Get Tucked into bed by Snoopy at Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel


last week we went on a family staycation to Knott’s, where we stayed at the Berry Farm Hotel and went to Knott’s Berry Farm and Soak City. we had such a great time, more fun than we even imagined…and we have been to Knott’s and Soak City many times. being able to stay at the hotel and walk back and forth to both parks without driving was such a nice treat. we are already wanting to go back.

the most special thing that happened on our stay, was when Snoopy came and tucked the kids into bed at bedtime. it was the sweetess, most adorable thing ever, and all my boys loved it, even my oldest. i mean, who doesn’t love Snoopy….i should have let him tuck me into bed too.

did you know that when you stay at the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel, Snoopy can come and give you a special bedtime tuck in?

when you stay in the Camp Snoopy themed rooms, Snoopy visits between the hours of 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. to tuck you into bed and give you a goodnight kiss and a hug. you should have seen the excitement on my kids faces when they heard Snoopy knock on the door.


they probably were a little too excited! when Snoopy came in to our room, the boys were jumping all over the room….but Snoopy did his job.


he gave those boys a big hug….


and rangled them all into bed, pulling the covers up tight.


then it was kisses for more hugs for all.


and although the boys were way too excited to got to sleep, they laid in bed happy as could be. having Snoopy come and put them to bed was one of the most exciting things to ever happen to them.

here is a short video of Snoopy tucking the boys into bed at the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel. the excitement the boys had was so sweet to watch. it was such a special moment that they will remember forever. thanks Snoopy for making our stay extra special.


{disclosure: we were invited guests of Gigasavvy. all thoughts and opinions are a bazillion times my own. }


Family Travel: Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar

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Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar Review | Family Travel

a few days ago i wrote about our family’s great weekend getaway to the beach city of Del Mar, California. i mentioned that we stayed at the Hotel Indigo San Diego Del MarHotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar, and due the the amount of photos i took, i decided to talk about our hotel stay in separate post.

the Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar is an upscale boutique hotel that brings elements of its beach surroundings and city’s horse racing roots into its decor and architecture. it had such a refreshing beach feel, and kind of made me feel like i was an expensive beach cottage. the weekend was all about seaside wellness, and that’s what we got.


the room was beautiful, and decorated with a fun twist of traditional, modern and beachy.  it had wood floors, a large bathroom, television and really comfortable beds that i could have layer in all day long.


there were fun decor elements around every corner. the lobby had a great vibe…bright and cheerful! i loved every bit of how it was decorated, from the colors and architecture to the fun artwork. the boys loved hanging out in the lobby.


on our first morning at the hotel, we decided to drive a few blocks to the local bagel store and enjoy a quick breakfast while deciding what to do for the day. we sat on the street corner and enjoyed watching all the people walking by, some with dogs, some riding bikes, some jogging. everyone seemed so happy and fit. this little beach city is full of life and healthy living. read about all of the fun things we ended up doing here.


and if you have a dog or are a dog lover, Del Mar is the city for you. we saw water bowls and treats outside all the restaurant and store entrances. people just love the doggies here.


you will also find outdoor corner flower shops, and unique little boutique stores lining the streets. a walk to the beach is just blocks away and breathtaking beachside hiking trails and grassy knolls flank the beach.


later on during the day, we decided to enjoy lunch back at the Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar which also has a beautiful restaurant and bar located adjacent to the lobby. the menu was full of mouth-watering choices and included breakfast, lunch and dinner. all menu options were also available to be delivered as room service. i was especially surprised at the prices which were so reasonable with entrees starting at around $10. i expected the prices to be a lot higher for such a nice restaurant.


plus the food is fantastic. the hubby and i opted for a poolside lunch and shared this awesome cheeseburger. it was soooo good!


the hotel manager was so friendly and treated us like family. beside telling us where all the fun things to do were, he also helped up send a personal greeting and photo from our family to all of the Hotel Indigo locations around the world. it was like a photo booth that connect travelers to each other…so fun.


some other amenities at Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar are, a fitness room with cardio machines and free weights, a sauna, and a in-house spa that offers a full range of spa and massage treatments.


and of course the pools… boys favorite part of the hotel. within the hotel there are two large pools and a hot tub. the main pool is surrounded by hotel rooms, the hotel restaurant and lobby, and the other pool and hot tub is more secluded by another group of hotel rooms that are setup more like condos.


we had so much fun swimming and enjoying the beautiful weather.


evenings at the hotel are also a great time to relax and enjoy yourself. just outside the hotel’s restaurant are two big fire pits with nice seating areas. you can order drinks, food or enjoy hot chocolate by the fire. this was definitely a favorite activity of my boys. we had a lovely evening chatting with them and talking about all the fun we had during the day.


i would say that we had a fabulous stay at the Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar and hope to return very soon. and if you haven’t read about the rest of our Del Mar vacation, be sure to read all about it here.

if you would like to take a getaway to the Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar, i have a special promo code just for my readers. use “DREAMDELMAR” when you call the hotel directly and get a special discount for your stay. i hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did!


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Family Travel: Getaway to Del Mar, California

Family Getaway to Del Mar, California Southern California Family Travel - Popsicleblogtwo weeks ago, we took a little family getaway to the lovely city of Del Mar, California to celebrate my birthday weekend. Del Mar is located in north San Diego just south of Carlsbad. i have always thought of Del Mar as horse racing city, and never knew that it offered so much more. it ended up being a great little southern California family vacation.

we took all three boys, and stayed at the refreshing Hotel Indigo San Diego Del MarHotel Indigo, just wait till you see the pictures. i will write all about in another post. and if you just can’t wait…use this promo code for a great deal “DREAMDELMAR“. considering that we were taking this vacation as sort of a seaside wellness excursion, we were hoping to be able to relieve our mind and bodies of stress and fatigue and just enjoy natures seaside beauty. and that we did.

throughout the city of Del Mar, you will find unique details of its horse racing roots, but what you will also find is a beachside community full of small city charm and friendly people. as we walked around exploring the city, people were out and about; walking their dogs, taking a jog on the beach, enjoying a meal at the local eateries and just being active. everyone seems so happy and healthy.

Del Mar’s main beach was awesome. it has hiking trails lining the scenic cliffs and a beach that is flanked with green grass, park benches, barbecues and even a playground. we spent the good part of the morning walking the trails and just taking in the beautiful views of the ocean.

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around lunchtime on Saturday, we headed over to the Del Mar Farmers Market. we were so glad we did, as we found so many great finds. if you decide to visit the Del Mar Farmers Market, be sure to come hungry and to bring a big bag for all the goodies you’ll want to buy and bring home with you.


you will find vendors selling yummy things to eat like sandwiches and pasta, homemade spreads and sauces, and foods from all different cultures.


you won’t be able to resist the fresh popped kettle corn, the homegrown veggies and fruits, and the freshly baked breads and desserts.Read More…