OC Fair Deals and Discounts + What’s New for 2019!

The Orange County Fair is back for Acres of Fun! They will have 68 rides and 58 games offering fairgoes a ton of things to do. Ray Cammack Shows (RCS), the Fair’s carnival and midway provider, brought three new rides this year in addition to Titan. Ice Jet in the main carnival is a polar bobsledding adventure and Circus Train and Tea Cups are additions to Kidland. Get in FREE on opening day (Friday, July 12th) from noon to 3pm! There are many ways to save so be sure to check out the schedule and download the apps. Titan, the largest traveling booster ride in the U.S., makes their debut in … READ MORE

Harbor Breeze Cruises Whale Watching + Aquarium of the Pacific

Whale Watching in Southern California can be enjoyed year round. Depending on the migrating season, we can spot them in the waters off the shores of California, however, it is most exciting when we can get as close as possible in their natural environment (by boat). In Orange County, we have several ports to choose from. What makes the one out of Long Beach uniquely different is that they have a partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific. Not only are the crewmen at Harbor Breeze Cruises (HBC) experienced and professional, they have ocean experts from the Aquarium to help identify the sea animals. Plus their cruise boats are fairly new … READ MORE

Aquarium of the Pacific – Discounted Late Nights this Summer

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach California is home to more than 11,000 animals. Visit during Discounted Late Nights this summer from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights (plus July 4th until 10:00 p.m. and Labor Day 9/2 until 9:00 p.m.) from June 21st to September 1, 2019 and experience the new Pacific Visions wing with discounted admission! For just $19.95 per person, you’ll have access to the entire Aquarium except Lorikeet Forest. Discounted Late Nights will also take place on two major summer holidays. On July 4, the Aquarium will be open until 10:00 p.m., and on September 2, Labor Day, the … READ MORE

Summer at Knott’s Berry Farm

Summer at Knott’s Berry Farm just got more lively! Not only can you be the star of your own show as Ghost Town Alive! returns, but there’s a new white water attraction in Calico River Rapids as well as a nighttime party in Knott’s Summer Nights! An all-new adventure awaits this summer at Knott’s! Whether you are there for the roller coaster rides, food, shopping, or the shows, you’ll want to get the most of your day by grabbing an Entertainment Show Guide upon arrival. New! Calico River Rapids Just on the outskirts of Calico, a new expedition awaits eager explorers with the debut of Calico River Rapids. The raft … READ MORE

Tanaka Farms – Helpful Tips for Melon Tours

Tanaka Farms in Irvine California hosts Melon Tours in the summer (July-August) where they take us on guided wagon rides around their farm, sample fresh summer vegetables along the way, and then we stop to taste our fill of several freshly cut melons including a yellow watermelon. Some of the farm fresh produce that we got to try today were green beans, carrots, grape tomatoes, white corn, cucumbers, Saticoy Melons (looks like a cantaloupe), seedless and seeded watermelons. It was fun to see the children attempt to try them all. The melon selections may vary upon the harvest season. For example, they sold out of the Yellow Watermelons (my favorite) early … READ MORE

Universal Studios Hollywood – New Experiences This Summer!

Universal Studios Hollywood has new experiences this Summer including an all-new show, new lunchtime menu items, character meet and greets, new wand experience, and the return of a light show. It has been a while and we really wanted to check out the latest additions. Meet-and-Greets Meet with Po and Tigress from Kung Fu Panda are over at the park’s Universal Plaza. They’re there until August 19th. You will also want to stop by and chat with Mr. Ping at his Noodle Shop. If you need a snack, they are serving snacks like dumplings, stir fry noodles, egg rolls, and bun bao. New Show! Located by Universal Plaza, DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s … READ MORE

GoRving Thousand Trails – Yosemite Lakes RV Resort

Post written by me for Go RVing and Thousand Trails. All opinions are my own. Right now my kids are enjoying their camping adventures. They think it’s really fun to stay in a tent, go fishing, play in the streams with other children, make bonfire s’mores and walk around with flashlights. We’ve only tried tent camping, and I have heard once you go RV’ing, you might not go back to tent camping. This year for Father’s Day Week we visited Yosemite National Park and had an opportunity to stay in one of the park model RVs at YOSEMITE LAKES RV RESORT which is a Thousand Trails destination. (Park model RVs … READ MORE

Knott’s Soak City Water Park Orange County

Knott’s Soak City Waterpark is Orange County’s largest outdoor water park with over 15-acres of fun. Last year they added two new water slide towers, Shore Break and The Wedge. They also added 2 acres during their expansion and renovation project. It added new shaded seating areas, spacious cabanas, and added a new remodeled Longboard’s Grill. Shore Break towers over seven stories high and offers six different water slide experiences. Four of the slides include Aqua Launch chambers which drops the floor from underneath then sends the riders on a vertical free fall through a series of loops and curves. Yikes! The new family raft ride, The Wedge, takes up … READ MORE