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 -
Beachcomber Restaurant is located in historic cottage number 15 at Crystal Cove State Park. The restaurant opened its doors in 2006, five years after the last full-time residents were moved out of the cottages by the state of … - 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 -
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 -
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 -
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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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 -
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 -
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 -
Pirate's Dinner Adventure Show is only a short drive from Disneyland. Perfect for children and adults alike, Pirates Dinner Adventure is “the world’s most unique interactive dinner show.”
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Sea Life Aquarium in Carlsbad is Southern California's kid-friendly aquatic attraction. The aquarium is a separate admission from LEGOLAND®. Sea Life Aquarium has 35 locations around the world and the Carlsbad location is … - continue reading -
Legoland California Resort offers three amazing attractions. The main theme park, SeaLife Aquarium, and Legoland Water Park. With over 60 rides and attractions geared for smaller children, LEGOLAND is one of the best places … - continue reading -
Knott's Berry Farm, Southern California's most affordable theme park offering adventure and fun for all age groups. With the price of a single ticket to Disneyland® going for over $100.00, a family of four can visit Knott's … - continue reading -
San Diego Zoo Safari Park offers a real African safari adventure a short drive from downtown San Diego.
Safari Park is 1800-plus acres of exotic animals and botanical gardens galore, carved out of the hills and canyons of … - continue reading -
Universal Studios Hollywood is partly a working movie studio and part theme park. The main attractions at Universal Studios are the movie studio tour, thrill rides, and the amazing shows.
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Located in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County is beautiful Lake Cachuma. The lake was artificially created as part of the Bradbury Dam in 1953 by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and covers over 3,100 acres.
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Bored with the same old, cookie-cutter hotels? Looking for a unique travel experience? Hoping for a little sass, a lot of quirks, and a ton of Instagrammable moments? Look no further than the world-famous Madonna Inn in San … - continue reading -
Montana de Oro State Park is one of the hidden wonders of the Central Coast. Nestled past huge eucalyptus trees and the town of Los Osos is this spectacular place perfect for a day of adventure.
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A good 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, and … - continue reading -
El Capitan State Beach offers day use and overnight camping. The beach is located 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara. Camping reservations can be made six months in advance.
Most Campsites offer lots of shady areas. Oak 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 wonderful little wine country town never realizing what an amazing little gem it … - continue reading -
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Day Trip From Bishop. Located in the White Mountains within the borders of the Inyo National Forest. Bristlecone Pine Forest is about an hour's drive uphill from Bishop, California.
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Twentynine Palms is situated at the Northern entrance of Joshua National Park. Many travelers pass through town without giving this sleepy desert oasis a second thought.
Most of the town's revenue is from the nearby 29 … - continue reading -
An oasis hidden in a desert valley, the China Ranch Date Farm, is definitely off the beaten path and is worth a side trip on your next journey across the Mojave Desert.
As you wander down into this little palm-lined haven … - continue reading -
Dublin Gulch is not your everyday ghost town. Most of the town is underground. In the early 1900s miners and railroad workers carved out living quarters in the cliffs near the town of Shoshone California. The cave dwellings … - continue reading -
California is rich in history. It is one thing to read about history in a book 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 … - continue reading -
Antelope Valley Indian Museum displays an amazing collection of Native American artifacts. The museum is located in the Mojave Desert about 25 miles from the town of Lancaster.
This wonderful little gem is only open on … - 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 -
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
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