Hey all, it’s Kimberly from Get Away Today. I know it seems like spring has just sprung, but before you know it, it will be summer! The kids will be out of school and it will be time to hit the road for the all important summer vacation. Southern California is a happenin’ vacation destination year-round and there’s always something new and exciting going on. This year is no exception, so I wanted to share what’s hot in Southern California this summer at what I call the Big Three – the Disneyland Resort, Universal Studios and SeaWorld. I hope it helps in your summer vacation planning!
We are what you might call a “Disney family.” We have been to Disneyland too many times to count, but this last time was a little different for us – it was our first Disneyland trip with a baby! We had our son, Liam, last May and as crazy as it may sound, we couldn’t wait to take him to Disneyland! At just nine months old, we loved watching him experience so many things for the first time. It was an adventure and tons of fun to see how he would react and interact with the attractions, shows, characters, scenery and people. Since we were traveling with a baby, I was very aware of all of the other babies on vacation – and there were MANY – some as young as a few weeks old. Although I’d been to the Disneyland Resort so many times before, this trip was quite different. Because we’re seasoned Disney travelers, we were pretty well prepared and had an idea of what to expect, but still had a few surprises. I have compiled my best tips and tricks that made our baby’s first Disneyland vacation a stress-free and fun-filled one. Hopefully it’ll make taking your baby to Disneyland a whole lot easier, too!
Valentine’s Day is around the corner and there has been a lot of sweet talk going around. One of the best things about a Disneyland vacation is the sweet treats. So, in honor of the upcoming holiday, I thought it would be fun to share 10 of the Sweetest Disneyland Treats you can find at the Resort.
If you’re looking for some sweet deals for your next Disneyland vacation, Get Away Today is offering Adults at Kids’ Prices on 3-Day and longer Disneyland tickets for travel February, May and September. If you’re traveling during the other months, you still save $5 on each 3-Day and longer Disneyland ticket. Combine that with free night hotel specials and exclusive hotel deals to save the most on your vacation. At Get Away Today all of our agents are Disney Experts. They travel to the Disneyland Resort at least once a year and can give you personalized advice on where to stay, what to do, and my favorite, where to eat! You can book online at www.getawaytoday.com or call 855-GET-AWAY. Be sure to use promocode: OSSS2014 for an extra $10 savings off of your vacation package. We’d LOVE to help!
I can’t believe it’s already 2014! If there’s one thing I enjoy almost as much as Disneyland, it’s a Disneyland top 10 list. Yesterday, our contact David, from the Disneyland Resort, stopped by our office to remind our staff of all that there is to do at the resort. The review and tips he shared made me even more excited for my upcoming trip. So, in honor of the year 2014, Disneyland and top 10 lists, I have compiled my own version of 14 Reasons to Visit the Disneyland Resort This Year. Here they are in no particular order:
I love the idea of giving a vacation for Christmas. I love it even more when it’s for future travel. It’s a great way to get more mileage out of your holiday gift giving AND vacation! Get Away Today has the best deals, plus we’ve compiled a bunch of ways to give the gift of a vacation so your family still has something fun to unwrap. You can see all of our ideas including free tutorials and downloads on our blog.
One of the things that sets Get Away Today apart from other agencies is that fact that our agents explore our most popular vacation destinations. In fact, right now we have two agents on their way to Turks & Caicos and one headed to Mexico! But, our biggest trip of the year is to California […]
The holidays are almost here and one gift your family can all agree on is a VACATION! It’s sure to be something that won’t get lost, broken or returned, and most of all, it’s something everyone will remember forever. This is something that my husband and I have always done when it was just the […]
School is back in session and at Get Away Today, that means student group travel planning begins. Last year I was lucky enough to go to the Disneyland Resort to learn all about the different programs they have available for students. I couldn’t believe how many different programs they have and how awesome and affordable they are! Before going on this trip, I really didn’t understand the differences between the programs, but now they are crystal clear. If you are involved with student travel in any way (teacher, advisor, chaperone or even just a parent of a traveling student), read on to learn what I call “Disneyland Student Group Travel Options 101.” I’ll cover the basics for each of the four student group ticket options.
San Diego is one of my all-time favorite vacation destinations with so much to offer year round. I normally visit at least once a year and have visited San Diego during each of the four seasons. I honestly don’t know that there’s a “best” time of year to visit if you’re looking at weather, crowds and seasonal events, BUT if you have kids, I have a secret that will probably affect when you decide to vacation in San Diego. OK, it’s not necessarily my secret. I would say it’s San Diego’s Best Kept Secret… Each October the best San Diego attractions join forces and offer free admission for kids – ALL MONTH LONG! When you consider your kids get in to most attractions free and your school aged kids have a Fall Break scheduled, October seems like the perfect time for a San Diego vacation.
Each of the top attractions have different rules and ages, so here’s what you need to know:
It’s hard to think of anything other than summer fun in the July heat, but winter will be here before you know it. At Get Away Today we’re already getting calls from families who know it’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays. If you’re toying with the idea of visiting Disneyland or surprising your family with a vacation this holiday season, NOW is the time to start planning. It’s no secret that one of my favorite destinations is Disneyland and I absolutely LOVE Disneyland over the holidays. In fact, I love it so much I’m in the process of planning my own family’s trip for December. Here are some of the whys and hows of getting your family’s holiday trip to Disneyland on the books today!
Summertime is here and that means summer vacations are just around the corner! Disneyland is without a doubt one of the most popular summer vacation destinations. It’s true that summer time is known as a busy time for Disneyland, but that certainly doesn’t mean you should delay a trip because of it. There is so much to do at the Disneyland Resort – even during busy travel times. Of course, it’s nice to visit when crowds are low, but there are some perks to visiting during summer – extended hours and seasonal entertainment are just a couple.
Here is my top 20 list of favorite things to do at Disneyland, when it’s crowded. Oh, AND…did you hear how Disneyland raised their prices?? Well, I can still get you the old price for about one more week, plus save you a few more bucks! …come read the rest of the post!
It’s hard to imagine, but summer is right around the corner. With the season, a lot of things come to mind, but let’s not forget the most important – family vacation! I firmly believe that the most fun way to strengthen a family is through vacationing together. Luckily, I’m not the only one who thinks so. In fact, one of the hottest travel trends of 2013 is what’s coming to be known as family gathering vacations.
When I say family gathering vacations, I’m not talking about traditional family reunions where you have over 100 people and can’t possibly connect with everyone—although those can be fun too. Family gathering vacations are right in between the extended family reunion and a standard family vacation, where just grandparents, their adult children and their kids (the grandchildren), or similar family groupings get together for an unforgettable vacation together.
My husband and I have been lucky enough to do a few of these vacations with both sides of our families and I can honestly say that everything is more fun with the ones you love – especially vacations! We have made so many memories that we simply wouldn’t have made otherwise. But, perfect family gatherings don’t just happen. Since Get Away Today is an expert on family vacations, I’ve compiled our best travel tips for planning a successful, stress-free family gathering vacation: