Welcome to the O.C.! Get a captivating panoramic view of the “California Riviera” aboard a helicopter. Costa Mesa’s thriving cultural scene is represented by a visit to the spectacular Orange County Performing Arts Center. Simon also tees off at some of the area’s premier golf courses, including the Tustin Ranch Golf Club, and the championship oceanfront Monarch Beach Golf Links. For upscale shopping and fine dining, the South Coast Plaza offers an unparalleled experienced. Finally, Simon surveys the 2.8-million square-feet of shopping found in the city, along with restaurants that serve dishes from virtually every corner of the globe.
One of California’s original twenty-seven counties, El Dorado is the undisputed home of the Gold Rush, and, possibly the home of the American vineyard too, with vines dating back to 1849. Simon visits a number of historic sites in the county, including Marshall Gold Discovery Park, and the actual location where gold was first found.Watch Now >>
Sonoma County is one of the world’s top wine-growing regions. It is also a year-round haven for fine-dining, lodging, spas, and a flourishing arts community. Fifty-eight miles of Sonoma coast offer a magnificent display of natural beauty and wildlife. Stop in Bodega Bay, where Alfred Hitchcock filmed “The Birds,” and go behind the scenes ofWatch Now >>
Hot-air balloons and open-cockpit biplanes offer aerial tours of stunning Temecula Valley. Viticulturalist Ben Drake sheds light on what makes this region the perfect environment to grow premium wine grapes. Host Simon Kane visits an intoxicating variety of wineries, from intimate Hart Winery, to the lavish South Coast Winery. For the ultimate wine-tasting experience, visitorsWatch Now >>