This famous southern Californian location ain't called Surf City for nothing.
Throngs have been trooping to the fields in Riverside County and elsewhere as Southern California revels in a super bloom of wildflowers, thanks to an unusually wet winter.
Need to cross town in the afternoon? Forget it and have a cocktail instead.
Precious space is invaded when the man sitting in front of me flings back his seat, almost hitting me in the face as I peruse my screen.
Forget Hollywood Boulevard. If you want to spot a celebrity – a real one, not just a name embedded in the footpath – you have to know where to look.
Walking along El Prado, the central avenue of San Diego's Balboa Park, I can hardly believe which country I'm in.
Breakfast even comes with an opportunity to see a film about the ''romance and sex life of dates'' – as in the fruit.
On an overnight flight of this length, the extra legroom and recline in Comfort+ are welcome.