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Family fun in Sunny San Diego

Family fun in Sunny San Diego
Destination(s): San Diego

San Diego, is know for is posh culture, and beautiful weather, and the family can come too. Stay in The Grand Pacific Palisades, and dine at great family restaurants. When you are ready to have some fun venture to Legoland, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, and the Wild Animal Park, just to name a few. read more about Family fun in Sunny San Diego... Read More

Eclectic Orange

Eclectic Orange
Destination(s): Disneyland

Orange County is know for many things; Disneyland, Knott's the beach. After this trip you will know it for its vibrant culture, its deep respect for both classic and contemporary art. This is a place that celebrates the passion that life has and it is intoxicating, you just feel full of life here. Along the way dine at some traditional restaurants as well as some ethnic ones to complete the experience. The food will be amazing, Greek, European, German, American, what else can you want. read more about Eclectic Orange... Read More

Art Deco LA

Art Deco LA
Destination(s): Beverly Hills

During the golden years of Art Deco, Los Angeles was growing at a tremendous rate and construction in the area was booming. Accordingly, L.A. is a treasure trove of Art Deco architecture, with buildings in the zigzag, classic moderne, and streamline moderne styles. Downtown and the Mid-Wilshire area are especially rich in this respect, although there is Art Deco everywhere throughout L.A.

Day one concentrates on downtown and shows the locations of many buildings from the LA Conservancy's Art Deco walking tour.

Day two lists additional famous Art Deco buildings all across Los Angeles.

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Studio Tours

Studio Tours
Destination(s): Burbank

Please note the individual details in the entries. Advance tickets are required for the Paramount Tour and recommended for many of the rest. The KCET tour is for KCET members only (membership is $40 and you need to receive a membership card through the mail). The prices for the other tours vary from free for the Paramount Ranch (which is a park now) to $35 for the Paramount Tour.

Do not try to do all of these in one day! The tours have just placed on one day for conciseness.

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Fast Times at San Diego High

Fast Times at San Diego High
Destination(s): La Jolla

Throw aside your preconceived notions of San Diego and enjoy both the classic sights and sounds of the city as well as the off-the-wall ones. Don't limit yourself to one area - this large scaled city embraces different cultures within each district, making your experience in Gaslamp completely different from the one in Del Mar. Breathe in the smell of sea salt, listen to today's unique tunes, shout for your favorite song and explore local cuisine. read more about Fast Times at San Diego High ... Read More

Shopping Hotspots in Los Angeles

Shopping Hotspots in Los Angeles
Destination(s): Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a great place to spend a lot money. From Forever 21 to high fashion outlets, L.A. has every store a consumer could possibly want. This list collects some Los Angeles shopping centers, malls, and busy pedestrian shopping streets. The locations are organized as listed below:

Day 1 -- Santa Monica
Day 2 -- Westside
Day 3 -- Hollywood/Miracle Mile
Day 4 -- Downtown
Day 5 -- San Fernando Valley
Day 6 -- Pasadena and Eastside

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Offbeat, La Jolla

Offbeat, La Jolla
Destination(s): La Jolla

La Jolla is a beautiful gem located in Southern California right next to the beautiful Pacific Ocean. There is so much beauty to La Jolla, whether it be its many breath taking beaches, posh dining spots or world renowned hotels, however there is so much more. No matter where you stay while in La Jolla you will be treated like royalty however still keep your modesty and stay at the La Jolla Cove Suites. Located near the hustle and bustle of the downtown area you will always have something fun and exciting to do. Art abounds in this culturally minded area, you can find many traditional art galleries, however there are also some that will exhibit mediums you have never even thought of like the La Jolla Fiber Arts with their array of handmade dolls and tapestries. While here on the beach you will also be able to dine at restaurants ranging from Thailand to Tokyo, to the unknown coffee house you always have wanted to find. read more about Offbeat, La Jolla... Read More

Weekend in San Diego

Weekend in San Diego
Destination(s): San Diego

Staying in San Diego might seem a worthwhile trip ideally, but when trying to plan a place to stay, what type of vehicle to drive or how to get from place to place, it can seem a bit daunting. Take it from an expert, there is too much to see in a weekend's amount of time -so stick to some of the good stuff - as you head out for a weekend in San Diego. read more about Weekend in San Diego... Read More

Adventure in San Diego

Adventure in San Diego
Destination(s): San Diego

San Diego is a southern California haven with the mountains, beach and everything in between. Spend a warm weather weekend off the couch and out enjoying everything the city has to offer, which includes long hikes through Torrey Pines' Gliderport, Mission Beach's boardwalk, Segway tours through Balboa Park and a traditional baseball game at Petco Park. Finding an adventure in San Diego is easy to do, as long as you've got some hiking boots and an eager attitude. read more about Adventure in San Diego... Read More

Dog Day Afternoons

Dog Day Afternoons
Destination(s): San Diego

It's a plain fact: San Diego loves dogs. This is an area with, count 'em, three specifically designated dog beaches, numerous leash-free parks, and any number of restaurants and cafes that happily allow canine companions to accompany human diners at patio seating. There are numerous pet-friendly hotels in every price range from budget to luxury, some even have a special room service menu, luxury beds, and toy-and treat filled welcome amenities just for the four-legged guests .
And visitors with dogs love San Diego. For human and canine alike, there are trails to hike, waters to swim, waves to surf, and hills to climb.
San Diego is a great place to bring a dog on vacation, so here?s a sample 2 day itinerary that will give the travelin' dog a taste of just what the city has to offer. read more about Dog Day Afternoons... Read More