Sunday, April 22, 2012

Camping Yosemite Valley

Many campgrounds Yosemite Park are seasonal. If you are planning on staying in the valley be sure to plan well in advance to get your reservation. Some sites accept leashed pets and all sites require strict attention to food storage due to bears and other wildlife.

Here is a list of places to campsites in Yosemite Valley :Upper Pines, Lower Pines North Pines and Camp 4 are located in Yosemite Valley. Within an hours drive of the park are many more campground. If you have waited until its almost summer, out of park camping is your best options

Upper Pines - Upper Pines is located near Curry Village in Yosemite Valley and is open all year. Reservations required for stays during March through November. The rest of the year is on a first come, first serve. There are 238 sites and RVs up to 35 feet and trailers up to 24 feet are allowed. Three of the sites are suitable for wheelchairs. There is a maximum of six people per site and each site includes a fire ring, picnic table and food locker.   Yosemite National Park campground list continues.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Birch Aquarium Summer Events

Experience ScienceExploration and Adventure for all ages this summer at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. SEA Days features multi-generational learning about cutting-edge Scripps Institution of Oceanography research. Monthly events focus on current ocean topics with hands-on exploration, special activities and a chance to interact with Scripps Oceanography scientists.  

SEA Days also provides an ideal venue for students, scouts and others to meet requirements for “Interview a Scientist” or career-day projects. 

Programs are included with aquarium admission and take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month. Join us for these dynamic opportunities to explore the ocean!
Saturday, June 16Boundless EnergyGet charged up about the future of energy at Birch Aquarium at Scripps! Explore renewable energy sources and decide how you would choose to power the future. Meet our friends from the California Center for Sustainability as they reveal easy energy solutions. Young adventurers can explore hands-on exhibits, make a craft and listen to story time.

Saturday, July 21Sharks around the GlobeDid you know that more than 370 species of sharks swim the world’s oceans? Enhance your knowledge of these spectacular fish and their amazing adaptations through hands-on activities. Meet Scripps scientists studying sharks and learn what you can do to help protect these important predators. 

Saturday, August 18Bay DayWhich local San Diego resource is 12 miles long and one mile wide? The San Diego Bay! Come investigate San Diego Bay’s diverse environments and inhabitants and visit with local San Diego non-profits and scientists working in the Bay. Enjoy a Bay-related scavenger hunt and hands-on activities.

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Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Battle Of The Dance Mothers Day Special Event

Battle of the Dance is offering two special shows for Mothers day 2012. Book early for this event it will sell out fast. Mothers day is May Sunday May 13, 2012 and show times are 2:00 and 6:30 pm.
Battle of the Dance is an exciting  Anaheim dinner show and musical extravaganza that re-enacts the legend of the Spanish Armada landing in Ireland, sparking a competition between the passionate Flamenco style of dance and the Celts' traditional precision footwork. Eventually, the two dances combine to create a third explosion of entertainment energy, Bollywood-style. The menu includes appetizers and a choice of entrees, along with dessert.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Anaheim Angels Discount Tickets Lowest Price

Enjoy Angels baseball from great Club All-Star seats. Anaheim's home team is one of the American League's perennial powers. The Angels made a couple big free agent signings this off-season, bringing in three-time Most Valuable Player Albert Pujols, as well as left-hander C.J. Wilson, who joins Jered Weaver, Dan Haren and Ervin Santana in one of baseball's elite pitching rotations. Located in the third tier of seats at Angel Stadium, the Club All-Star section features great views of the whole field. This week of games features numerous special giveaways and events, including Albert Pujols Bobblehead Night on Tuesday, Angels Gold Glove Shirt Night on Thursday, and Angels Hat Night on Saturday, plus the Angels' popular Big Bang Friday fireworks.

