Having fun in Santa Clarita

first_imgFrom history buff to nature lover to thrill seeker, everyone can find plenty to do in the Santa Clarita Valley, which boasts sprawling parks, bicycle trails, three amusement parks and other attractions. Here’s a sampling of some of the places to go and things to do across the valley. AMUSEMENT PARKS Six Flags Magic Mountain, one of two parks at Six Flags California, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and on weekends and holidays during the winter. Admission is $59.99; $29.99 for children under 48 inches tall and adults ages 55 and older. Hurricane Harbor, the water park next door to Magic Mountain, is open seasonally and is scheduled to open May 5 this year. Admission is $29.99; $20.99 for children under 48 inches tall and adults 55 and older. Admission at both parks is free for children age 2 and under. Call (661) 255-4111 or visit www.sixflags.com/parks/magicmountain. Mountasia Family Fun Center, 21516 Golden Triangle Road, includes arcades, go-karts, miniature golf, bumper boats, laser tag and an indoor play area. Call (661) 253-4386. FESTIVALS Cowboy Festival begins April 25, featuring country-western musicians and poets, as well as on-stage stage performances. For tickets, call (661) 286-4021 or see www.cowboyfestival.org. The Santa Clarita Street Art Festival, the first weekend in October in downtown Newhall. Activities include chalk drawings, a carnival and an arts-and-crafts marketplace. See www.StreetArtFest.com. THEATERS AND CLUBS Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, community theater for adults and children. Call (661) 799-2702 or see www.canyontheatre.org. Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road. Call (661) 288-0000 or visit www.repeastplayhouse.org. J.R.’s Comedy Club, operated by comedian Randy Lubas inside Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 258-2291 or see www.comedyinvalencia.com. GOLF COURSES: Robinson Ranch Golf Course, 27734 Sand Canyon Road, Canyon Country: two 18-hole championship courses, a clubhouse, a bar and a pro shop. Call (661) 252-8484 or see www.robinsonranchgolf.com. Vista Valencia Golf Course, 25700 Trevino Drive, Valencia: midlength and par-three courses and a night-lighted driving range. Call (661) 253-1870. Tournament Players Club at Valencia, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia: 18-hole championship course, clubhouse, restaurant, bar and pro shop. Call (661) 288-1024 or visit www.tpc.com. The Greens, 26501 McBean Parkway, Valencia: miniature golf and simulator. Call (661) 222-2900. SKATING RINKS AND PAINTBALL Ice Station Valencia, 27745 N. Smyth Drive in Valencia. Call (661) 775-8686. Santa Clarita Skatepark, 20880 Centre Point Parkway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 250-3758. Paintball USA, 3840 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 255-5332 or see www.paintballusa.org. PARKS Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus: eight multiuse ball fields, a playground, jogging paths, shade trees and ample parking. Santa Clarita Sports Complex, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. William S. Hart Regional Park and Museum, 24151 N. San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-4584. Heritage Junction Historical Park, 24101 N. San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275 or visit www.scvhistory.com. Mentryville, located inside a state park at 27201 Pico Canyon Road. Open 9 a.m. to sundown daily. Call (661) 259-2701 or visit www.mentryville.org. Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721 or visit www.placerita.org. Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Santa Clarita Woodlands, The Old Road, south of Calgrove Boulevard in Newhall, offers hiking in Rice, East and Towsley canyons. Call (661) 255-3606. Castaic Lake Recreation Area, Interstate 5, Castaic. The upper reservoir offers fishing, boating and water skiing, with personal watercraft and boat rentals. The lower lake has swim beaches, fishing, sailing and nongas-powered boat use. Call (661) 257-4050 or visit www.castaiclake.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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