Catalina Island Offers ‘Best Of Winter’ Packages

January 10, 2022

Catalina Island has been a welcome respite as travelers seek a getaway with outdoor activities and open spaces. Now through March 25, 2022, Catalina Express and hotel partners offer combination boat and accommodations packages at 10 hotels in Avalon as part of its popular annual “Best of Winter” offering. With activities galore to experience from Eco tours into Catalina’s interior, undersea adventures in a semi-submersible submarine, to kayaking, parasailing, hiking, and enjoying the myriad shops and boutiques, many with locally made products, there’s no reason not to stay a night or two in Avalon. With events such as the family-friendly Kite Festival on February…

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Lido House Debuts New Holiday Cottages

November 24, 2021

'Tis the season at Lido House in Newport Beach, as they are spreading holiday cheer this winter by transforming two of its residential-style Cottages into festive getaways (with a SoCal twist) for families and groups to enjoy. These transformed cottages just debuted and travelers can now experience a sprinkle of the holidays at this coastal getaway all season long. Curated by Newport Beach designers Grace Blu & Blackband Design, the Balboa and Collin’s Cottages decked out each three-story, 1,500+ sq. ft. space with festive holiday decor -- from traditional-style stockings and classic children's books to modern ornaments, white tinsel trees, and hot cocoa-making kits. These seasonal cottages are the perfect gathering place for families and friends to reconnect during the winter season as each cottage features…

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A Festive Fall at Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano

October 03, 2021

Now that fall has arrived, and cooler weather graces the charming inland town of San Juan Capistrano, Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano has plenty planned to welcome the season ahead: Trick or Treat SJC: Stop by El Café Real on October 31 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. as little ones pick up candy and adults opt for lite bites or a tapas menu complete with short rib sliders, mac and cheese croquettes, special la Colombe craft drink specials, and more. Catch a free festive movie in the courtyard and spooky decorations amidst the olive grove. No reservations are required. First come first serve.Day of…

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First Radisson Blu Hotel Opens On The West Coast

August 25, 2021

Radisson Blu Anaheim makes its debut as the first-ever Radisson Blu hotel on the West Coast. In 2009, Radisson Hotel Group launched the upper-upscale Radisson Blu brand, which offers meaningful experiences, stylish spaces, and thoughtful details throughout. The Anaheim hotel’s location is ideally situated just four blocks away from Disneyland and minutes from the Honda Center and Angel Stadium, offering guests ample options for dining, entertainment, sporting events, and more. The 326-room hotel delivers a one-of-a-kind experience with three new distinct food and beverage offerings, two outdoor heated pools - one being an adults-only, a stunning 12th story rooftop, and thoughtful art elements throughout. The…

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Catalina Island Museum’s Summer Cultural Programming

August 05, 2021

Catalina Island Museum welcomes visitors this summer with a variety of programs and culturally enriching activities. Experience the island through the eyes of some of its longest residents with the Catalina Story Project Films. Join Kevin Jones, curator of the FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, for a special presentation on Friday, August 13 titled adDRESSING Titanic: Appearance & Identity in 1912. Examining the global cross-section of the late Edwardian Era represented in the RMS Titanic’s diverse passenger population, Jones delves into the unique identities of the ship’s travelers. From first-class to steerage and crew, this presentation discusses…

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