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Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort // January 19 - January 26, 2019 // $2795* Discover Waikiki block by block, beach by beach and best of all, everything is within walking distance. Get out of the cold and say Aloha as you stand on the warm sandy beach on this wonderful singles vacation. So what are you waiting for, join us in Waikiki Hawaii Honolulu Hawaii Singles Vacation Daily Itinerary Vacation Day 1 - Saturday: Arrive in Honolulu Arrive at Honolulu airport and make your way to the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort. All group hotel rooms are partial Oceanview rooms! No activities are planned for today but arrive early and lounge at the hotel pool or on the beach. Tonight meet and greet your host and fellow vacationers. Then enjoy a wonderful dinner (not included), poolside with live music by legendary Hawaiian entertainers. Vacation Day 2 - Sunday: Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Day Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and adjust to the time zone change as we spend the day at our amazing resort located on Waikiki beach. Get your included souvenir tote bag, and coupons for discounts at nearby retailers and attractions then join the group as we kick back and relax on one of comfortable lounge chairs by the beach. Have lunch at one of the three affordable restaurants, partake in one of the lobby activities that might include lei-making, Hawaiian crafts and music workshops. For an extra charge you can take surfing lessons, an outrigger canoe ride or enjoy a beachside massages under a thatched roof. Tonight is our Welcome Dinner at Duke's, Waikiki Beach's legendary gathering place honoring Hawaii's great ocean sportsman, Duke Kahanamoku. Vacation Day 3 - Monday: Oahu Hidden Gems Tour and Snorkeling with Turtles After an early breakfast, climb aboard our shuttle and relax as our Hawaiian expert drives us to beautiful locations throughout the island of Oahu. Known as a sightseeing paradise, Oahu has many white sandy beaches and spectacular lookout points. The best part of our day will be swimming and snorkeling with turtles. Get your cameras ready for sweeping views of the coastline, with Diamond Head in the backdrop then the Halona Blowhole Lava Tubes, formed thousands of years ago by molten lava tubes. The tubes run to the ocean, and the blowhole can erupt sending a geyser of water up thirty feet high! A humming sound deep in the rocks sounds just before the blowhole erupts. Nearby is a small beach cove, where Green sea turtles are known to rest. After a beautiful scenic drive, we make a quick stop at Tropical Farms, The Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet for delicious coffee, chocolates and Macadamia nut treats. Then we make our way to the northern part of the island for a stop at the tropical fruit stands, which offers ice cold coconuts to drink from, mango’s, and other tropical treats. Then it is time for a lunch break (not included) at the famous North Shore Shrimp Trucks. They may not look like much, but Hawaiian shrimp trucks on Honolulu offer one of Oahu's best delicacies on a paper plate. Try the buttery garlic infused shrimp. A little of sweetness, a little chared, these shrimp are served with a side of rice, and every bit delicious. After lunch, gear up to snorkel with giant Hawaiian green sea turtles and lots of colorful fish and underwater life. The honu, or Hawaiian green sea turtle, is an endangered species of turtle that can be found throughout the Pacific and Oahu serves as a major nesting ground for these turtles. These activities allow us to observe these wonderful creatures without interrupting their habitats. After a day of activities and fun, we return to Waikiki in time to relax before our nightly plans. Vacation Day 4 - Tuesday: Pearl Harbor & Historical City Tour The Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City Tour is one of Oahu's most popular sightseeing experiences and gives you a special look at Honolulu's history.We will travel first to historic Pearl Harbor, where we will have time to tour the renovated Pearl Harbor Memorial Museum and Visitor Center, the hub for all four Pearl Harbor historic sites: WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument (USS Arizona Memorial), USS Bowfin Submarine Museum, USS Missouri Memorial, and the Pacific Aviation Museum. After our visit, we are off on a fully narrated tour of Honolulu city highlights. We will pass Punchbowl Crater, part of an extinct volcano and now home to the National Cemetery of the Pacific. Downtown see the state capitol and Washington Place, former home of Hawaiian royalty and Hawaii's governors. A stop at the King Kamehameha statue allows time to take photos. View Iolani Palace, the only royal palace on American soil (and an attraction that you can visit later using your Go Oahu Card), and Kawaiahao Church, where services are still held in the native Hawaiian language. Our tour winds up with a drive through Chinatown before returning to Waikiki in the early afternoon. Vacation Day 5 - Wednesday: Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace - Free Afternoon Both locals and visitors love the great deals and unique items at Hawaii’s largest open-air marketplace, Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace! It’s a Farmer’s Market, Art Gallery, Made in Hawaii Craft Fair, Exotic Bazaar, and Outlet Mall all rolled into one convenient location! This morning we will walk and take the trolley to discover unique treasures at Hawaii’s largest open air flea market With over 400 merchants offering the best values on imported merchandise, hand made items, eclectic art pieces, popular local snacks, and other made in Hawaii products, this is sure to be our one stop destination to find that special gift or souvenir. Free afternoon to enjoy our wonderful vacation resort and the beach at Waikiki. Relax, learn how to surf, paddleboard or take one of the many optional half day