Friday, May 25, 2012

Legoland California Summer Special

Just in time for summer vacation season Legoland tickets are on sale. This is a  Limited Time Offer! Save $15 on Resort Hopper Tickets

Includes /SEA LIFE Aquarium/LEGOLAND® Water Park plus 2nd Day Free within 9 days!

Ticket valid until December 31, 2012.Purchase by July 31, 2012.   Your second day into the park must be used within 9 days from your first day's visit.

That's right you get admission to all three attractions and for one low price. 

LEGOLAND® California, there are already more than 60 rides, including the new Pirate's Reef  which  features two 20-feet high pirate ships that visitors climb aboard and battle each other with water cannons.

LEGOLAND® Water Park 5 1/2 - acre water park is adjacent to LEGOLAND and is the perfect way to cool off after an adventurous day inside the theme park.

 Sea Life Aquarium  is a family voyage to the depths of the oceans, presenting the wonders of the underwater world to them in a fun and educational way. The two-story aquarium has over 36,000 square feet filled with ocean displays.

Save $15 on Resort Hopper Ticket

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Free Things For Your Birthday


Here is a list of free things you can get on your birthday. Most of these require you to sign up for a newsletter or E club, but there are some pretty good deals here. Just about any restaurant will send you a coupon when you sigh up online, these offers are for Birthdays.

AMC Theatres: Sign up for MovieWatcher Rewards and you will receive a free large drink.
Applebee’s: Sign up for emails and you will receive a free shooter on your birthday.
Arby’s: Free 12 oz shake with any purchase when you join Arby’s Extras.
Baskin Robbins: Sign up for the Birthday Club and you can get a 2.5 oz ice cream scoop on your birthday
Ben & Jerry’s: When you join the Chunk Spelunker club, you will get free ice cream.
Benihana: Join The Chef’s Table and get a $30 certificate on your birthday.
Boston Market: Join the VIP club and get a free dessert with any purchase.
Brunswick Bowling: Free game on your birthday as part of the Bonus Zone.
Burger King: Free hamburger Kids Meal for all BK Kids Club Members (ages 12 and under).
Catalina Island Free Ride on Your Birthday Promotion. Extended for another year starting May 1, 2012
Chili’s: Sign up for the E-mail Club and  get free Queso & Chips, plus  free dessert on your birthday.
Dairy Queen: Join the Blizzard Fan Club to get free blizzard offers all year plus a freebie on your birthday
Denny’s Rewards: Free Grand Slam on your birthday.
Dippin’ Dots: Sign up for the Dippin’ Dots Fan Club and get a free item on your birthday!
Krispy Kreme: Get 1/2 dozen donuts and a coffee mug filled with your favorite beverage when you sign up
Marie Callender’s: You will get a coupon for a free offer on your birthday a when you join the E-Club.
Mimi’s Cafe: Receive a free breakfast with the purchase of another when you are an E-Club member.
Old Navy: Get a $10/$50 coupon on your birthday when you sign up for e-mail alerts.
Red Lobster: When you are a part of the Fresh Catch Club, you will get a special gift on your birthday.
Red Robin: Kids can get a free meal on their birthday when they join the Red Robin Kids’ Club. I
Ringling Bros Circus: When you register your child for Baby’s First Circus (ages birth – 12 months old), you will get a ticket to a future show. The best part of all – the coupon never expires!
Ruby Tuesday: Free Burger on your special day when you join So Connected.
Sonic: Free Wacky Pack Meal for your child on his or her birthday when they join the Birthday Club.
Toys R Us: Join the Toys R Us Birthday club and your child will get a phone call on his or her special day.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Kiss Statue Out Marilyn Monroe In

Marilyn Monroe Statue Palm Springs
San Diego is losing its iconic Kiss Statue, “Unconditional Surrender” at the end of May and Palm Springs is getting a Marilyn Monroe Statue, " Forever Marilyn "

At the end of May The Kiss is scheduled removed from its spot adjacent to the USS Midway in San Diego. A fund has been set up for anew permanent version of the statue. If all goes well the new Kiss Statue will be dediacted on Pearl Harbor Day December 7.

The 26-foot-tall, 34,000-pound statue of Marilyn Monroe will be official dedicated on May 24 and be on display at t the corner of Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way.

 The statue was created by 80-year-old artist Seward Johnson depicts Monroe trying to push down her skirts as they're billowing in the wind in a scene in the “Seven Year Itch.”

Yes if your wondering, Marilyn is wearing underwear, the state id family-friendly.  The statuesque figure will be on display in Palm Springs until June 2013.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New Penguin Exhibit Long Beach Aquarium

Opening to the public on May 17, 2012 is the $1.5 million, 3,000 square foot June Keyes Penguin Exhibit. The exhibit will be the new  home to more than a dozen Magellanic Penguins. These new additions will be the first penguins at Aquarium of the Pacific.

