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Day Trips to SoCal's Top Attractions
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Stay in Santa Clarita...

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Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park
661-946-3055
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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
661-724-1180
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Arclight Hollywood
323-464-1478
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Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State Park
661-946-6092
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Channel Islands Harbor
805-985-4852
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Crystal Cove State Park
949-494-3539
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Park has 3.2-mile beach with sandy coves & tide pools, plus 2,400 acres of land for hiking & biking.


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Daphneyland Basset Rescue and Boarding
661-269-2682
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.
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Disney's El Capitan Theatre
818-845-3110
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Edwards Air Force Base
Mojave, CA
661-277-3517
Located about an hour and 45 minutes from Santa Clarita, Edwards AFB offers one General Public Tour per month, starting at 9:30am and ending at 1:00pm. The tour is free but reservations are required. Check their website for available dates.
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Egyptian Theatre
323-461-2020
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El Capitan Theatre (aka Disney's El Capitan)
818-845-3110
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Fillmore & Western Railway
805-524-2546
Take your adventure on rails as you travel through the beautiful Heritage Valley, just a few minutes from Santa Clarita Valley. Adventures are seasonal.
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Fillmore Fish Hatchery
805-524-0962
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 - 3:00 pm daily.
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Fort Tejon State Historical Park
661-248-6692 Park
661-248-6692 Fort Tejon History Association
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Grauman's Chinese Theatre (aka TCL Chinese Theatre)
323-461-3331
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Hollywood & Highland Center
323-817-0200
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Hollywood Beach
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Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood
323-850-2000
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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
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Hollywood's RockWalk
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Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area
661-248-7007
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.
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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.
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It's a Wrap, Burbank
818-567-7366
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Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue
661-727-1205
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.
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Los Angeles Whale Watching
400 Main Street, Newport Beach
949-675-0551
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 Special Offer for your discount from Newport Landing for your passport to great family fun!
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M*A*S*H Filming Site
818-880-0367
Fans of MASH will enjoy this one-mile hike through the Malibu mountains to remnants, and newly created, set icons.
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Paramount Studios, Hollywood
323-956-1777
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Paramount Movie Ranch, Agoura Hills
805-370-2301
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Point Dume State Beach
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.
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Rancho Camulos
805-521-1501
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.
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Rankin Ranch
661-867-2511
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Rivendale Animal Sanctuary
661-974-0611
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.

Rodeo Drive
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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum
40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, California
805-522-2977
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.


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Saddleback Butte State Park
661-946-6092
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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.
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Shambala Preserve
661-268-0380
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.
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Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City
310-244-8687
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TCL Chinese Theatre (aka Grauman's Chinese Theatre)
323-461-3331
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Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park
661-946-6092
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Tule Elk State Reserve
661-764-6881
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Universal Studios, Hollywood
800-864-8377
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Venice Beach
About 40 minutes from Santa Clarita in Los Angeles, is a quirky beach with its lively atmosphere, street performers and artists along oceanfront walk.
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Warner Bros., Burbank
818-954-3000
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Whale Watching (see "Los Angeles Whale Watching")


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Zuma Beach
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.
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Updated January 26, 2017
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