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Hiking the back canyons of “Awesometown” or visiting the Lombardi Ranch you expect to hear the sounds of nature: A hawk’s lonely cry from above, the sound of the wind through the chaparral or the neigh of a distance horse. But what about the hoot and holler of gibbons? In the quiet entrance of Bouquet […]

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Located just outside of Los Angeles, in Simi Valley, is the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.  The largest of the thirteen presidential libraries, its opening in 1991 brought the five living presidents together. The library features rotating exhibits, which rotate several times a year. It also houses the retired Air Force One the Reagan (used during […]

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Most families head to the Los Angeles area for a weekend getaway at Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Universal Studios or Magic Mountain. But does family fun have to come at such a cost? Of course not, Los Angeles is filled with great budget-friendly family adventures. Skip the amusement parks, here are five relatively inexpensive opportunities […]

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Perched above Los Angeles in Griffith Park with sweeping views from downtown, the westside to the heavens above, is the Griffith Observatory. Built in the early 1930s on part of the 3,000+ acres park given to the City of Los Angeles by Colonel Griffith J. Griffith, the observatory was built with funds from the Griffith […]

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Smack dab in the middle of the second largest city in the U.S. lays the secret to Chumash Native Americans boat building empire, Tar or brea- in Spanish. Formed tens of thousands of years ago, the tar pits have been bringing people to its shores for years. Some have even become a permanent guest. The […]

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