Amusement Parks
in Los Angeles
& Southern CA
Los Angeles with Kids
Activities for kids during
your visit to LA
Shopping Links
Malls, Shopping Centers, Factory Outlets and more
Los Angeles Zoo
Costs the same as a movie but has more entertainment value!

Rose Parade in Pasadena

Click here for more info about the annual event
L.A. Transportation
Bus schedules, Trains, Airports, Bicycle info, more


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Mission - The first purpose of this website is to encourage you to choose Los Angeles as your vacation destination, and to aid in your travel planning. It is also hoped that website visitors will purchase vacation services through this website.


  • Tim Heffley - Owner, founder, producer and webmaster of this website. Author of all of the content between June 1999 until around May 2007. Since then, some articles and web development efforts have been contributed by these writers and designers:
  • Patricia Guth ( - Disneyland, Universal and Knott's articles, "LA with Kids" series, the Rose Parade, Santa Monica and others.
  • Kristin Viola () - Most of the shopping articles (except for the Burbank area), plus the Beverly Hills series.
  • Tracie Groh ( - LA Zoo, Forest Lawn and the Burbank articles.
  • Masafumi Mori - Translation of a significant amount of content on from English into Japanese. The results can be viewed at LAtourist.JP
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  • Zack Darling Creative Associates ( - designed most of the header logo.

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  • More than any other city, the greatness of Los Angeles must be attributed to the ingenuity of its people. -- Mayor Tom Bradley, 1980
  • Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt. -- Special Olympics Athlete Oath
  • Forget all the reasons why it won't work and believe in the one reason why it will. -- Anonymous
  • Never give up. -- Bob Parsons' 16 Rules for Success, rule #2


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