Southern California Family Vacation
Millions of eager families set their sights on a Garden Grove/Anaheim vacation each year. Families of all ages can enjoy major Southern California attractions located just miles away. We’ve put together an itinerary full of family fun-filled activities that will keep everyone entertained without breaking the bank.
The Discovery Cube Orange County is a science museum in Santa Ana located a short 4 miles from Sheraton Anaheim South. Kids can get their hands on over 100 science exhibits guaranteed to spark their curiosity. The newly remodeled giant cube will have the whole family entertained all day long. Discovery Cube At Bowers Museum & Kidseum, see collections from areas such as Africa, The South Pacific, Asia, and Orange County. The kidseum, an extension of the Bowers Museum, offers cultural experiences for young children and their families.
Sports lovers can take their whole family to see a baseball game at the Anaheim Angel Stadium (located 2 miles from Embassy Suites Anaheim – South) and cheer for the Los Angeles Anaheim Angels. Los Angeles Angels
Or if hockey is more your sport, you can root for the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center located just 2 miles from Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove. Anaheim Ducks
Pirates Dinner Adventure in Buena Park is a dinner experience your family will never forget. Named the “World’s Most Interactive Dinner Show,” Pirate’s Dinner Adventure offers a chance to see pirate action aboard an 18th Century Spanish galleon while enjoying a four-course feast. Pirates Dinner Adventure
Wake up and head to the Santa Ana Zoo where kids can see animals and species from Central and South America. This 20-acre zoo focuses on recreation, education, and conservation. The Santa Ana Zoo is located at 1801 East Chestnut Avenue in Santa Ana, California.
The Outlets in Orange is Orange County’s only outlet shopping center. Shop from stores like Converse, Nike, Old Navy, Nordstrom Rack and much more. With over 120 outlets and value stores, The Outlets in Orange offer shops everyone in the family can enjoy.
Orange County is home to some of the most famous beaches. Whether it’s Long Beach, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach or Newport Beach, families will enjoy the sunny and safe beaches that make Orange County so iconic. Just drive approximately 30 minutes from the Grove District Anaheim Resort and you and your family will find your new favorite OC spot. Families staying at the Grove District can walk on over to experience family entertainment at Anaheim Garden Walk, an outdoor oasis of outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment.
Located in the heart of Santa Ana, 5 miles west of Disneyland, Willowick Golf Course is the oldest 18-hole public golf course in Orange County. The course offers everything you would expect from a established, successful course: two sets of tees, grass driving range, three practice putting greens, a pro shop chock-full of products, a PGA Class A professional on staff, and affordable green fees.
For those coming to the Grove District for a business trip, we suggest staying at Hyatt Regency Orange County, Anaheim Marriott Suites, or Residence Inn by Marriott Anaheim Resort. At a only a short drive from the Anaheim Convention Center, these hotels are the perfect place for all your convention and meeting space needs.
Arrive a day before your meeting and settle in. Use the hotel business center to send emails and for any last minute printing. After you have checked in, you can either grab some dinner at SunSpot, located in Anaheim Marriott Suites, or head over to a nearby restaurant such as Buca di Beppo, Red Robin, and Joe’s Crab Shack. If you are staying at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, you can end the night with s’mores or cocktails by their rooftop fire pit.
Wake up early and get in a morning workout at the hotel fitness center, basketball court or tennis court. If you are really an early bird, you can head to Newport Beach, Huntington Beach or Long Beach for a morning surf. You can also enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet at the Residence Inn by Marriott Anaheim Resort before you head off to meetings.
You will most likely be spending your early half of the day in meetings either at the Anaheim Convention Center or at hotel ballrooms. But after the meetings, you can enjoy some downtime nearby. Head over with a couple of coworkers to see a game at Angel Stadium or the Honda Center. After the game, grap drinks at the local bars nearby the stadiums.
Extend your stay for a third day and experience fun, relaxing activities to complete your ‘bleisure’ getaway. Head to the Anaheim Hills golf course located only five miles from Anaheim Marriott Suites. Spend the morning on the lush green course in beautiful Orange County. After you’ve finished the 18-hole course, get a full body pampering at Burke Williams Spa in The Outlets at Orange, only 2 miles from the Grove District. Spend the rest of your day shopping at The Outlets or go on over to the Anaheim Garden Walk. Eat dinner, do some shopping and experience late night entertainment all within walking distance from your hotel room.
Retail Escape in Grove Anaheim Resort District
No need to go far when looking for a retail escape in Grove District Anaheim Resort. Guests of the Grove District can walk to experience family entertainment at Anaheim GardenWalk, one of the brightest shopping destinations in Orange County. Shop, eat and play all within walking distance from your hotel room.
Visit Anaheim GardenWalk
Also located just a few minutes from the Grove District Anaheim Resort is Downtown Disney. Right outside of the Disneyland Resort amusement park is a magical district full of shops, food and entertainment. Head to Downtown Disney after a day at Disneyland for souvenirs or stroll the shops during some free time.
Visit Downtown Disney
Looking for luxury? The largest mall on the West Coast is located just eight short miles away from Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim. Renowned as a major global shopping destination and home to more than 250 boutiques, South Coast Plaza defines the luxury shopping experience with extraordinary designer boutiques, personal shopping services and upscale amenities. Splurge at stores such as Louis Vuitton, COACH, Prada and more.
Visit South Coast Plaza
If you are looking to save rather than splurge, The Outlets at Orange is your shopping oasis. Only two miles from Hyatt Regency Orange County and one mile from Hilton Garden Inn Anaheim, The Outlets at Orange offer discount prices from retailers like Old Navy, Nordstrom Rack and The Children’s Place.
Visit Outlets at Orange
If you find yourself in Newport Beach, be sure to take a visit to Fashion Island. With 200 department and specialty stores, 40 restaurants and two Edwards Cinemas theatres, this outdoor promenade offers a shopping experience like no other. Enjoy the ocean views while strolling through the “town center of Newport Beach.”
Visit Fashion Island