Catalina Island - Shopping, Water Recreation, Boat Tours, Hiking.
Hurricane Harbor - From thrilling speed slides to cool kids' areas to gallons of water adventures, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is a tropical paradise and the perfect place to cool off and work on your California tan. [Santa Clarita, near Magic Mountain].
Lake Arrowhead Village - Shopping, Dining, Entertainment, Attractions. Mountain activities, open 365 days per year [2 hours north of LA].
Magic Mountain - If you like roller coasters then try Magic Mountain. Emphasis is on Thrill Rides, with some theme attractions, plus carnival games, arcades, food. Also has family attractions such as shows and entertainment [Santa Clarita, northern LA County].
Mulholland Drive - Scenic views of Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley. Driving directions.
Nature Centers - Nature centers, parks and natural areas.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens - Located on 86 acres in Claremont, just south of the San Gabriel foothills, the Garden is home to 70,000 native Californian plants, representing 2,000 native species, hybrids and cultivars. Each season the Garden showcases the incredible wealth and diversity of our state's treasure of native plants.
San Fernando Valley Shopping, including Northridge Fashion Center, Panorama Mall, Sherman Oaks Galleria, Topanga Shopping Center, Sherman Oaks Fashion Square.
(Westfield) Valencia Town Center - Shopping, Dining in Santa Clarita [Northern LA County]
Whale Watching - Newport Landing provides multiple whale watching tours, departing daily from Newport Beach between December 26th and April 30th, which coincides with the prime Grey Whale migration period. Newport Landing is centrally located in Orange County, minutes from Los Angeles. Newport Landing is ideally positioned to take advantage of the annual Grey whale migration, which brings hundreds of Grey Whales along the Laguna Beach coastline and within minutes of Newport Harbor. Along with viewing Grey Whales you can expect to see dolphins, sea lions, and marine birds. Killer whales, sharks, and many other marine creatures may also be observed.