Wednesday, February 3, 2010

San Diego Day Trips

*Please phone ahead to verify prices and hours.

San Diego
San Diego Wild Animal Park {located in Escondido}
See hundreds of species in their natural environment. Featuring huge open enclosures with herds of African and Asian animals, the Wild Animal Park is a unique experience that brings people thrillingly close to wild and endangered animals. 

San Diego Zoo
(619) 231-1515 
The 100-acre Zoo is home to over 4,000 rare and endangered animals representing more than 800 species and subspecies, and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants. It is located just north of downtown San Diego in Balboa Park.
Sea World
Be moved by the awe inspiring killer whales.  Go nose-to-bottlenose with friendly dolphins. Get a rare up-close look at the gentle beluga whales, polar bears and more.  Sesame Street of play is a fan favorite with younger children.  Call ahead to arrange one on one interactions or for special events.  

Lego Land
(760) 918-LEGO 
Great for the younger set.  LEGOLAND has more than 50 super rides, shows and attractions.  Set sail on the high seas in a pirate galleon and get ready to use the water cannons as you meet other pirates in Splash Battle.  Be sure to catch the action-packed live shows.

San Diego Junior Theatre

San Diego Civic Theatre
Farmers Markets
*Please phone ahead to confirm dates and times as many Farmers Markets are seasonal.

Carlsbad Village Farmers' Market and Food Fair
(760) 687-6453
Roosevelt St between Grand Ave and 
Wednesday: 1 pm-5 pm
Saturday: 1 pm-5 pm

Chula Vista - Otay Ranch Certified Farmers' Market
(619) 656.1393 ext. 1030
2015 Birch Rd and Eastlake Blvd.  
Tuesdays 4 pm-8 pm (Winter 7 pm)

Ocean Beach Certified Farmers' Market
(619) 279-0032
4900 blck of Newport Between Cable & Bacon
Wednesdays from 4 pm - 7 pm (Jan - March) and 5 pm - 8 pm (April - Dec)

Pacific Beach Certified Farmers' Market
(760) 741-3763
4150 Mission Blvd between Reed & Pacific Beach Blvd 
Saturdays 8 am - Noon

San Diego Third Ave Farmers' Market & Asian Bazaar
(619) 279-0032
Gaslamp Dist 400 block of Third Ave between Island Ave & J St.
Sundays 9 am -1 pm

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Orange County Day Trips

*Please phone ahead to verify prices and hours.
Zoomers Petting Zoo
(714) 973-6847 31791 • Los Rios Street, San Juan Capistrano.
Petting zoo with playground, train, pony rides and more!

Santa Ana Zoo
(714) 647-6575 • 1801 E. Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana
Elephants, monkeys, birds, train rides and seasonal activities make this a fantastic little Southern California Day Trip.

Ocean Institute 
(949) 496-2274 24200 • Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point
Located in Dana Point harbor.  The Ocean Institute offers hands-on marine science, environmental education and maritime history programs for children and adults alike.

The Strand at Dana Point Headlands
(949) 487-2500 33971 • Selva Rd, Dana Point
Located near Dana Point and Salt Creek Beach.  With five parks, totaling over 68 acres, the Strand is surrounded by nature, the Pacific Ocean and the white sands.  The Strand 
Beach makes a perfect family outing with miles of hiking trails and a fun Cliff Railway you can ride down to the beach.

The Great Park of Orange County
(866) 829-3829 • Irvine
The Orange County Great Park is the first great metropolitan park of the 21st Century.  Upon compleation the OC Great Park will encompace over 1300 acres, over twice the size of New Yorks Central Park.  Highlights Include: Balloon Rides, Botanical Gardens, Seasonal Events, Sports and Park Fields.

Dana Point Harbor
Home of the Ocean Institue, restaurants, shops and more!  Check out the parks and kid's beach, they are favorites among OC locals.

Irvine Regional Park Railroad
(714) 973-6835 • 1 Irvine Park Road, Irvine
This is a fun Day Trip for the family.  There's a petting zoo, train ride and other seasonal events.  While there visit the Orange County Zoo.

Orange County Performing Arts Center
Farmers Markets
*Please phone ahead to confirm dates and times as many Farmers Markets are seasonal.

San Juan Capistrano
(858) 272-7054
Yorba Street and Camino Capistrano
Wednesdays from 3 PM - 6 PM

Seal Beach Village Certified Farmers Market
(562) 799-0179
13958 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach
Tuesdays 9 AM - 1 PM. 

Historic Park at the Irvine Ranch
(714) 573-0374
13042 Old Myford Road, Irvine 
Tuesdays 9 AM - 1 PM (rain or shine)

Irvine Center on the corner of Bridge and Campus 
(714) 573-0374 · (across from UCI)
Saturdays 8 AM - Noon (rain or shine)

Laguna Beach
(714) 573-0374
Lumberyard Parking Lot next to the City Hall
Saturdays from 8 a.m. - Noon (rain or shine)

Dana Point Farmers Market
(949) 573-5033
Pacific Coast Hwy & Golden Lantern S 
Saturdays 9 AM - 1 PM

Huntington Beach Pier Plaza Farmers Market
(714) 573-0374
Main Street & Pacific Coast Highway
Fridays 1 PM - 5 PM (rain or shine)

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Los Angeles Day Trips

*Please phone ahead to verify prices and hours.

