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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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 -
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 -
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 1920’s to the hippies of the 60’s and the Bohemians of today, … - 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 -
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 -
Established in 1993, the founders of the LAB LAB Anti Mall set out to create a space where small local businesses could come together to offer their goods and services. A place where shoppers could meet the people responsible … - continue reading -
San Clemente Beach Trail runs along the coast from North Beach to Calafia Beach south of the San Clemente Pier. The trail starts at North Beach where there is a large parking lot at the Metrolink station.
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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 … - 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 -
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 -
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 … - 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 -
Lomita Railroad Museum is a wonderful little stop perfect for train fans of all ages. While there are not any train rides here there are plenty of things to see and do.
The museum is tucked away in the middle of a … - continue reading -
Queen Mary Christmas November 23, 2018 - January 6. 2019
After a six-year run with Chill, the Queen Mary has moved its annual holiday onboard the grand ship and renamed it a Queen Mary Christmas. Instead of the ice-themed … - continue reading -
Magic Mountain offers adult 1-day tickets for $84.99 each. There also offer a junior ticket for kids under 48 inches tall for $59.99, however, most visitors will need an adult ticket. When you buy tickets online at the Magic … - continue reading -
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego provides fun for visitors of all age. Here you can enjoy and interact with the many wonders of science. The center has ongoing displays and ever-changing exhibits so boredom is … - continue reading -
California Science Center is a state-of-the-art science center organized into different themed worlds, perfectly suited for curious visitors of all ages. The centerpiece of the Science Center is Space Shuttle exhibit located … - continue reading -
The first thing you notice when you pull into the parking lot of the Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center is there is no building in sight. The interpretive center uses earth-sheltered architecture and is built right … - continue reading -
Sycamore Springs Resort is more than your ordinary spa. It’s a sanctuary that has been put together by a special group of people, to create a special kind of place. A retreat for residents travelers along the California … - continue reading -
Carpinteria State Beach offers 216 campsites for RV's and tent camping. The campground is within the town of Carpinteria. Shopping and restaurants are nearby so if you forget anything or are looking for something other than … - continue reading -
Oceano Train Depot Railroad Museum is located along Highway One in the California Central town of Oceano. This beautifully restored 1904 Southern Pacific Railroad Station looks better today than when it was the main transit … - continue reading -
Avoiding the urban sprawl of other southern California cities, Goleta is a less expensive alternative to its easterly neighbor Santa Barbara. And while there are many things to do in Goleta, the main draw for visitors is the … - continue reading -
The California Central coast runs between Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz. With almost 300 miles of coastline, this area offers numerous opportunities for camping on or near the beach. Camping along California's central coast … - continue reading -
Often passed by travelers on their way along the California coastline, Carpinteria is home to the world-renowned surfing spot at Rincon Point, and is one of California's best-kept coastal secrets. Carpinteria is a less … - continue reading -
Just west of Needles, California is an all but totally abandoned section of roadway called National Trails Highway. For years this roadway served as the main artery for travelers heading west from New Mexico to … - continue reading -
The Borax Visitor Center is located way out in the Mojave desert in the town of Boron California. The visitor center sits on top of a huge pile of material extracted from the borax mine pit and overlooks the Rio Tinto Borax … - continue reading -
Mojave National Preserve is located in the heart of the Mojave Desert and was established in 1994 through the California Desert Protection Act. It is a must for any outdoor enthusiast and a great way for the entire family to … - continue reading -
Scotty's Castle is closed until 2020, however, walking tours of the Scotty's Castle Grounds are available.
Built-in 1927 by wealthy insurance executive Albert Johnson, smack dab in the middle of Death Valley National Park, … - continue reading -
The Palm Springs Air Museum gives visitors a chance to experience firsthand the sacrifice our flyers made in preserving the freedom we take for granted. It’s a worthwhile stop on your next getaway, and the perfect opportunity … - 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 -
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 … - 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 -
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 -
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 its possible to visit several of them … - 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 -