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Santa-Clarita is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County. It is located approximately 35 miles northwest of downtown LA and includes most of the Santa Clarita Valley. The city of Santa Clarita is ranked as "one of the top 100 places to live" by Money Magazine and has been ranked by the FBI as the sixth safest city in the United States with a population of at least 100,000 residents. Incorporated in 1987 after the joining of several existing communities, including Valencia, Newhall and Saugus, Santa Claritas most well known attractions are the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park and the California Institute of the Arts. There are a series of bike trails and walking paths throughout the city and bicyclists can ride all the way from the eastern end of the city in Canyon Country all the way to Valencia. This path follows the Santa Clarita River and Soledad Canyon Road. The city also has many fine neighborhood parks, including a recreation center in Canyon Country that includes an aquatic park with Olympic size swimming pools. Many of the parks include lighted tennis courts, basketball courts and baseball fields, hiking trails and over 3,000 acres of open space. There are also several public and private golf courses located in Santa Clarita. Santa Claritas close proximity to Hollywood has made it the location of several TV shows and movies, which may make it seem very familiar to some visitors.

Surrounding areas: Valencia, California (5.2 mi), Granada Hills, California (8.8 mi), Simi Valley, California (13.6 mi), Encino, California (16.2 mi), Calabasas, California (17.1 mi), Sherman Oaks, California (17.5 mi), Burbank, California (18.5 mi)

Santa Clarita Vacation Rentals

Santa Clarita Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Hampton Inn-santa Clarita25259 The Old RdSanta Clarita, CA (661) 253-2400
Residence Inn25320 The Old RdSanta Clarita, CA (661) 290-2800
Santa Clarita25201 The Old RdStevenson Ranch, CA1.7 mi.(661) 286-1111
Comfort Suites25380 The Old RdStevenson Ranch, CA1.8 mi.(661) 254-7700
Fairfield Inn By Marriott25340 The Old RdStevenson Ranch, CA1.8 mi.(661) 290-2828
The Ranch House Inn27413 N Tourney RdValencia, CA3.0 mi.(805) 255-0555
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites27513 Wayne Mills PlValencia, CA3.1 mi.(661) 284-2101
Extended Stay America24940 W Pico Canyon RdStevenson Ranch, CA4.0 mi.(661) 255-1044
Hilton Garden Inn Valencia27710 The Old RdValencia, CA4.3 mi.(661) 254-8800
Hyatt Valencia24500 Town Ctr DrValencia, CA5.2 mi.(661) 799-1234
Travelodge Santa Clarita17843 Sierra HwyCanyon Country, CA6.0 mi.(661) 252-1716
Good Nite Inn Sylmar12835 Encinitas AveSylmar, CA7.1 mi.(818) 362-8899
Motel 612775 Encinitas AveSylmar, CA7.3 mi.(818) 362-9491
Econo Lodge12783 San Fernando RdSylmar, CA7.7 mi.(818) 367-1223
Rodeway Inn Magic Mountain Area31558 Castaic RdCastaic, CA8.3 mi.(661) 295-1100
Ramada Inn21340 Devonshire StChatsworth, CA9.8 mi.(818) 998-5289
Best Western Mission Hills Inn10621 Sepulveda BlvdMission Hills, CA9.8 mi.(818) 891-1771
Comfort Inn & Suites21603 Devonshire StChatsworth, CA9.9 mi.(818) 998-8888
Staybridge Suites21902 LassenChatsworth, CA10.4 mi.(818) 773-0707
Radisson Hotel Chatsworth9777 Topanga Canyon BlvdChatsworth, CA10.6 mi.(818) 709-7054
Howard Johnson Inn North Hills9401 Sepulveda BlvdNorth Hills, CA11.3 mi.(818) 892-0751
Extended Stay America19325 Londelius StNorthridge, CA11.3 mi.(818) 734-1787
Extended Stay America2498 Stearns StSimi Valley, CA11.5 mi.(805) 584-8880
Days Inn San Fernando Valley20128 Roscoe BlvdCanoga Park, CA12.0 mi.(818) 341-7200
Comfort Inn8647 Sepulveda BlvdNorth Hills, CA12.1 mi.(818) 893-3776
Motel 615711 Roscoe BlvdSepulveda, CA12.4 mi.(818) 894-9341
Howard Johnson7432 Reseda BlvdReseda, CA12.9 mi.(818) 344-0324
Clarion Suites Near Warner Palms Hotel20200 Sherman WayCanoga Park, CA13.3 mi.(818) 883-8250
Airtel Plaza Hotel7277 Valjean AveVan Nuys, CA13.4 mi.(818) 901-1800
Country Squire Inn7631 Topanga Cyn BlvdCanoga Park, CA13.5 mi.(818) 883-0240
Ramada Limited Canoga Park7126 De Soto AveCanoga Park, CA13.5 mi.(818) 346-9499
Best Western Canoga Park Motor Inn20122 Vanowen StCanoga Park, CA13.8 mi.(818) 883-1200
Arrow Hotel6945 Sepulveda BlvdVan Nuys, CA14.2 mi.(818) 786-6966
Travelodge Van Nuys6909 Sepulveda BlvdVan Nuys, CA14.2 mi.(818) 787-5400
Hilton Woodland Hills6360 Canoga AveWoodland Hills, CA14.6 mi.(800) 445-8667
Holiday Inn Express2550 Erringer RdSimi Valley, CA14.7 mi.(805) 584-6006
Motel 62566 N Erringer RdSimi, CA14.7 mi.(805) 526-3533
Voyager Motor Inn6500 Sepulveda BlvdVan Nuys, CA14.7 mi.(818) 997-6007
Oakwood Worldwide @ Woodland Hills Ca22122 Victory BlvdWoodland Hills, CA14.7 mi.(818) 710-5400
Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills21850 Oxnard StWoodland Hills, CA15.1 mi.(818) 887-4800

