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Best things to do in Southern California

Theme Park
“Disneyland, is the first of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, opened on July 17, 1955. It is the only theme park designed and built to completion under the direct supervision of Walt Disney.”
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Observatory
“The Griffith Observatory is a facility in Los Angeles, California, sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles' Griffith Park. It commands a view of the Los Angeles Basin, including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. The observatory is a popular tourist attraction with a close view of the Hollywood Sign and an extensive array of space and science-related displays. Admission has been free since the observatory's opening in 1935, in accordance with the will of Griffith J. Griffith, the benefactor after whom the observatory is named. ”
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Theme Park
“After going to the theme park, you can dine and shop at Universal City Walk.”
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Art Museum
“Tour the latest exhibits. Free jazz show and picnic on the grass every Friday. Food trucks Mon-Fri parked in front of Chris Burden's outdoor installation Urban Light. ”
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Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“All of the museums are here and are FREE every Tuesday. Beautiful arboretums and great trails. Balloon artists, great Street entertainment.”
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Zoo
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“The "worlds famous" San Diego Zoo! Take the kids, take the wife, and have a good time!”
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Shopping Mall
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“This is a pretty cool spot- I have to say, it's one of my favorite spots to shop and eat and see movies. Just unique and charming. Also right next to Farmers Market, which is nothing like a real Farmers Market- it's all shops and places to eat. But is a cool old part of LA history.”
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Park
“Just two blocks from Hollywood Boulevard, Runyon Canyon Park is an often overlooked urban park that offers some great views. Atop the canyon, you can glimpse views of the San Fernando Valley and the Pacific Ocean, as well as the Hollywood Sign and Giffith Observatory. The park also boasts several hiking trails and is a popular spot for celebrities to exercise. Travelers say that the canyon is reminiscent of Old Hollywood with several old mansions and estates scattered throughout the park – keep your eyes peeled as you follow the trail. ”
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General Entertainment
“Free! Just pay for parking. Majestic hilltop buildings, the art is Ok, the traveling collections can be great, but the real attraction is the space and gardens themselves. Must not miss!”
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Art Museum
“The Broad has beautiful contemporary art ... and a really neat mirror room. You must try it!”
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Recreation Center
“This bustling wooden wharf is the place to be, with its eateries, shops, high-tech arcade, roller coaster, giant Ferris wheel and other rides, famous 1922 indoor merry-go-round and fantastic views of the bay and the mountains. This place is legendary , even in our so called winter this place is busy with people and musicians everywhere. There are beach tours, bike rentals, and electric scooters for cruising (lime and bird). Download the apps.”
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Zoo
“Wait, what? San Diego has another zoo? Yes! San Diego Zoo Safari Park, a.k.a. Wild Animal Park, will give you a different view of the animals in a more natural space!”
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Shopping Plaza
“Outdoor shopping scene. It has everything. A nice walk, crowded on the weekends.”
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Office
“Adrenaline rush lovers, you need to understand that the worst ride at Six Flags is better than the best one at Disneyland”
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Theme Park
“The park features 40 rides including roller coasters, family rides, dark rides and water rides.”
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Music Venue
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“Try to attend a concert here during the summer. Its sound quality and acoustics are amazing from the box seats all the way up to the “nose-bleed” sections!”
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