I've just started looking into this- our hopeful trip is next July, but I like to plan! My husband would love to get by without a rental car- he drives for a living and likes to let others take the wheel on vacation. Seems lots of people do this, but I need advice specific to us. Our objectives are Sea World, a beach, and possibly the zoo...don't know if anything else.
So I'm looking at the Fairfield Inn Old Town, because I hear they have a variety of shuttles. Here is what I have so far:
-Fly into SAN
-Complimentary shuttle to hotel
-Complimentary shuttle to Sea World and Zoo
-Beach- do I take a taxi or a bus or what?? (Also, which beach is good and easiest to get to?)
-I think there is a complimentary shuttle from Fairfield Inn to Amtrak station? If not, taxi or public transport?
-Amtrak to Anaheim
-Taxi to a hotel on Harbor
-Walk to Disneyland from hotel a few days
-Pay for a shuttle to SNA
Foresee any problems with this plan? Is there any better choice of hotels? A free breakfast is a big plus for us, and of course the shuttles are what we are looking for. I like the courtyard there at Fairfield- if we can't have some sort of ocean view or bay view, at least we can look over a courtyard. I was also looking at The Dana, but transportation would be more of an issue there I think.
We need to go during summer break. Have heard June is gloomy? In July probably need to avoid July 4 and Comic-con? Or not? August is out.
Any advice appreciated.