Things to Do and See in Southern California

One of the most enchanting and entertaining places to go in California is Disneyland. Spend the day taking in the rides, attractions and of course seeing Mickey Mouse. From It's a Small World to Space Mountain, from Indiana Jones to Pirates of the Caribbean, you'll have a great time experiencing the magic of the Magic Kingdom. Click here for park hours, show schedules and more information.

Disney's California Adventure
Disney's newest adventure theme park, California Adventure is loaded with rides, interactive shows, attractions, games to play of and course Disney characters. Experience the Electric Parade, Playhouse Disney-Live on Stage, the Screamin California Roller Coaster and much more. For park hours, show schedules and more information, click here.

Universal Studios Hollywood
Touted the World's Largest Movie Studio and Theme Park, Universal Studios Hollywood puts you into the action and behind the scenes. Designed for kids of all ages, this theme park will let you experience the thrills and chills of Hollywood’s biggest block busters. Take a revealing inside look at the sets and uncover the behind-the-scenes secrets of today's biggest films. Then, ride into the thrilling worlds of your favorite movies as you take the monster plunge of Jurassic Park® -- The Ride. Venture into The Mummy Returns: Chamber of Doom or spin into action with the new rock 'n' roll show Spider-Man Rocks! Click here for park hours, show schedules and more information.

Beaches, Beaches and More Beaches....

Southern California is home of some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Muscle Beach
When Muscle Beach is referred to, the words conjure up thoughts of muscular toned bodies, sunshine, sand and the Pacific Ocean. Muscle Beach is host to physical fitness buffs and tourists alike. Would be Schwarzenegger’s can lift weights with the big boys in “The Pit”, easily one of Venice’s most recognizable landmarks.

Venice Beach
In the mid 1970’s this sleepy little beach community took a turn toward what we now know as the world famous Venice Beach, a mixture of hip culture, freeform beach lifestyle and eclectic shops and restaurants. One of LA’s most popular tourist destinations, the boardwalk provides the perfect place to people watch and experience all the activities that Venice Beach has to offer. Like its namesake in Italy, Venice, California at one time had a series of canals that wound through the city. In 1994, the City of Los Angeles refurbished the six remaining canals to their original condition. Today you can take gondola tours along these canals of Venice.
Venice is the second most popular California tourist destination, (Disneyland being number 1) and has something for everyone. There are special events happening year-round, including The Venice Artwalk, Garden Tour, Venice Canals Holiday Boat Parade and the weekly Farmers Market.

Santa Monica Beach
Another west coast jewel awaits just a few miles away. Santa Monica is known for its world famous pier, offering fishing, sunbathing and general people watching. Pacific Park, an amusement park is located on the pier, with roller coasters, rides, games food and fun. Admission is free and rides are pay-as-you go. A perfect outing for the whole family!

Blocks away is more shopping, dining and street activities at the 3rd Street Promenade.

Malibu Beach
For the ultra chic, Malibu is the place to be. A short drive up the coast from Venice, Malibu is home to some of Hollywood’s top stars. As you sun and shop, be sure to look around, you never know who you might see.

Venice Beach Cotel offers daily tours to local attractions. Upon arrival, ask the front desk for details.

Venice Beach Cotel
25 Windward Avenue
Venice, California 90291

TEL: 310.399.7649
FAX: 310.399.1930

Top hostel in Los Angeles that can accommodate any budget. Sunsets and sea breezes are complimentary.

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