Metrolink's Antelope Valley Line links Santa Clarita with Los Angeles Union Station.
There is bus service available between the Santa Clarita train station and Magic Mountain.
But Santa Clarita is not lost in her history. From the early 20's until today, Hollywood has used Santa Clarita as "Hollywood's Backlot." Today favorite tv series including "NCIS," "CSI," "The Unit," "24," and "Numbers" are here filming almost daily, and current movie credits include, "Norbit," "Epic Movie," "Zodiac," Pirates of the Caribbean 3," "Spider-Man 3," and many more. In fact, Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio (open by appointment for tours), is the current filming location for the HBO series "Deadwood."
So if movies and the west are not your passion, what else is there to do in Santa Clarita?
There are seven local golf courses; a beautiful lake on which to go boating, swimming or jet skiing; miles of hiking trails; nearby wineries; basketball, tennis, ice skating, laser tag and paintball; community swimming pools and an aquatics center; even have Michael Jackson's tigers. And there are the day spas, restaurants, and shopping.
The City of Santa Clarita was established in 1987, so most everything has a 'new as Disneyland' feel. In the summer there are free outdoor movies and concerts to attend. And walking through Valencia Town Center is absolutely beautiful, especially at night when it is lit up.
Santa Clarita's hotels have the highest vacancy rate in Los Angeles County, so you'll want to plan ahead to get the best deal possible.
Santa Clarita is a great place to stay and play, as well as to use as 'base camp' to explore Hollywood, SoCal theme parks, the beaches and Los Angeles. If you don't want to navigate the highways, just hop on the metro system and ride the train to your favorite destinations.
For more info on Santa Clarita, visit Santa Clarita Guide online at http://www.SantaClaritaGuide.com.</do>