Let me think....Emporio Armani, Chanel, Tiffany, Coach, Saks 5th Ave, Fendi, Dior, Gucci, Louis Vitton....need I say more? Yes, this is the only prominent mall in LA (besides Beverly center, Rodeo Dr. and maybe Century City mall) that houses as many top brands as they do in a single mall. I love the ultimate shopping experience and having the great dining options around this mall (i.e., Mortons) but I cannot commend on their often very snobbish sales associates.
It's truly a country just for kids....famous plastic building blocks with life-size exotic animals and Eiffel Tower model that is at accurate scale.... Legoland struggles to cash in on recent declining visitors yet kids always have fun at this park. My recommendation would be to visit March/April when you get to enjoy the spectacular flower fields of Carlsbad.
Fullerton Civic Light Opera produces 4 major broadway musicals per year, every which is amazing and of professional quality without a doubt. The theater is only 10 minutes from Disneyland resort and Anaheim Convention Center. This theater has won many awards as a professional music theater in the US. Great production!
Adjacent to the original Disneyland Park, this new 55 acres named Disney's California Adventure was inspired by the fun, diversity and the pioneering spirit of the Golden State. Don't buy a single theme park ticket. Get a "park-hopper" which allows you to visit Disneyland and CA Adventure with unlimited in-and-out priviledges. Pretty fun.
Just steps away from the Disney theme parks, this colorful entertainment district known as Downtown Disney boasts numerous dining options, theaters, shops, cafes and nightlife. Among the most populars are House of Blues, ESPN Zone, World of Disney and more. Get 3 hrs free parking or extended to 5 with theater/restaurant validation. Yey!
No trip to California is complete without a visit to the world's most popular amusement park. Themed rides and attractions are better than ever, although often popular rides often has expected waits of more than my patience but the experience as a whole is so rewarding! You'll be glad you went.
This theme park used to be a roadside berry farm. Now it boasts acres of over the top thrill rides and attractions similar to that of Disneyland Resort. It's also home to the Peanuts gang from the cartoon. You can often get dicount coupons in the mail and on various websites so do your research and avoid paying the gate price!
I recently had a chance to play tennis at Griffith Park tennis courts off Riverside Dr. The courts are kind of old and not a state-of-the-art facility at all but we still had a great time. Multiple courts rarely had anyone in it (snce I hate crowded courts) and instructors were readily available. I would definitely return.
Named after Gene Autry - a community philanthropist and movie cowboy - this American Indian museum consists of two centers which exhibit some memorabilia from his long career. I recommend going on the second Tuesday of each month and Thursdays after 4pm when both campuses offer free admission.
Shamu, Shamu, Shamu.....no matter how many times I see them, I can never get enough of them! Their adorable face, body, movement and their fantastic show is a must-see at Sea World. They got me drenched so bad one time that I had to buy some new clothes at the gift shop.....of course I went home with pretty Shamu on my sweatshirt.