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Laguna Beach’s Music Festival

February 12th, 2015

music festivalThis weekend try something new. Head over to the Laguna Beach’s Music Festival for a variety of music and entertainment. The Laguna Beach Music Festival is four days of concerts and events dedicated to local music and musicians. Thursday evening kicks off the event with a meet and greet of the musicians. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine while mingling followed by a performance by the musicians giving you a preview of the events to come.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are filled with concerts of every variety. Enjoy listening to local high school quartets, the Laguna Beach Boys and Girls Club, and many other local establishments and musicians. Each evening hosts a main stage concert including a romantic Valentine’s Day Concert on Saturday. Daily concerts are open to the public with free admission. For nightly concerts, tickets can be purchased in advance online.

Get out and enjoy the local flavor all while broadening you musical experience. Laguna Beach’s Music Festival is a fun time for all ages. Grab a friend or bring the whole family for a weekend of fun.

To book your Anaheim hotel for a relaxing and peaceful evening when the fun is over, visit us online where reservations are fast and easy. We are the perfect place to end your evening and look forward to treating you with the best service you can imagine.

A Fun Affordable Vacation

January 29th, 2015

affordable vacationDuring this day and age, vacations can be very pricey. At Best Western PLUS Stovall’s Inn, your chosen Anaheim hotel, we have great rates that won’t break the bank. Not only can a stay with us to help you have a more affordable fun time with the family but we have a list of activities in our area that are either free or cost next to nothing. Take a look at some exciting things around Orange County that will not only prove to be enjoyable but ensure that you have a fun affordable vacation.

  1. Bowers Museum: The first Sunday of each month visitors can enjoy free admission to the museum, Kidseum and all activities.
  2. Huntington Beach Pier: Enjoy a beautiful Californian sunset at this iconic spot.
  3. Balboa Island Ferry: Take in the gorgeous scenery as you ride across the harbor. The Balboa Island Ferry has been transporting passengers since 1919 so enjoy a bit of history as you cruise.
  4. Orange County Farmer’s Market: Get a little local flavor as you shop to live music in the sun. Support local artists, sample delectable foods and pick up some fresh locally grown produce.
  5. Fullerton Arboretum: A perfectly tranquil spot in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Orange County. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and learn a little about the area.

Whale Watching Excursion

January 21st, 2015

Whale Watching excursion While you are visiting here with us, take the opportunity to enjoy nature at its finest. Take a whale watching excursion and see some of the most magnificent creatures of the ocean up close and personal. Its not everyday that you get to witness such amazing creatures.With something to fit every budget, its the perfect chance for the family to learn and have fun at the same time. Kids of all ages love the experience and it will make memories that will last a lifetime.

There are a number of companies that offer whale watching tours out of Dana Point. Dana Point is a short ride from our front doors and allows you to see the beauty of our area. Dana Warf, located at Dana Point, offers a two hour whale watching excursion as well as evening whale watching tours. If you are feeling artsy, try their Wyland Art Lessons and Whale Watching package. Newport Landing Whale Watching offers year round whale watching tours.  Their ship is designed specifically for marine life viewing and has a large sun deck as well ask indoor and outdoor seating. Davey’s Locker is another company that has been providing over 40 years of excursions. Located in the Historic Balboa Pavilion, one of Orange County’s iconic landmarks, they pride themselves in their high success rate of whale viewing.

Stop by our front desk and our friendly office staff would be happy to give you directions and more information about whale watching excursions out of Dana Point.

Star Wars Half Marathon

January 15th, 2015

Star Wars Half MarathonIt is time for the annual Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend right here at Disneyland. This fun and exciting event is a weekend long full of activities for both runners and the cheering squads. With activities and events for every age, come out and enjoy the fun as a family.

The fun-filled weekend kicks off this Thursday evening with the Wookie Welcome Party. This exciting event is a private party held inside Tomorrowland of the park with all of your favorite Star Wars characters and some of the classic Disney characters. Enjoy the dessert reception and then head out into the park to enjoy Space Mountain, Star Tours and a few other select rides available for partygoers. The party begins at 9:30 pm and tickets can be purchased online. There is limited space and will sell out so be sure to get your tickets today!

The races begin Friday morning with the 5K and the 10K on Saturday morning followed by the Kids Races. The Star Wars Half Marathon will close out the weekend events on Sunday morning. All races begin and end at the Disneyland Resort. While all the runs are sold out, you can still grab your posters, Mickey ears and line up along the race route to support the runners. There is still room to become part of the ChEAR Squad. You can register online for the ChEAR Squad online…. Don’t forget your EARS!

Disneyland This New Year’s Eve

December 31st, 2014

Disneyland This New Year's EveOne word can sum up New Year’s Eve: Excitement. To find an ample supply of excitement with an added bonus of fun just head over to Disneyland this New Year’s Eve. Mingle with your favorite characters, enjoy time with your family and make a few new friends for an extra special evening.

Disneyland will have dance parties, DJ’s, parades, holiday lights, snow, fireworks, party favors and so much more to make the celebration. The party starts early and lasts until 2 a.m. With so much fun and excitement, the park is sure to be crowded to be sure to get there early to make sure you get in the gates. Disneyland has been known to stop entry to guests to ensure a safe capacity within the park. Some suggest that entrance may be limited beginning at 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

It is hard to find family friendly fun on New Year’s Eve so take advantage of this explosive good time and bring the whole gang. You can ring in the new year with memories that will last a lifetime.  Stay just steps away from the fun giving you a fast easy commute to the comfort of your room once all the fun is said and done. Don’t worry with parking or traffic. We have the prime location for your after party slumber right here at Best Western Stovall’s Inn. Reservations are fast and easy with our online booking and our staff will make you feel right at home.

