Southern California January 27, 2020
12 Unforgettable Southern California Day Trips, One For Each Month Of The Year
If you call Southern California home, but you haven’t had a chance to explore this part of the country as much as you’d like, then you’ll want to read through this itinerary that will lead you to some pretty wonderful destinations in SoCal for each month of the year. From a delightful chocolate shop and petting zoo to a dreamy destination filled with wildflowers, this epic list has it all so you can carve out some memorable outings in 2020.
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:
January -- Joshua Tree National Park
During the month of January when the desert temps are cool, a wintertime hike through Joshua Tree is the place to be. Although we can't guarantee you'll find snow at Joshua Tree National Park in the month of January, it's quite a magical sight to see when the snow does fall during the winter season.
Check out this article to
read more about a visit to Joshua Tree
February -- Chocolate Shoppe and Petting Zoo
Nothing says February quite like chocolate. So how about a day trip to the nation's one and only chocolate shop AND petting zoo? Located in the city of Temecula, this fun outing is a great place for a pre-Valentine's Day celebration where you can get your chocolate fix and visit some darling animals at the same time.
Learn more about this destination by reading our previous article about this
local petting zoo and chocolate shoppe
March -- Hike through the Wildflowers
When the month of March rolls around, it's that time of year when the wildflowers are in full bloom in Southern California. Although we don't know if SoCal will have another Superbloom like last year, you can still count on colorful wildflowers in SoCal during the springtime. And it's spectacular!
Read more about the colorful blooms in SoCal along this
wildflower hike at Chino Hills State Park
April -- The Bunny Museum
What could be more appropriate than visiting a bunny museum during the month of April to celebrate springtime and the Easter holiday? With over 35,000 bunny-related items and a collection that continues to grow year after year, The Bunny Museum is one destination you must see to believe.
You can check out more details about this unique day trip by reading our original article about
The Bunny Museum
May -- The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
Each and every year, The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch draws a crowd from all over the world to see these colorful blooms in person. The season begins in March and runs through May, which is our favorite time of year to visit when the blooms are often at their peak.
Read the original article about
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
to learn more.
June -- Keys Creek Lavender Farn
During the month of June, when the lavender season is in full bloom, you'll want to carve out a day to visit one of SoCal's most delightful lavender farms. Keys Creek Lavender Farm offers tours, a meditation garden, a tea house, and a gift shop.
You can learn more about
a day trip to Keys Creek Lavender Farm
by reading our original article.
July -- Catalina Island
A day trip to Catalina Island is one SoCal tradition that seems to mark the middle of summertime here in SoCal. Hop aboard the ferry and head to this picturesque island for a day or even a whole weekend of fun in July.
previous article about Catalina Island
to learn more about this fun day trip.
August -- Lake Gregory Waterpark
There's something about summertime in SoCal that makes everyone long for a relaxing day at the lake. Although there are many fun places to visit to have some lakeside fun in Southern California, one longtime favorite is a trip to this inflatable waterpark at Lake Gregory that the whole family will enjoy.
Keep reading to learn about this summertime outing at
Lake Gregory Waterpark
September -- Idyllwild
As the season changes from summer to fall in SoCal, one of the best places to be is in the mountain town of Idyllwild. Packed with delicious eateries, stunning wildlife, and plenty of hikes for those who love nature, this peaceful town in SoCal is tops on the list for a day trip.
Read more about
the mountain town of Idyllwild
in our previous article.
October -- Willowbrook Apple Farm
October is apple picking season in Southern California, which makes a day trip to the small town of Oak Glen the perfect place to be this time of year. You'll find plenty of great spots in Oak Glen to pick apples and enjoy the fall festivities, including this charming destination -- Willowbrook Farm.
Read our previous article about
to get more details about a visit to this charming apple farm.
November -- A 2-Hour Scenic Sunday Drive
When November is in full swing, you'll want to jump in the car and head out on this scenic Sunday drive through the most eye-popping fall colors SoCal has to offer. Drive through Wrightwood, Big Bear Lake, Lake Arrowhead, and Green Valley Lake for a glimpse of fall beauty.
Get all the details about the best route to take by reading our previous article featuring this
2-hour drive to see SoCal's fall colors
December -- Festival of Lights
December is all about embracing the magic of the holiday season. One breathtaking way to experience the beauty of the holidays is by visiting the annual Festival of Lights at the historic Mission Inn Hotel and Spa in downtown Riverside. With millions of twinkling lights and tons of holiday cheer in the air, this is the perfect place for a day trip toward the end of the year.
You can read about the
2019 Festival of Lights
to see what you can expect in 2020.
Are you ready to hit the road and start exploring? What a fun way to experience Southern California this year! Make sure to bookmark this article so you can reference it throughout the year as you plan your SoCal adventures.
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