Sunday, October 18, 2009

Themed Restaurants

Yes, I know, themed restaurants can be cheesy, but if you go with a group of friends, it can definitely be fun.

Below is a list of some restaurants you may want to check out:

Medieval Times (Buena Park, CA) takes you back to the 11th century where royal families invited guests to watch knights compete on horseback. Tickets for adults are $55.95 plus tax; tickets for children are $37.95 plus tax. Online you can find coupons for $15 off adult admission; $10 off children admissions. There is also a Four Pack promotion where you can get 4 admissions for $120.
For more information, visit:

Pirate Dinner Adventure (Buena Park, CA_. I think the name says at all. Admission for adults is $56.95 plus tax; admission for children is $37.95 plus tax. You can also get an online coupon for $10 off adult admission; $5 off children's admission.
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Long Beach

Today, I figured I'd write about Long Beach since I ran around the city today as part of a half marathon (my first!).

I was surprised to see how much there is to do in the city. I knew about the Queen Mary ( and the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific (, but I didn't know about a lot of other places.

If you enjoy art, Long Beach features both the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA, and the Long Beach Museum of Art ( Additionally, there is the Long Beach Opera ( and the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra (, which you may enjoy.

If the arts aren't your thing, you may like to take a trip on the Rocket Speed Boat ( Trips are available for $15 adults and $10 children (there is a $2 coupon on their website). If you're interested in a party boat, they offer that, too!

Another thing that caught my attention was the Murder Mystery Dinner cruises ( For about $60 you get a 3 course meal and live entertainment.

The Tall Ship American Pride ( definitely stood out from the other boats in the area. You can board this tall ship to take a trip to Catalina, to go whale watching and various other fun excursions depending on the time of the year.

If shopping is your thing, they have that, too! There are many shops and restaurants, including: and At the Pike, you'll even find a ferris wheel!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Los Angeles Crime Tours

Believe it or not, there are a few tour companies in the area that specialize in infamous Los Angeles crime scenes.

Esotouric offers various tours, including one focusing on the Black Dahlia. Tours typically take place on Saturdays, last an average of 3 hours, and cost about $60.

For more information, visit:

Dearly Departed offers The Tragical History Tour which highlights locations of celebrity scandals and death. The tour last about 3.5 hours and costs $40. Tours are available practically every day of the week.

Dearly Departed also offers a Helter Skelter Tour, which is darker that The Tragical History Tour and focuses on the Manson Murders in the area. This tour also lasts about 3.5 hours and costs $50. It takes place one or twice a month.

Last but not least, this month, Dearly Departed will be offering a Hollywood Horror Film Location Tour. This tour lasts 4 hours and costs $50. It will take place on Saturdays and Sundays towards the end of the month.

For more information, visit: