Day trips in California

California day trips

There are so many things to see and do in California, it can be hard to choose just one. Here are our top three picks for day trips in California, when you just want a mini-vacation for the day.

San Juan Capistrano

Famous for its returning swallows, although the swallows have largely decamped for a nearby golf course, this charming little town still holds an amazing amount of history and fascinating architecture to explore.

Aquarium of the Pacific

One of the country’s best aquariums, Aquarium of the Pacific offers millions of gallons of fresh and salt water displays, touch tanks, and more.

Rodeo Drive

Glitzy, glamorous, and everything LA is famous for – for better or worse. You have to check out Rodeo Drive at least once. It’s hard to believe it until you see it for yourself!

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