So after a couple years of flying only a handful of hours/year I’m getting some extensive checkout experience in a G1000 DA-40 and will be flying out of SNA. I’d like to spend the summer flying around SoCal and surrounding area just checking out cool airports and generally building time. Mostly solo flying, sometimes with a friend. What are some cool airports to check out, and what is cool about them? Particularly good restaurants? Interesting nearby things to do for an hour or two when visiting? Catalina Island and Big Bear are already on my list (have flown both before with a CFI to get checked out on those spots) as well as Camarillo for the great restaurant there, although I want to go back and check out the commemorative Air Force. What else?