Kirsten Anderberg's

Here you will find fun, interesting, and educational things to do in Southern California, listed by NAME! You can also search for adventures by geographic place or by the type of adventure as well. Enjoy!

Anacapa Island, Ventura, CA: An small island located approx. 20 miles west of Ventura.
Big Pines, CA: An abandoned zoo, Angeles National Forest skiing & hiking, historic area, geologically interesting on San Andreas fault
Bouquet Canyon Waterfall, Saugus, CA: A waterfall under oak trees in a beautiful sandstone canyon.
Camarillo State Mental Hospital, Camarillo, CA: An abandoned mental hospital in the process of being remodeled into a college.
Canada Larga, Ventura, CA: Beautiful green rolling hills with cows in secluded valley with little traffic.
Carpinteria Seal Sanctuary, Carpinteria, CA: From the bluffs above, watch seals and birds using this sanctuary.
Carpinteria Tar Pit Beach, Carpinteria, CA: A beach where natural tar seeps onto the beach, also tide pools.
Channel Islands: A group of islands west of Southern CA in the Pacific Ocean.
Chatsworth Park, Chatsworth, CA: A park with interesting geology and an important historic past.
Crystal Cove Beach Cottages, Newport Beach, CA: These historic beach cottages were built between the 1930's and 1950's, and sit on the beach in a National Park. There are different cottages/housing accommodations on site.
Disneyland, Anaheim, CA: I love this place, it is the utmost in ambiance.
Fillmore, CA: A small town nestled against foothills with an Old West feel and historic buildings.
Foster Bowl/Amphitheater, Ventura/Ojai, CA: An abandoned outdoor amphitheater in the Ojai foothills.
(William S.) Hart Park, Newhall, CA: A ranch and estate belonging to western movie star WSHart.
La Conchita, Ventura County, CA: A pretty beach town along Highway 1, which was victim of deadly landslides in past.
Los Angeles Brunches: Los Angeles has a wealth of interesting brunch "experiences."
Los Angeles Restaurants: Los Angeles is home to a wide array of restaurants.
Things To Do in Los Angeles: Lots of things to do in Los Angeles.
Malibu, CA: Malibu has interesting restaurants, beaches and canyons.
Mentryville, Pico Canyon, CA: Historic town from 1800's nestled up an historic canyon.
Ojai, CA: Ojai is a beautiful artists' hamlet nestled in the foothills of the Topa Topa Mountains.
Ojai Retreat, Ojai, CA: A peaceful place to spend some down time, overlooks valley, cactus, coyotes...
The Old Road, Santa Clarita, CA: Before I-5, there was The Old Road! Running parallel to I-5, this historic road winds though scenic hills.
The Olivas Adobe, Ventura, CA: A two story 1850's ranch style adobe, with a charming courtyard.
The Ortega Adobe, Ventura, CA: Original home of "Ortega Chilis" - small historic adobe.
Paradise Cove, Malibu, CA: A secluded public beach in Malibu on Pacific Coast Highway.
The City of Piru, Piru, CA: A small historic town nestled against the foothills in an agricultural valley.
Ridge Route, Castaic, CA: An amazing journey back in time, along the ridges overlooking the mountains.
San Fernando Valley, CA: The San Fernando Valley is a densely populated suburb of L.A.
San Fernando Mission: A historic look at the mission life of the 1700-1800's.
San Luis Obispo, CA: North of L.A., SLO has a stream running through downtown & is nestled between volcanic peaks.
San Luis Obispo Mission, SLO, CA: An historic adobe mission in downtown SLO.
Santa Clarita Valley: An Old West feel still lingers in this historic valley.
Santa Cruz Island: Caves, eucalyptus trees, Monarch butterflies, seals, canyons...
Santa Monica, CA: A metropolitan beach community along the Pacific Coast Highway.
Yogananda's Lake Shrine, Malibu, CA: An ornate lake shrine with sunken gardens and chapel to many religions.
Staircase Beach, Malibu, CA: A secluded public beach in Malibu on Pacific Coast Highway.
Seabee Museum, Port Hueneme, CA: An interesting and educational museum about everything from Polar exploration to historic international flags.
Sulphur Mountain, Ventura County, CA: Bubbling natural tar pools, hiking trail into local hills.
Surfer's Point/Pierpoint Beach, Ventura, CA: A small beach town along Highway 1 supports an active surfing community and a sleepy seaside environment.
Troutdale, Kanan Road, CA: A stocked trout fishing pond under oak trees in shade, great for kids.
Vasquez Rocks, Aqua Dulce, CA: Geologic wonders, slanted rocks used as setting for many a Star Trek episode in desert.
Ventura's Downtown, Ventura, CA: One main street full of history defines this small beach town.
Ventura Mission, Ventura, CA: One of the missions built by Father Serra, historic buildings and church.
Ventura Harbor, Ventura, CA: An interesting Channel Islands garden and museum, boats, a carousel, restaurants...
Where to EAT in Ventura, CA: Restaurants I recommend in Ventura.
Where to STAY in Ventura, CA: Lodging I recommend in Ventura.

Some Photos of Urban Adventures Listed Above

Anacapa Island, Ventura, CA (Photo: K. Anderberg 2009)

Bouquet Canyon Waterfall, Saugus, CA (Photo: K. Anderberg 2008)

Staircase Beach, Malibu, CA (Photo: K. Anderberg 2010)

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