Say “Hello” to the California coast’s rising star- Ventura. Author and historian Richard Sennett reveals Ventura’s heritage of fountains, and points out the city’s courtroom that inspired dynamic lawyer Erle Stanley Gardner to create his Perry Mason books. Stroll, cycle, or skate the Promenade, and “hang ten” at Surfer’s Point. Other “peak moments” include exploring Ventura’s atmospheric Main Street, and selecting from more than 140 wines from around the world at Weaver Wines.
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 >>
The sky’s the limit in the glittering, trendsetting, and culturally diverse city of Los Angeles, a city that continually reinvents itself. Simon visits with world-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck, creator of “Fusion-style” cuisine, and acts out his Oscar fantasies during a guided tour of the Kodak Theatre, home to the Academy Awards ceremony. Simon also goesWatch Now >>