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Are you looking for a fun family vacation that all members of your family will enjoy? Travel to sunny Southern California, where you can choose from a variety of vacations...or mix 'n' match between them to savor a smorgasbord of California fun!

Theme 1: Beach vacations
Swim at one of the many Malibu beaches you'll find along its 27 miles of coastline. Stroll along the Santa Monica pier---a famous Los Angeles attraction that you WILL be seeing in TV shows and ads. (When you see it on your screen, you'll be able to say, "Hey, I've been there!) For a spectacular view, take a ride on the pier's tall ferris wheel. Or, for some super-screamin' fun, ride on the pier's roller coaster...the only coaster you may ever ride that's built OVER the ocean!

Visit wild and wacky Venice Beach...whose mural-enshrouded walls are seemingly stuck in a '60's "flower power" time warp! Try Manhattan and Hermosa Beaches, which are the sport of beach volleyball's "tournament central."

Head to Huntington Beach, where you can "do it all." Your family can skate, bike, jog or stroll along Huntington's miles-long bike path. Saunter out onto the Huntington Beach pier---California's longest. No matter when you go, you WILL find fishermen casting their lines...and surfers catchin' the waves in the ocean below.

Further south, you'll discover Laguna Beach, home to an art colony...and recently made famous by MTV. Then, head to San Diego where you can enjoy the rides of Belmont Amusement Park along the boardwalk at Mission Beach. And what will you find in between the beaches mentioned here? Why, still MORE great beaches, of course! more »

Featured Destination - Seal Beach

If you are visiting the Los Angeles, California area you need to travel a wee bit south to beautiful Seal Beach. Named for the seals which used to inhabit the area, the town has all the charm of a beach community. Lovely tree lined streets and well kept homes are the town's feature. When you want to have a little extra adventure and are lured by the salt air, take a walk on the pier which pushes out to the Pacific the entire article about Seal Beach, California »

About Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the 2nd largest city in the United States, with almost four million people, and 13 million in its metropolitan area. It is the many decentralized neighborhoods with different landmarks and atmosphere that make Los Angeles real estate a very diverse market. L.A. varies from the suburban sprawl of the San Fernando Valley, to Downtown, East L.A., South L.A., Harbor Area, Hollywood and other smaller neighborhoods such as Venice Beach, and more exclusive areas l ike BelAir and Brentwood.

In the Hollywood area, there are such famous sites as Universal Studios which is both a major tourist attraction and still, a film studio. You can go behind the scenes and see how movies are made, and see the guide to special effects known as 'the Fast and the Furious, Extreme Close-Up". Kids get to meet their favorite cartoon character. Attractions at the associated theme park include the Shrek ride and "Revenge of the Mummy" roller coaster ride.

L.A. is a large manufacturing and trade center, as well as being a center for the entertainment industry. Its port, Los Angeles combined with Long Beach, is number one in the US. It is still headquarters for leading companies such as Northrop Grumman, the defense contractor, and Occidental Petroleum. Nearby in L.A. County are headquartered Walt Disney Co., Warner Bros., in beautiful downtown Burbank and offices of major Asian car more about LA