America’s Riviera, Santa Barbara is a relaxed, sun-drenched destination just 30 miles north of Mandalay Shores with incredible Pacific Coast beaches, spectacular golf courses, delectable restaurants, world-class shopping, charming wineries, theaters, and thrilling activities, events and festivals.
Santa Barbara County Wine Country
The heart of the Santa Barbara Wine Country – is a magical landscape of over 70 boutique wineries, lush vineyards, fruit orchards, lavender farms, horse ranches. Sample acclaimed wines at world class wineries and tasting rooms throughout Santa Ynez and the Valley.
Just a few miles up Highway 33, but a world away is the small town of Ojai. About 12 miles inland from Ventura, Ojai is the smallest city in Ventura County, and they are darn proud of it. Ojai’s charms are many. The community has long been known as a haven for artists, musicians and health enthusiasts.
Los Angeles – Attractions & Amusement Parks
The world-famous movie studio and theme park featuring movie studios, tours, attractions, rides, restaurants and more. The movie studio tour offers a behind-the-scenes look at special effects and movie-making techniques. The rides and attractions are based on major movies that have been produced by Universal Studios.
Animals, reptiles and birds in their natural habitat. The Zoo costs less than a movie but offers far more entertainment value. It’s in Griffith Park, north of downtown Los Angeles, in the general area of Universal Studios.
A carnival style amusement park located on the Santa Monica Pier. A Ferris wheel offers spectacular views of the Santa Monica Bay, the Pacific ocean, Santa Monica, Ocean Park and Venice Beach. There are carnival games, a roller coaster and other rides.
If you like roller coasters then you’ll love Magic Mountain. The emphasis is on thrill rides, and some of them are heart-pounders! The park also offers theme attractions, carnival games, arcades, food, shows and more opportunities for an entire day of thrills and fun.
From thrilling speed slides to cool kids’ areas to gallons of water adventures, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is a tropical paradise and the perfect place to cool off and work on your California tan.
Features ocean-based exhibits and marine life of the Pacific Ocean. You can explore the various ocean habitats of Southern California, Baja California, the frigid waters of the North Pacific and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific. Come face-to-face with, and even touch, the ocean’s ultimate predators in Shark Lagoon and hand feed lorikeet birds.
California’s largest water theme park featuring a 50-acre aquatic recreation park which includes water slides, speed slides, rides, chutes, lagoons, children’s activity pools and beaches for sunbathers. Open during the summer months. [North of Pasadena, near Pomona]
Southern California’s most popular amusement park. Emphasis on theme attractions and rides. Disneyland is a “must see” attraction. You will feel the magic of Disneyland as soon as you enter the park! Plan on spending a whole day!
Disneyland’s sister park is located near the main gate of Disneyland. Come celebrate the fun and adventures of California -- Disney style! You’ll be immersed in the California spirit through the magic of Hollywood, the thrills of a beachfront boardwalk and the adventures of the great outdoors. You can visit California Adventure in one day or less, so a 2-day Park Hopper lets you enjoy both parks and gives you extra time to explore Disneyland.