Some ideas for a day trip around Los Angeles:

  • Getty Center (Hilltop Art Museum in the Brentwood area)
  • Getty Villa (Hilltop Art Museum in the Malibu/Pacific Palisades area -- make reservations in advance)
  • Ojai
  • Pasadena - Rose Bowl, Norton Simon Museum, Huntington Library
  • Santa Barbara
    • Mission
    • Wine Tasting
  • Channel Islands
  • Whale Watching
  • Long Beach
    • Aquarium of the Pacific
    • Queen Mary (Former Luxury Liner; now a museum and hotel)
  • Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda near Anaheim  
  • Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley
  • Griffith Park
    • Horseback Riding at Sunset Ranch Hollywood
    • Observatory
    • L.A. Zoo & Botanical Gardens
    • Travel Town
    • LA Steamers (Sundays only)
    • Autry National Center (Museum)
  • Santa Monica (3rd St. Promenade and Pier)
  • The Grove (Shopping, DIning, Farmer's Market and Movie Theatres)
  • Venice Beach (Beach, Shopping, Gondola Rides)
  • Take a tour of film and television history with Newhallywood Tours (http://www.newhallywoodtours.com/)