Discover the best
things to do in Southern California. Day trips, attractions, kids activities,
hidden gems and adventures. All of these trips can be taken in one day, and
your starting point can be anywhere in Southern California. Many destinations
are free or low cost, all are perfect for a family outing.
The Santa Monica Mountains have quite a few vineyards. Most are on a small scale and many are hobbies to their owners. The mountains have dry summers and mild to cool winters not exactly the perfect place to grow wine. Acreage is scarce, the
Southern California's mild winter climate does not stop residents and out of town visitors from enjoying the holiday season. Chances are the only snow you will find in SoCal is artificial, but with so many activities to enjoy with family and friends
If you are a film and television buff, Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park is the perfect day trip for you. If you have ever driven the 14 freeway north you drove right past it without knowing the history and beauty just a quick exit away.
Catalina Island is a perfect day trip for those that don’t have the time to travel to some remote faraway location. Catalina Island is located just 26-miles off the coast of Southern California, southwest of Los Angeles.
Catalina is part of the
Outlets At San Clemente is Southern California's newest outlet shopping center. Located in the Sea Summit at Marblehead development, the mall share's its bluff-top location with multi-million dollar ocean view homes.
Along with the mall and homes,
It’s little surprise that Sherman Gardens is regularly ranked as the top attraction in the pretty California town of Corona Del Mar. This hidden gem covers over two acres of land packed with flora and fauna from around the globe.
Far more than
Established in 1993, the founders of the LAB Antimall set out to create a space where small local businesses could come together to offer their goods and services. A place where shoppers could meet the people responsible for producing the items that
1000 Steps Beach is located in South Laguna Beach. Access to the beach is by a steep stairway from Pacific Coast Highway. The trip down to the beach is quick and easy, the trip back up is strenuous even though there are only about 200 steps, not the
La Jolla Sea Cave Kayak Tours discount tickets. You will get wet, but it's all part of the fun.
La Jolla sea caves can only be visited by kayak or boat. One exception is Sunny Jim Cave which can be seen by climbing down a stairway and through a
Potato Chip Rock is an eight-mile round-trip hike from the parking at Lake Poway Park lot to the top of Mt. Woodson. The hike up to Potato Chip Rock is steep with little or no shade and may not be suitable for novice hikers.
This trip is best made
When it comes to harbor tours and whale watching in San Diego Hornblower Cruises offers the best tours. No other San Diego harbor cruise operator has more choices. Dinner Cruises, San Diego Bay tours, Scenic Brunch Cruise and Whale Watching all
Before visiting Legoland California, we suggest that you buy tickets ahead of time online. Rarely are the most affordable tickets sold at the ticket booth.
Legoland California theme park is only about an hours drive from Disneyland. A family of
Hearst Castle at San Simeon is the one place you must see when visiting the California central coast. Hearst Castle is located about nine miles north of Cambria, California along Highway one.
Hearst Castle was occupied by William Randolph Hearst
The little town of Cambria is nestled among beautiful pine trees and the Pacific Ocean. The area where Cambria is today started out as the property of Mission San Miguel.
After the Spanish lost their claim to California, the land was sold and
See Canyon is not just another pretty Californian face on the map. The unique micro-climate that exists in the area provides the perfect conditions for producing top quality apples.
The apples by themselves are naturally delicious. Golden
Sycamore Springs Resort is more than your ordinary spa. It's a sanctuary that has been put together by a special group of people, to create a special kind of place. A retreat for residents of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and every metropolitan area in
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