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Things To Do While Enjoying Your Stay at The Grand Inn

 

One of the biggest benefits of staying at the Grand Inn is our location. We are within minutes of some of Southern California’s greatest entertainment options from theme parks, to beaches, dining and adventure, making our hotel the perfect way to stay close to your favorite mode of fun and relaxation. Please feel free to explore the attractions options below and use the tabs to find other great entertainment options from nightlife to dining.
 
With The Grand Inn, adventure is at your doorstep.

Angel Stadium of Anaheim

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Sit back and enjoy America’s favorite pastime with the Anaheim Angels. Their spacious stadium features family-oriented seating sections, state-of-the-art club-level and dugout-level suits, a youth interactive game area and concessions for all.
Trivia: Anaheim Stadium had been the home of the Angels since their move from Los Angeles following the 1965 season. Before that, their home was at Los Angeles Wrigley Field in Los Angeles.

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Aquarium of the Pacific

Drop by Southern California’s largest aquarium. Located in Long Beach, this aquarium was built to represent the diversity of the Pacific Ocean and hosts more than 11,000 animals in over 50 exhibits.
Trivia: The Aquarium of the Pacific is the fourth most-attended aquarium in the nation.

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Disneyland Resort

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Take a trip to Walt Disney’s original theme park and Disney California Adventure Park and celebrate imagination with their timeless attractions, dazzling entertainment and magical moments that last a lifetime.
Trivia: Walt Disney couldn’t originally afford to build Disneyland, so to fund it, he borrowed from his own life insurance policy. Eventually he got the American Broadcasting Company to contribute in exchange for a televisions series. Thus was born the theme park AND the TV show.

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Honda Center

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The Honda Center is one of country’s the most notable entertainment and sports venue. It is home to the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks and the John R. Wooden Classic. The Honda Center also proudly holds many regular entertainment events such as the Harlem Globestrotters, Stars on Ice, the Ringling Bros. and many famous music acts such as Madonna, Elton John and U2.
Trivia: Until 2006, when Honda bought the center’s naming rights, The Honda Center was known as the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim.

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Kayaks On The Water

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Located in Long Beach, Kayaks On The Water offers customers kayak rentals and tours through canals and the scenic Long Beach Bay. A great way to experience California’s landscape and wildlife from birds to dolphins and the infamous California Sea Lion.

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Knott’s Berry Farm

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Knott’s Berry Farm holds a little bit of everything including roller coasters, thrill rides, family rides, children’s rides, water rides, live entertainment, a marketplace, shopping and dining. It’s a great place to guarantee a day full of adventure and excitement.
Trivia: Most boysenberries can trace their origins to Knott’s Berry Farm where Walter Knott took nearby Anaheim Parks Superintendent Rudolph Boysen’s new strain of berry (which kept dying on the vine) and nurtured them to health, naming the new berry after their originator.

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Legoland California Resort

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If you have the opportunity, take a day trip down to Carlsbad and visit Legoland. This fun California resort offers over 60 rides, shows and attractions. And of course, LEGOS!
Trivia: The word “Lego” actually comes from the Danish phrase leg godt, which translates to “play well.”

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Maritime Museum of San Diego

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If you find yourself interested in the historic ships of year’s past, you will probably enjoy the Maritime Museum. Located in San Diego, the Maritime Museum is home to one of the world’s finest collection of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active ship, the Star of India.
The Star of India actually holds the Guinness Book of World Record for “The oldest sea-going sailing vessel.” It is 1,197 tons and built at Ramsey, Isle of Man in the United Kingdom in 1863.

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Newport Landing Whale Watching

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Newport Landing departs on multiple whale watching trips daily and offers tours year round. It is the perfect way to get a great view of the annual grey whale migration in the months of December through April. In the months of May through November the water warms provide the opportunity to view finback whales, huge pods of dolphins, seals, orcas, sharks and the mighty blue whale.
Trivia: The blue whale is the largest known animal to have ever existed on Earth.

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San Diego Zoo & Safari Park

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Separated into two parks, the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, the San Diego Zoo offers a unique exploration of our animal and plant kingdoms with a total of over 3,700 rare and endangered animals and over 700,000 exotic plants in a unique and interactive setting.

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SeaWorld San Diego

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Thinking of heading to San Diego for the day? Be sure to stop at SeaWorld San Diego, which offers guests full access to a day of education, fascination, entertainment and adventure with their unique animal theme park, oceanarium and marine mammal park.
Trivia: Originally, it was the plan of four California graduates to create an underwater restaurant. However, that not being feasible at the time, they decided to expand their idea and instead open a marine zoological park, eventually creating the SeaWorld of today.

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Six Flags Magic Mountain

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From roller coasters, to family rides and attractions, Six Flags Magic Mountain has it all. Located in Valencia, California, this park’s great ride and entertainment options offer a fun experience to every family.

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Southwind Newport Rentals

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Located in Newport Beach, Southwind Newport Rentals is right next to the water and offers hourly rentals or kayaks, canoes and standup paddleboards. Paddle in the scenic Newport Harbor or explore the wildlife in the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve.

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The Queen Mary

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Climb aboard The Queen Mary, and explore the historical ship from bow to stern on a tour, or go get a drink at the bar. A retired ocean liner that once sailed the Atlantic from 1936 to 1967, the ship offers a rich history and fit for the whole family.
Trivia: In World War II, The Queen Mary was converted into a troopship and ferried Allied soldiers for the duration of the war.

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The Santa Monica Pier

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Built in 1909, the Santa Monica Pier has become famous for its boardwalk amusement park, Pacific Park. Take the time to enjoy the rides, go fishing, enjoy an outdoor movie, see the aquarium or watch a paddleboard race. At the Santa Monica Pier there is something for the whole family.
Trivia: The Santa Monica Pier was the first concrete pier on the U.S. west coast. You also might recognize the famous pier from its appearance in a variety of movies such as A Night at the Roxbury, Titanic, Forrest Gump, Iron Man and Forrest Gump.

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Universal Studios Hollywood

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Experience Hollywood with Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles. Inside, you can visit the movie-based theme park, take a studio tour, enjoy the entertainment, go shopping or visit the movie theater. A great way to spend the day with the family.

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