EXTEND YOUR STAY – Orange Co.

GRAPHIC RECORDING Business BOOT CAMP – ORANGE COUNTY

Considering extending your stay in beautiful Southern California…you absolutely should!

There are amazing family and children’s activities nearby, including the magical Disneyland!  Michelle and Deana each have 2 children themselves and can personally recommend all of the below activities for your family.  Dinners are on your own every night except for the first evening (and its okay to skip that too!).  We fully understand how hard it is to be away from your family…so we say bring ‘em with you!  The hotel is super family-friendly and has a heated outdoor pool for the kids.

 

We’re also more than happy to pre-purchase any childcare supplies you might need (diapers, wipes, baby food/formula, drinks, snacks, etc.) and have them waiting for you upon your arrival at the hotel (we know what it’s like to travel with kids!).  You can reimburse us later, no problem.  Just let us know what we can do to help you!  If you do decide to bring your family, we’ll have a complete “Family Fun Info Packet” waiting for you when you check in.

 

The hotel offers a free local (5 mile radius) shuttle service for a group that might want to go offsite for dinner.  Just let the front desk know a couple of hours in advance and they will take you and pick you up…just please remember to tip the driver.

 

FAMILY & CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES NEARBY

 

•Disneyland / Disneyland’s California Adventure

WHAT:  Well, it’s simply the happiest place on earth! There are 2 theme parks located across from each other:  Disneyland and California Adventure.  Both are fantastic, but Disneyland is totally better for smaller kids; California Adventure has more “big-kid” rides.

–7 miles from hotel; disneyland.disney.go.com

 

•Knott’s Berry Farm

WHAT:   A great theme park for all ages (and there’s also a seasonal water park)

–5 miles from hotel; knotts.com

 

•Medieval Times – Dinner and Tournament

WHAT:  this is a super cool jousting festivity that takes you back to Medieval days where you eat dinner  with your hands and watch a live jousting event in a “castle”, complete with people in period garb…the kids will LOVE IT!

–6 miles from hotel; Phone: 866.543.9637; medievaltimes.com/buenapark.aspx

 

•Downtown Disney District

WHAT:  a totally cool Disney shopping, dining and entertainment area that’s great for strolling and hanging out!  It’s adjacent to Disneyland and there’s plenty to see and do, including a HUGE Disney Store.

Includes many themed restaurants (including The Rainforest Café and the House of Blues), and interesting and unique shopping (a great Lego store, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Studio Disney 365)…and there’s always live entertainment outside.

–7 miles from hotel; Disneyland.com

 

•Orange County Great Park

WHAT:  a Farmers Market, Balloon Flights, Carousel, Arts & Culture, etc.

–20 miles from hotel; Phone: 866.829.3829; ocgp.org/

 

•Anaheim GardenWalk

WHAT:  a new hip place for eating, shopping and entertainment…steps from Disneyland. They have a Cheesecake Factory, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., McCormick & Schmick’s, FiRE + iCE Grill + Bar and many more cool restaurants to choose from. You can buy fresh produce, visit the Harley-Davidson Store, go bowling or check out the Heat Ultra Lounge.  Less interesting for kids.

–7 miles from hotel; Phone: 714.635.7410; anaheimgardenwalk.com

 

•The Block at Orange

WHAT:  it’s an outdoor outlet mall along with specialty shops, restaurants, entertainment and the awesome Burke Williams Day Spa.  Save big on retailers like Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, NikeFactory Store, H&M or have fun at Lucky Strike Lanes, Dave & Buster’s, Alcatraz Brewing Co., etc.  There’s also a huge movie theatre too.

–12 miles from hotel; Phone: 714.769.4000; blockatorange.com

 

•Aquarium of the Pacific

WHAT:  an awesome aquarium for kids of all ages!  Explore their amazing “regions” of the world, touch sea stars, see sharks, sea jellies, eels, tons of fish and watch seals and penguins play!

–17 miles from hotel; Phone: 562.590.3100; aquariumofpacific.org

 

•Discovery Science Center

WHAT:  has over 100 hands-on, interactive exhibits such as the pitching cage, bed of nails, rock walk and the tornado to name a few!  Visit very cool exhibits like the World’s First Dinosaur Adventure, the Planetary Research Station, The Science of Hockey or the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination Exhibit (showing through April 2012).  Kids love this place!

–14 miles from hotel; Phone: 714.542.2823; discoverycube.org

 

OTHER STUFF TO DO NEARBY:

Biking trail (5 miles); Bowling (1 mile); Jogging/fitness trail (2 miles); Kayaking (5 miles); Miniature golf (8 miles); Surfing (7 miles); Navy Golf Course Seal Beach ( 0.5 mile), Phone: 818.980.3630, (Rentals, lessons, putting green, 27 holes. Par for course: 71)