| Jan 6, 2011
| 10:04 AM
A new "Star Wars" themed area at Legoland California with 2,000 Lego models will take visitors chronologically through scenes from the epic film saga.
Photo gallery: View "Star Wars" Lego models at Legoland California
Scheduled to make its debut March...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 9:12 AM
Work has begun on many of the Lego models coming to a new "Star Wars" themed area at Legoland California – including Han Solo's Millennium Falcon, Luke Skywalker's landspeeder and X-Wing starfighters as well as miniature versions of stormtroopers,...
| Nov 28, 2010
Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell St., San Francisco; (888) 625-5144, www.westinstfrancis.com. Check online for special holiday packages.
Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery St., San Francisco; (415) 512-1111, sfpalace.com
The Ritz-Carlton, 1 Miramontes Point...
| Nov 28, 2010
Reporting from the Providence Mountains State Recreation Area, Calif.
There's Down Under, like the story on New Zealand on the left side of this page, and then there's down under.
I chose the latter. Like that journey, my trip to the Providence...
| Nov 28, 2010
Once the realm of family holiday projects, gingerbread architecture has outgrown storybook cottages, gumdrops and marzipan. Tourist attractions and hotels, including the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco and the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad,...
| May 15, 2011
Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, 1313 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim; (714) 781-4565, http://www.disneyland.com. Tickets $68 for ages 3-9, $76 for ages 10 and older
Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia; (661) 255-...
| Sep 5, 2010
From the time he was a toddler, U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Mario Carazo always dreamed of flying. As he grew older, he was able to meld that passion with his deep patriotism and fiercely protective instincts when he joined the Marines and trained as a...
| Nov 9, 2010
| 12:10 PM
Legoland Florida will open in October 2011 with 50 rides, attractions and shows at the former Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven, about 40 miles from Disney World.
In many ways, Legoland Florida will be similar to Legoland California in Carlsbad,...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 11:06 AM
The new Star Wars' models take shape at Star Wars Miniland renders epic battles, iconic cityscapes and massive machines in an intimate 1:20 scale at Legoland California.
The new Star Wars attraction, which opened Thursday at the Carlsbad kiddie park,...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 4:57 PM
As the calendar closes in on Thanksgiving, California theme parks are already setting the table for the Christmas season.
Holiday fun in the form of Halloween, Christmas and New Year's helps fill the parks during the off-season once the spring break...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 5:31 AM
There's a lot more than pixie dust swirling through the air at the Disneyland resort as construction crews, excavators and towering cranes work on several new theme-park rides set to debut this summer and beyond.
The tandem Anaheim theme parks haven't...