Taking a second look at one of our day trip articles we thought we should reiterate now that things are reopening. One of the most eye-catching attributes of the living in Southern California is the range of landscapes in a little geographical location. Opportunities like those are what makes Sun Valley such a fantastic location to live, particularly given that we are situated quite a lot in the facility of all this task as well as by driving one hr either West or to the eastern, we can get to Snow on our hills in the winter season months or the Pacific sea if we go the various other means.
No, today we’re just chatting regarding a journey to the snow, and also particularly a see to Mount Baldy on the north side of the Inland Empire. You do not have to be a skier to appreciate the hill environment, fresh air in at this time of year Snow, yet if you do ski there are chances for you to take pleasure in the sporting activity by driving just a hr from Sun Valley.
Like the majority of the excursion we speak about on Sun Valley Jose Mier the instructions for this set are additionally extremely simple. Since Sun Valley is situated so close to so lots of Southern California highways, at the threat of duplicating ourselves it’s. To reach Mount Baldy from sunlight Valley the path is as complies with:.
Take the 5 highway southern to the 134 highway eastern. When you leave, go north on Mount Baldy Road till you reach your location. If you are one of those daring kinds you can also begin with a swim the Pacific sea in the early morning as well as finish your day in the snows of Mount Baldy.
Opportunities like those are what makes Sun Valley such a fantastic area to live, particularly given that we are situated quite a lot in the facility of all this task and also by driving one hr either West or to the eastern, we can get to Snow on our hills in the winter season months or the Pacific sea if we go the various other method.
You do not have to be a skier to take pleasure in the hill environment, fresh air in at this time of year Snow, however if you do ski there are possibilities for you to delight in the sporting activity by driving just a hr from Sun Valley.
Like many of the day journeys we speak concerning on Sun Valley Jose Mier the instructions for this one are additionally really simple. To obtain to Mount Baldy from sunlight Valley the course is as complies with:.
Sun Valley Jose Mier Shares Quick Los Angeles Day Trips
We wrote of this earlier but Our area in the San Fernando Valley makes us central it simply concerning every little thing you would certainly desire to do in Southern California. Also Orange County as well as its style parks are just a brief drive away, straight southern on the I-5 highway. There’s a factor that our Sun Valley-close flight terminal is called a Hollywood Burbank airport terminal due to the fact that the views of Hollywood are just a couple of mins from midtown Sun Valley.
Take Barham north a brief range to Lake Hollywood Dr. and also simply adhere to the indicators to Lake Hollywood Park. You’ll pass Lake Hollywood along the means. Lake Hollywood Park has one of the ideal sights of the Hollywood indicator.
This is a brief trip which will certainly leave you lots of time for anything else you wish to carry out in Southern California.
There’s a factor that our Sun Valley-close flight terminal is called a Hollywood Burbank flight terminal since the views of Hollywood are just a couple of mins from midtown Sun Valley. Take Barham north a brief range to Lake Hollywood Dr. and also simply adhere to the indicators to Lake Hollywood Park. Lake Hollywood Park has one of the ideal sights of the Hollywood indicator.
Sun Valley Jose Mier with another great day trip idea. As we’ve said many times before Sun Valley is in a prime location, Close to so much around Southern California. One of those spots it Is extremely close it makes for perfect morning or afternoon jaunt. We’re talking about the Griffith Observatory.
The observatory is very famous, having been featured in hundreds of feature films and TV shows, but it’s an actual observatory and when it’s dark you can see the constellations the night sky. During the daytime the location is perfect for viewing just about all of the Los Angeles basin since the observatory is located on top of a hill overlooking Hollywood, Los Angeles and beyond.
Currently the observatory is promoting the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn which come this close in the night sky only every 800 years or so. As we write this the skies in Sun Valley are a bit cloudy so let’s hope that when you try to spot the conjunction of these two planets the night sky is clear.
As with so many day trips that we’ve profiled on Sun Valley Jose Mier this one too is very easy. From Sun Valley get on interstate 5 heading south. After only a few minutes exit on Los Feliz heading west. Take N. Vermont Canyon Road North to W. Observatory Rd. Simple? We thought so. This whole trip to the observatory takes just over 20 minutes. If you’re short on time you can spend an hour or two at the observatory and go on to bigger and better things. Although what could be bigger than the heavens themselves? And all this is very close to our backyard in Sun Valley.
