Southern California


Southern California is a thousand attractions, museums, things to see & do, and more!

Where does the traveler begin?

Most start their journey at two places--Hollywood or Disneyland. While Southern California is known for its beaches and coastal destinations, the theme park attractions and entertainment continue to steal the show. Hollywood and Universal Studios are the must-see for those who love movies, television, music and comedy. All types of entertainment are produced in the entertainment capital of the world--Los Angles, of course!

THEME PARKS: Disneyland in Anaheim is the theme park capital of California. With two parks to enjoy--Disneyland and California Adventure, the park hopper pass is must. In addition to this major theme park and Universal Studios Hollywood, Southern California is home to Legoland, Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, Medieval Times, Pirates Dinner Adventure, and more.


What is there to see in California? Southern California Beaches.. 200 Miles of coastal bliss begins in San Diego at the Mexican border just next to Tijuana (cheap gifts, meds, food in Baja!) The San Diego beaches range from historic Coronado Island to popular "OB" or Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, and the north county surfer beaches of Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside. Orange County beaches get their kicks on surfing, sunbathing, and tidepooling with San Clemente, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach and other delightful spots to visit. Rounding out the Socal beach experience are the L.A. County beaches of Long Beach, Redondo Beach, Manhattan, Hermosa, Santa Monica and Malibu. If you want to see celebrities in swimsuits, this is your best bet. Museums, Gardens, Theme Parks, Theater, Concerts ... Museums in Southern California are world class. Travelers from around the globe visit The Getty Museum on the hilltop, and the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades. Museums of art, antiquities and ancient fossil collections are a few of the thousands of places to see. Gardens are lush, year-round oases featuring rare plants and flowers, themed collections, and spacious grounds overlooking mountains. Theaters are countless and provide classics to Broadway hits, while concerts run the gamut from pop & rock, soul & blues, country & western to classical music. This is the ... Desert Palms and Scorched Earth.. > The hottest places in the U.S. reside just outside L.A. in the scorched, hot desert. Palm Desert is one of the top destinations for visitors and makes a fantastic home base for seeing the desert landscapes and manmade attractions such as golf courses, shopping malls, etc. ...

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