tours available. Vacation Day 6 - Thusday: Diamond Head - Paradise Cove Luau Sleep late or prefer to be more active this morning then join us as we take the trolley to hike Diamond Head. Rising 760 feet with a 3,520-foot crater, this volcano is nothing short of breathtaking. Hiking Diamond Head might first appear to be a challenging all day climb, but these Oahu hiking trails can sometimes be deceiving, as it really only takes about 40 to 60 minutes to reach the summit of the Diamond Head hike. Climb to the top for a panoramic view of Honolulu, Waikiki Beach, the Pacific Ocean and more. The hike is ranked as “easy to moderate” in physical exertion, and offers unparalleled views of the coastline. Take note that while the climb itself requires little exertion, the staircases at the end can be challenging for those not in “peak” shape, and can leave you breathless…though the views at the top will prove worth the climb! From the moment we set foot upon Paradise Cove's 12 oceanfront acres, we’re greeted with a tropical Mai Tai and traditional Hawaiian music to set the festive mood. Casually stroll through the Hawaiian Village and learn the Arts & Crafts of the islands or test your skills at the Hawaiian Games. After the delightful Shower of Flowers, participate in the Hukilau on the Beach and learn the net fishing techniques of old Hawaii. Witness the time-honored techniques of underground oven cooking at the Imu Ceremony. Our evening continues with an Hawaiian feast so bring your appetite to fully enjoy Paradise Cove’s extensive menu which tastefully blends the best of traditional Hawaiian dishes, local favorites and continental cuisine. With the most spectacular Hawaiian sunset as a backdrop, the award-winning performers will entertain and amaze us with an unforgettable display of songs and dances of Hawaii and Polynesian culture. Vacation Day 7 - Friday: Beach Time or Rainforest, Waterfalls & Movie Sites Hike - Catamaran Cruise This morning you have two choices, one active and the other relaxing. 1) Get a beach chair or pool lounge and relax under a coconut tree while enjoying the gentle breeze of the trade-winds, all under the backdrop of the famous Diamond Head Volcano. Today you can have either a free three-hour rental of a boogie board, umbrella, chair, or fins, or a 90-minute surfboard rental. 2) Discover the spectacular, untouched beauty of Hawaii on a self-guided 2-mile hike following a mountain stream that runs through a rainforest. A beautiful 150-foot waterfall will be your unforgettable destination. Along the way, we'll pass through gardens lush with tropical fruit trees as well as an ancient Hawaiian dwelling. What's more, we'll even see the settings of several popular films and television shows, from Hunger games to Hawaii Five-O. No Hawaiian vacation is complete without a relaxing sailing cruise! The lush Ko’olau Mountains, shimmering skylines of Honolulu & Waikiki, and majestic Diamond Head make for absolutely breathtaking scenery and are a perfect setting for our unforgettable afternoon on Hawaii’s turquoise waters. Be amazed at how easily our catamaran slices through waves while still offering an ultra-comfortable ride. Our crew will take us along Oahu's shores, during which time you should keep your eyes out for dolphins, flying fish and sea turtles Enjoy a 10 minute fireworks display on Waikiki beach before we walk to a local restaurant for our Farwell Dinner. Vacation Day 8 - Saturday: Depart Hawaii This morning is your last chance to catch those final rays Enjoy a complimentary oceanfront yoga class at 7:30am then have breakfast before its time to say Aloha to Waikiki and all your new travel friends. Make your way to the airport, according to your flight schedule as our singles vacation has come to an end. Honolulu, Hawaii Fun & Sun Singles Vacation Dates: January 19 - January 26, 2019 Price: $2,795* Singles Weekend Includes * 7 Nights Accommodations * Breakfast Daily - Welcome and Farewell Dinner + Luau * Singles Travel Leader / Guide * Guided Tours, Activities and Admissions per itinerary * All Taxes and Surcharges *The price per person is for a double room. Free roommate matching is available on all our vacations, so there is never a need to pay a "single supplement". If you wish to room alone it is an additional $1500 Not Included * Airfare * Airport Shuttle * Gratuities Deposit $400 Balance Due November 19, 2018 payment in full if booking after November 19
Looking for a fun night out? This is it! Since this is a special anniversary night there's not only going to be amazing DJ'd blues music and top notch drop-in dance lesson, but also LIVE MUSIC from Sista Jean and CB, amazing door prizes, a photo booth, and more — and it only costs $15* to get in!! All ages and dance levels welcome. No need to bring a dance partner .. everyone asks each other to dance so it's a great way to meet new people! Of course, that's not to say you can't bring a date and have an enjoyable night out on the town together. ⏲️ WHEN Blues Dance Class 8:30pm-9:15pm (included in cover) DJ'd Music 9:15pm-10:30pm and 11:30pm-1am Live Music from Sister Jean & CJ 10:30-11:30pm 🎟️ DOOR PRIZES Passes to do Something Blue, Third Saturday Swing, and Lindy Groove's Monthly Blues Lesson Series will be given out to some lucky winners**. **You must collect a ticket at check in and place it in the bucket for the event pass you'd like to be eligible to win. Must be present to to collect your prize. Drawing will be at/around 10:15pm. 💰 COVER $15 for this special engagement (Cash or Credit/Debit) *This is the cash discount price. Full price (using Credit) for entry is $16. No Bills Larger Than $20 Accepted. 🚗 PARKING There's plenty of street parking, both residential and meters (meters should all be off by 6pm). Just make sure to move your car by 2am. ✔️ CODE OF CONDUCT All attendees are expected to respect and abide by our Code of Conduct. It is displayed at the front desk nights of the dance. Don't hesitate to ask a question below. See you on the dance floor!
