Disneyland is, without a doubt, Anaheim's most popular tourist attraction. But to avoid the crowds (and prices) at the Mouse House, in-the-know locals often prefer to visit the smaller, less crowded theme park mere miles away: Adventure City is a park aimed at the youngest riders, with height requirements and thrill levels that heavily favor the preschool set.
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Easter, Valentine's Day, heck, why not Flag Day? Any holiday, birthday, or random down-in-the-dumps day can provide an excellent excuse for a sugary treat. Orange County offers plenty of places to satisfy a sweet tooth, and we were brave enough to take on the task of sampling and sharing some of our favorites. From unicorn hot chocolate to gourmet cookie shots to zombie-themed donuts, there's always some new and exciting way to indulge in decadent treats. Here are five of OC's hottest—or coolest.
Spring is finally here, so it's time to start hopping to The OC's most egg-cellent Easter extravaganzas. Luckily, there are plenty of egg hunts to choose from, featuring a wide array of activities—including puppet shows, face painting, baloon twisting, trains, and petting zoos.
Look no further than your own Orange backyard to get in on all of the family fun this holiday season. Here are our top 10 picks for Easter fun from Orange to Dana Point, from Anaheim to Huntington Beach, and beyond.
It's no wonder Disneyland is nicknamed the Happiest Place on Earth; Main Street USA is crowded with costumed characters, light-up parades, and thrill-seeking rides, making this California landmark a must-see destination for tourists from all over the world. But while people flock to the Mouse House for its incomparable entertainment, many prefer to look outside the park for budget-friendly restaurants and variety in cuisine. Not that we have anything against character-shaped grilled cheese, pizza, and corn dogs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; it's just that dining outside the park before or after your adventure may be a calmer, cheaper, tastier way to go. Anaheim does have a lot more to it than just Disney, and these 8 kid-friendly eateries are just the beginning.
Ask the parents of any pre-schooler, and they'll tell you that bigger doesn't always mean better. Take, for example, the plethora of children's museums located throughout Southern California. Although there are obvious benefits to having so many world-renowned museums nearby, chasing a rambunctious toddler through a prehistoric dinosaur hall isn't many people's idea of a good time. Sometimes a museum you can't get lost in is just the ticket.
The holidays are fast approaching, which means we'll all be packing our bags to visit our extended family soon. Maybe Grandma and Grandpa live a short drive away, but, then again, maybe not. If your holiday plans include hopping a plane with little ones to get to your travel destination, why not give yourself a mini vacation first by booking a car service that caters to families?
We did the legwork for you to find the best car services in Los Angeles and surrounding areas to accommodate your entire brood. So, whether you're looking for a little luxury, or simply want to leave your car seat at home, these six companies go out of their way to accommodate tiny travelers.
If you are regularly invited to eat and drink imaginary cakes, scones, and PG Tips from a Fischer-Price tea set, why not reciprocate with an invitation to a kid-friendly high tea at an Orange County teahouse? Forget trying to make conversation with Barbie and the teddy bears; taking your tea party on the road offers a chance to spend quality time with your kiddos while indulging in real scones, clotted cream, and cucumber sandwiches.
Kids love getting all dressed up to gorge themselves on desserts, while parents get to indulge in countless cups of caffeine in a room with an adult vibe. It's a win-win. Pinkies up!
Tired of visiting the same old parks? If your local jungle gym has recently lost its luster, be grateful that you live in (or are visiting) Orange County, where you can take your tykes to explore one of the hidden gems below. From giant Legos to beachfront slides to fountains and duck ponds, there are plenty of captivating playgrounds to explore throughout Southern California, but it takes a real OC native to know all five of these boredom-busting tot lots. Pick any one of them for an outing the whole family can enjoy.