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
San Fernando Valley
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


Chattsworth
Stoney Point Park
The Valley Hive

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

Lake Balboa
Balboa Fun Zone
Ferry
The Japanese Garden


Northridge
Limekiln Canyon

Sherman Oaks
Castle Park Amusement

Studio City
Pinz Bowling Center
Studio City Farmer's Market

Sylmar
Discovery Cube LA
Hansen Dam Fishing
MB2 Raceway

Wildlife Learning Center

Toluca Lake
Toluca Lake Farmer's Market

Tujunga
Oro Vista Park
Switzer Falls


Universal City
Citywalk
iFly
Universal Studios

Van Nuys
Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve
Skyzone




 
Santa Clarita Valley
Acton
Paintball USA
Sweet Water Alpaca Tours

Agua Dulce
Animal Tracks
Vasquez Rocks

Castaic
Pyramid Lake

Lake Hughes
Shadowland Foundation
Quail Run Ostrich Ranch

Newhall
Placerita Canyon Nature Center
William S Hart Park


Palmdale
Hidden Springs Picnic Area
Wolf Connection

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

Valencia
Bridgeport Marketplace Pond
Hurricane Harbor
Rustic Burger
Six Flags Magic Mountain



 
Los Angeles County
Beverly Hills
Greystone Mansion
Franklin Canyon
Tree People


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

Echo Park
Swan Pedal Boats

Hollywood
Dave N Busters
Funko Pop Store
Ghiradelli

Grauman's Chinese Theater
Madame Tussades Wax Museum
Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum

Guinness World Records Museum

La Crescenta/La Canada
The Lost Bookstore
Descanso Gardens

Long Beach
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden
El Dorado Nature Center
Long Beach Aquarium
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 Science Center
Chinatown
Ferndell

Gene Autry Museum
Grammy Museum
Griffith Park Observatory
Griffith Park Pony Rides
Griffith Park Train Ride

La Brea Tar Pits & Page Museum
LACMA

Live Steamers Railway
Los Angeles Zoo
Mineral Wells Trail
Museum of Motion Pictures
Natural History Museum
Noah's Ark at Skirball Museum

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

Malibu
El Matador Beach
Leo Carrillo State Beach

Point Dume Nature Preserve

Rock N Rope Adventures
Zuma Beach

Mission Hills
Forneris Farms

Montebello
Montebello Barnyard Zoo

North Hollywood
Great Wall of Los Angeles

Playa Del Ray
Ballona Wetlands

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

Santa Monica 
Santa Monica Pier

South Gate
Hapik Climbing Gym

Venice
Venice Canals

Whittier
Friscos Car Hop

 
San Luis Obispo County
Paso Robles
Mission San Miguel
Sculpture Garden
Zoo to You



 
Santa Barbara County
Buellton
Ostrichland USA

Santa Barbara
Chumash Painted Cave
Cold Spring Tavern
Santa Barbara Zoo

Solvang
Nojoqui Falls Trail
Old Mission Santa Ines
Trolley Tour


 
Orange County
Anaheim
Bricks and Minifigs
California Adventure
Disneyland

Downtown Disney


Buena Park
Knott's Berry Farm
Medieval Times
Soak City

Costa Mesa
Noguchi Gardens
OCC Planetarium

Fountain Valley
The Reptile Zoo

Fullerton
Fullerton Arboretum
Fullerton Museum Center
Laguna Lake Park

Huntington Beach
Adventure Playground


Irvine
Great Park Balloon

Laguna
Pacific Marine Mammal Care Center
Pageant of the Masters
Sawdust Festival

Pirate Tower at Victoria Beach

Newport Beach
Davey's Locker Whale Watching

San Juan Capistrano
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Zoomer's Farm

Santa Ana
Marconi Car Museum
Orange County Zoo
Santa Ana River Trail
Santa Ana Zoo

Seal Beach
San Gabriel River Bike Path





 
Riverside County
Beaumont
123 Farms

Cabazon
Cabazon Dinosaurs

Mecca
Salton Sea

Palm Springs
Aerial Highway
Living Desert Zoo

Riverside
UC Riverside Botanical Garden

Temecula
Pennypickles Workshop
Temecula Berry Co
Temecula Duck Pond
 
 
 
 
 
Ventura County
Fillmore
Bennett's Honey Farm
Fillmore Fish Hatchery


Moorpark
America's Teaching Zoo
Underwood Family Farms

Ojai
Barts Bookstore
Piedra Blanca 
Ojai Meadows Preserve


Ventura
Ventura Harbor


 
 
 
 
 
San Gabriel Valley
Altadena
Millard Falls

Arcadia
Los Angeles Arboretum
Santa Anita Racetrack

Irwindale
Irwindale Speedway

Pasadena
Arlington Gardens
Eaton Canyon Nature Center

Fair Oaks Pharmacy
Huntington Gardens
JPL Tour
Kidspace Museum
Rose Parade
The Dinosaur Farm




 
Pomona Valley
Chino
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Chino Hills State Park
Egyptian Building

Claremont
Raymond M Alf Museum of Paleontology

Pomona
Pomona Fairgrounds

Rancho Cucamonga
Bass Pro Shop

San Dimas

Puddingstone Lake
Raging Waters


 
San Diego County
Borrego Springs
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Galleta Meadows

Carlsbad
Flower Fields
Legoland
Museum of Making Music
Oyster Aquafarm
Sea Life Aquarium

Julian
Town of Julian

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


San Diego
Safari Park
San Diego Zoo
Seaworld

USS Midway
Wild Wonders

Solana Beach
Annie's Canyon Slot Trail
 
Kern County
Bakersfield
Buena Vista Museum of Natural History
California Living Museum

Ernst Quarries at Sharktooth Hill
Murray Family Farms
Wind Wolves Preserve


California City
Cal City OHV Campground
Desert Tortoise Natural Area

Randsburg Town

Cantil
Red Rock Canyon

Kernville
Kern River Rafting

Little Lake
Fossil Falls

Mojave Desert
Joshua Tree National Park

Ridgecrest
Trona Pinnacles

Rosamond
Gem Hill
Feline Conservation Center

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


 
San Bernardino County
Barstow
Desert Discovery Center
Painted Rocks Brigade
Rainbow Basin


Big Bear
Alpine Slide
Big Bear Alpine Zoo
Big Bear Historical Museum
Gold Fever OHV

Lucerne
Wolf Mountain Sanctuary

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


Ontario
Amy's Farm
Planes of Fame Air Museum

Phelan
Forever Wild

Yermo
Calico Ghost Town
Peggy Sue's Diner