Music Festival in Laguna Beach

February 12th, 2015

Music FestivalIf you are in town this weekend and are looking for something fun, different and entertaining, check out the Laguna Beach Music Festival. This amazing event brings a variety of music and musicians to one area for all to enjoy. The festival kicks off Thursday evening with hors d’oeuvres and wine as you mix and mingle with the musicians before a weekend of fantastic concerts.

Concerts begin Friday, February 13 and continue all weekend long incorporating a blend of classical and contemporary music. The festival includes local outreach comprised of musical performances by some of the local high schools, the Laguna Beach Boys and Girls Club and many, many more. Daily performances and concerts are open to the public with free admission. Nightly concerts give you a flavor of various styles and cultures with their outstanding musicians and lively music.

With such a variety of musicians and music, there is something for all ages. For a schedule of events throughout the weekend, tickets and more information, visit Laguna Beach Music Festival online. After the lively entertainment, relax and enjoy a peaceful night of sleep with us, your Anaheim hotel. Our reservations are fast and easy online or give us a call and our friendly staff will be happy to help you.

Affordable Activities in Orange County

January 29th, 2015

Affordable Activities in Orange CountyEnjoying all that Anaheim has to offer doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Check out our list of affordable activities in Orange County that gives you a sample of all the exciting things our area offers.

  • Hike or Mountain Bike OC Parks: Orange County has almost 40,000 acres of parks and open areas that are calling your name. Featuring ample opportunity for enjoying the great outdoors, its the perfect place to get a little exercise while taking in some fresh air.
  • Huntington Beach Pier and Main Street: These iconic spots are must do’s on any visitors list while visiting Anaheim. Watch a breathtaking sunset on the pier with the ones you love.
  • Great Park Balloon Rides: A thrilling experience in a huge balloon can’t be missed. With room for 25 to 30 passengers, view the surrounding beauty from 400 feet in the air.
  • Balboa Island Ferry: Running since 1919 the Balboa Island Ferry gives you amazing views as it shuttles you to the other side of the harbor. Rides are not exclusive to foot traffic only. Bikes and cars/trucks can take the ferry across also!
  • Angel Stadium Tour: Get an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Angel’s stadium. Get a chance to see the dugout, Visitor’s clubhouse, press box and so many more aspects of this great venue.

Add these cool activities to our great rates here at Best Western PLUS Pavilions Hotel and you have a trip your wallet can handle. We pride ourselves in being your Anaheim hotel and are proud to offer incredible service to our guests at affordable rates.

Whale Watching

January 21st, 2015

Whale WatchingAnaheim has so much to do and see but if you are looking for a quick, fun day trip, you can’t go wrong at Dana Point. Dana Point not only has a beautiful view of the coast but there is ample opportunity for family fun. Just a short drive from your Anaheim hotel, you can be on the coast ready for a little marine action. Go whale watching with the family and make memories for a lifetime.

A whale watching excursion out of Dana Point gives you an experience like you’ve never seen before. Witness majestic marine life like you have never seen it before. Its the perfect family outing and kids love to be so close to nature.  Davey’s Locker has over 40 years of whale watching cruises. Located at one of Orange County’s landmark, Historic Balboa Pavilion, they are easy to find. Newport Landing Whale Watching, offering year round cruises, boasts of a 96% success in marine viewing. They will make your trip a trip of a lifetime. Dana Warf is another company that offers a grand time out on the seas. Enjoy evening excursions and package deals.

Let our hotel staff assist you. Stop by our front desk and we would be happy to give you more information, recommendations and directions to make your Dana Point day trip fun and exciting for your family.

Star Wars Half Marathon Is Here

January 15th, 2015

Star Wars Half MarathonOn your mark, get set… GO! The race is on to get your tickets to the Wookie Welcome Party that kicks off the events for the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend coming up this weekend.

This magical evening begins at 9:30 pm at Disneyland Park. The private party is held inside Tomorrowland for ticket holders. Enjoy a dessert reception with not only your favorite Star Wars characters, but classical Disney characters as well. Space Mountain and a few other select rides will be open for a premier opportunity to take a ride without the line.

With three main races, the 5K, 10K and the Star Wars Half Marathon you have fun that will last you all weekend long. There are also races for the kids too, this is a family vacation spot, after all! Friday starts off the races with the 5K at 5:30 am. Saturday morning at 5:30 am is the 10K followed by the Kids Races. Of course Sunday will close out the events with the biggest race of all, the Star Wars Half Marathon. Each race will begin and end at the Disneyland Resort so be sure to arrive early to claim your spot at the finish line to cheer on the runners!

As your chosen Disneyland hotel, you are just around the corner from all of the fun. Arrive early and stay late. You don’t have to worry about a long commute in traffic.

New Years Eve In Anaheim

December 30th, 2014

New Years eve in anaheimAnother year has come and gone giving us so many memories and so much more to look forward to in the coming year. Get ready to ring in the new year with fun and excitement. If you are looking for  the place look no further because we have the place for you New Years Eve in Anaheim.

Disneyland is the place to be this New Years Eve. Celebrate the new year full of many more memories at one of the best places in Anaheim. It is rare to find a New Years Eve party that is suitable for kids Enjoy a family friendly New Years Eve with all of your favorite Disney characters, the ones you love, a few hundred of your best friends and you can’t forget fireworks!

Dance parties will be in full swing with live music and DJ’s throughout the park. Pick your favorite view point for the countdown to the new year and a fantastic firework display.

This fun filled event is so popular expect a very large crowd. We recommend arriving early to ensure you are able to enter the park. Fortunately, we are just steps away from the fun so you don’t have to fight traffic or worry about a long commute once the fun is over. Have a safe and fun New Year’s Eve, we look forward to seeing more of you in 2015!

