things-to-do-near-death-valley
If you ever come to Southern California, you have to visit Death Valley and its surroundings. You can do a lot of great things there. Southern California offers a bonanza of fun rolled into one, including breathtaking scenery and an amazing whale watching experience. Your entire family will have a great time in the sunshine.

Hollywood Boulevard is host to many landmarks, including the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Kodak Theater, eateries and many shops are located in the Hollywood and Highland entertainment complex. A lot of people will visit just hoping they'll run into a celebrity. Crowded streets and tourists are certainly the norm.

Whale watching is excellent in Death Valley all year round. You can enjoy watching the whales and dolphins for two and a half hours when you're taking the tour boats. The boats are quite safe, and designed to enable the visitors to get close and personal with the dolphins and whales.

Bring the kids, family and friends to get up close with five species of dolphins and whales. This tour is very educational and exciting for the whole family, especially kids. Whale watching can build memories that families will treasure for years to come. Whale watching is a necessity when you visit California.

Catalina Island is host to a Mediterranean climate and has visits all year. During the summer is the best time to visit because of the warmest weather. Due to the cold winters, few tourists are seen but you could take advantage of cheap prices. All the hotels, shops, and even eateries stay open all year though.

Universal Studies serves as a theme park and movie studio. There're new attractions and fun theme parks, and the rides are based on their film holdings. The light of the tour is certainly the King Kong 3D. The best time to go on a tour is during the week.

Not all of California's legendary beaches look as they do on television. The Beach Boys are not quite truthful when singing about California sunshine. More often there is actually overcast, especially at the beaches. You'll want to use liberal amounts of sunscreen, even when it's overcast, because UV light goes right through clouds.

You can get near the whales and dolphins, along with other sear creatures with Davey’s Locker whale watching tour. This tour boat isn't crowded. Every dolphin watching tour and whale watching leaves Death Valley daily.

Sea World San Diego is a medium-sized park full of things like rides, animals, exhibits and shows. This is a great place to bring the family. Thrill rides must be found somewhere else. The animal performances could be a bit predictable and there aren't many thrills, but it's still a good time.

Big Bear is Southern California's greatest place to kick off your summer. Outdoor activities are all around the park, like water sports and boating. It's an affordable destination that is perfect for families and has many activities during spring and summer. Don't forget this: Big Bear is less than two hours from Death Valley.

The San Diego Zoo has always added more animal areas, and some of them include the Polar Rim and Panda Canyon. If you look closely, you'll see that the zoo also serves as a botanical garden, with more than 6, 500 plant species. You'll find garden guides at the entrance. The zoo has many programs, however they change seasonally.

One of the oldest piers in California is really the Santa Monica pier. You'll find it to be a great vantage point to see Santa Monica Bay. The entire coast from Malibu to Palos Verdes Peninsula is seen on a clear day, same with the Catalina Island. The pier is completely free.

The Disneyland Resort is world-famous and has many various theme parks. Shops, eateries, and hotels can all be found here. This family friendly thee park will offer more than 85 fun attraction, like the Matterhorn Bobsleds and Space Mountain. Go to Disneyland at least once.

The Hollywood Bowl, the big, outdoor music venue, serves as the summer home of the famous Philharmonic orchestra. A number of musical acts are offered here. Located on a hillside, the Bowl is a great place for picnicking, throughout the grounds and inside the venue. Enjoy a family picnic before or even during the performance.

Whale watch is a fun thing to do near Death Valley and its visitors enjoy not just whales but dolphins and the beautiful scenery that Los Angeles Whale Watching Cruise and Whale Watch Long Beach in Newport Beach sightings takes place on board our cruises.