Santa Clarita Weather & Climate

Southern California has a climate that is classified as Mediterranean. There are two distinct seasonal changes, categorized by the amount of rainfall received - a dry summer and wet winter with modest variation in temperature. In the dry season, a Pacific high-pressure system dominates the weather pattern creating warm and very dry air and a thick marine layer that typically advances inland during the night and burns off to hazy sunshine by midday. Surface pollutants trapped under the marine layer, or fog, create the Los Angeles area's infamous smog. In winter, the high system is no longer dominant and storms fed by subtropical moisture bring lots of rain into southern California during the months of November through March. Afternoon sea breezes of 10 to 15 mph are common. Strong offshore winds, known as Santa Ana winds are common, but rarely cause damage.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 64°F 36°F 4.23 in. 58°F
February 65°F 36°F 4.32 in. 58°F
March 68°F 37°F 3.54 in. 60°F
April 74°F 41°F 0.83 in. 60°F
May 79°F 45°F 0.27 in. 60°F
June 87°F 50°F 0.06 in. 62°F
July 94°F 54°F 0.02 in. 64°F
August 95°F 54°F 0.12 in. 68°F
September 90°F 52°F 0.27 in. 69°F
October 82°F 46°F 0.61 in. 68°F
November 71°F 39°F 1.24 in. 64°F
December 65°F 35°F 2.45 in. 60°F

Santa Clarita Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Van Nuys airport (VNY) located about 12 miles south of Santa Clarita in Los Angeles ( Van Nuys ), California, the General Wm J Fox Airfield (WJF) located approximately 30 miles northeast of Santa Clarita in Lancaster, California, the Los Angeles International airport (LAX) located roughly 31 miles south of Santa Clarita in Los Angeles, California, and finally the Long Beach airport (LGB) located around 45 miles south of Santa Clarita in Long Beach, California.

