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Santa Clarita

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Santa Clarita, officially the City of Santa Clarita, is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County, California, and the 24th largest in the state of California. The city has annexed a number of unincorporated areas, contributing to the large population increase. It is located about 35 miles (56 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles, and occupies most of the Santa Clarita Valley. It is a notable example of a U.S. edge city or boomburb. Santa Clarita was ranked by Money magazine in 2006 as 18th of the top 100 places to live.Santa Clarita was incorporated in December 1987 as the union of four unincorporated communities, Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus, and Valencia, most of which are situated on the land of the former Rancho San Francisco. The four communities retain separate identities, and it is common for residents to refer to a specific neighborhood when asked where they are from. Santa Clarita is bounded on the west by the Golden State Freeway (I-5). The Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14) runs northeast-southwest through an irregular east border, and the Newhall Pass is the city's southernmost point.
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Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
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Six Flags Magic Mountain
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Duration: 8 hours
Santa Clarita Woodlands Park ©
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Santa Clarita Woodlands Park Newhall
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Duration: 2 hours
Towsley Canyon Park ©
Scenic Walking Area
Towsley Canyon Park Newhall
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William S. Hart Museum & Ranch ©
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William S. Hart Museum & Ranch Newhall
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Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Santa Clarita

Santa Monica State Beach ©
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Santa Monica State Beach Santa Monica
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Santa Monica Pier ©
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Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica
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Santa Monica Bay ©
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Santa Monica Bay Santa Monica
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Third Street Promenade ©
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Third Street Promenade Santa Monica
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Hidden gems in Santa Clarita

Gibbon Conservation Center ©
Wildlife Area
Gibbon Conservation Center
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Duration: 2 hours
The Gentle Barn ©
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The Gentle Barn
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Placerita Canyon Nature Center
Wildlife Area
Placerita Canyon Nature Center Newhall
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Oak Tree Gun Club ©
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Oak Tree Gun Club Newhall
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Santa Clarita

Museum of the Bible
Specialty Museum
Museum of the Bible
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio
Specialty Museum
Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio Newhall
3.3
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Santa Clarita

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor ©
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Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
2.8
Duration: 2 hours
Mountasia Family Fun Center ©
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Mountasia Family Fun Center
3.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Spas in Santa Clarita

The Ivy Day Spa ©
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The Ivy Day Spa
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Where to stay in Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita offers mostly chain hotels, comfortable enough for a short stay. You can also visit on day trips from Los Angeles, about 40 minutes by car to the southwest.
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