SoCal Travel

Disney’s El Capitan Theatre. Parking at 1755 N Highland Ave, Hollywood.

Bowers Museum, Santa Ana.

The J. Paul Getty Museum has two locations: Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles; and Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades.

The Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino (near Pasadena); library, art collections, and botanical gardens.

Japanese American National Museum, Little Tokyo.

The Cheech, Riverside Art Museum (RAM), Chicano Art and Culture, 3581 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA, 92501, on the corner of Mission Inn Ave. and Orange St.

California Science Center.

Garment District.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Wilshire and Fairfax, Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Conservancy walking tours, in-person, self-guided, and virtual.

Banana Republic Factory Store at Outlets at Orange. Also at Brea Mall.

California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles.

Wi Spa.

Disneyland tips from Trip Advisor.


Santa Monica Farmers Markets. Downtown, Wednesdays and Saturdays 8am to 1pm, 155 Arizona Ave. Main Street, Sundays, 8:30am to 1:30pm, 2640 Main St. Pico, Saturdays, 8am to 1pm, 2233 Pico Blvd.

Music and Dance

  • First Sundays, Soulful of Noise, 2 to 6pm.
  • Atomic Ballroom, Irvine. WCS social Thursday nights, Fusion lesson 9:15 to 10pm and social 10 to 11:55pm on Friday nights. Quad lessons Saturday late afternoon.
  • The Fifth, Anaheim.
  • Cicada Restaurant and Lounge, Los Angeles, swanky dining and dancing to live music on selected evenings in an historic 1928 Art Deco building.


Beacon House Thrift Shop, 3220 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, 310-514-4940. Also San Pedro location, and can call for pick up.

Plato’s Closet, 15216 Goldenwest, Westminster, 714-622-4138.

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