Santa Barbara is about 90 miles north of Los Angeles, well within day-trip distance. We suggest an early start because there are plenty of things to do in this beautiful coastal city. To enjoy all this city has to offer you … - 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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 look for something other than camping … - continue reading -
Often passed by travelers along the California coastline, Carpinteria is home to the world-renowned surfing spot at Rincon Point. It is one of California's best-kept coastal secrets. Carpinteria is a less expensive … - 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 -
The California Central coast runs between Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz. With almost 300 miles of coastline, this area offers numerous camping opportunities on or near the beach. Camping along California's central coast can be … - continue reading -
Sycamore Springs Resort is more than your ordinary spa. It’s a sanctuary that a special group of people has put together to create a special kind of place. A retreat for residents travelers along the California central coast. … - continue reading -
Day Trip to Noah Purifoy Joshua Tree Outdoor Museum
Noah Purifoy Outdoor Museum, way out there in the middle of nowhere along a dusty desert road, is an unusual collection of artwork.
Artist Noah Purifoy (1917-2004) … - 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 -
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 -
Tecopa Hot Springs is located just outside of Death Valley National Park. This sleepy little desert town is about a 90-minute drive from Furnace Creek Visitor Center or Las Vegas.
The main attractions in Tecopa are the … - continue reading -
Scotty's Castle planned reopening date is early 2022. However, walking tours of the Castle Grounds are available.
Built-in 1927 by wealthy insurance executive Albert Johnson, smack dab in the middle of Death Valley … - continue reading -
Just west of Needles, California, is an all but totally abandoned roadway section called National Trails Highway. For years this roadway served as the main artery for travelers heading west from New Mexico to … - 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 -
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 -