Spring Events in Huntington Beach

 

spring events in Huntington Beach

Spring is a great time of year here in southern California. The weather is beautiful, and it hasn’t gotten too hot, yet. Here are some great family-friendly spring events in Huntington Beach that you should add to your calendar.

  • Art-A-Faire

    Every Friday at Pier Plaza from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., there is a showcase of local artists. Explore the handmade arts and crafts and find something amazing and beautiful to take home.

  • Tour of Bolsa Chica Wetlands

    If you have ever wanted to get to know Huntington Beach better, take a tour of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. The April tour will take place Saturday, April 7th from 9-11:30 a.m..

  • Sunrise Car Cruisers

    See some spectacular classic cars and hot rods by getting up early on a Saturday morning. Every Saturday from 6-9am, head to Adams Ave Donuts to enjoy some delicious donuts and beautiful cars.

  • Doggy Dash

    On Sunday, April 15th, bring your four-legged friends and run in a 5k or 10k. Proceeds from the Doggy Dash go towards animal cancer research.

  • Live Reggae Show

    Every Sunday, at Don the Beachcomber, you can hear a live Reggae show. It only costs $5 and there will be music from 3-7 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Whether you’re driving to a destination close by or taking a longer road trip, make sure your vehicle is ready by bringing it in to the DeLillo Chevrolet service department.

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Car Lovers

 

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Car Lovers

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but there’s still time to order the perfect gift for the auto enthusiast in your life. We here at DeLillo Chevrolet have a few recommended Valentine’s Day gifts for car lovers that any fanatic will enjoy!

Dash Cam

Accidents happen, and a dash cam can help prevent your loved one from getting their insurance claim denied. The price of dash cams have dropped quite a bit in recent years, and good ones are available for under $100. A simple 30-second video can make the difference between a full insurance-covered repair and a denied claim.

Auto Care Supplies

There’s never a bad time to wash your car in Huntington Beach, unless it’s raining, of course. That makes auto care supplies, like car soap and wax, a great gift. Throw in a few microfiber towels and a specialized nozzle for washing cars to make your gift a car wash in a box!

Driving Loafers

A nice pair of driving loafers offers your car lover the chance to be even more comfortable behind the wheel. Cruising down open highways or making a casual drive through the city is best done in complete comfort, after all. Plus, driving loafers look pretty stylish, making them ideal even after parking the car.

Helpful Tips As You Prepare for Thanksgiving

Helpful Tips As You Prepare for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and while the holiday is meant to be a slow-paced, family-filled time to reflect on what you are grateful for, the reality is that you will be running around like a chicken—or turkey—with its head chopped off. Here are some easy tips to help you prepare for Thanksgiving.

  • Start thawing, early.

    Buy your turkey in advance and stick it in your freezer. Doing so will ensure you get the plump bird of your Thanksgiving dreams and don’t end up leaving the supermarket emptyhanded on November 22nd. But if you are freezing it, you will need to allow plenty of time to thaw. When completely frozen, a turkey will need a day to thaw for every four pounds.

  • Make a schedule and assign jobs.

    Stay organized. Draw up a cooking and entertaining schedule, and give everyone in your family jobs. Ask Aunt Karen to bring the mashed potatoes, and make sure your spouse knows his or her job is to help and not just watch football.

  • Try to enjoy the day.

    After all your hard work of cleaning and cooking, take some time to enjoy the food and relax with a drink and your family.

Want something new to be thankful for? Check out DeLillo Chevrolet’s extensive lineup of Chevy cars, trucks, and SUVs today—and take one home as an early Christmas present for yourself.

Ways to Celebrate Fall

Ways to Celebrate Fall

 

The fall season is finally upon us, which means cooler weather, colored leaves, and new festivals are on the way. Having fun this fall doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are a few ways to celebrate fall; make sure to enjoy the beautiful weather while it lasts!

Oktoberfest

Many communities throughout the nation plan their own Oktoberfest celebrations. Find one in your area and make plans to attend. You’ll love the sheer availability of the German festival’s pretzels, beer, and other fall favorites.

