I'll piggy back on here, if I may. I'm in the opening stages of planning a trip with my dad and two younger brothers for a few days in late July 2010... in/around the San Diego/LA area. Neither my youngest brother or my Dad really do any hiking, so it can't be anything crazy strenuous. We might even have to go with car-camping and day-hikes.
What is the most beautiful terrain/parks/locations in that part of the country? Any suggestions are welcome. I'll be following this thread with interest for any suggestions in/around LA and SoCal. Thanks in advance.