Category Archives: USA

LEGOLAND California Castle Hotel & Magic Wizard theme room review

An Australian family holiday to California wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the LEGOLAND California Resort! Take our video tours of our LEGOLAND themed room, the Castle Hotel and theme park! The LEGOLAND Resort California is a popular family theme park and hotel complex located in Carlsbad, California. Designed for family fun with a […]

Ahaheim Marriot Suites Garden Grove – family hotel close to Disneyland, California

A big part of a California Disneyland holiday is your choice of accommodation. While planning your Disneyland trip, it may surprise you to learn that Disneyland isn’t located in Los Angeles, but is actually 45 minutes drive away from LAX in the city of Anaheim, California. As any trip to Disneyland requires several days to […]

Three top California winter holiday destinations – with kids!

From Disneyland theme parks to snow-fun to beaches in just one week! In February of 2020 we took a trip from Sydney, Australia to the USA with Visit California to experience three different Californian destinations. We found that an incredible USA family vacation awaits where you can travel from theme parks to snow and back […]

How to buy Disneyland tickets in Australia

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Disneyland Resort in California makes an unforgettable Australian family holiday destination – but it’s not all fun and games! You need to do some planning before you go – and that includes how to get your Disneyland entrance tickets. Firstly, if you haven’t read our Aussie family Disneyland Park feature, read it here. Or our […]

Disney California Adventure Park – Australian family planning – what not to miss!

Disney California Adventure Park is an exciting theme park located in Anaheim, California. One of the two major theme parks of California Disneyland Resorts, it encompasses 8 different lands full of wonderful experiences and thrilling rides. You’ll find yourselves exploring this fabulous theme park from morning until night – and then eagerly returning the very […]

Disneyland California – don’t miss these, plus new Star Wars & more!

Here is our ultimate list of things to see and do at Disneyland, California. The original Disneyland theme park in California is most famous for its magical Disney classic rides, however Disneyland is also keeping things fresh and cutting edge by continually adding new and exciting rides and entertainment! The Walt Disney statue & Disneyland […]

Things to do in Anaheim – other than Disneyland!

You may be surprised learn that Disneyland isn’t located in LA, but is located around 45 minutes drive from LAX in the city of Anaheim. Any Disneyland Resort holiday requires several days to experience the full Disneyland magic, so Anaheim is the perfect place to stay during your time visiting Disneyland once it reopens. However […]

Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort – Disneyland side trips

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To add some variety to your California Disneyland winter holiday, all you need to do is – just add snow! Only an hour’s commuter flight away from LAX (or a half-day’s picturesque road trip) you’ll find California’s Mammoth Mountain ski resort. Beautiful Mammoth Lakes is a bustling little ski town with its own airport, and a […]

Where to stay at Mammoth Mountain – The Village Lodge Mammoth hotel

From the grand staircase to the snow-surrounded heated swimming pool & hot tubs outside, The Village Lodge at Mammoth is an excellent accommodation choice for your Mammoth Mountain ski resort holiday. Perfect for a USA family ski holiday, the Mammoth Mountain ski resort is located  just one hour’s flight or a few hours drive from […]

Things to do in Santa Monica – with kids!

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Santa Monica is an exciting, family-friendly city offering spectacular beaches, fun entertainment options, fabulous food and shopping – making it a wonderful all-round Californian holiday destination! Santa Monica is a stunning coastal city in Southern California, USA. Conveniently located just 25 minute’s drive from LAX and 45 minute’s from the Disneyland Resort theme parks, Santa […]

Where to stay in Santa Monica – Shore Hotel

Whilst in Santa Monica we stayed at the stunning Shore Hotel – a sleek, sustainable luxury hotel located right at the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier. From the moment you walk in, staff at the Shore Hotel go out of their way to ensure that you and your family feel welcome and have a […]