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There are a million ​things that make Bend, Oregon, one of the coolest spots on earth, and the folks who live here don’t take a single snow-capped mountain peak or alpine lake for granted. For Bend locals, taking pride in the region’s special places is what keeps them, well . . .  special. Bend residents live by the “Leave No Trace” code of ethics. They pack reusable water bottles instead of plastic ones, and they pick…
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Sunriver Resort Spa

A PLACE OF TRANSFORMATION APPOINTMENTS  |  541-593-7891  •  HOURS  | Mon - Thu 10am- 6pm  | Fri - Sat 9am - 7pm | Sun 9am - 5pm     •     SPA BROCHURE Sage Springs Club & Spa encapsulates the spirit of this high desert region with it's warm ambiance, signature services and indigenous products. Welcome to a private escape dedicated to your health, fitness and complete well-being. We are proud to offer many services…
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Sunriver Resort skiing/snow

SKIING/SNOW Voted one of the Top 50 Ski Resort Hotels in North America by Conde Nast Traveler, Sunriver Resort is the Oregon's premier ski destination. Famous for its dry and abundant (average 370 inches per year) powder, Mt. Bachelor is just 20 minutes from our Bend, Oregon ski resort. Daily shuttles are available during designated times. $10 for resort guests. $20 for the general public round trip. SLEIGH RIDES During the Holiday…
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Sunriver Stables

SUNRIVER STABLES Enjoy the natural beauty of Sunriver and Central Oregon on horseback. Sunriver Stables is the perfect place to saddle up for adventure. Guided trail rides are available for guests of all experience levels, as well as pony rides for the little buckaroos ages 2-6. Horseback riding lessons are also available for those who want to learn the basics of grooming and saddling, or who just want to polish up…
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Sunriver Resort Golf

Featuring Oregon's finest golf, Sunriver Resort is a golfer's paradise and an ideal choice for a golf vacation. Each of the four golf courses was designed by an acclaimed architect. Crosswater, a recipient of a host of national golf awards, was designed by Bob Cupp. Meadows, one of Oregon's most unique golf courses, was designed by John Fought. Robert Trent Jones Jr. was the mastermind behind The Woodlands, regarded by many as Oregon's finest championship…
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Bend Jeep Tours

Bend Jeep Tours   The Deschutes National Forest is Central Oregon’s outdoor wonderland – and Bend is at the heart of it. There’s no better way to experience it all than a ride with Bend Jeep Tours. Let your guide take you on a three-hour sightseeing adventure where you’ll discover lava flows, waterfalls, and a “jaw-dropping view of the majestic Cascade mountain range. Bend Jeep Tours’ scenic off-road adventures provide…
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Fly & Field Outfitters

For nearly two decades we here at Fly and Field Outfitters have served the Central Oregon fly-fishing community with the finest gear, the best guides, and friendliest staff. Our family-owned and operated business takes great pride in offering the best experience in the region. Whether you’re coming to the area only in need of some flies and a map, or you and yours want to explore the fly-fishing adventure for…
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Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway

The Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway begins as Century Drive at the locally nicknamed “Flaming Chicken” roundabout at 14th St and Galveston Ave on Bend’s west side. The Cascade Lake Highway is a drive of 66 miles and with stops for exploration, will take you 3-5 hours to complete. The road opens seasonally in June (depending on snow conditions) and closes in October beyond Mt. Bachelor. As you leave Bend’s…
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Cog Wild Mountain Bike Tours

Cog Wild Bicycle Tours is more than a mountain bike touring company. We are a group of passionate riders, travelers, adventurers, advocates and community members that love sharing the best of Oregon by mountain bike. And like all the best things in life, mountain biking is best enjoyed with friends, so we treat you like our best friends. We invite you to ride Bend, McKenzie River region, Umpqua River, Mt…
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Newberry National Volcanic Monument

