We are so grateful to live in the Bay Area because it’s an area that has plenty to do. One of my favourite things to do is to head up to Napa and Sonoma to get some rest and relaxation. Everyone goes to Napa and Sonoma for red and white varietals but did you know they have several wineries that pour sparkling wine? Here are the best sparkling wine locations in Napa & Sonoma!
Visiting Disneyland means lots of delicious options inside the park but have you ever wondered what there is outside the resort to eat that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? Over the years I’ve made a list of my favorite food options in Anaheim and today I’m sharing them with you! here are my choices for 5 tasty restaurants near Disneyland.
1. In N Out
In N Out isn’t walking distance from the park but it’s worth the 5-minute drive. I’m not going to get into the burger wars and which burger in the country is best, but if you’ve never tried an In N Out Burger, make it a point to get there while visiting Disneyland. What I love about In N Out is that they will personalize your burger and not even bat an eye. Want ketchup and mustard instead of sauce? No problem. Want your onions grilled instead of raw? They can do that too!
Fall is one of my favourite times to visit Disneyland. We just got back a few weeks ago and it had me thinking, there is something so special about Disneyland in the Fall. it’s a sweet spot, right before the Christmas holiday rush and after school starts that the parks are definitely less crowded and it’s worth going during the week. The weather is cooler, the crowds are lighter and there is so much to see and do that you can’t experience early in the year! Here are 5 things to love about Disneyland during the Fall!
When A was a toddler, we did a ton of family days. Since I’ve been back to work all of that slowed down. Weekends are typically for errands, gymnastics and lazy afternoons in front of the tv. One goal this year was for more family adventures so when the Ice Cream Museum made the announcement that they were opening one in San Francisco, I made it a point to get tickets. I won’t go into all the details of the long online wait for tickets or how many times I refreshed the ticket purchase page. Thank goodness for P who was able to score tickets, ON HIS PHONE, at a restaurant in Las Vegas. Since I couldn’t find much on the experience when we bought tickets, I wanted to put together a post that discussed Ice Cream Museum San Francisco review and tips!
The Ice Cream Museum was a fantastic way to spend time as a family. The colors, tastes, tactile installations- the kids and adults all had equal amounts of fun. I think my kids favourite part was the sprinkle pool but they also loved exploring the rooms that had fun activities. We spent at least 25 minutes in the magnet room alone, writing messages and their favourite thing to eat was easily the glitter cotton candy and the vanilla soft serve. On a personal note, it was so hard for me to just let go and have fun. I realized within 5 minutes that I wasn’t going to be able to photograph everything and if I tried I just wasn’t going to have any fun. Once I put the camera down after a few snaps in each room, I was able to enjoy each space with my girls!
Our visit spurred a few challenges so here are a few Ice Cream Museum San Francisco review and tips!
Every time we visit a Disney property we always try to experience one new thing that we’ve never done before. During a recent trip to Aulani, we reserved space for a character buffet breakfast at Makahiki. I have to admit, I’m not a huge fan of buffets. In my experience the food is always cold, people touch items they don’t take, and the food displays are always messy and half empty. I didn’t know what to expect when we visited this specific character breakfast but here is my Makahiki review and tips for your trip!
Makahiki- The Bounty of the Islands is located on the lower level of the report, adjacent to the pool area. When we checked in, we were directed outside to take pictures with Mickey. They have a professional photographer and a person who offers to take pictures for you with your own camera/phone. There were only a few people in line so my kids got to interact a bit with Mickey. We then went back to the hostess stand and waited to be seated. From our reservation time, it took about 10 minutes to be seated.
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