13 Top Fun Things to do at San Diego Zoo
September 13, 2021

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance What beats being outside in sunny San Diego, exploring one of the best zoos in the world? Just north of downtown San Diego, you can experience San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance and the wonders of wildlife in their own natural habitat. San Diego Zoo is in Balboa Park, which also offers many family friendly things to do like visit the gardens, museums, performing arts and restaurants. The San Diego Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the world with some fascinating animals like the polar bears, northern white rhino, giant pandas, big cats and more endangered animals. Panda eating bamboo The world-famous San Diego Zoo has about 4,000 animals representing more than 800 species. There are unique animal encounters and exciting animal presentations. Elephant More …

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10 Things to do at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, (San Diego) for the Whole Family
September 4, 2021

family pool We had a lot of changes this year, as did many families. One of them was having my Father in Law move in with us unexpectedly. The kids love it and we have now settled into a routine but it was quite an adjustment. Another adjustment was going on vacation all together. I wasn't sure how this multigenerational vacation would turn out. It's already a challenge going on a road trip with kids. Second, we all had to share space! I certainly don't like sharing space, even with my own family when on vacation. But Kona Kai Resort and Spa (part of The Noble House) is the perfect place for families to spend quality time together. Whether you want to explore and enjoy nature, or have a …

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Top 11 Questions for Visiting Universal Studios Hollywood™
August 24, 2021

KWIK-E-KART Universal Studios Hollywood™ is one of the most popular theme parks in California. It is Universal Orlando Resort's sister theme park located in Universal City, California, opening in 1964 as a theme park. But it opened in 1912 as a movie studio. It's a place for people to come and have an amazing time, whether it be with their children or friends, a California vacation plan usually includes a trip to Universal Studios California. The Mystery Machine There are so many different things you can do while visiting, such as ride on The Simpsons Ride™, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey,™ or go on Jurassic World – The Ride , but how do you know what the best rides are without experiencing them first hand? Also, …

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8 Reasons to Stay at Orange County's, Hotel Lulu
August 7, 2021

I know you are thinking that there is no such thing as an upscale, budget friendly hotel for kids, but I am here to tell you about Hotel Lulu in Orange County and what it has to offer families like ours. We are a multi generational family with two boys under 9-years-old and my father in law who recently moved in with us. We needed a budget friendly place to stay in Anaheim. Even though Hotel Lulu is 2 blocks from Disneyland Park, 2 blocks from Anaheim Convention Center, a couple blocks from Anaheim Gardenwalk, we really wanted to stay close to home (or hotel). It was a total bonus that everything was in walking distance. I’m also talking about a family friendly place to stay …

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Top Family Friendly Things to do in Oceanside, California
March 27, 2021

It's so hot here in Arizona!  But I do prefer the dry heat to Florida's humidity.  I've noticed that this is the time many people escape to California for a cool break.  California weather is absolutely beautiful and it is the perfect place to check out some family friendly actives with the kids, including beach days. We had been to Anaheim a few months prior and loved it.  This time we wanted to see more of the beach, along with hitting up some family friendly things to do, so we decided to visit Oceanside. We also checked out the Oceanside Calendar of Events to see what what kind of kid's activities are available in Oceanside while we were there. It turns out that there are tons …

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Things to do in Anaheim, California
February 19, 2021

We recently took a 7 hour road trip heading to Anaheim to visit Disneyland and Knottsberry Farm for the first time. The kids were super excited! We took our essentials (17 suitcases and 25 duffel bags, just kidding...) and headed out on the road.  While preparing for this trip we scoped out some hotels and timeshares  to figure out the best locations to stay so we would be close to everything, including restaurants, shopping, and of course Knottsberry Farm and Disneyland. Our main concerns were: Table of contentsPeacock Suites ResortsShops at Garden WalkThe Activity CenterAmenitiesDisneylandOrange, CaliforniaHuntington BeachWahoo's Fish TacoSurf MuseumKnottsberry Farm Peacock Suites Resorts We found the Peacock Peacock Suites resorts.  It is located within walking distance from Disneyland, the Anaheim Convention Center, Angel Stadium and The Shops at Garden Walk. Shops at Garden Walk Shops at Garden …

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