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Orange County Hiking

July 30th, 2015

Orange County Hiking There is more outdoor fun to be had in Orange County that you haven’t explored yet. Orange County Hiking is another great way to get out into the great outdoors as a family and get a little exercise as well. With beautiful trails both near Disneyland or close to the beautiful coastline, you can enjoy the outdoors, take in some fresh air and see the majestic scenery with a hike.

Orange County hiking has something for everyone from the expert hiker to the casual, when the opportunity presents itself, beginner hikers. Explore the Bolsa Chica Slough Trails just North of the Huntington Beach Pier. With breathtaking views this trail helps you get in touch with nature as it runs alongside the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge. Kids will love the wildlife throughout the marshes. Enjoy exploring canyons with the Orange County Parks System trails.  O’Neill Regional Park also has a number of canyon trails that is perfect for all skill levels making it the perfect hike for the family.  If you prefer mountains, the Santa Ana Mountains have year round trails just a short drive from our front doors.

Orange County Hiking is a great way to see a little more and enjoy some peace and quite of the outdoors. Of course, you should always put safety first and be sure to have plenty of water before you start out on your journey. Happy Trails!

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.

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.

Orange County Beaches

September 16th, 2014

Orange County BeachesOrange County has approximately 42 miles of stunning sandy beaches. You can enjoy the sand between your toes and the warm sun on your face with just a short drive. From North to South these beaches are a must do while on your vacation.

Seal Beach: The northern gateway to Orange County, named for the seals that once frequented these sandy shores.

Huntington Beach: Know for the perfect waves and the surf shops that line the streets. A mecca for tanned surfers.

Newport Beach: Filled with miles of sandy beaches, championship golf courses and a wide variety of aquatic activities.

Laguna Beach: A posh hillside mansion community with trendy shopping spots know for its rugged cliffs lining the ocean.

Dana Point: Once known as the most romantic place in California and recognized by the panoramic ocean views.

San Clemente: A charming community filled with family activities, an annual sand castle contest and sidewalk cafes with train rides to and from the area.

Anaheim Welcomes Legends Craft Brewery

July 19th, 2014

Anaheim Welcomes Legends Craft BreweryAnaheim isn’t called Brew City for nothing! With several top notch local breweries, the city just announced that Legends Craft Brewery just announced that it too is making Anaheim home. Expecting to open their doors in a short 90 days, this gives us one more great spot to grab a beer with friends after a long day of work or an exhausting week. Anaheim, aka Brew City, welcomes Legends Craft Brewery into the brewery capital.

Legends just adds to the extensive list of great breweries we have in the area. In preparation for the grand opening, take a look at some of our favorite local breweries to get you in the mood for another great spot with awesome beer.

-          Anaheim Brewery: The 1888 brew is a must!

-          Bottle Logic: Great beer plus good food. It’s a win/win for all.

-          Valiant Brewery: Unique atmosphere and great staff only compliment the crafty beers.

-          Noble Ale Works: Two words – Naughty Sauce.

-          Old Orange Brewing Co.: Tucked away from the street makes this one the perfect place to relax without a crowd.

With our city holding a high standard for craft beers, we are excited to welcome one more local business that will keep those standards high. Be sure to stop in the tasting room at Legends Craft Brewery and welcome them to town.

Santa Ana Zoo

July 3rd, 2014

Santa Ana ZooTake a break from the rides and thrills and head over to the Santa Ana Zoo for a more exotic experience. Located just down the road from Disneyland, this serene animal sanctuary gives you a little more than a mouse with a big pair of ears. For a 20 acre, privately funded zoo, the Santa Ana Zoo packs a punch. Often referred to as the Home of the 50 Monkeys, the original founder stipulated that the park must contain at least 50 monkeys at all times before he gifted the Zoo to the City of Santa Ana. Abiding by that request, there  always an array of exotic monkeys for your viewing pleasure.

That’s not all! Check out the Amazon Rainforest exhibit and see various birds from South America and Central America. Take a tour through the farm exhibit and see the rare farm animals on display in the two-story red barn complete with a silo. If that isn’t enough for you, hop on the Zoofari Express for a ride around the track or the Conservation Carousel equipped with a Sea Dragon!

Open every day except Thanksgiving, New Years and Christmas, enjoy the extended summer hours until 6pm each evening. Bring a picnic and make it a day at the zoo!

Old School Date Night

April 17th, 2014

MilkshakeThe days of old have come and gone but who’s to say we can’t re-live them every now-and-then? While we live in the times of fancy dates its nice to try simplicity for a change of pace. Why not head out for a good old fashion date night. Pizza, bowling, roller skating, milk shakes… what’s not to love!?

Start your night off with a stop at The Pizza Press or Pizza Boy. Rated as two of the top pizza spots in the Anaheim area, you are guaranteed to get a good pie. Locals typically don’t steer you wrong when it comes to food.

After your fill of pizza, try your hand at a game of bowling. AMF Carter Lanes, Lucky Strike Lanes or Concourse Bowing Center all provide a fun and exciting time. These modern and clean bowling alley’s have food, drinks, games, you name it. If you are up for sticking around late night, you might be able to catch a game or two of cosmic bowling.

If bowling just isn’t your thing or you want to listen to some good ole classics while holding your honey’s hand, head over to Holiday Skate Center. There is nothing like roller skating to make you feel like you are in a simpler time and place.

Need a pick-me-up after all of the fun and excitement? Grab a milkshake from Brianna’s Ice Cream. Known for their thick creamy milkshakes, it is enough to set you back in time.


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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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