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15 Hikes with Scenic Water Views

Hiking is a wonderful way to explore the natural flora and fauna of a new area, birdwatch, get in some exercise and sunshine, and enjoy some fantastic scenery. Featured below are 15 wonderful easy-moderate hikes, each featuring a beautiful vista of a creek, lake, the coast, or any other body of ...

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5 Free Things to do in Long Beach, CA

While beautiful Orange County to the south and L.A. beach towns to the north tend to get all the attention, there is plenty of fun to be found in Long Beach. The coastal city is known for its’ many waterfront attractions, most notably The Queen Mary, The Aquarium of the Pacific, The Catalina ...

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5 Beautiful Nature Escapes in L.A.

While most L.A. tourists head over to the theme parks, the museums, TV show tapings, and Hollywood attractions, there are tons of wonderful natural attractions that most people are sadly missing out on. Of course, visiting some of the best beaches in the country will likely be on your itinerary. ...

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Nostalgic 80’s & 90’s movie filming locations

The early 80’s & mid 90’s was by far the decade of awesome movies & music, and thus, exploring these iconic movie filming sites has become a passion of mine. Almost every movie during this time period also had a totally rad soundtrack. From John Hughes classics like Ferris ...

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10 Must-Do’s in L.A.

Home to world class beaches, top notch museums, endless recreational opportunities, and of course, Hollywood, L.A. is a destination like no other in the country. Hence, it’s no surprise that such a diverse assortment of tourists from around the world flock to the area year after year. ...

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The Griffith Observatory: The Best Views of the Hollywood Sign in L.A.

The famous Hollywood sign – it’s really just letters spelling out the name of a town on the side of a mountain. Nevertheless, due to its’ repeated presence in pop culture, the letters have become symbolic worldwide for the entertainment industry. Ironically, the sign was ...

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25 Bike Paths with Incredible Scenery

A leisurely bike ride is a fantastic activity to incorporate into any vacation itinerary as it allows you to check out the beautiful natural surroundings of the area while also getting in a fun little vacation workout (as opposed to a boring treadmill workout at a hotel gym, or worse skipping the ...

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Attraction of the Week: Long Beach’s Shoreline Village & Rainbow Harbor

Shoreline Village is a gorgeous, quaint section of Long Beach, California (the second largest city in the Los Angeles metro area). Beautiful palm trees, meticulous landscaping, and serene views of Rainbow Harbor characterize this Cape Cod style village. Shoreline is a popular tourist destination ...

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Attraction of the Week: Southern California’s Marvin Braude Bike Trail

Sunny Southern California is a year-round outdoor lover’s paradise. Endless opportunities for recreation exist both on and off the beach. One of the best ways to get in some sun, exercise, and fun is by taking a bike ride along the gorgeous Pacific coast.  Southern California is home to one ...

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Beat the Wintertime Blues: Summer Bliss in Southern California

Dreaming of blue skies, beautiful 70 degree weather, and gorgeous beaches? Beat the wintertime blues with a gorgeous photo trip through some of the most gorgeous beaches in Southern California! Laguna Beach La Jolla Cove Santa Monica Beach Huntington Beach Long Beach Mission/Pacific Beach ...

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