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For the first time in forever – and for a limited time – the live “Frozen” experiences will be available in the Hollywood Land area of Disney California Adventure Park.

News, Travel, Santa Monica

"Frozen Fun" A Cool Blast Of Excitement At Disney California Adventure Park

Posted Apr. 9, 2015, 10:15 am

A new “Frozen Fun” experience has been making visits to Disney California Adventure Park extra special for guests since the attraction opened in January.

Mirror Editor-At-Large Beverly Cohn has been named Visit Temecula Valley's recipient of its PR Professional of the Year award.

News, Awards, Travel, Santa Monica

Beverly Cohn To Be Awarded PR Professional Of The Year

Posted Mar. 11, 2015, 1:06 pm

Visit Temecula Valley has announced that this year’s recipient of The PR Professional of the Year is the Santa Monica Mirror's Editor-At-Large Beverly Cohn. This annual award is bestowed upon a travel writer who has had the greatest impact through media in promoting Temecula as a tourist destination.

Big Bear Mountain is expected to remain open through mid-April after 16-20 inches of snow coated the mountain this past week.

Los Angeles, Travel, Santa Monica

Big Bear Snow Season Extended After Fresh Powder Coats Mountain

Posted Mar. 6, 2015, 9:03 am

As wet weather doused the Westside last weekend, the same winter storm delivered plenty of fresh snow to Big Bear – making for the perfect weekend getaway before beach weather arrives.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Travel, Lax

LAX Officials: Record 70.6 Million Travelers Passed Through Airport In 2014

Posted Jan. 28, 2015, 9:08 am

A record 70.6 million travelers passed through Los Angeles International Airport in 2014, with the total passenger volume increasing 6 percent from the previous year.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Travel, Weather, Lax

Northeast Blizzard Leads To 73 LAX Flight Cancellations

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:14 am

A blizzard warning in the Northeast today has led to 73 flight cancellations at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.

Disneyland is offering special tickets to Southern California residents.

California, Travel, Santa Monica

Discounted Disneyland Tickets Go On Sale For Southern California Residents

Posted Jan. 8, 2015, 8:18 am

In what has become an annual tradition at Disneyland, Southern California residents today got a chance to buy special tickets allowing access to the Anaheim theme park as well as Disneyland California Adventure park, where its attractions based on the movie "Frozen" kicked off.

News, Travel, Holidays

Disney California Adventure Park To Celebrate Three Kings Day

Posted Jan. 2, 2015, 9:08 am

A celebration of Three Kings Day will be held at Disney California Adventure Park today through Tuesday, with the addition this year of "The Spirit of Navidad," a storytelling performance presented by two bilingual musical artists.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Los Angeles, Travel, Lax

LAX Travel To Take Off With Busiest Days Of The Year Today, Tomorrow

Posted Dec. 22, 2014, 8:48 am

Today and tomorrow are expected to be two of the busiest days of the holiday travel season at Los Angeles International Airport, so travelers should pack some patience along with their luggage.

News, Travel, Santa Monica, Lax

LAX 14-Day Holiday Travel Period Starts Friday; 2.97 Million Passengers To Use Airport

Posted Dec. 18, 2014, 8:30 am

Nearly 2.97 million passengers will pass through LAX during the 14-day holiday travel period that starts Friday and ends. Jan. 2, a 4.1 percent increase over last year, airport officials said today.

Mar’sel chef du cuisine Charles Olalia will dish up special holiday menus this Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Dining, Holiday, Travel, Rancho Palos Verdes

Celebrate Holidays In Style At Terranea Resort With Special Dining, Extended Stay Promo

Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 11:21 am

Perched on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea Resort is gearing up for the holiday season with special dining options this Christmas and New Year’s.

Terranea’s signature restaurant mar’sel offers an inventive twist on California cuisine with seating indoors and out.

Dining, Travel, Ocean, Rancho Palos Verdes

Terranea Resort Serves Up More Than Just Ocean Views

Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 11:13 am

With eight unique dining experiences on its 102-acre estate ranging from formal dining restaurants with sweeping ocean views to cute cafes, Terranea Resort executive chef Bernard Ibarra leads a busy work life heading up a culinary team of more than 100 chefs.

News, Los Angeles, Travel, Santa Monica, Gas Prices

Gasoline Prices At Lowest Level For Thanksgiving Since 2009

Posted Nov. 27, 2014, 8:42 am

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County was at its lowest amount on Thanksgiving since 2009, dropping seven-tenths of a cent today to $3.104.

News, Los Angeles, Travel, Santa Monica, Lax

3.5 Million Southland Residents Estimated To Travel This Thanksgiving

Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 8:24 am

More than 3.5 million Southland residents are traveling during this Thanksgiving holiday, a 3.8 percent increase over last year that the Automobile Club of Southern California attributes to lower gas prices and improved personal finances.