Sun Valley Jose Mier has been writing recently about day trips from Sun Valley and we’re far from done. Southern California is filled with tourist destinations and so many different types of scenery from desert to mountains to ocean that it would take quite some time to exhaust all the possibilities. Until we do here is our latest suggestion: If you’re visiting us in Sun Valley, or if you live here, one of our favorite day trips is to Laguna Beach.
Laguna Beach is famous for beautiful views and an artist colony– indeed the Pageant of the Masters art festival takes place here each year–in addition to sun-baked beaches and a laid-back atmosphere. Laguna Beach gained fame in the late 19th century and early 20th century because the views and the sunlight attracted artists to this area of California as well as the nascent motion picture industry. Several silent films took place in Laguna Beach.
Once you visit you’ll know why it’s a favorite destination for so many and how it’s so easy to get to from Sun Valley. We say time and again that we in Sun Valley are lucky to be situated so close to so many freeways. Indeed, the jaunt down to Laguna Beach takes just over an hour and it’s as easy as hopping on Interstate 5 south and taking that to state route 133. Getting lost is not an option because 133 actually ends at the city of Laguna Beach.
This town is such a famous destination there are many websites dedicated to things to do in Laguna Beach including visitlagunaneach.com, the city’s own website, and of course sites like tripadvisor. No matter what time of year you’re visiting Sun Valley a trip to Laguna Beach is a great idea. Even the winter temperatures are mild at this seaside resort town and the views remain spectacular throughout the year.
We at Sun Valley Jose Mier highly recommend this day trip. Our location and proximity to so many beautiful views is just one more reason Sun Valley is a great place to live or visit in Southern California.
It certainly appears as though Sun Valley Jose Mier is on a day trip binge but we don’t mind if you call us out for it. We recently wrote about trips to Solvang and Santa Barbara. For this article we’re going in another direction, namely south. Our destination? San Diego, California.
San Diego is a great destination for anyone visiting Southern California, even if you only have a day to look around. A 2-hour drive will put you in downtown San Diego or other places of interest such as La Jolla, Mission Bay or Coronado Island. Balboa Park is also a great place to visit where you can walk around the gardens and look at the great century-old architecture that’s here. A day trip to San Diego could also include the world-famous San Diego zoo or Seaworld.
Take it from Sun Valley Jose Mier, the list of possibilities when visiting San Diego is almost unlimited. We recommend checking out the many websites dedicated to San Diego including San Diego’s own city website. If you choose downtown San Diego be sure to check out the USS Midway, an aircraft carrier and museum. Nearby along the promenade you will also find the statue called “Unconditional Surrender,” which is a larger-than-life representation of that famous photograph of the sailor kissing the nurse at the end of World War II.
As to getting there, these are directions that no one can screw up. From Sun Valley, hop on Interstate Five going south. That’s it. We told you it couldn’t be simpler. Yes, the route from Sun Valley to San Diego is just one straight drive south on Interstate Five. As you drive you’ll pass through Orange County, by Carlsbad, San Juan Capistrano and stretches of beach and ocean views that will get you in the mood for a visit to this seaside city.
For those of us who live here, we know what San Diego has in store for us but if you’re just visiting Southern California and are spending time in the Sun Valley area, a day trip to San Diego is something you should not miss
Our last Sun Valley Jose Mier post was about a day trip to Solvang, but we didn’t mean to give short shrift to Santa Barbara, so that’s what this post is about. If you have an hour and a half to spare you can use it to drive from Sun Valley to Santa Barbara. It’s even shorter then the drive to Solvang and if Santa Barbara is your main destination you can spend more time there.
Of course most Californians are familiar with this beach city which was founded in the late 1700s as part of the mission system of Junipero Serra, the Spanish missionary who came to California by way of Mexico. Indeed, the mission church at Santa Barbara is a great tourist destination. But that’s not all Santa Barbara has to offer. Spectacular views of the ocean, gorgeous beaches, world-class restaurants and shopping await anyone who wants to visit. Santa Barbara is also close to the Santa Ynez Valley wine area and wines play a big role in Santa Barbara.
