Local Attractions

  • Six Flags Magic Mountains - 3.5 mi
  • Six Flags Harricane Harbor – 3.5 mi
  • Valencia Industrial Center – 4 mi
  • Valancia Town Center - 2 mi
  • William S. Hart Regional Park & Museum- 0.75 mi
  • Master's College - 0.6 mi
  • Melody Ranch Cow Boy Festival – 0.6 mi
  • Mountasia Family Fun Center - 2 mi
  • The Getty Center- 24 mi
  • Los Angeles Zoo, 24 mi
  • Regan Library - 30 mi
  • Universal Studios - 22 mi
  • Hollywood Bowl - 24 mi
  • Downtown Los Angeles - 30 mi
  • Disneyland – 60 mi
  • Dodger Stadium – 25 mi
  • Rose Bowl – 36 mi
  • Staples Center - Los Angeles - 36 mi
  • All major beaches - (45 to 55 mi)


Bus/Van Tours

L.A. Tours (Tel. 323/460-6490; www.latours.net) operates regularly scheduled tours of the city. Plush shuttle buses pick up riders from major hotels for morning or afternoon tours of Sunset Strip, the movie studios, the Farmers Market, Hollywood, homes of the stars, and other attractions. Different itineraries are available, from Downtown and the Music Center to Disneyland, Universal Studios, or Six Flags Magic Mountain. Tours vary in length from a half-day Beaches & Shopping tour to a full-day Grand City tour. Advance reservations are required.

The other major tour company in L.A. is Starline Tours (Tel. 800/959-3131; www.starlinetours.com) -- you'll see their air-conditioned minibuses, double-decker Big Red buses, and open-air trolleys all over the city. Since 1935, Starline has been offering a wide selection of L.A. tours, including the first-ever Movie Stars' Homes tour. Its most popular tour, the 2-hour neighborhood jaunt, departs every half-hour from the front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre between 9:30am and 5:30pm (you'll see the Starline kiosk to the right of the theater entrance at 6925 Hollywood Blvd.). If you really like driving tours, sign up for the piece d' resistance: the 5 1/2-hour Grand Tour of L.A.


Walking Tours

If you want the classic Hollywood walking tour, Red Line Tours (Tel. 323/402-1074; www.redlinetours.com) offers daily sightseeing expeditions to all the famous (and infamous) landmarks in Hollywood. Its unique "live-audio" system allows customers to hear the tour guide even over the city noise. Customers wear an audio headset receiver while the tour guide wears a headset microphone transmitter (pretty clever, actually). Trips depart from the Stella Adler Academy & Theatres (6773 Hollywood Blvd.) at 10am, noon, 2pm, and 4pm, 7 days a week. Rates are $20 for adults, $18 for students and seniors, and $15 for children ages 9 to 15. Tours of Downtown L.A. are offered as well. Log on to the Red Line Tour website for more information.

The L.A. Conservancy (Tel. 213/623-2489; www.laconservancy.org) conducts about a dozen entertaining walking tours of historic Downtown L.A. In Pasadena, Pasadena Heritage (Tel. 626/441-6333; www.pasadenaheritage.org) offers a walking tour of Old Pasadena.


Bicycle Tours

Perry's Beach Café & Rentals in Santa Monica offers 1 1/2-hour bicycle tours of the Santa Monica and Venice beach communities. It's a great way to explore the area while learning about its history and landmark architecture. The package costs $30 per person and includes a tour guide, a 3-hour bike rental with protective gear, water, a bike lock, and goody bag. Note: A minimum of three people are required for the tour. For more information or to make a reservation call tel. 310/372-3138.


Helicopter Tours

Touring L.A. from above is certainly a unique perspective. Just the thrill of riding in a helicopter is worth the price. Celebrity Helicopters (Tel. 877/999-2099; www.celebheli.com) offers a wide array of themed trips, ranging from a 35-minute Celebrity Home Tour ($169) to a 25-minute fly-by of the L.A. coastline ($99). Other tour packages are available as well: Check their website for more information.


Off 'N Running Tours

(Tel. 310/246-1418; www.offnrunningtours.com) combines sporting with sightseeing, taking joggers on guided runs through Los Angeles. The themed tours are customized to take in the most entertaining areas around the city and can accommodate any skill level for 4 to 12 miles. One of the most popular routes is up to Holmby Hills, past the Playboy Mansion and other massive estates. It's a fun way to get the most out of your morning jog. Tours cost about $60 and include a T-shirt, bottled water and a post-tour cupcake.


