Best Spring Movies in 2017

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Movies in Huntington, CA

 

Whether you’re looking for action, romance, or family-friendly humor, the best spring movies coming out soon are sure to provide what you’re looking for. Here are just a few examples of the upcoming titles at the Regency Westminster 10, right near us at DeLillo Chevrolet.

 

Beauty and the Beast

Families everywhere are sure to delight in this live-action adaptation of Disney’s classic tale of love between a rural girl and a prince cursed to look like a beast.

Power Rangers

A reboot of the favorite children’s action franchise, the new Power Rangers is sure to promise big action and drama on the big screen.

 

Ghost in the Shell

Another live-action remake, Ghost in the Shell takes after a successful Japanese franchise set in a sci-fi universe with an existential undertone.

 

The Boss Baby

Children and parents alike will surely find humor in this DreamWorks production depicting a talking baby with business-like charm, aiming to take over the world.

 

Leap!

Originally called “Ballerina” in French, Leap! depicts the story of a young orphaned girl pursuing her dreams of becoming a dancer, in the romantic setting of Paris.

Be sure to check out the best spring movies coming out soon. Many of these come out in March or April, so keep an eye on your local movie theater! If you watch any of these, let all us know at DeLillo Chevrolet in Huntington Beach, CA in the comments below!

Check Out Weekly Classic Car Shows from HB Hot Rod

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Classic Chevrolet Malibu

If you love cars and you’re looking for something to do in Huntington Beach, you’re in luck. The auto club HB Hot Rod holds weekly classic car shows every Wednesday for residents in the area, so you can come out on a Wednesday evening to see a variety of vintage vehicles that have been refurbished and treated with love. It’s the same place every week – 16882 Gothard Street – and the event runs from 6:30 until 8:30pm.

HB Hot Rod refers to the event as Cars and Cruisin’, and it’s designed to be a unique experience for guests and members alike. The facility features a shop, kitchenette, and games like darts and cornhole for hanging out and communing with members of the club. HB Hot Rod also invites weekly guests that come to talk about different subjects related to caring for classic cars. Later, the real magic happens – a cruise around Main Street and the surrounding streets to show off the members’ slick rides.

Whether you have a classic car of your own that you wish to show off – in which case, check the club’s guidelines before you go – or you just want to see a bunch of cool cars showing their stuff in Huntington Beach, HB Hot Rod is committed to the upkeep of these vintage cars and bringing together a community of people around them.

How to Enjoy Winter in Southern California

December is here, which for a lot of the country means snowy weather and freezing temperatures. However, winter in Southern California equals glorious days of warm weather and maybe some rain. If you’ve spent much of your life living somewhere with four seasons, or just want to experience a true winter, here are some of the best places to enjoy winter in Southern California.

 

  • Idyllwild. This mountaintop community in Riverside County enjoys light snowfall in the winter. There isn’t any skiing, so it won’t be as crowded as other mountain areas.
  • Baldy. Located just minutes from any spot in Orange County, this is a popular location for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and just some fun playing in the snow.
  • Big Bear Lake. For a bit more of a drive, head to Big Bear Lake. You can stay at the resort or just spend the day snowshoeing or building a snowman.

 

For those of us who want to feel like they’re in a winter wonderland, without the actual cold and snow, here are a few Christmas-themed events to try.

 

 

  • Mission Inn Festival of Lights. This is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Southern California. It’s free, but can get crowded, especially on the weekends.
  • Newport Boat Parade. This parade is a five-day event running from December 14th-18th. Participants put a lot of effort into decorating their extravagant yachts with holiday lights.

 

What is your favorite way to enjoy winter in Southern California?

Why California is the Best State

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There are a number of states that can make the argument that they’re the best but none have more reasons than California. The west-coast wonder boasts a number of attractions and atmosphere that attracts incredible numbers of visitors year after year. Here are at DeLillo Chevrolet, we have several strong arguments as to why California is the best state.

