Cooking is Fun 2019
Cooking is Fun 2019Project - Recipes. Popular Dishes.
Cooking is Fun 2019
Cooking is Fun 2019
Cooking is Fun 2019
Cooking is Fun 2019
Cooking is Fun 2019
Cooking is Fun 2019
Cooking is Fun 2019
Cooking is Fun 2019
Cooking is Fun 2019
Cooking is Fun 2019
Yummy dessert (healthy snack)Yummy dessert (healthy snack)
Milkshake (Banana and Cacao Flavour)Milkshake (Banana and Cacao Flavour)
Pie "Negriukas"+ BloopersPie "Negriukas"+ Bloopers
Super Pasta + DžiugasSuper Pasta + Džiugas
Chocolate Mascarpone Cheese CakeChocolate Mascarpone Cheese Cake
Budget Veggie PastaBudget Veggie Pasta
A joke: "Perfecto sandwitcho" a.k.a The perfect sandwitch 🙂A joke: "Perfecto sandwitcho" a.k.a The perfect sandwich 🙂
Apple PieApple Pie
Roasted MeatballsRoasted Meatballs
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Creamy soupCreamy soup
Tasty BrownieTasty Brownie
Christmas CakeChristmas Cake
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Extra – Audiovisual materials
Informative/educational video tour guide to foreign countries
An inspirational educational video based on concepts from the Academy Award winning motion picture 'Shakespeare In Love
When you’ve explored Central Park and Midtown Manhattan, it’s time to tour Times Square. This is the glowing center of the New York Theater District. When you picture New York, Times Square is probably the second thing that comes to mind (after the city’s famous skyline), with its neon signs, giant buildings, and constant stream of humanity coming and going. Times Square adopted its name in 1904, after the New York Times moved in. The newspaper has since moved on, but the moniker stuck. Once you arrive in the Big Apple, head on down to the center of Times Square, where you’ll find a plaza for you to sit, hang out, and people-watch. Shop at the many stores lining the Square, or lean back to see the top of notable buildings belonging to businesses like Hershey and M&M. When the sun goes down, the lights shine even brighter; follow the signs and billboards to the theatres, where you’ll find the musicals, comedies, and dramatic performances you didn’t even realize you were searching for. Your Times Square sightseeing isn’t over after you take in a play, though. Why not explore some of the various restaurants and cafes that are open late at night? After all, New York is The City That Never Sleeps—why should you?
New York City’s Central Park, which is made up of lakes, gardens, and meadows, spans more than 50 blocks. It was originally envisioned as a space where anyone – no matter what their station in life – could meditate and interact. These days, America’s most famous urban center hosts over 30 million visitors per year. You’ll find a multitude of things to do if you’re sightseeing in Central Park. Sit down for a picnic on the Great Lawn, or wander through the park’s bridges and pathways, looking for its many sculptures. If you know where to look, you’ll find Hans Christian Andersen and Balto the sled dog. Traveling with a loved one? Why not share a kiss at the Bethesda Fountain and Terrace? Alternatively, you can rent a boat from Loeb Boathouse and attempt to impress your sweetheart with a trip around the lake. If you’re a fan of Shakespeare’s plays, your Central Park tour must pause at the Shakespeare Garden, which features the flora and fauna mentioned in his works. Beatles fans, don’t forget to pay homage at the Strawberry Fields Memorial, a 2.5-acre section of the park dedicated to the memory of John Lennon. It’s safe to say that there’s something in Central Park for just about everyone. Whether you’re sending a remote-controlled boat across the Conservatory Waters or admiring the view from Belvedere Castle, you’ll find a number of wonderful ways to spend your day.
