Snoopy & Charlie Brown: Explore Peanuts History in Santa Rosa With These Four Stops

Santa Rosa has become the official home of the beloved Charles M. Schulz comic strip Peanuts, and in Sonoma County there are a bunch of fun things you can do as either a die-hard or casual fan. I would say that I have an appreciation for the characters since I grew up watching both the Christmas […]

Touring the Sriracha Factory of Huy Fong Foods in Irwindale

If you have been to a Chinese food restaurant, then you have no doubt seen/experienced the spicy goodness that is Sriracha. The iconic plastic bottle with the rooster on the front and the green top is one of the most popular condiments in the USA, and it is produced right here in Southern California. I […]

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 […]