Side Trips in

Santa Monica State Beach 14 miles to Los Angeles Convention Center The north portion of Santa Monica State Beach includes a broad sandy shore that stretches north from the Santa Monica Pier to Will Rogers State Beach. There are many parking lots, volleyball courts and an extended bike paths for bikers and skaters to enjoy…. Read more »

Solvang 2.1 hours to Los Angeles Convention Center Located in the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County, California, Solvang has an estimated population of 5,000.  Founded in 1911, it is a city founded by a group of Danes who traveled west to establish a Danish colony far away from the midwestern winters…. Read more »

Joshua Tree National Park 2.2 hours from Los Angeles Convention Center Joshua Tree National Park is a U.S. National Park located in southeastern California. Since 1936, it has been a U.S. National Monument.  Joshua trees dominate the vast open spaces of the park for  790,636 acres. Besides the Joshua tree forests, some of… Read more »

Hearst Castle 3.5 hours to Los Angeles Convention Center A National Historic Landmark and California Historical Landmark mansion, Hearst Castle is located on the central coast of California. It became a California State Park in 1954 and it opened its doors to the public in 1958. Since that time, it has… Read more »

Mission San Juan Capistrano 55 miles to Los Angeles Convention Center The ruins of Mission San Juan Capistrano are located in San Juan Capistrano in Southern California. Its history has been handed down through tales from its previous residents and present visitors. It is a place for inspiration, a place of cultural, historical and… Read more »