Sightseeing Videos, DVD from California to Plan A Memorable Trip
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Item Code : BIKE17619DVD. Bike-O-Vision. 72 Minutes. Bike-O-Vision motion-travel videos and DVDs are the fun and easy way to see the world's most famous and scenic routes from a cyclist's viewpoint. You'll travel the backroads and byways of Europe, America and the Caribbean. Each virtual reality ride will energize you with realistic motion, enhancing your exercising experience! This Bike-O-Vision journey will take you through the must-see palm lined lanes of Beverly Hills, past Hollywood landmarks, glimpsing dolphins along the Ventura coast and through beautiful Balboa Park in San Diego, yet it easily escapes the stereotypes as you glide through miles of desolation and rustic beauty near Pinnacles National Park, Boulder Park, and Ghost-towns of route 66.
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Item Code : IMAX17618DVD. "Adventures in Wild California" will send you careening down an icy, steep mountain face with snowboarders; twirling on thermals above the clouds with skysurfers; swimming through the oceans with otters and their surrogate human mother; excavating the very heart of a thirty-story-tall Giant Sequoia with botanists and emerging from under the spray of one of the world's biggest surfable waves. The heart-pounding imagery recreates an experience of California's farthest edges that few will ever know first-hand. Narrated by Jimmy Smits ("NYPD Blue," "L.A. Law"); featuring music by Lindsey Buckingham. A visit to California that will cause hearts to pound and adrenaline to flow. Produced for IMAX theaters, this wild adventure ride takes the audience on a thrilling trek through the extremes of the state of California. Snowboarders challenge the state's gigantic mountains. Oceanographic photography captures otters and other sea in their native habitat. Skysurfers fly through the California clouds. Foresters investigate the interior of a massive, thirty-story high Sequoia tree. And the world's most sumptuous waves are surfed upon. The imagery is breathtaking, showing the diversity of the Golden State and filming it in incredible detail. The music is provided by Lindsay Buckingham. Hosted by Jimmy Smits.
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Item Code : QUES17617DVD. 72 Minutes. Tahoe When Mark Twain first saw Lake Tahoe, he described it as "surely the fairest picture the whole earth affords." Host Simon Kane shows us the beauty of the region and the wealth of accommodations, restaurants and activities available around its 72-mile shore. Share such invigorating "pure experiences" as hang gliding over Tahoe, dining at the Black Bear Tavern, the oldest restaurant building on the lake, white water rafting on the Truckee River, skiing and skating at Squaw Valley, site of the 1960 Olympics, and marveling at the million dollar views from the rooms at Ferrari's Crown Motel. El Dorado County One of California's original 27 counties, El Dorado is the undisputed home of the Gold Rush, and possibly home of the American vineyard too, with vines originally planted in 1849. Simon visits a number of historic sites in the county, including Marshall Gold Discovery Park, and the actual spot where gold was first found. Simon also visits several wineries, including Chateau Routon, where Arabian Horses are bred on the same site. In Placerville, Simon points out stops that are worth a detour including Hangman's Tree Pub, and the Shafsky House, a bed and breakfast in an original, turn of the century building. Amador County Amador county is the very heart of California's Gold Country, where prospectors flocked to find their fortunes 150 years ago. Simon talks to folklorist Robert Richards about the area's history, visits the Montevina winery, and checks out the local accommodations and attractions. In Sutter Creek, it's always 1898 in the Monteverde Store Museum and the Palace Saloon, where a typical gunfight is re-enacted in the street. Also featured are the Mine House Inn, a living relic of a golden past, and the Black Chasm an extrordinay underground cave famous for its rare helictite formations.
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Item Code : QUES17616DVD. 72 Minutes. Santa Barbara Take A "Sideway's" look at the region affectionately known as "the American Riviera." Filmed here, the Oscar-nominated film has invigorated interest in this thriving wine region. Host Simon Kane savors all the flavors of Santa Barbara, with its vibrant arts scene, farmers markets, and specialty shops. A high-light is meeting the legendary Fess Parker, who starred as Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone in the 1950s and '60s, but is now best known as the proprietor of the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn and Spa in Los Olivos. Ventura Say "Hello" to the California coast's rising star. Author and historian Richard Sennett reveals Ventura's heritage of fountains, and points out the Ventura courtroom that inspired dynamic lawyer Erle Stanley Gardner to create his Perry Mason books. Stroll, cycle or skate the Promenade, and "hang ten" at Surfer's Point. Other "peak moments" include exploring Ventura's atmospheric Main Street, and selecting from more than 140 wines from around the world at Weaver Wines. Los Angeles The sky's the limit in this glittering, trendsetting and culturally diverse city that continually reinvents itself. Simon visits with world-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck, creator of "Fusion"-style cuisine, and acts out his Oscar fantasies during a guided tour of the Kodak Theatre, home to the Academy Awards ceremony. Simon also goes on a 2 a.m. roll at the hip Lucky Strike Lanes and joins the late night crowds at Pink's Hot Dog Stand. Explore the spectrum of shopping districts, from tony Rodeo Drive to funky Melrose Avenue.
