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9 Fantastic Summer Day Trip Ideas for Everyone


Unlike the time when we were younger and mostly thought about how to spend our long school holidays, as adults, our thoughts tend to revolve around how to get more time to ourselves and how to achieve a longer break. The truth is that commitments and responsibilities are part and parcel of life, and it can be hard to get more time off to spend time with our loved ones and indulge in our favorite activities. 

However, you’ll need to keep in mind that taking some time off is important for our own well-being. Although it can be difficult to fully utilize the limited amount of time we have on our hands, we can always get creative with how we spend it. In fact, there are still tons of opportunities for you to have the perfect summer escape, and we’ve got the best day trip ideas down below for you:

Go on a Camping Adventure Trip 

If you’re looking for something you can plan, organize and pack for on the same day itself, this is it. For those with the necessary equipment (e.g. tent, backpack, sleeping bag, etc.), it’s practically a walk in the park. You can even buy your food supplies on the way, so it’s about deciding just where you want to pitch your tent and spend the night.  

Suggestion: Angeles National Forest

Location: Palmdale, CA 93550

Explore a Museum

A day trip doesn’t have to mean an outdoor one. If you can’t remember the last time you stepped into a museum, this is one activity you can add to your list. Admission is usually kept to a minimum (if it isn’t free), and depending on the exhibits on display, you can easily spend an entire day here just soaking in all the carefully curated items.

Suggestion: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Location: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Opening Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mon to Thurs), 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Fri), 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Sat & Sun), Closed on Wednesdays


Go for a Hike in the Mountains 

In case you’re wondering if hiking is a suitable activity for you, don’t worry. It’s a popular activity that’s suitable for all ages, and there are usually different levels of trail difficulty available for everyone. You’ll need a good pair of shoes, a bottle of water and some bite-sized snacks and you’re good to go. 

Suggestion: Eaton Canyon Trail @ Eaton Canyon

Distance: Just under 4 miles

Have Some Fun at the Water Park

It’s one of the most inexpensive summer activities there is, and the main thing you’ll want to remember is that it’s going to be a really cooling experience. Rather than join the beach crowd, you can still have plenty of fun in or out of the water at your local water park.

Suggestion: Raging Waters Los Angeles

Location: 111 Raging Waters Drive, San Dimas, CA 91773


Go to a Concert

During the summer, you can expect plenty of free outdoor concerts. Rather than sit at home, it’s time to get out and join the crowd. Bring your own picnic, invite some friends, and get ready to have a blast with the artistes performing up on stage.

Suggestion: Summer Season @ Hollywood Bowl

Location: 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068


Take a Trip to a Pick-Your-Own Farm

Lots of crops will be available for picking in summer, and it’s a great activity that gets you outdoors and literally enjoying the fruits of your harvest. There’s something instinctively satisfying about harvesting your own produce, so get on down to your local farm for a fantastic pick-your-own experience.

Suggestion: McGrath Family Farm 

Location: 32701 Alipaz St., San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Opening Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Daily)


Visit the Zoo

Summer is one of the best times to visit the zoo, and if you have young kids, you can bet that they’ll be the most excited. There will be plenty of wildlife to look at and admire, and although food prices can be a little steeper, it’ll be worth it. Just imagine all the candid and awesome photo shoots you can get as well as the chance to learn more about the many species available in a single place. 

Suggestion: Los Angeles Zoo

Location: 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Opening Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Daily)


Read at the Local Library

Books aren’t the only things you’ll find at libraries these days. In fact, you’ll be surprised at just how much media resources are available on hand, from e-books and audiobooks to tons of other free programs. There’s also going to be free air-conditioning, so why not take the chance to just chill and catch up on some quiet time?

Suggestion: Los Angeles Central Library

Location: 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 9007

Opening Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Mon to Thurs), 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Fri & Sat), 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Sun)

Go for a Wine Tasting Session

If you’re a self-professed wine buff, you’ll want to take the opportunity to visit the nearest winery during the summer. Just take a relaxing stroll and breathe in the outdoors on your day trip. Some places even offer free wine tastings, so it very much depends on how you intend to go about it.

Suggestion: San Antonio Winery

Location: 737 Lamar St, Los Angeles, CA 90031


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Posted on Jun 12 2019

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