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Costa Mesa The Artsy Capital of Southern California

Costa Mesa can be safely described as a region that offers something for everyone. From the best in shopping to the range of dining and entertainment options, this is the place to be for a fun-filled summer getaway. From its street art to its theater district, Costa Mesa, located in the heart of Orange County, has clearly earned its designation as the City of the Arts®. The area is easy to navigate and a drive through town will lead visitors past inspiring sculptures and illustrated murals, as the sound of outdoor performers entertaining a dinner crowd chimes in the air. …

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in Destinations & Landmarks

The Beverly Hilton

Historic Hotel Draped in Hollywood Elegance Among the well-known landmarks in Southern California, iconic hotels are some of the most recognized. The Beverly Hilton, a monument on Wilshire Boulevard in the opulent city of Beverly Hills, has had an illustrious history since it opened in 1955. Distinctive since its inception, The Beverly Hilton is a historic destination that has accommodated Hollywood legends like Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe. It’s still a movie industry hot spot today, and it’s not uncommon to find A-listers in the lobby or at one of the property’s restaurants. The hotel’s International Ballroom has hosted the…

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in Pets & Wildlife, Things To Do, Uncategorized

The Best Hikes in Los Angeles

By Benny Haddad   As spring moves into summer, hiking season gears up into full swing. People come from around to enjoy our famed Mediterranean climate, and what better way to decompress and enjoy the sun than to hit the trails. Surrounding the bustling Los Angeles metropolitan area are a plethora of canyons, woodlands, and tall peaks with stunning vistas, and following this winter’s El Niño rains, they promise to be extra lush. Here are three of our favorite hikes that are sure to please locals and visitors alike.   Malibu Creek State Park: Easy – 3.3 Miles – 580…

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in Family Fun

Luxury on a Dude RanchFeatured

The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is one of more than 300 hotels and resorts throughout the country that is recognized for maintaining its history and distinguished architecture. “The Alisal,” in the Chumash language means “grove of the Sycamores,” which describes the backdrop of the celebrated ranch, located in the Santa Ynez Valley. The 10,500-acre property was once known as Rancho Nojoqui and is still a working ranch today.  The Resort The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort boasts 73 private guest cottages and suites, a 6,500-sq.ft. spa, swimming pool and fitness center. With an array of amenities and activities from which to…

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