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Orange County with a teen over winter break

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Orange County with a teen over winter break

Looking for a nice resort to take my 14 year old son to over the holidays. Is there any place that would satisfy a teenager?

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1. Re: Orange County with a teen over winter break

What does he like to do? What are his interests? Have you asked him where he would like to go and what he would like to do and what has he said?

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2. Re: Orange County with a teen over winter break

Ok, what is a "Resort" to you, and to the 14 year old.

I can mention the main Theme Parks, many of which call them "Resorts", but they are different in California than in a place like Orlando. Pretty much a couple of parks (some are water parks and would have that specific park closed (note, LEGOLAND California is keeping its water park open year round). But you can find a nice hotel near Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm or Six Flags Magic Mountain for a few days of relaxation. (Disneyland would have two parks open, Knott's and SFMM have just one open that time of year, but both SFMM and Knott's have more Roller Coasters and seem to be higher rated than Disneyland for "teenage" folks.

I like the Huntington Beach area, also known as Surf City, USA, alas, the weather is not the best in December.

Hope that helps.

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3. Re: Orange County with a teen over winter break

If he's into skateboarding, most OC cities have a municipal skatepark. Some are better than others. The best one is Etnies Skatepark in Lake Forest; not too long a drive from beach resorts in Dana Pt. or laguna Niguel.

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