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Situated in Anaheim is the legendary theme park, called Disneyland. This 160-acre Walt Disney theme park may be built in honor of Disney characters and epic fairy tales, but during holidays, such as Christmas time, it offers special presentations, such as the “A Christmas Fantasy” parade as well as a spectacular display of fireworks every night. See how it is to make a trip to the happiest place (on earth?) in this video shared to us by Ahwahnee Films’ Aaron Mendez.
 
 

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The Historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco

 

The exquisite Castro Theatre is recognized for its classic movie screenings and the pre-show playing of its Wurlitzer organ. Doesn’t matter which night of the week you wish to drop by as it features various movies every night, sometimes showing a maximum of two films. If you’re into bargain dramas and musical performances, then you’ll want to drop by during the holidays and on Sundays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Get more info on this San Francisco venue, and opt to have a relaxing night by watching the classics at the Castro Theatre. Here’s a review excerpt about it as published on the renowned travel site, Fodor’s:
 

Here's a classic way to join in the Castro community: grab some popcorn and catch a flick at this gorgeous, 1,500-seat art-deco theater; opened in 1922, it's the grandest of San Francisco's few remaining movie palaces… Before many shows the theater's pipe organ rises from the orchestra pit and an organist plays pop and movie tunes, usually ending with the Jeanette McDonald standard "San Francisco" (go ahead, sing along). The crowd can be enthusiastic and vocal, talking back to the screen as loudly as it talks to them. Classics such as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? take on a whole new life, with the assembled beating the actors to the punch and fashioning even snappier comebacks for Elizabeth Taylor.
 

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Berkeley, San Francisco

 

Travelers to Berkeley may notice how this thriving metro has successfully created unique environs of contemporary chic shopping areas, a conspicuous trace of a free spirit counter-culture and private localities in Berkeley Hills.

Nonetheless, if you’re really into discovering more of the bustling city life in this part of San Francisco Bay, including the top streets and areas to drop by, then you’ll have to continue reading on to get more info on the top three shopping districts in Berkeley.

1. Telegraph Avenue

If you’re looking for an eclectic mix of metropolitan life in Berkeley, then a trip to Telegraph Avenue is just what you need. From restos featuring international culinary adventures to remarkable structures and a wide selection of shopping choices, such as modern boutiques, books stores, hair salons, music stores, hat shops, street vendors, shoe and smoke stores, body art lounges and vintage shops, this avenue is certainly a must-visit for just about every traveler!

2. Fourth Street

For a more upscale street that offers first-rate dining opportunities as well as great shopping choices that primarily promise shoppers with the best of quality and product styles, a leisure walk along Fourth Street is highly recommended. Enjoy the clever incorporation of sycamore streets on the entirety of this avenue, and don’t hesitate to enjoy a world-class meal in one of its many restos or get yourself or your loved ones souvenirs from the many shops that line the Fourth Street.

3. Solano Avenue

Lastly, a quick trip to Albany may bring you to Berkeley’s Solano Avenue, where you can find a distinctly special abundance of diversity. From contemporary boutiques, family-run stores and an unbelievable collection of cafes and restos that boast of one of the cities freshest and tastiest fares, a day on this street will surely get you all dizzy from hopping from one establishment to another!

On the whole, Forth Street and Telegraph and Solano Avenues are the top three shopping districts in Berkeley!
 

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Monterey Bay, California

 

Sandwiched by California’s geographically-diverse Bay Area and jagged Central Coast, Monterey Bay is full of kid-friendly tourist spots and travel attractions that also serve as a magnet for history enthusiasts.

So read on to learn more on how to spend your day on Monterey Bay.

* Nature-Tripping

Beginning a road trip from the Pacific Grove, you could witness the picturesque route of Monterey Peninsula’s 17-Mile Drive as you drive along the Pacific Ocean coast and end in the wonderful seaside community of Pebble Beach. In here, you could either play golf or take a photo in front of the Lone Cypress, an iconic area of a single tree dangerously roosting at the edge of the road.

You could also sail to the rocky islands off Monterey Bay, and visit the Bird Rock, where you could watch a wide array of wildlife like sea lions and pelicans. Meanwhile, you could stop by the Asilomar State Beach, which is found on the coasts of the Pacific Grove, and walk along the walking trail of the beach. During your stroll, you could witness many coves, coastal bluffs, sand dunes, tide pools, a native plant greenhouse and the Del Monte Forest.

* Educational Tours

Moreover, you could let your kids learn more and at the same time have fun at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which is found on Cannery Row. See your kids enjoy their time as they lay their eyes on three stories of tanks that contain a wide variety of marine wildlife, such as leopard sharks, jellyfish and turtles.

Lastly, you and your family could come around Salinas, where you’ll find the National Steinbeck Center. In here, you’ll spot the works of famous authors, Salinas and John Steinbeck, including pertinent historical and cultural pieces of information.

Overall, you could definitely enjoy a trip to Monterey Bay with these top two activities!
 

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The Largest Tree in the World is Found at the Sequoia National Park

 

 

The Sequoia National Park takes pride in a wealth of sceneries, from woods to mountain ranges, and while travelers are always expected to camp at the park if they plan to stay for the night, there are actually other types of accommodations in and around this US national park.
 
Read on to learn more on where to sleep at the Sequoia National Park.
 
1. Lodges
 
While there are several lodges on the road from Grants Grove to Cedar Grove, the most popular is the Wuksachi Lodge near the Lodgepole Visitor Center. It is just several minutes away from great park attractions like the Crescent Meadow and Giant Forest Grove of Big Trees. More than a hundred guest rooms are offered by Wuksachi, and all of them have private bathrooms. Aside from this, you could dine in their restaurant, hang out at their cocktail lounge, shop at their ski and retail store as well as hold events at a special facility. 
 
2. Motels and Resorts
 
Motels are generally found on Route 198, particularly in Three Rivers, while a resort can be found right in the Sequoia National Forest. Coming from Grant Grove and Kings Canyon National Park, you’ll find the Montecito Sequoia Lodge, which present 36 comfortable rooms that boast of private bathrooms, two bunk beds as well as a queen-sized bed. In addition to this, you could opt for cabins (with shared bathrooms) that could house a maximum of eight people.
 
Overall, you could definitely enjoy a comfy stay at a cozy accommodation when visiting Sequoia National Park.
 

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