Destination’s Premier Amenities, Events and Accommodations Expected to Attract Travelers
Mounting gas prices, which were well over $3 per gallon in Los Angeles and surrounding areas in late April according to the Automobile Club of Southern California, are contributing to increased travel costs and forcing many summer travelers to take a closer look at local and regional destinations. Santa Clarita, which is just minutes from Los Angeles, remains one of Southern California’s best kept secrets and an ideal summer getaway for travelers looking to maximize their budget while enjoying a destination that offers something for everyone.
“Santa Clarita has long been considered one of the Southland’s best family getaways, and now we have even more to offer families, couples and friends who are looking to escape for a night or weekend,” said Tourism Administrator Jason Crawford. “In addition to Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor, Santa Clarita offers destination shopping, eclectic dining, a world-class Aquatics Center, several new wine bars, beautiful golf courses and a stellar lineup of events, which include a first-ever wine festival at the historic Saugus Speedway and several weeks of free concerts in the park.
This summer Santa Clarita offers travelers a variety of activities, from wine-themed events to complimentary live concerts, making it an ideal getaway for summer travel.
Just 30 minutes north of Los Angeles, Santa Clarita rests in a valley created by the confluence of the Santa Susana, San Gabriel and Tehachapi mountains. Comprising an area of 55 square miles at an average elevation of 1,200 feet, the City enjoys a mild temperate climate with an average high of 77 degrees. Home to Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor, Santa Clarita also boasts several world-class golf courses, a beautiful Town Center Drive complete with specialty boutiques and eateries and historic points of interest like the William S. Hart Museum, Melody Ranch Motion Picture Museum and Mentryville. The destination is comprised of four distinctive communities, which include Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus and Valencia, and is only minutes from nearby Castaic, Fillmore, Oxnard, San Fernando and Ventura. For additional information about Santa Clarita, including details about annual events and year-round attractions, please visit www.VisitSantaClarita.com or contact the Tourism Office at (661) 286-4084.