Things to Do and See in Southern California
One of the most enchanting and entertaining places to go in
California is Disneyland. Spend the day taking in the rides,
of course seeing Mickey Mouse. From It's a Small World to Space
Mountain, from Indiana Jones to Pirates of the Caribbean, you'll
have a great time experiencing the magic of the Magic Kingdom.
Click here for park hours, show schedules and more information.
Disney's California Adventure
Disney's newest adventure theme park, California Adventure is loaded
with rides, interactive shows, attractions, games to play of
and course Disney characters. Experience the Electric Parade,
Playhouse Disney-Live on Stage, the Screamin California Roller
Coaster and much more. For park hours, show schedules and more
Universal Studios Hollywood
Touted the World's Largest Movie Studio and Theme Park, Universal
Studios Hollywood puts you into the action and behind the scenes.
Designed for kids of all ages, this theme park will let you experience
the thrills and chills of Hollywood’s biggest block busters.
Take a revealing inside look at the sets and uncover the behind-the-scenes
secrets of today's biggest films. Then, ride into the thrilling
worlds of your favorite movies as you take the monster plunge of
Jurassic Park® -- The Ride. Venture into The Mummy Returns:
Chamber of Doom or spin into action with the new rock 'n' roll
show Spider-Man Rocks! Click
here for park hours, show schedules
and more information.
Beaches, Beaches and More Beaches....
Southern California is home of some of the most beautiful beaches
in the world.
When Muscle Beach
is referred to, the words conjure up thoughts of muscular toned
sand and the
Pacific Ocean. Muscle Beach is host to physical fitness
buffs and tourists
alike. Would be Schwarzenegger’s can lift weights
with the big boys in “The Pit”, easily one
most recognizable landmarks.
In the mid 1970’s this sleepy little
beach community took a turn toward what we now know as the world
famous Venice Beach, a mixture of hip culture, freeform beach lifestyle
and eclectic shops and restaurants. One of LA’s most popular
tourist destinations, the boardwalk provides the perfect place
to people watch and experience
all the activities that Venice Beach has to offer.
Like its namesake in Italy, Venice, California at one time had
a series of canals that wound through the city. In 1994, the City
of Los Angeles refurbished the six remaining canals to their original
condition. Today you can take gondola tours along these canals
Venice is the second most popular California tourist destination,
(Disneyland being number 1) and has something for everyone. There
are special events happening year-round, including The Venice Artwalk,
Garden Tour, Venice Canals Holiday Boat Parade and the weekly Farmers
Santa Monica Beach
Another west coast jewel awaits just a few miles away. Santa
Monica is known for its world famous pier, offering fishing,
and general people watching. Pacific Park, an amusement park
is located on the pier, with roller coasters, rides, games
fun. Admission is free and rides are pay-as-you go. A perfect
outing for the whole family!
Blocks away is more shopping, dining and street activities at
the 3rd Street Promenade.
For the ultra chic, Malibu is the place to be. A short drive
up the coast from Venice, Malibu is home to some of Hollywood’s
top stars. As you sun and shop, be sure to look around, you never
know who you might see.
Cotel offers daily tours to local attractions. Upon
arrival, ask the front desk for details.
25 Windward Avenue
Venice, California 90291
Top hostel in Los Angeles
that can accommodate any budget. Sunsets and sea breezes are
here for driving directions
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