Month: August 2010

Fresno, California

A- Overview:
Once a dry desert, Fresno, and a million acres surrounding it, are now lush with vineyards, orange groves, and plantings of cotton and other crops. In fact, Fresno County is one of the nation’s agricultural leaders. Conveniently located in the central San Joaquin Valley, this is one California city not to be missed. Just to the west it is predominantly flat, with the land devoted to agriculture. To the east, the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains rise out of the low foothills.

Blossom trail is a scenic, 63 mile self-guided tour encompassing vineyards, orchards, and historical points of interest. It serves as an orientation to the area. The trail passes almond, peach, apricot, plum, and nectarine trees in blossom from late February through March.

With four very moderate seasons, Fresno’s weather is generally mild throughout the year. Summers are dry and warm; winters are cool and sometimes a little misty. The scenic mountain elevations above 5000 feet are sprinkled with snow in late fall and winter, adding to the beauty of the area.

The first European settlement of the Fresno region was by the Spaniards as they searched for suitable mission sites. It was declared to be the property of the United States in 1846 following the Mexican War. Today the city and the entire county play host to thousands of visitors who come to enjoy including the nearby National Parks.

Fresno is the only city in the United States with three National Parks within an hour and a half drive. Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia are three spectacular sites. One of the most popular is Yosemite National Park., renowned for its magnificent valley, great granite domes and peaks, waterfalls, giant sequoia, and spectacular high country. Sequoia National Park is an unspoiled treasure of some of the most striking scenery in the world. Its towering giant sequoia trees and soaring mountain peaks, its cascading creeks, flowering meadows and star studded evening skies adorn this masterpiece of nature. Spring and summer offer sensational hiking, horseback riding, fishing and cave tours. Winter boasts cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and sledding in the Sierras. Kings Canyon’s 461,901 acres are largely wilderness. The park features summits of the High Sierras and two huge canyons on the Kings River. Kings Canyon was established as a national park in 1940 and adjoins Sequoia. They are administered as one unit.

In addition to visiting the nearby National Parks, there is much to see and do within the city. The Chaffee Zoo offers visitors the opportunity to experience a diversity of animal and plant life. This unique zoo focuses on our good fortune in having such diversity of life on our planet At the Downing Planetarium, visitors have the opportunity of gazing into the stars. With a 74 seat theater and a 30-foot dome, the planetarium allows visitors to experience the heavens without even going outside. For those who just want to splash around and have some fun, the Fresno Island Water Park is a must visit attraction. With over 20 water slides and rides, a huge arcade, as well as an amusement park and miniature golf, it’s fun for the whole family.

The Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art, History, and Science is fascinating for all ages. It displays memorabilia from author William Saroyan, a native of Fresno. A science gallery has more than 40 interactive stations with exhibits geared toward children. Forestiere Underground Gardens is an amazing underground retreat designed and created by hand to resemble the Roman catacombs by Sicilian immigrant Baldasare Forestiere in the early 1900s. Under the earth are extensive rooms, passageways, gardens, patios, and courtyards filled with exotic plants. The rooms are lit by skylights. Another favorite site is Roeding Park which features Rotary Playland with a carousel, rides, a miniature railway and the Japanese War Memorial.

Whatever the reason for visiting, whether business or pleasure, Fresno leaves its visitors breathless from its unparalleled beauty and eager to return for another visit.

B- City Information:
Population: 427,652

Elevation: 296 feet above sea level

Land Area: 104.4 square miles

Location: The city and county of Fresno is located in the central San Joaquin Valley of California. To the west it is predominantly flat, with thousands of acres devoted to agriculture. To the east, the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains rise out of the low foothills. It is the only county in the country that can claim three national parks in its backyard.

Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (when it’s noon in Fresno, it’s 2pm in Chicago and 3pm in New York City). Fresno observes Daylight Savings Time from April – October

Weather:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Average temp. (°F)
46.0
51.3
55.4
60.9
68.5
75.8
81.1
79.7
74.5
65.0
52.7
45.3

High temperature (°F)
53.7
61.3
66.1
73.9
82.8
91.1
96.8
95.1
89.1
78.5
63.3
53.7

Low temperature (°F)
38.3
41.3
44.6
47.9
54.2
60.5
65.4
64.2
59.8
51.5
42.1
36.8

Precipitation (in)
2.2
2.2
2.3
0.8
0.4
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.7
1.2
1.4

Climate:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Days with precipitation
8
8
7
4
2
1
0
0
1
2
5
7

Wind speed (mph)
5.2
5.7
6.7
7.4
8.1
8.3
7.4
6.8
6.1
5.2
4.7
4.9

Morning humidity (%)
91
89
86
80
71
65
61
66
71
77
87
91

Afternoon humidity (%)
68
56
47
35
27
24
22
24
28
35
54
68

Sunshine (%)
47
65
77
85
90
95
97
96
94
88
66
46

Days clear of clouds
5
8
11
14
18
23
27
26
24
20
12
7

Partly cloudy days
7
8
8
8
8
5
3
3
4
6
7
6

Cloudy days
19
13
12
8
5
2
1
1
2
5
11
18

Snowfall (in)
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

Local Seasons:

Summer tends to be the busiest time of year as visitors from around the globe come to the area

to visit the National Parks as well as many of the local attractions. Overall, Fresno’s weather is generally mild and pleasant throughout the year. Summers are dry and warm; winters are cool and sometimes foggy. Elevations above 5,000 feet have snow from November to March. In the peak summer months, the temperatures can reach into the mid 90’s F during the day but with the humidity usually in the mid 20% range, it feels much cooler. During this season, the local attractions as well as the numerous nearby National Parks are quite busy. It’s a perfect time to enjoy the out of doors. Spring and fall are cooler and quite pleasant, both during the day as well as in the evening. Watching the area transform itself from season to season is reason enough to visit the area. Nature comes alive with new life each spring as a multitude of colors embrace the area. Fall offers a full array of red, orange, yellow and other colors as the leaves drop and winter arrives. Winters are moderate.

How to Get There:

By Air;

Fresno Yosemite International Airport

4995 E Clinton Way

Fresno, CA 93727

559-621-4500

The Fresno Yosemite International airport is an airport for the central San Joaquin Valley. More than 25 cities, with more than 100 flights, daily are served out of Fresno.

Ground Transportation:

Most of the major car rental companies as well as taxi, shuttle, and limousine service are available at the airport as well as throughout the city.

By Car:

The city is located on U.S. Highway 99, approximately 160 miles east of Monterey, California. If traveling on I-5 from either the north or south, take the Route 180 exit east into Fresno.

