Day 1 - Tuesday, 12/29/2015 - WELCOME TO THE "CITY OF ANGELS" - Arrive today at the Los Angeles, Long Beach or Orange County Airport. Flights should arrive no later than 4:00pm. Transfers to the Hyatt Regency Long Beach are included. A welcome orientation with your tour director at the hotel is planned as you and your family settle in for a four night stay. The afternoon and evening are yours to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific (each guest will have a voucher for admission good for any time throughout your stay), sample one of the many restaurants located within walking distance, take a dip in the hotel's pool, catch a movie at the theaters across the street, or take a walk on the beach.
Day 2 - Wednesday, 12/30/2015 - SPACE SHUTTLE "ENDEAVOUR," IMAX FILM AND THE CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER, FARMER'S MARKET AND SHOPPING AT THE GROVE, AND AN AFTERNOON AT THE BEACH - After breakfast, you’ll head off to Exposition Park, home of the IMAX Theater, the California Science Center and the "Endeavour" Space Shuttle exhibit. You’ll first view a spectacular IMAX film followed by time to get up close to view the Shuttle. Next, you're off to L.A.'s Original Farmer's Market and The Grove. This premier outdoor shopping mall offers everything from Nordstrom and Barneys New York to American Girl Place and Nike, just to name a few. At the Farmer's Market next door you'll find something for every palate including Mexican, Asian, American, Italian, Greek, German specialties and more. The remainder of the afternoon will be spent at two of Southern California's most iconic beaches: Santa Monica and Venice. Upon returning to the hotel, the evening is at your leisure to dine out with the kids, go for a swim or go across the street to catch a movie. - Breakfast
Day 3 - Thursday, 12/31/2015 - CHOICE OF UNIVERSAL STUDIOS or CATALINA ISLAND or THE REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND A VIP TOUR AT WARNER BROS. STUDIOS, AND AN OPTIONAL NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA CELEBRATION – Start your day with a buffet breakfast before heading off to your choice of attractions. Choices include spending the day at Universal Studios OR Catalina Island OR the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library with Air Force One, lunch and a behind-the-scenes VIP guided tram tour at Warner Bros. Studios. Upon returning to the hotel, you're on your own to celebrate New Year's Eve. Or, you can opt in to our private party at the hotel that's an evening filled with elegant dining, dancing to a live band, and the fun of a live “Monte Carlo” style casino. There will be hats and party favors, a free photo booth, a drawing for exciting prizes and a champagne or sparkling cider toast! The party is kid-friendly and fun for whole family. Or let the kids order room service and a movie in their room and the parents can enjoy the party. New Year's Eve Party Option: $125 per adult; $75 per child under 18. - Breakfast
Day 4 - Friday, 1/1/2016 - 127th ANNUAL TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE, LUNCH AT BUBBA GUMP'S AND A WHALE AND DOLPHIN WATCHING CRUISE - Enjoy an early morning boxed breakfast aboard the motorcoach as you head to Pasadena where you will have reserved premium grandstand seats as you watch the Rose Parade make its way down Colorado Boulevard. A souvenir program and seat cushion are included. After the parade, you’ll return to Long Beach for a fun family-friendly lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. After lunch, you'll board a comfortable vessel as you cruise into the open Pacific Ocean in search of amazing marine life including gray whales, dolphins, and sea lions. Upon returning to the dock in Long Beach, you and your family will have the evening to celebrate your time together in Southern California. - Breakfast - Lunch
Day 5 - Saturday, 1/2/2016 - DEPARTURE DAY - After breakfast, you'll bid farewell to new friends as you transfer to Los Angeles, Long Beach or Orange County airport. You'll return home with memories to cherish forever! - Breakfast