Santa Clarita Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Six Flags Magic MountainValenciaCA5.2 mi.
Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal CityCA20.5 mi.
Pacific ParkSanta MonicaCA25.9 mi.
Knott's Berry FarmBuena ParkCA47.8 mi.
Adventure CityAnaheimCA52.6 mi.
Disney's California AdventureAnaheimCA52.6 mi.
DisneylandAnaheimCA52.6 mi.
Boomers Family Fun CenterUplandCA55.0 mi.
Scandia Amusement ParkOntarioCA55.8 mi.
Castle Amusement ParkRiversideCA72.2 mi.
Pharaohs Lost KingdomRedlandsCA81.1 mi.
Water Parks
Six Flags Hurricane HarborSanta ClaritaCA 
Six Flags Hurricane HarborValenciaCA5.2 mi.
Raging WatersSan DimasCA46.4 mi.
Soak City U.S.A.Buena ParkCA47.8 mi.
Pharaoh's WaterparkRedlandsCA81.1 mi.
The Haunted Galleon and Volcano IslandLake ElsinoreCA85.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Robinson RanchSanta ClaritaCA 
Vista Valencia Golf CourseValenciaCA1.2 mi.
TPC at ValenciaValenciaCA4.7 mi.
Knollwood Golf CourseGranada HillsCA7.5 mi.
Cascades Golf ClubSylmarCA8.6 mi.
El Cariso Golf CourseSylmarCA9.2 mi.
Mission Hills Golf CourseSepulvedaCA10.7 mi.
Simi Hills Golf CourseSimi ValleyCA11.1 mi.
Hansen Dam Golf CoursePacoimaCA12.5 mi.
Van Nuys Golf CourseVan NuysCA14.2 mi.
Woodley Lakes Golf CourseVan NuysCA15.7 mi.
Lost Canyons Golf ClubSimi ValleyCA16.4 mi.
Sepulveda Golf ComplexEncinoCA16.9 mi.
Sinaloa Golf CourseSimi ValleyCA17.1 mi.
Rancho Maria Golf ClubSanta MariaCA18.1 mi.
Sunset Ridge Golf CenterSanta MariaCA18.1 mi.
Studio City Golf CourseStudio CityCA18.7 mi.
De Bell Municipal Golf CourseBurbankCA18.8 mi.
Verdugo Hills Golf CourseTujungaCA18.8 mi.
Moorpark Country ClubMoorparkCA20.8 mi.
Rustic Canyon Golf CourseMoorparkCA20.8 mi.
Elkins Ranch Golf CourseFillmoreCA21.0 mi.
Lindero Country ClubAgoura HillsCA22.3 mi.
Los Robles Greens Golf CourseThousand OaksCA22.5 mi.
Scholl Canyon Golf & Tennis ClubGlendaleCA22.6 mi.
Westlake Village Golf CourseWestlake VillageCA22.8 mi.
Griffith Park Golf CoursesLos AngelesCA23.1 mi.
Los Feliz Golf CourseLos AngelesCA23.1 mi.
Maggie Hathaway Par 3 Golf CourseLos AngelesCA23.1 mi.
Rancho Park Golf CourseLos AngelesCA23.1 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski SunriseWrightwoodCA51.9 mi.
Snow ValleyRunning SpringsCA82.8 mi.
State Parks
Placerita Canyon State ParkCA6.0 mi. 
Malibu Creek State ParkCA22.9 mi. 
Will Rogers State ParkCA23.7 mi. 
Will Rogers Beach State ParkCA25.0 mi. 
Santa Monica Beach State ParkCA26.5 mi. 
Santa Monica Beach State ParkCA26.5 mi. 
Dockweiler Beach State ParkCA33.2 mi. 
Point Mugu State ParkCA33.5 mi. 
Manhattan Beach State ParkCA36.1 mi. 
West Valley MuseumWoodland HillsCA15.9 mi.(History)
Angels AtticSanta MonicaCA25.9 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of FlyingSanta MonicaCA25.9 mi.(Technology)
California Heritage MuseumSanta MonicaCA25.9 mi.(History)
Norton SimonPasadenaCA28.3 mi.(Art)
Museum of ToleranceLos AngelesCA29.0 mi.(History)
Carole and Barry Kaye Museum of MiniaturesLos AngelesCA29.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Modern Fresco GalleryLos AngelesCA29.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Web ArtLos AngelesCA29.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Autry Museum of Western HeritageLos AngelesCA29.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
California African-American MuseumLos AngelesCA29.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
J. Paul Getty MuseumLos AngelesCA29.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
L. RON HUBBARD LIFE EXHIBITION MUSEUMLos AngelesCA29.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Reale-Rydell Computer MuseumLos AngelesCA29.0 mi.(Technology)
Getty MuseumLos AngelesCA29.0 mi.(Art)
Korean American Museum of Art and Cultural CenterLos AngelesCA29.0 mi.(Art)
Los Angeles County Museum of ArtLos AngelesCA29.0 mi.(Art)
Museum of FredLos AngelesCA29.0 mi.(Art)
Western Museum of ScoutingLos AngelesCA29.0 mi.(Children's)
Antelope Valley Indian MuseumLancasterCA31.3 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Los Angeles ZooLos AngelesCA29.0 mi.
Birch AquariumLa JollaCA53.0 mi.
Santa Ana ZooSanta AnaCA59.0 mi.
Santa Barbara Zoological GardensSanta BarbaraCA65.9 mi.

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