Day 1: Sunday
HUNTINGTON BEACH – LONG BEACH – VENICE BEACH & SANTA MONICA BEACH AND PIER
Today the amazing lifestyle of Southern California awaits, Sun, sea, surf and fun are the theme. We start our experience in Huntington Beach the birth place of modern day surfing, “The Beach Boys”, long boarding and beach volleyball.. Stroll along the beach, see the famous beach volleyball pavilion and, if you are lucky, maybe catch some of the local surfers.
We continue to Long Beach, the proud home of the Queen Mary, one of the world’s most luxurious ships to sail the Atlantic Ocean. With the Long Beach marathon, Grand Prix street racing, Motorsports Walk of Fame and whale watching, it all happens here. Board the Queen Mary for a behind-the-scenes tour and see restored areas that have been under wraps since the final voyage in 1967, including the Isolation Wards and the Machine Rooms. After the Queen Mary we continue to Venice Beach, home to the most colorful promenade in the world. With Muscle Beach in the center, numerous roller skating and bike paths, Venice Beach is featured in numerous movies and television shows. Watch the professionals pump iron at Muscle Beach, enjoy the street performances by the locals and soak up this unique and amazing atmosphere. We end the day at the home of “Baywatch”, Santa Monica Pier. The beach and promenade were featured in films such as “White Men Can’t Jump” and many others. Enjoy Pacific Park, an amusement park on the pier with Pacific Wheel, the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel with panoramic views of the coastline. End the day with a stroll along the Third Street Promenade, one of the only pedestrian streets in Los Angeles, known for dining, shopping and street performers.
• Air conditioned Bus or Van & Professional Tour Guide
• Sightseeing in Huntington, Venice and Santa Monica Beaches
• Entrance to the Queen Mary Museum