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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
A day trip to the Vision Quest Ranch and Safari may well be the closest that most of us ever get to a true African safari. That said, it's a whole lot easier to access than Africa, and it won't cost you an arm and a leg … - continue reading -
Looking out over the water to wind-sculpted sand dunes, Morro Bay State Park offers a cool retreat from the summertime heat. The park’s lagoon and natural bay habitat provides a multitude of opportunities for sailing, … - continue reading -
Harmony California is a nice side trip on your way to Hearst Castle. Take the time to stop and visit this little town on your next trip along the central coast.
Farmers from northern California settled in this area because … - continue reading -
South Coast Railroad Museum is located in Goleta, California, a few miles north of Santa Barbara. The 1901 Southern Pacific Railroad Depot was originally located about two miles west of its current location.
Boarded-up and … - continue reading -
Often overlooked as beachcombers wind their way up and down California Highway One, between Morro Bay and Cambria, Cayucos by the Sea provides visitors a relaxing Central Coast getaway.
Cayucos offers a relaxing laid back … - continue reading -
Carmel Valley is about 120 miles south of San Francisco, on the Monterey Peninsula. This area of California is ranked as a top wine destination and is far less crowded than Napa Valley. Carmel Valley Village is in the heart … - continue reading -
Dublin Gulch is not your typical ghost town. Most of the city is underground. In the early 1900s, miners and railroad workers carved out living quarters in the cliffs near Shoshone, California. The cave dwellings served two … - continue reading -
The Old Mojave Road takes off-road adventurers from the Colorado River through the Mojave National Preserve to Afton Canyon near Barstow, California. This historic route has been used by native Indians, Spanish explorers, and … - continue reading -
There's Mt. Sinai, and then there's Salvation Mountain. On the barren badlands east of San Diego, there is a 30-foot high, 100-foot wide concrete and adobe mountain covered in religious slogans and over an estimated 150,000 … - continue reading -
Harvey House Railroad Depot also is known as the Casa Del Desierto sits by the railroad tracks in Barstow, California. The Barstow Railroad Depot opened in 1911 as a Santa Fee train station and Harvey House.
Before there … - continue reading -
Situated in the foothills above the floor of the Coachella Valley, 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 … - continue reading -
Death Valley Junction started out 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 -
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 -
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.
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 -