KNOTT’S BERRY FARM BOYSENBERRY FESTIVAL:
MARCH 16 – APRIL 8 – Expanding to three weeks during spring break, this festival pays homage to park co-founder Walter Knott’s humble farming past, recognizing his role in cultivating the first boysenberries in Southern California. Sample more than 75 boysenberry-inspired culinary creations offered just once a year during this festival. Admission to the festival is included in the cost of a park ticket and grants guests access to an abundance of food offerings and entertainment. Entertainment offerings include line dancing, live music, pie-eating contests and a brand-new arts showcase that debuts in 2018.
While visiting, for family-style accommodations, make reservations at Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove. Located less than two miles from the Anaheim Resort district, the indoor water park and resort promises waves of excitement for guests staying in its 603 suites. With different types of rooms, families of any size will be able to find the right fit from a two-person king suite to multiroom suites. For instance, kid-friendly features in the Wolf Den Suite include cave-themed sleeping quarters with bunk beds and magical secrets that can be activated with the wave of a magic wand. All spaces include full baths, unlimited WiFi, microwaves and mini-fridges.The 105,000-square-foot water park is dedicated exclusively for overnight hotel guests, which helps minimize crowds and maximize fun for kids of all ages.
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR SPRING BREAK
Before heading out to explore Orange County, start each day at the resort with the promise of a new activity. Enjoy side attractions like indoor glow golf, bowling, a 4-D immersion ride, MagiQuest scavenger hunt, laser maze and 24-hour arcade. The range of on-site activities makes the divide-and-conquer parenting approach easy for parents when kids have varying interests. A kid-friendly spa offers total indulgence with sweet manicures and pedicures. Ice cream-themed treatments include fizzy foot soaks, sherbet scrubs and nail art, as well as a chocolate organic facial for tweens. As spring break approaches, learn more about planning an epic vacation to the only water park hotel in Orange County. For more information or to make reservations, >CLICK HERE
SHOPPING AND DINING
Located at the epicenter of Southern California’s most visited tourist attractions, Anaheim GardenWalk is a unique “eatertainment” destination that flawlessly blends dining, nightlife, family-friendly entertainment, outdoor art, and a sprinkling of notable shops in an easily accessible location. Just steps from the Disneyland Resort and Anaheim Convention Center, and only a short drive from Angel Stadium, Honda Center and dozens of renowned hotels, Anaheim GardenWalk is one of the most conveniently situated entertainment, dining and shopping venues in the area.
Some of Southern California’s biggest and best attractions are also located at Anaheim GardenWalk, including an immersive virtual reality experience at GO VR Gaming; a real-life escape room at Mission Escape Games; a hip, upscale twist on traditional bowling at Bowlmor Lanes; and the ultimate indoor children’s play park at Billy Beez.
Always sure to impress, Anaheim GardenWalk’s extensive selection of casual eateries and fine dining options includes market favorites like Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. of “Forrest Gump” movie fame; House of Blues Restaurant & Bar; California Pizza Kitchen; The Cheesecake Factory; P.F. Chang’s; Johnny Rockets; McCormick & Schmick’s Grille; McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon; Roy’s Restaurant; Grasslands Meat Market | BBQ & Churrasco; and FIRE+ICE, an interactive Mongolian-style grill and bar.
To satisfy even the most ardent sweets-lover, Anaheim GardenWalk recently welcomed Sockerbit Sweet & Swedish, which offers more than 150 kinds of traditional Scandinavian candies, and Snowopolis, a nightclub-inspired eatery featuring over 120 flavors of Hawaiian shave ice, gourmet Build-A-Cookies and milkshakes, as well as the ability for patrons to partake in an old-fashioned American tradition by “roasting” their own tableside S’mores. With all of this in one easy-access location, Anaheim GardenWalk’s extraordinary eatertainment venues deliver a truly one-of-a-kind guest experience. >MORE