Saturday, January 30, 2010

City of Arcadia LA Arboretum

The City of Arcadia is about 15 miles from downtown Los Angeles and has several interesting attractions. The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden and Santa Anita Racetrack are the most visited places in Arcadia. The Arboretum is where many of the scenes from the TV series Fantasy Island were filmed. The bell tower where Tattoo rings the bell, is actually the Queen Anne Cottage. The plane, "arriving" with the guests, was filmed in the lagoon behind the Queen Anne Cottage and some of the outdoor scenes were filmed at the Arboretum. Santa Anita Racetrack is another point of interest in Arcadia. Along with seasonal horse racing the track offers free tours gives you which a behind-the scenes look at the stables; silks room and an exclusive look inside the jockeys dressing rooms. If your looking for a day trip from Los Angeles or Orange County the City of Arcadia is an excellent choice. Arcadia day trip.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mount Baldy San Gabriel Mountains

Mount Baldy is Southern California's other mountain destination. The correct name for the highest mountian in Los Angeles County is Mount San Antonio, although most people call it Old Baldy or Mount Baldy. During the winter months Mount Baldy is often covered with snow and visible form all of Los Angeles and Orange counties. Many people mistake Mount San Antonio for Big Bear but the two are two distinct mountains. When Baldy gets a really big snow fall its the closest Southern California ski area that compares with resorts in the Sierra Nevada. The steep terrain provides a local "big mountain" experience without the four hour drive north. Mt. Baldy is the steepest ski resort in Southern California and usually has more snowboarders than skiers beacuse of the technical challenge the terrain offers. There are four lifts and a total of 26 trails. Mt. Baldy is located about 45 miles from L.A. and Orange Counties. Mount Baldy ski area is located at Mt Baldy the end of Mt. Baldy Road Mt. Baldy, CA 91759 Phone Snow Report: 909-982-0800

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Nethercutt Museum Sylmar California

Nethercutt Collection in Sylmar California house over 250 antique automobiles along with hundreds of other interesting pieces of history. Car enthusiasts as well history buffs are going to wonder why they have never heard of the Nethercutt Collection. The Nethercutt Museum is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 9 Am to 4:30 pm. The Nethercutt Collection is only available to view by guided tour only on Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 10:00am or 1:30pm. Also on the grounds is a full size 1937 Canadian Pacific locomotive with a 1912 Pullman private car. You can tour the Pullman car on Tuesday through Saturday from 12:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. The Nethercutt Museum and collection is a fascinating day trip and easy driving distance from just about anywhere in Los Angeles. Read more about the Nethercutt Museum Sylmar California

Monday, January 18, 2010

Things To Do On A Rainy Day Southern California

Most of California is in for a rainy week but even in the rain there are still things to do and places to see. Most shopping centers and outlet malls are covered or indoors and will be less crowded this week. Many merchants will be offering discounts to try and entice customers to come out in the rain The local mall is a good choice for a quick escape from being couped up in the house. For kids The Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana (with two close by shopping malls) is an educational and fun place to visit. Plan on spending at least three hours here. There are over 120 hands on exhibits and attractions, all inside and out of the rain. Another fun indoor family attraction is the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Aquarium of the Pacific houses more than 12,500 ocean animals in 19 major habitats all indoors. More things to do in Southern California rain or shine.

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Amazing Los Angeles Race Sightseeing Tour

The Amazing Los Angeles Race Sightseeing Tour is part sightseeing tour, part game and part scavenger hunt. This is how it works - participants form teams of two to eight people. All teams meet at the starting line – a famous Hollywood landmark – where they receive their first clue. The solution to the clue leads to a new location and a new clue, and so on. The team that solves all the clues and crosses the finish line in the least amount of time is crowned the winner. Along the way, players experience some of the most popular sights in Los Angeles, as well as some hidden gems. But unlike the passive guests on all other tours, Amazing LA Race participants get to interact with the sights, not just see them. The day ends with a finish-line awards ceremony, where prizes are given to top finishers, and all players receive complimentary beverages and snacks. This years Race is taking place this weekend Saturday and Sunday January 17 and January 18. If you ever wanted to see Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles this is the perfect event to do so. Amazing Los Angeles Race More Information and Reviews

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Discovery Science Center Spinning in for 2010: Secrets of Circles

The newest traveling exhibit will have you in a spin at the Taco Bell Discovery Science Center! Secrets of Circles is a two-thousand square foot learning zone with eighteen NEW tri-lingual (English, Spanish, Vietnamese) exhibits that celebrate the math, science, and beauty of such a simple shape, January 16 - May 2.
Are you a hot shot with a hula hoop? To kick off Secrets of Circles, we want you to oil up those rusty hips for Hula Hoop Hoopla! January 16th at 11:30 am join us for some friendly competition as we give away prizes for the longest hula hoop time. Stick around after the competition for hula hoop tips and tricks from the pros. Register before the event to become a hula hoop contest participant at

About Secrets of Circles
Secrets of Circles is designed as a hands-on exhibit for both kids and adults to learn about sophisticated mathematical and engineering concepts in a fun and easy way! This exhibit shows just how important circles are in daily life. Circles are everywhere, from the wheels on our cars, to the clock on the wall, to the tortilla on the diner plate!
At Secrets of Circles, circle around the compass table to draw perfect circles on a glow-in-the-dark table, gear up at our gear table to make your own mechanical creation, and shop in our pretend market to shop for onions, pulleys, and all things circular, plus much more!
Answer daily circle trivia questions (Jan 4-16) via Twitter to win FREE admission! www.twitter/discoverycube.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Temecula Wine Country Day Trip

Temecular Wine District Southern California's main wine producing region is the Temecula Valley. Temecula is within easy day trip distance from both Los Angeles and San Diego. There are about 30 wineries and tasting rooms throughout the valley. Several of the larger wineries have hotels and restaurants on site. Temecula is no match for California Central and Northern wine growing areas however its location near the two largest cities in the state make it a popular destination. Take a self guided road trip or book a guided tour and explore So Cal's wine country and you won't be disappointed. Temecula Wine Country