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Laguna Beach Music Festival

February 12th, 2015

Laguna Beach music FestivalFind a little local flavor as well as foreign culture this weekend at the Laguna Beach Music Festival. Founded in 2003, this amazing and eventful festival bringing together a number of renowned musicians and local up and coming stars.

Performances and concerts have a variety of music to interest audiences of all ages. Visit a number of these performances and concerts. The daily performances offer free admission and is open to the public. Offering musical styles from Africa, Asia, Spain, Latin America, Middle East and the British Isles you will find a taste of something different in each performance.

Daily performances include:

– Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

– Live! Music & Kids

– Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

– LAGQ, LAPQ & Jeffery Holmes

– Phil Proctor

Evening concerts are:

Friday: Opening Concert

LAGQ Meets LAPQ and premier of Ymir

8:00 pm at Laguna Playhouse

Saturday: Valentine’s Day Concert

Spanish Romance and Passion

8:00 pm at Laguna Playhouse

Sunday: Don Quixote Brought to Life

The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote

3:00 pm at Laguna Playhouse

Daily concerts are open to the public (unless stated otherwise) and have free admission. Tickets for evening concerts can be purchased online. Tickets, more information, and a schedule of events is available at Laguna Beach Music Festival website.

Fun For FREE In OC!

January 29th, 2015

Fun for Free in OCNot only do we have affordable rates but as your Anaheim hotel we want to make sure you have fun that doesn’t leave a hole in your wallet while visiting with us. Take a look below at some of the fun activities in Orange County that you can enjoy for FREE! There is nothing better than fun for free in OC.

  • Orange County Art Walks: Experience the essence of Orange County without spending a dime. Take in the fresh air, sun and a variety of local art work at your own pace.
  • Hike/Bike Orange County Parks: With over 40,000 acres of open space there is enormous opportunity to get exercise while enjoying the beautiful surroundings in Orange County.
  • Bowers Museum: Visitors get to enjoy the museum, Kidseum and activities for FREE on the first Sunday of the month. That’s coming up so don’t miss out!
  • Orange County Farmer’s Market: You can have a great time shopping for local, fresh produce, sampling delicious foods and supporting local artist as you listen to live music. One of Orange County’s many farmers markets is the perfect place to soak up the sun and take in the atmosphere of Southern California.
  • Main Street and Huntington Beach Pier: Hit a couple of Orange County’s iconic hot spots. Main Street and the beautiful Huntington Beach Pier are just a few places to see and be seen. Watch a gorgeous Southern California sunset on the pier and you will never forget it.

Dana Point Whale Watching

January 21st, 2015

Dana Point Whale WatchingIf you have not had a chance to visit Dana Point, it should be on your to do list while visiting with us. Dana Point is the perfect costal hot spot to catch marine life in action. With a number of companies offering whale watching excursions, Dana Point whale watching is the perfect day trip for a family outing with life long memories. Kids love to be up close to the action as some of the largest mammals swim alongside the cruise ship. With excursions to fit every budget which keeps you from putting a hole in your wallet while having fun.

Dana Warf offers a number of whale watching excursions. Packaged deals are also available to fit your interests. Newport Landing Whale Watching excursions have ships that are specially made for marine wildlife viewing. Their 65 foot ship features indoor and outdoor seating as well as an upstairs sun deck giving you the opportunity to bask in the sun as you become a spectator of nature’s most majestic movie. Davey’s Locker has over 40 years of whale watching cruises under their belt and boasts of the highest number of sightings in California.

Make Dana Point your day trip getaway and enjoy educational fun with your family. We are happy to help you with directions, more recommendations and information. Just stop by our front desk and ask one of our friendly staff to point you in the right direction. We are sure you will find Dana Point whale watching a once in a lifetime opportunity that you won’t forget.

Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend

January 15th, 2015

Star Wars Half MarathonOnly steps from the park, we are excited to bring you closer to the fun as your Disneyland Hotel. With more excitement than anywhere else, Disneyland has so many activities throughout the year in addition to the fun within the park.

This weekend, join in the fun of the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend. The festivities kick off Thursday night with the Wookie Welcome Party. With rides open exclusively for party goers, a dessert reception and a special meet and greet with your favorite Star Wars characters as well as classic Disney characters. Tickets are still available online so grab yours while they last!

The races begin Friday morning at 5:30 a.m. with the 5K race. Saturday morning hosts the 10K race followed by the Kids Races. The weekend will wrap up Sunday with the Star Wars Half Marathon. While the races are sold out, you can still cheer on the runners as the cross the finish line or line up along the race route to show your support. Each race will begin and end at the Disneyland Resort. Make it a family outing and become members of the ChEAR Squad, cheering on each runner with your very own Mickey ears. For more details about the weekend events and for registration or tickets visit the Star Wars Half Marathon website.

Eating Healthy in 2015

January 9th, 2015

Eating Healthy Start of the new year right by eating healthy and staying in shape. It is hard to stick to your work out routine or eating healthy while traveling but there are ways around the pitfalls most encounter while on vacation.

There are several healthy restaurants in our area that is a great alternative to fast food options. Junk Bar, Healthy Junk, Natural are some of the top spots in Anaheim for healthy dining. Offering a menu that will trim your waistline as you eat, you will soon see why so many locals love these spots. Not only do they have a delicious menu with fresh organic ingredients, but the fare will not make you feel like you are compromising by eating right.

