Six Flags Magic Mountain
For the family that thrives on thrills, the drive north through L.A.’S infamous traffic to get to Santa Clarita, the home of Six Flags Magic Mountain, is worth the trip. Dubbed the ‘Thrill Capital of the World’, the theme park has more than 100 rides and attractions to raise the adrenaline, including 19 world-class roller coasters. With ride names like Scream, Ninja, Goliath, Viper and Apocalypse in the line-up, guests know before they enter the gates they’ll need to dose up on motion sickness tablets… or at the least have their brave pants on. There’s a stack of tamer rides for the youngsters too, including the gentle Magic Flyer, flying planes, pint-sized trucks & trains and the Grand American Carousel.