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Old 01-29-2013, 12:51 PM
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Hi there,

This will be our big summer vacation with our kids and would love some recommendations for hotels that would accomodate our plans to go to Legoland one day, Disney 2 days and LA 2 days (mainly to see the Getty, a few other spots) with some "off" days in between. Last summer we stayed at Aviara in Carlsbad which was a perfect spot for Legoland, San Diego, the beach, etc. Ideally we'd like a "home base" hotel that we can stay at all week and just drive to different locations. We don't mind driving but feel free to tell me if it's not doable to stay in one place the whole time. Looking for something like Aviara since like I said, this is "it" for us in terms of vacations and so we don't mind splurging to have a nice place, great pool, amenities, etc. Doesn't have to be near a beach but could be for sure.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:09 PM
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Well, we do this "home base" thing when we stay in Cambria on the central coast and go down to Pismo, SLO, etc.

But I think I'd get tired of driving between San Diego and LA every day, even if you split the distance. You'd add 3 hours of driving to every day about (depending on exact destination and traffic). This can be quite tiring on top of otherwise full days at amusement parks.

I'd just stay in SD, then mosey up to OC for Disney, then into LA for the rest. But that's just me.

Legoland is a fun little park and not that crowded like Disneyland. Take in Knotts Berry Farm in OC for a less crowded experience also. Have fun!
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:19 PM
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try to find a place out in Newport or Huntington. Try the Hyatt Regency or Shorebreak if you like resort-like amenities.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:22 PM
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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reposted from your other thread:

Hotels in the Anaheim Resort Area would be your best bet. Besides the Disney Hotels, there is Sheraton, Marriott, and Hilton (and many other smaller, more budget friendly hotels) all with Easy freeway access to Points North and Points South.

Stay close to Disney because the area can get shady relatively fast.

Fashion Island (and surrounding area) have nice hotels with easy freeway and PCH access.
Maybe even check out the Newport Dunes
More budget friendly hotels on the Coast Highway

Huntington Beach Offers the Hilton, Hyatt and Shorebreak. There are two budget friendly hotels (Best Western and a private hotel)

The Hotels in Sunset Beach/Huntington Harbour on PCH give you easy beach access, but are pretty rundown.
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