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.
The grandeur of Mt. Rainier, still an active volcano, is overwhelming. Hear the crunch beneath your boots as you hike the area’s challenging trailheads. Replenish your soul as you walk amongst ancient forests, and behold the wondrous splendor of Mt. Rainier’s glorious sub-alpine wildflower meadows.Watch Now >>
As far back as 1795, Paso Robles has been spoken of, and written about, as California’s oldest place to go for springs and mud baths. Simon visits a number of its downtown establishments, including the Vinoteca wine bar with its weekly winemaker gatherings and tastings. Overall, Paso Robles boasts more than 100 wineries. E.O.S., whoseWatch Now >>
Simon goes beyond San Diego’s most obvious tourist stops to explore the city’s historical, cultural, and culinary attractions. Simon brushes up on area history at the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, then proceeds onward to Hillebrecht Avocado Farm, and Chino Farms where he finds the freshest market produce. Simon explores the bustling GaslampWatch Now >>