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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DESTINATIONS

We love a good day trip! We will pick a couple cities, visit some fun attractions and be back home before bedtime. This list compiles all of the places within a three hours radius of Burbank that we have been have been to or is on our bucket list for a day trip. 

Nature & Wildlife Areas
Museums
Activities
Farms & Ranches
Gardens
Stores & Restaurants
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Events, Shows & Tours
Zoos, Sanctuaries, & Aquariums
Amusement & Fun
Acton
Farm Sanctuary
Paintball USA
Sweet Water Alpaca Tours

Agua Dulce
Animal Tracks
Vasquez Rocks

Altadena
Millard Falls

Alpine
Lions, Tigers & Bears

Arcadia
Los Angeles Arboretum
Santa Anita Racetrack

Anaheim
Bricks and Minifigs
California Adventure
Disneyland
Downtown Disney

Apple Valley
Deep Creek Hot Springs

Bakersfield
Buena Vista Museum of Natural History
California Living Museum
Ernst Quarries at Sharktooth Hill
Murray Family Farms
Wind Wolves Preserve

Barstow
Desert Discovery Center
Painted Rocks Brigade
Rainbow Basin

Beaumont
123 Farms

Beverly Hills
Greystone Mansion
Franklin Canyon
Tree People

Big Bear
Alpine Slide
Big Bear Alpine Zoo
Big Bear Discovery Center
Big Bear Historical Museum
Big Bear Pirate Ship
Gold Fever OHV
Ropes Course

Borrego Springs
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Galleta Meadows

Buellton
Ostrichland USA

Buena Park
Knott's Berry Farm
Medieval Times
Soak City

Burbank
Circle K Stables
Flappers Comedy Club
Martial Arts History Museum
Pickwick Ice
K1 Speed

Round 1 Amusement
Starlight Bowl
Stough Canyon Nature Center
The Bat Cade
Valley Skate Park
Vertigo Boulders

Warner Brother Studio Tour
West Coast Customs Tour


Cabazon
Cabazon Dinosaurs

California City
Cal City OHV Campground
Desert Tortoise Natural Area
Randsburg Town

Cantil
Jurassic Park Scene Location
Red Rock Canyon

Carlsbad
Flower Fields
Legoland
Legoland Water Park

Museum of Making Music
Oyster Aquafarm
Seal Life Aquarium

Castaic
Combat Paintball Park
Pyramid Lake

Cathedral City
Museum of Ancient Wonders

Cedar Glen
Wildhaven Ranch

Chattsworth
Stoney Point Park
The Valley Hive

Chino
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Chino Hills State Park
Egyptian Building

Chula Vista
Sesame Street San Diego

Claremont
Raymond M Alf Museum of Paleontology

Corona
Big Air Trampoline Park

Costa Mesa
Noguchi Gardens
OCC Planetarium

Culver City
Museum of Jurassic Technology
Star EcoStation
Sony Pictures Studio Tour

Echo Park
Swan Pedal Boats

El Monte
American Military Museum

El Segundo
Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum

Escondido
San Diego Safari Park
San Pasqual Battlefield State Park

Fillmore
Bennett's Honey Farm
Fillmore Fish Hatchery

Fountain Valley
The Reptile Zoo

Fullerton
Fullerton Arboretum
Fullerton Museum Center
Laguna Lake Park

Glendale
Brand Park Friendship Garden
Escape the Room
Forest Lawn Museum
Lego Store
Moonlight Rollerway
Neon Art Museum
Trolley at the Americana

Hollywood
Dave N Busters
Funko Pop Store
Ghiradelli
Grauman's Chinese Theater
Los Angeles Fire Department Museum
Madame Tussades Wax Museum
Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum
Guinness World Records Museum

