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Local Irish Pubs

March 16th, 2015

Local Irish PUbsIt is St. Patrick’s Day which means it is time to throw on your green and head to one of the best local Irish Pubs you can find. Lucky for you, we have a number of great spots here in Orange County. We bring you only the best when you visit with us. Here is our list of top  5 Orange County Irish Pubs to visit this St. Patrick’s Day.

  1. Molly Blooms Irish Bar and Restaurant:
  2. Malarky’s Irish Pub
  3. O’hara’s Pub
  4. The Harp Inn
  5. Muldoon’s Irish Pub

These are all fantstic spots so even if you don’t make it for St. Patrick’s Day, stop by for a beer and a bite to eat while you are visiting with us. You will see why they are at the top of the charts not only in our books, but for the locals as well.

We always put safety first so if you are out this St. Patrick’s Day, be responsible and find a designated driver to get you home safely. If you need a place to stay that is just like home but a bit closer, give us a call. We will gladly treat you to a comfortable stay to help you finish off the night.

OC Restaurant Week

March 6th, 2015

OC Restaurant WeekGet out and get a taste of the excellent restaurants here in Orange County. This week, Marth 1-7th is OC Restaurant Week. This fun and fantastic week gives locals and visitors a chance to try new restaurants, new foods and new chefs. After seven years, OC Restaurant week is at it once again.

Over 125 restaurants are participating this year making OC Restaurant Week 2015 one of the largest we have ever had.

Some of the best restaurants in Orange County are proud to offer you a great dining experience and amazing prices. Treat yourself to more than one restaurant as this delicious week only happens once a year. This year, the best of two worlds has collided. What do you get when you add OC Restaurant Week and Girl Scout cookies together? Pure heaven! try some new and delicious concoctions from various restaurants incorporating Girl Scout cookies into the menu.

For a list of all participating restaurants, specials, and more visit http://www.ocrestaurantweek.com/home.html.

To book your hotel for OC Restaurant Week, give us a call or make your reservations fast and easy by booking online. We look forward to finishing your night off with us after an amazing night dining with the best.

LEGOLAND California

February 26th, 2015

Legoland californiaWhat is fun, massive and doesn’t break the bank? LEGOLAND California! That’s right, if you are looking for a fun weekend with the family and are sticking to a budget, LEGOLAND California is the place for you. With option after option for fun and excitement for the whole family, you can’t go wrong with LEGOLAND California.

Enjoy the LEGOLAND theme park with over 60 rides for kids and adults, live entertainment, shopping and more. It will give you a whole day of fun with the family and you will still be in the black. If you are tired, your feet hurt and you need to cool off, just head over to LEGOLAND Water Park. Featuring a 45 foot tower, water slides, beach wading pools for the littlest heroes in your troop, and the newest of them all, the CHIMA Water Park that has an amazing wave pool. Too hot? Need to get out of the sun? No worries! Take a walk through SEA LIFE Aquarium. This massive aquarium puts you up close and personal with sea creatures and allows you a sneak peak into their habitats and lives.

Just down the road, we can’t wait to host you for the weekend and give you a nice, relaxing and comfortable stay. We are certain you will wake up rested and ready for more excitement after a night with us. Not only that, we are affordable too! Book your LEGOLAND California hotel online or over the phone. We promise you won’t find better service or a better value.

Knott’s Berry Farm

February 20th, 2015

Knott's Berry FarmDisneyland is a great spot but if you have paid your dues and are looking for more amusement park fun, try out Knott’s Berry Farm. This 160 acre theme park located right here in Orange County doesn’t disappoint. With over 40 rides and more fun than you can imagine, its a great spot to visit with the kids.

Knott’s Berry Farm is a less expensive alternative to Disneyland. The rides are fantastic and there are many to help younger kids transition to the bigger rides. One of the great bonuses to Knott’s is that the there are hardly any lines! Pick your favorite ride and ride it again, and again, and again with waiting forever. Adults, no more standing around. There are plenty of rides for you too!

Parents if you have a whole troop of little ones, don’t break the bank on food, try a season pass for dining. With quality and fresh food options plus discounts on food, you can’t beat that at a theme park!

If you are planning your spring break at Knott’s Berry Farm, go ahead and book your Anaheim Hotel and make your spring break even better. We have top notch service, a great breakfast each morning and a comfortable and clean room waiting on you. Take the hassle out of booking a reservation and make it quick and easy with our online reservations. We look forward to seeing you soon and making your trip even more enjoyable.

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.

 

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The BEST WESTERN PLUS Stovall’s Inn is right across the street from Disneyland®. The “Magic Kingdom” is so close it makes this hotel the perfect choice for guests visiting Disneyland®.

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