Outdoor activities are part of the LA experience. Year-round gorgeous weather and beautiful, dramatic scenery make being outdoors a must. It’s easy to do. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and know where to go. With so many bests, picking out activites to do depends on time and interest. Given the vastness of the area, plan on taking day trips.
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The chicks will leave their nursery to join their parents in the Aquarium’s June Keyes Penguin Habitat on August 18, 2016
SAN DIEGO AND LA JOLLA (120 Miles)
Start out with a great overview on Old Town Trolley San Diego. Hop off at the Embarcadero for a Bayfront stroll with waterfront views. Check out the collection of historic ships moored in the Maritime Museum. Tour USS Midway, the longest-serving 20th century Navy aircraft carrier.
Southern California, or SoCal, stretches from north of Los Angeles to San Diego and points south. It’s a popular vacation destination for its wonderful climate, miles of dramatic coastline, endless stretches of great beaches, mountains ranges, giant redwood forests, deliciously trendy food, glitzy shopping, laid-back California attitude and family-friendly attitude. Oh, and don’t forget the long list of amazing theme parks with thrill rides galore and water fun.
Classic seaside amusement parks, then called Boardwalks, have existed along SoCal’s coast since late 1800s and early 1900s, the heydays of the gilded age. After years of decline, they emerged in modern, high tech form both along the SoCal coast and a bit inland. While there were others before it, Disneyland placed SoCal on the map as a global vacation destination. Since SoCal encompasses a large geographical area, this comprehensive list begins just north of Los Angeles and works down through the Anaheim area, through Orange County, and south to San Diego.
Summertime = Vacation time! Kids are out of school and ready to go! Everyone’s excited about all the great adventures, museums, zoos, and tours Los Angeles has to offer. The list is so long, and the area so spread out, it’s hard to know where to begin. And, with a family in tow, or traveling with friends, it can be pricey. The solution: Purchase Go Los Angeles Cards. Here’s why and how: