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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161 local reviews
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino
Closed now
+1 626-405-2100
LibraryArt galleryPark
Melanie
A railroad tycoon's former residence, the Huntington has changing exhibitions, art collections, rare book disp…
Patrick
My favourite day trip.
Paddington and Bill
It's a day trip. The botanical gardens are among the best n the world. Check hours, leave early, you may nee…
1. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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161 local reviews
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino
Closed now
+1 626-405-2100
Melanie
Melanie
A railroad tycoon's former residence, the Huntington has changing exhibitions, art collections, rare book displays, and beautiful gardens to…
Patrick
Patrick
My favourite day trip.
Paddington and Bill
Paddington and Bill
It's a day trip. The botanical gardens are among the best n the world. Check hours, leave early, you may need a reservation. Awesome.
2. The Getty
2. The Getty
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285 local reviews
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 310-440-7300
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Dorcy
AMAZING! A worthy day trip for sure.
Jay
One of the most famous LA landmarks, only 30 minutes without traffic and perfect to make a day trip out of.
Leigh And Stefanie
Amazing museum and great views!
2. The Getty
2. The Getty
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285 local reviews
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 310-440-7300
Dorcy
Dorcy
AMAZING! A worthy day trip for sure.
Jay
Jay
One of the most famous LA landmarks, only 30 minutes without traffic and perfect to make a day trip out of.
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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47 local reviews
8350 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles
Open 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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47 local reviews
8350 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles
Open 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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379 local reviews
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Brad
Definitely worth a day trip. About 20 minutes away from the house
Paddington and Bill
It's a day trip, nearby, sort of pricy, totally worth it.
sarah
Great day trip for the family!
4. Universal Studios
4. Universal Studios
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379 local reviews
Brad
Brad
Definitely worth a day trip. About 20 minutes away from the house
Paddington and Bill
Paddington and Bill
It's a day trip, nearby, sort of pricy, totally worth it.
sarah
sarah
Great day trip for the family!
5. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
5. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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53 local reviews
900 West Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 213-763-3466
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Linda
Good day trip and have lunch there as well.
Orlee & Niev
Another great day trip with the kids
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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53 local reviews
900 West Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 213-763-3466
Linda
Linda
Good day trip and have lunch there as well.
Orlee & Niev
Orlee & Niev
Another great day trip with the kids
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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42 local reviews
5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 323-644-4200
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Peggy & Alex
Wonderful day trip 10 minutes from our home.
Charlotte
Love a good day trip to the Zoo!
Alejandra
Furry animal cuteness.
6. Los Angeles Zoo
6. Los Angeles Zoo
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42 local reviews
5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 323-644-4200
Peggy & Alex
Peggy & Alex
Wonderful day trip 10 minutes from our home.
Charlotte
Charlotte
Love a good day trip to the Zoo!
Alejandra
Alejandra
Furry animal cuteness.
7. Catalina Express
7. Catalina Express
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13 local reviews
320 Golden Shore, Long Beach
Closing soon
+1 800-995-4386
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Paul and Maria
This is California's proud little island, great for a ferry ride to this small town with water sports/boat ren…
Hallie
Take the Express to "26 miles across the sea, Santa Catalina is awaiting for" .... YOU!" Beautiful island fo…
Hallie
Take the Express to "26 miles across the sea, Santa Catalina is awaiting for" .... YOU!" Beautiful island fo…
7. Catalina Express
7. Catalina Express
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13 local reviews
320 Golden Shore, Long Beach
Closing soon
+1 800-995-4386
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…
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…
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…