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Item Code : QUES17615DVD. 72 Minutes. Calistoga Host Simon Kane is your guide to Calistoga's picturesque hillside wineries, natural hot springs, accommodations and dining, and breathtaking scenic attractions. Sample the wines and chat with the owners of Graeser Winery and Storybook Mountain Vineyards, and indulge yourself at the luxury spa resort, Calistoga Ranch, with its thermal pools and mud spas. Get a feel for the character of this authentic small town, and send your spirits soaring with a hot air balloon ride over Napa Valley landmarks. Napa The Wappo Indians proclaimed this lush green valley as "the land of plenty." Today, Napa is recognized as one of the world's premiere wine growing regions. You won't miss a thing as Simon visits Napa's wineries, points out its architectural masterpieces, and explores its bustling historic downtown. From COPIA, the American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts to the "belle epoque joie de vivre" of its inns and bed and breakfasts, you'll get a generous sampling of this little piece of paradise. Sonoma County Sonoma County is one of the world's top wine growing regions and a year-round haven with fine dining, lodging and spas, and a flourishing arts community. Fifty-eight miles of Sonoma coast offer a magnificent display of nature. Stop in Bodega Bay, where Alfred Hitchcock filmed "The Birds", and go behind the scenes of local winereies, including Rodney Strong, St. Francis, and Ferrari-Carano. Visit the Charles Schulz Museum, devoted to the creator of 'Peanuts', and explore the Arts Trail, as artists welcome the public inside their studios.
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Item Code : QUES17614DVD. 72 Minutes. Temecula Hot air balloons and open cockpit biplanes offer aerial tours of stunning Temecula Valley. Viticulturalist Ben Drake sheds light on what makes this region the perfect environment to grow premium wine grapes. Host Simon visits an intoxicating variety of wineries, from intimate Hart Winery to the lavish South Coast Winery. For the ultimate wine-tasting experience, visitors can board the Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle. Simon also visits the phenomenal Pechanga Resort and Casino, and Warner Springs, one of Southern California's best kept secrets with its fabulous thermal pools. San Diego Simon goes beyond San Diego's most obvious tourist stops to explore this city's historical, cultural, and culinary attractions. Simon brushes up on area history at the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. You'll visit Hillebrecht Avocado Farm, and check out the freshest, picked-daily produce at Chino Farms market. Simon explores the bustling Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego's premier dining, shopping, and entertainment district, and speaks with Croce's restaurant owner, Ingrid Croce, widow of singer-songwriter, Jim Croce. Your tour ends at Balboa Park, the nation's largest urban cultural park. Costa Mesa Welcome to the O.C! Get a panoramic view of the "California Riviera" aboard a helicopter. Costa Mesa's thriving cultural scene is represented by a visit to the spectacular Orange County Performing Arts Center. Simon tees off at some of the area's premier golf courses, including the Tustin Ranch Golf Club and he championship oceanfront Monarch Beach Golf Links. For upscale shopping and fine dining, the South Coast Plaza offers an unparalleled experience. Simon surveys the 2.8 million square feet of shopping and restaurants that serve up food from virtually every corner of the globe.
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Item Code : QUES17613DVD. 72 Minutes. Tulare County Tulare County is home to some of America's prettiest and most colorful small towns, and for its incredible giant Sequoia trees. Host Simon Kane begins his visit in Visalia, home to two cosmopolitan dining experiences, Cafe 225, and Depot, whose building once housed the original Southern Pacific Railway. Stroll the town of Exeter, famed for its murals, and gaze awestruck at Sequoia National Park's General Sherman Tree, the largest on the planet. Say "Cheese!"- Simon also visits Three Sisters Farmstead Cheese to witness the cheese making process, and tees off at the River Island Golf Course and Country Club. Calaveras County Mark Twain made this Gold Rush town famous with his 1865 short story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"- but its treasures were discovered long before that! Join Simon as he seeks out this region's "perfect places" and basks in its awesome scenery. Marvel at Big Trees State Park, experience the thrills, chills, and spills of white-water rafting on the Stanislaus River, rappel 165 feet into the extraordinary underground cave at Moaning Cavern, and go house boating on the New Melones Lake. Simon also visits the Ironstone winery, and lives out a Wild West fantasy in Millerosa. Paso Robles As far back as 1795, Paso Robles has been spoken of and written about as California's oldest watering hole, the place to go for springs and mud baths. Simon visits a number of its downtown establishments, including the Vinoteca wine bar with its weekly wine maker gatherings and tastings. The area boasts more than 100 wineries. Simon visits EOS, whose founders were also well known in motor racing, Treana, with its picturesque setting, and the Wineyard at Steinbeck Vineyards, which immerses visitiors in the winemaking experience.
