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Calico Ghost Town near Barstow California is having its Bluegrass in the Spring Festival May 8 and 9 (Mothers Day Weekend). New acts are coming to perform and there will be an Art of the West show - Western art by Western artists. But the big news is that The Nelsons (Matthew and Gunnar) are going to be performing to sets of "Ricky Nelson Remembered" at this event on Mother's Day. Not only a touch of "star power" is new for this event; the RNR show is interactive. Calico is a historic silver mining Ghost Town located high up in the Calico Mountains of Souther California. The town still has many of the original buildings and is now operated by the San Bernardino County Parks System as a tourist and camping destination. www.calicotown.com
National Train Day is May 8, 2010 and Union Station is celebrating with several special events. Highlights of the Union Station train day include an appearance by California Gold Huell Howser and a live performances by the USC Trojan Marching Band. The National Park Service will have a Trails & Rails Exhibit and Amtrak plans to have Rail Way culinary demonstrations, featuring Chef Marcel Lagnaz. Union Station Los Angeles has several nearby attractions to visit after you have had your fill of trains. Within walking distance (or one stop on metro rail) are Chinatown LA and Little Tokyo Historic District. Union Station Los Angeles is located at 800 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. National Train Day events will be held on May 8, 2010 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
California along with the res of the nation is celebrating National Parks Week April 17 - 25, 2010. The National Park Service is waiving entrance fees to all 392 parks. Visitors can enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in the country for free. There is no better time to head to one of California's National Parks. In addition to no entrance fee California's National Parks are offering special promotions: Death Valley National Park: Furnace Creek Resort
Earth-friendly organic t-shirts 2/$20, regularly $14.99 each, in support of National Parks Week and park visitors. Offer will be available at the General Store at the Ranch at Furnace Creek in Death Valley National Park. Sequoia National Park
Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts is offering a $5 coupons good for shopping, dining, recreational activities and tours. Coupons are valid only on the Fee Free Days. Yosemite National Park
Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts is offering a $5 coupons good for shopping, dining, recreational activities and tours. Coupons are valid only on the Fee Free Days. Joshua Tree National Park Area
The Doral Desert Princess Resort in Palm Springs will celebrate the blossoming of desert wildflowers at Joshua Tree National Park by offering one pass for two to Joshua Tree National Park, and a $20 resort food and beverage credit for each night’s stay at the resort. Kings Canyon National Park
Kings Canyon Park Services will celebrate “Fee-Free National Park Week” from April 17-25. The Grant Grove Gift Shop is giving a free poster of Sequoia-Kings Canyon scenery and a 20% discount per family on any meal in the Grant Grove Restaurant.
Paradise Cove had its humble beginnings as a private family retreat along the Malibu coast of Southern California. Up until the 1960s the cove was used as a RV campground. Development of the property into a mobile home community brought in permanent residents along with film crews shooting movies and commercials. Paradise Cove is accessible to the public and visitors can enjoy one of the most scenic beaches in California. Paradise Cove also has its own restaurant, Paradise Beach Cafe (formerly Sand Castle) serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Parking for Paradise Cove is an expensive $25.00 for the day however if you dine at the Paradise Beach Cafe they give you a parking voucher and it only cost $3.00. Paradise Cove is an interesting side trip as you travel down Pacific Coast Highway along the Malibu Coast. Paradise Cove Malibu Info and Directions
The new Children's Museum in downtown San Diego has is starting its second year of operation at its new location. The museum originally began in La Jolla in 1983 and after several moves ended up at its present location in San Diego’s Marina District. "The San Diego Children's Museum features innovative, provocative artworks that kids can touch, climb, or move, hands-on art making opportunities, and a variety of arts-based classes and camps. Rounded out with an organic café, unique retail shop, abundant seating, quiet space for parents and infants, and an outdoor park, the Museum provides a comfortable and engaging environment for the entire family to enjoy together."
San Diego Children's Museum
San Diego Children's Museum is lat ocated at 200 West Island Avenue. The Museum is well-positioned near the MTS Convention Center Trolley stop, Seaport Village and San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. The New Children's Museum is included with San Diego Go Cards along with 55 other attractions.
Summer is just around the corner and with it comes festivals of every kind. This year the OC Greek Festival at St. John's Church in Anaheim is bigger and better than ever. The church recently acquired adjacent property and has has expanded the Greek Festival to include carnival rides. St. John's now hosts the largest Greek Festival in the southland. The Greek Festival is all about food and there will be plenty on hand. While you dine you can watch traditional Greek folk dancers and dance groups. The OC Greek Fest will be held on May 21, 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm- Saturday, May 22, 12 Noon – 11:00 pm- Sunday, May 23, 12 Noon – 10:00 pm More info and free ticket coupon.