Welcome to San Antonio, one of America’s top travel destinations. Start your San Antonio sightseeing with a tour of 18th century Spanish missions and several iconic attractions by the Paseo del Rio, also known as the River Walk. The River Walk is accessible by vintage trolleys or even river taxis that will offer you a unique view of this thriving downtown. Indulge in TexMex and European food from the restaurants strewn across the city. When you’re ready to continue your San Antonio tour, you can spend hours wandering the San Antonio Museum of Art, which is housed in an old brewery. Ready for some sunshine? Head to Market Square to enjoy live performances, merchant stalls full of goods to purchase, and a perfect opportunity for people-watching. If you’ve brought the kids (or even if you’re on your own), you can head to the San Antonio Zoo and mingle with zebras and hundreds of other animals. Cap off your trip with a visit to the top of the Tower of the Americas, where you can see the entire city lit up beneath you.
Orange County, California, is sandwiched between the vibrant metropolis of Los Angeles and the relaxed waves of San Diego. “OC,” as it’s called by locals, is a group of cities located along the Pacific coastline and inland. Begin your Orange County sightseeing with a history lesson. Mission San Juan Capistrano, located on the county’s southernmost tip, features the oldest Californian buildings in use today, and you can tour these almost any day of the week. Just a few years later and a few miles to the north, the sleepy town of Laguna Beach attracted new types of worshippers, namely sun and nature lovers. In the late 19th century, it became a playground for the vacationing wealthy. These days, Laguna Beach is full of hills, winding streets, and creative personalities, and is the perfect place to shop for art. If you’re looking for something a little off the beaten path, Crystal Cove is the place for you. Where else can you stay in antique cabins put together from old Hollywood movie sets? Not in Newport Beach, where sprawling, million-dollar homes line the harbor. Can you believe you could once buy lots here for $1 an acre? Hit the waves in Huntington Beach, then head inland to explore the theme parks. The grandfather of all amusement parks is Disneyland®: it’s stood in Anaheim since 1965. Not far away is Knott’s Berry Farm®, once a collection of relocated ghost towns that evolved into a series of rides and amusements intended to celebrate the pioneer spirit. Do you like monkeys? Do you like to count monkeys? Head over to the Santa Ana Zoo and see how far you get. The benefactors donated the land on which it sits on the condition that there would be at least 50 primates in the collection at all times, and it’s up to you to make sure that promise is kept. Despite its various architectural marvels, theme parks, and numerous activities, Orange County is famed for something much simpler: its sunsets. Head over to the nearest beach and watch the sun disappear into the Pacific today.
Welcome to Portland, Oregon, where you can experience the laid-back atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest amid beautiful natural surroundings. A Portland tour is easily accomplished on foot; this city was designed for pedestrians, so you’ll be able to get around quickly. As you stroll along, you’ll find plenty of parks, fountains, and buildings old and new to explore. Be warned, this city is known for its sudden showers, so make sure you bring an umbrella to shield yourself until the sun makes a triumphant return. If you like a good brew, you’re going to love Portland’s alter-ego, Beervana – so named thanks to all the breweries located here. Wine snobs, don’t despair; you’ll find plenty to drink (responsibly) in the Willamette Valley while you continue your Portland sightseeing. If you’re here with the kids – or you just really love animals – don’t forget to stop by the Oregon Zoo, home to eagles, bobcats, and a ton of other feathered, furry, and scaled critters. Travelers with children will also love the Portland Children’s Museum, where the little ones can learn from and play with interactive exhibits. Whether you’re here for the beautiful views or to responsibly sample the vintages in the valley, Portland has something for everyone.
A visit to Brooklyn is a tour through the first settlement in New York. As you walk through its imposing brownstones and take in the spectacular views of New York City, you’ll see why over 2.5 million people call it home. With all those residents, Brooklyn is the most densely populated of the five New York City boroughs. It’s also among the most beautiful; just stop by Brooklyn Bridge Park to see what we mean. You’ll find 85 acres of parkland framed by the New York City skyline and the famous Brooklyn Bridge—it’s the perfect place to take pictures. Over 4,000 pedestrians cross the Brooklyn Bridge to and from Manhattan each day—lots of them with cameras in hand. Continue your Brooklyn sightseeing at Coney Island. Once the biggest theme park in the U.S., Coney Island is still full of classic attractions; visit Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, scream your way through the Cyclone roller coaster (maybe not in that order), and ride the carousel. Once you’ve had your fill of the rides and the food, you can slip down to the beach that runs alongside the boardwalk and relax until the sun goes down.
