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Old Jul 6th 2011, 6:11 pm
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Hubby has a course in Orange County, the hotel is paid for so I'm thinking of joining him for a few days hiring a car and taking off to explore while he learns about another interesting new printer/copier woohooo !

So whos in south Cali ? I need ideas of things to do and places to visit that are safe for a lil old English lady.

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Disneyland?
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Old Jul 6th 2011, 6:39 pm
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Newport Beach area; Laguna beach; San Diego; Santa Barbara/wine country of Paso Robles too far?; museums and Disney Concert Hall in LA; Getty Museum and Getty Villa in LA; Old Queen Mary Liner in LA; Mission of San Juan Capistrano (try the restaurant in the Station); Dana Point; San Clemente beach area; Santa Monica Pier and town; boat trip to Catalina Island; Pasadena in LA;

If I think of any more I'll let you know.
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Jan if you are looking to perhaps hook up with some of the Brits who live in that area, try asking on the Meetup forum in the US section. I know there are many Brits in California, ie Poppygirl, Mummyinthefoothills, Sambapink, etc.
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Newport Beach area; Laguna beach; San Diego; Santa Barbara/wine country of Paso Robles too far?; museums and Disney Concert Hall in LA; Getty Museum and Getty Villa in LA; Old Queen Mary Liner in LA; Mission of San Juan Capistrano (try the restaurant in the Station); Dana Point; San Clemente beach area; Santa Monica Pier and town; boat trip to Catalina Island; Pasadena in LA;

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Some great ideas - Catalina would be really nice.
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Jan if you are looking to perhaps hook up with some of the Brits who live in that area, try asking on the Meetup forum in the US section. I know there are many Brits in California, ie Poppygirl, Mummyinthefoothills, Sambapink, etc.
They're all pretty far north from Orange County though.
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I'm in OC ... the beaches previously listed are nice.

Queen Mary is close by in Long Beach - about 35 miles away.

The Mission in Capistrano shouldn't be too difficult to get to from Newport (I think that's where you said you were staying).

There's a meet-up group on Facebook - So Cal British Expats. I've been to a couple of their meet-ups, and generally they get a good turn out.

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Thanks for all of your ideas, I will keep an eye on the meetups forum see if I can maybe meet some Brits for afternoon tea while i'm there.
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I'd say the traffic on I-5 will be a bit of a shock coming from Alaska, head to the beach!
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Depending on where you are in OC you can catch the train down the coast and hop off in San Juan, O-Side, Carlsbad etc . etc.
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Sigh. "Cali" is a city in Colombia. If you mean California, by all means use "CA," "Cal," "Calif" -- those are commonly used abbreviations.

That said, I agree that Long Beach is nice. Last September went whale watching out of LB. [I don't think it is in season now]. South to San Diego is nice. Agree about looking into Amtrak.
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Don't think the traffic will be a problem, I'm not [I]from[I] Alaska I just live here. Just been looking at bike rentals, Harley are pretty reasonable thinking they might be worth a call.
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Jan if you are looking to perhaps hook up with some of the Brits who live in that area, try asking on the Meetup forum in the US section. I know there are many Brits in California, ie Poppygirl, Mummyinthefoothills, Sambapink, etc.
I am in Northern but I have business in Socal and am there every month I have been staying at the Marriott Warner Center in Woodland Hills on the past few trips, we might be able to co-ordinate a meet up ......I am known for my talents in arranging meet-ups (a few will know what I am talking about!!)

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cool, i'll know some dates soon. I believe hes talking about the last week in August.
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I am in Northern but I have business in Socal and am there every month I have been staying at the Marriott Warner Center in Woodland Hills on the past few trips, we might be able to co-ordinate a meet up ......I am known for my talents in arranging meet-ups (a few will know what I am talking about!!)
Bloody hell Poppy, I lived in Woodland Hills, I think we are destined not to meet up but just to keep following each other around
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