabin on the coast.
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