Visitors will be able to get up close to the new  Penguins and learn what can be done to help their counterparts in the wild. This new permanent exhibit is located outdoors on the second floor near the Aquarium’s ray pool.

The exhibit includes a crawl-in space, allowing visitors to feel as if they are in the exhibit with the animals. Exhibit panels and interactive touch screens will provide information about penguins and issues that are affecting their survival in the wild. The habitat features a rocky area, a beach, and a pool for swimming. Visitors will be able to view the penguins both above and below the water.

The exhibit also includes nesting areas resembling the burrows that Magellanic Penguins use for laying eggs and rearing their chicks. Life-sized models of penguins representing other species will also be a part of the exhibit area.

General Admission--$24.95 adult $13.95 child (3-11), and free for children under 3
Open 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day of the year, except Christmas Day

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Fun Things To Do On Mothers Day Southern California

Mothers Day
Mothers day is just around the corner and everyone is trying to decide what to get and what to do on Mothers day. Here is a list of  fun things to do with Mother on her special day.

Enjoy a visit to a botanical garden.   If your mom is a garden enthusiast she will be amazed at  the collections of exotic and native plants. This time or year flowers are in full bloom making this outing a day to remember. After viewing the gardens head off to lunch at a nearby restaurant.

Picnic at the park or take a hike along the beach. Bring along a picnic lunch and avoid Mothers Day waiting lines at  restaurants. Some larger regional parks offer pedal boating, bike rentals and even train rides. What better way to spend Mothers Day than at a local park with the whole family.

Crystal Cove State Park is a wonderful place where you can spend hours enjoying  the breathtaking Newport Coast.   The Beachcomber Restaurant will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner (expect a long line) and up on the bluff   Ruby's Shack Shack will be offering burgers and shakes all day long.

If you would rather stay out of the sun  then head to an outlet mall. Moms love to shop and if you have not yet picked up a gift then let her choose her own. Larger outlets like Ontario Mills, Outlets at Orange and   Carlsbad Premium Outlet Mall have numerous dining options in or nearby the mall.

The best Mother’s Day gift is appreciation, love and spending the whole day with mom.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Top Five Los Angeles Day Trips


Griffith Park Observatory - Perhaps the best free place to go in Los Angeles. This trip is perfect the whole family and should defiantly be at the top of your list.  Free parking is available in a small lot with overflow on adjacent roads. Entrance and all attractions are free except for the  the Griffith Observatory's Planetarium.

Los Angeles Chinatown  - Located near El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument Chinatown offers a full day of activities.  Wander in and out of the maze of shops and plazas and have lunch at one of the many Chinese restaurants. Chinatown is  fascinating place to visit and makes a great Los Angeles day trip.

Hollywood Day Trip - No trip to Los Angeles is complete until you have visited downtown Hollywood. Its amazing that so many Southern Californians have yet to make this trip. Activities are numerous including Madame Tussauds Hollywood, Hollywood Wax Museum, Guinness World Records and the walk of stars.

Santa Monica Pier - Another popular destination for both locals and tourists. Attractions include Pacific Park  an amusement park located on the pier and nearby Venice Beach. At night the pier is a popular romantic spot, and the lights as views set the tone for summer romance.

Getty Center - Located in Brentwood (Los Angeles) California, the museum features a collection of European paintings, drawings and sculptures. Also featured is a collection of 19th and 20th-century American and European photographs.  Admission the the  Getty Center is free.


Friday, May 04, 2012

Fullerton Railroad Days

Finally after three years with no train festival the Fullerton Railroad Days returns to the downtown train station the weekend of May 5 -6, 2012.  Making its fist appearance  Railroad Days is Disneyland Railroad's Lilly Belle Presidential  observation car that is used at Magic Kingdom.

Also on hand will be three privately owned vintage cabooses, a modern diesel-electric freight locomotive, courtesy of BNSF Railway, and a steam locomotive from Fillmore & Western Railway.

Community businesses and foundations -- including our newest sponsor, Fullerton Ace Hardware -- have stepped up with donations to make possible this salute to the 125th anniversary of Fullerton’s founding and historic train connection.

 Metrolink  will bring a locomotive, push-pull cab and passenger coach, in conjunction with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA); and Fillmore & Western Railway's Porter steam locomotive.

Open for tours will be a BNSF diesel-electric freight locomotive and three vintage cabooses. Additional exhibits include BNSF track maintenance equipment, a homemade hand car and various other rail-related displays.

Model-train layouts have grown to more than 9,000 square feet, featuring all gauges -- from Z to G – displayed by 15 modular groups. Armstrong Garden Center, La Habra is donating extensive plantings for the scenic garden railroad.

A children’s trackless train ride on Santa Fe Avenue will be free for ages 12 and younger, courtesy of The Old Spaghetti Factory, which is also providing coupons for a free kid’s meal. And Barnes & Noble Booksellers is providing coloring and game pages for youngsters in SCRPA’s Welcome Center.

The event will be held in the east parking lot of the Amtrak train station in historic downtown Fullerton.