It’s often difficult to find a vacation that will not only please but entertain the whole family in every area. Between meals, entertainment, accommodations, and activities, how can you get your ball-of-fire 5-year-old, angst-ridden teen, and you and your husband to agree on, and actually enjoy, one location? If you're looking for a getaway from the concrete jungle that is New York City, one that will not only please but impress the whole family, the answer may be Orange County, California.
While Orange County spans across 948 square miles of land and clear, royal blue ocean, I found that a fun-filled and relaxing family getaway is best met when finding time to explore both Buena Park and Huntington Beach in one trip.
Buena Park, only 5 miles from
, 20 miles from Downtown Los Angeles
, and 10 miles from Huntington Beach
, is the epicenter for fun-loving families visiting the west coast. Though it is a small town, it is home to some of the country’s most famous attractions, ensuring that every second will be filled with fun from your early morning breakfast to a day at Knott’s Berry Farm
amusement park and a nighttime theatrical dinner show.
Huntington Beach provides a differing perspective of Orange County, designed by the California lifestyle of health and wellness. Here, your family can unwind post-amusement park fun and enjoy the laid-back, beachy atmosphere. I truly felt like I was living the surfer-lifestyle as I indulged in Acai, biked along the coast, and of course attended my first surf lesson.
If you’re interested in a family vacation that will provide the whirlwind fun of an amusement park and the peaceful relaxation of the beach, a weekend visiting both Buena Park and Huntington Beach might be the perfect trip for you.