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Item Code : GRET17611DVD. The Greatest Journeys on Earth. 48 Minutes. With its golden beaches and sheer cliffs, glacial water and tropical palms;with its ever-spreading metropolis, larger-than-life celebrities, and over-the-top prosperity, California is, without contest, the kingdom of contrast, beyond measure and beyond superlatives. For four centuries this land at the edge of the western world attracts hardy adventurers like a magnet, and today's California is modeled in the image of the extravagant landscapes and the legendary tycoons who call it home. The Greatest Journeys on Earth This collection of thirteen one-hour documentaries suggests unusual itineraries through some of the most beautiful places on earth. Each journey takes the viewer beyond the usual commonplace clichTs of travel destinations. Instead, through geography, history, architecture, culture, celebrations, leisure activities and gastronomy, viewers are able to appreciate the art of living in each destination. With interviews, visits, lavish meals and celebrations, viewers become aware of the richly-textured history of these great destinations. Each program investigates the history and progress of a skill, a means of expression, or a practical discovery that has become an integral part of economic life in a world-famous region. In this way, each story paints a historical portrait and reveals a way of life. The Greatest Journeys on Earth brings viewers into the network of inns and castles in each destination. Gastronomy, leisure, and reminders of celebrities who marked the history of these sites allow viewers to relive, in the present, the magnificent times of the past.
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Item Code : TPCS17610Boxed Set of 4 Discs. DVD. 3 Hours and 33 Minutes. From PBS affiliate KCTS comes the Over California Deluxe Box Set, a collection of the most successful regional videos ever produced. The Emmy Award-winning series, presented for the first time ever in a deluxe box set, features amazing cinematography and beautiful original music scores. Showcasing video shot in High-Definition (HD) by the world's most experienced aerial production team, the Over California Deluxe Box Set is filled with breathtaking awe-inspiring imagery. Fly over Napa and the Pacific coast, see the awesome beauty of Yosemite Valley, visit the Hollywood Hills, walk among tall redwoods, and experience the majesty of the Sierra Nevada mountains. 4 Complete Videos Over California Experience an exhilarating journey above a landscape of contrast. Photographed entirely from the air over the course of a year, powerful high-altitude images reveal the special beauty and magic of the mountains, deserts, vineyards, coastlines, and cities that comprise the state of California. The intimate sense of place is enhanced by an original stereo soundtrack. Over California was originally shot in High Definition, and to retain its panoramic perspective Over California is presented in letterbox format. Globe Trekker: California California is the most populous state in America. From the gold rushes of the 1800s to the Hollywood of today, California has long been the land of dreams. join traveler Justine Shapiro as she begins her journey in Palm springs, a sparkling oasis in the middle of the desert. From there, she travels to sprawling Los Angeles and tours the Hollywood Hills. Heading north, she continues to beautiful Big Sur before heading inland to the Sierra Nevada mountains. she ends her journey in Humboldt county - home of the giant redwoods. Spirit Of Yosemite This is the state-of-the-art film presented at the Visitor Center in Yosemite Valley - with over 30 minutes of new material including three new featurettes highlighting the beauty of Yosemite in all four seasons with original music composed by Tony Humecke. Enjoy the majesty of Yosemite National Park as you are transported to the beauty of Yosemite Valley, the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias, Tuolumne Meadows, and the High Sierra. Spirit of Yosemite was photographed in wide screen 35-mm film and mixed in 5.1 surround sound. Spirit of Yosemite was produced by The Yosemite Fund, Yosemite National Park's primary nonprofit fundraising organization. Since 1988, fund donors have provided over $35 million to more than 200 projects that preserve, protect and enhance Yosemite for future generations. Over Arizona This Emmy award-winning program is a thrilling aerial adventure over some of the most dramatic landscapes in the country. Over Arizona will take you on a breathtaking journey over canyon lands, verdant pine forests, snow-capped mountain peaks, and shimmering modern cities. The program also features never-before-seen views of the Grand Canyon and Arizona's sprawling deserts. the program's stunning photography, informative narration, and evocative original musical score will entertain.