There’s a volcano the size of Rhode Island just south of Bend, and it’s tough to believe a lot of folks miss it. In November of 1990, Newberry National Volcanic Monument was created within the boundaries of Deschutes National Forest. Exploring the Newberry Crater (which is technically a caldera) is a wonderful way to learn about and see firsthand the violent, geological history that helped make Central Oregon the beautiful…
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Wanderlust Tours

Wanderlust Tours offers half-day naturalist-guided tours and trips throughout the year in Bend, Sunriver, and Sisters. For over 25 years, Wanderlust Tours has been the premier specialist in outdoor tours, outdoor activities, and things to do in the Bend area. Renowned for our knowledgeable and professional guides, we go above and beyond to provide an enriching, fun experience for nearly all ages and ability levels. Want to snowshoe out to an…
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Sun Country Tours

No Bend vacation is complete without a few hours spent paddling, fishing, floating, splashing, wading, rafting, or gazing upon the spellbinding aquatic wonders dotting our high desert landscape. From the power of the mighty Deschutes River to the shimmering solitude of a Cascade mountain lake, there’s bound to be a body of water that calls to you. Answer the call with your fly rod in hand, or plop yourself in…
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Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe Rent kayaks, stand-up paddleboards (SUP), and canoes! Sign up for classes and tours. Visit us at our Bend retail store and learning center – located the banks of the Deschutes River just upstream from the Bend Whitewater Park – or stop by our Sunriver shop in the Sunriver Business Park. Adventure. Community. Expertise. That’s what we’re all about here at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe. We’re your locally owned and operated…
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High Desert Museum

There’s a reason the High Desert Museum is consistently voted the #1 thing to do in Bend! Just minutes south of town, you’ll step into a different time and place. The Museum is set on 135 wooded acres, with indoor and outdoor experiences to delight the whole family. See raptors, otters, porcupines and reptiles up close. During the summer months, experience birds of prey swooping just overhead on the Museum’s grounds during our Raptors of the Desert…
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Bend Ale Trail

In our little mountain town of more than 87,000 people, Bend has a startling abundance of world-class breweries clustered close together like the gold at the end of a big, beer rainbow. Bend has more breweries per-capita than any other city in Oregon and has been dubbed Beer Town USA! If beer isn’t your thing, that’s okay. Bend’s growing selection of distilleries and wineries are a great way to quench your thirst for adult…
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Tower Theatre

For nearly 80 years the iconic Tower Theatre has been the center of downtown Bend. Fully renovated in 2004, the Art Deco Moderne venue remains Central Oregon’s premier stage – a hub for culture, connections and artistic experiences! Diverse performing arts inspire and enrich us. They help us grow, adding fulfillment to our lives and our community. From well-known musicians and independent film festivals to forward-thinking lectures and international acrobat shows, the…
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Indian Canyons

Indian Canyons Indian Canyons in Palm Springs consists of Palm Canyon, Andreas Canyon and Murray Canyon. Palm Canyon offers hikers a moderately graded foot path that leads down to a stream perfect for picnicking. Be sure to visit the Trading Post for hiking maps, refreshments and souvenirs. Andreas Canyon offers a more serene, scenic route perfect for photography and bird watching. Murray Canyon is an easy to moderate hike boasting…
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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Palm Springs Aeial Tramway     The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles along the cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting visitors to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area. During this ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly, offering spectacular vistas of the valley below. At the Tram’s Mountain Station—elevation 8,516 feet and 30 degrees cooler than the desert…
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Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs Air Museum Come for the History . . . . Stay for the Fun! The Palm Springs Air Museum is a non-profit educational institution and home to one of the world’s largest collections of flyable WWII Airplanes. In addition to flying aircraft, related artifacts, artwork and library sources are used to perpetuate American history. The significance of WWII is unparalleled in all of the history of the world…
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Caltech

Caltech   Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering Institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges. Caltech's extraordinary faculty and students are expanding our understanding of the universe and inventing the technologies of the future, with research interests from quantum science and engineering to bioinformatics and the nature of life itself, from human behavior and economics to…
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UCLA

UCLA UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence…
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University of Southern California

