California is a major destination for anyone who wants to be sunbathing on the beach in the morning, skiing in the mountains in the afternoon, and dining in the city lights in the evening. Let's see it all in Southern California!
Southern California has great beaches and great beach cities. One of Laura's favorite beach towns is Santa Monica. She visits the Santa Monica Pier, enjoying the arcades, restaurants and street vendors. Venice Beach is another sandy hotspot with great musical outdoor entertainers and the world famous 'Muscle Beach'! To complete the beach tour, take a cruise over to Long Beach with Laura to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Queen Mary.
After you've tanned to a golden brown, get ready to hit the red carpet with Laura in Hollywood! You'll see the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grauman's Chinese Theater, and various movie studios. Then you'll visit other areas including Beverly Hills, Malibu, and Burbank.
For true ethnic flavor, Laura takes you to historic Olvera Street for great Mexican restaurants, shopping, and historic buildings. You'll head over to the Disney Concert Hall and the famous Staples Center. Why stop there? Santee Alley is the place to find faux designer handbags, purses, and clothes, and Melrose Avenue is a one-of-a-kind street filled with one-of-a-kind shoppers.
So as the sun sets over that beautiful Pacific, put on your shades and catch a few rays for that movie star suntan!