Whether you’re making the trip to check out lots of local summer camps for the first time, or you’re making a family vacation out of dropping your child off at camp, you can make the most out of your trip with our recommendations for things to see and do in Southern California.
Many families decide to take a family vacation in Southern California after their child’s camp session lets out. With the gorgeous landscape of the San Bernardino mountains and the exciting culture of Los Angeles and San Diego less than 90 minutes away, a post-Pali Adventures vacation is the perfect cap to an awesome summer camp experience. Los Angeles summer camps have so much to offer, whether your child is interested in exploring the local arts scene with the street arts specialty or, if they’re a Los Angeles native, ready to take a break from the city.
Going to local summer camps is a great way to explore the area you are from, with a fresh pair of eyes. Whether you’re road tripping from a major city near Pali Adventures, or exploring Southern California for the first time with your family, there are countless places to visit and attractions to soak in while you’re here. Get acquainted with the terrain surrounding Pali Adventures and fall even more in love with the camp.
Road Tripping From Los Angeles
Located just 80 miles east of Los Angeles, Pali Adventures is an easy drive for families coming to camp from the L.A. area. Many Los Angeles families choose to drive their kids to nearby Los Angeles summer camps because of the gorgeous views and convenient distance from home.
Families looking for the classic road trip experience can opt to take a quick detour on historic Route 66, which is riddled with classic diner eats and tons of great views and rest areas. You can also stop off in the pretty town of Glendora for gorgeous hiking trails in the Azusa River Wilderness Area.
Driving to Pali Adventures From San Diego
Pali Adventures is a two-hour drive from San Diego—the perfect distance for a leisurely road trip with plenty of fun stops to take advantage of along the way. You simply take the I-15 north, and during the drive you can stop at Swami’s Cafe in Escondido for burgers, sandwiches, or breakfast staples (depending on when you arrive).
Nestled halfway between Pali Adventures and San Diego is the charming city of Temecula, CA. Stop in Wilson Creek Winery for a glass of their famous almond sparkling wine, or head into Old Town for antique shopping or art gallery perusing.
Driving From Anaheim
Anaheim is another great city in close proximity to Pali Adventures. Whether you are driving from Orange County, or thinking of stopping after the camp session for a family vacation, you’ll find plenty to do in this super fun city. Turn the chore of picking your child up from summer camp into the ultimate vacation by going to Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm or California Adventure after the camp session ends!
What To Do in San Bernardino
Pali Adventures is just a 35-minute drive from beautiful San Bernardino. If you are planning on staying in the area after you drop off or pick your child up from summer camp, be sure to explore the mountains, lakes, and activities that are available in the San Bernardino area. The San Bernardino National Forest also offers stunning views and hikes for all skill levels.
Lake Arrowhead, located in the heart of the forest, is a beautiful little town with activities for the whole family to enjoy. . When you’re there, you can stay at the Sleepy Hollow Hotel—just a 20 minute drive from Pali Adventures—for a pleasantly rustic hotel experience with all of the modern amenities you need.
Whether you chose Pali Adventures summer camp because it’s one of the best local summer camps near your home or because you wanted to take a family vacation away from your normal surroundings after camp, you’ll love exploring the awesome cities and landscapes in the areas around camp.