Day 1 - 22 Jul 2021
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!
Content: We grabbed dinner at Black Tap in Downtown Disney. They have to many options, so everyone can find something they like!
Day 2 - 23 Jul 2021
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!
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
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!
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!
Content: Both rides at the Avengers Campus are amazing. We highly recommend doing the Marvel Tower, it’s another thrill ride and sooo fun!
Day 3 - 24 Jul 2021
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.
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.
Content: Do this ride early as it gets super crowded during the hotter season. But be aware you can get very wet!
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.
Content: A classic Disney ride. We do this every time we’re in Disneyland. Also a great ride to cool down from the heat.
Content: Make sure to get some photos in-front of the castle. Golden hour is the perfect time to do so!
Day 4 - 25 Jul 2021
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!
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.
Content: After lunch, we spent the afternoon swimming and hangout on the beach.
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!
Day 5 - 26 Jul 2021
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.
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!
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.