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Location: Anaheim

Day 1 - 22 Jul 2021

Anaheim Portofino Inn & Suites

Anaheim, Anaheim Portofino Inn & Suites
Anaheim, Anaheim Portofino Inn & Suites
Anaheim, Anaheim Portofino Inn & Suites

Content: After a 7 hour drive from San Francisco to LA, we arrive at this hotel. We stayed here for 3 nights in total. It is comfortable and within walking distance of Disneyland which is a must!

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes

Anaheim, Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes
Anaheim, Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes
Anaheim, Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes

Content: We grabbed dinner at Black Tap in Downtown Disney. They have to many options, so everyone can find something they like!

Location: Anaheim

Day 2 - 23 Jul 2021

Jamba Downtown Disney

Anaheim, Jamba Downtown Disney
Anaheim, Jamba Downtown Disney

Content: We started off the day early by walking to Downtown Disney and getting some Jamba Juice. It’s a quick and healthy option for breakfast before heading into the park!

Disney California Adventure Park

Anaheim, Disney California Adventure Park
Anaheim, Disney California Adventure Park

Content: After breakfast, we went into the park early before opening. By going in early you can get in line for a popular ride right when it opens at 8 am. The morning are less busy so you can usually hit many rides before the crowds

Cars Land

Anaheim, Cars Land
Anaheim, Cars Land

Content: Cars Land and the Cars ride are a must in California Adventure! It feels like you are actually in the movie. Also, there are many great photo opportunities!

Incredicoaster

Anaheim, Incredicoaster
Anaheim, Incredicoaster

Content: This was on our top 3 favorite rides of both parks. It’s a thrill ride and goes fast, but if you love roller coasters you will love this ride!

Avengers Campus

Anaheim, Avengers Campus

Content: Both rides at the Avengers Campus are amazing. We highly recommend doing the Marvel Tower, it’s another thrill ride and sooo fun!

Location: Anaheim

Day 3 - 24 Jul 2021

Starbucks

Anaheim, Starbucks
Anaheim, Starbucks

Content: On day two of Disney we started our morning again early by grabbing breakfast at Starbucks. If you order online, your order will be ready by the time you get there so you can just pick it up and head into the park.

Disneyland Park

Anaheim, Disneyland Park
Anaheim, Disneyland Park

Content: Day two we spent mostly in Disneyland. We had park hopper tickets so we could go back and forth between parks. Definitely go early here too to get on a lot of rides before the crowds.

Splash Mountain

Anaheim, Splash Mountain
Anaheim, Splash Mountain

Content: Do this ride early as it gets super crowded during the hotter season. But be aware you can get very wet!

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Anaheim, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Anaheim, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Content: Galaxy’s Edge is incredible. It feels like you’re in the Star Wars movie. To get on the ride Rise of the Resistance you need to join the virtual queue beforehand at 7am and 12am.

Pirates of the Caribbean

Anaheim, Pirates of the Caribbean
Anaheim, Pirates of the Caribbean

Content: A classic Disney ride. We do this every time we’re in Disneyland. Also a great ride to cool down from the heat.

Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough

Anaheim, Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough
Anaheim, Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough

Content: Make sure to get some photos in-front of the castle. Golden hour is the perfect time to do so!

Location: Santa Monica

Day 4 - 25 Jul 2021

Bayside Hotel

Santa Monica, Bayside Hotel
Santa Monica, Bayside Hotel

Content: After two days at Disneyland, we drove from Anaheim to Santa Monica. We stayed two nights at Bayside Hotel. We enjoyed our stay and being so close to the beach!

Urth Caffe Santa Monica

Santa Monica, Urth Caffe Santa Monica
Santa Monica, Urth Caffe Santa Monica

Content: For lunch we stopped at Urth Caffe. It’s within walking distance of the hotel. They have so many healthy food options and the prices are not too bad for LA.

Santa Monica Beach

Santa Monica, Santa Monica Beach
Santa Monica, Santa Monica Beach

Content: After lunch, we spent the afternoon swimming and hangout on the beach.

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica, Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, Santa Monica Pier

Content: In the evening, we explored the Santa Monica Pier. It’s like a mini fair with carnival games and rides. The colors at night and during the sunset are so nice!

Location: Los Angeles

Day 5 - 26 Jul 2021

Los Lomas Trail

Los Angeles, Los Lomas Trail

Content: To start the morning, we hiked the Los Lomas Trail. It has a great view of the LA valley and the coast. Plus it’s a less touristy excursion to do in the LA areas.

Venice Beach

Los Angeles, Venice Beach
Los Angeles, Venice Beach

Content: After our hike, we headed to Venice Beach. Here you see all different kinds of people and buildings. It’s a popular location in LA. Make sure to stop and see all the skateboarders at the skatepark!

Tocaya Modern Mexican

Los Angeles, Tocaya Modern Mexican
Los Angeles, Tocaya Modern Mexican

Content: To end our trip, before the drive back to San Francisco, we stopped to eat at Tocaya. They have great healthy options. Our food was so good and arrived within minutes of ordering.