Apple Picking

One of the most enjoyable family-friendly activities of fall is apple picking. Apple season tends to stretch through the months of September and October, offering families the perfect opportunity to get some fresh ingredients. Eat the apples as they are or plan to make some fall treats, like apple pies!

Decorate

Nothing says you’re in the fall spirit like a properly decorated house! Create some decorations of your own or head to the store for some pumpkins and gourds.

Leaves

Raking leaves doesn’t have to be a ton of work. Taking a leap into a large pile is one way to get into the fall spirit.

If you’re looking for a new vehicle to withstand the fall and winter months, stop by DeLillo Chevrolet today.

Tips for the Perfect Beach Day

With Huntington Beach just 10 minutes away from DeLillo Chevrolet, we love stopping off for a lunch break or an afternoon in the sun. When you’re planning your family’s days at the beach this summer, use these simple tips to have the perfect beach day every time.

 

Protect your gear

Even if your phone is in a waterproof case, store it in a ziplock back when you’re at the beach. This ensures that it’s protected from both water and sand, and the touch screen is still accessible through the baggie.

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Meanwhile, it’s easier to protect all of your belongings from the sand when you use an upside down fitted sheet as your beach towel. Just put one item, such as a cooler, at each corner and pull up the edges of the sheet around the items to build a little sheet wall around the perimeter.

 

Hide your valuables

Hide your money, jewelry, and keys out of plain sight by cleaning out an old sunscreen bottle. This makeshift, low-budget safe will blend in with its surroundings, keeping your valuables out of the limelight.

 

Clean up

Some people like having sand in their vehicle as a happy reminder of fun in the sun. If you’re not one of these people, keep a soft bristled brush in your vehicle to help clean sand off of passengers before entering. Baby powder is also a handy tool in cleaning wet sand off of sun-kissed feet.

Three Great Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

 

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At DeLillo Chevrolet, we love anything that inspires a greener lifestyle. Earth Day is a great reminder that it’s up to us to protect our planet. Here are three ways how you and your family can make a difference and celebrate Earth Day this year.

 

Start a garden

Earth Day shouldn’t just be a one-day thing; it should be an inspiration to make changes and tweaks for a more sustainable lifestyle moving forward. Gardening is a great way to create a positive relationship with the Earth, and to get away from processed foods and major factory farms. Start small by planting a couple of herbs, then let your garden grow from there.

 

Make your car greener

This day is a great opportunity to ride your bike to work or walk to the grocery store. But for your usual daily commute, look into ways to make your vehicles more efficient. Start by cleaning out any excess junk in your car. The extra weight requires more gas to move it. Then, learn about the different ways in which you can develop green driving habits, like using less aggressive acceleration and avoiding idling.

 

Get outside

There’s no better way to rekindle your relationship with planet than by spending some quality time together. Plan a picnic with your family or a long hike at a local state park. There are so many ways to enjoy the planet, from planting a tree to bird watching. Find a new way to get the most out of nature with your family this Earth Day.

 

Top Destinations for Spring Break in California

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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.

 

Don’t forget to stop by DeLillo Chevrolet to make sure your vehicle is ready for its next road trip!

Improve Your Pregame Party with These Tailgating Essentials

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There is no better way to experience an NFL or college football game than by getting to the stadium a few hours beforehand to soak in the atmosphere and join in the tailgating festivities. To make sure that you show up prepared and the envy of every other party happening in the parking lot, remember these tailgating essentials on the next game day.

Dress Appropriately

Leave no question about which team you’re supporting. Whether it’s a jersey, shoes, or decals to put on your equipment, tailgating is a time to show your team spirit. Here are a few pretty cool options:

Food and Drinks

This may just be the most important aspect of any tailgating party. Is it even tailgating if you don’t have a massive selection? Check out these items:

Pregame Activities

Last, but definitely not least, are the activities that you plan on doing beforehand. Food and team spirit can only take your party so far. These items will help you take it to the next level:

Follow these simple tips, and you will be the talk of the tailgating party.

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.

Take a look at any of the 2016 Chevrolet models to get a new vehicle equipped with 4G LTE WiFi to make your road trip experience that much more enjoyable!