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Romantic Getaways of the Southwest
Lake Tahoe - Popular wilderness destination winter or summer.
Morro Bay - California Central Coastline resort destination.
Sedona - Famous Arizona red rock desert resort community
Lake Mead - Watersport recreation area located near Las Vegas
Park City - Hosted many wintersport competition venues during the 2002 Winter Olympics
Big Bear Lake - Southern California mountain retreat.

Tour La Jolla
This scenic resort community is located on the coast north of San Diego It is an exciting mixture of sea caves, tide pools and wide beachfronts. Look for the famous La Jolla Cove which recently has become a popular retreat for California Sea Lions and other marine life. With its striking Mediterranean influence La Jolla has gained a well-deserved reputation as one of the most beautiful vacation destinations imaginable.

    California YSA Singles Ward Directory
    FREE - Meet over 7500 LDS Young Single Adults in California
    YSA Wards, Branches, Conferences, Dances, Sports, Firesides, Social Clubs and Networks. Free Directory.

    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - [LDS / Mormon]
    The LDS Church is unique in claiming to be the only true church on the Earth today divinely restored by God and directed through a living prophet. Patterned after the primitive Christian church of the bible, its organization includes modern-day prophets, apostles, scripture, revelation and miracles. It has one of the highest ratios of ordained clergy per member.

    The church is well known for its emphasis in family, marital fidelity, education, culture, scouting, sports, music, charitable service, temples, missionary work and genealogy while honoring the laws of both God and country.

    Worldwide Mormon Adventure - MainTour Special Feature for LDS - Official LDS Church Website
    Basic Mormon Beliefs - Core beliefs and values
    ForeverFamilies.Net - Happiness is love at home
    Family Search - Genealogy and family history research

    Southern California Arts & Culture
    Southern California Mormon Choir - 120-voice choral ensemble organized under the auspices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Since its formation in 1953, the choir has been performing concerts of classical, sacred, folk, patriotic and popular choral music throughout the Southern California area.
    US Mormon Battalion - Group dedicated to remembering the historic US Army trek to San Diego in 1847.

    Carlsbad California Mission -

    Special Interest
    San Diego LDS Singles - Activities Calendar
    San Diego LDS Singles -
    Mormon Night - [AUG] Baseball Game at San Diego Petco Park
    Los Angeles Family History Center -
    LDS Homeschooling in California -
    LDS California - LDS Single Adult Conferences
    Westside Single Adults - LDS Single Adults in Los Angeles
    A Single Adult Place - LDS Single Adults in Orange County
    San Diego Temple - Building profile.
    Family History Centers - Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego
    Meridian Magazine - LDS News and Lifestyles
    LDS Church News - Weekly Update
    Music and The Spoken Word- - Mormon Tabernacle Choir Broadcast - Listing Live online at Sunday - 8:30AM PST (9:30AM MST) via KSL-AM Radio.

    Heritage Farms Oak Glen
    Mormon Pioneer Trek Reenactment

    Several Working Living History Farms and Apple Orchards are located near scenic Oak Glen, high in the hills above Yucaipa. The farms grows apples, blackberries, cherries, pumpkins and raspberries. Several homesteads host a wide range of living history festivals and themed dinner shows from the civil war, colonial era, pioneer era and other great legends.

    Special Interest
    Southern California LDS Home Storage Centers - Canning Home Goods and Emergency Preparedness Supplies

    Retail Outlets - LDS Themed
    Missionary Depot [Orange CA] - One-stop shopping for anyone who just got their mission call.
    Be Ready Inc Oceanside CA - Wide range of disaster preparedness kits and seminar presentation for any church, business, school, club, etc. Also carry's boy scout and LDS church supplies.

    LDS Arts & Culture - Southern California
    Check the calendar for special Christmas, easter and summer series performances.
    Southern California Mormon Choir - 120-voice choral ensemble organized under the auspices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Since its formation in 1953, the choir has been performing concerts of classical, sacred, folk, patriotic and popular choral music throughout the Southern California area.
    Orange County Mormon Choral Organization - Performing Arts ensembles include choir, womens chorus, high school concert choir, childrens choir, sunbeam choir and orchestra. All ensembles perform in three concerts per year, including concerts in the new Segerstrom Concert Hall at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.

    Family Night Adventure
    Increase happiness and unity in the home as well as personal satisfaction. Family night will help make communication happen and open the doors to let you discover each other's hidden talents and ambitions and prepare for an exciting future.

Adventure Links Tour LDS Stakes

Pasadena Sheraton Resort Vacation Hotel
Pasadena Sheraton Resort
Modern California full service hotel with many amenities and on-site restaurant.

Hawaiian Island Getaway
One of the most popular tourism destinations in the world is the Hawaiian Islands. Local attractions include touring royal palaces, miles of beautiful beaches and polynesian cultural entertainment venues.

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La Jolla - San Diego's premier upscale coastal resort community with aquarium, art galleries, beaches and cultural centers.

Solvang - Charming Danish vacation village located near the California Central Coast.

Newport Beach - Orange County's upscale coastal resort center.

