Santa Clarita and Valencia
A California Official Guide
Santa Clarita, Stevenson Ranch, Saugus, Newhall,
Canyon Country, Castaic, and Agua Dulce
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Santa Clarita Guide website is an Official Information Guide to Valencia and Santa Clarita Valley as endorsed by the California Travel & Tourism Commission and other government officials. This website gives information you may not have found on the City's government site or the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce site. We are here to serve as your liaison while visiting or relocating to Santa Clarita Valley,
one of the most desirable and affluent communities in Southern California and Los Angeles County! Of all the Santa Clarita Valley websites, Santa Clarita Guide is working in association with the City of Santa Clarita, the Santa Clarita Valley Tourism Bureau, and the Valley Industrial Association. We welcome your phone calls (661-295-SCV1) and inquiries, whether
you are a visitor, new resident, or long-time resident of our community. We are proud members of the Santa Clarita Valley Tourism Bureau, sponsored by the City of Santa Clarita; the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce; and Valley Industrial Association.
We will help direct our residents to their proper governmental authority, based on their address. The City of Santa Clarita encompasses less than one-third of the Santa Clarita Valley. Therefore, while most folks think they need to contact Santa Clarita City Hall, your governmental authority may be Los Angeles County, not the City of Santa Clarita.
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Santa Clarita Valley: where the excitement of Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hollywood mix with the tranquility of wilderness areas. Best known as home to rollercoaster thrills at Magic Mountain, the Six Flags tower stands as a beacon indicating visitors have arrived.
Famous names from John Wayne to California's Governor Schwarzenegger have been filmed in Santa Clarita. Tour a western movie star's mansion, follow a self-guided tour of filming locations, visit a real working western movie ranch, or ride the rollercoaster of "Vacation" fame.
When it comes to dining, SCV offers many choices, from authentic Mexican restaurants to French cuisine. Stroll through Valencia Town Center, SCV's crown jewel. Boutique and specialty shops, department stores, restaurants, and entertainment are concentrated within one mile. Town Center Drive is best explored on a warm summer evening when tiny white lights decorate the public areas and music is heard through well-placed speakers.
Dance under the moonlight at free summer concerts on Town Center Drive or in SCV's Central Park. By day, cool off at Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, with a zero-depth entry pool for the kiddies complete with a 160-foot water slide. If wake boarding is more your style, head over to the valley's reservoir, Castaic Lake. Summer swimming, sailing, boating, jet skiing, and fishing are available in addition to hiking, biking, and picnicking within this 8,700-acre recreational area.
In cooler months, hit the trails of the SCV wilderness. Just off I-5, the Santa Clarita Woodlands of East & Rice Canyon, as well as Towsley Canyon, take the adventurous and the novice past a creek and through lush landscape. Placerita Canyon, off State Highway 14, offers a network of hiking trails as well as the Oak of the Golden Dream, which marks the spot where Gold was first discovered in California. The Nature Center provides kids the opportunity to get up close to snakes, tarantulas and furry creatures. Regularly scheduled hiking and ranger programs are offered on weekends.
On the north end of SCV, hikers can pick up the Pacific Crest Trail out of Agua Dulce. One of Santa Clarita Valley's best known landmarks, Vasquez Rocks, was the fictional prehistoric city of Bedrock as well as the location for countless movies, television programs, commercials and music videos. The local astronomy club provides the public with monthly opportunities to view SCV's celestial stars. Animal and ranger programs are offered throughout the cooler months.
Some of SoCal's best known tourist destinations are within an hour of SCV: Universal Studios, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, beaches, mountains, winter ski resorts, wineries, and Valencia orange groves. Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) is just under an hour from SCV, which is why when space shuttles land at Edwards AFB, residents and visitors will likely hear the sonic boom associated with the landing.
Come to the area named as one of the Top Ten Best Places to Live in the United States: The Santa Clarita Valley, where people come first. A great place to visit--for a day or a lifetime. Enjoy our local guide, created to make the Santa Clarita Valley accessible for residents and visitors.