Monday, November 28, 2011

California Academy Sciences $5.00 Off Discount Tickets

The California Academy of Sciences located in Golden Gate Park should be a “must see” for anyone visiting San Francisco  Bay Area. Major venues and exhibits at the Academy include the Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium, Kimball Natural History Museum, a four-story rainforest, and a naturalist center.

Explore earth, ocean and space - all in one place by visiting the "Greenest Museum" in the World. The California Academy of Sciences is Platinum LEED certified and the only place on the planet to combine an aquarium, natural history museum, Worlds' largest all-digital planetarium and four story rainforest under a 2.5 acre living roof

 California Academy Sciences Discout Tickets

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hiking Whitewater Preserve Palm Springs

The Whitewater Preserve's is a rich riparian habitat always teeming with life no matter what time of year you go and is home to many different species of birds, including the endangered southwest Willow Flycatcher and the Bell’s Vireo.
In the summer you may catch a glimpse of migrating birds such as Summer Tanagers and Vermillion Flycatchers, making it one of southern California's best locations for bird watching.
 Read more about Whitewater Preserve

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Annual Sawdust Winter Fantasy


21st Annual Winter Fantasy Begins!
Opening Day is this Saturday, November 19
JOIN US! The 21st Annual Sawdust Winter Fantasy begins thisSaturday, November 19 at 10am! Check out over 170 creative artists that handcraft each piece of art for sale! This makes for some of the most unique holiday shopping in Southern California... 
 
 

In addition to the great artists and their works, enjoy live holiday entertainment, great outdoor cafes, art classes and demonstrations, festive photo ops, petting zoo, Santa and much more holiday excitement. Sawdust Art Festival
935 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Friday, November 11, 2011

Pico Canyon Ghost Town

Back in the 1930s Pico Canyon was home to town called Mentryville. Named after California oil tycoon Charles Alexander Mentry, and tucked away at the base of the chaparral covered hills of Pico Canyon, Mentryville was one of the first oil boom towns in the state, and was home to over 100 families in the early 1930s.

The entire settlement was built around its oil well located in the north end of Santa Clarita Woodlands Park. Known as Pico No. 4, the first commercially successful oil well in California, it began to drill in 1878 and produced millions in oil until it was shut down in 1990. More about Mentryville.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Early Snow Southern California Resorts


An unexpected cold snap and 4-6 inches of snowfall have whipped through Big Bear Lake this weekend allowing for early season snowmaking at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Big Bear Mountain Resorts has announced the official opening of Bear Mountain Resort on Wednesday, November 9th and Snow Summit Mountain Resort on Thursday, November 10th. This early winter-like weather has provided numerous runs and features to snowboarders and skiers anxious to get a taste of the 2011/2012 Season with early season lift ticket rates.


“With this rare shift in the weather, we opted to fire up the snowmaking guns to give our visitors an early start to a great season. The recent temperatures are ideal for snowmaking and will be just what we need to ensure that our guests have a great opening day experience,” said Chris Riddle, Vice President of Marketing for Big Bear Mountain Resorts. “In sunny Southern California, we rely on our unmatched snowmaking systems to provide quality snow for hundreds of thousands of skiers and snowboarders each season. Rather than rushing to open, we decided to take a few extra days to provide the quality snow conditions our guests have come to expect.”


Beginning Wednesday, Bear Mountain will be open from the top to the bottom on Park Run with plenty of terrain features. Snow Summit will also be open top to bottom beginning Thursday with Miracle Mile and Bear Bottom Beginner Area. Collectively, Big Bear Mountain Resorts expects to have 5 lifts open with additional lifts and runs to open as snowmaking continues.


Season pass holders are encouraged to get a head start on the season and discounted lift tickets are also available for only $40 for adults (ages 22 and older); $35 for young adults (13 – 21) and seniors (62+); and $15 for children. Half-day rates are also available.


All roads are open and updates will be provided daily online or via text message. To receive updates on the latest conditions and opening day information, text “SNOW” to 35253 or call 800-BEAR-MTN or 888-SUMMIT-1. To view updated videos, photos and terrain maps, log on to www.bearmountain.com or www.snowsummit.com.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Featured California Hotel Harrah's Lake Tahoe


Harrah's Lake Tahoe features deluxe rooms as lavish at the landscape that surrounds them. South Lake Tahoes most elegant casino 4 wonderful full service restaurants plus Harrahs Cafe Court - Starbucks Coffee and 24 hour room service. Enjoy a work out in our Health Club or wind down with a massage in our spa Reflections. Catch the game in our Race and Sports book or take the kids to the arcade. In the evening enjoy the late night activities at Vex nightclub.
Dont forget to pack the skis - golf clubs - bikes and hiking boots and let Harrahs Lake Tahoe be the base camp for your Lake Tahoe adventure. The scenic beauty of Lake Tahoe and the all new Heavenly Ski Resort gondola are just outside the door. Leave the car at valet because accessing Heavenly Ski Resorts summer and winter playground requires no more than a walk next door. It is all right here. 

Restaurants

You'll never tire of seeking out culinary treasures at Harrah's Lake Tahoe! Our many noteworthy restaurants will tempt your palate with everything from deli sandwiches to award-winning cuisine.
You'll experience excellent cuisine in a sophisticated, relaxed townhouse setting with views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada at our signature restaurant, The Summit. Harrah's Lake Tahoe's crown jewel looks out over dramatic views from the 16th floor.

Meeting Space

  • Large group or small, we have the facilities and staff to meet your needs. Our Convention Center is quietly and conveniently located on the second floor of our hotel casino. We'll accommodate all your needs