Tour Morro Bay
In the heart of California's Central Coast between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Located next to historic San Luis Obispo and adjacent to great shopping, beaches, golf and adventure.

Southern California Bookstore
This site features the best regional magazines, roadmaps, guidebooks, local history, folklore, fiction, recreation, adventure and more.

MainTour San Diego Vacation Adventure
Big directory of local theme parks and other spectacular attractions, entertainment, dining, world-class resorts, sports, recreation and much more. Includes special features on Sea World, Legoland, Balboa Park, La Jolla, Coronado, local beaches, parks, museums, special events and other famous venues.

Adventure Links LDS Special Interest Groups - Southern California

MainTour Las Vegas - Preview over 80 of the biggest and brightest resorts on the Strip and related special features for adventure, recreation, entertainment, wedding packages and other great attractions.

So. Calif. Wilderness Adventures
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Discover California's natural wonders when you explore to a scenic backdrop of amazing desert, mountain, islands and coastal terrain. Southern California features many exciting high wilderness adventures opportunities for rock climbing, mountaineering, ocean sailing, camping, hiking and more.

Adventure Links Tour Historic Landmarks - LDS Lifestyles

Tour Southern Utah
Visit country famous for several scenic national parks - Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Grand Staircase, Lake Powell and Zion Canyon.

    California Temples
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    Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
    Old Town San Diego State Historic Park recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872. Five original adobes are part of the complex, which includes shops, restaurants and a museum. La Casa de Estudillo is a mansion built around a garden courtyard. This park covers a six block area (bounded by Wallace, Juan, Twiggs and Congress sts) re-creating the founding of the first European settlement in California. Presidio Park (located closeby) is the site of California's first mission and military fortress (1769).

    Mormon Battalion Visitors Center - Old Town San Diego
    LDS Church operated museum commerating the 1847 completion of the longest infantry march in US History, over 2000 miles from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego. The Mormon Battalion consisted of five companies that totaled over 500 men. Multimedia presentations, historic artifacts and paintings.

    Mormon Battalion River Crossing Monument
    West Wetlands Park, Yuma AZ.

    Fort Moore Pioneer Monument
    Hill Street - Chinatown - Los Angeles, CA. -
    Site of Fort built and manned by Mormon Battalion 1847 during occupation of Los Angeles in the Mexican-American War.

    Los Angeles California Stake
    In January 1923 under the supervision of Pres. Heber J Grant, The Los Angeles Stake was the first LDS stake organized outside of the Intermountain region and the also the first urban stake created outside of Salt Lake City.
    Adams Ward - 1st LDS Ward created in California (1923) - still meets in its landmark building on Manhattan Place featuring LDS themed stained glass windows.

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San Diego Paradise Pointe Resort Paradise Pointe Resort -
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Located right on Mission Bay in a tropical garden setting, this is one of the best vacation leisure resorts in San Diego.

Tour Pasadena California
Host to the famous Tournament of Roses Parade and Norton Simon Museum and JPL Center. Pasadena's very famous New Years Day celebration has been running every year since 1889 and today it attracts over 5 million attendance plus a huge television telecast in multiple languages. Later the same day is the famous football challenge.

    San Diego Mormon Temple
    7474 Charmant Dr, San Diego, CA 92122-5000; (858) 622-0991; Temple Website;
    Although admittance is restricted to members of the LDS church, the exterior grounds are open to free public tours daily. The best time to visit (but also most crowded) is on Saturdays when an average of over two dozen wedding parties are passing through to solemnize marriage vows and to take pictures on the lawns and gardens.
    LDS Temple Christmas Lights and Concert Program [DEC] - Public Christmas Concert Festival held nightly.

    Los Angeles Temple
    10777 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA; Official LDS Temple Webpage;
    Located in West Los Angeles, it is the second largest temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the last temple designed for live endowments. Originally announced in 1937, the depression and World War II delayed its completion until 1956. A public visitors center is located directly in back along with Beehive clothing store, mission home and Los Angeles Stake Center.

    Newport Beach Temple
    Smaller temple dedicated August 2005 making it the sixth Mormon Temple completed in California. The Newport Beach temple features a 90 foot single spire and salisbury pink granite from North Carolina instead of the traditional white.
    Jeff Lindsey Temple Tribute Site - More info and images of the Newport Beach Temple.

    Redlands Temple
    1761 5th Ave, Redlands, CA; Official LDS Temple Webpage;
    116th Operating temple of the LDS church was dedicated in 2003. This classic single-spire design is located on 4.6 acres adjacent to the Redlands Stake Center.

    Las Vegas Nevada Temple
    827 Temple View Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89110-2920 USA; 702-452-5011; Temple Webpage;
    Dedicated: 16-Dec-1989 by President Gordon B. Hinckley;

    43rd operating temple of the LDS Church, this building feature a modern six-spire design with white precast stone walls and copper roof with detailing. The highest of the six spires is 119 feet, topped by a 10 foot gold-leafed statue of the Angel Moroni. Temple district covers Southern Nevada and northwest region of Arizona.

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