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Main point of arrival for most visitors to Catalina Island, Avalon is a charming village on the water front. The town is characterized by narrow lanes dotted with vacation homes, small hotels and restaurants.
The Grove is centrally located between Hollywood and Beverly Hills and serves as a large shopping, dining and entertainment venue. Frequented by a mixed crowd of locals, celebrities and tourists, its one of LA"s prime must sees.
An independent city of its own from that of Los Angeles (but surrounded by LA), Santa Monica is a beach side community full of high rise hotels, an amusment park on a pier, biking trails and numerous shopping and dining venues.
Santa Monica's neighbor to the south, Venice Beach is world famous for its eclectic crowds, colorful facades and white beaches Venice has an array of activities and stores that cater to most tastes and is one of the best spots in LA to people watch. .
This "neigbhorhood" of Los Angeles has reinvented itself as one of the prime entertainment areas of the city. Today it is the official tour bus departure point and its streets are lined with history
Beverly Hills is world famous for its opulence, charm and character. A visit here means shopping on Rodeo Drive (or at least a stroll) celebrity home tour and maybe drinks at the Polo Lounge.
Located on the water front of San Francisco Bay, Fisherman's Wharf is whre thousands of fishing vessels call home. It is also one of San Francisco's biggest attractions with crowds, fish markets, rides and restaurants.
The unofficial heart of San Francisco, most of the hotels, entertainment venues and must attractions like Chinatown and North Beach branch from Union Square. Main departure piont for cable cars and tour buses.
San Francisco's Chinatown has the largest Chinese immigrant population per capita of any region in the world outside of China. Full of authentic Chinese dining experiences, shops and the annual Chinese New Year Parade.
One of the best ways to explore San Francisco is by cable car. While hanging off the side, these mechanical carriages climb steep hills and descend through San Francisco's most famous neighborhoods, all while treating riders to breath taking bay views.