Things are slowly starting to bloom at lower elevations around Joshua Tree National Park. The namesake trees are beginning to show their creamy white blooms at the park’s west entrance and outside the park’s southern border.Read more
You can spend part of the spring and a bit of summer in Tahiti, thanks to a $993 round-trip airfare, including all taxes and fees, from LAX to Papeete on Air Tahiti Nui.
The fare, subject to availability, is for departures April 1-June 22 and for return by June 27. You may not stay more than 15 nights, and you must buy your ticket by Feb. 27.Read more
SeaWorld San Diego will debut a new “less theatrical, more natural” killer whale show this summer that may change orca shows at the marine theme park for decades to come.
Besides the Orca Encounter show, additions coming to SeaWorld this summer include a themed land with six attractions and a light show.Read more
If you don’t have plans for Presidents Day, maybe it’s time to make some. National parks and national forests that charge entrance fees will be free to all on the Monday holiday.
That means you save $25 at Joshua Tree National Park and $30 at Yosemite National Park, for example. And, in the local Angeles National Forest north of Los Angeles, you won’t need a $5 Adventure Pass to visit.Read more
Want to stay at a Waikiki Beach mega-hotel without all the crowds and noise? Now you can. Hilton Hawaiian Village recently opened a new hotel-within-a-hotel at its 2005 Kalia Road resort.
The Honolulu hotel’s Alii Tower in early February was turned into a separate space from the rest of the sprawling, beachfront property. And with that separation comes privileges.Read more