Best Things to Do in Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita, a beautiful Southern California city that showcases the best of Southern California,  is home to many wonderful things. It is located approximately 30 miles  north from Los Angeles and nestled among the foothills surrounding  Angeles National Forest.

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain, also known by the ” Thrill Capital of the World“, is located right at Santa Clarita’s backdoor. Old Town Newhall is seven miles from this number one attraction.

Old Town Newhall

Old Town Newhall, Santa Clarita’s historic heart, dates back to the  1800s when gold was discovered in nearby Placerita Canyon. The historic  streets have been rehabilitated over the past two decades to include  charming shops and restaurants.

William S. Hart Museum

William S. Hart was a silent film star who built his Spanish colonial  revival-style home atop Newhall’s hills in 1927. The ranch of 265 acres  was left to the county by Hart upon his death.

Westfield Valencia Town Center

The Westfield Valencia Town Center, a two-story indoor shopping mall, is  located on the opposite side of Interstate 5 from Six Flags Magic  Mountain. This is a lovely shopping area that boasts over 150  restaurants and stores.

Placerita Canyon Nature Center

Placerita Canyon can be found on the San Gabriel Mountains’ western slopes, just east from the city. It is the original California gold discovery site. Now known as the “Oak of the Golden Dream.”

Vasquez Rocks Natural Area

Vasquez Rocks, a 932-acre LA County Park that includes several  high-desert rocks formations, is located on the outskirts of Los  Angeles. You can hike or admire the beautiful landscape from this place,  which is located less than 20 miles away from downtown on the Antelope  valley Freeway.