University of Southern California (USC) The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international business, USC’s diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments. In a comprehensive new ranking, The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranked USC 15th among 1,061 public and…
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Queen Mary

Queen Mary  From the time her construction began in 1930 in Clydebank, Scotland, the Queen Mary was destined to stand in a class all her own. The Queen Mary had set a new benchmark in transatlantic travel, which the rich and famous considered as the only civilized way to travel. She quickly seized the hearts and imaginations of the public on both sides of the Atlantic, representing the spirit of an…
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Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory Griffith Observatory is an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California's most popular attractions. The Observatory is located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, just above the Los Feliz neighborhood. It is 1,134 feet above sea level and is visible from many parts of the Los Angeles basin. The Observatory is…
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Venice Beach

Venice Beach Venice has always been known as a hangout for the creative and the artistic. In the 1950s and 60s, Venice became a center for the Beat generation. There was an explosion of poetry and art. Major participants included Stuart Perkoff, John Thomas, Frank T. Rios, Tony Scibella, Lawrence Lipton, John Haag, Saul White, Robert Farrington and Philomene Long. Venice is today a vibrant area of Southern California and…
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Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier   Constructed in 1909, the storied Santa Monica Pier was the first concrete pier on the West Coast. It quickly gained a reputation among locals as the best fishing spot in Santa Monica. The Looff Hippodrome, now a National Historic Landmark and home to a beautiful carousel, opened in 1916, followed by the iconic carousel in 1939. In 1941, the iconic Santa Monica Yacht Harbor neon sign was unveiled;…
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Grammy Museum

GRAMMY Museum The GRAMMY Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music; the creative process; the art and technology of the recording process; and the history of the GRAMMY Awards, the premier recognition of recorded music accomplishments. The GRAMMY Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum…
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Microsoft Theater

Microsoft Theater Microsoft Theater L.A. Live hosts over 120 music, family, dance and comedy acts, awards shows, televised productions, convenions and product launches with over 500,000 people passing through the doors annually. Microsoft Theatre is home to the American Music Awards, ESPY’s. Primetime Emmy Awars, BET Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and Radio Disney Music Awards Microsoft Theater is located at 777 Chick Hearn Court and Figueroa St. directly across the…
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L.A. Live/Staple Center

L.A. Live/Staple Center   L.A. LIVE is the sports and entertainment district that surrounds STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater. The campus features sports and music venues, night clubs, restaurants, a bowling alley, museum and movie theaters. L.A. LIVE is the premier destination for live entertainment in Downtown Los Angeles. STAPLES CENTER GUEST POLICIES No Bottles, Cans, Or Coolers No Smoking In Arena No Cameras Or Recording Devices At Concerts Cameras…
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The Getty Villa

  The Getty Villa The Getty Research Institute offers changing exhibitions of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, artists' notebooks, and other materials from the special collections of the Research Library related to the history of art and architecture. The gallery, located in the Research Institute building, is open the same hours as the Museum. The collection has 44,000 Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities dating from 6,500 BC to 400 AD, including the Lansdowne Heracles and…
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The Getty Center

The Getty Museum   The collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center includes pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts; 19th- and 20th-century American, European, and Asian photographs; contemporary and modern sculpture; and Robert Irwin's Central Garden, designed specifically for the Getty Center. Always on view, the Museum's collection of European paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts is arranged roughly by era and the…
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Th Broad Museum

 The BROAD Museum The Broad is a contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, the museum offers free general admission. The Broad is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide, and presents an…
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, mirroring Los Angeles’s rich cultural heritage and uniquely diverse population. Today LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection of over 135,000 objects that illuminate 6,000 years of art history…
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Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art Established in 1979, we are the only artist-founded museum in Los Angeles. We are dedicated to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art. We house one of the most compelling collections of contemporary art in the world, comprising roughly 7000 objects, and have a diverse history of ground-breaking, historically-significant exhibitions. We are committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of art created after 1940, in all media, and…
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Norton Simon

