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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
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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.
There is an … - 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 … - 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 -
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 -
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 -
La Jolla Sea Cave Kayak Tours discount tickets. You will get wet, but it's all part of the fun.
La Jolla sea caves can only be visited by kayak or boat. One exception is Sunny Jim Cave which can be seen by climbing down a … - 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 near the site of the first of … - continue reading -
Legoland California Resort offers three amazing attractions. The main theme park, SeaLife Aquarium, and Legoland Waterpark. With over 60 rides and attractions geared for smaller children, LEGOLAND is one of the best places in … - continue reading -
La Habra Children's Museum is located in the historic 1923 Union Pacific Train Depot. Inside you will find galleries filled with hands-on exhibits that will keep your kids amused for hours.
Outside there is a dinosaur … - continue reading -
Riley's Farm is located in Oak Glen California about 15 miles east of San Bernardino. Apple season is at its peak in the fall from September until the end of November.
Riley's has U-Pick apples and U-Press apple cider … - continue reading -
The Maritime Museum of San Diego is located downtown and offers one of the largest collections of historic ships in the country. You can see, submarines, ferry boats and tall ships and the star of the museum the 1863 tall … - continue reading -
If you love trains the Orange Empire Railway Museum is the perfect day trip destination for you. Located in Perris, California the railroad museum was founded in 1956 at the Pinacate Station as the "Orange Empire Trolley … - continue reading -
Zoomars San Juan Capistrano Petting Zoo is home to goats, emus, llamas, donkeys, alpacas, sheep, geese, ducks, guinea pigs and a bunny patch. Kids can also take a spin on the miniature train and enjoy rides on a horse or … - 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 then Africa, and it won't cost you an arm and a leg … - continue reading -
The Reagan Ranch Center in downtown Santa Barbara is adjacent to the Amtrak station on State Street. Most folks will never get a chance to go the Reagan Ranch so a visit to the ranch center is the next best thing.
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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 -
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 -
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 -
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 nestled in the … - continue reading -
What do Ronald Reagan, Queen Elizabeth II, Frank Sinatra, Clark Gable and Richard Nixon all have in common? They have all stayed behind the pink security walls of Sunnylands, the former winter residence of billionaires Walter … - continue reading -
Pioneertown was originally built in the 1940s as an old west movie set. Today locals keep the western tradition alive holding mock gunfights from April through October on Pioneer town's Main Street.
Pappy and Harriet's … - 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.
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There's Mt. Sinai, and then there's Salvation Mountain. On the barren badlands east of San Diego, there is 30-foot high, 100-foot wide concrete and adobe mountain covered in religious slogans and over an estimated 150,000 … - 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 -
The Palm Springs Tramway takes visitors from the hot desert floor to the cool San Jacinto mountains. Take an exciting trip on the world's largest rotating tram cars that hold up to eighty passengers.
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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 -
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 -