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Old 10-09-2017, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default CA sidetrips -adult children ( is that an oxymoron?!)

We will be in DL in May... any suggested side trips for an active family of four... 2 kids ages 21 and 23.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:34 AM   #2
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We did the Warner Brothers tour in Burbank and we all really liked it. My kids were just a bit younger than yours but they enjoyed seeing the Friends set, Gilmore Girls, and we got to see currently used sets for Big Bang Theory and Ellen. We had a lot of fun.

How about a trip to the coast as well? We went to Santa Monica Pier which was touristy but we still enjoyed it. Every place else we visited in CA was a long drive from DL.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:52 AM   #3
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If you like the beach, try Crystal Cove State Park. They have hiking, tide pools, a couple places to eat and a historic area with beach cottages that were built a long time ago. The Beachcomber is a restaurant/bar on the sand. There is also a hamburger/Shake shop on top of the cliff. Usually there are nice sunsets, but May tends to be very overcast.

If your kids are more interested in thrill rides, Knott's Berry Farm is pretty close to Disneyland.

You could take the train south and get out at lots of different beach towns or ride all the way to San Diego. It's a very scenic ride.
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:38 AM   #4
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We did a bus sightseeing tour. Get off/on, it was pretty cool. We didn't have much time (days wise) so that's the best we could do to see everything.

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Old 03-13-2018, 02:53 PM   #5
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You don't say if you have transportation or not but if you do and like museums I would suggest the Getty just north of Santa Monica or the Getty Villa in Malibu. Going more of the active direction you could take surfing lessons at several of the SoCal beaches.

If you don't have transportation the train station is just a few miles from DLR and I believe there are shuttles from DLR to the station. We have a Amtrak run called the Surfliner which travels from San Diego (Old Town, Museums, Sea World or the SD ZOO) to San Luis Obispo (Santa Barbara for the pier, beaches, wine tasting)

There is plenty to do out here and May is a great time to visit, you do have to be ready for any weather cold and foggy to hot and sunny (Ok, cold for us in May is mid 50's). If you let us know what your interests are we could try and point you in the right direction.
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