St Patricks Day Parade in San Diego: Largest Parade West of the Mississippi

Hosted by the Irish Congress of Southern California, the annual St Patricks Day Parade in San Diego is the largest parade West of the Mississippi and is a great family friendly event. This parade just celebrated its 37th year and it gathers the entire community together for a chance to be Irish for the day. I […]

The 14th Factory: A Massive Art Installation in Downtown LA

Created by the artist Simon Birch, the 14th Factory on the outskirts of downtown Los Angeles is an innovative art show that has taken over a large, empty industrial warehouse. Inside of that warehouse, artists from all over the world have come together to create a unique and immersive experience. I got a chance to […]

Dana Point Harbor Waterfall: One of SoCal’s Most Spectacular Seasonal Waterfalls

Over the past four years, California has been in a drought, and the waterfalls that are prevalent in Southern California have become nothing more than a trickle. 2017 changed this though with a ton of rain that lead to strong flows from some of the most elusive waterfalls, like this one in Dana Point Harbor. […]

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. […]

OUE Skyspace: Glass Slide & Open Air Observation Deck in Los Angeles

Much like Chicago and New York before it, Los Angeles now has its very own observation deck so you can experience the city from above. The deck is 70 floors up, and it provides unparalleled views of Los Angeles and the area surrounding it. I got a chance to check it out opening weekend, and it […]

JPL Open House: Exploring Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena

Just like the fictional chocolate factory in Willie Wonka, the elusive JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) opens its doors one weekend a year for a fantastic open house. In the past few years, demand has grown exponentially to visit this spot, leading to over 45,000 people coming last year and the introduction of an online ticketing […]

Bacon & Barrels: An all day bacon festival in San Diego

When I first heard about the unique event in downtown San Diego called Bacon and Barrels I was immediately interested. Essentially, this event invites many of the best restaurants, pastry makers, breweries, and mixologists to one spot where the ticket buyer can try as much as they would like while at the event. I enlisted my friend […]

Heavenly Scenic Gondola Ride & Heavenly Donuts

As one of the main staples in South Lake Tahoe, the Heavenly Village and Gondola are both huge attractions for skiers and vacationers alike. I had been to the village many times before but never rode the gondola to the observation deck, but on my most recent time, I decided to give it a go. […]

The Loft in Heavenly Village: Magic Show, S’mores and A Great Lounge

If you are looking for a fun way to spend a night in South Lake Tahoe, then look no further then The Loft in Heavenly Village. Located right above the movie theater, The Loft has a beautiful lounge with good drink prices and tableside S’mores and on top of that, they have a slight of […]

Tournament of Roses: Post Parade Float Viewing & Photography in Pasadena

The Rose Parade in Pasadena California is one of the most popular attractions to watch on New Years Day in the entire United States. Companies from around the globe spend upwards of a million dollars decorating these elaborate floats with thousands of real flowers. If you want to see it in person you need to grab […]