Stay in one of the cheap hotels in Downey, CA, so you have plenty to fund your California adventure. The mild temperatures are perfect for a short day hike in nearby Puente Hills, where you can take in vast views all the way to Catalina Island. You can also tour the Columbia Space Science Center, where the Apollo space program was conceived, and then head east to tour the Richard Nixon Presidential Library. "The Happiest Place on Earth" is only about 15-minutes south of most Downey hotels, so plan a day or two there. Head west to play in the gentle Pacific Ocean and catch some rays or try surfing. Finally, head north to spot movie stars on Hollywood Boulevard.
You cannot visit Downey without having a burger under the oldest operating "Golden Arches" in the country, or without 'Living Mas' at America's very first Mexican fast food restaurant. After you have gotten your fast food kicks on, head over to the Local Farmer's Market for fresh fruits, veggies, and locally crafted foods. Seeking true spicy comfort food? Stay in Downey hotels by the golf course. Here you can pick your style from the many Latin restaurants. They have everything—Peruvian, Santa Fe-style, Cantina, and Traditional Mexican. Yum!
Flights to Los Angeles put you about 30 minutes from Downey and within touch of your SoCal bucket list items. How many can you check off in just one trip? Get the best deal you can when scheduling your Downey vacation by remembering the Travelocity Price Guarantee. Travelocity will match a lower price and refund the difference.