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!
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.
What About The Food?
Chances are when you visit Disney’s Aulani Resort during the winter or spring, it will rain. Occasionally showers are to be expected, but what can one do when it’s a long rainstorm that doesn’t show signs of letting up. Thankfully, Aulani has several activities to pass the time when it’s rainy on the West side of the island. Here are 5 things to do when it rains at Disney’s Aulani:
1. Community Room DVD Rentals
The Community Room has a ton of Disney movies that are free to borrow. I counted easily over 60 DVD titles lined up on the side cabinets. Pick up some popcorn and candy from the gift shop and make it a movie day!