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Have Your Los Angeles Tour Visit the USS Iowa Museum
Last year was the first Memorial Day for the U.S.S. Iowa in its new home in San Pedro, CA just south of Los Angeles. The celebration was a huge success and promises to be even better this year. Music, food, history and attractions and a loving tribute to all the men and women who served and are serving in the armed forces. Our private Los Angeles tours visit this port of Los Angeles regularly, sometimes meeting our guests at the nearby cruise ship terminal, and sometimes just driving down from Los Angeles along the Palos Verdes peninsula to marvel at the exquisite southern California coastline before arriving at the largest port area in the United States. The busy port now is graced by this exemplary naval vessel that plied the seas for the U.S. Navy for 48 years while seeing action in WWII and Korea. The marvelous Navy museum is perfect for these festivities. Be a part of this wonderful celebration and head to San Pedro between 8:00 a.m. (0800) and 3:00 p.m. (1500) this Memorial Day. Bring someone to kiss.
Because of its popularity, the exhibit devoted to Princess Diana that is on the Queen Mary ocean liner, permanently berthed at Long Beach, CA, is still available to visit. Memorabilia celebrating the late Princess of Wales will be available for viewing including designer gowns (selected for the collection by Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge) as well as sketches for these and other gowns by renowned designers. The princess and other members of the royal family with associations to the Queen Mary will be shown in historical perspective. We suggest that for our private, luxury tour guests and anyone else who is a Princess Diana lover or Anglophile this is a wonderful opportunity to visit the great ocean liner, now an elegant hotel, and enjoy a delightful English tea setting before or after you walk through Diana – Legacy of a Princess – A Royal Exhibition.
One of the greatest warships ever commissioned (1942), the USS Iowa served the US Navy nobly until 1990 and has now found a permanent home in southern California’s quaint port city of San Pedro, just south of Los Angeles. Located between the cruise ship terminal and Ports o’ Call Village along the nicely developed waterfront, this great floating machine is a wonderful addition to the Los Angeles technical museum scene and a wonderful opportunity to visit the port area. Of course, the Queen Mary resides nearby in the Port of Long Beach which means for visitors to Los Angeles, especially our private luxury tour guests here to see the sights in comfort and style, a whole day can be spent at the ocean learning maritime history and stories of Los Angeles.