Step out of the ordinary world and into the glittering, wild spread of “Sin City,” better known as Las Vegas, Nevada. Test your luck in the numerous casinos lining the city and then indulge in some Las Vegas sightseeing – will you win big or head home empty-handed? The main drag, also called “The Strip,” is lined with exotic resorts sure to leave an impression on you. These gigantic venues aren’t just about the gambling, though you’ll find craps, poker, and other games running at all hours of the day and night. A trip to one of these extraordinary establishments is a journey unto itself, filled with luxury and excitement. Take in the dancing fountains at the Bellagio, or watch knights jousting at the Excalibur. Explore shopping centers, theme parks, and some of the best dining in the country with menus designed by five-star chefs…all without leaving your hotel. When the sun goes down and the neon lights wink on, all bets are off
Niagara Falls has long been a symbol of natural power and beauty. Visit this hallmark of Canadian and American tourism and see its majesty from a helicopter, boat, or walkway. Your Niagara Falls tour begins with a little bit of information: more than six million cubic feet of water spill over the sides per minute. You can explore three waterfalls, the most famous being the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, which are the widest and most powerful. Take a half-hour boat cruise and bask in the falls’ mist, or enter a special set of walkways behind the falls and see the strength and might of the rushing water right in front of you. No Niagara Falls sightseeing trip is complete without exploring the Botanical Gardens or Niagara on the Lake. The latter attraction offers boutiques, eateries, and picturesque views of the water you won’t soon forget.
Take in the many splendors of the nation’s capital when you arrive at Washington, D.C. Your Washington, D.C. tour should start at the National Mall, where you’ll find monuments, memorials, and government buildings instead of tons of shopping. If you’d like to get around town easily but don’t want to rent a car, the Capital Bikeshare program will let you cruise around the city without wasting gas or getting stuck in traffic. Check out the Watergate Hotel and Kennedy Center when you stop at Foggy Bottom, then move on to Georgetown, the oldest district in D.C. It’s filled with 18th-century buildings and, of course, the university itself. After a stop at the National Cathedral, make your way to the Smithsonian National Zoo, the perfect stop for the young and the young at heart. If you’re feeling the need to channel your inner 007, go to the International Spy Museum, and learn about the covert operations and intelligence agencies that have shaped the world we live in. Of course, you can’t enjoy any Washington, D.C., tourism without admiring the White House, so make sure that’s on your list too.
Ready to discover the best things to do in Phoenix? Join us as we highlight the Valley of Sun’s hottest attractions. Located in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, the state capital is regarded for its warm weather and sunshine. In addition to its pleasant climate, Phoenix takes great pride in its art scene and the great outdoors. Once you arrive in Phoenix, tour the Central Arts District and stop in the many galleries for a little eye candy during your stay. Discover masterpieces at the Phoenix Art Museum, and then marvel at handmade jewerly and pottery at the nearby Heard Museum, which is dedicated to American Indian art and history. During your vacation, soak up the scenery at Papago Park, where you can hunt for the edible artwork in the Desert Botantical Garden and hike around the trails. For more outdoor adventures and epic views overlooking the city, head to the Hole in the Rock, located in the east, as well as Dobbins Point in the west. Whether you’re looking to delve into Phoenx’s art and culture or explore the desert landscape, watch our travel guide video to get more insight into Arizona’s largest city.
