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While any time of the year is a good time to visit Disneyland, my favorite time to go is around Halloween. The park is decorated and even some of the rides such as The Haunted Mansion are decorated for the holiday. There are also Halloween themed events going on that you can attend. Be sure to check out the website for dates, times and if there is any additional cost.

A trip to California was long overdue for me, so I decided to cash in my credit card points for a free ticket and a visit back to a place I once called home for a little bit. The timing could not have been more perfect, especially with starting a new position at work, a week off was exactly what was needed before my new job got busy.

In my eyes, Disneyland really is the happiest place on earth. Here are some tips for visiting Disneyland, no matter the time of year.

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If you’re looking to explore outside of San Diego, consider checking out Joshua Tree National Park. Just a short three hour drive northeast of San Diego, you’ll find yourself in two very distinct deserts, the Mojave and Colorado. On my most recent trip to San Diego, I decided to rent a car and take a solo day trip to Joshua Tree. Although the weather was overcast, it was still a beautiful day.

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