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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

Attend the Nutcracker Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony!

Posted on November 15th, 2013

The Nutcracker Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Shopping Village celebrations in Downtown Anaheim are a very special part of the winter calendar. This year, the festivities are being held on Saturday December the 7th, all day between 10am and 7pm. With a massive range of activities for the whole family, it is one of the best ways to kick-start some of that holiday spirit and get into the festive mood. The events center around the Center Street Promenade and Lemon Street, with free parking available in the Oak Street Parking Structures as well as in the... Read more

Holiday Joy in Anaheim

Posted on November 5th, 2013

There is a good reason that the Disneyland Resort is known as the ‘happiest place on earth’ and at Christmas-time, the joy spreads even further. From November 12th onwards, the holiday season commences at Disneyland Resort with special entertainment and attractions full of the festive spirit, set to delight all who enter this magical place. All across the park, seasonal experiences are laid out for visitors: Main Street USA, Buena Vista Street and Cars Land are all covered in ornaments and decorations for the holiday period, with hidden Christmas treasures waiting to be discovered by those... Read more

Experience Thrills & Chills at Knott’s Scary Farm!

Posted on October 30th, 2013

Said to be one of Southern California’s largest and most frightening Halloween activities, Knott’s Scary Farm combines the best of the season in wild nights of haunts, rides and carnival entertainment. Taking place on selected nights between September 26th and November 2nd, those brave enough to venture into the farm will be greeted by a wealth of new and previously unseen arrangements. Those staying at one of the places to stay near Knott’s Berry Farm to check out this seasonal event!

Black Magic starts the evening, as the veil that separates the living from the dead is... Read more

It’s Halloween Time at Disneyland

Posted on October 15th, 2013

Every year at Disneyland, come October there is a very special event: Mickey’s Halloween Party. Guests are welcomed to join Mickey and the gang for frights and surprises across the park. Part of the Halloween Time season at the Disneyland Park, the Halloween Party is outside of normal opening hours and held on select nights by pre-booked ticket only. What happens in Disneyland after dark at Halloween? Children love to find out!

With dressing up positively encouraged – both for children and adults alike – visitors staying in family friendly hotels close to... Read more