By Train:

Amtrak

2650 Tulare St. Bldg. B
Fresno, CA 93721

800-USA-RAIL

By Bus

Greyhound

1033 H ST
Fresno, CA 93721

559-268-1829

How to Get Around:

With three National Parks in its backyard, including Yosemite, the best way to get around is by either personal or rental car.

National Holidays:

New Year’s Day, January 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the third Monday in January

President’ Day, the third Monday in February

Memorial Day, the last Monday in May

Independence Day, July 4

Labor Day, the first Monday in September

Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve, December 31

C- Attractions/Things To Do:
Chaffee Zoo

894 West Belmont Avenue

Fresno, California 93728

559-498-2671

Hours: Open daily 9 am to 4 pm

Admission Charged

A Word from the Director: “Each of us was born into a world of incredible diversity of animal and plant life. Throughout our lives most of us marvel at the diversity and uniqueness of life. We visit zoos and watch nature programs on television and are astounded by the strangeness of the creatures we see. I believe that future generations will judge us not by what we have created for them, but by what we have saved for them.”

Downing Planetarium

5320 N. Maple Ave. M/S DP132
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, CA 93740

559-278-4121

Hours: Call for performance schedule

Admission Charged

The Downing Planetarium has a 74-seat star theater with a 30-foot dome. The planetarium shows are run with a Minolta MS-8 star projector, two video projectors, and 29 slide projectors; all controlled by a computer program.

Fresno Metropolitan Museum

1515 Van Ness Avenue
Fresno, CA 93721

559-441-1444

Hours: Closed Mondays, Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm, Dollar Nights – Thursday 5pm – 8pm

The Fresno Metropolitan Museum features art, history and science. This is a perfect place to take children or explore on your own.

Madera Wine Trail

800-733-8068

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Free

It’s the Valley’s best kept secret – working wineries just a few minutes drive from downtown Madera and just across the river from Fresno.

Meux Home Museum

1007 R Street

Fresno, CA 93710

559-233-8007

Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon – 3:30pm

The Meux Home Museum recaptures the flavor of Victorian Fresno by presenting a middle-class residence — furnished in the period, as a representative house museum. A costumed docent leads a one hour tour of this restored urban dwelling of the 1890’s. By modern standards elaborate, the Meux Home was nonetheless a middle-class residence, built for $12,000 from a carpenter’s catalog.

Blackbeard’s Family Fun Center
4055 N. Chestnut

Fresno, CA. 93726
559-292-9000

Boomers
7354 N. Abby St.

Fresno, CA. 93720
559-432-9684

Forestiere Underground Gardens

5021 W. Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93722
559=271-0734

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged

A subterranean network of over a hundred niches, courtyards, patios, rooms and passageways. Interesting to say the least.

Fresno Island Water Park

1401 N. Wishon Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728

559-277-6800

Hours: Vary, call for exact schedule

Admission Charged

Family fun year-round with over 20 water slides and rides, a huge arcade, amusement park, miniature golf.

Rotory Storyland and Playland
890 W. Belmont Ave.

Fresno, CA. 93728
559-486-2124

Nearby Attractions:

Wild Water Adventures

11413 E. Shaw Ave.

Clovis, California

Located approximately 9 miles from Fresno

800-564-9453

Hours: Open seasonally May – September, call for additional information

Admission Charged

A 52-acre water amusement park with fun for the whole family.

Sierra Summit Ski Resort

59265 Highway 168
Lakeshore, CA 93634

Located 45 miles from Fresno

559-233-3330

Hours: Open seasonally, call for additional information

Admission Charged

Sierra Summit has 200 acres of skiable terrain with runs up to 2 ¼ miles long. Rental and Sports Shop are on the premises.

Nearby National Parks

Yosemite National Park

Renowned for its magnificent valley, great granite domes and peaks, waterfalls, giant sequoia, and spectacular high country, Yosemite is only 1 1/2 hours from Fresno.

Kings Canyon National Park

866-KCANYON

Kings Canyon National Park is located about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The parks are about a five-hour drive from each city. The park is approximately a one-hour drive from the city of Fresno. The park offers visitors fishing, boating, hiking and some 4-wheel driving. Pine Flat Reservoir is located approximately 20 miles from Fresno off Highway 180.

D- Family Fun Attractions:
Events

February

Boat Show

Held late February

Location: Exhibit Hall, 848 M St

559-431-0336

Call for additional information

Viva El Mariachi Festival

Held in late February

Location: Exhibit Hall, Selland Arena

559-621-4700

Call for additional information

Fat Tuesday

Held in late February

Location: Tower District

559-497-8362

Mardi Gras Week and Parade

March

Autorama Car Show

Held late March

Location: Fresno

559-621-4711

Call for additional information

This annual car show features custom cars

Home and Garden Show

Held early March

Location: Fresno Fairgrounds

800-897-7899

Call for additional information

Antique and Collectible Fair

Held late March

Location: Old Town Clovis, 4th and Pollasky

559-298-5774

Call for additional information

April

Blossom Days Festival

Held in early April

Location: Sanger

559-875-4575

Call for additional information

CSUF Vintage Days

Held in mid April

Location: Shaw and Cedar

559-278-2741

Crafts Faire with over 160 craft vendors, Boomtown Carnival with student organizations sponsoring food and game booths, Kid’s Day with arts & crafts, bounces houses, pony rides and petting zoo.

