Snoopy’s Home Ice Skating Rink & Warm Puppy Cafe in Santa Rosa

Also known as the Redwood Empire Ice Rink, Snoopy’s Home Ice has become a go-to spot for all Peanuts fans. Located in the heart of the Peanut’s Complex in Santa Rosa, this ice rink has a great history that is still living on to the day. The arena, opened in 1969 by Charles M. Schulz, […]

Medieval Times: Dinner & Jousting for the Whole Family in Buena Park

Medieval Times is a dinner theater in Buena Park that features a nightly show where there is jousting, fighting, horse tricks and even a falcon that makes an appearance. It is one of those places I went to a couple of times growing up but didn’t think I would enjoy when I was an adult. […]

Griffith Park Trains: Holiday Light Festival Train Rides

If you are looking for a cheap and excellent Christmas attraction for the whole family, look no further than the Griffith Park Holiday Lights Train. For $4 a person you can ride this historic miniature train on a one-mile loop that takes about 15 minutes to complete. The ride takes you slowly through Christmas light […]

LA Zoo Lights: Christmas Lights at the Los Angeles Zoo

Each December I go on a hunt to find all of the new Christmas attractions that I can explore for the website, you can read about them all here. This year I finally checked off the LA Zoo Lights, which is a highly popular attraction in Los Angeles that actually lives up to expectations. The […]

World’s Largest Monopoly in a Park in San Jose

In a small park in the middle of downtown San Jose, there is a giant Monopoly board that holds the Guinness World Record for largest in the world. While you can only play it by setting it up in advance with the city, it is still fun to see and take pictures of. Here is all […]

Jelly Belly Factory Tour: Learn How Jelly Beans are Made in Fairfield

For as long as I can remember, I have been a fan of Jelly Beans. When I was growing up, my mom would even buy me the jar of beans from Costco with a few pounds of Jelly Beans in it, and I would devour the whole thing in a matter of days. So when […]

Santa Monica Pier: LA’s 100 Year Old Carnival Pier

The Santa Monica Pier is one of the most popular attractions in Los Angeles County. As the end point for Route 66 and the iconic pier with the Ferris Wheel and rides, it is easy to see why it is so popular. I for one don’t go very often because of the crowds, but if […]

Roaring Camp & Big Trees Railroad: Riding a Steam Engine Through the Redwoods

During my visit to Henry Cowell Redwood State Park, I basically stumbled on the fact that the Roaring Camp Railroad is right on the other side of its parking lot. After walking around the beautiful Redwood Grove Trail, I went over to check out the train and grabbed a ticket for the ride that was […]

Biking Coronado Island Along the Bayshore Bikeway

If you want to get to know the island of Coronado, then the best way to do it is by hopping on a bike and heading for the Bayshore Trail (half the ride) and the Coronado Bike Trail (other half). They have an amazing 6-mile bike path that takes you all around the island to […]

Kayaking Around Coronado & the Coronado Bridge

If you are taking some time to explore Coronado Island, then one of the best ways to do that is to get out on the water and see it from an entirely new angle. On a recent trip I made it my goal to take a kayak and go under the Coronado Bridge, so if […]