Spring Break Is Here, Literally: Staycation Destinations

April 16th, 2015 by

Spring Break Is Here, Literally: Staycation DestinationsWe know that not everyone gets that glorious week off every year known as Spring Break, but you don’t have to get away for a full week or even burn a full tank of gas to get some R&R, or fresh air, or whatever it is you like to do. Here is a collection of some things that are perfect for anyone to have a “Stay-cation.” Sometimes we overlook these things that are so close and forget how wonderful our neighborhood really is. Have you looked in your back yard lately?

Los Angeles Area

Kidspace Children’s Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103
626-449-9144

An incredible seed bed of learning and discovery, the purpose of a children’s museum is to inspire children to learn and grow, equip parents and teachers, and to be a safe place where learners of all abilities can do so at their own pace and focus on topics of interest to them. This is often refered to as “Free Range Learning.” What makes us different from a school is our approach to informal education. We believe in giving our guests hands-on experiences that are relevant and inspiring.

Universal Studios
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
800-864-8377

Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience! Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at City Walk. Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that?s fun for the whole family. Go behind the scenes on a real working movie studio and get into the movies! Plus certain time of year they offer “Buy today, get the year for free!”

Dodgers Ball Park
1000 Elysian Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
323-224-1507

Dodger Stadium has been the home of unique and special moments, Hall of Famers and World Champions. From no-hitters to Nomo-mania, Most Valuable Players and Cy Young Award winners to World Series victories, Dodger Stadium has a rich history that places it among the truly great venues in sports history. With musical extravaganzas that have included rock, pop and opera royalty, a papal visit and unique events such as motorcycle racing and monster truck events, Dodger Stadium is also among the great entertainment destinations in the country. It is the third oldest continually used park in Major League Baseball and stands as one of the most unique and picturesque settings in sports, carved as it is into the hillside of Chavez Ravine overlooking downtown LA to the south and the San Gabriel mountains to the north. Don’t forget to check out the park tours also.

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90049
310-440-7300

The Getty and its four programs are dedicated to the proposition that works of art are windows onto the world’s diverse and intertwined histories, mirrors of humanity’s innate imagination and creativity, and inspiration to envision the future. There are plenty of tours and plenty of views.

Orange County Area

Disneyland/California Adventure
1313 Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802
714-781-7277

It might be just a short drive away for many, but taking some time out just too easily passes us by and suddenly you might not have been for over a decade. Many things are constantly changing. From foods and accommodations to the sights and sounds, there is something new and different to enjoy right alongside the nostalgia that you are looking for. It can have its busier seasons, but we are fortunate enough to have it available during less tourist driven times so when we can wait in slightly shorter lines and smaller crowds.

Discovery Science Center
2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
866-552-2823

For over 25 years, Discovery Science Foundation has been a non-profit organization impacting the lives of children through hands-on science education. At our foundation lies our four core initiatives used to prepare the next generation of teachers, students and life-long learners. From early childhood education to STEM proficiency, healthy living to environmental stewardship, these initiatives go to the heart of the Foundation’s mission as an entity of inspiration, education, and transformation. This is a great destination for all ages and you just might learn something while you are there.

Fashion Island
401 Newport Center Drive
Newport, CA 92660
949-721-2000

A prime shopping and dining location closer to the sand and palm trees than the freeway, you can find a nice getaway on less than a tank of gas. There are retailers to satisfy different pallets whether male, female, tot, or pet (they are pet friendly) and dishes to fit every budget and taste.

Medieval Times
7662 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, CA 90620
866-543-9637

Surrender to an age of bravery and honor and witness epic battles of steel and steed during the show. From ringside seats, discover a feast of the eyes and appetite with more action, more fun & more excitement than ever before. As you thrill to a rousing live jousting tournament, marvel at awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry, Medieval Times serves a four-course meal fit for royalty. Check online for great deals and discounted rates.

San Diego Area

San Diego Zoo
2920 Zoo Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
619-231-1515

With a commitment to saving species worldwide, this 100-acre Zoo is home to 3,700 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies. There are activities to entertain everyone. Did you know you can get married there?

Pacific Beach Boardwalk
Mission Blvd & Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

A stretch of beach that is unique to its territory, but familiar in the Southern California beach lifestyle. Grab your beach cruiser, your roller-blades, your feet, whatever you like and make your way down a beautiful path along the coast.

Del Mar Racetrack
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014
858-755-1167

Located where the “turf meets the surf”, you can expect to find a bit of a more mature crowd than some of the other suggestions, but not lacking in any of the fun. From opening day through the season this destination is a hot spot for thoroughbred racing, concerts, and showing off fantastic hats.

Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
619-435-6611

Spring Break Is Here, Literally: Staycation DestinationsHoused in a grand 1888 Victorian property, the luxury beach side resort is a must see for many who make their way along the Southern California coast. It offers something special for everyone who’s dining, staying, playing, or just stopping by.

Where have you gone in your free time? Did we miss any of your favorite destinations? Share with us what you think and it might make it on a future list. You can help Repair Bear decide where to go when he’s off of work.

 

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