Best day trips in Los Angeles

Check out the top day trips in Los Angeles, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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160 local reviews
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino
Closed now
+1 626-405-2100
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Patrick
My favourite day trip.
Melanie
A railroad tycoon's former residence, the Huntington has changing exhibitions, art collections, rare book disp…
Jani
An incredible display of art and botanical gardens that is simply a magical paradise within Pasadena. A bit of…
1. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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160 local reviews
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino
Closed now
+1 626-405-2100
Patrick
Patrick
My favourite day trip.
Melanie
Melanie
A railroad tycoon's former residence, the Huntington has changing exhibitions, art collections, rare book displays, and beautiful gardens to…
Jani
Jani
An incredible display of art and botanical gardens that is simply a magical paradise within Pasadena. A bit of a drive out but you can spend…
2. The Getty
2. The Getty
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292 local reviews
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 310-440-7300
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Jay
One of the most famous LA landmarks, only 30 minutes without traffic and perfect to make a day trip out of.
Dorcy
AMAZING! A worthy day trip for sure.
Leigh And Stefanie
Amazing museum and great views!
2. The Getty
2. The Getty
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292 local reviews
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 310-440-7300
Jay
Jay
One of the most famous LA landmarks, only 30 minutes without traffic and perfect to make a day trip out of.
Dorcy
Dorcy
AMAZING! A worthy day trip for sure.
Leigh And Stefanie
Leigh And Stefanie
Amazing museum and great views!
3. Joan’s on Third
3. Joan’s on Third
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53 local reviews
8350 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 323-655-2285
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Otis
Famous breakfast, brunch and lunch spot. All of the pastries are delicious. They also have a great selection o…
Michelle
Famous breakfast, brunch and lunch spot. All of the pastries are delicious. They also have a great selection o…
Ma
Great coffee shop/ restaurant. Inside and out door sitting area and wonderful French cuisine. Casual and hip.
3. Joan’s on Third
3. Joan’s on Third
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53 local reviews
8350 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 323-655-2285
Otis
Otis
Famous breakfast, brunch and lunch spot. All of the pastries are delicious. They also have a great selection of meats, cheeses and snacks fo…
Michelle
Michelle
Famous breakfast, brunch and lunch spot. All of the pastries are delicious. They also have a great selection of meats, cheeses and snacks fo…
Ma
Ma
Great coffee shop/ restaurant. Inside and out door sitting area and wonderful French cuisine. Casual and hip.
4. Universal Studios
4. Universal Studios
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390 local reviews
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Sarah
Great day trip for the family!
Brad
Definitely worth a day trip. About 20 minutes away from the house
Jani
Go and see a real movie lot! Along with its multitude of riveting rides and worlds (favorites include Harry P…
4. Universal Studios
4. Universal Studios
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390 local reviews
Sarah
Sarah
Great day trip for the family!
Brad
Brad
Definitely worth a day trip. About 20 minutes away from the house
Jani
Jani
Go and see a real movie lot! Along with its multitude of riveting rides and worlds (favorites include Harry Potter World where you must try…
5. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
5. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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57 local reviews
900 West Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 213-763-3466
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Orlee & Niev
Another great day trip with the kids
Linda
Good day trip and have lunch there as well.
Tema
Wonderful museum with somewhat creepy dioramas of exotic animals, awesome dino hall and FIRST FRIDAYS. The mus…
5. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
5. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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57 local reviews
900 West Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 213-763-3466
Orlee & Niev
Orlee & Niev
Another great day trip with the kids
Linda
Linda
Good day trip and have lunch there as well.
Tema
Tema
Wonderful museum with somewhat creepy dioramas of exotic animals, awesome dino hall and FIRST FRIDAYS. The museum is turned into a nightclub…
6. Los Angeles Zoo
6. Los Angeles Zoo
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39 local reviews
5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 323-644-4200
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Charlotte
Love a good day trip to the Zoo!
Peggy & Alex
Wonderful day trip 10 minutes from our home.
Alejandra
Furry animal cuteness.
6. Los Angeles Zoo
6. Los Angeles Zoo
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39 local reviews
5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 323-644-4200
Charlotte
Charlotte
Love a good day trip to the Zoo!
Peggy & Alex
Peggy & Alex
Wonderful day trip 10 minutes from our home.
Alejandra
Alejandra
Furry animal cuteness.
7. Catalina Express
7. Catalina Express
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14 local reviews
320 Golden Shore, Long Beach
Opening soon
+1 800-995-4386
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Hallie
Take the Express to "26 miles across the sea, Santa Catalina is awaiting for" .... YOU!" Beautiful island fo…
Kara
If you feel like taking a day trip out to Catalina Island, this is the best, most efficient way to do it. If …
Paul And Maria
This is California's proud little island, great for a ferry ride to this small town with water sports/boat ren…
7. Catalina Express
7. Catalina Express
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14 local reviews
320 Golden Shore, Long Beach
Opening soon
+1 800-995-4386
Hallie
Hallie
Take the Express to "26 miles across the sea, Santa Catalina is awaiting for" .... YOU!" Beautiful island for a day trip or longer. See b…
Kara
Kara
If you feel like taking a day trip out to Catalina Island, this is the best, most efficient way to do it. If it's your birthday, you get to…
Paul And Maria
Paul And Maria
This is California's proud little island, great for a ferry ride to this small town with water sports/boat rentals, stroll around the town c…