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The Mission Viejo Day Trips

Settling in Mission Viejo will take you to Orange County’s best tourist spots in no time. Take these day trips from Mission Viejo to see a whole lot more of Southern California. By sundown, drive back to Mission Viejo bringing back memories and formed bonds created in those day trips. Sometimes, you just have to steer away from your usual place to breathe new air, see new places, and experience new things.

Here are the best Mission Viejo day trips you can try with your friends and family:

Anaheim

Distance and Travel Time from Mission Viejo via:

I-5 S: 23.5 miles (31 minutes)

State Rte 55 S: 28.9 miles (35 minutes)

Go-to Places:

Adventure City

1238 S Beach Blvd, Anaheim, CA

Disneyland

1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA

Anaheim Museum

241 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA

Buena Park

Distance and Travel Time from Mission Viejo via:

I-5 S: 29 miles (30 minutes)

CA-22 E and I-5 S: 32.8 miles (41 minutes)

I-405 S: 32.1 miles (43 minutes)

Go-to Places:

Knott’s Berry Farm

8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA

Independence Hall

8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA

Dana Point

Distance and Travel Time from Mission Viejo via:

I-5 N: 13 miles (15 minutes)

Street of the Golden Lantern: 10.3 miles (20 minutes)

Niguel Rd: 11.7 miles (22 minutes)

Go-to Places:

Ocean Institute

24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA

The Pilgrim

24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA

Dana Point Historical Society

33282 Golden Lantern #104, Dana Point, CA

Doheny State Beach

Dana Point, CA

Salt Creek Beach Park

33333 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA

Fullerton

Distance and Travel Time from Mission Viejo via:

I-5 S: 27.8 miles (32 minutes)

S Harbor Blvd and I-5 S: 27.3 miles (34 minutes)

Go-to Places:

Heritage House

Heritage House, Fullerton, CA

Muckenthaler Cultural Center

1201 W Malvern Ave, Fullerton, CA

Arboretum Visitor Center

1900 Associated Rd, Fullerton, CA

Huntington Beach

Distance and Travel Time from Mission Viejo via:

I-405 S: 23.5 miles (31 minutes)

CA-73 S: 24.6 miles (34 minutes)

Go-to Places:

Huntington Beach Pier

Main St. and Pacific Coast Highway; Huntington Beach, California

International Surfing Museum

411 Olive Ave, Huntington Beach, CA

Newport Beach

Distance and Travel Time from Mission Viejo via:

State Rte 55 N and I-405 S: 20.3 miles (23 minutes)

CA-73 S: 21.4 miles (26 minutes)

State Rte 55 N and I-5 S: 25.2 miles (27 minutes)

Go-to Places:

Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest

600 E. Bay Ave., Newport Beach, CA

Orange County Museum of Art

850 San Clemente Dr, Newport Beach, CA

Fashion Island

401 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA

Balboa Fun Zone

600 E Bay Ave, Newport Beach, CA

San Clemente

Distance and Travel Time from Mission Viejo via:

12 miles (0.02 hours if traveling by plane)

Go-to Places:

San Clemente State Beach

San Clemente, CA

San Clemente Pier

San Clemente, CA

Surfing Heritage and Cultural Center

110 Calle Iglesia, San Clemente, CA

San Juan Capistrano

Distance and Travel Time from Mission Viejo via:

I-5 N: 8.6 miles (11 minutes)

I-5 N and Marguerite Pkwy: 7.7 miles (11 minutes)

Go-to Places:

Mission San Juan Capistrano

26801 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA

Santa Ana

Distance and Travel Time from Mission Viejo via:

17 miles (20 minutes)

Go-to Places:

Discovery Cube Orange County

2500 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA

Santa Ana Zoo

1801 E Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana, CA

Bowers Museum

2002 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA

Lyon Air Museum

19300 Ike Jones Rd, Santa Ana, CA

Old Orange County Courthouse

211 W Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana, CA

Kidseum

1802 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA

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