As many of you are aware, Southern California is loaded with tourist attractions to satisfy every taste. It would days, weeks, get my drift, to see everything that that the LA area has to offer.

So to help those who have never been to the area make plans on what to see and do, here are my suggestions for sights that I would take you to if I were trying to hit the high points:

Amusement parks:


Magic Mountain (near ZFest):

Universal Studios:

Knotts Berry Farm (worlds first Theme Park):


Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills:


Santa Monica Beach and Pier:

Malibu Beach (muscle beach):

Huntington Beach (Surf City, USA):
Be sure to check out the Surfing Museum

Hollywood Walk of Fame:
Tickets for many TV show tapings are usually free and available everywhere

Studio Tours:



Santa Barbara:

Channel Islands National Park:

Malibu Canyon (suggested drive for ZFest): Maps will be available at ZFest check in

Auto Related:

Nethercutt Museum: This museum is free and can be toured at your leisure. We have a group tour planned to a part of the museum not available to the public.

Mullen Museum:

Peterson Museum:

Surf City Garage (car care products and auto museum:

Please be sure to take lots of pictures and share them with the CruZin' NewZ, the official publication of the BMW-Z Series Car Club of America.

In the next few days, convoys will be departing for ZFest from throughout North America. Please post your travels on Roadfly so that those of us who are armchair travelers can experience your journey along with you.

Safe travels everyone,

Scott Pettit