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

December 17th, 2014

Newport Beach Christmas Boat ParadeExperience a unique Christmas tradition this year. Join thousands of your nearest and dearest friends for the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. This annual Christmas favorite is in its 106th year. It has become a family tradition among many locals and we invite you to make it your new tradition. Deck The Hulls With Bows of Jolly is something you don’t want to miss!

The fun lasts through Sunday, December 21st. There will be a firework show to close out the events. This is a very popular event so be sure to arrive early to get your spot. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, radio for Christmas music and a thermos of hot cocoa to sip on while you sit back and enjoy the entertainment.

For those of you attended last year, the parade will begin and end at the same points as last year. For those of you new this year, the parade begins at the Bay Island Channel at 6:30 pm and will end around 9:00 pm at the same spot. The parade route makes its way around the coast line of the inlet, Balboa Island and Lido Isle. For a more detailed map of the parade route and for more information, visit www.christmasboatparade.com.

Orange County Food Truck Fare

December 7th, 2014

Food Truck FareOne of the fast upcoming trends these days is food trucks and food truck festivals. Not only are these fun events but they have some surprisingly good food. Orange County is cashing in on this craze and his boasting of its own Food Truck Fare. This yearly event is coming to a close so we invite you out to enjoy the last of the 2014 Food Truck Fare.

The Orange County Food Truck Fare ends this week, December 19th, so be sure to enjoy the fun while it lasts. Thursday from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm and Wednesday from 5:30 pm until 9:00 pm gives you two opportunities to have a food truck meal. Bringing you a number of popular local food trucks, you get the chance to try them out all at once. Wednesday evening those age 21 and up can enjoy a cash bar giving them a local brew with their local food. Admission is free to everyone and the people watching is just as good as the food.

Stop by the OC Fair & Event Center at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa for great food in an awesome atmosphere. Show your support and get into the trendiness of Food Truck awesomeness. For more information follow the OC Fair & Event Center on Twitter (@ocfair) and Facebook (ocfair) for updates.

 

Your Anaheim Hotel for Anaheim Ducks Games

November 20th, 2014

Anaheim DucksThe Anaheim Ducks are back in action this season. With a winning season thus far, Ryan Getzlaf is leading his team to victory with win after win. Catch the action live and in person at the Honda Center right here in Anaheim.

Tonight, join other fanatic fans for a tree lighting ceremony just before the outdoor watch party at the Edwards Theater Courtyard as the Ducks take on the Canucks. Not in town? No worries, tickets for upcoming home games against the Coyotes, Flame and Blackhawks are on sale at the Anaheim Ducks website along with information about parking, the full season schedule and team roster.  With such great deals on tickets, why not pick up tickets for a few games?! Christmas is just around the corner and Anaheim Ducks tickets make a great gift!

If you are planning your visit for an Anaheim Ducks game, be sure to check our website for upcoming specials and deals. We would love to be your Anaheim Ducks hotel. Making our guests feel at home away from home is our specialty. Book your Anaheim hotel online where we make reservations fast and simple. Stay with the best here at BEST WESTERN PLUS Stovall’s Inn, the only Anaheim hotel you need to know.

Top 10 Halloween Safety Tips

October 31st, 2014

Top 10 Halloween Safety TipsGet your trick-or-treat bags ready, its Halloween! Before you hit the streets going door to door for your fair share of candy, take a look at these top 10 Halloween safety tips to ensure you have a safe time.

 

  1. Always use designated cross walks, especially after dark.
  2. Avoid dimly lit areas including alleyways.
  3. Never go out alone, always have a buddy with you or travel in groups.
  4. Carry a cell phone for emergencies.
  5. Have a flashlight or glow sticks to ensure drivers can see you.
  6. Consider using reflective tape on costumes to enhance visibility for drivers
  7. Make sure costumes don’t drag the ground and cause you to trip.
  8. Parents, if your kids go out with friends, review the route they are taking, neighborhoods they are visiting and a time for them to check in or return home.
  9. Never enter a house or car for a treat.
  10. Sort and inspect candy before eating. Any candy that has been unwrapped or looks questionable should be thrown away.

 

Always be cautious when out at night, especially on a busy holiday. We want to make sure that everyone has a fun and safe holiday. Make wise decisions and steer clear of the ghouls and goblins out there!

 

Happy Halloween!

Last Minute Halloween Costumes

October 25th, 2014

Last Minute Halloween CostumesSo you forgot it is Halloween. No worries, we have a few suggestions for last minute Halloween costumes for you so you won’t be the only one that isn’t dressed up.

Mime: This clever costume will even keep you from talking to people you don’t like at the party. Just wear black pants and a black and white striped shirt. Paint your face white or don’t. It doesn’t matter. When someone tries to talk to you. Put your hands up and act like you are in a box.

Nudist on Strike: Running  late from work. Just grab a piece of card board and write ‘Nudist on Strike’. Tie it around your neck and you have yourself a costume.

Gold Digger: Simple and effective. Wear something gold. It can be a gold shirt, gold jewelry, a gold wig, or whatever gold you may have just make sure it is obvious. Grab a plastic shovel and you, my friend, are a gold digger.

Where’s Waldo: Head to your closest thrift store for a red and white striped shirt (if you don’t already have one) and a pair of thick rimmed glasses. Add a pair of jeans and sneakers and hide out in the crowd.

Ghost: It may not be original but it is fast and easy. Did we mention cheap!? Cut eye holes in a white bed sheet and you are done. It doesn’t get any faster than that.

 

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