It would take many pages to the activities and things that are available to you as a visitor to Santa Barbara so instead of doing that we recommend you check out Santa Barbara City website. Of course there are some limitations and restrictions nowadays due to the coronavirus but no virus will prohibit you from taking in the fantastic scenery of Santa Barbara or from dining outdoors at any of Santa Barbara’s many fine restaurants.
As we said it’s only a short 90-minute drive from Sun Valley, and like the trip to Solvang we recommend taking the 5, 118, 34, 101 route that we detailed in that blog article. Another idea, for those who don’t want to drive, is to try taking the train. We’re lucky in Sun Valley, California to live so close to several train stations including the one just south of the Burbank airport. You can depart from the station and take the scenic coastline route to Santa Barbara (Amtrak Surfliner). Spend the day there, hop on the train and return. It’s easy and you don’t have to worry about dealing with parking for traffic.
Santa Barbara is only one of many day trips you can easily take from Sun Valley and that’s why we feel Sun Valley is in a central location and a great place to make your base of operations when visiting Southern California.
Sun Valley Jose Mier posted other day trips that are just a short drive away from Sun Valley and the one we are promoting today is unique. If you’re not from Southern California the odds are you may not have heard of Solvang. This charming little village was founded more than a century ago by Danish expatriates and has the feel of an authentic Danish town.
Nestled in the Santa Ynez Valley this tiny enclave has buildings done in Danish style. You’ll also find windmills and stork’s nests throughout the town. Restaurants, wine tasting shops, as well as Danish bakeries and art galleries abound here. It really does feel like you’re in some other country when you visit Solvang. For more information on Solvang check out the city’s website here. Once you learn more about the town you’ll know why it’s a famous southern California tourist destination. If you’re staying–or living–in Sun Valley, it’s only a 2-hour drive, so it makes for a great day trip. You’ll also pass through Santa Barbara so if the mood strikes, you can take a short detour and visit this famous mission city on the same trip.
Sun Valley Jose Mier has often touted our city’s proximity to several freeways and this makes getting to Solvang all the easier. In fact our route of choice is to take Interstate 5 north and then the 118 freeway west. The 118 will turn into the 34 freeway which ends at the 101 freeway. Continue on the 101 west until you hit State Route 154 just past Santa Barbara, then continue on this route until you hit Solvang.
We recommend a morning departure so that you arrive in Solvang around lunchtime and can take advantage of the many restaurants serving traditional Danish food. Then stroll about the town and take in the art galleries, wine tasting, bakeries and souvenir shops. For fans of the film “Sideways” you’ll recognize some locations from that film since it was filmed in this area and have a lot to do with the wines of the Santa Ynez Valley.
Once you experience Solvang you’ll see why it’s such an enjoyable trip. There’s something there for the entire family from kids to adults. Take it from Sun Valley Jose Mier, if you’re just visiting Southern California you need to make this day trip.
One of the things we at Sun Valley Jose Mier like to promote is Sun Valley’s central location. The 5 freeway spans the entire length of the state of California, and it just happens to run right through Sun Valley, California. Because of this it’s easy to get to most places in Southern California in a pretty short amount of time.
If you’re one of those people whose discovered that our Hollywood Burbank Airport is a great alternative to LAX, then flying in to our Sun Valley neighbor in staying with us in our community is a smart option. We won’t even begin to list all the attractions and theme parks there’re only minutes away, but instead we’re going to focus on one of our favorite drives, and one of our favorite destinations: Disneyland.
The drive from Sun Valley to Disneyland is so simple that it hardly warrants the paragraphs we’re writing here. Quite simply, you hop on the south, follow it all the way to Anaheim, get off on Disney Drive. That’s it. Yes, there are some twists and turns that people unfamiliar with Southern California should know about, but with GPS and a sharp eye on freeway signs it really is just a straight shot south.
Just because we’re the nice people we are here at Sun Valley Jose Mier we’re including a map with driving directions from Sun Valley to Disneyland and Anaheim. If you’re thinking about visiting Southern California of course we think sun Valley should be your base of operations. And you can get to places like Disneyland really easily. In fact, without traffic the drive will take about 45 minutes. So stay with us in Sun Valley and enjoy the Magic Kingdom only minutes away.