Norton Simon The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a thirty-year period industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) amassed an astonishing collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century and a stellar collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. Approximately 1,000 works from the permanent collection of 12,000 objects are on view in…
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Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens

The Huntington Library is one of the largest and most complete research libraries in the United States in its fields of specialization. The Library’s collection of rare books, manuscripts, prints, photographs, maps, and other materials in the fields of British and American history and literature totals more than nine million items. Only a tiny portion of the vast collection is on display at any one time, divided between the Main Exhibition Hall and the…
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Zuma Beach

Welcome to Zuma Beach! The best beach in LA County in California, wide open clean sand, mild waves, plentiful parking, life-guards, food stands and bathrooms.  Swim in the summer, watch wildlife in the winter, or swim too if you're hardy. Eat hotdogs and build sand castles.  Have a great day at the beach at Zuma Beach! Sand Surf and Fun! Zuma Beach is right next to Malibu, right next to…
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El Matador State Beach

El Matador State Beach El Matador Beach is one of three beaches within Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach. El Matador is the most popular of the three and the closest to Malibu. The parking lots for each beach are well-signed along Pacific Coast Highway in western Malibu. El Matador has a parking lot on the bluff with picnic tables that look out over the Pacific Ocean. A trail descends through…
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Will Rogers State Historic Park

Will Rogers State Historic Park By the early 1930s, Will Rogers was one of the most popular and highest paid actors in Hollywood.  From his start in vaudeville theater with a trick roping act, he rose to world-wide fame as a columnist, "cowboy philosopher", aviation enthusiast, philanthropist, radio personality, and movie star. During the 1920s, he bought land in Santa Monica, where he developed a ranch.  Eventually, Will Rogers owned about 359 acres overlooking…
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Runyon Canyon Park

Runyon Canyon Park Runyon Canyon Park is a 130 acre park two blocks from Hollywood Boulevard, just west of the 101 Hollywood Freeway extending north to Mulholland Drive. There are entrances on Fuller Avenue, Vista Street, and off Mulholland. Since 1983 when it was acquired by the City of Los Angeles with a grant from the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, it has been managed by the City of Los Angeles…
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Hollywood Sign Trail

Hollywood Sign Trail Stunning views of the Hollywood Sign unfold at your own pace on hiking trails that meander through the rolling chaparral of the Santa Monica Mountains.  Trails originally blazed by paws, hooves, and yucca-thatched moccasins now connect us to cultural as well as natural wonders. The western frontier of Griffith Park offers hikers amazingly close encounters with the Sign, which is off-limits to human hands, just below the…
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Griffith Park

Wild Life/Nature Griffith Park is one of the largest municipal parks in North America and is the largest historic landmark in the City of Los Angeles (Historic Cultural Monument #942), now covering 4,511 acres.  This storied landmark is a rare example of untouched, natural chaparral in an urban center.  Situated in the eastern Santa Monica Mountains, the park’s tree-studded canyons are criss-crossed with more than 70 miles of hiking and…
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The Troubadour

Nightclub The Troubadour is a nightclub located in West Hollywood, California, United States, at 9081 Santa Monica Boulevard just east of Doheny Drive and the border of Beverly Hills. It was opened in 1957 by Doug Weston as a coffee house on La Cienega Boulevard, then moved to its current location shortly after opening and has remained open continuously since. It was a major center for folk music in the 1960s, and subsequently for singer-songwriters and rock. I’ve never been to the Troubadour before, do…
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The Roxy

Nightclub VITAL PERFORMANCES & RECORDINGS The Roxy Theatre is a legendary music venue located on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. Regardless of its West Coast locale, it is known by music lovers all over the world. HISTORY In 1973, Lou Adler and Elmer Valentine, with help from original partners, David Geffen, Elliot Roberts and Peter Asher, opened the now world famous music venue. These successful men got together…
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The Fonda

Spanish Style Theatre The Fonda Theatre is a historic 1920's venue catering to all genres of live music and special events venue located on Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, CA.   Get to know The Fonda Theatre The Fonda Theatre is a historic 1920's venue originally built as Carter De Haven's Music Box and is formerly known as The Henry Fonda Theatre and The Music Box. One of Hollywood's first legitimate theatres, the…
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The Palladium

