When I was invited to stay at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Huntington Beach, Ca. over Thanksgiving weekend, I was so excited. Living in Los Angeles, it is the perfect place for a  staycation. As perfect as I thought it would be, the stay there exceeded anything I could have ever imagined.  Not only is it literally across the street from the beach, but the hotel is really a resort that is not only gorgeous, but has so many really fun things to do. That is the beach behind me in the photo below.

The rooms are so spacious and luxurious. We had a suite that was as pretty as any hotel I have ever stayed. The decor was so tasteful and the huge bed was not surprisingly, very comfortable.

Little did I know how fortunate I was to be there on Black Friday!!  It is so close to one of the most popular Malls in the U.S., South Coast Plaza. Fortunately, the hotel provided a bus that took us to the Mall, so we didn’t have to worry about parking. If you had seen how crazy it was there by noon, you would know what a special treat it was not to have to worry about the crowded parking lot and finding my car. (I have been known to lose my car in parking lots before!).

We even had a bus driver who looked like he was straight off of a Hollywood movie set.

You can see that my Black Friday shopping trip at South Coast Plaza was successful.  Now I can’t wait to give out the presents!

Once we got back from shopping, I had a chance to really look around the resort. There were restaurants, a small grocery store, and even a pizza parlor!  We had lunch at a casual restaurant called Pete’s Sunset Grill and the food was great.

Of course there was a spectacular pool and jacuzzi,  Though it was a bit too cool to go swimming, I still took time to relax by the pool.

This time of year is so exciting with all of the Seasons Greetings and festivities everywhere. The decorations at the Hyatt Regency were gorgeous. These fabulous decorations only added to the excitement and the wonderful time that I had while staying there.

Thanks again to the Hyatt Regency in Huntington  Beach.  I had the best time I could have imagined.  Everything was beautiful, first class, and amazing.  I will never forget this weekend. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and the very best in the New Year. I can’t thank you enough.