Hotel at a Glance: Tropicana Inn & Suites
Just a hop, skip, and a jump from Disneyland, the Mediterranean-style Tropicana Inn & Suites provides everything you'll need for an easy and exciting Anaheim family vacation.
- Distance to Disneyland: a 5-minute walk
- In-room amenities: 36-inch flat-screen TV, mini refrigerator, and microwave
- Take a dip: oversize outdoor pool and jacuzzi
- Coffee break: onsite cafe and mini market at Cove on Harbor
For more than 30 years, Cove on Harbor has provided visitors with all the necessities needed to help make their stay feel like a home away from home. Their newly revamped space delivers a local market, deli, and coffee bar where guests can sip on a warm drink, grab an Artisan deli sandwich, or even pick up a bottle of wine. Guests receive one coupon at check-in for 25% off flavored coffee and pastries.
Anaheim, California: Magical Playland About a Half Hour from Huntington Beach
Less than an hour from Hollywood and Universal Studios, Anaheim is perfectly situated for making the most of a Southern California getaway. But most visitors never make it that far, as Disneyland has long dominated the city’s tourism scene. As Walt Disney’s original park, it has a handful of classic attractions that, though upgraded over the years, have been around since the park opened in 1955. You can ride the Mad Tea Party spinning teacups, hop on the King Arthur Carrousel, or sail in the Storybook Land Canal Boats (Walt Disney personally planted the small pine near Geppetto’s home).
Disneyland has plenty of modern rides too, including Cars Land, one of the newer additions to Disney California Adventure Park and a life-size re-creation of the town from Disney Pixar’s Cars. The highlight here is the slot-car attraction, which puts you in an automated vehicle that swerves around animatronic characters before engaging another car in a high-speed race.
If you’re in the mood for thrills, ascend the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror before dropping in a heart-pounding free fall, or climb aboard the roller coasters thundering around Paradise Pier with sweeping views of the park. Alternatively, trade fairy dust for white sand in Huntington Beach, where you'll find 3.5 miles of free-to-the-public beaches filled with surfing, pickup volleyball games, and countless stalls hawking flip-flops and seashell-themed wares.