Friday, February 29, 2008

Trees of Mystery Klamath California

Trees of Mystery Klamath CaliforniaYour fist sight of the Trees of Mystry is a giant statue of Paul Bunyan which makes you think this is a tourist trap. But you will soon find out that this is a very special place. A hiking trail takes you past Paul, up into a giant, hollow, redwood log, and then back to the actual mystery trees. The highlight of your visit is a ride on the Skytrail, which takes you on a nine minute ride above the treetops in a ski lift. On your way back stop at the huge gift shop which also includes a Native American museum. Trees of Mystery 15500 Highway 101 North Klamath, CA. 95548 1-800-638-3389


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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Coronado Beach San Diego

Cornado Beach Coronado is connected to San Diego by the Coronado Bridge or you can drive around the bay via Highway 75 and Imperial Beach. The beach is located on the ocean side of Coronado island, south of the naval air station, past the Hotel Del Coronado. Beach areas have fire rings, restrooms, showers, and lifeguards. Park free on Ocean Boulevard, but plan to arrive before 11 a.m. on summer weekends to beat the crowds.


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Friday, February 22, 2008

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center Drive up to the 10,000 foot level of the white mountains of in east central California and you will find the earth's oldest living inhabitant "Methuselah", at 4,767 year old Bristlecone Pine. On dry windswept mountaintops of the Great Basin in the western United States grow earth's oldest living inhabitants, the Bristlecones. When you get to the forest do not expect to see hundreds of trees. The trees are there but spread out over the mountain growing out of the rocky surface of the White Mountains. The view can be fantastic and the picture opportunity almost out of this world so if your car is up to it the drive is worth it. Before you attempt to drive up to the ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest make sure your vehicle is in good working order. This is not your typical Sunday drive, the forest is defiantly off the beaten path. Reaching the White Mountains and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest from Bishop, California is about a 1 hour drive. Travel south (14 mi / 23km) on hwy 395 to Big Pine, then east up hwy 168 to the White Mountain Road (13 mi / 21km). Here we turn left and continue the remaining 7 miles (11km) up to Schulman Grove at 10,100' (3048m). Several vista turnouts are located on the White Mt. Road, the most spectacular being Sierra View Overlook

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Romantic Things To Do in Southern California

Southern California has some very romantic places to visit. Looking for a special place to enjoy a few hours or a romantic weekend. Southern California has the perfect place for you. Here are some suggestions to take your sweetheart:
Laguna Beach has got to be one of the most romantic places to visit along the Southern California coast. Boutiques, art galleries, and world-class restaurants all add up to make Laguna Beach a top pick. Don't forget to stop by the Laguna Canyon Winery for some wine tasting.
Crystal Cove is another romantic beach situated in between Laguna and Newport Beach You can walk for miles and see the coastline unspoiled by parking lots and hotels. The Beachcomber Cafe, at Crystal Cove is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The restaurant has patio seating and is right on the beach.
Ride the Amtrak Pacific Coastliner on a romantic train trip to San Diego Getting there is half the fun. The train station is in downtown San Diego and within walking distance of the San Diego Bay. From there you can take a Harbor Cruise or dine at one of the water front restaurants.
Palm Springs Tramway About a three hour drive from the Los Angeles area. You will need to leave very early or sleep in and leave after rush hour. The tram ride takes your from desert floor to the snow covered mountain. Perfect weather to snuggle up with your honey. On the way back take your time so you do not caught in the evening traffic. Maybe even stay the night in Palm Springs.
Santa Catalina Island is the place for me 26 miles across the sea. Catalina is a wonderful trip any time of the year and a perfect destination for your romantic getaway. Plenty of things to do and see and lots for fine restaurants to choose from. Boats leave from Dana Point , Newport Beach and Long beach.
There are hundreds of places to take a day trip on Valentines Day and the most important part of your journey is spending time with the one you love.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse The 30.5-acre historic 1909 Point Cabrillo Light Station is bordered on three sides by a Nature Preserve, consisting of 270-acre of undeveloped coastal bluffs, terraces, and prairies. The western most boundaries of the preserve and Light Station are the beautiful, but often moody Pacific Ocean. The Nature Preserve and Light Station include 3.5 miles of trails for hiking, bird watching, and unparalleled views of the Mendocino Coast. Therestored 1909 Head Lightkeeper's House (Inn) now provides guests with theopportunity to see the Light Station at night. An evening's stay at the Inn includes a private night time tour of the Lighthouse with the current Lightkeeper. 45300 Lighthouse Road Mendocino, California 95460

