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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.

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!

Beaches of Orange County

September 16th, 2014

Beaches of Orange CountyOrange County has so much to boast about. Our beaches are one of the many things that people from all over the world come to enjoy. Featuring some of the best beaches in California, the 42 miles of shoreline in Orange County is just a short drive away.

Depending on your company and your mood, Orange County has a variety of beaches to suit you. Offering a wide array of atmosphere from romantic to family to adventurous, these beaches should be at the top of your must see list while visiting with us.

Take a nice romantic walk on the beach at Dana Point which has the most stunning panoramic views of the ocean or enjoy the rugged cliff-side views and trendy shopping of Laguna Beach. If you have the kids with you, head over to San Clemente and enjoy a sand castle contest or a sidewalk café that overlooks the ocean. For the outdoor enthusiast or the thrill seekers, Newport Beach or Huntington Beach is just for you. Rent kayaks or take a surf lesson while getting a tan in the warm sun.

No matter which beach you choose to enjoy, you are sure to have picturesque views and warm sand between your toes. Try them all and let us know which beach is your favorite!

Cheer on the LA Angels

July 22nd, 2014

Cheer on the LA AngelsCatching a baseball game while enjoying a hot dog and cold beer is just part of the all American experience. There is nothing better than hearing the crack of a bat as a ball sails over the wall in the outfield. Grab your glove and head over to Angels Stadium at Anaheim to catch the Los Angeles Angels fight for another division title and a spot in the playoffs. Cheer on the LA Angels as they work their way towards victory.

Playing this week at home, the Angels take on the Baltimore Orioles and the Detroit Tigers giving you the perfect opportunity to see magic in the making. With eight division titles in the books and one more on the way (hopefully!) the LA Angels are a fun team to watch as the battle it out on the field. Become one of the many cheering, loyal fans as they root on their team to victory. Help make this year the 12th straight year in a row attendance his over three million.

Tickets are available online at the Los Angeles Angels website. Games start at 7:05 pm each night this week. Be careful though, you may be addicted and need to catch more than one game.

Catch An LA Angels Game

July 22nd, 2014

LA AngelsDisneyland is a fun time but if you need a break from the rides and the heat, we have just the thing for you. Grab your family, ball cap and glove and head over to the Angels Stadium at Anaheim to catch an LA Angels game. Watch the Los Angeles Angels take on the Baltimore Orioles this week and the Detroit Tigers this weekend.

A favorite team among baseball followers on the West Coast, the Angels are currently in second place in the American League West division. Having clinched eight division titles, they are working their way to putting another one in the books and making it to the playoffs.

Enjoy a foot-long hot dog and cotton candy washed down with a cold one. Take in the energetic atmosphere while cheering along with the loyal Angel fans who have set five Guinness World Records (for the most people wearing Cowboy hats, wigs, Santa hats, blankets and Luchador masks). They have also had 11 straight years of drawing more than three million attendees to a game which is only second to the New York Yankees.

Purchase your tickets online and check out discounts and specials at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim website. Catch an LA Angels Game and make it part of your experince here in Anaheim.

Favorite Local Breweries

July 19th, 2014

Favorite Local BreweriesJust when we thought we had the best breweries around, Legends Craft Brewery has announced that they will be opening right here in Anaheim which only makes our selection of local breweries that much better. With plans to open within the next 90 days, Legends brings one more great local hot spot to the area.

With much excitement in the air over this announcement it makes us want to visit the other fantastic breweries that calls Brew City home. Some of our favorite local breweries are top notch and make us proud to have them here locally.  Bottle Logic Brewery, which is known for their interesting and crafty beers is one of the best. Not only are there beers creative but the atmosphere and bartenders are among the best also. We also love Noble Ale Works and their infamous Naughty Sauce. A favorite among many, it will be your favorite, hands down. Valiant Brewery is great relaxing place to kick back with a beer. The interior is that of an old warehouse giving you a unique and interesting vibe. Available for larger parties, it is the perfect place for a friendly get together. This brewery has not only award winning beers but great service to boot. A definite must do on the list of your brewery tours.

Last but not least on our list of favorites is Anaheim Brewery. A great historic brewery that has everyone talking about their 1888 beer. Stop in for a beer after work or take a weekend brewery crawl and hit up this fantastic joint. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on their beautiful patio, it makes the beer taste even better. Check out some of our favorite local breweries and let us know which you like the best.

Mickey Mouse Isn’t The Only Animal In Town

July 3rd, 2014

Santa Ana ZooCatch a few of our other animals on your trip out to see Mickey Mouse. The Santa Ana Zoo, just down the road is great for a day trip to explore some exotic animals and see various habitat exhibits each featuring its own display of animals.

Enjoy walking through replicas of the Amazon Rainforest and seeing the many birds from both South and Central America. Get wet by the waterfalls and view the animals from the viewing deck amidst the lush greenery. Visit the two-story red barn and see the rare farm animals that they have on display. Afterwards take a ride on the Zoofari Express and enjoy the breeze in your face as you tour the zoo from the train. Kids will enjoy the play area complete with the Conservation Carousel which as a 33 animal line up including a Sea Otter, Panther and Sea Dragon.

Sometimes called the Home of the 50 Monkeys, you have no shortage of monkey viewing. The Zoo is required to have 50 monkeys at all times. This requirement was stipulated by the original founder of the zoo before gifting it to the City of Santa Ana.

This small 20 acre, privately funded zoo sure packs a punch giving you much more than you would expect. Open daily, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, the summer crowd gets the benefit of extended hours until 6 pm. With free parking and located not far from the park it is worth a visit!

Relive the Glory Days

April 17th, 2014

Coke FloatPizza, bowling, roller skating and coke floats. It is like going back in time. Relive your glory days and make a night full of fun out of it. Let us be your tour guide as we send you off to the best places for a night of reminiscing.

There is nothing that says Ole School than a date night that starts with pizza. The Pizza Press or Pizza Boy, two of the top rated pizza hot spots in the Anaheim area, are prime spots to kick off your night. Stop in and enjoy a slice or two (or three!)

Once you have finished off your pizza, head over to AMF Carter Lanes, Lucky Strike Lanes or Concourse Bowing Center. They may not be the bowling alleys of the olden days, but you can still get the feel of a good ole bowling alley if you look through the modernization and transition to the current times. Complete with food, drinks and games (arcade, pool, you name it!), your night will be filled with fun and laughter. For the night owls, cosmic bowling can be a new experience that surely wasn’t around way back when.

Holiday Skate Center is the perfect place to show off your skating skills and an excuse to hold that special someone’s hand.

After you have relived the days of old, treat yourself to a milkshake or a coke float from Brianna’s Ice Cream. Order one with two straws and share with your sweetheart, just like the good ole days.


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