Summer is the perfect time to visit a theme park! Riding roller coasters, enjoying delicious treats, and spending a day with family and friends is a great way to while away a summer day. Luckily for us in SoCal, we have a lot of theme parks to choose from. To help you narrow down your choices, we’ve compiled a list of the best theme parks in Southern California.

  1. Disneyland

Who didn’t think the happiest place on earth would end up on this list? There’s no place in the world quite like Disneyland. You can face off against pirates on Pirates of the Caribbean, or come face to face with spooky ghosts on the Haunted Mansion. Right next door is Disney California Adventure Park, with the all new Cars Land that brings the movie Cars to life!

  1. Universal Studios Hollywood

For an adventure that brings the thrills of movies to life, check out Universal Studios Hollywood. Encounter dinosaurs on the Jurassic Park ride, or fight evil Decepticons on Transformers: The Ride.

  1. Legoland California

Everything is awesome at this theme park! That’s because everything is designed with Legos. The wonder and amazement of the toy building blocks goes into every inch of this interactive world.

  1. SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld is the best place to discover the animals of our oceans. With dolphins, sea lions, and sea turtles, everyone’s favorite aquatic friends are housed in the park. And who could forget Shamu? Just stay clear of the splash zone if you want to stay dry!

  1. Six Flags Magic Mountain

For high intensity thrills, Six Flags Magic Mountain is your go-to attraction. Become a superhero riding Batman: The Ride. For even greater thrills, experience Superman: Escape from Krypton, which accelerates from 0 to 104 mph in 7 seconds.

Southern California is an amazing location for theme park enthusiasts. Make sure to set aside some time this summer to visit one of the parks. Or visit them all!