The Getty Center is a fun day trip where just about anyone can find something to enjoy. Located in Brentwood (Los Angeles) California, the museum features a collection of European paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Also … - 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 -
Venice Beach is a one-of-a-kind location that has evolved and developed its own unique identity since the turn of the century. From the amusement pier of the 1920s to the hippies of the ’60s and the Bohemians of today, Venice … - 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 -
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 -
Santa Barbara is within easy day-trip distance from Los Angeles. If you are planning on making the journey get an early start because there are plenty of things to do in this beautiful coastal city.
Santa Barbara is about … - 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 -
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 it's circa 1920s Old Town District is the perfect destination for a lazy weekend … - 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 -
Mission San Juan Capistrano is called the "Jewel of the Missions" and the best known of all the California missions. In 1796, work was begun on a large stone church that was to be the most magnificent of all the California … - 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 of everything for those that want a relaxing getaway and some fun in the … - continue reading -
San Clemente is located in Southern Orange County and is the last town before you enter 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 -
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 -
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 are living at the San Diego zoo along … - 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.
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Julian Day Trip Fun Things To Do
Located in the mountains 60 miles east of downtown San Diego, is the historic gold mining town of Julian. Once a booming hub during California's gold rush, this rustic but charismatic hidden … - 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 -
Treebones Resort is a unique, almost magical lodging experience along the California Big Sur Coast. Featuring three ocean view tent campsites (one with a twig hut), cozy yurts, and a vast 500 square foot tent with private … - continue reading -
Perhaps, one of California’s premier wine destinations, the city of Paso Robles is a major player in the states’ winemaking. First frequented by travelers wanting to take a dip in the area’s natural hot springs, today’s … - continue reading -
Overlooking Paso Robles’ charming City Park, downtown boutiques and wine tasting rooms, the Paso Robles Inn has revitalized its traditional feel to reflect the modern American wine country of its surroundings.
“The Inn’s … - continue reading -
OstrichLand USA is a quirky roadside attraction near Solvang California. Located in the town of Buellton, Ostrichland is only a few minutes from the Highway 246 turnoff on US 101.
Yes, it's a tourist trap but it a fun stop … - continue reading -
Jalama Beach County Park one of the best places to camp at the beach in California. 100 ocean view campsites plus 7 comfortable beachfront cottages. During the off-season, you can have this wonderful beach all to yourself. In … - continue reading -
Solvang Danish Village was established in 1911 by a group of Danish teachers. Solvang means "Sunny Field" in Danish. Today the village is a major tourist destination and jumping-off point for visitors exploring the Santa … - continue reading -
There are two ways you can enter Titus Canyon in Death Valley National Park. The easy way is to park at the west entrance and walk-in. The fun route is to drive in from Nevada Highway 374. The 27-mile trip starts near the … - continue reading -
Shields Date Garden is a historic landmark that has been at the same location since 1924. Opening its doors on Christmas Day of that year, they have continuously offered quality date, citrus, and organic food products to … - continue reading -
While it is possible to visit many of Death Valley's attractions in one-day most visitors spend a night or two in the park. There are plenty of campgrounds in Death Valley but hotel accommodations are limited.
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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is California's largest state park, and second-largest in the United States, spanning 600,000 acres.
It is tucked into the southeastern corner of California, bound by the rugged mountain of … - continue reading -
Shoshone California is a small desert town near the southern entrance of Death Valley National Park. Located along Highway 178 Shoshone was originally named Metberry Spring. In 1909 the area was re-named to Shoshone and used … - continue reading -
Coachella Valley Preserve is just a short, convenient, air-conditioned day trip from Palm Springs.
Take a nice easy walk through a real oasis in the middle of the desert, or work up a sweat under the sweltering desert sun, … - 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 -
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 -
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.
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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 -
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 -