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Old 07-13-2014, 09:52 AM   #1
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Just back from my recent "First time trip to CA" trip. Took two tours with the Anaheim Tour Company and they were great! This is a small company that is family owned and operated. Their customer service is phenomenal. They may not have a lavishly designed website but they make up for it with personal touches. I even had to change my plans last minute due to illness and they went out of their way to accommodate me without even missing a beat. For their OC Beach Tour, they pick you up at your Anaheim Hotel and take you to three different beaches in a red touring bus festively decorated with surfboards, all to the tunes of the Beach Boys. They stop long enough at each beach for you to play in the surf/sunbathe, check out the sites, or grab a bite to eat. Fun day! I also took a private tour of LA/Hollywood. Seeing the sights there was a little dry on its own and would suggest combing this with something a little more exciting like a stop at an LA beach, a visit to a movie studio, or a trip to Universal...all standard offerings from the Anaheim Tour Company.
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I've booked a tour with them for the end of July. They have great ratings on Trip Advisor and they were very helpful when I contacted them with questions. I'm doing an LA tour with a studio tour included. Can't wait! I'll post a review when I get back.
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Oops, I'm a little late on the review I promised

We had a great experience with Anaheim Tour Company and I would not hesitate to book another tour with them. Our tour was a small group experience (there were 8 of us), and we felt we really got to see and do so much! We choose the LA and Warner Brothers studio combo tour. It was well timed, informative and our guide was very personable and helpful. Great company!
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So glad to read this! We are already booked for the beach tour : ) very excited to see California's beaches!

Any tips for what to do with our valuables at the beaches? Are there lockers?
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So glad to read this! We are already booked for the beach tour : ) very excited to see California's beaches!

Any tips for what to do with our valuables at the beaches? Are there lockers?
Sorry, can't help with that as we didn't take a beach tour. I would avoid taking much of value. Maybe get one of those waterproof boxes you can wear around your neck to put your cash and/or credit cards in?
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Sorry, I'm clueless....there may have been some lockers at the central beach in Laguna but I'm not sure. We didn't carry many valuables but what we did have, we left in a beach bag and didn't venture too far from it.
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Sorry, I'm clueless....there may have been some lockers at the central beach in Laguna but I'm not sure. We didn't carry many valuables but what we did have, we left in a beach bag and didn't venture too far from it.
We will probably do the same. I suspect I'll be doing more enjoying the scenery than actually swimming. I guess we will need to pack towels or buy a couple when we get out there.
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Thanks so much for post this!! My daughter and I want to take a beach tour next week when we are there and this sounds PERFECT!!
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Sadly, we were booked on a very cool rainy day : (. Every vacation day can't be perfect! Great service, just bad luck. Would've appreciated the option to cancel or tour somewhere else.
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Amy, did you explore other options by speaking to Tom, the owner, himself? I find it hard to believe that they didn't give you, at the very least, a chance to reschedule. Anaheim Tour Company was EXTREMELY accommodating to us when we had to change plans.
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I just spoke to Tom and booked our trip for a few weeks out. He was VERY helpful! I am so excited. I booked the OC Beaches tour.
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I can't say that I called. I figured they'd let us know if we could cancel or go somewhere else. Another family came on the tour. We had a female driver who picked us up. I asked if we were really going to the beach in this. Yep. She seemed to have this unrealistic idea that the weather would improve. Or that it wouldn't matter because we were getting to see a beach. Well no. Our Canadian east coast beaches are just as scenic. The only thing she offered was to pick us up early, I would've said please skip the afternoon beach and take us back to the hotel if the other family weren't with us. We ran into them trying to also warm up at Starbucks and we at least got picked up an hour early.
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She seemed to have this unrealistic idea that the weather would improve.
Well, I would guess that cold and rainy is not very common in SoCal, so I guess I can see how she really might have though it would improve.

Sorry you had such lousy weather for a beach day.
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