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  • StowMomof2Boys
    Stow, OH183 contributions
    Great break from the dining and shopping of Long Beach. Nice displays and many cool creatures to see, including many different types of jellyfish. Besides fish, also have a great seal, sea Lion and otter displays.
    Written April 23, 2022
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  • Chris D
    Atlanta, GA148 contributions
    It was a great, and reasonably priced way to get to Catalina from Long Beach. We stayed the first night at an airport near LAX, and then took an Uber to the port. It was about 45 mins across the water to Avalon, and it was a comfortable. We didn't get a snack or drink aboard, but I noticed the refreshments were way overpriced. Bring your own aboard if you can't make it 45 mins without something. At the time, the port restaurants were still closed due to COVID, and we had to wear the annoying masks aboard, but hopefully all that will end soon.

    The upper deck filled up pretty quickly, but it wasn't a problem to walk up and take pictures or enjoy the view. It would have been a little hot if I had rode up there anyway, and much sunscreen would have been needed. Easy, comfortable trip with great views. Well worth the price for our party of 3.
    Written April 24, 2022
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  • Solitude
    Huntington Beach, CA6 contributions
    If you are near Long Beach during the Christmas holiday season, the holiday lights along the Naples Canal should be at the top of your list of sites to visit. The combination of wonderful and creative decorations, lighting and reflections along the water make for a unique experience that can not be replicated elsewhere. As an amateur photographer, I thoroughly enjoy my annual visit and the treasure-trove of images I bring back home to share with family and friends. Best to visit on a weeknight to avoid large crowds, as the pathways are quite narrow and parking can be a challenge.
    Written December 20, 2021
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  • paws0810
    Mesa, AZ2,422 contributions
    Just walking around the marina. It was kind of cold and breezy cloudy and overcast actually it’s freezing. The lighthouse was cool check out all the food places in the Mall
    Written December 9, 2021
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  • TravelingGuy60
    72 contributions
    We visited the QM in late December. Our room was spacious and comfortable. Meal service at breakfast was nice. We took a daytime tour of the boat, which was informative. One of our teens is totally into the QM’s history. For him, it was particularly exciting. He bought a nice QM pin (see photo)
    Written August 19, 2020
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  • RDCononver
    Flanders, NJ1,079 contributions
    A great collection of shops and restaurants with views of the harbor and city. Easy walking, on site security, very clean, lively. A great walk when going out to eat or with family just to relax.
    Written February 25, 2022
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  • LnS2004
    Cypress, CA6,008 contributions
    Our neighbors with a park seasonal pass invited me to a morning hike at the El Dorado Park, located practically alongside the 605 freeway with traffic zooming by. It felt like stepping into another world past the entrance to this sanctuary. The calming, serene environment was a welcoming break from the city bustle and humdrum routine. How wonderful to have a nature park within minutes from our home. Our leisurely walk along the easy 2-mile trek on this beautiful morning with clear blue sky truly showcased Southern Californian living with its great weather and easy access to a wide multitude of outdoor activities.
    Written June 15, 2021
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  • Alireza123
    Tehran, Iran746 contributions
    Very peaceful an beautiful.
    Nice trail for walking , running or biking.
    I wen there for sun set.
    It was lovely.
    I highly recommend it.
    Written April 2, 2022
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  • pat
    Long Beach, CA1 contribution
    East Long Beach is a Dog owners "heaven"
    Why : MANY dog friendly recreation areas AND Dog OK eat and drink establishments
    1.Rosie is a "3 'due to general aesthetics of the area..but does a DOG
    care?.IT IS Leash Free weeee! BEWARE the Ocean ave area
    (From Granada Ave.to Termino Ave.) -suffering from homeless &spike in Crime.
    2. SAFER areas OK to walk dog on leash :Around the other E Long Beach water close areas ..Where locals go): Around Marine Stadium : LARGE Free and SAFE parking area..LOTS of open green , The Colorado lagoon has beautiful trails and on-leash dogs OK.
    Dog eat and drink fun: Belmont Shore sidewalks get crowded = keep tight control when walking there.Most eat and Drink venues in Belmont Shore are Dog friendly..but try to sit at a table away from other dogs...there are lots of dogs frequently in attendance.
    Dog Hotels = Lots of them
    RV parking: The Best bet is Bolsa Chica St Beach is 6 mi.Close = safe , clean, lots of space.E Long Beach is "Tight" so if you are travelling by Large vehicle =Careful
    If you have a smallish Dog( less than 20 lbs) it is a great option to Uber /lyft and hold pooch on Lap.."Drop-Get best at parking lots NOT at Street corners and alleys.
    Enjoy.
    Written April 18, 2022
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  • Cosmos Mariner
    Kenai, AK360 contributions
    What a pleasant small setting. A great blue heron landed and fished in the pond and humming birds abounded. Lovely blossoms were drifting like a gentle snow beautifully landing on some of the greenery. Plenty of places to be present, contemplate, and be. Tip: Have low expectations as it is a small space, well worth the visit. Tip: Great place for a book to bring.
    Written February 14, 2020
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  • 072107
    Monterey County, CA65 contributions
    Great place to spend some time and take photos. Lots of places to eat. Great nightlife with outside seating
    Written October 13, 2020
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  • AOY
    Springfield, IL36 contributions
    I enjoyed a day at the Pike Outlets. There are several shops. I enjoyed the Nike store. There are also some vacancies. The Ferris wheel was cool as well as the Christmas decoration. There are several restaurants. There’s lots of variety in foods.
    Written December 30, 2019
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  • greekbecky2016
    Mendon, NY182 contributions
    I didn't actually attend an event, but I did walk for hours around the grounds which had plenty of paths surrounded by lovely landscaping. Sitting by the huge fountain was relaxing.
    Written May 31, 2020
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  • labonvoyer
    Central Coast California167 contributions
    My traveling partner was attending a conference so I decided to catch the city bus from the Westin and visit this beautiful property.

