We had an amazing trip to Huntington Beach this year. The kids are all finally at an age where it's not so hard it isn't even fun...we all had a blast!! We had to stop in Vegas for a night because Mike had a tradeshow for work, so we made the most of it. We picked a good hotel for kids...we went swimming, saw a movie, ate snacks, watched tv. It was great!
We got to Huntington late Monday night. We were glad we were there in time for the street fair. They do it every Tuesday, and it's just fun to walk around and people watch. And buy a bag of kettle corn! We sat by the pier to eat it and watch the ocean. :)
We drove to Laguna to see the tide pools, but it wasn't quite what we expected. Parking was ridiculous, and then the tide was so high that tide pool access was closed. We decided to just hang out on the beach since we were already there, but even that made me nervous because the waves were bigger than the kids were used to, and it got deep really fast. It was a beautiful beach, but we're happy with Huntington!
Every day we would go to the beach, then stop by the pool to shower off and swim. When the kids were thoroughly exhausted we would go home, throw them in the tub, feed them, and put them to bed. It was so great!