Come on down to New Orleans, better known as The Big Easy. Dive headfirst into a melting pot of French, African, and Brazilian culture meshed with many different religions, foods, and of course jazz. Let the good times roll in the French Quarter, the birthplace of jazz, when you visit its numerous bars, clubs, and restaurants. To really kick up your partying skills a notch, head to Bourbon Street, where festivals and late nights are a way of life. For a slightly more sedate New Orleans sightseeing trip, visit Jackson Square, where you can tour historic buildings like the beautiful St. Louis Cathedral. Plan a trip to Memorial Hall and learn about the Civil War, or walk through Lafayette Cemetery to see one of the country’s most haunted graveyards. If you’d rather avoid a run-in with a ghost, you’ll find an assortment of galleries and boutiques throughout the city, so you can satisfy your desire for art and shopping.
Come to Boston to discover a city with roots in both the past and future. Classic Boston sightseeing begins with walking the Freedom Trail for a bird’s-eye view of the American Revolution, including Boston Common and “Old Ironsides,” the USS Constitution. Stop by some of the most prestigious colleges in the nation, including Harvard and Tufts University. Continue your Boston tour with a stop at Faneuil Hall, which has served as a marketplace since 1742, and check out a variety of shops and street performers. No trip to Boston is complete without paying homage at Fenway Park, where the Red Sox have held court for over a century. Don’t forget to fuel up with food afterward; Boston boasts a variety of restaurants, ranging from fresh seafood to classic Italian and everything in between.
Welcome to Houston, Texas, one of the largest cities in the United States. Once an outpost in the Old West, Houston is now a down-to-earth metropolis, boasting a tremendous shipping and energy industry, as well as plenty of culture. Kick off your Houston tour at Discovery Green, a 12-acre park tucked beneath the city’s skyscrapers. You’ll find public art and plenty of space to picnic or go for walks. Houstoners take pride in their various parks, museums, and open spaces, like the Houston Arboretum, where you can go birdwatching, learn about green living, and hike the trails to explore local wildlife. Speaking of exploring, your Houston sightseeing should include a trip to the USS Texas., This battleship served in two World Wars and now stands guard as a museum on the Buffalo Bayou. Head over to the Gulf for a walk on the beach while you watch the sunset, then get ready to gear up for the evening with some delicious TexMex shared with the locals. After you lose yourself in a few rounds of line dancing to burn off all those fajitas, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t come to Houston earlier.
Welcome to Seattle, a city that straddles the modern world and the natural one. While it’s known for its overcast weather, when the sun comes out in Seattle, you’re in for the perfect photo op, where blue skies and calm seas surround classic architecture and striking modern buildings. Take in a view of the city from the Observation Deck of Smith Tower, then head down to the waterfront for incredible seafood and harbor cruises. Visit the world-famous Pike Place Market, home to fresh catches, local produce, and yes, the world’s first Starbucks®. From there, explore the great outdoors at Woodland Park Zoo, full of recreated savannahs and tropical rainforests. If you’re still craving more natural wonders, go to Olympic National Park a few hours away and meander through its scenic, wooded beauty. Round out your Seattle sightseeing with Ruby Beach and pick your way through the driftwood scattered across the shore. Look out to the ocean, watch the sunset, and know you’re in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Chicago, once a small trading post on Lake Michigan, has grown into one of the country’s most famous cities. Visit “The Windy City” and chow down on deep dish pizza for a truly unique vacation experience. Follow “The Loop,” the city’s primary business district, and marvel at its array of high-rise buildings, consulates, and universities. Shopping and fine dining abound in this area. If you’ve worn yourself out in the city proper, set a more sedate pace at the Riverwalk, a pedestrian path along the Chicago River, or visit the many museums and parks the city has to offer. You’ll never believe you’re actually downtown when you walk through the Garfield Park Conservatory, and the Art Institute of Chicago will allow you to appreciate creative works from around the world. No Chicago tour is complete without a mention of the nightlife, so close out your day at a jazz lounge and let the sweet sound of music carry you away. Visit our Chicago travel guide and plan your next vacation today.
