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Southern California Attractions

If you're ready to hit the streets of Southern California, join one of the top tours & day trips on offer, and let a friendly local show you some of the most popular sites. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our 492 fun activities in Southern California are also worth checking out.

Things to Do in Southern California with Kids

Southern California is a fabulous destination for a family vacation. Bring the kids along and try these popular family friendly experiences together:

Explore The Neighborhoods of Southern California

San Diego

On the sun-drenched Pacific coast, this Southern California city provides great beaches, a famous zoo, historic sites and exciting nightlife.


Los Angeles

Relax on the beaches, be thrilled at the theme parks and experience culture in the museums and art galleries of this sprawling Southern California city.

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Palm Springs

Once a swinging spot for Hollywood’s celebrities, today this Southern California city welcomes vacationers from across the country to enjoy its warm weather.

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Santa Barbara

The American Riviera offers historic adobe architecture, plenty of art galleries, wineries and beautiful beaches. 


Santa Monica

An up-market city home to surfers, students, and celebrities, this is where to enjoy one of the famous beaches, a historic pier and great nightlife of the Los Angeles area.


Newport Beach

This chic, oceanfront community is famous for its beautiful surf, views and homes.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Southern California on a sunny day?

What to do in Southern California on a rainy day?

If it's pelting down during your trip, shake off your umbrella and dive into a couple of these appealing indoor activities:

What is Southern California famous for?

Bring some walking shoes because there are plenty of remarkable attractions you won't want to miss:

  • Disneyland®
  • Universal Studios Hollywood
  • SeaWorld
  • Legoland California

What should I not miss in Southern California?

You simply can't go home without ticking off the following inspiring attractions:

  • Venice Beach
  • Mission Beach
  • Staples Center
  • Los Angeles Convention Center

Are there cheap things to do in Southern California?

What can you do in Southern California for free?

You could even leave your credit card in the hotel safe for the day, because these top attractions won't cost you a thing:

  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • La Jolla Cove