S: California: LA & San Diego. February 24-28, 2011
BC: CALIFORNIA: LA & San Diego Created by: Erica Kirkland
FC: California: Los Angeles & SanDiego | Feb 24-28, 2011
1: Shuttle Discovery takes off on its final flight February 24, 2011|By the CNN Wire Staff The Space Shuttle Discovery launched late Thursday afternoon from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, marking the start of its 39th and final flight. "This was a pretty successful day," said Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA's associate administrator for space operations. "It was just an amazing event." The six-member crew will deliver a storage module, a science rig and spare parts to the international space station during its 11-day mission.
2: Legendary Las Brisas overlooking the Pacific and the Beautiful Laguna Beach coastline has been a Southern California landmark since its inception in 1938 as the Victor Hugo Inn. Converted to Las Brisas in 1979, it has become a magnet for visitors from all over the world. Savor the delicious fresh seafood, beef and chicken entrees, and world-class service while you enjoy the panoramic view of the Pacific. Join us for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch and Cocktails. We at Las Brisas take pleasure in presenting the authentic cuisine of the Mexican Riviera for your dining pleasure. The menu represents a collection of recipes discovered along the 3,000 miles of Mexico’s west coast. Long overdue for introduction into the U.S., this school of cooking is inspired by the abundant seafood of the region and by international tastes of sun worshipers who have made it one of the world’s favorite playgrounds for more than half a century. Our Dinner: Ceviche de Robalo Wild seabass marinated in tangy lime-orange juice with mango, tomatoes, chiles, onions and cilantro. La Asada All Natural Certified Angus New York steak, butterflied and grilled, with a chicken enchilada, beans with cotija cheese and guacamole. Camarones Tampiqueños Wild Mexican prawns sautéed in spicy Chardonnay-garlic sauce, shiitake mushrooms, vegetables and Mexican-style rice. Berry Tostada Fresh berries in an almond Florentine shell with vanilla ice cream and fruit liqueur. | http://www.lasbrisaslagunabeach.com/ | 361 Cliff Drive Laguna Beach, CA 92651 949.497.5434
4: History of the Academy Awards The Oscars have come a long way since the first ceremony at a private hotel banquet in 1929 when just 270 people attended, guests had to pay $5 and the winners were known ahead of time.
5: STARLINE TOURS is the oldest and largest sightseeing tour company in Los Angeles, California, offering Hollywood Tours, Los Angeles Tours and celebrity tours of homes.
9: The world-famous Santa Monica Pier offers a variety of entertainment and shopping including Pacific Park amusement park; Heal The Bay Aquarium; a historic 1922 Carousel plus specialty shops/carts, eateries, an old-fashioned soda fountain, and full-service restaurants.
10: After hours of sight-seeing in Los Angeles, we stopped in Venice, CA for some appetizers and drinks at a Chaya Venice.. This lively and chic restaurant offers something for everyone from its international seafood dishes and a full sushi bar to great steaks and chicken along with a full service bar. Our picks (Happy Hour Bar Menu): Slingchee Martini/Imported Beer Baked Goat Cheese Marinara Spicy Tuna Roll | Chaya Venice 110 Navy Street Venice, CA 90291 310-396-1179
11: Ohshima Japanese Cuisine 1956 North Tustin Street, Orange, CA 92865 (714) 998-0098 | After sitting in LA traffic for 2 hours, we decided to stay put in Anaheim and find a great sushi restaurant... a gem, we found! This place, by far, is now a favorite sushi restaurant. Omakase, (where the sushi chef chooses what he gives you) was always fresh. They have an extensive selection of sake and other very different side dishes you can order on the side. The place is a hole-in-the-wall and seating is limited, so be warned if you are wanting to take a sizable group. It's more of an intimate affair considering the small area and dimmed lighting. from the food to the chefs. This is an authentic sushi house and an experience that will leave you pleased through and through.You have to think outside the box and try some of their dishes!!!
12: On our way to San Diego...
15: The Gaslamp Quarter has successfully transformed into a premier shopping, dining and entertainment district. With over 200 restaurants, bars, nightclubs and lounges, and countless boutiques, art galleries and shops to peruse, the Gaslamp has established itself both as the playground of hip, eclectic San Diegans and as an elite urban destination. | With its great weather, miles of sandy beaches, and major attractions, San Diego is known worldwide as one of the best tourist destinations. San Diego
16: 729 4th Ave (between F St & G St) San Diego, CA 92101 | Our first night in San Diego, we ventured out into the Gaslamp night life. We walked around making note of fun bars to check out and most importantly, good restarants... We stumbled across Monsoon, Fine Cuisine of India. What we ordered: GARLIC NAAN Topped with fresh garlic and cilantro BASMATI RICE Long grain steamed basmati rice MURGH TIKKA MASALA Pieces of chicken tikka cooked with exotic spices and herbs with fresh cream. MURGH TANDOORI (Tandoori Chicken) Chicken quarters marinated in a yogurt sauce with fresh ginger, Garlic and spices. SEEKH KABAB Skewers of minced lamb combined with onions, bell peppers, Fresh herbs & spices. VEGETABLE MASALA A delicious blend of garden vegetables cooked with fresh garlic, ginger, green chilies and fennel seeds. MANGO MOUSSE A creamy orange confection served with fresh fruit
17: San Diego/Gaslamp
18: Cabrillo Climbing out of his boat and onto shore in 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo stepped into history as the first European to set foot on what is now the West Coast of the United States. In addition to telling the story of 16th century exploration, the park is home to a wealth of cultural and natural resources.
23: Fort Rosencrantz National Cemetery & More Cabrillo
26: In 1989, Ivor Shier and Deann Shier took their passion for all things helicopters and created what would become the premiere helicopter service provider in Southern California. Corporate Helicopters of San Diego 3753 John J Montgomery Drive, Ste 2 San Diego, California 92123
27: Sea World of San Diego | PETCO Park, Home of the Padres | Qualcomm Stadium, Home of the Chargers | UC San Diego Campus, The Snake Path, La Jolla | Del Mar Race Track | Torrey Pines Golf Course
28: The Wahoo's story begins in 1988, when the three Wahoo's brothers, Wing, Ed and Mingo, combined their love of surf and food to create a restaurant with an eclectic Mexican/Brazilian/Asian menu and a Hawaiian north-shore vibe.
29: Nobu San Diego, launched in November 2007, is yet another canvas for Chef Nobu Matsuhisa to display his legendary dishes, such as Black Cod with Miso and Yellowtail Jalapeno (pictured left). 207 Fifth Avenue +1.619.814.4124