The Santa Monica Mountains have quite a few vineyards. Most are on a small scale and are hobbies to their owners. The mountains have dry summers and mild to cool winters. Not exactly the perfect place to grow wine. Acreage is … - 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 about 90 miles north of Los Angeles, well within day-trip distance. We suggest an early start because there are many things to do in this beautiful coastal city. To enjoy all this city has to offer you might … - continue reading -
When checking off the list of reasons, you should plan a visit to Palm Springs, including the sunshine, outstanding resorts, shopping, outdoor adventures, museums, and spectacular scenery. This beautiful oasis in the Mojave … - 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 -
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 -
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 -
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 everything for those who want a relaxing getaway and some fun in the California … - continue reading -
Mission San Juan Capistrano is called the "Jewel of the Missions" and the best-known California mission. In 1796, work was begun on a large stone church to be the most magnificent of all the California mission … - continue reading -
San Clemente is located in Southern Orange County and is the last town before entering 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 -
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 its circa 1920s Old Town District is the perfect destination for a lazy weekend … - 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 -
If you or someone you are traveling with is an architecture buff, you will be captivated by a visit to Point Loma Lighthouse. However, you will soon discover that Cabrillo National Monument is so much more than a lighthouse … - continue reading -
Birch Aquarium is an excellent 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 -
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 -
Julian Day Trip Fun Things To Do
Located in the mountains 60 miles east of downtown San Diego is Julian's historic gold mining town. Once a booming hub during California's gold rush, this rustic but charismatic hidden gem … - 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 live at the San Diego zoo, along with a … - 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 -
Set among the stunning Santa Ynez Mountains to the south and the San Rafael Mountains to the north, the Santa Ynez Valley consists of six unique and diverse communities that make up the Santa Barbara wine country.
The … - continue reading -
Morro Bay is located about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Morro Bay is an excellent place to stay while exploring the region if you plan a trip to the California central coast.
There are plenty of places to … - continue reading -
Treebones Resort is a unique, almost magical lodging experience along the California Big Sur Coast. Featuring three ocean view tent campsites (one with a twig hut), cozy yurts, and a vast 500-square-foot tent with a private … - 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 -
Jalama Beach County Park is one of the best places to camp at the beach in California. One hundred ocean view campsites plus seven comfortable beachfront cottages. During the off-season, you can have this wonderful beach all … - continue reading -
Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, with its headlands, coves, and rolling meadows, is situated 4 miles south of Carmel along historic Cabrillo Highway 1.
The reserve boasts one of the best underwater habitats globally, … - continue reading -
Randsburg is located just off Highway 395 in eastern Kern County, known as the Rand Area. Travelers will be transported back in time to the early gold mining days of California when they visit the Living Ghost Town of … - 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 -
Trona Pinnacles is located about twenty miles east of the town of Ridgecrest in northeastern Kern County. The landscape here looks like it is right out of a science fiction movie. Scenes from Star Trek V, The Final Frontier, … - continue reading -
There's Mt. Sinai, and then there's Salvation Mountain. On the barren badlands east of San Diego, a 30-foot high, 100-foot wide concrete and adobe mountain is covered in religious slogans and over an estimated 150,000 gallons … - continue reading -
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 -
There are numerous arches in the Death Valley National Park, some big, most small. The most famous arch is Natural Bridge due to its easy access. Natural Bridge is just one of many remarkable attractions in Death … - 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 -
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 -
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 -