I'm a Yankee from eastern Pennsylvania and we're planning a trip to the Irvine area in May - to coincide with the NCAA volleyball championships.
We are planning to fly child-less and spend a few extra days in Californa since we haven't taken a vacation by ourselves for over 10 years. You can read that we are not seasoned travelers and we're on a budget, so I'm looking to you guys for any advice you'd like to pass along to us.
The beach will be a "must" for at least one day. Otherwise, we'd like to stay away from amusement parks.
Thanks for your help!!