Go to a place you have never been? Or go and check out a place you know!! Dozens of museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors to attend their museums free of charge. A link to the full list is will be posted in the comments area. The full list of 30 also contains a lot of great places that are free everyday. Taking normally free places off the list. As well as those in Santa Barbara, Riverside, Palm Springs, etc . . that leaves the following. The new list is now also reordered from highest to lowest instead of alphabetical. The offer of free admission is for general museum admission only and does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions. Regular parking fees apply at each museum. Consult individual museum websites for hours, directions, and other visitor information. So here is what we are gonna do, . . . On this meetup event page if you are interested in any of these, . . . RSVP here and then in the comments area put where you want to go AND the meeting time. All you really need is one person to join you. Secondly, . . .on a monthly basis over the year an effort will be made to schedule a meetup to one of the normally free museums (volunteers welcome). And third . . . For a more "sure thing" of an event one from the list below is as a separate and stand-alone event. WAIT!!! I have a question, . . . Is this a hosted event or un-hosted? OK . . . here is the answer. One of these locations will be hosted by a primary organizer from the group. Other locations will be hosted by other organizers if they step up and volunteer. On a smaller basis members will step up and offer to host at locations that have none. If there is nobody that steps up there is no host and therefore no event. As of right now . . leaning towards LACMA as the main hosted one as it is central. A stand-alone will be posted after NYE. RSVP here to stay in the loop with updates. Below is list list of museums that will be free and their normal fee. Museum of Tolerance $15.50 Grammy Museum $15 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) $15 The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) $15 Kidspace Children’s Museum $14 each (child or adult) Autry Museum of the American West Normally $14 Japanese American National Museum $12 Free tickets available at janm.org/freeforall. Skirball Cultural Center $12 Noah’s Ark timed-entry, one-hour tickets are limited and distributed first-come, first-served La Brea Tar Pits and Museum $12 General admission only; free tickets available at tarpits.org/freeforall Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County $12 Free tickets available at nhm.org/freeforall USC Pacific Asia Museum $10 Japanese American National Museum $10 Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) $10 The Paley Center for Media (free or $10) Descanso Gardens $9 Free, timed tickets are available on a first-come, first- served basis at www.descansogardens.org (http://www.descansogardens.org/) Zimmer Children’s Museum $7.50 Pasadena Museum of California Art $7 Craft & Folk Art Museum $7 Columbia Memorial Space Center $5 per person. (In Donwney) BELOW is a list of participating museums that happen to be free every day. So those will be better on another weekend (in my opinion) . Annenberg Space for Photography Free cookie with the purchase of any coffee beverage (while supplies last). The Broad California African American Museum California Science Center Fowler Museum at UCLA Getty Center Getty Villa Free, timed tickets are required. Visit getty.edu. Hammer Museum Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust USC Fisher Museum Offering free admission on Saturday, January 27, instead of Sunday, January 28. University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach Join us for opening reception of Robert Irwin: Site Determined 4-6 pm, January 28. Closed January 27.
Free drinks and admission. Comedy galore! Donations accepted for the comics. This show is an outreach program for the Unitarian Universalist Church to welcome Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning people to the church. This meetup has been going for nearly 4 years and has built up a big following. The intention is to build community while introducing LGBTQ people to the "UU" church. A brief explanation of church principals is given prior to the show. The comics are uncensored, so the show can be bawdy and irreverent. Always relevant and very spontaneous, the comics are professionals from TV, Film, Clubs and Theaters all over the U.S. You will love this meetup- bring a friend and make a friend at this great event. FUN FUN FUN! Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8