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Santa Clarita

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Popular things to do in Santa Clarita

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Theme Park
Six Flags Magic Mountain
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Duration: 8 hours
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Santa Clarita Woodlands Park Newhall
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Duration: 2 hours
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Scenic Walking Area
Towsley Canyon Park Newhall
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
William S. Hart Museum & Ranch Newhall
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Duration: 2 hours
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. Use our United States sightseeing planner to arrange your visit to Santa Clarita and any other destinations in United States that take your fancy.

Side trips from Santa Clarita

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Beach
Santa Monica State Beach Santa Monica
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Duration: 2 hours
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Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Beach
Santa Monica Bay Santa Monica
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Duration: 2 hours
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Shopping
Third Street Promenade Santa Monica
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Santa Clarita

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

Museums in Santa Clarita

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

Kid-friendly things to do in Santa Clarita

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Water Park
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
2.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Ride / Activity
Mountasia Family Fun Center
3.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Spas in Santa Clarita

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Spa
The Ivy Day Spa
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Duration: 2h 30 min

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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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