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Magic Mountain, Silent Film Museum & Vazquez Rocks in Santa Clarita, California

Best things to do in Santa Clarita California - Logan Allec - Vasquez Rocks at sunset

Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park as the sun sets in Southern California.

I’m really excited to interview Logan Allec of about Santa Clarita. Logan’s tips for the best things to do in Santa Clarita are awesome because he moved to the area to invest in real estate and be close to his wife’s family, and now he’s built a business helping taxpayers address their tax debts. He loves Santa Clarita because it’s one of the safest areas near Los Angeles to raise a family.

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Best things to do in Santa Clarita California - Logan Allec - Placerita Canyon Natural Area trail among the trees

A trail among the trees. Photo courtesy of Placerita Canyon Natural Area.

Santa Clarita, California

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Santa Clarita, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Best things to do in Santa Clarita California - Logan Allec - Six Flags Magic Mountain Twisted Colossus

There are so many incredible roller coasters and other rides, like the Twisted Colossus. Photo courtesy of Six Flags Magic Mountain.

Getting around Santa Clarita

The local airport is Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), which is about a 25-minute drive to the downtown area.

Logan says that your best option is to rent a car. For the best offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

If you’re staying in the city center, you can also check out their paseo system as another way to travel. Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around.

When you only need a car for a couple of hours, you can rent by the hour with Zipcar. Join now to get $25 loaded into your account.

Best things to do in Santa Clarita California - Logan Allec - William S Hart Museum

Explore the wild and wonderful life of a 1920s film legend inside the William S. Hart Museum. And the accompanying park is home to a herd of bison, a vast picnic area, and several hiking trails. Photo courtesy of the William S. Hart Museum, Natural History Museums of L.A. County (NHMLAC). Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging.

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Logan Allec about Santa Clarita. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Santa Clarita
  • Green dots = best things to do in Santa Clarita
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Santa Clarita

Who is Logan Allec?

Logan Allec is a practicing CPA and owner of the tax relief company Choice Tax Relief. He is also the founder, owner, and editor-in-chief of Money Done Right, a personal finance blog that receives thousands of visitors daily. He enjoys creating content online as well as exploring new places around Southern California (and beyond) with his family.

Best things to do in Santa Clarita California - Logan Allec headshot

Logan oversees the creation of content on the following websites. Here’s a sample of the articles you’ll find there:

You can connect with Alec on his website and on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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Best things to do in Santa Clarita California - Logan Allec - Bone Marrow at Newhall Refinery

Order one of the many delicious items from the menu at Newhall Refinery, including the Bone Marrow appetizer.

Stay tuned for our next episode

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