Breakfast with the Animals

Held mid April

Roeding Park, Chaffee Zoological Gardens

559-274-5988

Call for additional information

Selma Raisin Festival

Held in late April – early May

Location: Lincoln Park

559-896-3315

Call for additional information

The Great Western Southern Gospel Fan Festival

Held in late April

Location: Save Mart Center

559-347-3400

Call for additional information

May

Basque Picnic

Held in early May

Location: Coombs Riverbend Ranch, Madera

559-275-6192

Call for additional information

Concours d’ Elegance

Held mid May

Location: CSU Fresno

559-438-6367

Call for additional information

Strawberry Jamboree and Car Show

Held early May

Location: Sierra Vista Mall

559-299-7363

Call for additional information

Riverdale Spring Festival and Rodeo

Held in early May

Location: Riverdale

559-867-3310

Call for additional information

Springfest

Held in early May

Location: Cottonwood Park

559-299-0392

Call for additional information

E Street Fair

Held in mid May

Location: Downtown Fresno

559-441-7915

Call for additional information

June

Great Taco Festival

Held in early June

Location: Eaton Plaza, Fresno & O Streets

559-621-6602

Call for additional information

July

Fourth of July Celebration

Held on the fourth of July

Location: Varies throughout the city

559-846-6343

Call for additional information

August

Serendipity Antique Show

Held mid August

Location: Fresno Fairgrounds

559-434-9160

Call for additional information

Riverbend Smooth Jazz Festival

Held in late August

Location: Coombs Riverbend Ranch, Madera

559-230-4329

Call for additional information

Farmers Market

Held in late August

Location: Farmer’s Market, Old Town

559-298-5774

Call for additional information

Greek Food Festival

Held in late August

Location: St. George Orthodox Church on N. Orchard Avenue

559-233-0397

September

Reedley Taste of the Town

Held in early September

Location: Downtown Reedley

559-638-5484

Call for additional information

Kerman Harvest Festival & Parade

Held in early – mid September

Location: Kerckhoff Park

559-546-6343

Call for additional information

Reel Pride Film Festival

Held in mid September

Location: Tower Theatre

559-443-0600

Call for additional information

Kingsburg Crayfish Festival

Held in mid September

Location: Kingsburg

559-897-1111

Call for additional information

Caruther’s District Fair

Held in late September – early October

Location: Fresno

559-864-3768

Call for additional information

October

The Big Fresno Fair

Held in early – mid October

Location: Big Fresno Fairgrounds

559-650-FAIR

Call for additional information

November

Kerman Ag Expo

Held early November

Location: Kerckhoff Park, 3rd & G St, Kerman

559-289-4384

Call for additional information

Serendipity Antique Show

Held early November

Location: Fresno Fairgrounds

559-434-9160

Call for additional information

Fall Color Festival

Held in early November

Location: Shinzen Friendship Garden, Woodward Park

559-226-8034

Call for additional information

Kearney Park Renaissance Faire

Held in mid November

Location: Kearney Park

559-392-0965

Call for additional information

December

Santa Lucia Festival

Held in early December

Location: Swedish Village, Kingsburg

559-897-1111

Call for additional information

Entertainment

Fresno Ballet

1401 N. Wishon Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728

559-23-DANCE

A complement of vibrant, young men and women bring a new dimension and versatility to the repertoire.

Fresno Philharmonic

2610 West Shaw Lane
Fresno, CA 93711

559-261-0600

The Fresno Philharmonic strives to present high quality, live orchestral music to audiences throughout the San Joaquin Valley.

The Save Mart Center at Fresno State

2650 East Shaw Avenue

Fresno, CA 93710

559-347-3400

Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 4:30pm, Saturday – Sunday (non-event days, non-on sale days): closed

The Save Mart Center at Fresno State is one of the premier event centers on the West Coast. With a seating capacity around 16,000 the center is perfect for a variety of concerts, sporting events, family shows and more.

2nd Space Theatre

Located on Olive Avenue in Fresno

559-266-0660

Enjoy some of the best entertainment in Fresno. The 2nd Space Theatre provides entertainment year round and is the perfect way to enjoy an evening.

Warnors Theater

400 Fulton St.
Fresno, CA 93721
559-264-2848

Performances year round, call for additional information

Sports

Fresno Grizzlies Baseball
Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants

Games played at Grizzlies Stadium

1800 Tulare St. Fresno, CA
559-442-1994

Call for schedule

Fresno Falcons Hockey
AA affiliates to the San Jose Sharks

Games played at The Save Mart Center

2650 E. Shaw Avenue Fresno, CA 93710
559-485-PUCK

Call for additional information and schedule

Fresno State Sports

1600 E. Bulldog Lane

Fresno, CA 93740

559-278-DOGS

Fresno takes pride in collegiate sports. Enjoy Football, Baseball, Basketball, Softball and more. Every year Fresno State is among the nation’s best.

E- Events & Entertainment:
Events

February

Boat Show

Held late February

Location: Exhibit Hall, 848 M St

559-431-0336

Call for additional information

Viva El Mariachi Festival

Held in late February

Location: Exhibit Hall, Selland Arena

559-621-4700

Call for additional information

Fat Tuesday

Held in late February

Location: Tower District

559-497-8362

Mardi Gras Week and Parade

March

Autorama Car Show

Held late March

Location: Fresno

559-621-4711

Call for additional information

This annual car show features custom cars

Home and Garden Show

Held early March

Location: Fresno Fairgrounds

800-897-7899

Call for additional information

Antique and Collectible Fair

Held late March

Location: Old Town Clovis, 4th and Pollasky

559-298-5774

Call for additional information

April

Blossom Days Festival

Held in early April

Location: Sanger

559-875-4575

Call for additional information

CSUF Vintage Days

Held in mid April

Location: Shaw and Cedar

559-278-2741

Crafts Faire with over 160 craft vendors, Boomtown Carnival with student organizations sponsoring food and game booths, Kid’s Day with arts & crafts, bounces houses, pony rides and petting zoo.

Breakfast with the Animals

Held mid April

Roeding Park, Chaffee Zoological Gardens

559-274-5988

Call for additional information

Selma Raisin Festival

Held in late April – early May

Location: Lincoln Park

559-896-3315

Call for additional information

The Great Western Southern Gospel Fan Festival

Held in late April

Location: Save Mart Center

559-347-3400

Call for additional information

May

Basque Picnic

Held in early May

Location: Coombs Riverbend Ranch, Madera

559-275-6192

Call for additional information

Concours d’ Elegance

Held mid May

Location: CSU Fresno

559-438-6367

Call for additional information

Strawberry Jamboree and Car Show

Held early May

Location: Sierra Vista Mall

559-299-7363

Call for additional information

Riverdale Spring Festival and Rodeo

Held in early May

Location: Riverdale

559-867-3310

Call for additional information

Springfest

Held in early May

Location: Cottonwood Park

559-299-0392

Call for additional information

E Street Fair

Held in mid May

Location: Downtown Fresno

559-441-7915

Call for additional information

June

Great Taco Festival

Held in early June

Location: Eaton Plaza, Fresno & O Streets

559-621-6602

Call for additional information

July

Fourth of July Celebration

Held on the fourth of July

Location: Varies throughout the city

559-846-6343

Call for additional information

August

Serendipity Antique Show

Held mid August

Location: Fresno Fairgrounds

559-434-9160

Call for additional information

Riverbend Smooth Jazz Festival

Held in late August

Location: Coombs Riverbend Ranch, Madera

559-230-4329

Call for additional information

Farmers Market

Held in late August

Location: Farmer’s Market, Old Town

559-298-5774

Call for additional information

Greek Food Festival

Held in late August

Location: St. George Orthodox Church on N. Orchard Avenue

559-233-0397

September

Kerman Harvest Festival & Parade

Held in early – mid September

Location: Kerckhoff Park

559-546-6343

Call for additional information

Reel Pride Film Festival

Held in mid September

Location: Tower Theatre

559-443-0600

Call for additional information

Caruther’s District Fair

Held in late September – early October

Location: Fresno

559-864-3768

Call for additional information

October

The Big Fresno Fair

Held in early – mid October

Location: Big Fresno Fairgrounds

559-650-FAIR

Call for additional information

November

Serendipity Antique Show

Held early November

Location: Fresno Fairgrounds

559-434-9160

Call for additional information

Fall Color Festival

Held in early November

Location: Shinzen Friendship Garden, Woodward Park

559-226-8034

Call for additional information

Kearney Park Renaissance Faire

Held in mid November

Location: Kearney Park

559-392-0965

Call for additional information

December

Santa Lucia Festival

Held in early December

Location: Swedish Village, Kingsburg

559-897-1111

Call for additional information

Entertainment

Fresno Ballet

1401 N. Wishon Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728

559-23-DANCE

A complement of vibrant, young men and women bring a new dimension and versatility to the repertoire.

