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FAM 2020: Anaheim and San Diego Hotel Reviews, Universal Studios Hollywood and MORE!
January 10, 2020
Author: Livia Taylor

As you probably know by now, on January 3, 2020, the team at Get Away Today kicked off the 2020 Familiarization Trip to Southern California. Our yearly "FAM" trip allows us to check in with our hotel and theme park partners and prepare us for giving the very best advice to our guests when it comes to travel.

Castle Hotel group photo

FAM 2020 Summary #3

It's been our pleasure to meet with the following Anaheim, Carlsbad and San Diego hotels, as well as visit Universal Studios Hollywood, LEGOLAND Resort and Old Town Trolley. For the FAM 2020, there's an extra dose of magic because Get Away Today is also celebrating 30 years! That's right; we've hit the big 3-0 and we're so excited! In addition to our FAM 2020, we offerED over 70 vacation-themed giveaways in honor of Get Away Today's 30th anniversary (GIVEAWAYS NOW CLOSED).

FAM 2020 - Anaheim Hotels

Clarion Hotel

Element Hotel (opening later 2020)

SunCoast Park Hotel Anaheim (Formerly Country Inn & Suites)

Clementine Hotel & Suites Anaheim

Clementine Hotel & Suites

Photo courtesy of Clementine Hotel and Suites

Hyatt House at the Anaheim Convention Center

Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn Anaheim

Holiday Inn Anaheim Resort

FAM 2020 - Carlsbad and San Diego Hotel Review

Homewood Suites Carlsbad

The Cassara Carlsbad, Tapestry Collection by Hilton


LEGOLAND Castle Hotel

Castle Hotel

Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle (near SeaWorld)

The Dana on Mission Bay

Pacific Terrace Hotel

Best Western PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

Humphreys Half Moon Inn

Humphrey Half Moon Inn exterior with pool

Photo courtesy of Humphrey's Half Moon Inn

Paradise Point Resort & Spa

Handlery Hotel San Diego

Comfort Inn & Suites San Diego

Residence Inn Mission Valley

Hampton Inn San Diego Mission Valley

Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Old Town

FAM 2020 - Universal Studios, LEGOLAND and Old Town Trolley Days

Our FAM team members were excited to visit the many fantastic theme parks in the San Diego area, as well as Universal Studios up north in Hollywood. We love our partners and appreciate having the opportunity to experience these destinations so we can give first-hand advice to our guests. Here's a quick recap of what our park days looked like:

Universal Studios Hollywood

We loved being able to use Universal Express during our visit to Universal Studios Hollywood. It's a great way to skip the regular lines and fit in more fun during your vacation. Some of our favorite attractions include the world-famous Studio Tour, Transformers: The Ride, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Jurassic World - The Ride and Fast & Furious - Supercharged. Don't forget to try the Butterbeer in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

Universal Studios Studio Tour group of three girls


Everything is AWESOME at LEGOLAND, California! We love how kid-friendly the Resort is, and we wouldn't visit without getting an order of apple fries. Did you know you can bring mini-figures to trade at LEGOLAND? Our team loved being able to trade mini-figs during our visit. Be sure to head to LEGOLAND in 2020 to see the brand-new LEGO Movie World land. We're excited about all that's happening at this Resort!

Old Town Trolley San Diego

This is one of the best ways to get around San Diego and see some of our favorite locations. Old Town Trolley can take you to USS Midway, Seaport Village, Coronado, Balboa Park, Little Italy and more. You can hop on and off the Trolley throughout your tour, or stay on for the duration. We loved including this in our annual FAM trip!

San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo tour bus

Have you ever been to the San Diego Zoo? We love it for the guided tours and huge variety of experiences. In addition to seeing animals, you can explore over 700,000 plant varieties during your visit. Be sure to make the Skyfari part of your zoo day!

SeaWorld San Diego

With rides, sea animals and even Sesame Street characters, SeaWorld San Diego is a must-do! We love that you can add on Eat Free All Day savings with our SeaWorld ticket packages. When you go, check out some of our favorites, including Electric Eel, Tidal Twister, Aqua Scout, Manta and Shipwreck Rapids.

Thanks for following along with us as we traveled Southern California, our number one selling vacation destination at Get Away Today. Next week we resume normal office hours in South Ogden, and we appreciate your patience while we worked on our FAM trip! You can always find vacation deals online, or give us a call at 855-GET-AWAY.


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