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Activities in California

San Diego Zoo

The 100-acre (40-hectare) Zoo is home to over 4,000 rare and endangered animals representing more than 800 species and subspecies, and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants. It is located just north of downtown San Diego in Balboa Park. The Zoo is viewed in several ways; first and foremost, by walking along pathways, into aviaries and through bio-climatic zones. There is a 40 minute Guided Bus Tour that gives a good overview of the Zoo, along with an Express Bus that stops at several locations to assist guests in accessing different areas. We suggest taking th. . .

Santa Monica Beach

For many the single greatest reason to visit Santa Monica is to enjoy the ultimate Southern California beach. Santa Monica has 3.5 miles (5.6 km) of well-maintained California beach locations and enjoys on average 340 days of sunshine a year plus a nearly constant gentle ocean breeze. Cycling, movie shoots, beach volleyball games, and the finest of people-watching all happen here, and it's no wonder. People love to gather at this California beach, partially because it is so pristine. Santa Monica Beach in particular is a natural asset that we take great care to preserve; the city of Sa. . .

Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is acclaimed as one of the world's most beautiful bridges and with its tremendous towers, sweeping main cables and great span, it is a sensory beauty featuring color, sound, and light. The Bridge can be a very busy place, particularly during the summer months. It is estimated that about nine million people from around the world visit the Bridge each year (1989 survey by San Francisco Convention and Visitor Bureau). Visiting the world famous Golden Gate Bridge is a unique experience for everyone. Whether you drive, walk, bike, shop, or just want to look, there is some. . .

Lake Tahoe

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California and Nevada converge at border-straddling Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America. More than a dozen ski resorts line its shores, and 24-hour casinos bring nonstop Vegas-style bling. In summer, the clear water bustles with jet skis, kayaks and scenic boat tours, and the Sierra Nevada trails fill with hikers. Stay on the south side of the lake for nightlife and activities within walking distance; head to the north shore, site of most ski resorts, if nature takes priority Lake Tahoe boasts an unequalled variety of exciting activities and breathtaking scenery. Each summe. . .

Redwood National and State Parks

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An amazing diversity of life exists at Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP). The ancient coast redwood ecosystem preserved in the parks contains some of the planet's most majestic forests. Here, banana slugs, gray whales, Douglas-fir, black bears, and sea anemones are equally at home with redwoods. Park staff work to maintain and restore the area's biological diversity through a wide range of resource management and educational activities. Preserving both natural processes and the region's species and genetic diversity helps ensure that countless generations can experience the beauty and. . .

The Living Desert

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The Living Desert www.livingdesert.org The Living Desert in Palm Desert, California invites you to explore, learn, and appreciate the true meaning of desert life. You will find amazing specimens from the four deserts in North America. I am one, who did not realize there are four deserts. What a great place to learn more the different kinds of deserts. You will see along the paths at the Living Desert that you can explore places filled with many creatures: scorpions, wolves, roadrunners, even the endangered Peninsular Pronghorn. The Living Desert was founded in 1970 with many goals in. . .

Napa Valley Wine Country Tour

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Napa Wine Tours by the Wine Country Tour Shuttle are the most unique tours in Napa Valley from San Francisco. On this wine country tour, we will take you to all of the premier Napa wineries. The tour includes a picnic lunch, four winery stops, a ride over the Golden Gate Bridge and then a 50-minute relaxing Ferry/Bay Cruise back to San Francisco. Interactive Wine Country Tour: 4 Napa Wineries, 1 Picnic Lunch, 50-minute Ferry/Bay Cruise and mix of red, white and sparkling wines from 4 strategically selected wineries. On this tour, you will taste premier Cabernet Sauvignons, Cabernet Francs,. . .

Disney's California Adventure® Park

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Immerse yourself in a magical festival of shows, parades and attractions celebrating California's storied past and exciting future. From the gold rush to Hollywood's golden era to the timeless allure of the beach, discover the vast and diverse Golden State. Must Sees at Disney's California Adventure® Park: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ Free fall into excitement! Take a thrilling plummet in a haunted elevator into the unknown corridors of the Twilight Zone. Soarin' Over California Let your spirit soar as you take flight in this one-of-a-kind exhilarating airborne adventure over. . .