Huntington Beach
Adventure Playground

Irvine
Great Park Balloon
Wild Rivers

Irwindale
Irwindale Speedway

Julian
Town of Julian

Kernville
Kern River Rafting

La Crescenta/La Canada
The Lost Bookstore
Descanso Gardens

Laguna
Pacific Marine Mammal Care Center
Pageant of the Masters
Sawdust Festival
Pirate Tower at Victoria Beach

Lake Hughes
Shadowland Foundation
Quail Run Ostrich Ranch

La Jolla
Birch Aquarium
Children's Pool Seal View
Scripps Pier
Sunny Jim's Sea Cave
Sea Cave Kayak Tour

Lake Balboa
Balboa Fun Zone
Ferry
The Japanese Garden

Little Lake
Fossil Falls

Little Rock
Charlie Brown Farms

Long Beach
Aquarium of the Pacific
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden
El Dorado Nature Center
Gondola Getaway
Long Beach Glass Bottom Boat
Museum of Latin American Art
Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum
Queen Mary
Rainbow Lagoon Park

Los Angeles
Angel's Flight Railway
Audobon Center at Debs Park
Bob Baker Marionette
California African American Museum
California Science Center
Cayton Children's Museum

Chinatown
Chinese American Museum
Ferndell
Gene Autry Museum
Grammy Museum
Griffith Park Observatory
Griffith Park Pony Rides
Griffith Park Train Ride
Heritage Square Museum
Japanese American National Museum

La Brea Tar Pits & Page Museum
LACMA
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Live Steamers Railway
Los Angeles Zoo
Mineral Wells Trail
Museum of Dream Space
Museum of Motion Pictures
Natural History Museum
Noah's Ark at Skirball Museum
Off the Wall Gamezone
Olvera Street
Original Farmer's Market
Peterson Automotive Museum
Police Museum
St. Vincent Court
The Broad
The Last Bookstore
The Old Zoo
Travel Town Museum
Two Bit Circus
Vista Hermosa Natural Park

Lucerne
Wolf Mountain Sanctuary

Malibu
El Matador Beach
Leo Carrillo State Beach
Point Dume Nature Preserve
Rock N Rope Adventures
Zuma Beach

Mecca
Salton Sea

Mission Hills
Forneris Farms

Mojave Desert
Joshua Tree National Park

Montebello
Montebello Barnyard Zoo

Moorpark
America's Teaching Zoo
Underwood Family Farms

Newhall
Newhall Aquarium & Learning Center
Placerita Canyon Nature Center
William S Hart Park
Walk of Western Stars

Newport Beach
Davey's Locker Whale Watching
Newport Dunes Water Park

North Hollywood
Great Wall of Los Angeles

Northridge
Limekiln Canyon

Oak Glen
Los Rios Rancho
Oak Glen Preserve
Riley's Farm
Snow-Line Orchards

Oceanside
Buena Vista Audubon Society
Oceanside Museum of Art

Ojai
Barts Bookstore
Piedra Blanca 
Ojai Meadows Preserve

Ontario
Amy's Farm
Planes of Fame Air Museum

Orange
OC Zoo

Pacific Palisades
J Paul Getty Museum
The Getty Villa


Palmdale
Hidden Springs Picnic Area
Wolf Connection

Palm Springs
Aerial Highway
Living Desert Zoo
Palm Springs Air Museum

Pasadena
Arlington Gardens
Eaton Canyon Nature Center
Fair Oaks Pharmacy
Huntington Gardens
JPL Tour
Kidspace Museum
Rose Parade
Southern California Children's Museum
The Dinosaur Farm
USC Pacific Asia Museum

Paso Robles
Mission San Miguel
Sculpture Garden
Zoo to You

Phelan
Forever Wild

Playa Del Ray
Ballona Wetlands

Pomona
Get Air Trampoline Park
Pomona Fairgrounds

Rancho Cucamonga
Bass Pro Shop

Ridgecrest
Trona Pinnacles

Riverside
California Citrus State Historic Park
Castle Park
Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center
March Field Air Museum