Concert Theatre Hollywood Palladium This site is not affiliated or sponsored by Live Nation, Ticketmaster or Hollywood Palladium. This site links to resale tickets to events at Hollywood Palladium. See Disclaimer. The world famous music venue, Hollywood Palladium can be found on Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood. Hollywood, California is famous around the world for turning dreams into reality for thousands of dreamers. Amongst the many popular places in Hollywood is the…
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The Avalon

Nightclub, EDM AVALON is one of Hollywood’s most historic landmarks. From The Beatles first West Coast performance in 1964 to ABC’s hit television variety show The Hollywood Palace to Sasha’s first West Coast DJ residency, the theater at Hollywood & Vine has been a show business epicenter since opening in 1927 to present. Frequent ask Questions: Age Limit: Thursday TigerHeat: 18+ Friday CONTROL: 19+ Saturday AVALON: 21+ Door Times: Thursday TigerHeat: 10:00PM Friday…
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The Satellite

Indie Rock Venue A legendary tastemaker for the eastside indie rock set, the Satellite embraces (and makes stars of) rising bands from across the world and down the block. Musicians, writers, artists and those who love them meet to mingle and take in everything from experimental noise ensembles to alt-rock stars to arena headliners playing covert sets. It’s also a staple of Silver Lake nightlife, with frequent drink specials, and…
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The Pantages

Live Theatre The Hollywood Pantages Theatre, formerly known as RKO Pantages Theatre, is located at Hollywood and Vine(6233 Hollywood Boulevard), in Hollywood. Designed by architect B. Marcus Priteca, it was the last theater built by the vaudeville impresario Alexander Pantages. The palatial Art Deco theater opened on June 4, 1930, as part of the Pantages Theatre Circuit. The Pantages Theatre Circuit had been built on vaudeville, and the new Hollywood theater programmed first-run movies alternating through the day with vaudeville…
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The Wiltern

THE WILTERN HISTORY The magnificent interior of The Wiltern evokes a period of elegance and style simply not found anywhere in today's modern venues. The entrance is set back among colorful terrazzo paving, and its art deco design contains decorative tile work along with colorful murals. The most dramatic element of the overall design is the sunburst on the ceiling of the auditorium, with each ray representing its own art…
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Disney Concert Hall

Disney Concert Hall Designed by architect Frank Gehry, Walt Disney Concert Hall (WDCH) is an internationally recognized architectural landmark and one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world. From the stainless-steel curves of its striking exterior to the state-of-the-art acoustics of the hardwood-paneled main auditorium, the 3.6-acre complex embodies the unique energy and creative spirit of the city of Los Angeles and its orchestra.
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Greek Theatre

Greek Theatre Located within Griffith Park, the historic Greek Theatre stands as one of the nation’s most beloved and recognized outdoor entertainment venues. Throughout its history, the Greek has played host to some of the biggest legends in music – from Sir Elton John to Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen to Carlos Santana and many more in between. This iconic venue has also served as a site for numerous high school…
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Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl For more than 100 years, music and performance have had a central destination in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Bowl is a venue for showcasing artistic greatness and celebrating our global cultural heritage. It is also a proving ground for emerging artists and a living laboratory for experimentation and discovery. To explore the Bowl’s vibrant and dynamic past is to have a window on the voices and ideas that…
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The Grove LA

Southern California's premier fashion destination with more than 100 distinctive specialty boutiques reflecting the diverse styles and tastes of Los Angeles. The Grove is your one-stop destination for the best clothing, accessories, beauty and more. With its fashion-forward collection of stores and ever-changing pop-up shops. The Grove delivers a dynamic shopping experience unlike any other in Los Angeles. Hours of Operation: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Siesta Key Wines

