Category Archives: Day Trips

  1. Carnival in the Dominican Republic on Santa Catalina Island 

    Set sail to nearby Catalina Island for Carnival in the Dominican Republic, scheduled February 12 and 13. This annual event takes place each February, and it’s where you can celebrate DR-style with live music, parades that wind through the island, and of course plenty of food and dancing. Don a mask, or buy a colorful…

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  2. Take a Tanaka Tour

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      Orange County and Anaheim began as a rich agricultural community, and that tradition continues strong today. Tanaka Farms has been a landmark in the area since 1940, offering daily tours depending on the crop and season. Year-round, there are things to do and tours to join at the farm, or you can always swing…

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  3. Oak Canyon Nature Center

      Paradise is tucked into Oak Canyon Nature Center with 58 rolling acres of park right in the Anaheim Hills. Open year-round, November is a lovely time to visit thanks to the cooler temperatures and influx of greenery. Here, three canyons adjoin and there are four miles of hiking trails throughout the woodlands that take…

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  4. Meet the Grunion

      The Grunion Run is arguably one of the most famous of events for L.A. locals, and it only happens once per year. The grunion flock to the beach to spawn, showing off one-of-a-kind mating rituals. These silver fish flood the golden coast en masse, and the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium hosts this annual event to…

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  5. La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

      A major bucket list item, the nearby La Brea Tar Pits and Museum is a mini day trip worth taking. Unlike any other outing in the Anaheim area, it’s home to the biggest active Ice Age excavation site in the world. Excavations are always happening, and it’s very likely you’ll spot an archeological team…

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  6. Little Tokyo

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      Visit Tokyo without leaving southern California at the Los Angeles’ area Little Tokyo community. Governed as a non-profit, there are nearly 100 member organizations dedicated to enriching the Japanese American community within downtown L.A. Arts organizations include the East West Players, the Geffen Contemporary of MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) and the Union Center…

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  7. Check Out this Broad!

      The Broad is L.A.’s chic, contemporary art museum founded by Eli and Edythe Broad. Located on Grand Avenue in downtown, it’s a short drive from Anaheim. It was designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Gensler as a collaborator and quickly became a hot spot since opening in 2015. You can enjoy free general…

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  8. Blue Whale Migration Summer 2016 Specials

      Blue whale migration isn’t over yet! Until September 30, take advantage of the $16 whale watching cruise special every day at 10a.m., 1p.m. and 3:30p.m. Admission is usually $32 per person, so this half-priced special is a sweet deal perfect for budget-minded travelers or anyone looking for a unique experience. Hundreds of blue whales…

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  9. Visit the Orange International Street Fair

      Can’t decide between over a dozen different cuisine options, from Australian to Swiss? Traveling with the whole family, and everybody prefers a different type of music, arts, crafts or entertainment? Are you looking for a Labor Day weekend option that includes beer gardens and local artists offering up their best goods in one spot,…

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  10. Santa Ana Zoo

      Not far from your Anaheim hotel is the call of the wild, compliments of the Santa Ana Zoo. The focus is on preservation, conservation, recreation and education in this sprawling park where a passion for nature is a top priority. The founder of the zoo demanded “50 monkeys at all times” in 1952, and…

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