The “Big Island” of Hawaii is the largest of the Hawaiian Islands, and offers a fascinating and stunning array of beautiful scenery for you to explore. Sightseeing on Hawaii’s Big Island means your days will be filled with natural wonders: wander around a lava field, stroll through a tropical rainforest, and take a dip in the warm waters of the Pacific. To get the most out of your Hawaii Big Island tour and to get an idea of what areas you’d like to see up close, we suggest renting a car and exploring Hawaii’s Big Island from behind the wheel. The Onomea Bay Scenic Drive, located along the Hamakua Coast, will take you past shimmering emerald rainforest and astonishing glimpses of the tranquil Pacific Ocean. It’s the perfect place to get some pictures and see what the beauty of Hawaii is really about. No tour of Hawaii’s Big Island is complete without meeting the sea turtles of Kahalu’u Bay. Strap on your mask and snorkel, and swim around the warm, blue-green waters of the bay to get up close and personal with the turtles and thousands of other sea creatures. If hanging out with the sea life isn’t entirely your cup of tea, you can also try paddleboarding, jet skiing, or a variety of other watersports. Alternatively, you can spoil yourself in the time-honored indulgence of relaxing on the black lava sands, soaking up some of the legendary Hawaiian sunshine. What will you do on Hawaii’s Big Island?
Welcome to San Diego, often called the birthplace of California. Start your San Diego tour with a stop in Old Town, a historic park filled with buildings dating back to the 1820s. If you want something a little livelier, go a few miles south to check out the Gaslamp District, full of Victorian-era architecture and a thriving bar and club scene. Bringing the kids with you, or looking for a more sedate afternoon? Stop by the San Diego Zoo and spend some time with the many animals taking up residence there – including some of the few pandas outside of China. Explore San Diego’s ties to the sea by touring the U.S.S. Midway, Navy Pier, and Maritime Museum. From there, it’s just a skip across the bay to Coronado, where you can lay out in the sun and soak up some rays in a quiet beach town. Round out your day with a trip to “the jewel,” better known as La Jolla, and indulge in some of the best seafood and Mexican food you’ll find anywhere. Don’t forget to say “Hi” to the sea lions.
A trip to London might as well be a trip through history. This city has long been a hub for finance, education, and culture, and is full of modern construction mixed with ancient buildings. Your London tour must include St. Paul’s Cathedral, one of its most well-known churches. You’ll also want to see the Tower of London, the Palace of Westminster, and Westminster Abbey for exquisite examples of the city’s famous architectural landmarks. Walk or jog through numerous green spaces, among them Hyde Park and Green Park, in the center of London. Continue your London sightseeing in the West End, where you’ll find ancient buildings converted into modern shops, restaurants, bars, and shows. You’ll find one of the largest theatre districts in the world here, and can take in a different play almost every night of the week. For a real treat, climb aboard the London Eye, a giant, rotating Ferris wheel, and see the old and new parts of the city all at once. Visit our London travel guide page for more information or to plan your next vacation!
