Day Trips to SoCal's Top Attractions
from Santa Clarita
Stay in Santa Clarita...
...take a Day Trip to these great attractions!
Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park
Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State Park
Channel Islands Harbor
3900 Pelican Way, Oxnard
Crystal Cove State Park
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach
A new exhibit, Giant Kelp and the Coastal Ecosystem, sponsored by the Aquarium of the Pacific is on display at Crystal Cove State Park. The newly restored 1950s-style exhibit cottage is just steps from the beach. Learn more here.
Daphneyland Basset Rescue and Boarding
Come give the bassets belly rubs, or adopt one and provide a loving home. Committed to the rescue of bassets and community education, Daphneyland is open to the public on weekends from 11-4, and on weekdays by appointment.
Disney's El Capitan Theatre
Edwards Air Force Base
Located about an hour and 45 minutes from Santa Clarita, Edwards AFB offers public tours typically on the first and third Fridays of the month, beginning at 9:00 am and ending at 2:30 pm. The tour is free but reservations are required. Check their website for available dates.
El Capitan Theatre (aka Disney's El Capitan)
Fillmore & Western Railway
Take your adventure on rails as you travel through the beautiful Heritage Valley, just a few minutes from Santa Clarita Valley. Adventures are seasonal.
Fillmore Fish Hatchery
A park like setting where fish are raised for the state's numerous lakes, including Castaic Lake. Self-guided tours of the fish ponds are available. No fishing or picnic facilities. Open 7:00 am - 3:30 pm daily.
Fort Tejon State Historical Park
661-248-6692 Fort Tejon History Association
Grauman's Chinese Theatre (aka Mann Chinese Theatre)
Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood
Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood
Hollywood Sign, Hollywood
What started out in 1923 as a real estate promotion for "Hollywoodland" became a star of its own right. Although it is illegal to get up close to the sign, find out where to get the best
views and photos. Our recommendations include: the casting couch at Hollywood & Highland
Griffith Park Observatory
, and the Bronson Caves
in Griffith Park.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area
The second largest unit of California State Park's Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. Located in the Tejon Pass north of Los Angeles and along the Interstate 5 corridor, Hungry Valley
offers 19,000 acres and over 130 miles of scenic trails for motorcycle, All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV), dune buggies, and 4x4 recreation. All levels of Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) operator skills will be
challenged by the wide variety of terrain and trails at Hungry Valley SVRA.
Huntington Dog Beach
About an hour and a half from Santa Clarita, is one of the few beaches where your dog can be taken off his leash and frolic in the ocean.
It's a Wrap, Burbank
Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue
Come and visit, or volunteer, on this 56-acre ranch where 120 horses reside. Primarily wild mustangs, but some of these animals have been rescued from Premarin farms. Lifesavers encourages you to bring carrots to feed to the horses, hug, kiss and just love 'em up. Open to the
public Tuesday - Saturday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Donations accepted.
Long Beach Dog Beach
The only Los Angeles County beach where a zone exists that allows man's best friend to run free. About an hour from Santa Clarita.
Los Angeles Whale Watching
400 Main Street, Newport Beach
Amazing fun for the whole family, and at an unbeatable price! Don't miss this rare opportunity for the experience of a lifetime--which you'll
make a family tradition. When you want to go whale watching in Los Angeles, visit our
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Mann Chinese Theatre (aka Grauman's Chinese Theatre)
M*A*S*H Filming Site
Fans of MASH will enjoy this one-mile hike through the Malibu mountains to remnants, and newly created, set icons.
NBC Television Studio Tour, Burbank
Paramount Studios, Hollywood
Paramount Movie Ranch, Agoura Hills
Point Dume State Beach
(Enter beach name in search box)
About 45 minutes from Santa Clarita in Malibu, offers rocky shores and extensive beaches. Watch the gray whales migrate December through March, surf, swim, scuba dive or fish.
Rancho Camulos was built the in 1853 by Ygnacio del Valle. It is the far western end of the original Rancho San Francisco--a ranch that incorporated
the entire Santa Clarita Valley from Newhall Pass to the lower end of Placerita Canyon and all the way west to Camulos.. Ygnacio's father, Antonio del ValIe,
had been granted the 48,000+ acre Rancho San Francisco from Mexico, and after his death the ranch was divided among his heirs. Rancho Camulos is one of the oldest
historic landmarks in the Santa Clarita Valley. It is located right off Hwy 126, technically located in Ventura County, but at the very heart of Santa Clarita's history.
Caliente, California 93518
Rivendale Animal Sanctuary
The passion of this sanctuary is to save ponies, horses and donkeys. They also have rescued other abused animals. All of the animals here are not suitable for adoption.
The public is welcome to visit by appointment. Location will be provided when you call.
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum
40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, California
One of the few places in the country where you can step into the Oval Office and on Air Force One--without being arrested by the secret service! Additional exhibits include
a 9 1/2 foot tall piece of the Berlin Wall and interactive opportunities such as setting the table for a state dinner, riding a horse alongside President Reagan at Rancho del Cielo,
delivering President Reagan's inaugural address on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, and even acting in a movie with Ronald Reagan.
Saddleback Butte State Park
Santa Monica Beach
About 45 minutes from Santa Clarita in Los Angeles, offers trendy and populated beaches. Ride the carousel or roller coaster, play chess on a human-scale board,
visit the UCLA Ocean Discovery, take a swim, or dine while enjoying a spectacular ocean view.
Shambala Preserve, an 80-acre wildlife habitat, is a haven for endangered and exotic big cats. African lions, Siberian and Bengal tigers, leopards, servals,
mountain lions, bobcats, a lynx, a Florida panther, a snow leopard, and a cheetah all reside at this sanctuary-the only one like it in the United States.
Open periodically for public tours to visitors 18 and over.
It's true; Michael Jackson's Bengal Tigers, Thriller and Sabu, are now at Shambala. Unfortunately, they didn't come with any funds to care for them over the
next 13 years of their life expectancy. You can help by visiting Shambala on a regularly scheduled tour or adopting one of the animals.
Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City
Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park
Tule Elk State Reserve
Universal Studios, Hollywood
About 40 minutes from Santa Clarita in Los Angeles, is a quirky beach with its lively atmosphere, street performers and artists along oceanfront walk.
Warner Bros., Burbank
Whale Watching (see "Los Angeles Whale Watching")
Also in Malibu and about 45 minutes from Santa Clarita, is a favorite beach among beach lovers. Play volleyball, swim, surf or dive. This popular beach has been used in several movies.