Local Sites & Attractions

Orange County Great Park

Irvine’s innovative public park is a revitalized Marine Corps Air Station that was decommissioned in 1999. Landscape architects designed the huge parcel around sports, agriculture and the arts. It features a wide array of walking paths and attractions, among them the Great Park Balloon, a 5,000-seat soccer stadium, and Hangar 244, a permanent Heritage and Aviation Exhibition.

6950 Marine Way | Distance from hotel: 14.8 miles


Bring the kids, or embrace the inner kid in you, as you delight in the pleasures and fantasies of the world’s very first Disney park. The Magic Kingdom, Disney California Adventure Park, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and more await you in the most magical of places.

1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim | Distance from hotel: 14.4 miles

Boomers! Irvine

This family fun park rivals all family fun parks! Outdoor activities include mini-golf, bumper boats, batting cages, go-karts and roller coasters. You can head indoors to ride the carousel and kiddie swings, enjoy a musical show and try your hand in the video game arcade. As their motto says, this is where family fun rules!

3405 Michelson Dr | Distance from hotel: 1.1 miles

Laguna Beach

One of Southern California’s most vibrant seaside resorts, Laguna Beach boasts miles of soft sands and a thriving arts community. Locals and visitors enjoy some 27 beaches and coves year-round. When you’re not shell seeking, drop by the Laguna Arts Museum to learn about the art of California. It’s a pleasure just to explore this festive coastal town.

107 S Coast Highway | Distance from hotel: 14.8 miles

Newport Beach/Balboa Island

This inviting harborside community is accessible by bridge or ferry. Transformed into a vibrant island town from mudflats in the early 20th century, today it’s a lovely resort-like town where every resident seems to own a boat. A paved boardwalk circumnavigates the island, inviting you to take long strolls and soak in its pretty coastal atmosphere.

Balboa Island, Newport Beach | Distance from hotel: 6.8 miles

Huntington Beach

Known primarily for its 9 miles of sandy beaches, Huntington Beach has a rich surfing culture that centers around the dramatic swells that pound the coast. “Surf City,” as it is known, hosts an active arts scene and the famous Huntington Beach Pier, a 1,850-foot span. Tuesday nights is Surf City Night each week, a community-focused event featuring a farmer’s market, entertainment and food.

Huntington Beach, CA | Distance from hotel: 11.1 miles

Los Angeles

A visit to Southern California is not complete without experiencing Los Angeles, entertainment capital of the world. Marvel at the Hollywood sign, browse the chic shops of Rodeo Drive, take a movie studio tour, explore the Griffith Observatory and indulge in the multicultural cuisine of the city at the Grand Central Market.

Los Angeles, CA | Distance from hotel: 40 miles