Video gallery Dubai Come to Dubai, the ancient City of Gold, for your next vacation. Modernity and antiquity collide in this vibrant city. Shop at the same spice market locals have been visiting for generations, then visit the stores in the Gold Souk, a jewelry-centered traditional marketplace. For a more modern shopping experience, go to the Dubai Mall, home to over 1200 stores, an underwater zoo, and KidZania®, a “city” where children can roleplay various careers. To soak up some of the legendary Dubai sunshine, simply step outside. Take in the view of the city from the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Continue your Dubai tour by wandering through the exotic buildings and resorts, or visit some of the public beaches. If you’d like to try something a little different and don’t mind paying a small fee, you can also attend local hotel beaches even if you aren’t staying there. You can’t finish your Dubai sightseeing without a trip into the desert itself. Ride a camel, go sandboarding, or just stand out on the dunes and marvel at the beauty of it all. Visit our Dubai travel guide page for more information or to plan your next vacation! Rio de Janeiro The early morning in Rio de Janeiro brings quiet, misty coastlines and pink-purple sunrises. The Brazilian locals are up and about soon enough, piling onto the beautiful beaches and expressing themselves through artwork, dance, and the ubiquitous Rio de Janeiro partying. A Rio de Janeiro tour must stop at Christ the Redeemer, the ubiquitous statue that watches over the city from above the Tijuca National Forest. Take the cable car to the lookout point on Sugarloaf Mountain, the city’s iconic peak, and try not to look down – it’s a long way to drop! After a morning spent in nature, your Rio de Janeiro sightseeing should continue in the city proper. Join the sun worshippers at Copacabana, where you can stake out a patch of beach or float out to sea with the paddleboarders. Shop for souvenirs in Ipanema, or take part in the street dances, festivals, and parades that may spontaneously break out. The “Cidade Maravilhosa,” or the marvelous city, has much to offer all of its visitors. What impression will it leave with you? Visit our Rio de Janeiro travel guide page for more information or to plan your next vacation! Orlando Sit back and watch our travel video to discover the best things to do in Orlando, Florida! Whether you’re looking to plan a family-friendly vacation or simply a getaway where you can act like a kid again, Orlando is the place for you. With roller coaster rides, interactive exhibits, and theme characters galore, it’s no wonder they call Orlando the “Theme Park Capital of the World.” Round up your kiddos or tap in to your child-like spirit and get ready to take on the adventures in the Sunshine State. Visit Orlando and make your first stop the Mouse of House. High-five all your favorite characters in costumes and marvel at the magnificent fairy tale castle. You’ll feel like a kid again as you cheer on the parades and ride in spinning teacups. Nothing says vacation like watching your little ones’ faces light up at the sight of beautiful princesses and dancing mice. Make wishes and wait for your dreams to come true at this magical destination. Looking to cool down from the warm Florida sunshine? Splash into the water at Wet ’n Wild. You’ll immediately feel refreshed as you plunge down a six-story waterslide, raft through funnels, and ride the waves in the Surf Lagoon. You can beat the heat in the lazy river, or dive right into the pools at Blastaway Beach™. If you’d prefer some real-world action and educational experiences, take one of the Orlando tours over to the Kennedy Space Center, just east of the city on Merritt Island. This space station is unique in that you can get up close and personal with the space shuttle launch areas. Venture around the rockets and capsules, and meet and greet astronauts to get the inside scoop on traveling in outer space. Still have enough time for one more stop while you’re in town? Make it Universal Studios®. From tapping into some magic at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ to hanging out with your favorite crime fighters at Marvel Super Hero Island®, this theme park will have you begging to stay longer. Between wildlife attractions and thrill rides, you don’t have to be a kid to appreciate all the fun Orlando has to offer. Take a look at our Orlando city guide video to get more tips on what to do during your next jaunt in central Florida. Miami With its pristine beaches and palm tree-lined streets, Miami is one of the top tourist destinations in the country. Start your Miami tour out right with a sample of delicious Cuban cuisine, followed by some Latin dancing. You’ll find plenty of places all over the city to indulge in both, as well as art galleries, theaters, and numerous murals that contribute to Miami’s artistic spirit. Visit South Beach, or SoBe if you’re a local, and admire its Art Deco district, which is full of remarkable pre-World War II architecture. Continue your Miami sightseeing at iconic Miami Beach, where the streets are lined with palm trees, exotic hotels, and eye-popping cars. Move on to the white sands of the beach itself and lay out in the sun, or try some more physical activities, like paddleboarding, biking, or in-line skating along the boardwalks. No trip to Miami is complete without a visit to the Everglades and the nearby wildlife habitats, like the Jungle Zoo, where you can get up close and personal with a variety of living creatures. Don’t forget to say hello to the pink flamingos! Visit our Miami travel guide page for more information or to plan your next vacation. New York New York City is an international metropolis built on the shoulders of immigrants and their descendants. New York City is home to eight million people, and the city receives more than 50 million visitors per year. Your New York City tour should include sampling the food of hundreds of different cultures, and you can explore the easily on foot, by taxi, or via the famous subway system. No New York sightseeing is complete without a visit to Times Square, which you’ve no doubt seen in many movies. Take in its billboards, its many people, and its food, then cross over to Central Park, which comprises 850 acres of lakes and meadows, and is the setting for many a romantic comedy. You also have your pick of art and history museums, as well as the Reflecting Absence Memorial and Museum, where you can pay your respects to the victims of 9/11. Most of all, enjoy yourself, and get ready to take a bite out of the Big Apple. Visit our New York City travel guide page for more information or to plan your next vacation!