  1. Death Valley National Park – There are few places more beautiful than Death Valley National Park. The park offers a somewhat shocking look at what the future of post-global warming America could be while offering a breathtaking scenic view few can ever forget.
  2. Cities – California is home to Los Angeles and San Francisco. Both world-class cities attract visitors from all over the world without fail. The sheer size, quality of life, and number of attractions overwhelm every other state.
  3. Innovation – The state of California is a hotspot for tech startups and innovation. Netflix, Google, Twitter, Facebook, and many other major social media, streaming, and search engines call California home. That’s something no other state can lay claim to.

We can go on and on about what makes California great, including scenery, stardom, and many more reasons. Stop by to see for yourself. We will be happy to say hello here at DeLillo Chevrolet, should you stop in!

Take the Huntington Beach Historic Walking Tour

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Looking for something fun to do in the Huntington Beach area? The Huntington Beach Historic Resources Board has been kind enough to write a very comprehensive outline to follow for a self-guided Historic Walking Tour through the downtown Huntington Beach area. Starting in front of the information kiosk at the Huntington Beach Pier, the walking tour will hit many of the area’s great local attractions. Here are a few highlights:

The Pier: Dating back to 1904, the pier has a rich, colorful history of its own.

Helme/Worthy House: Currently being renovated by the Worthy family, this home, built in 1901, is included in the National Register of Historic Places.

Huntington Pacific Condos: These condos couldn’t be built now due to building restrictions, but they’ve persevered to this day despite their origins in the 60s.

International Surfing Museum: What says California like a museum about surfing? Check out the numerous exhibits, including a cornerstone of the 1914 pier.

Perqs Nite Club: Originally a school in 1905, Perqs was turned into a night club with the arrival of the oil-hungry “roughnecks” in the 20s. Now, it’s a photography studio.

The Huntington Beach Historic Walking Tour includes many other interesting sites besides these, so be sure to check it out.

Tips for Driving to the Beach

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If you’re planning on taking a trip to the beach soon, you might be wondering about what to take with you, how to pack it up into your car, and of course how to de-sand the car when you get home. Here are some tips on driving to the beach you might find helpful.

If you’re going with kids, you’ll probably want them to sleep on the way home from an exhausting day at the beach, and they’ll want to do the exact opposite of sleep. Bring some favorite soft toys and blankets from home to put them out like a light. It’s a good idea to bring a cooler, so make sure you have one that fits in the trunk or cargo area of your car, or buy a small Styrofoam one, and stock up with water and snacks for the day.

A good way to avoid getting sand into the car is to bring a broom and dust yourself and your kids off before you get into the car. Some will inevitably pop up, though. To get the sand out, take out the mats and beat them to shake out as much sand as possible. Then you’ll want to brush them with an upholstery brush to loosen sand that has gotten too deep in to shake out. Finally, vacuum the mats to get the rest of the sand up. Follow the same steps with the carpet of your car.

Automotive EV Technology: Chevy Changes the Way We Drive

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Automotive EV technology is the future of vehicle engineering, offering better fuel economy, lower emissions, and, in some cases, optimal performance. Models like the Chevrolet Volt provide eco-friendly mobility options for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint as much as possible.

According to the Orange County Breeze, the local community is already ramping up efforts to improve the nature of power and energy in the area. An advanced team from prestigious organizations around the state are teaming up in Huntington beach, along with nearly $2 million in donations, to help design high-efficiency and sustainable energy technologies in the area.

Similarly, automakers like Chevy are working on a much larger scale to change the way we think about driving. The 2017 Chevrolet Volt, for example, has a high-efficiency hybrid-electric powertrain that gets up to 420 miles in range. You can go up to 53 miles on pure electricity, and you can go 1,000 miles between fill-ups.

The Chevrolet Volt was recently named the Green Car of the Year by the Green Car Journal, proving just how great this new model is. Hybrid-electric models drastically reduce harmful CO2 emissions by relying on electric power, and they also save you tons of money at the pump. Refined charging systems limit the time you spend recharging the battery, and great new features like a Power Flow screen show you where energy is going as you drive.