Fresno Philharmonic

2610 West Shaw Lane
Fresno, CA 93711

559-261-0600

The Fresno Philharmonic strives to present high quality, live orchestral music to audiences throughout the San Joaquin Valley.

The Save Mart Center at Fresno State

2650 East Shaw Avenue

Fresno, CA 93710

559-347-3400

Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 4:30pm, Saturday – Sunday (non-event days, non-on sale days): closed

The Save Mart Center at Fresno State is one of the premier event centers on the West Coast. With a seating capacity around 16,000 the center is perfect for a variety of concerts, sporting events, family shows and more.

2nd Space Theatre

Located on Olive Avenue in Fresno

559-266-0660

Enjoy some of the best entertainment in Fresno. The 2nd Space Theatre provides entertainment year round and is the perfect way to enjoy an evening.

Warnors Theater

400 Fulton St.
Fresno, CA 93721
559-264-2848

Performances year round, call for additional information

Sports

Fresno Grizzlies Baseball
Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants

Games played at Grizzlies Stadium

1800 Tulare St. Fresno, CA
559-442-1994

Call for schedule

Fresno Falcons Hockey
AA affiliates to the San Jose Sharks

Games played at The Save Mart Center

2650 E. Shaw Avenue Fresno, CA 93710
559-485-PUCK

Call for additional information and schedule

Fresno State Sports

1600 E. Bulldog Lane

Fresno, CA 93740

559-278-DOGS

Fresno takes pride in collegiate sports. Enjoy Football, Baseball, Basketball, Softball and more. Every year Fresno State is among the nation’s best.

Los Angeles, California

A- Overview:
Los Angeles is a modern, sophisticated city where culture is king. It is located in Southern California on the Pacific Coast. This City of Angels was established by the Spaniards 1781. Los Angeles was merely a ranch town when the US appropriated it from Mexico in 1846, but by the 20th century the film industry shone a spotlight on L.A.

The city of 3.5 million sprawls across 467 square miles of desert basin, mountain canyons, and coastal beaches. If there was one word to describe Los Angles it would have to be diverse; for diversity is not only a characteristic of Los Angeles’ geography, but it also describes the approximately 11 million people who call it home. The largest population of Pacific Islanders in the nation lives here, as well as the world’s third-largest Hispanic population. Los Angeles is home to people from over 140 countries speaking 96 different languages.

Attractions in this city are numerous and varied. There are more than 2,000 museums, galleries, theaters and other attractions in Los Angeles. Los Angeles features itself as a great hostess providing its visitors with activities such as museums, beaches, restaurants, performing arts, people watching and sports. Take a stroll through vintage Hollywood along the Walk of Fame, stopping to catch a show at Mann’s Chinese Theatre, then duck into the Roosevelt Hotel, recently restored to its old Hollywood glory. Rodeo Drive showcases the latest trends. No matter where you travel in and near Los Angeles, there is something exciting to do or see. The area also features dozens of annual events, from parades, to sporting meets to festivals.

Los Angeles has drawn the attention of people from all over, making it the entertainment capital of the world. Hollywood is only a few minutes away with the fabulous wonderland which is known as Universal Studios. Plan an extra day or two to explore Universal with the family. Among its intriguing film sets and sound stages situated in the spectacular Hollywood Hills, there are shows and exhibits to entertain and astound even the most sophisticated.

Los Angeles has not only played a major role in the development of television, music, fashion and art in the past, it is also at the forefront in the present in creating and maintaining a diverse center of pop and traditional culture.

B- City Information:
Population: 3,694,820

Elevation: 330 feet above sea level

Land Area: 469.1 square miles

Location: Located in the southwestern section of California, 120 miles north of San Diego and 383 miles south of San Francisco

Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (when it’s noon in Los Angeles, it’s 10am in Chicago and 9am in New York City). Los Angeles observes Daylight Savings Time from April – October.

Weather:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Average temp. (°F)
57.0
58.0
58.8
61.7
63.9
67.6
70.9
72.0
71.0
67.2
61.5
57.5

High temperature (°F)
66.8
67.8
68.1
71.1
72.0
76.0
79.9
81.1
80.2
76.8
71.4
67.3

Low temperature (°F)
47.2
48.2
49.5
52.3
55.7
59.0
61.9
62.7
61.7
57.5
51.6
47.5

Precipitation (in)
3.8
4.4
3.4
0.8
0.3
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.3
0.5
1.2
2.2

Climate:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Days with precipitation
6
5
5
3
1
0
0
0
1
2
3
5

Wind speed (mph)
5.2
6.0
6.7
7.4
7.1
7.0
6.8
6.6
6.2
5.6
5.2
5.0

Morning humidity (%)
76
78
80
80
81
82
82
82
83
81
79
77

Afternoon humidity (%)
53
54
55
51
55
56
54
53
54
54
53
52

Sunshine (%)
70
71
71
71
64
64
72
73
73
71
75
71

Days clear of clouds
12
10
11
12
10
12
18
19
15
13
13
13

Partly cloudy days
8
7
9
10
13
12
11
10
11
11
8
8

Cloudy days
11
11
11
8
8
6
2
2
4
7
8
10

Snowfall (in)
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

Local Seasons:

As both a major business center and a world renowned vacation destination, there is no such thing as an “off season” in Los Angeles. With warm weather year round, this entertainment capital has something happening each and every day of the year. Summers are slightly busier due to the influx of vacation travelers who come to enjoy the many world famous attractions and sights. With temperatures during this time during the day in the low 80’s F, the nearby beaches and boardwalks are a must see. Spring and fall are quite pleasant with the daytime temperatures reaching into the 70’s F and the nights around 50 F. Winters are mild, and all of the major attractions are open, making this a perfect destination, whether for business or pleasure.

Getting There:

By Air:

Los Angeles International Airport

1 World Way

Los Angeles, CA 90045

310-646-5252

The airport is located close to the city and is served by most of the major worldwide airlines as well as certain regional carriers.

Burbank Airport

2627 Hollywood Way

Burbank, CA 91505

818-840-8840

The airport is served by many of the national airlines as well as certain regional carriers.

