Thanksgiving is around the corner and everybody must be preparing to spend the holidays with loved ones. I hope that at least a few of you will be lucky enough to plan a trip to Southern CA. What better way to enjoy the sun in November than a trip to LA? Here are some tips that can make your trip more enjoyable.
Orange County Great Park, Irvine CA.
2010 Staser Fall Scholastic Chess Tournament.
Date: November 20, 2010.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
All chess enthusiasts can participate in the event. Please register before November 19, 6:00 p.m. at the following email address. firstname.lastname@example.org
A major attraction at the Great Park is the Great Park balloon. All flights on the balloon are free and the balloon is operated all year round. The balloon goes up to a height of 400 feet. It can hold 25 to 30 people.
Hours of operation on Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
You can get a breath taking view of the city of Irvine as well as the Great Park during the night which is awesome.
If you want to enjoy a serene but spectacular Saturday, Irvine Spectrum is the place for you. It is an outdoor mall and boasts exquisite dining as well as movie theaters. There is also a Dave & Busters where kids can play interactive games. There is also a bar and the chance to play world class pocket billiards. You can get a D&B fun card which you can use to play games as well as get food. For a great dining experience, spectrum has high end dining restaurants like PF Chang. For people who want fast food, there is a Subway as well as Starbucks. There is a Veggie Grill for vegetarians. For movie lovers, Spectrum has the Edwards 21 cinema. There is also an IMAX theater where you can enjoy 3D movies. There is something for the whole family at Irvine Spectrum. An ice rink is open till February 21, 2011. For pricing, please visit www.SkateSpectrum.com. There is a giant wheel on which people can have loads of fun. There are lot of specialty retailers like Nordstrom, Sun Glass Hut, as well as shoe retailers like Skechers and Cathy Jean shoes.
Go ahead and head out to Southern CA. Irvine is in Orange County and the closest airport is John Wayne. There are a lot of hotels in downtown Irvine like Courtyard Marriott. Three cheers to So Cal!