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California Snow Fun

With the recent storms mountains resorts across the state of California are all open. Even Southern California has snow this time of the year. There is no excuse not to head up to the snow for some fun. Before you leave make sure you have all the right equipment to have a safe warm experience. Burton snowboards along with snowboard clothing and accessories can be found at christysports.com. Pick and choose from a huge selection of the best equipment you will find anywhere. Christysports.com also has ski and snowboard conditions on their web site. You can even have snow reports delivered to you by email. Check out the reports, stock up on equipment and head up to the snow for some winter fun.

Mission Inn Riverside

Mission Inn Riverside
The Mission Inn of Riverside is a hotel, museum an historical landmark. The original12-room adobe boarding house called the "Glenwood Cottage" and was built in 1876. Today the Inn occupies an entire city block and is the cultural center of Riverside. 75 minute walking tours led by trained docents on the art, architecture and history of the Mission Inn. Access is based on availability. Reservations are recommended. The cost is $12 for adults and senior citizens, children under twelve free with an adult. $1 AAA discount. Call the museum at (951)788-9556 during regular business hours for available tour times and reservations. The Mission Inn Museum 3696 Main Street Riverside, CA 92501 951-788-9556

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

Gilroy Gardens
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, (formerly Bonfante Gardens)is California’s only horticultural theme park. The gardens includes rides, attractions, theme gardens, food concessions, an Events Plaza, and more. Some attractions are very unusual, including 50 years old, one-of-a-kind Circus Trees rescued from Scotts Valley, California. Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park is open from March through November. Gilroy Gardens, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Corporation. 3050 Hecker Pass Hwy (Hwy 152), Gilroy, CA 95020 - (408) 840-7100


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Romantic Vacation for Valentines Day

If you are looking for a romantic place to go for a vacation or a Valentines Day getaway consider Las Vegas. Remember "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas". My most romantic trip to Las Vegas ended up being my wedding day. We headed off for a long weekend to take in a show and see the sites and before the vacation was over we were married. Las Vegas is a great place to get married, after the ceremony you are right in the middle of a 24 hour a day party. There are so many places to stay it is hard to make a choice. Lodging runs from budget hotels to mega resorts and everything in between. There are plenty of things to do in Las vegas other than gaming. Nearby attractions include Red Rock Canyon, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon and Valley of Fire. Trusted Tours & Attractions offers many tours that take you to all the major attractions. Just hop on the bus with your romantic partner and sit back and enjoy the view. You can now even book your hotel reservation though the Trusted Tours & Attractions web site. There is a special promotion going on right now with a chance to win a digital camera. All you need to do is sign up for the Trusted Tours & Attractions news letter and you are entered for a chance of winning a Canon Power Shot digital camera. If your looking for vacation ideas or planning a Valentine Days escape with your romantic partner check out Trusted Tours & Attractions web site.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

La Habra Children's Museum

Children's Museum La Habra Children's Museum is located in a historic 1923 Union Pacific Train Depot. Inside you will find 7 galleries with many different hands on exhibits that will keep your kids amused. Outside there is a dinosaur topiary and historic 1942 caboose. The Children's Museum at La Habra was one of the first children's museum to open on the west coast. A short tour of the caboose is on the hour every hour. La Habra Children's Museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 301 South Euclid Street La Habra, CA 90631 Phone: 562-905-9793

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