You’ll find no shortage of fun things to do during your next family getaway with Vacations by Marriott in Orange County. From donning costumes of the dastardly Captain Sebastian’s pirate crew to exploring all the things to do at Disneyland, our four day Orange County itinerary is sure to keep you and your family entertained.
Day One: You land at Orange County’s John Wayne Airport, pick up a rental car, load the luggage and the kids and make your way to the Courtyard Anaheim Resort, where you’ve reserved a spacious Kid’s Suite that comes complete with bunk beds and is an ideal option for a family getaway. After you unpack a bit and check out the pool, it’s time to check out the many Orange County attractions. So, you’re off to nearby Buena Park for a Pirate’s Dinner Adventure - an evening of special effects, wizardry, swashbuckling swordplay and duels, and the youngsters become part of the action, donning costumes and boarding the Spanish galleon to brave the dastardly Captain Sebastian the Black and rescue a beautiful princess. The fantasies of your young, would-be pirates have become real!
Day Two: You’re up early this morning and headed back over to Buena Park for a day at Knott’s Berry Farm. The park features five themed areas: Ghost Towns is a trip into the past, with gun-slinging bandits duking it out in the Wild West Stunt Show. The vibe of the California surf scene washes over the Boardwalk area, while Indian Trails explores the heritage of Native American civilization. Fiesta Village pays homage to Spanish California, and Camp Snoopy is home to the PEANUTS Gang and offers no less than 20 kid-approved rides and hands-on adventures. With its combination of adrenaline-pumping thrills and family-friendly attractions, Knott’s definitely lives up to its reputation as one of Orange County’s best entertainment values.
Day Three: No family vacation to Orange County can be complete with a visit to the “Happiest Place on Earth.” Since first opening its gates way back in 1955, Disneyland has stood out as an icon among all of the world’s theme parks. These days, there’s so many things to do at Disneyland: Main Street, Mickey’s Toontown, Tomorrowland, Fantasyland and the more recent additions Downtown Disney and Disney’s California Adventure. With world-famous rides like Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain and so many more, the day is full of excitement! And as you finally reach the hotel late in the evening, you realize the past two days have provided memories that will truly last a lifetime.
Day Four: Your flight leaves this evening after an all-too-short three days in Orange County, but there’s still time for some more fun – and even a little relaxation. You take a mid-morning drive to the Balboa Fun Zone, which is located on a peninsula in nearby Newport Beach, and where the Ferris wheel provides nice views of Newport Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. After some games in the arcade and a nice lunch on the waterfront, you head up the street to catch some rays on Newport Beach, and exhale just a bit while the kids laugh and play in the water. With the sand caressing your toes and the sun high in the sky, you reflect on the non-stop pace you’ve set this week. You wouldn’t change a thing.