When on vacation, your fun-loving crew wants to see it all. Whether you’re powering through Disneyland or just chilling on the beach, SoCal has something for every mood and whim. And at the end of your busy day, your family craves a comfy place to reconnect. Here are some things to do the next time you’re in Southern California.

Photo by: Kate Loweth

Eat: Foodies and small fries will all have no problem finding (too many!) great eating options at the Anaheim Packing House. This recently converted space once housed the citrus that gave Orange County its name. Now it is a two-story mecca of mouthwatering munchies including Popbar and Urbana. Communal seating is on the first floor as is a super secret speakeasy called the Blind Rabbit (only for kids over 21). Live music and swings hanging from the rafters will make you want to hang out here.


Play: Visit the Prado, an award-winning restaurant in Balboa Park, to find buskers in the park showcasing their musical talents. It’s a fun way to explore new music for free. Afterwards, sit with a picnic on a grassy knoll and watch the many planes that fly by on their way to and from the airport.


Stay: Whether you’re spending your adventure in Los Angeles, San Diego, or Orange County, finding the right place to stay is important. That’s where Marriott hotels come in. With amenities for the whole family, from kitchenettes to outdoor pools, you can really get some much needed R&R. Reserve your room directly to save up to 20% off (bonus: that leaves extra cash for souvenirs!).

Bet you’re already counting down the days.

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Hear What Other Parents Are Saying:

Four Points Sheraton Anaheim:
“Ideal location for Disney with clean, modern and well priced rooms. F&B reasonably priced and good quality, loads of families with kids here which ensure hotel and pool is always lively.The hotel has a nice cafe and toy shop too and can arrange transport for Universal etc.”
— Andy H., Dubai, via TripAdvisor
Marriott Long Beach Downtown:
“Great rooms. Excellent location. Wonderful view. Quiet clean rooms. Good breakfast. Walkways along the water all the way to the Queen Mary. Convenient market next to the front desk. Friendly staff. My daughter and I had a wonderful time.”
— V. Weaver, Burbank, CA via TripAdvisor
The SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills:
“By far the best hotel to stay in Beverly Hills and the staff is absolutely amazing! They roll out the red carpet every time I arrive and I’ve stayed over 30 times at this hotel! Every team member is amazing and they make it a wonderful experience with every stay.”
— J. Wolff, Charlotte, NC via TripAdvisor