Located just 26 miles from Los Angeles, the Channel Islands are a bit of paradise in an otherwise overcrowded, noisy region. Often referred to as "America's Galapagos," the Channel Islands are made up of a handful of rocky, wild, isolated outcroppings featuring unmatched kayaking and diving. The Channel Islands National Park is only accessible by plane or boat, which makes getting there an adventure, and also prevents hordes of people from making the trip. The result is welcome solitude.
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