    I mainly went for the gardens but was delighted with the whole experience! First of all, the docent Camille was incredible. You may wander around the property unescorted, but in order to visit the adobe home you must tour with a docent. Perhaps because it was a weekday in February, but there was only one other person on the adobe tour with me, so it felt like a private tour. Camille gave us the history from the Native Americans through the last owners-the Bixby Family. She was very interesting and informative.

    After, the adobe house tour, I began wandering the gardens and met Janet who I believe is in charge of the gardens. I say gardens because there are different garden sections. Although she was working, she took the time to answer some of my questions and gave me a mini tour. Even though it was February and there wasn't much in bloom, the gardens were still incredible. They have a very nice succulent/cactus garden. Would love to return to see the roses and Jacaranda trees in bloom!

    They have a gift shop. There is a large green lawn. I'm not sure if you are allowed to bring food in, but this would be a great family outing. In addition to the adobe house and gardens, they have a big red barn that houses a big draft horse, a couple of ponies and goats with hens free ranging. They also have a blacksmith that apparently comes and does demonstrations. The day I visited, all the docents were very welcoming.

    The rancho is located in a gated subdivision and only allows you in when it opens at 1pm.

    As an aside to home gardeners, there are 2 giant ficus trees with 2 giant palm trees growing through the canopy of the ficus trees. I was told when Mrs Bixby planted them around 100 years ago, the trees seem spaced adequately. Who hasn't planted trees in their sapling states in distances that seemed far enough but then in their maturity were much too close. Check it out when you go!

    So, if you love: gardens, history, farm animals, great docents and a fabulous bargain price, this is one of the big item tickets in Long Beach to visit!
    Written March 2, 2020
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  • 072107
    Monterey County, CA65 contributions
    This area have a lot of place to have really good food. The only down fall is the homeless people walking up while sitting enjoying a meal. I think the city needs to POWER WASH the streets each morning.
    Written October 13, 2020
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