Long Beach Airport

4100 Donald Douglas Drive

Long Beach, CA 90808

562-570-2678

The airport is served by many of the national airlines as well as certain regional carriers.

Ground Transportation:

All of the major car rental companies are located at or near all three airports. In addition, taxi and limousine are also available as well as shuttle service to prime destinations.

By Train:

Amtrak

800 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

800-USA-RAIL

By Cruise Ship

Ships dock at the Port of Los Angeles (San Pedro/Long Beach). Metrolink Transit provides bus service into LA.

By Bus:

Greyhound

1716 E 7TH St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021

213-629-8401

611 Maple St.
Los Angeles Maple, CA 90014

213- 627-2940

649 S Wall St.
Los Angeles Wall, CA 90014

213-627-5405

Getting Around:

While there is some public transportation available, the reality of getting around in Los Angeles is to travel by car, either personal or rental car. Rental cars are readily available throughout the city.

National Holidays:

New Year’s Day– Jan. 1

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day– 3rd Mon. in Jan.

President’s Day– 3rd Mon. in Feb.

Memorial Day– last Mon. in May

Independence Day- July 4

Labor Day–1st Mon. in Sept.

Thanksgiving Day– 4th Thurs. in Nov.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day– Dec. 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve- Dec. 31

C- Attractions/Things To Do:
El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historic Monument
125 Paseo De La Plaza, Ste 400
Los Angeles CA 90012
213-680-2525
Home of world-famous Olvera Street and site of Los Angeles’ birthplace, this colorful Mexican marketplace, which opened in 1930, features 27 historic buildings surrounding the old Plaza.

California Museum of Science and Industry
700 State Dr
Los Angeles CA 90037
213-744-7400
Contemporary science and technology museum features exhibits on aerospace, science, earthquakes, mathematics, energy, health and economics. IMAX Theater.

HOLLYWOOD Sign
With letters 50 ft tall, Hollywood’s trademark sign can be spotted from miles away and is recognized around the world. The sign, which originally spelled out “Hollywoodland,” was erected in the Hollywood Hills in 1923 to promote a real-estate development.

California Science Center
700 State Dr., Exposition Park
213-744-7400
Exhibits focus around the science that we encounter in our to everyday life. Tess, the animatronic star of “BodyWorks,” demonstrates how the body’s organs work together to maintain balance. The Imax Theater, with 3-D capabilities and a seven-story movie screen, shows science-related films.

Capitol Records Tower
1750 N. Vine St
On its south wall, L.A. artist Richard Wyatt’s mural Hollywood Jazz, 1945-1972, immortalizes musical greats Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Miles Davis. The blinking light at the top of the tower spells out “Hollywood” in Morse code.

Central Library
630 W. 5th St
213-228-7000
Major fires in the 1980s closed the library for six years. The original building, designed by Bertram Goodhue, was completely restored to its 1926 condition. The library also features a 1-1/2-acre outdoor garden.

Farmers Market
6333 W. 3rd St
323-933-9211
In July 1934, two entrepreneurs developed a European-style open-air market where farmers could sell their produce to local housewives. The idea was an instant success, the market has more than 110 stalls and more than 20 restaurants, many with alfresco dining under umbrellas.

Hollywood Walk of Fame
All along this mile-long stretch of Hollywood Boulevard sidewalk, the names of more than 2,000 entertainment legends are embossed in brass, each at the center of a pink star embedded in dark-gray terrazzo.

Huntington Gardens

1151 Oxford Rd
626-405-2100
The awesome 150-acre Huntington Gardens include a 12-acre Desert Garden. The Japanese Garden features traditional Japanese plants, stone ornaments, and a Japanese house.

Kidspace
390 S. El Molino Ave
626-449-9143
This children’s museum is housed in the gymnasium of an elementary school. There are plenty activities for the children to get involved with. Kids can direct a television or radio station; dress up in the real uniforms of a firefighter, astronaut, or football player; or play in tunnels for exploring insect life.

La Brea Tar Pits
In the early 20th century, geologists discovered that the sticky tar found in these pits contained the largest collection of Pleistocene, or Ice Age, fossils ever found at one location.

Los Angeles Children’s Museum
310 N. Main St
213-687-8800
Hands-on exhibits allow kids to record a song, make a TV show, learn about recycling, create arts and crafts, build a city out of pillows, and practice being a firefighter.

Mann’s Chinese Theatre
6925 Hollywood Blvd
323-464-8111
You will have to attend a theatre production in order to view the interior trappings of the former “Grauman’s Chinese,” a fantasy of Chinese pagodas and temples, but the courtyard is open for browsing.

Museum of Contemporary Art at California Plaza
250 S. Grand Ave
213-626-6222
The permanent collection of MOCA is split between Geffen Contemporary and the galleries at this site, a red sandstone building designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki.

Museum of Tolerance
9786 W. Pico Blvd
310-553-8403
Using state-of-the-art interactive technology, this museum challenges visitors to confront bigotry and racism. One of the most affecting sections covers the Holocaust, with actual film footage of deportation scenes and simulated sets of concentration camps.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd
213-763-3466
The more than 3.5 million specimens at this superb museum in Exposition Park include a rich collection of prehistoric fossils; extensive bird, insect, and marine-life displays; an elaborate taxidermy exhibit; pre-Columbian artifacts; and crafts from the South Pacific.

Olvera Street
622 N. Main St. Sepulveda House
213-628-1274
Lively, one-block Olvera Street tantalizes with tile walkways, piñatas, mariachis, and authentic Mexican food. Restored as an open-air Mexican market in 1930, the street is the symbol of the city’s beginnings when the original settlers built earthen and willow huts near the river. Vendors sell puppets, tooled leather goods, sandals, serapes, and other items from little stalls that line the center of the narrow street.

Pacific Park
380 Santa Monica Pier
310-260-8747
The 12 rides at Santa Monica Pier’s 2-acre amusement facility include a roller coaster, a giant Ferris wheel, a flying submarine, and the Rock and Roll, a spinning experience with a light show and rousing music.

Santa Monica Pier
Colorado Ave. and the ocean
310-458-8900
Eateries, souvenir shops, a psychic adviser, arcades, and the Pacific Park amusement facilities are all part of this truncated pier at the foot of Colorado Boulevard below Palisades Park.

Universal Studios
100 Universal City Place
818-508-9600
Visiting the theme park is a sensational introduction to the principles of special effects. Seated aboard a comfortable tram you can experience the parting of the Red Sea, meet a 30-ft-tall version of King Kong, be attacked by the ravenous killer shark, and endure a confrontation by aliens armed with death rays. With a “Front of the Line Pass”, visitors can get priority seating with no wait in line and go behind the scenes after the show to meet the stars (animal or human) and learn about special effects, etc. The pass is well worth the small additional cost.

