Southern California June 16, 2020
The Fairytale Road Trip That’ll Lead You To Some Of Southern California’s Most Magical Places
Longing for a fun road trip that will take you to some of SoCal’s most magical places? Then it’s time to load up the car and hit the road as we’ve put together a fairytale adventure to remember. Ready for some fun? Off we go!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
Looking for a memorable way to experience Southern California? Let's hit the road and experience these seven destinations that are all incredibly magical in their own way.
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1. Summer Past Farms
With a name like Summer Past Farms, you can't help but imagine a fairytale destination that captures the very best of summer. And it truly does! Located in the small town of Flinn Springs, this relaxing stop offers a little bit of everything -- a serene setting, whimsical grounds, a coffee shop, a gift shop, and even handmade soaps made right here on the property. Address: Summers Past Farms is located at 15602 Olde Hwy 80, Flinn Springs, CA 92021.
2. Casa Romantica Cultural Center
Located in the coastal town of San Clemente, the Casa Romantica Cultural Center is a magnificent hideaway with the most breathtaking views you've ever experienced. Lush gardens and serene paths fill the outdoor space and provide a wonderful respite from city life. Address: 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672.
3. Pirate Tower
Head to Laguna Beach to spot the mysterious Pirate Tower that looks like it's part of an old medieval castle right on the sandy beach. Whether you're a kid or just a kid at heart, you'll appreciate this fairytale tower that is one of the most unexpected places to discover in SoCal. Address: 2713 Victoria Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
4. South Coast Botanic Garden
Head toward Palos Verdes Peninsula, which is a sight to behold in and of itself, and head to South Coast Botanic Garden where you'll find a fairytale destination packed with walking trails, storybook gardens, and plenty of picturesque scenery that will leave you feeling refreshed. Address: 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Penninsula, CA 90274.
5. The Magic Castle
One of SoCal's true hidden gems, this spellbinding Magic Castle is filled with all sorts of mystery and intrigue. Originally built in 1909 and now home to the Academy of Magical Arts, this local treasure is a destination you must see to believe. Address: 7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028.
6. Sturtevant Falls
How about adding a waterfall to this road trip?! Sturtevant Falls, tucked inside the Angeles National Forest, is a SoCal favorite. It can be reached by heading out on a short hike that will lead you to this stunning 50-foot waterfall. It's quite the sight to see. Address: The Sturtevant Falls Trailhead is located at Forest Rte 2N40, Arcadia, CA 91006.
7. Sugarplum Farm and Chocolate Shop
Located in the town of Temecula, SugarPlum Farm and Chocolate Shop is the perfect addition to this fairytale road trip. A petting zoo and chocolate shop in one? You betcha! And it's just as delightful as it sounds. Address: 39695 Berenda Rd., Temecula, CA 92591.
What a fun way to spend the day in SoCal! Do you have a favorite spot on this road trip? We’d love to know, so please share in the comments.
Address: 15602 Olde Hwy 80, El Cajon, CA 92021, USA Address: QMM2+6F, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274, USA Address: The Magic Castle, 7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA Address: 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672, USA Address: Forest Rte 2N40, Arcadia, CA 91006, USA Address: 39695 Berenda Rd, Temecula, CA 92591, USA