Top Destinations for Spring Break in California

California

Since its discovery, Americans have been drawn to the West. The sunshine, the sweet scent of orange groves, and the seemingly infinite and variable vacation destinations make it hard to resist. Whether you live in the area or are flying in from elsewhere, whether you’re looking for a wholesome family getaway or a place to party away the exam blues, everyone should experience a spring break trip in California at least once. Here are some of our favorite picks.

 

Los Angeles

This bustling west coast city is home to plenty of attractions sure to enchant the family. From the magical Disneyland to Universal Studios to the sunny Santa Monica Pier, you can plan endless days in the sun. Rent rollerblades or bikes at Venice Beach and be sure to grab a tasty lunch at a local taco truck. Just remember to stop in and say hi to us at DeLillo Chevrolet!

 

Big Sur

For less city and more natural wonders, you can’t go wrong with Big Sur. This gorgeous, rocky stretch of the central California coast is known for its rocky overlooks, beautiful hiking trails, and its friendly, laid back, California culture.

 

Palm Springs

Spring is the perfect time to visit Palm Springs, a desert city just two hours east of Los Angeles in the Coachella Valley. It’s warm enough to take a dip in the pool at your mid-century modern hotel, but cool enough to be comfortable enjoying a game of golf or a visit to Joshua Tree National Park. This resort town has so much art, nature, and experiences unique to it, it’s a must-visit on any spring break bucket list.

 

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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!

A Road Trip Checklist for Your Next Adventure

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The sun is out, the weather’s nice, and summer break is coming up fast. It seems like the right time of year to start planning your family’s next big outing on the open road; nothing quite says “summer” like a long road trip. However, you might feel like you’re at a loss when it comes to packing. How do you make sure everyone has everything they need? Just take a look at this road trip checklist, and you’ll cover all the basics.

Emergency Supplies: Everyone needs a First-Aid kit around regularly anyway, but on vacation, you should definitely have one within reach. From basics like bandages and over-the-counter cold medicine to more specific necessities like individual prescription medications to vacation staples such as sunscreen, it’s important to make sure you have all the bases covered just in case. Also, this applies to car emergencies as well — spare tires, jumper cables, and car jacks are all good to have around.

Navigation Aids: Have you ever been in a situation where your GPS lost its signal or gave you the totally wrong directions? While having a GPS on hand is important and makes the trip a lot easier and faster, having a map and printed directions around can also help streamline any bumps in the road.

Music and Entertainment: Whether you just have a few mix CDs on-hand, a book or eReader, or you bring all the kids’ handheld gaming devices, it’s good to have something around to keep people in the car occupied on the open road.

Clothing and Toiletries: The first thing most people think of when they plan on packing for vacation is clothes and toiletries. Make sure you pack comfortable clothing for when you’ll be sitting in the car for long periods of time. Also, things like toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, and the like are obviously a requirement for being comfortable and healthy. It’s also a good idea to bring spare blankets and pillows!

Food: Often overlooked, food is crucial to a road trip. It’s important to pack snacks and wholesome meals so people have something to eat on the road, instead of having to waste time and money stopping for greasy fast food.

Hopefully this road trip checklist has helped you remember something you may have overlooked. Above all, what matters most is that you spend time bonding with your loved ones and enjoying your time off.

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How StabiliTrak Works

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Chevy Malibus with StabiliTrak are better able to maintain control and avoid accidents.

You’ve heard of StabiliTrak and know that it helps keep you on the road, but you do you know how? StabiliTrak is an important General Motors safety feature you don’t want to miss out on.

Electronic stability control systems help control your car when you start to skid. If your car starts to fishtail on a slippery road, StabiliTrak applies the outside front brake of the opposite side from the direction you’re travelling in. Putting the brake only in this position returns your car to its course. Or, if your car fails to turn on a slippery road, it applies the inside rear brake opposite from the direction your car is travelling to return you to your desired path.

How does it know to do this? Sensors in the system work to detect the difference between the direction that the driver is actually turning and how the vehicle reacts by “reading” the steering wheel position, vehicle speed, the amount of sideways force, and how the vehicle is turning.

By isolating certain brakes, StabiliTrak puts you back in control. It can save a lot of lives out there, so consider a vehicle with StabiliTrak when you’re looking for your next car!

Interesting Facts About The Interstate System

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You’ll look at the open road in a new light once you learn these interesting facts about the interstate system

When you’re stuck on the interstate, idling for hours in a traffic jam, do you ever look around and ponder just how amazing the interstate really is? That’s probably not the best time to appreciate what is truly a marvel of engineering. But it’s true. It’s amazing! We’ve put together a number of interesting facts about the interstate system….

  • The longest interstate is I-90 at 3,020 miles. It connects Seattle with Boston.
  • The shortest interstate is I-97 at 17 miles. It exists solely in Maryland.
  • The most dangerous stretch of interstate is on I-10 in Arizona. A 150-mile stretch sees 85 deaths every year.
  • The numbering of north-South interstates begins on the West coast to avoid confusion with US numbered highways, which begin in the East. There is no I-50 because it would have been in the vicinity as US-50.
  • The first interstate was constructed in Missouri and would later be designated part of I-70.
  • States determine the traffic laws on interstate. That’s why the speed limit can change state to state.

As of 2013, the entire interstate system added up to 47,856 miles. That means that if you maintained a steady speed limit of 65 mph and never stopped, you could drive the entire system in 30 days.

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