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Orange County Visits Get Away Today!

By Kimberly Fidler 06/06/2013

Last week visitors from Orange County invaded the Get Away Today office and brought all kinds of fun! A large group of our hotel and attraction partners brought in lunch and set up a trade show in our break room to share what's new and great down in Orange County. Here is just a brief overview of what they had to say:

Anaheim Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau: There's always something thrilling going on in Orange County! One of the biggest events is the Monstrous Summer at the Disneyland Resort with the opening of Fantasy Faire and Mickey and the Magical Map.

Residence Inn Anaheim Resort: This all-suite family property recently completed renovations to their spacious guestrooms. Each guestroom features a full kitchen and the hotel serves free hot breakfast daily.

Sheraton Garden Grove: This is the newest Sheraton hotel in the Anaheim area and with a free shuttle and free parking exclusively for Get Away Today guests, it is easily one of our most popular hotels.

Pirate's Dinner Adventure: This full four-course meal and show will premiere an all-new show in July called Rise of the Sea Dragon! In October you can catch their seasonal Vampirates show and a festive Christmas themed version of the show during the holidays. During the holidays you can even request the standard turkey holiday meal instead of the usual pirates fare.

Portofino Inn & Suites: All of the guestrooms including the incredibly popular kids suites at the Portofino Inn were recently renovated and now feature crisp, white bedding and beautiful, calming colors with their new wallpaper and carpet.

Anabella Hotel: This sprawling property is a short 10 minute walk to the Disneyland Resort and proudly features two fantastic outdoor swimming pools. The main pool is perfect for families and offers poolside service and the other is a quiet 18-and-older pool ideal for a relaxing dip.

Carousel Inn & Suites: This newly renovated hotel boasts one of the closest locations to the Disneyland turnstiles. Our contact mentioned something like an average of 387 steps and you're there! Plus, this family friendly hotel offers free continental breakfast daily.

Knott's Berry Farm: This is a HUGE summer for Knott's Berry Farm with the opening of three new attractions: Coast Rider, Surfside Gliders and Pacific Scrambler. In addition to these rides, their famed Timber Mountain Log Ride recently underwent a multimillion dollar renovation that has been thrilling families since reopening at the end of last month.

Anaheim Resort Transit (ART Shuttle): Since beginning round trip service from Anaheim to Buena Park, the Anaheim Resort Transit has become even more popular. Of course, it's always popular with Get Away Today guests, since they get 2 days free on each 3-day adult ticket and kids ride free!

Catalina Express: As one of our newer attractions, the Catalina Express has already been a hit with our Huntington Beach and Disneyland Resort vacationers. Catalina Express offers fast, convenient and affordable round trip transportation to Catalina Island and is located just 30 minutes from Anaheim.

Karmel Shuttle: Easily the most convenient way to travel to and from all three major Southern California airports to the Disneyland Resort, the Karmel Shuttle service offers numerous shuttle sizes with shared and private service options.

Holiday Inn Buena Park: This gorgeous hotel located just minutes from Knott's Berry Farm recently had all of their guestrooms completely renovated and they look great. Their heated pool and courtyard are so beautiful that the area is regularly used for weddings.

Quality Inn & Suites: This quaint hotel is tucked just off of Harbor Blvd and is within easy walking distance to the Disneyland Resort. Each room features a microwave and mini fridge, plus the hotel offers complimentary continental breakfast daily.

Clarion Hotel: This full-service hotel offers so many money saving perks exclusively for Get Away Today travelers. Offers like the 3rd night free, free parking and free breakfast, easily save Get Away Today families hundreds on their vacations.

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament: This entertaining and delicious dinner experience recently premiered an all-new action packed show to rave reviews. Families feast on Medieval cuisine while cheering on their knight and viewing incredible horsemanship, falconry and special effects.

Universal Studios Hollywood: Transformers: The Ride 3-D is amazing riders since opening last summer and the Studio Tour is without doubt worth a visit to the park alone. Universal also surprised us with the latest news is of a new attraction, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, coming Spring 2014.

Overall, it was so much fun to get to see so many of our partners and we appreciate them taking the time to come to our office! We pride ourselves in being the Southern California experts and it's regular visits TO and FROM Southern California that keep us that way. We'd love to help you plan your next vacation online or by calling 855-GET-AWAY.

Check out these other great blogs:

Mickey and the Magical Map Opens at Disneyland

Knott's Berry Farm: What's New Summer 2013

Kimberly Fidler