D- Family Fun Attractions:
California Museum of Science and Industry
700 State Dr
Los Angeles CA 90037
213-744-7400
Contemporary science and technology museum features exhibits on aerospace, science, earthquakes, mathematics, energy, health and economics. IMAX Theater.

California Science Center
700 State Dr., Exposition Park
213-744-7400
Exhibits focus around the science that we encounter in our to everyday life. Tess, the animatronic star of “BodyWorks,” demonstrates how the body’s organs work together to maintain balance. The Imax Theater, with 3-D capabilities and a seven-story movie screen, shows science-related films.

Kidspace
390 S. El Molino Ave
626-449-9143
This children’s museum is housed in the gymnasium of an elementary school. There are plenty activities for the children to get involved with. Children can direct a television or radio station; dress up in the real uniforms of a firefighter, astronaut, or football player; or play in tunnels for exploring insect life.

La Brea Tar Pits
In the early 20th century, geologists discovered that the sticky tar found in these pits contained the largest collection of Pleistocene, or Ice Age, fossils ever found at one location.

Los Angeles Children’s Museum
310 N. Main St
213-687-8800
Hands-on exhibits allow kids to record a song, make a TV show, learn about recycling, create arts and crafts, build a city out of pillows, and practice being a firefighter.

Olvera Street
622 N. Main St. Sepulveda House
213-628-1274
Lively, one-block Olvera Street tantalizes with tile walkways, piñatas, mariachis, and authentic Mexican food. Restored as an open-air Mexican market in 1930, the street is the symbol of the city’s beginnings when the original settlers built earthen and willow huts near the river. Vendors sell puppets, tooled leather goods, sandals, serapes, and other items from little stalls that line the center of the narrow street.

Pacific Park
380 Santa Monica Pier 310-260-8747
The 12 rides at Santa Monica Pier’s 2-acre amusement facility include a roller coaster, a giant Ferris wheel, a flying submarine, and the Rock and Roll, a spinning experience with a light show and rousing music.

Santa Monica Pier
Colorado Ave. and the ocean
310-458-8900
Eateries, souvenir shops, a psychic adviser, arcades, and the Pacific Park amusement facilities are all part of this truncated pier at the foot of Colorado Boulevard below Palisades Park.

Universal Studios
100 Universal City Place
818-508-9600
Visiting the theme park is a sensational introduction to the principles of special effects. Seated aboard a comfortable tram you can experience the parting of the Red Sea, meet a 30-ft-tall version of King Kong, be attacked by the ravenous killer shark, and endure a confrontation by aliens armed with death rays. With a “Front of the Line Pass”, visitors can get priority seating with no wait in line and go behind the scenes after the show to meet the stars (animal or human) and learn about special effects, etc. The pass is well worth the small additional cost.

E- Events & Entertainment:
Events

January

LA Golden Dragon Parade
Held in late January

Location: Chinatown, Los Angeles
213-617-0396

Hours: 2pm – 5pm

Admission Free

February

Pan African Film & Art Festival

Held in early February

Location: 3650 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Los Angeles
213-896-8221

Hours: 10am – 11:30pm

LA Times Festival of Books
Held in mid February

Location: UCLA Campus, West Los Angeles
800-LATIMES

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Free

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is a two-day celebration of the written word and one of the country’s premier literary events.

March

The Los Angeles Marathon

Held in early March
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
310-444-5544

Admission Charged

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go; on a 26.2-mile adventure that includes more entertainment per mile than virtually any other race in the world.

April

Blooming of the Roses Festival
Location: Exposition Park Rose Garden
888 LA PARKS (527-2757)

Call for additional information

Cinco de Mayo

Held in late April – early May
Location: El Pueblo Historical Monument, Placita Olvera
213-625-5045

Call for additional information

Admission Free

A well attended annual event honoring Los Angels’ Latin community.

May

Pacific Islander Festival

Held in early May
Location: Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park
714-968-1785

Call for further information

NoHo Theatre & Arts Festival

Held in mid May

Location: Lankershim Blvd. and Magnolia
818-763-5273

Call for additional information

NoHo is L.A.’s official Arts community filled with professional theatres, eclectic shops, international dining and home to the world-famous Emmy statue.

Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Contest

Held in mid May
Location: Paramount Movie Ranch Agoura Hills in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
818-382-4819

Call for additional information

Valley Greek Festival

Held mid – late May
Location: St. Sophia Cathedral
1324 S. Normandie Avenue at Pico, Los Angeles
323-737-2424

The Festival not only honors and celebrates the essence of Hellenic culture at its best but also captures the spirit of family fun and entertainment of the neighborhood community that is the BLQ.

June

Playboy Jazz Festival
Held in mid June

Location: Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles
323-850-2050

Call for additional information

August

Nisei Week Japanese Festival

Held in mid August

Location: Little Tokyo, downtown Los Angeles
213-687-7193

Call for additional information

Celebrating Japanese culture and community through a variety of events and exhibits.

September

Los Angeles County Fair

Held in mid – late September

Location: Fairplex, Pomona
909-623-3111

Call for additional information

Want to grab life by the udders? Then visit the L.A. County Fair, where visitors find one of the largest carnivals in North America, live horse racing, spectacular exhibits, the Flower & Garden Pavilion, great fair food, shopping, the Millard Sheets Gallery and so much more!

Watts Towers Day of the Drum
Held in late September

Location: Watts Towers Art Center Amphitheatre
213-847-4646

Call for additional information

October
Sherman Oaks Street Fair
Held in mid October

Location: Ventura Boulevard between Van Nuys Blvd. and Kester Ave.
818-906-1951

Call for additional information

November

African Film Institute’s Los Angeles International Film Festival

Held in early – mid November

Locations vary

323- 8567707

Call for additional information

Including over 100 films from over 30 countries, and countless world premieres.

Griffith Park Festival
Held late November – most of December

Location: Griffith Park, Los Angeles
323-913-6488

Call for additional information

December

Whale Watching

December – March

Location: San Pedro and vicinity
310-548-8500

Call for additional information

Arts and Entertainment

Los Angeles Opera
135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90012
213-972-7219

Call for performance schedule

Admission Charged

The combination of words and music can, at its best, let us experience things about human character, feelings, moods and motivations that music and words, on their own, are powerless to express. It is like a window into the soul of a character. It is no wonder that no other art form inspires such passion in its audience and participants. Come experience the feeling for yourself.

