We spent 4.5 days in Anaheim last week with our 2 grand kids 4, 10 and had a really fun time. It was much more activity than we usually do on vacation but we just stayed in high gear and the whole atmosphere just helps to boost your energy level. It was smoking hot the whole time which I liked. We decided to rent a beautiful house with a pool just 10 minutes away and the kids had a lot of fun in the pool and I totally enjoyed a few glasses of wine on the patio and we had a nice BBQ one night while the kids swam in the pool and watched the fireworks. It was great to have breakfast at the house in the morning and then head out for the day. A person really needs more time to see and do everything but we did exactly what we planned in the 4 days and the kids were so excited and had a wonderful time.
We arrived at our rental house at about 3 pm dropped of our luggage changed and headed out to Knots Berry farm for about 3 hrs. Stopped on the way home to pick up a few groceries, swim in the pool for an hour and the kids were beat.
The next morning we headed to Disney Park and spent 9 hours here. Returned home for a bbq and a swimming in the pool for 2 hours and a few glasses of wine for grandma and grandpa.
The second day we headed to the Adventure park at 1pm and stayed till 10 pm. the kids loved this park and the color water show was fantastic. I managed to get in a couple hours of shopping at the Orange county outlet mall before we went to the park :-)
The 3rd day we headed out early to San Diego SeaWorld and spent the whole day here arriving home at 9pm for a late night swim and some relaxing time on the patio for us. SeaWorld was a lot of fun, the kids totally enjoyed everything about it especially the log water ride.
The 4th day we let the kids decide which park they wanted to go back to and they picked the Adventure park but they also wanted to go to the beach so we headed out early to Laguna beach spent 4 hours at the beach had a lovely lunch then headed to the Adventure Park for about 5 hours.
We really didn't want to go home but we did a lot in the 4.5 days we had and we all had a fabulous time and our house was perfect and so comfy. It's a magical wonderland for kids and adults.