Catalina Island Visitors Bureau
Catalina is California’s only island resort. Crystal clear water and sky. Great diving, snorkeling, hiking, fishing, sailing, golf, shopping and dining. Transportation is available through the Catalina Passenger Service in Balboa. Reservations are available by calling 949.673.5245.
It’s the place that defines classic family fun. Adventure and the allure of California’s climate, beauty and lifestyle is the genesis of the Disneyland® Resort. Located within the Resort are Disneyland® Park, Disney’s California Adventure, and Downtown Disney with shopping, theaters and dining.
At Disneyland® Park, your spirits will soar as you experience over sixty world-famous attractions, shows and parades in eight legendary lands.
Thrill to the heroics as you narrowly escape bad guys, beasts, and rolling boulders in the Indiana Jones Adventure. It’s yo-ho-ho and a bundle of fun as you cruise with the Pirates of the Caribbean. Hold on tight for the harrowing, hair-pin twists and turns through Space Mountain. Fast forward into the interactive future of Tomorrowland and rocket through the universe with the intergalactic action of Star Tours.
Disney California Adventure
Located just south of the Disneyland® Park’s Main Entrance, Disney’s California Adventure Park will celebrate the fun and diversity of California. From the glamour of Hollywood to the exhilaration of Yosemite Valley to a California gleaming beachfront boardwalk, the new theme park captures California’s “Golden State of Mind.”
Among the experiences guests will find within Disney’s California Adventure are
- An action-packed studio district transporting guests to the Hollywood of their imagination. An up-close, personal look at Disney’s most treasured and admired art form, a Disney animation experience.
- Distinctly California images of palm-lined boardwalks and sunsets over the Pacific.
- Soar in hang gliders over California’s scenic wonders and, for the adventurous guests, explore forests, deserts, subterranean caverns and white water rafting.
The Discovery Cube Orange County
Stretched out on a bed of steel nails? Challenged a tornado to a game of one-on-one? Danced across a musical floor? No? Then you’ve probably never been to The Discovery Cube Orange County because that’s the kind of full-body contact science we practice here. But don’t think your brain is going to miss out on any the action – there are more than 100 interactive exhibits.
Information: 714-542-CUBE (2823)
Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum
The Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum offers a wide variety of live music programs, films, workshops and demonstrations for adults and children in the spirit of the wild west. A frontier military and western history collection are just two of the exhibits at the museum reminiscent of pioneer and cowboy days.
The Getty Center
Situated on a hilltop with breathtaking views of Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Mountains, and the Pacific Ocean, the Getty Center is Los Angeles’ newest cultural attraction! Awaiting you are memorable works of art in the J. Paul Getty Museum. A choice of places to dine, tranquil gardens to stroll, and activities to give you new perspectives on art and its meanings.
Knott’s Berry Farm
For generations, Knott’s Berry Farm has been the place to go for family fun and adventure. Enjoy more than 165 thrilling rides, spectacular shows and unique attractions. You’ll go wild for the GhostRider, the longest, wildest wooden roller coaster in the West. Supreme Scream, at over 30 stories high, is one of the world’s tallest thrill rides. Also, spectacular shows explore the rich heritage of Native Americans along Indian trails. Finally, join the Peanuts gang at Camp Snoopy.
Welcome to LEGOLAND! Come explore the amazing, new family theme park where kids are in the driver’s seat. Even the littlest kids can play all day on over forty fun-filled rides and adventures. Imagination comes to life around every corner and families can celebrate creativity together doing things they can’t do anywhere else.
Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace
The Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace, situated on nine rolling acres, offers visitors a rare glimpse into the events, the people and the world which shaped and were shaped by the 37th President of the United States.
The Museum’s 22 galleries trace President Nixon’s path from his Yorba Linda and Whittier childhood, to early Congressional and Senate races, to the Vice Presidency and the Presidency, and to his role in later years as a diplomat of the world. Interactive video and touch-screen technology allow visitors to ask the President questions and learn more about other world leaders whose impact and vision also shaped world events.
San Diego Zoo Safari
At the San Diego Zoo Safari, you’ll see more than 3,000 animals in their natural surroundings. While you’re there, venture into the 32-acre Heart of Africa exhibit. Along a winding trail that takes you through forest, savanna and wetlands, you’ll encounter more than 260 fascinating animals and you may even get a chance to hand-feed a giraffe. You can also take the Wgasa Bush Line guided monorail tour and trek the Kilimanjaro Safari Walk.
SeaWorld San Diego
Imagine yourself a castaway on a tropical island. The only way off your sun-drenched paradise is via a perilous escape aboard a raft. Welcome to Shipwreck Rapids, the newest addition to SeaWorld’s world of amazement and fun. This 150-acre marine park features trained killer whales, sea lions, otters, dolphins, polar bears and more.
Six Flags Magic Mountain
From heart pounding rides such as The Riddler’s Revenge, Batman-The Ride, Superman—The Escape, to roller-coasters: Viper, Colossus and Ninja to name a few, to rides for all ages; Six Flags Magic Mountain has something for the whole family. Visit the brand-new Bugs Bunny World and don’t miss the spectacular shows.
Universal Studios Hollywood
Want to be a part of the total Hollywood experience. Then a visit to Universal Studios Hollywood is just the ticket. You’ll enjoy all the thrills of a world-class theme park while actually taking part in the magic of movies, stunts and special effects – all on the lot of the biggest, busiest movie studio in the world.
Wineries of Temecula Valley
You are invited to visit Southern California’s finest wine producing area, the Temecula Valley, where fifteen wineries welcome you to taste their award-winning wines. Just one hour from Costa Mesa, over twenty-eight varietals flourish in the valley.
You can taste the difference! Temecula wines are rich and elegant, fruity and complex. Thanks to favorable growing conditions and talented winemakers, Temecula wines are widely respected throughout the industry. Enjoy a bottle of your favorite Temecula Valley wine while you savor the panoramic views of vineyard and countryside from one of our many scenic picnic areas.
World-Famous San Diego Zoo
At the World-Famous San Diego Zoo, we care about wildlife from around the world. Although many species, such as giant pandas, koalas and cheetahs face an uncertain future, one thing is certain-the San Diego Zoo and its world-class staff are dedicated to protecting and preserving the earth’s animal species and their precious habitats. Come see how we do that and more!
is considered the cultural and commercial capital of Southern California’s largest Vietnamese community. A favorite destination is the Asian Garden Mall, a two-story indoor complex with some 400 ethnic boutiques, specialty shops, restaurants, and the largest jewelry center in Orange County.
Mission San Juan Capistrano
is one of the original 21 California missions. Founded in 1776 by Father Junipero Serra, it receives worldwide attention every March 19 when the swallows fly back to Capistrano on St. Joseph’s Day.