Current Offers:

 Monday, Apr. 16 @ 7:05pm (vs. Oakland Athletics)
 Tuesday, Apr. 17 @ 7:05pm (vs. Oakland Athletics - Albert Pujols Bobblehead Night)
 Wednesday, Apr. 18 @ 7:05pm (vs. Oakland Athletics)
 Thursday, Apr. 19 @ 7:05pm (vs. Oakland Athletics - Angels Gold Glove Shirt Night)
 Friday, Apr. 20 @ 7:05pm (vs. Baltimore Orioles - Big Bang Fireworks Night)
 Saturday, Apr. 21 @ 6:05pm (vs. Baltimore Orioles - Hat Night)
 Sunday, Apr. 22 @ 12:35pm (vs. Baltimore Orioles)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Point Arena Lighthouse

Point Arena Lighthouse is perched on a cliff overlooking the California north coast. The lighthouse is the tallest on the west coast and over 100 years old. Guided tours of the lighthouse are offered daily by the nonprofit Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers Association

One unique thing about the lighthouse is that the keeper homes and one keeper's room are available for overnight lodging. Each home hast three bedrooms, two baths a wood burning fireplace. If you looking for an off the beaten path vacation rental this is the place for you. If you decide to take the tour you get to climb to the top of the tower and out onto the balcony for spectacular view of the Pacific coast. Point Arena is about 140 miles north of San Francisco. Driving time is a little over three hours depending on traffic conditions.

Point Arena is also home to some of the best surfing along the North Coast. The town is not much to look at but on the north side of the pier the point can produce some really fun rides. In town there are a few stores a couple of hotels and that's about it. Point Arena Wharf is used commercial and private fishing boats and about the only other industry is tourism and growing marijuana. About 20 minutes south of the Point Arena Lighthouse is Gualala is a larger city offering shopping, dinning, art galleries, coastal access. The main attraction is the lighthouse and the beautiful north coast scenery. Arrive early its a long drive back down the coast from the lighthouse. More about Point Arena Lighthouse.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Poway The City in the Country

Known as the "The City in the Country,” due to its inland geographic location, lack of urban culture and large open spaces, Poway approximately twenty miles from downtown San Diego.

Visitors to the areas can enjoy nearby Museums, Zoos, Parks, Arenas, and Botanical Gardens, including the Stuart Collection, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, and Old Poway Park, all within easy driving distance while taking in the relaxed atmosphere of the surrounding wilderness areas.  A good place to start your trip would be to visit the Poway Historical and Memorial Society, located in the Heritage Museum at the Old Poway Park. The society serves as a repository for many Poway historical artifacts and memorabilia. More about Poway California.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Oxnard Day Trip

Oxnard attracts many visitors with it sweeping agricultural pastures, majestic ocean views, and cool Pacific breezes. It’s a unique blend of maritime adventure and natural resources are nestled together in a 36 square mile ecological tapestry know as much as for being the strawberry and lima bean capital of California, as it the gateway to the Channel Islands that are located just 11 miles off its sandy shoreline.

Although Oxnard retains the charm of a small rural town, the city has plenty of activities for visitors.

Centennial Plaza, on B Street beside Plaza Park is at the center of Oxnard’s vibrant downtown area, ands is always bursting with activity. The area boasts its own arts district, high-tech cinema, and over 40 intercontinental dining options including the best seafood around. More about Oxnard California.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Ocean Beach San Diego

San Diego is known for its diverse beach communities, from upscale La Jolla, to the lively boardwalk at Mission Beach. The Ocean Beach neighborhood of San Diego is home to an eclectic group of residents, from aging hippies to young families, all who have a strong since of pride in their neighborhood. A trip to Ocean Beach (or OB, as the locals call it), is fun for the whole family.

Ocean Beach dates back to the late 1800’s when two developers built a resort and subdivided lots. The hope was to attract San Diego city dwellers to the coast. Because it was a 2.5 hour carriage ride from downtown San Diego, it never really took off at that time.  Read full Ocean Beach article.