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Hiking and Biking Trails

July 30th, 2015

Hiking and Biking TrailsGo take a hike. Seriously, you should go for a hike while you are visiting Anaheim. Orange County has some of the best hiking and biking trails you can find. With a number of inland trails throughout and beautiful coastline trails, you can’t find a better place to hike.

There are a few inland trails that are perfect for a family hike. Hit the beach and enjoy a few beach hikes for a relaxing and enjoyable view  Holy Jim Falls Trail is a great one to try as a family. Relatively easy, making it ideal for a family with younger family members. O’Neill Regional Park has a trail system for both intermediate and beginners. With most of the trails covered in shade, it will keep you out of the sun while you enjoy the outdoors. For beach views, check out the Bolsa Chica Slough Trail just north of Huntington Beach Pier. Offering 530 acres of marshland, enjoy a combination of both fresh water and salt water wildlife sanctuary. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park also hoffers over 40 miles of trails that wind through beautiful trees and rocky canyons.

These are just a few of the amazing hiking and biking trails around Anaheim. Get your hiking shoes on and head out to explore Orange County in a new capacity.

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.

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 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

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.

Adrenaline Pumping Action in Anaheim

October 6th, 2014

Adrenaline Pumping Action in AnaheimOf course everyone has enjoyed a little go kart action when participating with a group at the local putt putt but have you experienced fast action karting that brings all of your sense alive?  K1 Speed, just down the road in Anaheim, blows every go kart experience out of the water. This high speed indoor karting takes go kart racing to a whole new level. Featuring a professionally designed track, electric karts that race at speeds up to 40 miles per hour and a new exhilarating night time racing adventure, this is go karting like you have never seen before.

Grab your date, your buddies or all of your co-workers. No matter the size of your group, there is a special package for you. For those who would rather watch safely from the sidelines, the 3000 square foot mezzanine overlooks all of the racing action so you don’t have to miss a beat.

Night races feature high speed racing coupled with music and light shows giving you a whole new racing experience. These adrenaline pumping races will bring every racer back for more. Check out the adult and junior racing leagues. With fun for the whole family, junior racing for the  kids has special junior karts that are kid friendly featuring many safety features such as lower speeds, roll bars, emergency shut off switches and more. All ages can have a little fast action thrill on the tracks at K1 Speed!


California’s Top Beaches

September 16th, 2014

Visit California's Top BeachesWhile you are in town, take a short ride and enjoy miles and miles of some of the most alluring beaches in California. Orange County beaches take up approximately 42 miles of coastline and are composed of six beach cities. Take a long walk on the beach, enjoy the sunset, an evening bonfire and cookout, and/or surf lessons. There is so much to appreciate about these amazing shores.

Huntington Beach can be summed up with ‘Surf City USA’. Filled with surf shops, tan surfers and perfect waves, it is the surfer’s paradise.

Newport Beach is not only sandy beaches but championship golf courses, the largest small craft yacht harbor in the US and a wide variety of aquatic activities for the old and the young.

Seal Beach is Orange County’s northern most beach. Named after the seals that once frequented the area, this coastline is now home of quaint neighborhoods giving it a down-to-earth, small town feel.

Dana Point is deemed one of the most romantic spots in Orange County featuring panoramic seaside views and a stunning cove.

San Clemente oozes with a charming ambience. Featuring Spanish architecture and a Mediterranean feel,  this pristine beach is home to an annual sand castle contest and many other family activities.

Last but not least is Laguna Beach, one of the most famous beaches in the area. Filled with hillside mansions and upscale shopping areas featuring the hottest trends, this rugged coastline of cliffs is not only majestic but relaxing.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

July 22nd, 2014

Los Angeles Angels of AnaheimWhile in Anaheim, why not take the opportunity to take in one of America’s favorite past-times. The Los Angeles Angels calls Anaheim home and play home games at Angels Stadium of Anaheim. This baseball club/organization was started in 1892 and played in the Pacific coast League until 1957 after which they were then moved to Spokane, Washington later to become a minor league affiliate of the Major League Baseball before becoming one of the favorite teams along the West coast in 1961 by Gene Autry.

Currently in second place in the American League West, the Angels are a favorite of many and as always, provide an exciting game. Winning eight division titles and one world series title in 2002, the Angels have a loyal following. As of 2014, five Guinness World Records have been set by Angels fans for largest gatherings of people wearing Cowboy hats, Luchador masks, blankets, wigs and Santa hats. Come join the crowd

What is more enjoyable than enjoying an American game while eating a foot long hot dog and listening to the crack of a bat as it hits a homerun? You can purchase tickets online at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim website. This week the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim take on the Baltimore Orioles and the Detroit Tigers. Game times start at 7:05 pm each evening.

Visit The Santa Ana Zoo

July 3rd, 2014

Santa Ana ZooIf you haven’t had enough animals on your visit, head over to the local Santa Ana Zoo for a little variety of exotic animals. The Santa Ana Zoo, located nearby, is  a nice contrast to the massive and crowded LA Zoo. Not only do you skip out on the traffic, you get free parking also!

Take a ride around the park on the train. With a tour of the 20 acres of animal sanctuary, you get to plot out your plan of attack. Visit the Rainforest Exhibit and enjoy the waterfalls and amazing greenery before venturing over to the Amazon Aviary to see the exotic birds native to South and Central America. Still not impressed, what about the Strawberry Poison-dart Frog or the Goliath Birdeater Tarantula. There is a good chance you don’t see those every day. You can get your fill of monkeys as the Zoo is required to keep 50 monkeys in the park at all times. The Farm Exhibit features rare farm animals and is centered around the two-story red barn that houses many of the larger animals. Peek in and see what you haven’t seen before.

Kids enjoy the play area after exploring the animals. Mom and dad can kick back and relax while the kids play. The Zoo is open daily with extended hours during the summer. Check out the zoo’s website for more information and upcoming events.

Vintage: The New Fad

April 17th, 2014

BowlingVintage is the new fashion and craze. Anything that appears to be 10 years or older is considered vintage and the demand for such has risen exponentially. We don’t have jewelry, clothes or home decor (read: rotary phone) for you but we do have some suggestions for a vintage date. This may be just what you need to escape the text messages, facebook and instagram for the evening.

Roller skating went out of style so we are bringing it back. Holiday Skate Center can help bring that vintage feel to your afternoon or evening. Set the in-line skates aside, we are going full vintage and talking about the quad skates. Grab a pair and hit the floor. You may feel the need for a poodle skirt or hair gel to get in the mood.

Bowling never really went out of style, as you can tell by these modern bowling alleys, but we think the game is still ‘vintage’. Try some friendly competition at Lucky Strike Lanes, Concourse Bowling Center or AMF Carter Lanes. They even come equipped with arcade games. Not as vintage as the coke float with two straws but think 1980’s and Pac-Man.

Speaking of coke floats, check out Brianna’s Ice Cream. It doesn’t have the same soda shop feel, you need to head over to Flo’s V8 inside Disneyland Park for that, but they still have the same ‘goods’. Grab a thick, creamy milkshake or a coke float and kick back to an earlier time and place.


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