Celebrating its 60th year anniversary, Disneyland has been making people of all ages happy since 1955. One of the most popular landmarks in Southern California, Disneyland features over 60 rides, 50 shops, and 30 restaurants divided up amongst eight themed lands, such as Tomorrowland, Adventureland, and of course, Fantasyland. Recently, Disneyland announced that they will be expanding and adding a Star Wars-themed land based on the blockbuster film.
Knott’s Berry Farm is a 160-acre amusement park that features a wide range of thrilling roller coasters, themed villages, and exciting shows. With over 165 rides, shows, and attractions Knott’s is the go to place for families and people of all ages. With five themed areas, including Ghost Town, Fiesta Village, and Camp Snoopy, there’s something for everyone at Knott’s Berry Farm. Experience world-class thrill rides like Silver Bullet, Boomerang, Xcelerator, and Montezooma’s Revenge. Each year during October, Knott’s Berry Farm becomes Knott’s Scary Farm, an annual haunting adventure that takes over the park. Opening in 1920, Knott’s Berry Farm is the oldest amusement park in Southern California and is just about six miles away from the Days Inn & Suites Artesia.
Located adjacent to the original Disneyland, Disney California Adventure is a 72-acre park that is home to such popular attractions like the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, California Screamin’ Roller Coaster, Soarin’ Over California, and Cars Land – the latest addition to the park. Cars Land is a 12-acre area that is a replica of Radiator Springs, the fictional town in the hit animated Pixar film, Cars. Cars Land’s main ride is the thrilling Radiator Spring Racers, a slot car ride that races through the winding mountain roads of Radiator Springs. Disney California Adventure is also home to the wildly popular light extravaganza, the World of Color.
Go behind the scenes on the world-famous Studio Tour to explore where Hollywood movies are made. Visit the sets of some of your favorite shows and movies, like ABC’s hit series Desperate Housewives or the incredible airline crash from the blockbuster The War of the Worlds. And, survive firsthand the world’s largest 3-D experience, King Kong 360 3-D, created by Peter Jackson. Then, face action head-on in heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions that put you inside some of the world’s biggest movies, including the greatest battle you’ll ever ride in Transformers: The Ride-3D. Plus, join the mischievous Minions on an epic adventure you’ll never forget in the all-new 3-D ride, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem. The Days Inn & Suites Artesia is less than 30 miles from Universal Studios Hollywood.
Attracting visitors from all over the globe, Hollywood offers something for everyone. Take a stroll along Hollywood Blvd and explore the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, or see how a real Hollywood film is made and tour Universal Studios Hollywood, Paramount, or Warner Brothers. Take a hike up to the Hollywood sign, or a leisurely drive on Sunset Blvd. If you’re looking for a bit more culture, Hollywood has that in spades. The Los Angeles Museum of Art features more than 150,000 works from all over the world, including masterpieces by artists such as Rembrandt and Monet. The iconic Getty Center features works by Michelangelo, da Vinci, and Van Gogh; or explore the Miracle Mile, which features other popular museums like the Petersen Automotive Museum and the Museum of Tolerance. Feel like doing some shopping? Head over to the legendary Rodeo Drive for a high-end shopping experience, or swing by Melrose Avenue for unique boutiques. From nightlife, tourist attractions, fine dining, and world-class shopping, Hollywood is truly a traveler’s haven.