If Seuss blew balloons, they'd look something like the creations at Balloon Celebration. Complete with starbursts, tubes, and balloons twisting inside of balloons with bright latex blossoms, every sculptured balloon bouquet is customized to the client's liking. Mix and match 50 different species of balloon in 80 different shades of color to convey any message of your choosing.
The Hollywood sign looks a lot cooler when you’re parallel with it. Hollywood Air Tours provides aerial views of this and other famous LA landmarks that range from the Staples Center and Pacific Palisades to Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, and Will Rogers State Historic Park. The expert pilots, who double as tour guides, provide a variety of tours that include flights over Malibu Beach and celebrity homes, as well as the mega tour, which covers almost every conceivable landmark, from UCLA and the Sunset Strip to Dodger Stadium, city hall, and the Playboy Mansion.
When Father Lasuen founded Mission San Juan Capistrano in 1775, he created the 7th of modern California's 21 missions, which were intended to serve as epicenters of Christianity and Spanish culture in the New World. The mission system fell into disarray and disrepair during the war for Mexican independence and the Mexican-American War, but San Juan Capistrano remains, standing as a relic of that era and a testament to California's historical mélange of European and Native American cultures.
The mission invites visitors to learn more about the region’s history by exploring 10 acres of preserved adobe architecture, fountains, and gardens. Audio tours give groups a unique insight into the site's stories, and rotating exhibits feature artwork as well as historical and religious artifacts from San Juan Capistrano. Hands-on activities allow guests to recreate the experience of centuries-old mission life by making adobe bricks, panning for gold, or connecting computers to dial-up modems.
Fiji’s chain of 333 islands dots the Pacific just off the eastern coast of Australia. Of the chain, the two main islands—Viti Levu and Vanua Levu—hold 80% of the Fijian population, and Sonaisali Island Resort is situated in Nadi, the third-largest city of the islands. The lagoon off Nadi is typically cloudy, but it resides just off of the Queen's Road, where one can take a short drive from Sonaisali to the scenic Fiji beaches for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Waterfalls, tropical reserves, and hot springs are scattered throughout the island. Though the physical "downtown" area is small, there’s a growing social scene in the area. The heavily trafficked Queen’s Road is lined with seafood restaurants, tropical beaches, and shopping centers.About redeem-with-another-Groupon option: The redeem-with-another-Groupon option is valid only in conjunction with a second Groupon; that is, you may combine your Groupon with a friend's Groupon for a two-person trip without putting the entire cost on a single credit card. Hotel stays are based on double occupancy, so single travelers should purchase the one-person option to get the full package.
The waters around Marina del Rey teem with seasonal gamefish. Beneath the ocean's surface, halibut, sand bass, and barracuda swim from Rocky Point to the Big Kelp Reef. That is, until they cross paths with The Betty-O, Spitfire, or the New Del Mar—the fishing boats of Marina Del Rey Sportfishing's fleet. Aboard these vessels, experienced guides help small and large groups cast lines and pull prize catches from the water.
But sometimes, the ocean's beauty makes anglers put down their fishing poles. Sea lions, dolphins, sea birds, and several whale species also make their home in the water. This diversity of wildlife prompted the owners of Marina Del Rey Sportfishing to start their whale and eco tour, during which sightseers can admire the ocean's majestic creatures and the teams of Aquamen who groom them.