112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

This page is about the 2014 conference. For 2015 conference info, go to PAMLA 2015.

Things to Do and See in Southern California

Museums, Libraries, and Zoos

J. Paul Getty Museum: Sculptures, paintings, pottery, photography, historical household items and furnishings

Getty Villa: Sculptures, gardens, lectures and tours

Huntington Library: Extensive manuscript and document collection, sculptures, paintings, gardens, lectures

Nixon Library: White House tapes and written records from 1972-73, presidential helicopter and limousine, replicas of White House East Room and Lincoln Sitting Room

Ronald W. Regan Library and Museum: John P. McGovern, M.D. Gallery of the Presidents; Airforce One; presidential helicopter and limousine; Oval Office replica; film and video clips offered for viewing; various galleries, 50 million pages of documentation and 1.5 million photographs

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Zoo, gardens, tours, attractions

Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park: “Exhibits more than 40 species of animals and hundreds of species of plants native to the Chihuahuan Desert”

San Diego Zoo: “The 100-acre (40-hectare) Zoo is home to over 3,700 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies, and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants.”

San Diego Zoo Safari Park: An “expansive wildlife sanctuary that is home to more than 2,600 animals representing more than 300 species” housed on half of the Park’s 1,800 acres. (it is strongly suggested that guests enjoy the tram ride included in the price of admission, to see the most animals possible.)

Balboa Park: Nation’s “largest urban cultural park”; 15 major museums, performing arts venues, gardens, and sculptures

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park: restored settlement provides glimpse into life in the Mexican and early American periods between 1821 and 1872 with buildings and businesses to walk through; historical re-enactments on weekends


Theme Parks

Disneyland Resort and Disney California Adventure Park: Most Magical Place(s) on Earth!

Knott’s Berry Farm: Rides, shows, games and arcades

Universal Studios Hollywood: Rides; shows; and attractions, including the Studio Backlot Tour in, through, and around a working studio

Seaworld San Diego: Shows, rides, attractions

Legoland: Rides, shows, attractions

Six Flags Magic Mountain: Roller coasters, rides, shows, and attractions


Western and Desert Attractions

Calico Ghost Town: Restored mining town, train ride through/around old silver mines; gunfight demonstrations on weekends

Death Valley National Park: Hiking, camping, historical attractions, tours

California Spanish Missions: Over a dozen Spanish missions established between 1768 and 1853 within a day’s drive