Located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, the nationally recognized Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor family museum that offers a full range of activities for children ages six months to eight years. The Museum’s unique programs feature hands-on art and science exhibitions, special performances and cultural festivals -- all with a focus on fun!
Newport Landing provides year-round whale watching & dolphin cruises daily departing from Newport Beach. Newport Landing is centrally located in Orange County and minutes from Los Angeles in the heart of Southern California. Newport Landing offers whale watching cruises viewing many different species of whales including giant blue whales that attain lengths of up to 80 feet or more. Along with whales, several species of dolphin are commonly sighted. It is not uncommon to view huge pods of dolphin that number in the thousands. Many other marine creatures are sighted including seals, pelicans, and many more. Killer whales and even sharks are also seen occasionally. Multiple cruises daily. $25 for adults and $20 for juniors.
Newport Landing Sportfishing is located in Newport Beach and is the premier fishing marine center in Southern California. Privately charter or rent one of our 5 boats for just your company or group or join one of our open to the general public 1/2 day, 3/4 day, or longer fishing trips. Several departure times each day means that there is a trip time and length to fit almost any schedule. Whether a family or just yourself these trips are an ideal opportunity to experience the best of Southern California Sportfishing. Yellowtail to 40 pounds, barracuda, bonito, calico bass, sand bass, white sea bass, halibut, yellowfin tuna, and many more species available. Newport Landing Sportfishing's fleet has state of the art electronics, spacious indoor/outdoor seating, full amenities including a full service snack bar/kitchen, and crew assistants to help with all fishing needs.
The premier Christmas event for Southern California. With 103 years of history Newport Bay comes alive with decorations and amazing light displays. Homes, yachts, docks, whole landscapes are transformed into a magical holiday experience. Thousands of lights and hundreds of themed estates. Hundreds of yachts, cruise ships, and water craft of all kinds participate in the parade. Approximately 1.5 million people will view the parade from shore, by boat, or along one of the many docks that line the bay.
Newport Landing offers holiday cruises to view this amazing holiday treat from December 1 through December 31 including the 5 nights of the parade. Choose from several cruise times each night. The parade dates for 2013 are Dec 18-22. During the parade the cruises are in the parade. Great event for families and kids.
one of the top attractions in Anaheim and Orange County, Flightdeck
provides an exciting alternative to the neighboring amusement park by
giving civilians the opportunity to pilot fighter jets in actual cockpit
simulators and a Boeing 737 flight simulator. Experience the challenge
of aerial maneuvers at 500 knots, aircraft take-offs and landings and
the excitement of air-to-air combat. Up to ten people can fly at the
same time, each in their own authentic F-16 flight simulator! There
is also the "Officer's Club", an observation area where guests can view
and listen to all of the action on large LCD monitors, where they will
see what each pilot is seeing during their flight and also hear the
interaction between the pilots and the ATC crew (air traffic control).
Flightdeck offers 45 minute air combat flights and 30, 60 & 90 minute Boeing 737 flights. Advanced reservations are required. Call (714) 937-1511 today to book your flights.
Silverado Resort is a lovely resort in Napa Valley with exceptional accommodations, dining, championship golf courses and a spa to enjoy for an exciting Napa Valley getaway or business retreat.
Come fly the one-of-a-kind water-propelled jet pack with Jetpack America! Flight Experience Sessions consist of safety video, on-beach equipment briefing, and 10-60 minutes of flight time (depending on package), where you’ll receive instructor communication via our helmet walkie-talkies. Our jetpacks are safe and easy to fly, with the majority of people up and flying within 5-10 minutes. With our new tandem jetpack, kids as young as 5 can now fly with an instructor to make their superhero dreams a reality! With a max height of 40 feet, it guarantees to be a thrill for any and all who try it…not to worry though, first-time pilots can fly as high or as low as they want to go and, for those looking for a rush without the pressure of controlling their own height, our certified instructors can remotely control the throttle for you from the beach. Stop dreaming, start flying and make your superhero fantasies a reality!
The world famous Madame Tussauds is now open on Fisherman's Wharf, next to Pier 39. Meet Al Capone in Alcatraz, Tony Bennett on Lombard Street and Jimmy Hendrix in a purple haze on stage.
Mingle with the A-list and get up close to your favorite sports and music stars for the ultimate fame experience at Madame Tussauds San Francisco.
Close to the California mainland, yet worlds apart, Channel Islands National Park encompasses five remarkable islands and their surrounding one mile of ocean. Isolation over thousands of years has created unique animals, plants, and archeological resources found nowhere else on Earth. There are wonderful places to hike, camp, snorkel, kayak, birdwatch, take photographs, or just relax. The mainland visitor centers in Ventura and Santa Barbara are readily accessible by car or public transportation, but the islands are only accessible by park concessionaire boats and planes or private boat. Transportation to the islands is available year-round. There is no transportation available on the islands. All areas must be accessed on foot or by private boat or kayak.
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