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.
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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 -
Olvera Street is truly a magical place nestled among the skyscrapers, condominiums, lofts, restaurants, bars, and clubs is a landmark that still retains its authentic charm and truly captures the essence of what LA used to … - 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 -
The Back Bay area of Newport Beach describes the inland area, which connects the Upper Newport Bay with Newport Harbor. If you seek a peaceful retreat with a chance to observe nature without straying too far from the city, … - 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.
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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 -
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 … - 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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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 -
You'll find charming Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens in Fallbrook, not all that far down the road from San Diego. But once you arrive, Myrtle Creek will make you feel like you are a million miles away from the hustle and … - continue reading -
The best way to describe the Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach is "A kids place that parents like too." From the moment, you walk in and see a life-size blue whale hanging from the ceiling you know you're in for a fun … - continue reading -
Bates Nut Farm is tucked away in an oak filled valley near Valley Center, California and makes a great family day trip. Finding the farm is all part of the adventure for first-time visitors to the nut farm.
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Toms Farm Day Trip
Tom's Farm is located in Temescal Canyon near Lake Elsinore just off Interstate 15. Tom's produce opened in 1974 way out in the middle of nowhere. As the surrounding area has grown so has Tom's … - continue reading -
Santa Ana Zoo Prentice Park
The Santa Ana Zoo first opened in 1952 on land donated by local citrus grower Joseph Prentice. He had two conditions for the city, one that the park would be named after him and the other that … - continue reading -
Merlin's Magic Dinner Show is located at the Rib Trader restaurant in the city of Orange, California. This show is perfect for families with kids, date night or birthday party celebrations. Guests can save 50% on tickets … - 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 -
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 -
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 -
Avila Beach is a quaint little town on the Central Coast of California. The town 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 -
RV Camping Port San Luis Harbor. Camping at Port San Luis is unique in that it offers RV campers a place to camp only steps from the Pacific Ocean. Currently, only RV's are allowed to camp in five areas around the … - continue reading -
The little town of Cambria is nestled among beautiful pine trees and the Pacific Ocean. The area where Cambria is today started as the property of Mission San Miguel. After the Spanish lost their claim to California, the land … - continue reading -
Gaviota State Park is the last stop on Highway 101 before it turns inland toward Buellton. The Southern Pacific train trestle travels over the canyon which forms the beach.
Amtrak and a few freight trains roll over the … - 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 -
Joshua Tree National Park day trip best things to do and see while visiting this amazing desert park. Joshua Tree National Park sits on the border of Riverside and San Bernardino counties and covers nearly 800,000 acres
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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 people, all volunteers, who have … - continue reading -
Oasis Date Gardens are a 175-acre date ranch dedicated to growing Organically Certified Medjool Dates. Located along the old road to the Imperial Valley the date ranch was established in 1912.
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