The early morning in Rio de Janeiro brings quiet, misty coastlines and pink-purple sunrises. The Brazilian locals are up and about soon enough, piling onto the beautiful beaches and expressing themselves through artwork, dance, and the ubiquitous Rio de Janeiro partying. A Rio de Janeiro tour must stop at Christ the Redeemer, the ubiquitous statue that watches over the city from above the Tijuca National Forest. Take the cable car to the lookout point on Sugarloaf Mountain, the city’s iconic peak, and try not to look down – it’s a long way to drop! After a morning spent in nature, your Rio de Janeiro sightseeing should continue in the city proper. Join the sun worshippers at Copacabana, where you can stake out a patch of beach or float out to sea with the paddleboarders. Shop for souvenirs in Ipanema, or take part in the street dances, festivals, and parades that may spontaneously break out. The “Cidade Maravilhosa,” or the marvelous city, has much to offer all of its visitors. What impression will it leave with you? Visit our Rio de Janeiro travel guide page for more information or to plan your next vacation!
Ready to start California dreamin’? Check out our video and get ready to soak up the sea, sand, and Los Angeles attractions! Los Angeles, California, is a magnetic city on the coast. You can’t help but be drawn to its captivating culture, exciting attractions, and picturesque beaches. Whether you want to get a sense for the local scene or you’d prefer to plop yourself under a palm tree with an ocean view, you can do it all in “The City of Angels.” Begin your West Coast romp with a stop at Olvera Street, one of the city’s oldest downtown areas. As part of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument, this street market has strong ties to Mexican culture. Today, you can walk around the crafts and restaurants that make up the marketplace. For a different dose of culture, head to Little Tokyo, or J-Town. Home to the Japanese American National Museum, Buddhist temples, and traditional Japanese restaurants, J-Town is known for creating the California sushi roll. To see a different side of the LA culture, check out the ritzy shopping district, Rodeo Drive. Considered one of the world’s most expensive shopping areas, this three-block strip showcases high-end stores and designer goods, revealing how the other half lives. From here, embark on one of the Los Angeles tours in Beverly Hills to marvel at the immaculate lawns and lavish homes, some of which belong to Hollywood’s most famous celebrities. After roaming around the streets of LA, it’s time to dig your toes in the sand. When it comes to beaches, take your pick! Santa Monica is one of the country’s favorite resorts, as it boasts a long stretch of sand and sea, and of course, the ever-popular pier. Prefer a slightly kookier vibe? Make your way to Venice Beach, where the weird and wonderful meet on the promenade. From the gym rats at Muscle Beach to the tricksters at Venice Beach Skate Park, there’s no shortage of things to see at this shoreline. To top it all off, don’t miss the epic coastal views of Malibu from the 21-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway. From tours in Los Angeles around famous spots to the ultimate relaxation at the seaside, it’s no wonder they like to call it the “Best Coast.” For more reasons to make you want to pack up your bags and head to SoCal, check out our Los Angeles travel guide video.