Universal Studios Hollywood
Share a day with family and friends at the one theme park that's as fun for grown-ups as it is for kids.  Take a tour of some of the most famous movies sets around.  

Griffith Observatory

LA Brea Tar Pits

Kid Space Museum

Olvera Street 

Los Angeles Zoo

Aquarium of the Pacific

The Original Farmers Market

Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

Little Tokyo


Sunset Ranch

Catalina Island

The Queen Mary

The Pantages Theatre

Broadway LA
Farmers Markets
*Please phone ahead to confirm dates and times as many Farmers Markets are seasonal.
Laverne Farmers Market
(909) 592-3002 · D St. and Bonita Ave.  
Thursdays from 5:30pm - 9pm, May - Aug. 
Saturdays 9am - 1pm

San Dimas Certified Farmers Market
(909) 581-4744 · 142 E Bonita Ave
Wednesdays from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM (April - September)

Santa Monica Farmers Market
(310) 458-8712 · Arizona Ave and 3rd St.  
Saturdays from 8:30 - 1:00pm.
Wednesdays from 9am - 2pm.

Santa Monica Sunday Farmers Market
(310) 458-8712 · Ocean Park and Main St.  
Sundays from 9:30am - 1pm.

Melrose Place Certified Farmers Market
(818) 591-8161 · Melrose Place and Croft.  
Sundays from 9am - 2pm.

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Inland Empire Day Trips

*Please phone ahead to verify prices and hours.

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
(760) 346-5694 47900 • Portola Ave, Palm Desert
Take a tour through the deserts of the world.  Desert Animals in their natural habitat.

Raging Waters
(909) 802-2200 • 111 Raging Waters Drive, San Dimas
California's largest water-park, features signature thrill rides for a full day of fun for the entire family.

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Stadium
(909) 481-5000 • 8408 Rochester Ave, Rancho Cucamonga
All the fun of professional baseball without the travel time and traffic of the big leagues.  Click here for schedule and weekly promotions.

Moonridge Animal Park
(909) 584-1299 • 43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake
See Alpine Wildlife in their natural habitat - 180 Animals, representing 85 species.  Educational programs and special events 

Lake Arrowhead Village
(909) 337-3715 • Hwy 189, Lake Arrowhead
Shop and dine in the village, tour the lake on the Arrowhead Queen, ride antique carousel and more.  Free concerts and farmers market in the summer.

Tom’s Farms
(951) 277-4422 23900 • Temescal Canyon Rd Corona
Fun for the whole family.  Fresh Produce Stand, Several on-site Restaurants, Petting Zoo, Train Rides, Petting Zoo, Carasel Ride,  Gourmet Wine Shop and Live Entertainment.

Lewis Family Playhouse
(909) 477-2752 • Located at Victoria Gardens • Rancho Cucamonga.
Theatre for young audiences.  Productions are inspired by contemporary children’s literature and geared for school aged children and family audiences.

Christian Arts & Theatre 
(951) 279-2298 • Corona
Theater and visual arts educational program for students ages 6-18. CAT is committed to building up kids through excellence in the arts as well as modeling for them the highest morals through traditional Biblical values.

Farmers Markets
*Please phone ahead to confirm dates and times as many Farmers Markets are seasonal.

Redlands Market Night & Farmers Market
(909) 798-7548
East State Street, Downtown Redlands
Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. 
Saturday mornings from 7 AM - 10 AM (running from April 10th - Sep 25th).

Palm Springs Market Night
(760) 325-1577
Palm Canyon Drive
Thursday nights from 6 PM PM - 10 PM

Palm Springs Certified Farmers’ Market
(760) 898-5250
2300 E Baristo at Farrell  
Saturday mornings from 8 AM to 12:30 PM.  

Lake Arrowhead Village Farmers Market
(909) 337-2533
Lake Arrowhead Village
Fridays from 5pm to 8 pm.  
Running from May 25 through Aug. 28.

Big Bear Farmers Market
(760) 247-3769
Located in front of the Big Bear Convention Center.
Tuesday mornings from 8:30 AM - 1 PM
Running from the first Tuesday in April to the last Tuesday in October.  

San Bernardino Market Night 
(909) 889-3980 · Perris Hill Park, Valencia and East Highland avenues.  
Tuesdays from 6 PM - 9 PM

Upland’s 2nd Avenue Farmers Market
(909) 949-4499 · 2nd Ave
Thursdays from 6 PM to 9 PM

Colton Market Night 
(909) 825-2222
Fleming Park, corner of La Cadena and “F” Street  
Mondays from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Banning Farmers Market First Street
(951) 849-4695 
First Street from Ramsey to Hayes. 
Saturdays from 8 AM to 2 PM

Riverside Certified Farmers Market 
(760) 244-2772
5261 Arlington Ave
Fridays from 8:30 AM - Noon

Temecula Old Town CFM 
(760) 728-7343
6th St at Old Town Front St
Saturdays 8 AM - Noon

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