Kirsten Anderberg's

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

Malibu, CA (Photo: K.Anderberg 2008)

Los Angeles

Big Pines, CA: An abandoned zoo, the Angeles National Forest, ski resorts, Alpine chalets...
Disneyland, CA: A surreal place full of extreme ambiance...
Los Angeles Brunches: Los Angeles boasts some luxurious brunches...
Los Angeles Restaurants: Restaurants I recommend in L.A.
Things To Do in Los Angeles: Places, events, fun things to do in L.A.
Malibu, CA: Malibu has interesting restaurants, beaches and canyons...
Paradise Cove, Malibu, CA: An historic beach cafe with calm beach suitable for kids, changing house, lighted tables on sand at night.
Santa Monica, CA: A metropolitan beach community along the Pacific Coast Highway.
Staircase Beach, Malibu, CA: A secluded public beach in Malibu on Pacific Coast Highway.

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The Van Nuys Drive-in...full of memories for Valley kids who have now grown up.

San Fernando Valley

Chatsworth Park, Chatsworth, CA: A park with interesting geology and an important historic past.
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.

The San Luis Obispo Mission (Photo: K.Anderberg 2009)

San Luis Obispo

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 with fig trees, artifacts, museum, church...

The ranch on Santa Cruz Island (Photo: K.Anderberg, Mar. 25, 2010)

Santa Barbara County

Santa Cruz Island: Caves, eucalyptus trees, Monarch butterflies, seals, canyons...

A feral goat looks over a sandstone ledge in Bouquet Canyon, Saugus, CA (Photo: K.Anderberg 2008)

Santa Clarita Valley

Bouquet Canyon Waterfall, Saugus, CA: A waterfall under oak trees in a beautiful sandstone canyon.
(William S.) Hart Park, Newhall, CA: A ranch and estate belonging to western movie star WSHart.
Mentryville, Pico Canyon, CA: Mentryville is an abandoned 1800's town, in a geologically intriguing area, with hiking trails.
The Old Road, Balboa Blvd. to Castaic, CA: One of two roads connecting the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys pre-1960. It winds through hills with exciting views and an Old West feel.
Ridge Route, Castaic, CA: An amazing journey back in time, along the ridges overlooking the mountains.
Santa Clarita Valley: An Old West feel still lingers in this historic valley.

Santa Paula Valley

Fillmore, CA: A Old West small town nestled in the foothills, with a train museum.
The City of Piru, CA: A sleepy, small town nestled against the foothills in an agricultural valley full of citrus trees.

Sunrise in Ventura, CA (Photo: K.Anderberg 2009)

Ventura County

Anacapa Island, Ventura, CA: An small island located approx. 20 miles west of Ventura.
Camarillo State Mental Hospital, Camarillo, CA: An abandoned historic mental hospital being renovated into a college campus.
Canada Larga, Ventura, CA: Sleepy, rarely used road into green foothills with oak trees and cows...
Carpinteria Seal Sanctuary, Carpinteria, CA: You can watch seals and sea birds from the cliffs above.
Carpinteria Tar Pit Beach, Carpinteria, CA: An historic beach which seeps natural tar onto the sand, tidal pools...
The Channel Islands, Ventura/S Barbara Counties, CA: Beautiful Channel Islands are visible in the Pacific Ocean from Ventura beaches.
Foster Bowl, Ventura/Ojai, CA: Foster Bowl is an abandoned outdoor amphitheater, with oak trees and birds...
La Conchita, CA: Beautiful beach town along Highway 1 with deadly geologic landslide past.
Ojai, CA: Ojai is a beautiful artists' hamlet nestled in the foothills of the Topa Topa Mountains.
Ojai Retreat, Ojai, CA: The Ojai Retreat is a peaceful place to look over the Ojai Valley and spend some quiet time amongst cactus and coyotes.
The Olivas Adobe, Ventura, CA: A two story 1850's ranch style adobe, with a charming courtyard.
The Ortega Adobe, Ventura, CA: The origin of Ortega's Chili Company, a small adobe in downtown Ventura.
The 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 trails into local hills.
Surfer's Point and Pierpont, Ventura, CA: Small beach town supports an active surfing community.
Downtown Ventura, CA: One Main Street is full of history defines this small beach town.
Ventura Mission, Ventura, CA: Historic adobe mission with ornate church, museum, historic buildings.
Ventura Harbor, Ventura, CA: Channel Islands museum and garden, boats, beaches, restaurants...
Where to EAT in Ventura, CA: Restaurants I recommend in Ventura.
Where to STAY in Ventura, CA: Lodging I recommend in Ventura.

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