Sunday, November 08, 2009

Things to do Thanksgiving Weekend Southern California

The long Thanksgiving is upon us with most people having at least four days off. Amusement parks and attractions are offing discounts that can save you as much as fifty percent. If your budget is tight, we have included free and low cost things to on Thanksgiving weekend. Whatever you decide to do take at least one day to explore Southern California. We have the best weather in the country plus more things to do and places to see than any other state. Get out there and enjoy the long weekend with friends and family. Here is a list of the most popular things to do Thanksgiving weekend in Southern California.
San Diego :
Legoland Save $15 dollars on a one day Hopper ticket (Legoland-Sealife Aquarium) or $17 on a two day triket.
San Diego Zoo - Buy a best value package and get Guided Bus Tour, Express Bus, Skyfari Aerial Tram, the Children's Zoo and all exhibits and shows.
Sea World San Diego SeaWorld 2 Days of Fun ticket is valid for two days admission to SeaWorld San Diego within 7 days of first use. Second day is only eight dollars.
USS Midway Guests off all ages can enjoy over 60 exhibits, 25 restored aircraft, optional flight simulators, out door café and gift shop. Admission also includes a self-guided audio tour, featuring USS Midway.
Palomar Observatory Take the winding road up Palomar Mountain and enjoy the view. Admission is free, bring along a picnic lunch of Thanksgiving leftovers.
Mission Trails Regional Park Just eight miles from downtown San Diego. Visitors can explore nearly 6000 acres on one of the many hiking trails. Start your trip at the informative visitor center.
Orange County:
Knotts Berry Farm Lots of new rides and places to eat for the whole family. Knotts usually has discount coupons and tickets year round.
Disneyland All time favorite for kids and adults. One day discount tickets are just about non existent but you can save on two, three and five day passes. On your birthday Disneyland is free.
Upper Newport Bay - Ecological reserve protects over 75 acres of wet lands. The back bay loop is very popular with hikers, runners and bike riders. You will be amazed how beautiful the back bay is. Perfect for a hike or family bike ride.
Mission San Juan Capistrano - Mission San Juan Capistrano, the Birthplace of Orange County, was founded more than two hundred years ago. The historic mission is a must see in OC.
Discovery Science Center - 120 hands-on exhibits, live science shows, and a 3D laser show. Kids participate in live science and more. One of the best places to take kids in Southern California. Discount print at home tickets available.
Irvine Regional Park - Perfect for a family day trip. Bring along a picnic and and sit under a shady oak tree. Ride the miniature train, go fishing, pony rides, paddle boats or rent a 4 wheel surrey. Very affordable and fun day for the entire family.
Los Angeles
Griffith Observatory - The Griffith Observatory has been a major Los Angeles landmark since 1935. Admission and parking is free. The Hollywood sign can be see from the grounds of the Observatory.
Downtown Hollywood - Los Angeles's most famous city is one of the first places visitors from around the world head. Lots of things to do and see including historic buildings and the walk of fame along Hollywood Blvd.
Universal Studios Get two days for the price of one. See all the shows, ride all the attractions and take the movie tour and come back the next day for one low price.
Santa Catalina Island - Just off the coast of Southern California is an island that looks much like California did two hundred years ago. The trip to the island takes about two hours and depart from Long Beach, San Pedro and Orange County.
Little Tokyo Historic District - Japanese Village Plaza is the heart of Little Toyko Locates in downtown Los Angeles,Little Toyko is a facinating place visit.
Los Angeles Zoo Botanical Gardens -
Located on a 113-acre site in Griffith Park with than 950 animals and almost 7,500 plants. Excellent Zoo and gardens with some outstanding animal exhibits.
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