Southern California April 02, 2018
10 Epic Things You Never Thought Of Doing In Southern California, But Should
Living in Southern California means having access to TONS of fun and memorable adventures every day of the week. If you think you’ve experienced everything there is to see and do in SoCal, you’ll want to take a look at these ten outings that will add some adventure to your SoCal bucket list. Which one on this list is your favorite? Number two, four, and five are our favorites!!
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1. Take a hike to a hidden and historic cave.
Feeling adventurous? Then you'll want to head to Dripping Cave Trail inside the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park at 28373 Alicia Pkwy in Laguna Niguel, CA for an epic hike you won't soon forget. Formerly a well-known hideout for robbers in the 1800s, this cave was the hiding place for thieves on the lookout for a stagecoach to hijack. Now it's just a great spot for a memorable hike that also offers a dash of history.
2. Take a train-themed trip through Southern California.
If you love trains, then you'll want to hop aboard this
for an epic day on the tracks. From train museums to train-themed restaurants including a vintage steakhouse located in a vintage train car, there's a little something for everyone on this train-themed trip through SoCal.
3. Take a hike to a rock shaped like a potato chip.
Just one look at Potato Chip Rock and it's clear where this unique destination got its name because it truly looks exactly like a potato chip. Perfect for a fun hike and a great photo opportunity, the hike to
Potato Chip Rock
is a great activity for the whole family.
4. Go on safari in SoCal wine country.
If you love wine and outdoorsy adventures then you will surely enjoy this
one-of-a-kind wine safari in Malibu
. Sip and sample wine in a scenic setting at Saddlerock Ranch and Vineyard located in Malibu at 32111 Mulholland Hwy. The safari includes a ride in an open-air vehicle that will take you on a tour of the ranch with stops along the way to sample local wine made from grapes grown in the vineyard
5. Spend the night in the desert in a vintage Airstream.
If you love the quirky side of Southern California then you'll be pleased to know you can head to the SoCal desert and stay the night in a vintage Airstream.
Kate's Lazy Desert Airstream Motel
, located near Joshua Tree National Park, offers six unique Airstreams decked out in memorable decor for a motel stay that's unlike any overnighter you've ever experienced before.
6. Stroll through a forest filled with redwoods.
Most people think you have to head to Northern California to experience the redwoods, but did you know we have our very own redwoods right here in SoCal? Located inside
Carbon Canyon Regional Par
k at 4442 Carbon Canyon Road in Brea, CA, you can take a picturesque walk through a trail of redwood trees that will take your breath away.
7. Take a ferry ride to a beautiful island.
Hop aboard the Catalina Express from three different locations within SoCal and head to heavenly Catalina Island for a day trip or a weekend adventure. Perfect for a couples getaway or a family trip, this is one epic outing that everyone will love. Head over
to check out more details about this fun activity in SoCal.
8. Go kayaking through a sea cave.
Most people think of La Jolla as a destination for shopping and unforgettable dining, but did you know that La Jolla is also known for its epic
sea cave kayak tour
? Perfect for an outing on the water or for those who love exploring, a kayak tour of La Jolla's stunning sea caves will bring out the adventurer in everyone.
9. Visit an Alpine Village
Why hop on a plane to head to a German village when you can just drive to Torrance, CA to visit Alpine Village? You'll find an assortment of festive shops and restaurants at Alpine Village that will make you feel like you're a million miles away from SoCal. Head over
to learn more about this unique day trip in SoCal.
10. Take a swim under a waterfall.
Who doesn't love the idea of a refreshing swim under a waterfall? Located in San Luis Obispo County, the Big Falls trail will take you to one of SoCal's tallest waterfalls. After a rewarding hike, there's nothing better than cooling off in a refreshing pool of water. Head over
to learn more about this epic SoCal adventure.
Ready to hit the road and check out some new adventures in SoCal? Let us know in the comments where you’re headed next. If you’re seeking more SoCal inspiration, make sure to check out these
10 hidden oases that will completely refresh you.