September 13, 2011 |
The Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park is gearing up for its season. The inn opens Oct. 7 and closes at the conclusion of Mother's Day brunch May 13 . . . . Lake Tahoe's Eighth Annual Trails and Vistas Art Hike takes place this weekend at Spooner Lake on the North Shore. There is a 2.5-mile hike, with participants pausing for music, dancing, sculpture and poetry readings. Tickets are $30 . . . . The Star of India , one of the historic ships run by the Maritime Museum of San Diego , is holding Halloween tours Oct. 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 . . . . With the premiere of the hit HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” later this month, Atlantic City is touting its Prohibition-era past , including the Absecon Lighthouse and Dock's Oyster House . In addition, the Roaring 20s Tour, by Great American Trolley Co. , offers a four-hour blast into the past for $25 that also includes lunch . . . . The Scottsdale Cycling Festival begins Sept.
July 17, 2011
A nice little piece on the Lucille Ball museum ["A World of Funny" by Jay Jones, July 10] but Jones might also have noted that in and about the area is the resort town of Bemus Point on Lake Chautauqua, the Chautauqua Institution itself, across the lake, and the home and museum of Roger Tory Peterson, whose "Birds of North America" is the standard reference book on the subject. I'm not from the area but passed through there a number of years ago and … discovered that there were a number of interesting things besides the Lucy museum, which, by the way, is terrific.
June 16, 2011 |
Finding a Father’s Day outing for Dad beyond taking in a baseball game or hitting the green can leave daughters and sons perplexed. So trying heading a bit south this weekend for a maritime tour of San Diego . Here are some attractions and happenings: -- The 21 st annual San Diego Wooden Boat Festival will take place this weekend about 10 minutes from downtown San Diego on the Point Loma peninsula, which serves as the...
January 20, 2011 |
Take to the seas for Valentine’s Day during a special sailing on a special ship. The Californian, the state 's official tall ship, will dock at the Maritime Museum of San Diego and offer a three-hour " Sweetheart Sail " on Feb. 13. Passengers aboard the Californian will have an opportunity to haul a line or staff the helm during the sailing, which will end with a cannon salute. The schooner, a replica of a Gold Rush-era vessel, was built in 1984. The Sweetheart Sail will start at 12:30 p.m. It includes a keepsake picture (taken between 10:30 a.m. and noon before the sailing)
May 9, 2010 |
Vintage yacht race Edwardian steam yachts, built primarily between 1901 and 1910, are rare, and a race between two of these sleek vessels is even rarer. But at noon on May 15, that's just what visitors in the San Diego area will see when the 1901 Cangarda and the 1904 Medea launch from Coronado's Glorietta Bay, pass under the Coronado Bridge, steam past Shelter Island and finish at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. You can view the race from shore or aboard one of two boats: the tall ship Californian ($50 for adults, $30 for children)
April 18, 2010 |
LAS VEGAS Vegas Uncork'd When, where: May 6-9, various venues Highlights: The fourth annual culinary convention, presented by Bon Appétit magazine, features several of Vegas' top restaurants in more than 30 events that give attendees access to famous chefs, including Alain Ducasse, Bobby Flay, Michael Mina, Wolfgang Puck, Joël Robuchon and Guy Savoy. Cost: See website for details. A portion of proceeds benefits charities that help the hungry.