Midwest Meets West Coast
Andrea and Todd
March 17, 2007

Things To Do

Things to do while in town:


1.  In-line skating, bicycling, jogging on “The Strand,” a 26-mile paved sidewalk right along the beach.
2.  The Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Pier, and Redondo Pier all offer spectacular sunset views over the Pacific Ocean.

3.  Surfing, visit Pier Surf Shop for Rentals or group and individual lessons (310.372.2012).

4.  Build a sand castle.

5.  Redondo BeachMarina
offering sport fishing, boat rides and whale
watching. (310.374.3481 or 310.372.2111).

6.  Helicopter rides
by Island Express in Long Beach also offering daily flights to Catalina Island. A 30 minute drive south (310-510-2525).
7.  Take a boat ride to Catalina Island.
www.visitcatelinaisland.com  www.catelinaexpress.com
8.  Take a gondola trip with Gondola Romantic Harbor Cruises (310.376.6977).

9.  Trump National Golf Course is perched high above the jagged California cliffs taking advantage of one of the most incredible views in the world from every hole. 
10.  Visit the “Big Mouse” at Disneyland.
11.  Tour Universal Studios while enjoying the theme park and shopping.  UniversalCity is located just north of downtown Los Angeles.
12.  Head to Long Beach and explore the infamous Queen Mary!  Night clubs, comedy clubs, shopping a hotel and many eating restauarant options will greet you. www.queenmary.com 
1126 Queen's Highway, Long Beach, Ca. 90802 (562) 435-3511

13.  Thrill seekers will enjoy Knotts Berry Farm.  Modeled after an old western town in the days of the cowboys and early settlers, this theme park has rides for the childen as well as one of the oldest wooden roller coasters in California.http://www.knottsberryfarm.com/ 

14.  Hold onto your hats!  Six Flags Magic Mountain has a variety of rides for children of all ages.  http://www.sixflags.com/parks/magicmountain/index.asp?flash=false

15.  One of Todd and Andrea’s favorite California getaways is the town of Santa Barbara.  Lots to do, great views, kayaking and being close to vineyards makes for great memories.  Be sure to stop by the courthouse for a tour of the grounds and to see where Michael Jackson first faced the judge.  Call and Andrea and Todd for more info or visit www.santabarbara.com
16.  Shopping at the largest shopping mall in the SouthBay at the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance.

17.  The Comedy & Magic Club for great fun and entertainment, located at 1018 Hermosa Avenue. Call 310.372.1193 for information. 
18.  The J. Paul Getty Museum at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, free admission (310.440.7300).

19.  Tour Hollywood – Capital Records, Universal CityWalk, Mann’s Chinese Theaters and of course, the world famous Hollywood Boulevard and the Hollywood sign on Beachwood Canyon Drive.
About a 30-minute drive from us.

20.  Drive the 5.6 miles of sprawling mansions in Beverly Hills or stroll down Rodeo Drive for fabulous shopping. All about 30 to 40 minutes away.

21.  Santa Monica, on the west side, offers 3rd Street Promenade,VeniceBeach, or ride the roller coaster on the Santa Monica Pier. 16 miles northwest of us.

22.  See the Los Angeles Lakers or LA Clippers (pro basketball) or the Los Angeles King (pro ice hockey) play at the StaplesCenter (213.742.7300).

23.  Professional baseball at the Dodger Stadium located at 1000 Elysian Park Avenue in Los Angeles (323.224.1400).

24.  Walk the boardwalk and pier at Venice Beach and see it all. (16.6 miles)

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