Visit the Annual OC Fair from July 15 to August 14

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The OC Fair is on its way. This event takes place yearly from July 15 to August 14. With tons of games, exhibits, shopping, and food, there is truly something for everyone. Bring the family to this event to experience the best of the area. Plus, the OC Fair is a great way to support your community.

According to the OC Fair website, the event is from July 15 to August 14 from Wednesday to Sunday. That means the fair will be closed on Monday and Tuesday. Though it can be a little confusing, see the list below for hours and admissions information:

  • Wednesday to Friday – Noon to Midnight
  • Saturday and Sunday – 10:00am to Midnight
  • Monday and Tuesday – Closed

There is also on-site box office information at 100 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa, California. You can purchase admissions tickets at the box office or online at Ticketmaster.com.

There is tons to do at the annual OC Fair, including shows at the Pacific Amphitheatre, nightly entertainment at the Hangar, and sports at the Action Sports Arena. There will also be special events and free entertainment as well.

Exhibits include fine arts and hand crafts displays, a garden and floral exhibit, culinary, agriculture, and livestock show as well. A carnival will have the best games and rides around, as well as attractions for kids.

Finally, the OC Fair will have some of the best food around. You can find fair food, as well as healthy options and barbecue. There will be a wine seminar put on by the Orange County Wine Society as well.

Disneyland Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Magical Vacation

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Disneyland is a big place, and there are a million little things you can do to make the best use of your time and have the most fun possible. These are just a few of the many Disneyland tips and tricks you might want to know.

Plan your trip well in advance, and research it well. Know which parks you want to go to, where you’re staying, and where the best places to get cheap food are. Planning a Disney vacation that’s both affordable and makes good use of your time is tricky, since you pay extra for Fastpass and onsite hotels. Stick to your budget, but don’t let it ruin your trip.

Buzzfeed has an amazing collection of insider Disneyland tips, like which rides have single rider lines and less crowded spots to watch fireworks and parades. Do Disney like a pro!

There are Easter eggs hidden all over the park, and one of the best parts of visiting Disney is finding them. Try touching Snow White’s apple, stopping at Main Street City Hall for a special occasion badge, or ask a Jungle Cruise cast member for a free map you can take home as a souvenir.

Make sure you have a reliable and spacious vehicle that can take you to and from Disneyland with ease! Stop by DeLillo Chevrolet in Huntington Beach, CA – a short drive from Disneyland – and browse our well-stocked inventory today!

Valentine’s Day Activities for the Whole Family

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These activities help you celebrate Valentine’s Day in a family-friendly way.

Valentine’s Day is about a lot of things. Some people think it’s just a Hallmark holiday invented to sell things. Some people think it’s about celebrating romantic love with flowers, chocolate, and dates at nice restaurants. For some families, however, it’s just not a viable option to pass the kids onto a babysitter and go out for the evening — or, you may want to share the gift of love with your kids as well. But in a world drenched in romance, what are some Valentine’s Day activities that are fun for everyone, kids included?

 Parents can take the opportunity to use Valentine’s Day as a way to teach children about love. Love in this sense doesn’t necessarily mean romantic love — friends and family are just as vital to our lives. Taking the time to make gifts and compliment each other can really help kids understand the value of interpersonal relationships. For example, you might have the family write letters of appreciation or thanking each other for specific good deeds. You could even make each other candies or other sweets instead of just buying Valentine’s candy from the store.

 If you don’t just want it to be a family event, you can have a Valentine’s party for your kids as well and let them invite friends over. At these parties, parents can have the kids make Valentines for each other and provide red, pink, and white snacks (or have the kids help make them!).

 Valentine’s Day activities don’t just have to be about you and your significant other. They can include the whole family! Scouring through the web turns up a bunch of ideas for Valentine’s Day inspired games, crafts, and activities, and I’m sure you can even come up with a few of your own if you’re feeling creative.

Share your ideas with us at DeLillo Chevrolet in the comments below!