Babar and friends are marching on over to the beaches of Southern California this fall and taking up residence at the five-star St. Regis Monarch Beach. Elephant Parade®, a ten-week open-air art exhibition, is coming to the U.S. for the first time to raise money for the preservation of the Asian Elephant. Debuted on August 23, the show will run through November 17 and features a large-scale, city-wide open-air art exhibition. Among the pieces will be four life-size elephant sculptures and 14 smaller tribute sculptures painted by celebrities, artists and local heroes. To celebrate the parade, the St. Regis is offering an Ultimate Elephant Parade Package which offers a two-night suite stay, a guided tour to view all 17 displayed elephants, walking tour for the 37 hand painted elephants and maybe the best part, a ride on a real elephant! Guests will also be able to participate in feeding them and learning about conservation efforts from experienced on-site trainers. A portion of the rate will go toward the preservation efforts of the Asian Elephant.