On a warm Sunday afternoon, I pulled up to the valet at The Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach. Angry Kid and I were there to spend the day at Slyder’s Water Playground which has three water slides, a shallow children’s wading pool, and an oversize hot tub. It sounded like paradise to me. It was a perfect day to start the summer off with a bang.
But really, even though the sky was blue and the sun was shining…I thought I was in heaven. With poolside cabanas, awesome lounge chairs, and palm trees surrounding me, I was in my own personal paradise.
I was ready to sit and relax in the cabana. But of course, Angry Kid had other things on his mind. He was ready to try out the three water slides only a few feet away. I couldn’t blame him really. When was the last time that you were on a water slide? It has been a few years for me.
While Angry Kid was busy water sliding, I was busy sipping this delicious smoothie that I got from Shubee’s poolside cafe. I drank the smoothie while enjoying some pork sliders also. Don’t hate me, I was in paradise. Angry Kid polished off two hot dogs when he actually stopped to take a little break.
Of course, Angry Kid got some swimming in too…but you can never forget your water gun. Angry Kid has acquired quite the arsenal of water guns for the summer. He enjoyed the main pool as much as the water slides.
Of course, you need some sugar in the mild of day, right? We were able to cook up some s’mores right in the fire pit located in the pool area. Deliciousness. I even let Angry Kid cook over the fire. Believe me, it was a bit scary. I think he likes charcoal flavored marshmallow.
At the end of the day, Angry Kid was exhausted, but he didn’t want to leave. Honestly, I didn’t either. He asked if we could come back again. I promptly called my mom and told her that Angry Kid wants Nana and Papa to book a little mini vacation in Huntington Beach.
I mean really, it is the perfect local place to take a mini vacation, or even a real vacation. They have a ton of activities also: surf lessons, adventure packages, bike rentals, Blues and BBQ, Dive In Movies, sandcastle building, kite connection, and cookie decorating. In addition to all of those other activities, they have Camp Hyatt on site for kids ages 3-12. The adults can enjoy the spa facilities at Pacific Waters Spa while the kids are having fun at Camp Hyatt.
The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach has many special offers on rooms and entertainment packages this summer, including a 10% AAA discount, Get your 4th night free, Disneyland packages, spa wellness retreats and more.
Seriously, I am dreaming of that pool right now. Angry Kid really really really wants to play on the water slides again too. I kinda want to move in there….
Disclosure: I was invited to a special event at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach and The Slyder’s Water Playground as a part of MomsLA. They gave me drinks, they fed me and the kid, plus we got in a little water slide action. They didn’t give me any cash to post this though. Honestly, I should be paying them. We had so much fun.