News, Holiday, Travel, Santa Monica, Lax

LAX Forecast To Be Nation's Busiest Airport Over 11-Day Thanksgiving Travel Period

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:11 am

Los Angeles International Airport is forecast to be the nation's busiest airport during the 11-day Thanksgiving holiday travel period which begins today.

Wine expert John Cressman invites a wine seminar participant to open a bottle of wine using a sword.

Dining, Travel, Santa Monica, Rancho Palos Verdes

Terranea Resort Celebrates 5th Anniversary With Celebration Of Food & Wine

Posted Aug. 14, 2014, 4:11 pm

As Terranea Resort on the Palos Verdes Peninsula continues to celebrate its fifth anniversary, it is only fitting that the luxury oceanfront property host its first-ever Celebration of Food and Wine, which is set to become an annual event for the luxury getaway just 45 minutes from Santa Monica.

The air is still and peaceful floating thousands of feet over vineyards

Travel, Santa Monica

Temecula Valley A Relaxing Nearby Getaway

Posted Jul. 13, 2014, 9:06 am

A lovely invitation arrived from the folks at Visit Temecula Valley inviting a select group of travel writers to cover their annual Balloon & Wine Festival, along with visits to some of their restaurants and award-winning wineries.

News, Travel, Santa Monica

July 4 Travel Expected To Increase To 2.88 Million In Southern California

Posted Jul. 2, 2014, 8:59 am

In spite of high gas prices, 2.88 million Southern Californians -- an increase from last year -- are expected to travel for the Fourth of July weekend, starting Thursday.

Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil is a spirited journey through an abandoned theater where an extraordinary circus comes back to life.

Theater, Travel, Santa Monica

Zarkana: A Stunning Modern Acrobatic Spectacular In Las Vegas

Posted Jun. 12, 2014, 8:27 am

Set in a world where physical ability meets the extraordinary of Cirque du Soleil, the show Zarkana has embraced its new home of ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

News, Travel, Santa Monica, Memorial Day Weekend, Aaa

Near Record Travel Expected For Memorial Day Weekend

Posted May. 22, 2014, 7:58 am

More than 2.6 million Southern Californians will travel at least 50 miles from home this Memorial Day weekend, nearly 2 percent more than last year and the largest number since an all-time record of 3.2 million was set in 2005, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Left: Jubilee! recently celebrated its grand reopening at Bally’s Las Vegas, ushering in a whole new chapter for one of Las Vegas’ most iconic shows. Right: The meatballs at Rao’s inside Caesars Palace are must try for first time visitors to the restaurant.

Travel, Santa Monica

Jubilee Begins New Chapter After 33-Year Long History

Posted Apr. 11, 2014, 10:00 am

The longest-running burlesque show on the Las Vegas Strip – Jubilee! – reopened late March after a six-week hiatus after undergoing a major transformation.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad reopened to guests at Disneyland park on March 17, 2014.

California, Travel, Santa Monica

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Reopens With Surprises At Disneyland

Posted Mar. 20, 2014, 2:52 pm

With some new surprises and all the favorite dips and turns, Disneyland park reopened the classic ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad on Monday.

'Big B's Den' is one of 25 privately owned properties that can be rented through Big Bear Resort Town Rentals.

California, Travel, Santa Monica

Enjoy A Home Away From Home At Big Bear Mountain

Posted Mar. 3, 2014, 9:24 am

Want a home away from home experience while visiting Bear Big for a weekend? Consider looking into Big Bear Resort Town Rentals.

Big Bear Mountain Resorts offers a variety of diverse terrain for skiers and snowboarders.

California, Travel, Santa Monica

Big Bear Mountain Adds Up To 11 Inches Of Snow

Posted Mar. 3, 2014, 9:21 am

It may have been a warm winter in Santa Monica, but Big Bear Mountain Resorts (BBMR) just two hours away added nearly 11 inches of snow over the weekend from the slow-moving winter storm.

Situated just 25 miles south of Santa Monica, Terranea Resort on the Palos Verdes Peninsula is surrounded by sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.

Dining, Travel, Santa Monica, Ocean

Terranea Resort: A Gem On The Palos Verdes Peninsula

Posted Feb. 19, 2014, 9:21 am

If there was ever a setting that retains the essence of the unspoiled beauty of California’s coast, Terranea Resort on the Palos Verdes Peninsula is it.

“Jersey Boys” stars Santa Monica native Jeff Leibow (far left) at Paris Las Vegas. The other leads are Graham Fenton, Rob Marnell, and Deven May.

Seven Days, Theater, Travel, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Native Stars In Jersey Boys Paris Las Vegas

Posted Feb. 6, 2014, 8:40 am

Jersey Boys has entertained guests in Las Vegas for more than 2,000 performances since opening in 2008, and the show has performed at its current home, Paris Las Vegas, since March 2012.

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