Looking for a fun day trip idea for the weekend. We have a list of 5 Spring day trip ideas in Southern California that everyone in your family will enjoy!
SAN DIEGO WILD ANIMAL PARK
Looking to show your kids something fun outdoors, but not to far away. Head on down to the San Diego Zoo Wild Animal Park. So many fun animal exhibits to see and check out. Your kids are going to love seeing the Cheetah races and the Flightline Safari Zipline. Check it out here.
BOYSENBERRY FESTIVAL AT KNOTTS BERRY FARM
Be sure to come with an empty stomach for this festival. There are so many tasty treats for everyone to enjoy. They even have vegan and gluten-free options as well. Pick a day and head over to Knotts to enjoy this annual Spring event. Details here.
PIONEER TOWN IN YUCCA VALLEY
My kids love this place! It is the perfect distance from Orange County, where you feel like you really took your family on a trip, but didn’t have to get on an airplane to do it! We always make a stop to Pioneer Town when we go hiking in Joshua Tree, but you can also make this your one and only day trip stop in Yucca Valley. Details here.
LAGUNA NIGUEL BOTANICAL PRESERVE
The preserve has over 2000 different plant species and over 4 miles of walking trails. It is completely free to park and enter the preserve. You can even bring your furry family members here too. I suggest a picnic lunch at this family friendly spot. More details here.
ANAHIEM ADVENTURE LAGOON
Adventure Lagoon opens up every Spring until September. Grab the whole family and head over some outdoor fun. The kids will love this place and beg you to go back every week. Details for your visit and how to plan can be found here.
Desert X is produced by The Desert Biennial, a charitable organization founded in California, conceived to produce recurring international contemporary art exhibitions that activate desert locations through site-specific installations by acclaimed international artists. This year the exhibits will run from March 4th to May 7th. They are all open and free to the public. They are open from sun up to sun down. There is usually always a volunteer on site to assist you with any questions you might have.