The giant pool with three water slides might be enough to keep plenty of families busy, but this resort has the irresistible bonus of being right on the edge of Huntington Beach, nicknamed 'Surf City, USA'. The whole family can take surfing lessons with local pros, rent bikes and pedal the ocean hugging boardwalk, then end the day gathered around the hotel’s fire pits for cocoa and s’mores.
The resort also features Camp Hyatt, where children ages 12 and under play games, do crafts, and play at the beach, with a specific theme for each days’ activities. The camp is available for half or full days, plus evenings on the weekends, leaving you time for planning spa time or a grown-up night out.
Whether it is manicured beach towns or celebrated theme parks, all framed by oceanfront towns and luxury yachts, 'The OC' stands out as one of the state’s most iconic destinations. The always amazing Disneyland Resort, about one hours’ drive south of Los Angeles and two hours’ north of San Diego, continues to be one of the best loved theme parks in the world, while Knott’s Berry Farms and other OC attractions amp up the fun metre.
“Surfing is like golf. . . it keeps knocking you down. But when you stay with it and catch that wave. . . magic.” --actor Dennis Quaid
Shop at spectacular South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, or get the surfer look in Huntington Beach, aka Surf City, USA.
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