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UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD

SOCAL HUB

FAMILY-FRIENDLY

Day Trips LET’S MAKE SOME

MEMORIES

BY MARCIE TAYLOR

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD, FLIGHT OF THE HIPPOGRIFF

DISCOVER

KNOTT’S BERRY FARM

Punch, since after all, Knott’s

HEAD NORTH TO

ORANGE COUNTY

Buena Park, CA

is known for its boysenberries,

LOS ANGELES

Distance: 15 miles

and dine at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken

DISNEYLAND & CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE

Head out for a day of family

Dinner Restaurant.

Anaheim, CA

in Buena Park, a 160-acre

DISCOVERY CUBE

easily accessible larks. Keep in

Distance: 20 miles

amusement park featuring rides

Santa Ana, CA

mind that with traffic, travel to

“The Happiest Place On Earth”

like Xcelerator and Silver Bullet

Distance: 17 miles

these destinations can range

is only about a 30-minute drive

roller coasters, as well as family

Give kids a fun and educational

from 30-90 minutes.

from Huntington Beach. The

rides like Timber Mountain Log

hands-on science experience

Disneyland Resort Diamond

Ride and Interactive 4-D Voyage

and head to Discovery Cube

AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC

Celebration commemorates

to the Iron Reef—among many

(formerly Discovery Science

Long Beach, CA

“60 delightful years of Disney

others. In summer 2016, Knott’s

Museum). Driving along I-5

Distance: 15 miles

magic” and continues through

Ghost Town will celebrate

North, it’s easy to spot the

Consider a visit to Southern

September 5, 2016. Attractions

its 75th anniversary with an

giant roadside cube. Discovery

California’s largest aquarium,

include the colorful “Paint the

interactive entertainment

Cube aims to inspire and

Aquarium of the Pacific,

Night” parade and dazzling

experience dubbed “Ghost

educate young minds with

displaying more than 11,000

“Disneyland Forever” fireworks.

Town Alive!”—a western come

hundreds of interactive science

animals in more than 50

Not to be missed are the

to life. Ride the newly restored

activities, rotating exhibits, and

exhibits—all representing the

rides and Disney characters,

Ghostrider, the longest, fastest,

hands-on fun. Two must-try

diversity of the Pacific Ocean.

of course. Also, make time to

and tallest wooden rollercoaster

adventures: Boeing Rocket Lab

Seize opportunities for close-

visit neighboring California

on the West Coast. Remember

and Dino Quest.

up encounters with touchable

Adventure to brave rides like

to try a refreshing Boysenberry

discoverycube.org

creatures including sharks and

Beyond Orange County await a multitude of family-friendly,

fun at Knott’s Berry Farm

the always fun Radiator Springs

stingrays, and lorikeets drinking

Racers and the classic Twilight

F U N FA C T : Did you know that Knott’s Berry Farm opened in

nectar right from your hand.

Zone Tower of Terror.

1920 and served as an actual working farm owned by Walter

You can easily spend the day

disneyland.com

and Cordelia Knott? A visit is not only an adventure, but a

exploring exhibits and visiting

history lesson too. knotts.com

with animals like seals, otters, and jellyfish. Up your fun by

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