Fun And Exciting Things To See And Do In Southern California

February 11, 2021

One of the most densely populated regions on the planet, the coastal cities and towns of Southern California are jam-packed with fun and exciting things to see and do. There is so much that it can be hard to pick.

While certainly not an all-encompassing list of great things to do in California, the following are six action-packed ideas to consider:

Find Famous Filming Locations

Everyone knows Hollywood is the world capital of moviemaking. As a result, countless films have been shot on location across Los Angeles. Chances are, some of the most iconic scenes in your favorite movies were shot on location in places you can visit in person. Consider it a cross between going on a treasure hunt and taking a tour of the city. Once you have narrowed down the exact place where a scene was filmed, have a companion line up the camera to take a matching shot for comparison.

Visit A Casino Resort

Are you someone who likes to take chances? Does the thought of friendly competition sound appealing? If so, consider visiting one of the many impressive casino resorts scattered across Southern California. First-time visitors are encouraged to learn how to play craps and other table games before placing their bets. That is because learning while you play gives the house an unfair advantage from the start.

Visit A Theme Park

Some of the world’s most iconic theme parks are located in Southern California. The list includes Disneyland, LEGOLAND, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, and Universal Studios Hollywood. Those who love thrill rides and fantasy atmosphere are encouraged to visit one or more of these impressive theme parks during their stay in Southern California.

Go Ziplining

No matter where you are in Southern California, you are never too far from one of the best ziplines in the state. Ranging from just under ten miles to nearly 30, these zip lines provide breathtaking views of the Golden State while also offering unparalleled thrills.

Go Whale Watching

The waters off the coast of Southern California are teeming with marine life. Depending on the time of year, several whale species can be spotted as they traverse through the Pacific Ocean. Many companies offer daily boat tours to see these magnificent animals and other fascinating sea creatures up close.

Go Skydiving

Once upon a time, skydiving was reserved for military personnel and adrenaline junkies. These days, however, skydiving is something families can do as a weekend escapade. While beginners are subject to carefully monitored jumps accompanied by highly trained professionals, the stomach-dropping excitement of plummeting to earth and deploying a parachute will override any lost sense of pride.

Southern California is one of those rare places with no shortage of fun and exciting things to see and do. For many visitors, the trouble is not finding what to do; it is finding the time to do it all in one trip. Most will need to visit several times before checking off everything on their list. With that said, there is a handful of activities that are sure to provide the thrills and adventure you seek.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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