City Ballet of Los Angeles

1532 West 11th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90015
323-932-1127

Call for performance schedule

Ballet of Los Angeles is committed to tradition; daring to be different and reflecting the diversity that is Los Angeles. Ballet of Los Angeles is an ensemble of world-class dance artists that produces bold, original choreography, superb classics, and brilliant, often rare, works by great choreographers.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic

151 South Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

213- 972-0737

Admission Charged

Call for performance schedule

The Los Angeles Philharmonic is one of the world’s greatest musical symphonies, renowned for their brilliant performances and innovative programming. In addition, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association presents the finest guest artists of classical, jazz, and world music, at two of the most remarkable places anywhere to experience music — the extraordinary Walt Disney Concert Hall and the world-famous Hollywood Bowl.

Theatres

Second City

The Second City Studio Theatre
8156 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

323-658-8190

The Second City Los Angeles Studio Theatre provides an environment where both students and professionals can learn, explore, expand and showcase their talents applying the distinctive Second City style. Performances at the Studio Theater range from Second City alumni productions to Training Center Graduates Greenhouse shows to training center performances.

Hollywood Bowl

2301 N. Highland Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90078

323-850-2000

In July 11, 1922, with the audience seated on simple wooden benches placed on the natural hillsides of Bolton Canyon, conductor Alfred Hertz and the Los Angeles Philharmonic inaugurated the first season of music under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl. While much has changed in the ensuing years, the tradition of presenting the world’s greatest musicians and striving for musical excellence has remained a constant goal of this famed Los Angeles cultural landmark.

Actors Art Theatre
6128 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90048
323-969-4953

Center for the New Theater at CalArts

650 South Avenue 21

Los Angeles, CA 90031
661-253-7724

Century City Playhouse
10508 W. Pico Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90064
310-204-4440

Coronet Theatre

366 N. La Cienega Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90048

310-657-7377

David Henry Hwang Theater

Located at the Union Center for the Arts – home of the East West Players

120 N. Judge John Aiso

Los Angeles, CA 90012

213-625-4EWP

Evidence Room

2220 Beverly Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90057

213-381-7118

Gardner State

1501 N. Gardner St.

Los Angeles, CA 90046

323-732-5029

Music Center – Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles

North Grand Avenue at Temple Street,

Los Angeles, CA 90068

323-850-2000

Shubert Theatre

2020 Avenue of the Stars

Los Angeles, CA 90067

800-447-7400

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 S Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

213-972-7211

UCLA Live

Freud Playhouse

Los Angeles, CA 90001

310-825-2101

As a major producer and presenter of music, dance, theater, and spoken word, UCLA Live brings hundreds of outstanding and provocative artists to Los Angeles each year.

Sports

Los Angeles Lakers

Professional Basketball

Games played at the Staples Center

555 N. Nash Street

El Segundo, CA 92045

213-742-7340

Season runs October – April

Los Angeles Clippers

Professional Basketball

Games played at the Staples Center

555 N. Nash Street

El Segundo, CA 92045

213-742-7340

Season runs October – April

Los Angeles Sparks

Professional Basketball

Games played at the Staples Center

555 N. Nash Street

El Segundo, CA 92045

213-742-7340

Season runs October – April

Los Angeles Dodgers

Professional Baseball

Games played at Dodger Stadium

1000 Elysian Park Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90012

323-224-1448

Season runs April – October

Los Angeles Kings

Professional Hockey

Games played at the Staples Center

555 N. Nash Street

El Segundo, CA 92045

888-KINGS LA

Season runs October – April

Los Angeles Galaxy

Professional Soccer

Games played at The Home Depot Center
18400 Avalon Blvd.

Carson, CA 90746
310-630-2200

Los Angeles Avengers

Arena Football

Games played at the Staples Center

555 N. Nash Street

El Segundo, CA 92045

310-788-7744

Call for schedule

Page, Arizona

A- Overview:
Ask anyone who has visited Page for a first impression. The response will range from “incredible” to “awesome.” Page is a thriving Arizona tourist community of 6,200 visited annually by over 3 million travelers who come to enjoy the water recreation features of Lake Powell and other tourist attractions in Northern Arizona and Southern Utah. Stunningly beautiful red canyon walls tower above the blue-green crystal clear water of the lake. The cloudless Arizona sky and abundant sunshine add to the idyllic scene. Climbing toward Page on highway US89, the panorama suddenly appears. Looking down on Glen Canyon Dam, from this the far eastern rim of the Grand Canyon, one sees the astonishing beauty of Lake Powell spread out in the rocky abyss below.

Page was named for John Chatfield Page, the commissioner of reclamation who devoted many years to the development of the upper Colorado River. Page, Arizona provided a base of operation and housing center for the huge number of construction workers and their families engaged in building the gigantic Glen Canyon Dam in the Colorado River between Arizona and Utah. The dam created Lake Powell, the largest man-made lake in America.

The town is now a center for outfitters who provide trips into the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Scenic flights over Lake Powell and the surrounding Navajo country as well as to the Grand Canyon depart from the Page airport. Lake Powell boat trips and Glen Canyon raft trips can be arranged through the Page Chamber of Commerce.

Lake Powell stretches for hundreds of miles. Its beaches, canyon walls and floor reveal countless geological wonders and thousands of years of ancient Native American history. Glen Canyon Dam is immense. It rises 710 feet above the Colorado River bedrock with a 1,560 foot long crest. It is 300 feet thick at the base and holds back some 9 trillion gallons of water. The dam conserves water from a 246,000 gallon watershed and provides electricity for the Pacific southwest and the Rocky Mountain areas.

Page has a busy airport, visitors’ center, museum, library and eleven churches standing side by side on one street. At the Carl Hayden Visitor Center, an illustrated history of the construction of the dam unfolds along with exhibits giving interesting details about the project. A guided tour of the generating plant provides further information. Nearby is a small museum dedicated to Major John Wesley Powell who explored the Colorado River, despite losing his right arm in an earlier Civil War battle. Powell wrote passionately about the wonders of the River and canyons. He made a return trip in 1871 and further documented his amazing journey. Exhibits focus on Native American artifacts discovered in the area.

Ancient history is evident throughout Lake Powell with petroglyphs created over 2000 years ago by the Anasazi nation who farmed along the Colorado River. There are many archeological sites on Lake Powell including the ruins of Defiance House in Iceberg Canyon. The Anasazi disappeared about 700 years ago. Today the Navajo, Ute and Paiute Indian tribes have established their homes in the vicinity.

Lake Powell has a reputation for providing some of nature’s best backcountry hiking and four-wheel excursions. Houseboat vacations are extremely popular because the expansive lake offers deep bays and canyon-lined fingers that can take many days to explore and enjoy. The rose-colored beaches are ready for exploration and relaxation.

Other recreational opportunities include boat tours to the world’s largest natural stone arch, Rainbow Bridge National Monument; overland tours to a slot canyon; antelope sightings, and trout fishing below Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River. There is hiking; a smooth water float trip between high sandstone canyon walls; scenic flights giving an overview of this immense mesa and plateau country; scuba diving through the canyons of Lake Powell; mountain biking the pink and red sandstone slickrock bowls; an eighteen hole championship golf course with incomparable views of the lake and Glen Canyon Dam. These are just a few of the activities visitors enjoy. There are a variety of restaurants offering choices from patio dining to superb cuisine. There are also gift shops, galleries and antique stores.

