California Sun: Spotlight on Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita, CA is the ideal destination for your next holiday weekend getaway, family trip or week long excursion. The warm temperatures and lack of rainfall make it perfect to navigate throughout any season. Santa Clarita is also centrally located, and the hub of entertainment for visitors to the area. From exciting amusement park venues and Hollywood fanfare to museums and wildlife sanctuaries, the area has more than you could ask for.

Santa Clarita


Santa Clarita has some of the best golf courses in the region. Located a short 20 minutes from Burbank, their golf courses are known for their beauty, open atmosphere, warm weather and skilled golf courses. Vista Valencia and Robinson Ranch are known for some of the state’s best courses. There are also private clubs rated the finest in the state such as Valencia Country Club and Tournament Players Club.

Arts and Culture

Santa Clarita is also home to arts and culture with three live theaters in the area. The trio of artistic venues entertains, enchants and enriches the area for its visitors. The Canyon Theater Guild has been producing memories for over 40 years to the guests and residents of the community. The Performing Arts Center hosts some of the hottest and most respected entertainers to the area from productions of the Music Man to Clint Black. Musicians, plays and theatrical productions are the perfect complement to this exciting area

Festivals and Events

Santa Clarita Fireworks by Kevin Stanchfield on Flickr

No matter what season, there are a bounty of festivals and events to captivate the community. With the globe’s most respected Cowboy Festival, Marathons, celebrity golf tournaments and concerts, you’ll find the area brimming with an abundance of festivities. There are also an assortment of farmer’s markets and open air establishments for the residents and visitors to spot local treasures.

Outdoor Recreation

If it’s outdoor activities you’re looking for, then look no further. With rock climbing, hiking, boating, fishing, skiing and swimming, you’ll find the area alive with an assortment of things to do during any season of the year. Santa Clarita trails are ideal for novices and families with children. It’s also an adventure lover’s dream for those who want to incorporate a more difficult terrain. There are more than 70 miles of picturesque trails to explore in the region and conditions are ideal for those who wish to jog, ride their bikes, skate and walk. The trails also access parks, shopping establishments and entertainment venues.

Shopping and Dining

Santa Clarita Fountain

Foodies and Fashionistas will be well catered to in this charming town. Outdoor restaurants are the perfect setting for the warmer months, and you’ll find a number of eateries from authentic Mexican restaurants to charming bistros. Santa Clarita is also host to some of the finest shopping establishments that includes boutiques, street fairs, national chains and open air malls. Old Town Newhall is a unique shopping spot with its variety of shops and eateries.

Named as one of the 10 best places to visit in the nation, Santa Clarita has some of the hottest attractions around the region. From amusement parks such as Six Flags and Disneyland to famous landmarks such as Vasquez Rocks, the area is a beacon of popularity for visitors and locals who navigate the city.


Kari Lloyd is a writer, blogger and passionate traveler. For more information on visiting Santa Clarita, visit . When not trotting the globe, Kari spends her time writing for a variety of both on and offline publications.

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