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Item Code : OVER17609Over Videos. 58 Minutes. Over California is an exhilarating journey above a landscape of contrast. Photographed entirely from the air over the course of a year, powerful high-altitude images reveal the special beauty and magic of the mountains, deserts, vineyards, coastline and cities that are the state of California. The intimate sense of place is enhanced by the original stereo soundtrack. Over California was originally shot in High Definition Television. To retain its panoramic perspective, it is presented in letterbox format.
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Item Code : EQUI17608DVD. Equitrekking. 30 Minutes. The diverse beauty of Sonoma is experienced as Equitrekking's Emmy nominated host and equestrian travel expert Darley Newman horseback rides through Redwoods, a vineyard, crashing waves on Northern California beaches and the golden meadows of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Darley fulfills many people's dream by taking a beach ride on the dramatic Northern California Coast. Darley ventures among "old souls" through the giant Redwoods of Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve on an eco-tour with naturalist Laura Ayers, whose intimate knowledge comes from growing up among these trees and raising and training Quarter Horses. At a local vineyard known for colorful equestrian history and award-winning Cabernets, Darley horseback rides through rows of grapes to learn about the art of wine making. Darley takes a bike tour through the small-town Sonoma. Equitrekking ends the episode with a sunset ride through the golden grasslands and colorful madrones of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, with stunning views of Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Emmy nominated host and producer Darley Newman takes viewers to the best destinations to go horseback riding, exploring with local people to learn about history, culture and stunning wildlife and natural surroundings. Experience equestrian travel as expert Darley takes you riding on the beaches of Southern Spain, in a northern California Redwood Forest, the rainforest in Costa Rica or through the lush, green countryside of Ireland. For both arm-chair travelers and those preparing to take their equestrian adventure, Equitrekking transports viewers to exotic destinations on this Emmy Award winning travel series.
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Item Code : GLOB17607DVD. Globe Trekker Video. Situated on the West Coast, California is the most populous state in America. From the gold rushes of the 1800's to the Hollywood of today, California has long been a land where dreams are made. Traveler Justine Shapiro begins her journey in Palm Springs, a sparkling oasis in the middle of the desert. From there she travels to sprawling Los Angeles and tours the Hollywood Hills. Heading north she continues to beautiful Big Sur, before leaving the coast to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. She ends her journey in Humboldt County- home of the giant redwood. Along the way... Celebrity spot in Hollywood Marvel at some of the worlds tallest trees Enjoy the music at Garberville Reggae Festival Take a hike in the breathtaking Yosemite National Park Enliven your taste buds in Gilroy - the self proclaimed garlic capital of the world
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Item Code : DVAL17606Daval Productions. DVD. 1 Hour. California Destination Travel DVD. This is California at its best. This travel video captures the essence of California. San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Hollywood...just a few of the exciting cities featured in this beautifully narrated video. Attractions: Palm Springs - Joshua Tree National Park, golf and galleries. Big Sur - replenish your spirit by absorbing the beautiful vistas; leave refreshed and rejuvenated. Santa Barbara - dubbed 'The American Riviera' with its wine, art festivals and fabulous shopping. North Coast - hike and camp along the stunning water's edge. Napa Valley - Napa Valley Wine Train, exclusive resorts, wineries and restaurants. Sonoma County - America's premier wine, spa and coastal destination. San Francisco - SF MOMA, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and vibrant nightlife. Los Angeles - Home to Hollywood's glamour this is one of the world's most diverse cities. San Diego - beaches, parks, surfing, zoos and Sea World. Yosemite National Park - one of the first wilderness parks in the US; see the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra. Warner Bros. Studio Tour - personal small tours of this busy studio. Alcatraz Island - tour 'The Rock' and see photo exhibits and museum collections of this infamous former penitentiary. Muir Woods National Monument - ancient Coast Redwood forest a few miles north of San Francisco. Pier 39 - something for everyone at this festival marketplace overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Hearst Castle - the estate of William Randolph Hearst, an important figure from the twentieth century whose influence extended to publishing, politics, Hollywood, the art world and everyday American life. Golden Gate Bridge - the iconic bridge. Monterey Bay Aquarium - minutes from Carmel and Pebble Beaches; exciting exhibits, new animals and family activities. Mt. Whitney - tallest mountain in the lower 48 states.