Join the 3 million people who visit Page and Lake Powell each year. Page and Lake Powell, Arizona vacation memories last a lifetime.

B- City Information:
Population: 6,933

Elevation: 4188 feet

County: Coconino

Land area: 16.6 square miles

Zip code: 86040

Area code: 928

Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time. Daylight saving time is not observed. When it is 12:00 noon in New York City (EST), it is 10:00 AM in Page, Arizona.

Average weather in Page, Arizona

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Average temp. (°F)
35.1
40.8
48.7
56.5
66.1
76.8
82.2
79.7
71.5
58.7
44.7
35.8

High temperature (°F)
43.7
50.8
60.1
69.2
79.2
90.9
95.7
92.7
84.2
70.4
54.5
44.4

Low temperature (°F)
26.5
30.6
37.2
43.8
52.9
62.5
68.6
66.7
58.7
46.9
34.9
27.2

Precipitation (in)
0.6
0.5
0.7
0.5
0.4
0.2
0.6
0.7
0.7
1.0
0.6
0.5

Normal climate around Page, Arizona

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Days with precipitation
6
6
7
5
4
3
9
9
6
5
5
5

Wind speed (mph)
6.6
7.0
7.9
8.5
8.4
8.2
7.0
6.5
6.8
6.6
6.9
6.7

Morning humidity (%)
71
69
65
59
55
46
56
65
63
63
65
69

Afternoon humidity (%)
48
42
36
28
24
19
30
36
32
32
40
48

Sunshine (%)
75
73
76
81
86
87
78
79
83
80
75
72

National Holidays:

New Year’s Day Jan. 1

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day 3rd Mon. in Jan.

President’s Day 3rd Mon. in Feb.

Memorial Day last Mon. in May

Independence Day July 4

Labor Day 1st Mon. in Sept.

Thanksgiving Day 4th Thurs. in Nov.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dec. 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve Dec. 31

Arrival

Page is located in northern Arizona on Hwy. 89 about 4 miles south of Wahweap Marina on Lake Powell. Scenic Airlines (800-245-8668) has flights from Las Vegas to Page. Charter flights to Page from Salt Lake City are also available. You can get to Wahweap Marina from Page by cab or a shuttle operated by Wahweap Marina (928-645-2433).

By car: From Flagstaff, drive north on US 89 to Page and Lake Powell. (about 140 miles)

C- Attractions/Things To Do:
Canyon Bowl & Off-track Betting
24 N. Lake Powell Blvd.
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-9020

Carl Hayden Visitor Center
Glen Canyon Dam
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-6404

Jutting more than 700 feet above the Colorado River bedrock and made of 5 million cubic feet of concrete, the Glen Canyon Dam rivals even the Hoover Dam in sheer massiveness. Glen Canyon visitors descend deep into the dam on the free guided tours offered by the Carl Hayden Visitor Center May through October. The one-hour tour leads you through the dam’s inner machinery. The center also provides information about the construction of the dam and offers panoramas of Lake Powell.

Dine Bi Kaya Museum
1501 hwy. 98
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-2404

Lake Powell Concert Association
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-8801

John Wesley Powell Museum
6 N. Lake Powell Blvd.
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-9496

This is the one-stop source for information of interest to people visiting Page, Arizona and the surrounding area.

Lake Powell National Golf Course
400 Country Club
Page, AZ.86040
928-645-2023

an eighteen hole championship golf course with incomparable views of the lake and Glen Canyon Dam

Lake Powell Jeep Tours
Page Plaza
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-5505

Mesa Theater
42 S. Lake Powell Blvd.
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-9565

Page Library
697 Vista
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-4270

Red Rock Cyclery & Sea Kayaks
819 N. Navajo
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-1497

Scenic Airlines
Page Airport
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-2494

D- Family Fun Attractions:
Carl Hayden Visitor Center
Glen Canyon Dam
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-6404

Jutting more than 700 feet above the Colorado River bedrock and made of 5 million cubic feet of concrete, the Glen Canyon Dam rivals even the Hoover Dam in sheer massiveness. Glen Canyon visitors descend deep into the dam on the free guided tours offered by the Carl Hayden Visitor Center May through October. The one-hour tour leads you through the dam’s inner machinery. The center also provides information about the construction of the dam and offers panoramas of Lake Powell.

Dine Bi Kaya Museum
1501 hwy. 98
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-2404

Lake Powell Concert Association
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-8801

John Wesley Powell Museum
6 N. Lake Powell Blvd.
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-9496

This is the one-stop source for information of interest to people visiting Page, Arizona and the surrounding area.

Lake Powell National Golf Course
400 Country Club
Page, AZ.86040
928-645-2023

an eighteen hole championship golf course with incomparable views of the lake and Glen Canyon Dam

Lake Powell Jeep Tours
Page Plaza
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-5505

Mesa Theater
42 S. Lake Powell Blvd.
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-9565

Page Library
697 Vista
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-4270

Red Rock Cyclery & Sea Kayaks
819 N. Navajo
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-1497

Scenic Airlines
Page Airport
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-2494

E- Events & Entertainment:
Annual Events

January

Annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet and Auction

928-645-2741

March or April

Easter week

Annual City Easter Egg Hunt

928-645-8861

Early April

Spring Flair Quilt Doll Craft Fair

435-675-3771

Early May

Annual Golf Tournament

June

Annual Cuddle Scramble Golf Tournament

928-645-3264 Ext. 2247

Fund raising event supporting children

July 4

July in the Park

Fireworks

928-645-2741

Street parade-arts-crafts-artwork- vendors-games-food-music
Patriotic program.

Mid-September

Mr. Burffel’s Tournament

928-645-2136

Teams from around the four corners states gather

for a softball tournament, over-all winner.

Early October

Octoberfest

928-645-8811 Ext.7687

Bikers from across the west gather for a jamboree-fund raising-games of skill

Early October

Annual Harvest Festival Craft Fair

435-675-3771

2nd week in October

Shiners’ Golf Tournament

928-645-9244

Mid-October

John Wesley Powell Memorial Auction

928-645-9496

Late October

Pumpkin Festival

928-645-5113

Art-crafts-music-games-food vendors

Early November

Christmas in November
Arts & Crafts Sale

928-645-5821

2nd week in November

Hot Air Balloon Regatta

928-645-2741

Hot Air Balloons from the 4 corners states-

flights- Balloon show vendors

Early December

Tree Lighting Ceremony

928-645-8861

Music/dancing