Christmas Boat Parade

December 17th, 2014

Christmas Boat ParadeChristmas isn’t complete without a few annual traditions. Each year Newport Beach hosts its annual Christmas boat parade bringing even more holiday joy to our area. It has become a Christmas tradition for many locals and we invite you to make it a tradition in your holiday celebrations.

The parade continues over the course of several nights giving you ample opportunity to head over to Bay Island Channel for a boat show like you have never seen before. With various types of boats of all shapes and sizes decked out with as many lights as they will hold, the parade will surely bring a smile to your face and certainly get you into the holiday spirit. Wrapping around the coast line of the inlet, the parade begins at 6:30 pm and lasts until 9:00 pm. Be sure to arrive early to claim your viewing spot. This event is very popular and draws a big crowd so the later you arrive the less you have a chance of a prime viewing position. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and hot cocoa and relax with a little holiday music.

For a map of the parade route and more information, visit the Deck The Hulls With Bows of Jolly’s website.


Food Truck Fun

December 7th, 2014

Food Truck FunThe OC Fair & Event Center is waving farewell to this year’s Food Truck Fare this week.  Before the food trucks take their sabatical, head out to the OC Fair and Event Center this week to enjoy some food truck fun, taste some of the local favorite food trucks and the delectable cuisines that is unique to each truck.

Each week the trucks attending the Food Truck Fare differs so take a look at for this week’s offerings. Each food truck boasts of its unique flavor and style of food. Grab a friend and taste a little sample from each truck. Wednesday, the trucks will be out from 5:30 pm until 9:00 pm. Grab a brew to enjoy with your food. A cash bar will be available for those age 21 and older.

Take a long lunch on Thursday and head out to the Food Truck Fare from 11 am until 2 pm. This is the final Food Truck Fare of 2014. Enjoy the outdoors and local food before they pack up shop for the winter.

Do you have a favorite food truck? We want to know.

Make Us Your Anaheim Ducks Hotel

November 20th, 2014

Anaheim Ducks HotelLooking for some fast action this fall? Why not head over to the Honda Center right here in Anaheim and check out an Anaheim Ducks game?! Not only will you be reeling with excitement but it will be enough to make you want to try out for the team next season.

Join the Ducks next week for their home games against the Coyotes, the Flames and the Blackhawks. With a super start to the season, cheer on  Ryan Getzlaf as he leads his team to victory once again. Enjoy a tree lighting ceremony tonight at Edwards Theater Courtyard right here in Anaheim and stick around for an outdoor watch party complete with popcorn and two massive LED screens to watch the game. Bring your own chair and rub elbows with the local die-hard fans as they watch their beloved Anaheim Ducks play the Canucks.

Check out the season schedule and purchase tickets online. If you are heading in town for an upcoming game, let us be your Anaheim Ducks hotel. We pride ourselves in making our guests feel at home away from home. With excellent service, comfortable and relaxing rooms we want to be your Anaheim hotel. Reservations are fast and easy on our website. Also, check out our specials page for upcoming deals. We look forward to seeing you!

Stay Safe This Halloween

October 31st, 2014

Stay safe this HalloweenNothing ruins a good time like an accident. Stay safe this Halloween and enjoy trick-or-treating with your friends with these Halloween safety tips.

– Always trick-or-treat in a group. It is never a good idea to head out alone. Always make sure you have at least one buddy with you at all times.

– Keep in mind that you should never enter a house or a car for a treat, no matter how tempting.

– Carry a cell phone for emergencies and know where you are so you can relay your location to any authorities.

– After dark, it is hard for drivers to see pedestrians. Carry a flashlight and/or glow sticks. Reflective tape on costumes is a good idea as well. Cross the street at designated cross walks, especially after dark.

– Avoid alleyways and dimly lit areas where ghouls and goblins could be hiding.

– If your teenagers are going out without adults, be sure to review the route they are taking and/or the neighborhoods they will be visiting. Designate a time when they should check in and return home.

– Kids, if you are out without parents and will be late getting home, call to let them know where you are and when you will be home.

As always, make wise decisions and have a safe and happy Halloween!

Inexpensive Halloween Costume Ideas

October 25th, 2014

Inexpensive Halloween Costume IdeasHalloween costumes have become so expensive and they are mass produced so everyone at the party has on the same costume. Here are a few ideas for inexpensive Halloween costume ideas that will also keep you from looking like everyone else.

Lumberjack: Raid your own closet for this costume. All you need is a pair of boots, jeans, a flannel shirt and a beanie. Suspenders come in handy and finish off this costume nicely. If you don’t have any you can pick up a cheap pair at Walmart or Target.

Zoo Keeper: Do you have a pair of khaki cargo pants, boots and a khaki shirt? If so, you have yourself a costume. Be sure to wear your ‘Zoo Keeper’ badge. If you have a wide brimmed safari hat, that might put the perfect finishing touch on the costume.

Men in Black: Everyone has a black suit hanging in the back of their closet. Pull it out and find your darkest pair of shades and ta-da! You can re-live 1997 all over again. Put ear buds in and you are the Secret Service just be sure to whisper something into your watch every now-and-then.

Gingerbread Man: Specially for you red heads out there. Buy a few loaves of bread. Typically grocery store has some on sale that they need to sell quickly. Write ‘Ginger Bread Man’ on a piece of cardboard and tie it around  your neck with the bread.

Sugar Momma/Daddy: This is handy for a snack throughout the evening. Take extra Halloween candy and tape, glue or pin it all over your shirt. Be careful not to eat it all before the night is over.


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