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Plan the Perfect Day Trip Date in Southern California

July 27, 2023

Are you in search of a fun and unique date idea that will have your partner beaming with excitement? Take a cue from the classic movie, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”! This iconic 80’s film is the perfect inspiration for an unforgettable day trip date in Southern California.

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An Unforgettable Day Trip Date in Southern California - Ferris Bueller-Inspired

Plan the Ultimate Ferris Bueller-inspired Southern California Day Trip Date

Are you in search of a fun and unique date idea that will have your partner beaming with excitement? Take a cue from the classic movie, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”! This iconic 80’s film is the perfect inspiration for an unforgettable day trip date in Southern California. With so much to do, from exploring museums to attending a baseball game, you’ll be sure to have a blast.

In this post, I’ll help you plan the ultimate Ferris Bueller-inspired Southern California day trip date. Don’t settle for boring when you can have the adventure of a lifetime. Let’s get started planning your dream date!

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

― Ferris Bueller

Rent a Sports Car

To kick off your day in true Ferris Bueller fashion, consider renting a sports car or a convertible. Channel your inner Ferris as you cruise through the city, feeling the wind in your hair and the thrill of the open road. This small detail will add an extra layer of fun and playfulness to your date.

Make Reservations

Next, head to a fancy restaurant for brunch. Treat yourselves to a leisurely meal at a top-notch eatery, where you can indulge in delicious food and enjoy each other’s company. Take your time and savor the experience. After all, nothing says luxury and sophistication like a sumptuous brunch.

Brunch at the Mission Inn
The Getty Museum in LA

Stop and Look Around

After brunch, make your way to a museum. In the film, Ferris and his friends visit the Art Institute of Chicago, where they get lost in the beauty of the artwork. Following suit, choose a local museum renowned for its captivating exhibits. Immerse yourselves in culture, appreciate the masterpieces, and let the art spark conversations and deepen your connection.

To add some excitement and adventure to your date, don’t forget to check out the view from the top of the tallest building in your city. Go to the observation deck or rooftop terrace to soak in breathtaking panoramic vistas. Enjoy the view and gain a new appreciation of the beauty of the city from a different perspective.

Twist and Shout

Time for an impromptu stop and seek out a local parade or a karaoke bar. Engage in the festive atmosphere, sing your favorite tunes, and let loose. Embrace the spontaneous moments that emerge when you step out of your comfort zone.

Attend a Baseball Game

No Ferris Bueller’s Day Off-inspired date would be complete without attending a baseball game. Immerse yourselves in the lively atmosphere of the stadium, root for your favorite team, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow fans. Create lasting memories as you bond over America’s favorite pastime.

Stop and Look Around - Sunset at Griffith Park Observatory
Attend a Dodger's game

Adventure, Culture, and Spontaneity

Planning the perfect day trip date (inspired by Ferris Bueller) involves adventure, culture, and spontaneity. From sports cars to attending a baseball game, each activity evokes the spirit of Ferris. With that spirit in mind try to leave room for a spontaneous detour or two.

By embracing the thrill of the unexpected and creating memorable experiences, you can curate a date that is fun-filled and truly special. So why not seize the opportunity to create your very own Ferris Bueller-inspired adventure with someone you love?

My Ferris Bueller Inspired Day Trip Date: from Riverside to Los Angeles

  • Rent an American Muscle Car: Chevrolet Camaro SS, Dodge Challenger, Ford Mustang GT
  • Mission Inn for Brunch
  • Drive down Victoria Ave until hopping on the 91 to LA
  • The Getty, LA County Museum of Art, or the Huntington Library
  • For the perfect city view: the Wilshire Grand or Griffith Observatory
  • Impromptu “Twist & Shout” sing-a-long and dance party in the car
  • LA Dodgers Game
Plan the Perfect Day Trip Date inspired by Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Planning a Ferris Bueller-inspired Day Trip Date in Southern California

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