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Item Code : OVER17605Over Series. Blu-ray Disc. 60 Minutes. Take to the skies for an exhilarating journey Over California, a film previously seen on public television. Soar above landscapes from deserts to vineyards and everything in between, including Disneyland and the Golden Gate Bridge. Shot in high definition and featuring dynamic sound, this is a California you will want to experience time and again! Product Features Part of an Emmy-award winning series More than a million copies sold Shot in crystal clear high definition Set to an original soundtrack and featuring unique photographic styles Previously aired on public television
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Item Code : FNLY17604Finley-Holiday Films. DVD. All Regions TOP TRAVEL DESTINATIONS! Come discover a state of unsurpassed natural beauty, dynamic cities and cultural wealth. From the majestic California coast to the snow-capped Sierra; from sun-drenched cities, to scenic wonders, discover the treasures of California like never before! . NATURAL WONDERS RICH IN HISTORY DYNAMIC CITIES California's natural wonders are legendary Yosemite, Sequoia, Redwoods, Channel Islands and Death Valley. Trace California's colorful past through old photos and visit historic sites, including the California Missions, Gold Rush country and Hearst Castle. Millions of visitors come each year to enjoy the state s cities and cultural attractions San Francisco, Carmel, Monterey, Solvang, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Hollywood, San Diego each has its own special personality and attractions. Great Bonus Features! DVD BONUS FEATURES: ? Over 50 destinations ? California Quiz ? Historic California Music Video ? Elephant Seal Video ? Scenic Photo Gallery ? Interactive Menus ? Chapter Search
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Item Code : 7DAY17603DVD. 7 Days. 52 Minutes. For some, San Diego - a coastal city with a wonderful climate - is California's southernmost city, for others it is the northernmost city in Mexico. This is where we begin our tour of California, the most populated state in the USA, the Promised Land! The red tram, known as the San Diego Trolley, leaves Amtrak Station and travels south to Seaport Village on the Mexican border while north of San Diego is Joshua Tree Park, a huge nature reserve that is located between the Mojave and Colorado Deserts. The Mormons who came to this region during their search for the `Promised Land' gave the Joshua Tree its name as it reminded them of the holy prophet of the same name. Las Vegas appears like a mirage in the desert, awake night and day, THE entertainment capital of the world! Guarded by a sphinx that stretches its paws out toward the Strip, a pyramid looms above the desert paradise, the Luxor Hotel, one of many theme hotels in this incredible city. The MGM lion guards one of the largest hotels in the world with over 5,000 rooms, whereas the Bellagio is a return to the exclusive nature of the casino hotels of the past: here, luxury is at its zenith - an investment of 1.8 billion dollars speaks for itself! Only two and a half hours by car to the west of Las Vegas is the USA's most recent national park that extends to the opposite side of California's border, Death Valley! It was through here that thousands of pioneers took a short cut while journeying west, many of them perishing in the attempt. The Yosemite National Park is a near-impenetrable landscape full of huge granite mountains over the steep slopes of which torrents of roaring water plunge a thousand meters into the valleys of the last Ice Age. Los Angeles is synonymous with Hollywood, and Beverly Hills, a perfect product of the American Dream, is its famous suburb with neat parks and blossoming flower beds. There's also the Sidewalk Of Fame, Mann's Chinese Theatre and Rodeo Drive, the most exclusive shopping mile in the world. And of course there's San Francisco, a city that's under constant threat of destruction by earthquake. Perhaps that's why `Frisco exudes a strong sense of well-being that has become known as `That California Feeling.'
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Item Code : BENN17602DVD. California is a vast vertical expanse of geography and the longest state in the union. Over 700 miles in length covering an extremely diverse geography and climate with high & low desert, beautiful beaches, punctuated by redwood & giant sequoia timber stands in proportions found nowhere else in North America. Exciting cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles & San Diego compliment smaller communities of Eureka, Napa, Monterey & Bishop. Eureka has nearby Humbolt State Park with towering redwood forests. In Napa, Bourassa Vineyards and Cooking with Julie. Monterey's jewel is Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Bishop is very proud of its murals. Nearby skiing at Mammoth Mountain, rugged desert in Death Valley and surfing along the coast are all part of the great California experience. One of a kind attractions like Sea World Adventure Park, Legoland California, Hollywood and even the Orange County Market Place draw millions of visitors from around the world to California. Special people like BMX pro rider Shawn White and the San Diego Highwayman, Thomas Weller confirm that interesting and good-hearted people can be found everywhere! Bonus Feature: A special video treat, an evening "Cooking with Julie." Homemade pasta and chocolate truffles...Yum!