IN THE LOOP

Go somewhere. Change your surroundings, relax and unwind. But remember that restrictions may change, so check ahead by phone or website before leaving home for the destinations you’ll find in this month’s round-up of short hops and trips around the Golden State.

To the northwest in Santa Rosa, enjoy Santa Rosa Symphony’s Young People’s Chamber Orchestra composed of musicians ages 11-18 as they perform (without a conductor) “The Hermit Thrush at Eve: Four Centuries of Gloriously Good Music by Women Composers” and watch “Love is in the Air: Peanuts Movie Marathon,” Saturday-Monday, February 12-14, at the Charles M. Schultz Museum. On February 7, 14, 21, and 28 mornings, the museum offers stories, crafts, and activities designed for children ages 1–5 and their caregivers. Registration required. Register online or at the front desk on the day of the event. (schultzmuseum.org; 707-579-4452).

Down below, the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 13, speaks for itself (www.nfl.com/super-bowl). Along with it, the Super Bowl Experience, presented by Lowe’s at the LA Convention Center, invites fans to “live the glory of the NFL through interactive games, autograph sessions, and more. Saturday, February 5 and Sunday, February 6 and again on Thursday, February 10 and Saturday, February 12 (/lasuperbowlhc.com/super-bowl-experience).

Also in Los Angeles, the long-awaited “Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free” held its grand opening last month. This fully immersive encounter explores the life and legacy of the acclaimed artist and activist. Created in collaboration with the Shakur Estate, the exhibit leverages technology, contemporary art, and never-before-seen artifacts from Shakur’s personal archives (www.wakemewhenimfree.com).

Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park kicks off its “Season of Fun” with the Peanuts Celebration daily through Sunday, March 6. Before going, investigate the All-Day Dining Plan valid through December 31 that includes Peanuts-inspired items.(available online for $31.99 plus applicable taxes and fees; www.knotts.com; 714-220-5200).

About 20 miles to the southeast, the all-new Sesame Place San Diego in Chula Vista will feature seven Sesame Street-themed rides, an interactive musical play area, and 11 water attractions, among them one of the largest wave pools in Southern California. It opens this March (sesameplace.com/san-diego; 619-222-4732).

Farther south, in San Diego, SeaWorld’s new Emperor roller coaster debuts on Saturday, March 12. Promoted as California’s “tallest and fastest floorless dive coaster,” the thrill-a-second plunge features a vertical drop of 14 stories, speeds of up to 60 miles per hour, loops, and a hammerhead turn. The Emperor takes its name from emperor penguins, the tallest and heaviest members of their species. On select dates from Saturday, March 5, through Monday, May 2, SeaWorld’s popular Seven Seas Food Festival brings over 125 options: 25-plus unique recipes from around the world, 75-plus local craft brews, and 25-plus cocktails and wines. The park observes enhanced health and safety measures such as increased cleaning and sanitation, temperature checks, and face covering requirements (seaworld.com/san-diego; 619-222-4SEA; 619-222-4732).

Story First Published: 2022-02-04