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Explore Disney’s California Adventure with CityRace!

Posted on April 18th, 2014

CityRace invites those staying in hotels near Disney’s California Adventure to join in on a magical treasure hunt. On April 27th  CityRace teams are setting out to look for clues, test their bodies and brains to solve puzzles and challenges all within the magical surroundings of Cars Land, Condor Flats and the rest of park. This is far from being a typical scavenger hunt, this race will test its entrants in very unusual ways. It wouldn’t be Disney without a few surprises along the way, so entrants are expecting mystery, magic and moxie as they... Read more

Experience Imaginology Youth Expo at the OC Country Fairgrounds!

Posted on April 5th, 2014

This Spring, one of the most exciting places to be is the OC Fair and Event Center! For those staying in hotels near the Orange County Fairgrounds, be sure to attend the Imaginology– ‘Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead!’ Over a three day event, all visitors will enjoying exploring the different areas of S.T.E.A.M! ‘S’ for the Sciences, ‘T’ for Technology, ‘E’ for Engineering, ‘A’ for Art and ‘M’ for Mathematics. Between Friday April 11th and Sunday the 13th, local children of pre-K age right through to high school students will be taking part in a number activities, competitions, workshops,... Read more

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day at Downtown Disney

Posted on March 14th, 2014

St Patrick’s Day is always a grand affair in Downtown Disney, with everything decorated in the colours of the season and the atmosphere charged with revelry and mirth. This year’s event has been renamed as ‘The Mighty St Patrick’s Day Festival’ – pointing to the grandeur of the affair and the over-the-top partying set to take place in the period. In Downtown Disney, the celebrations will be centred on Raglan Road but will spill through all the streets all day, letting the event truly live up to its ‘Mighty’ moniker! If you’re staying near Disneyland, then enjoy some... Read more

Knott’s Berry Farm: Another Orange County Favorite

Posted on March 5th, 2014

Knott’s Berry Farm has come to be known as one of the best theme parks in California. It stands on the site of the old berry farm owned by the Knott family, but it wasn’t always the massive center of amusement that it is today. In fact, back in 1920, all that stood there was a small roadside stand from which the Knott’s would sell berries, preserves, and pies which were made using produce from the farm. In 1934, they added a tea room in which they sold fried chicken dinners, and due to the popularity of these, they... Read more

See the Animal Grossology Exhibit at the Discovery Science Center

Posted on February 19th, 2014

You don't have to be a massive science fan to enjoy what the Discovery Science Center has to offer. Situated in Santa Ana, the center is a non-profit organization with a mission plan to educate and assist in teaching young minds and help the general public to better their knowledge and understanding of all things scientific, mathematical, and technological. The center also runs regular events in which it uses games and interactive exhibits to draw in members of the public and encourage them to learn through enjoyment.

The most recent of these exhibits is called Animal Grossology... Read more

A Valentine’s Day Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner

Posted on February 11th, 2014

If you are looking for something a little different for you and your loved one to do this Valentine’s Day, then why not come along to the Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Show in The Pilsner Room at McCormick and Schmick’s restaurant. It is one of the more interesting Valentine’s Day date ideas available around as you will be transported back to Hollywood in the 1950’s to solve movie set murders and find out who is responsible for the death of a famous actress’ husband, all while enjoying a fabulous four-course meal.

Other features of the night... Read more

Eat Up during Newport Beach Restaurant Week

Posted on January 17th, 2014

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Newport Beach Restaurant Week runs from Friday January 17th through to Sunday January the 26th and brings an amazing range of cuisine to its customers. Throughout this week, the eighty participating restaurants will be offering specially tailored ‘prix fixe’ menus at lunch and dinner servings, showcasing the best they have to offer. Perfect for food lovers looking to try a new restaurant, a new palate of flavors or simply looking for a different place to take their friends, these menus offer options across the whole Newport Beach area, encompassing Balboa, Balboa Island, Newport Beach, Newport Coast... Read more

Monster Jam returns to Angel Stadium

Posted on January 11th, 2014

A motorsport tour like none other, Monster Jam events are loved by fans around the world – in America, Canada, Europe and Asia – for their unique blend of racing and destruction. Each individual event has its own entertainment in the intermission, but for the majority of audience members staying in hotels near Angel Stadium, the main attraction will always be the competitions by the trucks in the open ring. This winter, the Monster Jam events will come to the Angel Stadium, Anaheim, on three dates: January 11th, February 25th and... Read more

Catch a show at the Anaheim House of Blues

Posted on December 19th, 2013

Opened in 2001, the Anaheim House of Blues is a unique music venue with a rich and colorful history. Located in Downtown Disney, the House of Blues Anaheim is the home of the special Quilts of Gees Bend which dates back as far as the early 1900s as well as its painted New Orleans French doors showing Heaven and Earth alongside Temptation and The Crossroads. As per tradition, there is a metal box full of mud taken out of the Delta Mississippi stored underneath the stage. Maybe it’s this nod to history which makes the... Read more

Join the Fun at the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade!

Posted on December 6th, 2013

Now in its 105th year, the Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is a beloved tradition attracting visitors from miles around. An estimated one million viewers are expected to watch as yachts, kayaks, canoes and a wide range of boats and vessels sail around the harbor as part of this spectacular parade. Presented by the Commodores Club, part of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, this year’s event has a special theme: Rocking Around The Christmas Tree. If you will be staying close to Newport Beach this December, here’s your chance to join in on the... Read more