Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Harvey House Railroad Depot Barstow California

Harvey House Railroad Depot On your next trip to Las Vegas Harvey House Railroad Depot in Barstow is a great place to get out of the car and stretch your legs. At one time the Harvey House was a stooping off point for passengers on the Santa Fe Railroad. Full service dining and overnight lodging were provided to hungry and tired travelers on their trip across the desert. After trains started providing on board meals Casa Del Desierto went into decline and was abandoned. Today the restored building houses a train museum and a route 66 museum. More about Barstow Harvey House Railroad Depot.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Things To Do On Mothers Day Los Angeles

Skip the box of chocolates and take Mom out for the day on Mothers Day. There are unique places to go in the Los Angeles area and mother will appreciate spending the day with her family. A short day trip in the morning and an early dinner will keep mom smiling all day long. Here is a list of things to do on Mothers Day in and around Los Angeles, California.

Los Angeles Farmers Market - Have breakfast or lunch at the original 1934 Los Angeles Farmers Market. Shopping at the specialty shops and then head next door to the Grove to check out the upscale stores and take in a movie.

Temecula Valley Wine Tasting - Many of the wineries are having special Mothers Day events including brunches and concerts. Temecula is about an 90 minute drive form Los Angeles.

Santa Catalina Island Take Mom on a trip to Catalina and she will have a very special day. Lots of things to do and see plus some really great restaurants in Avalon.

Mother's Day Festival on Olvera Street Live music, festive food, carnival rides and games, free health screenings for women and free gifts for Moms. Arrive early this place gets busy.

Crystal Cove Beach One of the few places left in Orange County where you can walk for miles along the coastline and see it in its natural state. Have lunch at the Beachcomber Cafe on the beach at Crystal Cove.

Griffith Observatory Here is a treat for Mom and the kids plus its free. Great views on a clear day, lots of hands on things to do for kids, and there is even a Cafe at the End of the Universe (operated by Wolfgang Puck) for lunch.

Point Dume Nature Preserve one of the best views you will find anywhere along the Southern California coast. On a clear day you can see the Malibu coast and Santa Monica beyond. Take Mom on a Sunday drive to this wonderful place.

J. Paul Getty Museum The beautiful gardens and spectacular architecture will dazzle Mom and make a memorable Mothers Day. There is a full service restaurant with views of the Santa Monica Mountains for Mothers day lunch. Admission is free to Getty Museum. parking is ten dollars.

Free Places To Go On a tight budget then here is a list of free places to go in Southern California. Mom won't mind if its free as long as she gets to spend the day with family she will have a great day!