So Aunt Nelly and Uncle Bud have come to stay for the holidays and they’re itching to explore Southern California and you’re burning to get them off your couch for a bit? Check out this handy guide of the best things to do with out of town guests in So Cal.
Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
There isn’t a better way to walk off that holiday meal than walking around the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens grounds on a beautiful Southern California day. You can even reserve a tea room to really delight your out of town guests.
Hollywood and Highland Center
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Let your guests soak in some real Californian culture at the Hollywood and Highland Center where they’ll see a fun mix of the most interesting people. Shop, dine, see the infamous walk of stars, even take in a movie at the gorgeous El Capitan theater. But before you leave, make sure you go to the higher levels of the shopping center in the center of the bridge to see a clear, unobstructed view of the Hollywood sign.
Laguna Beach Visitors Center
381 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, California 92651
Laguna Beach is gorgeous during the day in the sun or at night under the stars. Walk the streets with your family and relax in the laid back, beach eclectic culture. Soak in the sun on the sand, dine at the finest restaurants available and shop to your heart’s content.
Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier, Suite A
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Take your guests to the iconic Santa Monica Pier to ride the historic carousel atop the pier, purchase some salt water taffy and really soak in some Southern California sun. Fantastic, eclectic shopping is just around the corner on the 3rd Street Promenade too.
Temecula Wine Country
34567 Ranch California Road
Temecula, CA 92593
There isn’t anything much more beautiful than the heart of wine country in Temecula. With hundreds of award-winning wineries to choose from (like South Coast), soft green rolling hills, activities such as hot air ballooning, horseback riding and wine tours there’s something here for everyone in the family to enjoy.