Beverly Hills Trolley Tours

The city of Beverly Hills offers inexpensive trolley tours that detail the city's history as well as little-known facts and celebrity tidbits. The tour takes visitors on a 40-minute docent-led tour through the tony avenues of Beverly Hills, including Rodeo Avenue and the Golden Triangle. It runs every Saturday on the hour from 11am to 4pm. The fare is a mere $5, and the trolley departs at the "Trolley Stop" at the intersection of Rodeo Drive and Dayton Way. For more information, call tel. 310/285-2438 or log on to www.beverlyhills.org



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Santa Clarita Local Attraction

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain is home to the world's greatest coasters and has over 100 rides, games and attractions for the entire family!

Enjoy exciting thrill rides like: X2, the world's only 5th dimensional roller coaster; Tatsu, Soar on the tallest, fastest and longest flying coaster on Earth; Scream, Southern California's floorless coaster, Deja Vu - the world's fastest and tallest suspended, looping boomerang coaster, Goliath - the coaster GIANT among GIANTS, The Riddler's Revenge - the world's tallest and fastest stand-up roller coaster, Superman The Escape - towering 415 feet in the air, Colossus, Batman The Ride, Viper and many more. For younger guests there is Bugs Bunny World, featuring rides and attractions that provide real thrills for kids and adults alike. And ... meet your favorite Looney Tunes characters - Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, Sylvester. Enjoy a full day of fun for guests of all ages only at Six Flags Magic Mountain!

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Hurricane Harbor

This tropical the med water park is sure to provide an entire day of fun for the entire family! The Six Flags Hurricane Harbor attraction lineup features more than 23 slides and attractions including: Tornado, a six-story funnel of fun, Black Snake Summit, with two of the tallest enclosed speed slides in Southern California; Lizard Lagoon, a 7,000 square-foot pool for teen and adult activities; Bamboo Racer, an exciting 45-foot-tall, six-lane racing attraction; Castaway Cove, an exclusive children's water play kingdom; Shipwreck Shores which offers water play activities for the entire family; the Forgotten Sea wave pool and The River Cruise lazy river.

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Cowboy Festival

The cowboy festival is a celebration of America's Western heritage which features the nation's best in Western music and poetry, entertainment, cowboy cuisine, fine art, and the latest in quality Western gear and clothing. The Cowboy Festival continues a Santa Clarita tradition, bringing the sights, sounds, and flavors of the Old and new West to visitors. To kick off the event, the Walk of Western Stars sidewalk dedication and evening gala at the Hyatt Valencia will celebrate the induction of Western entertainment greats. At the festival, guests will enjoy nationally-renowned Western entertainment, including Hot Club of Cowtown, Baxter Black, Don Edwards, The Sons of the San Joaquin, R. W. Hampton, Dave Stamey, Joni Harms, and Sourdough Slim among many others. We will once again be featuring elements of living history at the Festival that entertain children and adults alike.

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William S. Hart Park & Museum

Part of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and the former home of William S. Hart, silent film star and director, the 265-acre Horseshoe Ranch and mansion include an impressive collection of the actor's furnishings. Western art, Native American artifacts and momentous of early Hollywood. The museum is open to the public daily and offers tours, in addition to hosting a variety of film screening and concerts through out the year

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Fillmore & Western Railway

In the heart of California's Heritage Valley, just 19 miles west of Santa Clarita, one hundred year old tracks are still in use by Fillmore Western Railway. These once abandoned and now restored tracks have been transporting families year round for the last decade to Santa Paula and more recently to Piru. A variety of excursion trains take you through the Heritage Valley, where you'll enjoy mountains, rivers, creeks, nurseries, citrus and avocado orchards and more.

This nostalgic adventure can be experienced on Saturdays and Sundays aboard the Weekend Scenic excursion, or while partaking in one of the many other the med excursions. Enjoy the only Murder Mystery Dinner Train in Southern California on Saturday nights or climb aboard holiday the med trains, including The Pumpkin Liner, Headless Horseman Dinner Train, North Pole Express, Christmas Tree Train, and lunch trains for Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day. You can even enjoy seasonal excursions such as the Margarita Madness Train or the various Wine excursion trains. There is truly something for everybody at Fillmore Western Railway

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