Adventurous Film Sets in Santa Clarita

One of the best things about Southern California travel is seeing where the film magic is made. Enjoy an adventure filled weekend with hiking, amusement parks, and more, all the while seeing where your favorite TV shows and movies were filmed.

VasquezEnjoy a hike at Vasquez Rocks, one of the most recognizable film locations in Santa Clarita.  The iconic and triangular rocks summit and popular Southern California attraction has served as the backdrop for several of the Star Trek franchise films and television shows.  Numerous other films have filmed at Vasquez Rocks including The Flintstones, Blazing Saddles, Apache, Planet of the Apes, and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, along with television shows including “Bonanza,” “The Twilight Zone,” “24,” “Friends,” “Numb3rs” and “The New Girl” in addition to music videos including Rihanna’s “Rehab” featuring Justin Timberlake and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “You Got Lucky.”

If you’re seeking some excitement, spend the day at
Six Flags Magic Mountain, the thrill capital of the world, and a hugely popular Southern California attraction. Six Flags Magic img_0505-large-2Mountain has been a featured location for numerous films and television shows.  Early on Magic Mountain was transformed into Wally World for National Lampoon’s Vacation and it’s where the cult classic KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park was filmed. Countless television shows in the 80’s also filmed inside the park.  Other productions that have filmed here include Roller Coaster, True Romance, Zapped, “Glee,” “The Bachelor,” “Entourage,” “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “King of Queens” and “The Bionic Woman.”

UniversalStudios-StudioTour50thUniversal Studios Hollywood is the ultimate Hollywood movie experience, and you can go behind the scenes to explore real film sets. Get inside of the world’s most popular TV shows and movies with the thrills, shows, and attractions at Universal CityWalk, Universal Studios, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.FeaturePhoto-Mountasia

The whole family can head to Mountasia Family Fun Center where you can enjoy miniature golf, lazer tag, go karts, bumper boats and more.  “Malcom in the Middle,” “CSI,” “JAG,” “The Mentalist,” “House,” “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” and Dude, Where’s My Car? all filmed at this fun-filled location.

Ice-Station_OPTCheck out the Valencia Ice Station which was featured in “The Office” as the backdrop for Michael Scott’s infamous movie “Threat Level Midnight” and where Blades of Glory, Cutting Edge 2, Ice Princess “CSI:NY,” “The Biggest Loser,” “Bones,” and “Hell’s Kitchen,” have filmed.

To learn more about what’s filming or has filmed in Santa Clarita, or to add filming locations to your list of Southern California attractions to visit, visit