Hollywood Bowl

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One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a current seating capacity of just under 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and, in 1991 gave its name to a resident ensemble that has filled a special niche in the musical life of Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In spite of wars, depression on a national scale, financial stress, and internal dissension, the Bowl's summer music festivals have gone on, becoming as much a part of a Southern California summer as beaches and barbecue. . .

Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour

The tour begins at the VIP Tour Center with a special introductory film to the world of Warner Bros. Groups of 12 load onto electric carts that take you into the studio lot, for a very exclusive carts that take you into the studio lot, for a very exclusive tour through the backlot streets, sound stages, sets and craft shops. The experience ends at the Warner Bros. Museum where you may explore at your leisre motion-picture memorabilia from past and present. Currently the Museum is offering a special exhibit celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Television. Tour depart continuously Monday throu. . .
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Top Golf Courses in California

Landmark Golf Club At Oak Quarry

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Oak Quarry Golf Club opened to rave reviews in 2000. The golf course—crafted by the team of Champions Tour star Dr. Gil Morgan and Schmidt-Curley Design—winds through the historic Jensen Quarry, which in its operating heyday supplied limestone, marble and 88 various minerals for the construction of roads, large buildings and private residences in the greater Los Angeles area. . . .

Avondale Golf Club

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Designed by golf legend Jimmy Hines, our Par 72 6,728-yard championship golf course is always challenging but playable for golfers of all skill levels. Avondale is known for “always having a game,” seven days a week. You'll have no trouble finding playing partners here! . . .

Desert Willow Golf Resort

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This premium public golf resort was voted 4 and 1/2 stars, 'Best Places to Play' by Golf Digest Magazine. From the moment you make your tee time to the moment your clubs are loaded back into your car, our goal is to make you feel like a member of an exclusive club. You can expect every aspect of your experience at Desert Willow Golf Resort to be taken to a heightened level. . . .

Belmont Country Club

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One of Fresno's premier golf courses since 1956, Belmont Country Club is known for its quality of golf at affordable prices. Whether you're a single golfer or a family of eight. Belmont Country Club fits the needs of every golfer. With an abundance of trees and water, this 18 hole championship golf course is one of the more challenging in the valley.. . .

Hillcrest Country Club

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Hillcrest Golf and Country Club is an amazing setting for any size group, occasion or event. This South Florida championship golf course located conveniently between Miami and Fort Lauderdale Florida will exceed your expectations. You deserve our world-class playing surfaces, luxury amenities, and superior service available for groups of 16 players or more. . . .

Roosevelt Municipal Golf Course

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Roosevelt Municipal Golf Course is a picturesque executive 9-hole course located across the street from the Greek Theater. Roosevelt is a very hilly, challenging course with beautiful views of the whole Los Angeles Basin as well as the Griffith Park Observatory. Roosevelt is unusually long for an executive 9-hole course with many sand traps and plenty of trees and shrubbery surrounding it's rather narrow fairways. It is a walking only course with no drive carts.. . .

Heartwell Golf Course

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Heartwell Golf Course is an extremely enjoyable 18-Hole Par 3 course designed by William F. Bell. Heartwell Golf Course opened in 1964 with holes ranging from 85 to 140 yards, two water hazards, and numerous sand traps. We offer a fully lighted golf course, driving range, two excellent practice greens, and a full service restaurant.. . .

Recreation Park American Golf Club

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Recreation Park 18, otherwise known as "Big Rec," is a classic Billy Bell-designed layout and is one of the oldest and most popular courses in Southern California. Recreation Park's clubhouse is a historical landmark nestled in the trees among beautiful rolling hills. Recreation Park 18 features a beautiful 18-hole layout with rolling terrain and various types of trees lining the fairways.. . .

Desert Falls Country Club

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Welcome and thank you for your interest in our Club. Join us and enjoy the many benefits and privileges of club life, as well as the lifelong friendships and fond memories you'll create here. No distractions, no interruptions, just quality family time, business networking and resort-style living right in your backyard.. . .
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