Bored ? Some fun exciting activities to do in Santa Clarita

Beautiful sunset behind the ride West Coast Racers at Six Flags Magic Mountian.
Beautiful sunset behind the ride West Coast Racers at Six Flags Magic Mountian.
Ashlynn Escobar

Santa Clarita is home to almost half a million people, and some many amazing places to visit. Many may say that “there isn’t really anything to do in town.”. When in reality it is not as boring as many people would say. There are amazing places to go to in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Santa Clarita has Six flags, MB2, and ice skating at The Cube. A great perk of Santa Clarita is that the city also has a major amount of public parks and recreational parks.

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Saying goodbye to Dc World at Six Flags Magic Mountain. (Ashlynn Escobar)

Six Flags Magic Mountain is home to the most roller coasters in an amusement park here in Valencia, Santa Clarita, CA. Six flags has “20 world-class coasters” thrills and adrenaline-inducing rides. Six flags is a great place to go and enjoy amazing roller coasters. Six Flags is a pretty big place and there are so many things to do in a single day. The most popular rides at Six Flags are Tatsu, Full Throttle, Drop of Doom,Twisted Colossus, and last but not least, X2. Being from Santa Clarita and having a Six Flags season pass would be a great answer to days filled with boredom. Season passes range from 10 dollars a month to 35 dollars a month for those who want a diamond elite pass.

Not only is Six Flags an amusement park, they have amazing restaurants to try. A favorite being Six Flags world famous funnel cake. For those who don’t know what funnel cake is, it is a deep fried batter with toppings such as powdered sugar, chocolate drizzle, and strawberry drizzle.

MB2 Entertainment

Your tastebuds are calling for a funnel cake here at Six Flags Magic Mountain. (Ashlynn Escobar)

If roller coasters do not sound pleasant, there is MB2 entertainment here in Canyon Country. MB2 entertainment is located just down the road from Golden Valley High School. MB2 has lots of activities such as Kart racing, ax throwing, mini golf, laser tag, arcade games, duckpin bowling and bumper boats.MB2 has been open since April 27th 2022 and has been thriving since. Each activity has its own difficulty and fun to it. They are known for their kart racing and mini golf experience.

Kart racing is 12 dollars or 60 credits for kids and adults is 15 dollars or 75 credits. Kart racing is most fun when it’s a race between friends. Instead of having to pay for each play and activity you have to pay for credits to use all around in the building. MB2 has a unique way of working by having a credit system with all the activities. You pay for a certain amount of credits, then receive a card to use those credits for all the activities MB2 has to offer.

MB2’s hours are
Monday to Thursday open from 12pm to 10pm.
Friday is open from 12pm till 12am.
Saturday is open from 11am to 12am and Sunday is 11am to 10pm

The Cube Ice and Entertainment Center

The cube Ice and Entertainment Center

The Cube is an ice rink facility, with arenas to ice skate, go to practice ice skating, or watch hockey. The Cube also offers hosting for birthday parties, and social events. They offer the LA skating Academy for those who are in need of help learning to ice skating and getting comfortable on ice skates. Some nights they play music and have lights off with some party lights on. Going with friends is always a fun time, some might fall here and there, but in the end, memories will be made and also a great way to pass time. Ice skating is an activity that can be done with friends, or even alone. It could be a time of peace and fun by putting on headphones, and listening to music. If you do not have ice skates, there is no need to worry; the Cube offers ice skates for rent being five dollars, and twelve dollars for the admission. If you have ice skates, you will only need to pay for the admission.

The Cube is open to the public for ice skating sessions with time frames where ice skating is allowed.
The cube hours range from
Monday – Thursday ( 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 1:30pm to 4:30pm.)
Friday (9:00am to 11:00 am, 1:30pm to 4:30pm, and 7:30 to 9:30pm)
Saturday and Sunday (1:30 pm to 4:30 pm then 7:30 pm till 9:30 pm.)

Santa Clarita Public Parks

Toddlongshore park

If amusement parks and adrenaline activities are not for you, Santa Clarita has a handful of parks for the public to enjoy. Going to public parks is a great way to spend time and relax while being outside. Especially on a bright sunny day where the weather is too perfect to spend sitting inside all day.

Located all around the city, parks are filled with grass areas for picnics, playgrounds, and basketball courts being the most common. Some parks may also have baseball fields, exercising equipment, trails, and tennis courts.

Picnics are a great way to bond with friends, and spend time getting outside. Some great places to have picnics would be Fair Oaks Park, Todd Longshore Park, and Golden Valley Park. All of these parks have lots of grass areas, and bathrooms available to the public. A great thing about Todd Longshore park is the amazing view of Canyon Country. Santa Clarita has a website for their parks, and recreational centers. On the website, there are options to look for different categories ranging from recreational & community services, Park divisions, Trails/paso maps, and event field conditions regarding if it’s open. Santa Clarita has different versions of trails. One trail greatly known is the bike trail. Parks are open at all times unless the park is under construction then the park will be closed. Rainy days may also affect the park hours.

 

This is where the Santa Clarita Park website could come in handy with giving park updates on hours and availability.

While there are more locations that are not as big as these attractions listed, there are still lots of hidden gems, like food places and other small businesses worth visiting in Santa Clarita.

About the Contributors
Giovanni Becerril, Staff Writer

Giovanni Becerril age 18 is a Staff Writer on the Community News Team. He is a Senior at Golden Valley High School (12th grade). He is a Amature Skateboarder here in Santa Clarita and has been awarded for skateboarding competitions. He's passionate about writing about skateboarding. He started skateboarding when he was 13 and i found it fun and exciting since.

Giovanni wants more people to know whats going on or learn more about the community. Hobbies he loves to do is art, running, skateboarding, snowboarding and, camping. He loves art since you can express who you are and what you like with art. Running helps him clear his mind and a good exercise routine. Skateboarding and snowboarding, to him, makes him feel happy and excited for a new day.

Ashlynn Escobar, Staff Writer
Lynn was born in Antelope Valley California, but raised in Santa Clarita the rest of her life after she turned 1 years old. They are now a senior at Golden Valley High School and a staff writer for the CEPAT News Team. Her family is very involved with her and wants her to succeed.  She is involved with their school club called HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America). She’s also involved with theater arts (children theater). She has been in theater for 3 years of her high school years. She is very passionate to be talking about medical and health related topics. She is very passionate because she sees herself getting into the medical field. Being a journalist is  new to her, but she hopes to share more of the issues of art and creativity in our world by educating people about art, culture, entertainment and how it's made. Ashlynn is very interested in anything horror, loves Vampire Diaries, and loves Spiderman!