We specialize in unique Domestic, Florida Wines and "Hard to Find"  Imported Wines. We also offer "FREE" Private Labeling for Weddings, Holidays, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Special Events, Reunions, and Parties. Stop by and visit our specialty tasting bar and gift shop where you can always "Try before you buy!" at our Daily Wine Tastings! You will find wine gifts with a tropical flair, gourmet gifts and baskets, local and imported wines, local art and our famous Wine T-Shirts! We even have local microbrew beers for your favorite beer lover and cheese for you cheese lovers! (Cheese available…
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Sarasota Opera House

Based in Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast, Sarasota Opera is in now in its 57th season. Eugene OneginIn 1960 the group, then called Asolo Opera Guild was formed to present the touring Turnau Opera in chamber-sized productions in the historic 320 seat Asolo Theater on the grounds of Sarasota's Ringling Museum of Art. In 1973 the company began mounting its own productions. Recognizing the need for a theater more conducive to…
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The Gator Club

Upcoming Events at the Gator Club! Looking for something to do tonight? You’ve come to the right place! Hosting events almost daily, from live bands to local DJ’s. The Gator Club is the place to be in downtown Sarasota - check out the link for daily music lineups.
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Sarasota Bay Explorers at Mote Aquarium

ooking for an exciting, hands-on, educational and FUN experience on the water? We've got it! We are located in beautiful Sarasota, Florida and work in conjunction with Mote Marine Laboratory to provide interactive marine science boat trips for both public and private use. We offer several types of eco-tours including our renowned Sea Life Encounter Cruise, Guided Kayak Tours, Nature Safari and private charters aboard the Miss Explorer. To learn about our various trips, please…
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Siesta Key Oyster Bar

Siesta Key Oyster Bar (or as the locals call it "SKOB") is the hangout with the laidback, beachy atmosphere that will get you right into the Island Spirit. When you're at SKOB you feel right at home, like you're hanging out with good friends on your back patio (although chances are the ceiling of your patio is not covered in dollar bills). One of the things that sets SKOB apart…
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Bay Front Park

Bayfront Park is an area of Sarasota, Florida along Sarasota Bay that includes a marina and the Chidsey Library building Children's Fountain Location: Children's Fountain is located in Bay Front Park (Ringling Blvd. & Bay Front Drive.) Operating Hours: Summer Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day): 10a.m.-7p.m. * Daily, weather permitting Winter Hours (Labor Day to Oct. 31 & Apr.1 to Memorial Day): 10a.m.-5p.m. * Daily, weather permitting Closed Easter, Independence Day. Winter Closure: Last day open is October 31 and…
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St. Armand’s Circle

St. Armand's Circle St. Armand's Circle is centrally located on the lushly landscaped island of Lido Key. Not only will you find contemporary architecture of distinction, Lido Key also boasts stunning beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, year-round lifeguards, acres of recreation area along the bay, spectacular views, playgrounds and pools for lounging at our Mid-Key public beach. For those visiting Lido Key in search of peace and quiet, enjoy one of…
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Turtle Beach

Siesta Key has three wonderful beaches on this 8-mile stretch of "the world's finest, whitest sand™" along the Gulf of Mexico, each one of our beaches offers a slightly different beach experience, but they all share the same azure gulf waters, picture-perfect sunsets, and soothing breeze that melts away your troubles so you really can't go wrong with any of them. While on Siesta Key you can do as much…
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Crescent Beach

Siesta Key has three wonderful beaches on this 8-mile stretch of "the world's finest, whitest sand™" along the Gulf of Mexico, each one of our beaches offers a slightly different beach experience, but they all share the same azure gulf waters, picture-perfect sunsets, and soothing breeze that melts away your troubles so you really can't go wrong with any of them. While on Siesta Key you can do as much…
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Siesta Key Beach

Siesta Key has three wonderful beaches on this 8-mile stretch of "the world's finest, whitest sand™" along the Gulf of Mexico, each one of our beaches offers a slightly different beach experience, but they all share the same azure gulf waters, picture-perfect sunsets, and soothing breeze that melts away your troubles so you really can't go wrong with any of them. Siesta Beach In 2015, Siesta Beach was rated as…
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Jungle Gardens

