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Woman next to a sign Welcome to the Celebrity Solstice Cruise

Sailing on the Celebrity Solstice: The BEST way to see the Pacific Coast!

Ready to set sail on an adventure down the Pacific coast? Look no further than Celebrity Solstice! This modern cruise ship features unrivaled vistas, plenty of activities to keep you entertained, and...

 

REVIEW: Animal Farm, George Orwell's Classic Beast Fable Reimagined With Song

Despite the 111-degree temperatures in Pasadena this weekend, the show must go on, and we're glad we braved the heat! The recently opened Animal Farm -the inaugural production of A Noise Within's...

 
Sign for hotel with long driveway leading to bungalows.

Secluded Rainforest Hideaway Near An Active Volcano Offers The Perfect Escape

If you're not an adventurer at heart, then it's hard to imagine spending any amount of time near the most active volcano in the world, let alone sleeping near one. However, if you love nature and are...

 
 By Chanin Victor    Events   
A grassy field with people on it in fromt of a stage at Campland On The Bay

Labor Day Weekend at Campland On The Bay is Summertime Fun!

Campland On The Bay in Mission Bay will be full of family-friendly, pet-friendly activities and live entertainment all Labor Day Weekend, Friday, September 2 to Monday, September 5, for resort...

 
Girl on bike eating ice cream at the beach with a Campland sign.

Experience Year-Round Family RV Camping at Campland on the Bay in Southern California

Wondering where you can take the family for the best RV camping in Southern California? Campland on the Bay exudes summer and a recreational vehicle lifestyle offers something for everyone. Located...

 
a couple with dog standing in front of resort

Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa: A Perfect Parents-Only Getaway in California

My husband and I decided to head up to the super sexy Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa for some much-needed re-connecting and intimacy, the kind you don't have time for when your kids are around....

 
A giant blue floatable plastic whale on a beach with kids playing.

Ten Reasons to Visit The Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort This Summer

Are you looking to kick off your summer with awesome adventures and some "cooling-off" activities? The Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina is the best place to have a splashin' good time...

 

Exploring Avalon and Catalina Island. Kayak, Snorkel, Scuba, SUP, Zipline, Rock climb, Sit on a Chaise and Drink a Cocktail.

If you've never been, it's one of California's gems, an unkept secret among A-listers, vacationers, and those who live for adventure and the outdoors. It's reminiscent of the Italian Riviera, with...

 

The Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa Perfect For A Memorable Coastal Getaway

Suppose you're searching for sunsets, ocean breezes, and spectacular views and want to escape to luxury. In that case, The Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa is the perfect hotel for a memorable coastal...

 

We've got SIPS for an amazing weekend getaway in Temecula Wine Country

In the heart of Temecula Valley Wine Country and surrounded by 63 acres of beautifully tended vines, you'll find family-owned South Coast Winery Resort and Spa. Bask in an idyllic setting and...

 

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Elevate The Gift Giving With Experience Gifts

HAVE YOU DONE YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING YET? The Santa Monica Observer would like to share with you the 2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Elevate The Gift Giving With Experience Gifts from our friends over at...

 
 By Chanin Victor    Events   

Santa Monica Holiday Events: Winterlit Holiday Lights and Festivities Transform Downtown Santa Monica

Calendar Events "Self-Care Saturdays" Continue on the Third Street Promenade Through December 2021. Free workouts every Saturday morning plus a pop-up market featuring local artisan vendors and...

 
 By Chanin Victor    Events   

Holiday Events Include Cirque du Soleil, 'La Virgen de Guadalupe, Dios Inantzin', Pacific Chorale Theater

Cirque du Soleil, Microsoft Theater Announce Five Year Partnership to Host its Blockbuster Touring Production Starting Spring of 2022 OVO – A buzzing spectacular, opens on March 16, 2022 for an...

 

Jonah's Kitchen: New Santa Monica Restaurant Open For Lunch + Dinner

Have you ever walked by a restaurant and the sweet scents emanating from within were so intoxicatingly delicious that you felt like you had to have whatever they were cooking right then? In this insta...

 

PS1 Pluralistic School Celebrates 50 Years of Pluralism, Celebrating the Many, Building ONE!

Alumnus Farid Adibi credits his early education at PS1 Pluralistic School for his academic and professional ambitions, his leadership skills, and the formation of his media company...

 

A Favorite Hidden Gem with Angelenos: One of the Most Quintessentially California Places to Visit

A favorite hidden gem with Angelenos and one of the most quintessentially California places to visit, live or go to college. Claremont, California is the ultimate overnight or weekend getaway for an...

 

The Paia Inn: Chic, Boutique, Beach Hotel, in Hip Maui Surf Town

The Paia Inn, a chic, boutique, beach hotel, is located in one of the hippest surf towns on Maui. This private oasis with North shore vibes will appeal to every traveler who wants to live like a local...

 
 By Chanin Victor    Events   

Local Events Include Santa Monica's 'Secret Story tour' Digital Interactive Experience at the Santa Monica Pier

Heading into the last official weekend of summer and getting ready for fall y'all! There are so many fun options for things to do this weekend: LOCAL EVENTS in and around Santa Monica: Santa Monica's...

 
 By Chanin Victor    Events   

Santa Monica's 'Secret Story Tour' Digital Interactive Experience Beneath the Santa Monica Pier

August 10-20 events include: 1) Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Now through August 28, The Wallis is celebrating the return of in-person audiences, The Wallis maintains a firm...

 
View of Quail Lodge & Golf Club Resort in Carmel California.

The Quail Lodge and Golf Club: Carmel, California

Experience quintessential California living at this destination resort where rest and recreation go hand in hand! The Quail Lodge and Golf Club is a beautiful, luxury hotel in Carmel, California...

 
View of The Vespera Resort and of the boardwalk and Pacific Ocean

The Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach: Experience Lux Beach Living on Your Next Family Vacation

The Central California Coast along the Pacific Ocean is a favorite for family road trips year after year. Need some beach therapy? One stop you definitely MUST include on your itinerary for your next...

 
 By Chanin Victor    Events   

Stream Forest Lawn's Memorial Day 2021 Remembrance Via Facebook Live

Forest Lawn will mark its 106th Memorial Day remembrance with a virtual event available via Facebook LIVE. On Monday, May 31, 2021 at 10AM, the celebration will honor the sacrifices and strength of th...

 
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa entrance with circular drive

The Renaissance Esmeralda, One of the Best Travel Destinations in California

Whether you're looking for a romantic vacation place or a family getaway idea, The Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa at Indian Wells is one of the best travel destinations in Southern California....

 

Sing for Hope Pianos Coming to Los Angeles

Nonprofit Sing for Hope partners with City of Beverly Hills and Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts to bring artist-designed Sing for Hope Pianos to parks and public spaces - Open call...

 
Carlsbad

The Ultimate Guide to Carlsbad, CA: The Best Places to Stay and Awesome Things To Do

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a trip for the whole family, Carlsbad is a beautiful place to get away and relax. Located in North County San Diego and less than a two-hour drive...

 

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