Mission Inn Museum
UC Riverside Botanical Garden
Van Buren Drive-In Theatre

Rosamond
Gem Hill
Feline Conservation Center

San Bernardino
First Original McDonald's Museum
Inland Empire Military Museum

San Bernardino History and Railroad Museum

San Diego
San Diego Zoo
Seaworld
USS Midway
Wild Wonders

San Dimas
Puddingstone Lake
Raging Waters

San Juan Capistrano
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Zoomer's Farm

San Pedro
Abalone Cove
Cabrillo Aquarium
Fort MacArthur Museum
Grunion Run
Marine Mammal Care Center
USS Iowa

Santa Ana
American Ninja Warrior Adventure Park
Kidseum at Bowers Museum
Marconi Car Museum
Santa Ana River Trail
Santa Ana Zoo

Santa Barbara
Chumash Painted Cave
Cold Spring Tavern
Museum of Exploration + Innovation
Santa Barbara Trapeze Company
Santa Barbara Zoo

Santa Clarita
Gibbon Conservation Center
Mountasia Family Fun Center
The Gentle Barn

Santa Monica 
Annenberg Community Beach House
Heal the Bay Aquarium
Museum of Flying
Santa Monica Art Museum

Santa Monica Pier
Pacific Park
Trapeze School New York

Seal Beach
San Gabriel River Bike Path
Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge

Sherman Oaks
Castle Park Amusement

Silverado
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary

Skyforest
SkyPark at Santa's Village

Simi Valley
Ronald Regan Library

Solana Beach
Annie's Canyon Slot Trail

Solvang
Nojoqui Falls Trail
Old Mission Santa Ines
Trolley Tour

South Gate
Hapik Climbing Gym

Studio City
Pinz Bowling Center
Studio City Farmer's Market

Sylmar
Discovery Cube LA
Hansen Dam Fishing
MB2 Raceway

Wildlife Learning Center

Tarzana
Vanalden Cave Trail

Tehachapi
Adorable Alpacas
Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum
Tehachapi Loop
Tehachapi Mountain Park
Mountain Spirit Center

Temecula
Pennypickles Workshop
Temecula Berry Co
Temecula Duck Pond

Toluca Lake
Toluca Lake Farmer's Market

Tujunga
Oro Vista Park
Switzer Falls


Universal City
Citywalk
iFly
Universal Studios

Valencia
Bridgeport Marketplace Pond
Hurricane Harbor
Six Flags Magic Mountain

Van Nuys
Break Room LA
Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve
Skyzone
SuihoEn Japanese Garden

Venice
Venice Canals

Ventura
Channel Islands Visitor Center
Ventura Harbor

West Covina
Laser Land

Whittier
Friscos Car Hop

Yermo
Calico Ghost Town
Peggy Sue's Diner
animal tracks

Animal Tracks, Agua Dulce

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Ernst Quarries at Sharktooth Hill, Bakersfield

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Big Bear Alpine Zoo, Big Bear

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Ostrich Land USA, Buellton

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Cabazon Dinosaurs, Cabazon

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SEA LIFE Aquarium, Carlsbad

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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chino

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Star Eco Station, Culver City

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The Reptile Zoo, Fountain Valley

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Madame Tussade's Wax Museum, Hollywood

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Descanso Gardens, La Canada

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Sunny Jims Sea Cave, La Jolla

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Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach

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Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles

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La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles

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Forneris Farms, Mission Hills

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William S. Hart Park, Newhall

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Amy's Farm, Ontario

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Living Desert Zoo, Palm Springs

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Forever Wild, Phelan

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Feline Conservation Center, Rosamond

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San Diego Safari Park, Escondido

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Marine Mammal Care Center, San Pedro

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Heal the Bay Aquarium, Santa Monica

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Annie's Canyon Slot Trail, Solana Beach

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Wildlife Learning Center, Sylmar

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Universal Studio Hollywood, Universal City

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Ventura Harbor, Ventura