Briton’s first time to the Pacific Ocean. The ocean is a min away from hotel. You can walk, drive, or the hotel will shuttle you to it.
In my previous post (see post here: http://birdalamode.com/disneyland-trip-tips/) I mentioned how we took a little vacation from our vacation, a little mini “Disney Detox” if you will. Today I want to take a minute and tell you all the perks of doing so, and hopefully you will too!
After several days at the park, the last thing I wanted to do was drive 10 hrs just to do laundry while looking at snow. I still wanted the party to live on, not necessarily in lines, eating carnival food etc. but I wanted to still live it up in upper 60 degree weather in sunny California.
Newport was calling our names.
We stayed at the Marriott Villas. It was our first time, not last! Our villa was huge, two bedroom, two bathroom, full kitchen, laundry room, and family room. I recommend getting ground floor like we had. We put a chair on our fenced in patio so we could easily hop over the fence and access the fire pits, sand boxes, volley ball nets, basketball hoops, tether ball, etc. You can have a golf cart or walk down and around, we just preferred our way best 🙂
The kids loved the kids club. They did science with Suzie, made picture frames, and watched movies in the theatre room, where they were given fresh popped popcorn to enjoy while watching their movie.
I loved having Trader Joe’s and a full kitchen where I could cook in, after eating like junk the past couple days… I am a sucker for anything shaped in mouse ears i.e. ice-cream 🙂
I also really loved having a washer and dryer in our villa. I was able to go home and unpack clean clothes without having to worry about doing laundry, because thankfully, it was already done.
Our original plan was to do Newport first and end our trip with Disney, but I am so glad those plans got switched around and we were able to detox from Disney while still vacationing.
I recommend this to all!
*Newport was about a half hr drive from Anaheim*