19…The Islands: Catalina Island & the Channel Islands

Funny how there are so many cool places to go near Los Angeles that even native California’s have not visited.  Catalina Island is one of those places. I’ve been to Catalina twenty times or more.  I’ve sailed over on a Hobie Cat sailboat, I’ve taken the helicopter ride over – I’ve camped, stayed in the…

55…The Beach: Long Beach

More beaches to explore in Los Angeles.  Long Beach is full of “stuff to do” – here are some of my favorites! The Queen Mary The first time I visited the Queen Mary, I attended a Christmas Party.   The party was less than eventful, but I LOVED the ship.   Beautiful art-deco…and I still love visiting. …

83…The Beach: Santa Monica

Oh the beaches of Southern California!  Santa Monica is one of my favorites!  You can do everything at Santa Monica Beach!  It is typically crowded…but worth the effort to find parking.   Oh the things you can do!! Beyond the normal beachy activities of basking in the sun and dunking yourself in the surf, you can…

91…The Beach: Huntington

There are over 70 miles of beach in Los Angeles County and 30+ beach communities – each offering a very different “vibe”.   Check out this page, for information on some of the best beaches in Southern California. As for Huntington Beach…Huntington has so much to offer – it is close to a great beach community…