Friday, June 1, 2012

Is It Time To Plan A Vacation?

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Summer is finally here.  Which means it is time to plan that special family vacation.  Why not  Newport Beach?  Newport Beach , California has sunny skies and a beautiful coastline.  For the golf lover of the family Newport Beach has the Toshiba Classic a PGA golf Tour.  I know my husband would be all about getting some rounds of golf here he plays at least one course wherever we may visit.  Of course the men aren't the only ones who'd enjoy their stay .  Newport Beach has the largest recreational harbor on the West Coast of the U.S.  

So, what is their to do?  Here are a few things that caught my eye on the things to do tab: 

  • charter a boat
  • take a sunset cruise
  • walking tours 
  • go whale watching 
  • visit Disneyland
  • visit Balboa fun zone 
  • take a  bike ride 
  • check out a film festival or summer concert 
  • learn to surf

Don't forget about the beautiful beach and cliffs.  You'll definitely want to take in , maybe snap a photo or two.  After all you are making summer memories.  Personally, I would love to take the family whale watching, or take a bike ride down the coastline.  Needless to say there is tons of family fun to be had here. 

Check out this video for more ideas. 


The VisitNewportBeach website offers loads of  information to help you plan your next trip.  They have hotel information, tips for dining and even information on summer camps and things to do.  What would you like to do on your vacation?  My husband says just rest.  Where is his taste for adventure? 


Looking for a place to stay? I just visited the hotel tab on the website and found the gorgeous Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Hotel.  Hyatt Regency currently offers families this deal Buy one room at full price and get a second adjoining room for 50% off for children 18 years old and younger. That is a pretty cool deal if you are like us and traveling  with a pack loaf of kids.  My older children like to bring a friend along, they're both teenagers and the extra room would be great.  Little man could stay in Mom and Dads room.  The Hyatt Regency has 3 pools and whirlpools, shuffleboard, ping pong , a 9 hole par 3 golf course and is located on 26 lovely acres bayside.  To find out more information on this resort style destination call them at                  1-800-233-1244 and mention the Family plan.  

Are you in serious  need of a vacation?  I know I am !  I need the time to forget about every day life and just enjoy our family and enjoy my husband.  Another school year has gone by and I am itching for some adventure with the ones I love.   These special memories give us something to laugh and talk about the entire year.  They are treasures.  Beach time always leaves us feeling refreshed and refueled as a family . How does your family feel after a fun day at the beach?  

If you live in Newport Beach or plan to be in the area for any amount of time with the family you might also want to check out some of the many summer camps they have.  The city of Newport offers hundreds of camps for children age 3 and up.  From surfing to sailing, Star Wars to Harry Potter there is bound to be a camp to grab your child's interest and spark their creative , playful side.  Camp James has been voted best in Orange County by Parent magazine four years in a row.  Which eclectic camp would your child choose to take part in?  I think K would enjoy one of the surf camps, E would be all about an Art camp or maybe sailing, little Mr. would enjoy the paddling or swimming camp and Miss C well I think she'd enjoy either a dance or maybe photography camp. Many many options. 

Whatever your summer plans we'd love to hear about them.  We will not be visiting Newport this year.  It is definitely a vacation I would consider taking in the future. 

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