06/30/2010 12:47 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Off The Beaten Track: Affordable Roadtrips For Independence Day Weekend

2.57 million SoCal residents are expected to travel this 4th of July weekend, up 19% from last year. Still, even though we're getting out there again, it doesn't mean we're ready to break the bank. We're more likely to be driving than flying, and we're more likely to go somewhere relatively local to keep costs down. The top five destinations for SoCal travelers this weekend are San Diego, Las Vegas, San Francisco, the Central Coast, and the Grand Canyon - pretty obvious choices - so here are a few more ideas to get you off the beaten track.

Roadtrip Weekend: Off The Beaten Track In California