Our breakfast buffet each morning offers various healthier and lighter options for you to start you day right. Choose from a number of hot and cold breakfast foods that are both heart healthy and easy on your figure. We also offer a state of the art fitness center for you to continue your workout routine. Grab your earbuds and get the beats pumping as you burn those calories. Our goal is to make you feel at home away from home so we take pride in offering you the amenities that help you stay on track for a healthier you.

Stick with your new year resolution and eat healthy in 2015, even when you are on vacation!

Disneyland’s New Year’s Eve Celebrations

December 31st, 2014

Disneyland's New Year's EveLooking for exciting family fun for your New Year’s Eve celebrations? Head on over to Disneyland to ring in the new year with your favorite Disney characters. It is a celebration you won’t want to miss. Just steps from your Anaheim hotel door, you can enjoy all the fun without fighting traffic, long drives or searching for parking spots. Disneyland’s New Year’s Eve celebrations top the charts and will leave you with lasting memories.

We are happy that you chose us as your Disneyland hotel and we are delighted to have such amazing celebrations so close that you can walk! Be sure to get to the park early, with epic numbers of visitors for this amazing night of fun, the park may limit entry to ensure a safe number of patrons within the park. Enjoy dance parties with DJ’s, live music, party favors and to top it all off, fireworks and a midnight countdown. Holiday lights are still up decorating the park in bright beautiful holiday cheer and the Christmas parade is still going strong throughout the day. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the family friendly celebration building new memories together as 2015 rolls around.

After an evening of fantastic excitement and lively atmosphere, crawl into bed without the hustle and bustle of the New Year’s crowd. You can be dreaming before everyone else even gets home.

Deck The Hulls With Bows of Jolly

December 17th, 2014

Deck the Hulls with Bows of JollyLooking for a fun festive holiday event, take a drive and head over to the Newport Beach annual Christmas Boat Parade, Deck The Hulls With Bows of Jolly. This annual event is a favorite among locals and visitors. One of the most favored events of the year, this exciting parade will get you in the holiday spirit.

Spread the joy of the holidays and bring a friend or two to sit back with you and enjoy the beautiful Christmas lights on boats of all shapes and sizes. The fun begins at 6:30 pm at the Bay Island Channel. The parade route proceeds around the shore line of the inlet including Balboa island and Lido Isle ending at the starting point at 9 pm. The parade route is available online at www.christmasboatparade.com.

The parade is each night through the 21st so you have plenty of time to join the fun. Bring your own lawn chairs and a thermos of hot apple cider but be sure to get there early to secure your viewing spot. As such a popular event, a large crowd is expected and you don’t want to miss out on the best seats.

 

OC Food Truck Fare

December 15th, 2014
OC Food Truck FareOne of the Fast upcoming trends these days is food trucks and food truck festivals. Not only are these fun events but they have some surprisingly good food. Orange County is cashing in on this craze and boasting of its own OC Food Truck Fare. Bringing a number of local food trucks to one spot with atmosphere that is second to none, this is the place to be this week.
The Orange County Food Truck Fare ends this week, December 19th, so be sure to enjoy the fun while it lasts. Thursday from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm and Wednesday from 5:30 pm until 9:00 pm gives you two opportunities to have a food truck meal or two. Bringing you a number of popular local food trucks, you get the chance to try them out all at once. Wednesday evening those age 21 and up can enjoy a cash bar giving them a local brew with their local food.
Admission is free so stop by the OC Fair & Event Center at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa for great food in an awesome atmosphere. Show your support and get into the trendiness of Food Truck awesomeness. For a list of vendors and more, check out ocfair.com or follow them on Twitter (@ocfair) or Facebook (OCFair).

Food Truck Fare 2014

December 7th, 2014

Food Truck Fare 2014Orange County is bringing you the hottest trend in food, food trucks. Thats right, this Wednesday head over to the Orange County Fair & Event Center for our very own Food Truck Fare. This fun event brings you a number of local food trucks all to one venue giving you the option to eat as much as you can or would like. The Food Truck Fare 2014 is not only a great time but has some of the best food you will find in the area.

Bring your family or your friends and enjoy a variety of foods, a cash bar (for those 21 and older) and great people watching. Drawing a crowd each week, this is one of the most popular events in Orange County. The Food Truck Fare begins at 5:30 pm and the trucks don’t close down shop until 9:00 pm.

For a complete listing of trucks that will be at the event, check out ocfair.com.

If you can’t make it Wednesday, not to worry, the trucks will be back at it on Thursday. Take an out of office  lunch and grab a bite to eat from 11:00am until 2:00pm.

 

Anaheim Ducks Hockey

November 20th, 2014

Anaheim Ducks HockeyThe temperature is dropping which means one thing, its hockey season. The Anaheim Ducks opened their season on October 9th and are already looking strong this year. Don’t miss out on the fun and excitement. Get your tickets and get ready for a fun, action packed evening.

The Ducks are home next week against the Coyotes, Flames and Blackhawks. With a winning season so far, come see Ryan Getzlaf as he leads his team to victory. The full season schedule is available online at the Anaheim Ducks’ website. The full roster, more information about parking, the Honda Center as well as tickets, available for purchase, are all online. Can’t wait that long? Tonight, join the tree lighting ceremony at The Market Place in Edwards Theater Courtyard followed by an outdoor Watch Party complete with two giant LED screens and complimentary popcorn.

If you are a die-hard fan and traveling for the game, let us be your Anaheim Ducks hotel. We provide the best service, comfortable rooms and an outstanding location. Visit our specials page to see upcoming specials and deals. We also make reservations quick and easy by a simple click of a mouse. Make us your Anaheim hotel choice.

 

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