Sarasota's Favorite Family Attraction! A tropical adventure awaits all who visit. One of the oldest continuously operated attractions in Florida established in 1939, Sarasota Jungle Gardens evokes memories of Florida days gone by. Full of flora, fauna and fun, yet it remains current and exciting for today's families, locals and tourists alike. It is home to more than 150 native and exotic animals including birds of prey, different species of…
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Sliding Rock

Sliding Rock is a 60 foot natural water slide that ends in a 8 foot deep pool of water. There are 2 observation platforms, and is staffed during the season. This is a heavily used recreation area, come early. Restrooms are open daily Memorial Day - Mid August. Operational Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm, during season Reservations: No reservations taken Fees: A daily fee $2 per person. Annual passes remain at $25. Additional revenue is…
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Myakka River State Park

One of the oldest and largest state parks, Myakka protects one of the state's most diverse natural wildlife habitats. Welcome to Myakka River State Park The Myakka River, designated as a Florida Wild and Scenic River, flows through 58 square miles of wetlands, prairies, hammocks, and pinelands. Visitors can enjoy wildlife viewing from a boardwalk that stretches out over the Upper Myakka Lake, then take to the treetops with a…

Lemon Bay Park and Environment Center

Lemon Bay Park is a 210-acre nature-based park located in Englewood with 1.7 miles of shoreline on the beautiful Lemon Bay Aquatic Preserve. Enjoy a part of natural Florida and learn about the environment in a great place to meet and socialize. Natural habitats of the park include a black mangrove forest, a mangrove fringe along the shoreline, and pine and scrubby flatwoods. Within the park are nature trails with…

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Visit Selby Gardens A tropical, urban oasis featuring unparalleled horticulture displays and a Sarasota bay-front setting, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a world-class center for education, research and conservation. Hours: Open daily 10:00AM – 5:00PM* Originally the home of William and Marie Selby, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens today is an urban, bayfront oasis showcasing a living collection of rare and beautiful tropical plants. The Gardens is also a respected world leader…
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Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Set along Sarasota's beautiful bayfront, the landmark Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has been entertaining audiences with a variety of music, dance, theater and comedy for more than 42 years. Built in 1968 with funds from a city bond referendum and a bequest from philanthropists Lewis and Eugenia Van Wezel, the Van Wezel opened its doors in 1970 with a production of Fiddler on the Roof. Since then, the Hall…
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Florida Studio Theatre

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is Sarasota’s contemporary theatre, located in the heart of downtown. It has been in operation in Sarasota since 1973. The Florida Studio Theatre campus is a village of theatres – the historic Keating and Gompertz Theatres, the Parisian-style Goldstein and John C. Court Cabarets, and Bowne's Lab Theatre. Near the Sarasota bayfront, FST brings an energy and vitality to the downtown area. Each theatre is small in…
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Legacy Trail

The Legacy Trail is the regional backbone of a recreational and nature based trail system connecting communities across Sarasota County and stretching into neighboring Charlotte County. The Legacy Trail offers several areas to stop, rest, learn about its history or just enjoy the natural beauty surrounding the trail. The rest stops include seven trailheads which offer access points with free parking.   The Legacy Trail is open from dawn to dusk with…
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Sun Ride Pedicab and Tours

Siesta Keys' only true "eco-friendly" tour and transportation service. We specialize in fun and unique point to point transportation and historical tours with an emphasis on safety and reliability. We invite to try our services during your stay on this tropical isle and immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility that was ranked as the #1 Beach in the United States in 2011.
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Mote Aquarium

Mote Marine Laboratory is an independent not-for-profit marine research organization based on City Island in Sarasota, Florida. Founded in 1955 by Eugenie Clark in Placida, Florida, it was known as the Cape Haze Marine Laboratory until 1967. The laboratory aims to advance the science of the sea, both through its marine and estuarine research labs and through the public Mote Aquarium and its affiliated educational programs. Founded by Dr. Eugenie…