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Santa Monica Pier
The beautiful Santa Monica Pier offers a variety of entertainment, dining and shopping experiences, including the thrill rides of Pacific Park; a historic 1922 Carousel, and an interactive aquarium. As you stroll the planks of the Pier, enjoy lively street performers — from musicians to artists plus fabulous vendor carts and don't miss some of the best sunsets along the California coast. For more information visit www.santamonicapier.org
Old Route 66 had its western terminus at the edge of the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, on a palm-lined bluff a few blocks north of the city’s landmark pier. A brass plaque marks the official end of Route 66, the “Main Street of America,” also remembered as the “Will Rogers Highway,” one of many names the old road earned in its half century of existence.
Sights in Venice Beach
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Sights in Santa Monica
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Venice California originally was to be a copy of Venice, Italy all. Few of the original canals remain today. Fully restored and remodeled homes make it a postcard scene along the canal shores. The canals are now a quaint upscale neighborhood in Venice.
An outdoor gym area on Venice Beach, which was created in the 1930's and has been a favorite for locals and celebrities alike. Kirk Douglas, Clark Gable, Mae West are a few of the celebrities used the gym's resources to sculpt their body and stay fit.
Hollywood is home to the stars and to the most recognizable attractions in the world. Walk among the “stars” on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and bring your camera to capture the world famous Hollywood sign. Take a tour of Hollywood on a hop-on hop-off double decker bus or visit the movie stars homes with a reputable tour company. For more information visit www.hollywoodchamber.net
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
Standing in the midst of downtown Los Angeles, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels serves the total Archdiocese of over 4 million Catholics. In design, art and furnishings, the Cathedral is rich in cultural diversity in a city in which Sunday Mass is celebrated in 42 different languages. In these first seven years, the Cathedral has welcomed countless pilgrims and visitors. For more information visit www.olacathedral.org
Beverly Hills & Rodeo Drive
The delightful enclave, is truly something for everyone. If quiet is your cup of tea, you’ll find Beverly Hills a welcoming, walkable village. Looking for action? Nightclubs, celebrity hot spots, chic boutiques promise to dazzle and delight. Whatever your pleasure, the very best in restaurants, hotels, spas and services call Beverly Hills home. Rodeo Drive - The famed shopping street is know throughout the world as the epicenter of luxury fashion. For more information visit www.beverlyhillsbehere.com
The Getty Center
The Getty Center in Los Angeles presents the Getty's collection of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present against a backdrop of dramatic architecture, tranquil gardens and breathtaking views. What to see:
- European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture and decorative arts, ...
- A special collections of the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute
- Modern architecture and gardens
For more information visit www.getty.edu
Griffith Observatory is an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California's most popular attractions. The Observatory is located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, just above the Los Feliz neighborhood. It is 1,134 feet above sea level and is visible from many parts of Los Angeles. For more information visit www.griffithobservatory.org
Visit Walt Disney's original theme park and celebrate the worlds of yesterday, fantasy and tomorrow with timeless attractions, dazzling entertainment and magical moments that last a lifetime. For more information visit http://disneyland.disney.go.com
Universal Studios Hollywood
Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: Universal Studios Hollywood. With thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk, Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that's fun for the whole family. For more information visit www.universalstudioshollywood.com
Sights in Long Beach
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Aquarium of the Pacific
Take a journey of discovery through the world's largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. Meet more than 11,000 animals as you explore sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific, and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific. Come face-to-face with, and even touch, the ocean's ultimate predators in Shark Lagoon. For more information visit www.aquariumofpacific.org
The Queen Mary
The Queen Mary’s story is rich with history, elegance and grandeur. From the time her construction began in 1930 in Clydebank, Scotland, she was destined to stand in a class all her own. Upon her Maiden Voyage in 1936 the Queen Mary was considered the grandest ship ever built and the elite of high society considered her the only civilized way to travel. From celebrities like Fred Astaire to dignitaries such as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, she carried some of the world’s most renowned personalities and political leaders. For more information visit www.queenmary.com