Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Lyon Air Museum Orange County

Lyon Air museum Santa Ana
Lyon Air Museum is a brand new destination in Orange County. The 30,000 square foot facility is directly across the runway at John Wayne Airport. Housed in a huge aircraft hanger is an assortment of WW2 aircraft and antique autos from the era. William Lyon, the housing developer, is displaying his collection of warplanes in the museum and it is now open to the public for all to view. While you are checking out the museums collection you can see and hear the commercial aircraft taking off at the airport. The museum not only displays aircraft but will also be active in restoring planes.
More information on Lyon Air Museum.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Enchanto Amusement Park Lost But not Forgotten

Peter Strauss Ranch
Enchanto Amusement Park was located in Agoura California in what is now known as the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Operating from about 1930 to 1960 the theme park boasted a huge swimming pool, a fishing and boating lake plus numerous amusement park rides.Today the property is called Peter Strauss Ranch and run by the National Park Service. All the rides are gone and the lake is no more, the theme park could not compete with Disneyland to the south and plans for a major renovations never came through. About the only remaining structure is the bath house for the massive swimming pool. Mulholland Highway passes by what was once the theme park and you can stop in at Peter Strauss Ranch which has free parking and admission. This area of the Santa Monica Mountains is a wonderful place to visit with many interesting things to do and see. Read more about Enchanto Amusement Park.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Discovery Science Center Opens Planetary Research Station in Southern California

Planetary Research Station in Southern California
The newest permanent exhibit at the Taco Bell Discovery Science Center, “Planetary Research Station,”, opened to the public Tuesday, December 22, 2009. The ehibit is a six-foot, 3-D globe that is animated to display dynamic images of the atmosphere, oceans, land, and solar system. The exhibit also features a display developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and is an education and outreach tool used to describe the environmental processes of Earth. Planetary Research Station includes five plasma displays to further expand on the intuitive and compelling images displayed on its suspended globe. An automated, narrated voice will guide Discovery Science Center guests through pre-selected data sets. Guests can also choose their own graphic sets to view through a custom-made kiosk. The Discovery Science Center is proud to have the only PRS in Southern California! PRS is part of the larger space exploration exhibit that will open to the public July 2, 2010.
Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 542-2823

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Whale Watching Tours Southern California

Southern California Whale Watching
California whale watching season for 2009-2010 has arrived. The annual migration of gray whales down the coast of California to Baja begins in December and lasts through April. You can catch a whale watching boat from just about any harbor along the California coast. San Diego, Oceanside, Dana Point Newport Beach and Long Beach harbors all offer daily whale watching tours. Boats range from converted fishing vessels to state of the art ships with underwater viewing pods. Competition for your whale watching dollar is fierce this year with many whale watching boats offering deep discounts. Quite a few whale watching boats offer guaranteed sightings however if you look at the fine print sightings include Dolphins, Porpoises and Sea Lions. Even if you don't spot a gray whale the tours are still fun and with prices cheaper than ever whale watching is an affordable way to spend the day. Southern California Whale Watching Tours.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Lake Isabella Visitor Information

Lake Isabella
Lake Isabella was formed when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dammed the Kern River in 1953. What was once a semi arid desert canyon turned in a water playground in Kern County. Lake Isabella is about 40 miles northeast of Bakersfield and about a three hour drive from Los Angeles. Visitors come from all over California to enjoy the lake and surround area. Camping, boating, hiking and exploring are all part of a Lake Isabella trip. Side trips from the lake include Silver City Ghost Town, Kern River Fish Hatchery, Cowboy Memorial and Library and the "Nuui Cunni” Native American Intertribal Culture Center. More information about Lake Isabella

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Kids Birthday Party Ideas Los Angeles

If your looking for a place an affordable place to host a kids birthday party in Los Angeles we have a great list for you. The slow economy has birthday partly places offering discounts and special rates in order to attract customers. When you have your child's birthday celebration at home you have to do all the work, including cleaning up all the mess the kids leave behind. A great idea is hosting the party at one of the many places that offer kids birthday parties. Set up and clean up are all taken care of leaving you more time to have fun with the kids.Birthday party places can also help you with picking a unique theme for your child's special. When you factor in the time you will save by not having the birthday party at your house having a hosted party becomes quite affordable.Here is a list of some of the most popular birthday party places in Los Angeles:
Child's Play - Planning, set-up, entertainment, photography, food, and clean-up. Also unique baby showers, company picnics. 2299 Westwood Blvd. Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Zoo - Offers a unique experience for your child’s special day. Party choices are: Monkey Madness, Koala Ala Cake Party and Lion's Den. Schedule your party at least weeks in advance.
Pacific Park Santa Monica - A perfect place to host your child's next birthday party. The birthday child along with their guests will enjoy exciting rides, midway games and a unique party.
Amy's Playground Pasadena - Over 3,000 square foot of indoor play area located in the historic Mission street shopping district. Five different birthday packages.
Rolling Robots in Del Amo Mall - Where robot gaming comes to life. Robot building birthday parties, remote-controlled robot games, and robot toys for kids of all ages. Fun and unique birthday parties for kids.
For even more choices there is a bigger list of Los Angeles Kids Party Places here.