No road trip would be complete without a stop at a roadside attraction. At one time, there were hundreds of these attractions scattered along California Highways. Many of these iconic landmarks disappeared with the … - continue reading -
A Catalina Island day trip is perfect 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 … - continue reading -
Hollywood is a star-studded destination even for those that aren't star-struck. But if you are, Hollywood's reputation as an iconic place to rub elbows with the famous isn't that far-fetched, as visitors to the area often … - continue reading -
Santa Barbara is about 90 miles north of Los Angeles, well within day-trip distance. We suggest an early start because there are plenty of things to do in this beautiful coastal city. To enjoy all this city has to offer you … - continue reading -
When you’re checking off the list of reasons why you should plan a visit to Palm Springs, make sure to include the sunshine, great resorts, shopping, outdoor adventures, museums, and spectacular scenery. This beautiful oasis … - continue reading -
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. … - continue reading -
Home to the second-longest wooden pier in the United States, Seal Beach is the perfect blend of rustic old surf town and a new upscale cultural community.
Of course, the main attraction that lures visitors to this quaint … - continue reading -
Part sleepy beach town and part thriving art colony, Laguna Beach is a perfect day trip destination. This Orange County beach town has a little everything for those who want a relaxing getaway and some fun in the California … - continue reading -
Mission San Juan Capistrano is called the "Jewel of the Missions" and the best-known California mission. In 1796, work was begun on a large stone church to be the most magnificent of all the California mission … - continue reading -
San Clemente is located in Southern Orange County and is the last town before entering the wide-open space of Camp Pendleton. What was once a sleepy beach town populated by surfers and marines from Pendleton is now a popular … - continue reading -
Old Towne Orange Day Trip things to do and see along with some great places to eat. Located in Orange County, California, the City of Orange and its circa 1920s Old Town District is the perfect destination for a lazy weekend … - continue reading -
California Route 74, otherwise known as Ortega Highway, stretches just over 21 miles from beautiful San Juan Capistrano in the west to growing Lake Elsinore Valley in the east.
With its origins being nothing more than … - continue reading -
Visiting Old Town San Diego is like taking a step back in history. Often called the birthplace of California, Old Town is the location of the first Spanish settlement in the region and makes a great day trip destination. Old … - continue reading -
Julian Day Trip Fun Things To Do
Located in the mountains 60 miles east of downtown San Diego is Julian's historic gold mining town. Once a booming hub during California's gold rush, this rustic but charismatic hidden gem … - continue reading -
San Diego Zoo is Southern California's most affordable attraction. And with so much to see and do, you will have a hard time fitting it all into a one-day visit.
Nearly 4,000 animals live at the San Diego zoo, along with a … - continue reading -
Reminiscent of early Palm Springs with its natural beauty, Borrego Springs is an excellent choice for a weekend retreat or inexpensive family day trip. This small desert town is located in the heart of Anza-Borrego State … - continue reading -
If you or someone you are traveling with is an architecture buff, then you will be captivated with a visit to Point Loma Lighthouse. However, once you arrive, you will soon discover that Cabrillo National Monument is so much … - continue reading -
Birch Aquarium is a great place for a day of family fun, the aquarium is the public part of the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego.
On any given day school … - continue reading -
Big Sur, California, is one of the most beautiful regions globally, with visitors coming from thousands of miles away to drive along California's Pacific Coast Highway. Big Sur is about 150 miles south of San Francisco and … - continue reading -
Los Alamos is located about 50 miles north of Santa Barbara and about 20 miles south of Santa Maria on Highway 101. Most motorists drive by this beautiful little wine country town, never realizing its unique little … - continue reading -
An excellent place to start your trip to the Santa Barbara Wine Country is in the charming historic town of Los Olivos, an artist colony whose early 20th century downtown is filled with art galleries, boutiques, wine stores, … - continue reading -
Avila Beach is a quaint little town on the Central Coast of California. The city is a popular destination for locals to spend a relaxing day on the beach. Ocean water temperatures are warmer here due to its location on San … - continue reading -
Upon arriving at Mission Santa Barbara, it's hard not to be inspired as you make your way up the long driveway past the wooden cross erected in memory of Father Junipero Serra to this magnificent 1786 landmark with its Earthy … - continue reading -
Montana de Oro State Park is one of the hidden wonders of the Central Coast. Nestled past colossal eucalyptus trees and the town of Los Osos is this spectacular place perfect for a day of adventure.
Once inhabited by … - continue reading -
Death Valley Junction started as a water stop along the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad, which operated from 1907 until 1940. In 1914 a 20-mile side spur was constructed from Death Valley Junction to the mines at Ryan, near … - continue reading -
Situated in the foothills above the Coachella Valley floor, the inhabitants of Desert Hot Springs get a bird's eye view of the bustling life of the rich and famous in nearby Palm Springs. Plenty of sunshine with average … - continue reading -
If you are a film and television buff, Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park is the perfect day trip for you. When driving along the 14 freeway, most travelers pass by without knowing the history and beauty, just a quick exit … - continue reading -
California is rich in history. Reading about history in a book is one thing, but it is far more enriching to see locations and experience the history in person. The Manzanar National Historic Site is a location worthy of your … - continue reading -
Joshua Tree National Park day trip best thing to do and see while visiting this amazing desert park. Joshua Tree National Park sits on Riverside and San Bernardino counties and covers nearly 800,000 acres.
Of that land … - continue reading -
Saline Valley Hot Springs may be a little rough to get to but well worth the effort for those that love to dip in hot mineral water pools. Saline Valley Hot Springs is "managed" by a group of volunteers who have constructed … - continue reading -
Here are 10 fun ideas for family-friendly outings in and around Los Angeles. Both parents and children will love these day trips—travel time to these destinations, two hours or less from downtown Los Angeles.
1. Los … - continue reading -
Emerald Bay State Park Lake Tahoe
One of the most visited areas of Lake Tahoe and deservedly so. Emerald Bay has the only island on Lake Tahoe, Fannette Island, which rises above the surface of Lake Tahoe by 150 feet. … - continue reading -
With so many destinations on Daytrippen.com, we decided to list our top ten Southern California day trips. All of these trips can be made in one day from just about anywhere in SoCal. This list is not in any particular order … - continue reading -
Napa Valley Wine Train
Napa Valley Wine Train has been in operation since 1989. The wine train can carry nearly 400 passengers through the Napa Valley and usually makes two trips a day. The Napa Valley Wine Train is pulled … - continue reading -
Looking for something different to do this weekend, we have a list of Bizarre Los Angeles Museums that just might do the trick. Most of these museums are located in and around Hollywood, so it is possible to visit several of … - continue reading -
With near year-round perfect beach weather just about any day is good for a trip to the beach. Here is our list of the best Southern California Beach Destinations.
Point Dume State Beach
Point Dume Beach is located in a … - continue reading -