Top Five Southern California Tourist Attractions
Due to a certain topic I posted in the forum, I got an idea to write a hub on the top five tourist spots in SoCal, as most locals call it. Now this list is going to be made up of everything really, so its going to be hard to chose which five are going to get on it, but, without further ado here it goes.
Yes, that's right, Disneyland isn't number one on this list. In no way shape or form do I believe Disneyland is the greatest place to go in SoCal. However I do know it is popular enough and liked enough to make it on this list. Disneyland has a lot of high points and fun rides around the park. You're always greeted with a smile and sometimes you're even lucky enough to get on ten rides on your visit. The downside about Disney is the fact that it's always crowded and the lines range from 2 to 4 hours long. However they do have something called a fast pass which enables you to go into a whole different line for a ride which cuts the waiting time in half.
Disney also has a great atmosphere for kids and adults alike. The best time to go would probably be on a weekday in the months of January, Feb., March, and April.
4. China Town
LA's own China Town is a great place to go. Sure LA's streets are packed but this place is great if your interested in the Chinese culture, not to mention they have some pretty good food. Definitely the best place to get tea if you like it, or even there sweets. Not to mention if your a fan of anime this would be the place to go to get anything that you desire in that category. Not only just that though, they have some pretty good weapon shops too if you're a collector.
3. Catalina Island
This is an island I've heard of but never went to, however I do know it's a very popular spot down here. The sites are said to be beautiful and some even say its quite peaceful.
2. Knott's Berry Farm
I realize my opinion might be a little bias on this one but I believe this theme park is a great place to take your kids. Especially the children that love that whole cowboy and indian thing. It's a family friendly place and the only time I ever complained about it was when I worked there.
Knott's has a bunch of theme, taking you from going back to the days of the Wild West as soon as you enter the park to Camp Snoopy, Boardwalk, Wild Water Wilderness or Fiesta Village depending on which way you go.
Knott's has rides for the Thrill seekers, the kids and the roller coaster lovers.
1. San Diego Zoo
This is a must for most of the people that travel here. Other then hearing people say they are going to Disneyland the other place I hear about most is the San Diego Zoo and why not? Who doesn't love seeing all kinds of animals, not to mention this has to be one of the best Zoo's in the country.
Kids and adults alike can develop a mutual love for this place. I think it's a great place to say I felt like a kid again at.
That's the list, if you think anything was left out or should have been at a different number don't be afraid to comment about it.