Rooms have been blocked off at a discount rate for the night of the wedding at The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. Additionally, a shuttle will transport guests from The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach to the wedding venue and return guests to this location after the wedding. Please mention The Kosakowski Wedding when booking!
We are just over a week away from our big day and we are so excited to celebrate with all of you! Just wanted to toss out a few suggestions for our out-of-town guests arriving in the next few days.
LOS ANGELES / ORANGE COUNTY SPORTS EVENTS DURING WEDDING WEEK
- The Los Angeles Dodgers will start their bid for a third straight National League Championship when they host the winner of Washington/Milwaukee on THURSDAY OCTOBER 3 in Game One of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium. The easiest transit from Orange County to Dodger Stadium is to take Amtrak or Metrolink from the Irvine Train Station to LA Union Station. From there, there is a Dodger Shuttle that will bring you directly to the stadium for free. The Dodger Shuttle starts running 90 min prior to first pitch.
- Orange County’s own Anaheim Ducks host the Phoenix Coyotes at The Pond on THURSDAY OCTOBER 3 at 7pm
- The Los Angeles Chargers host the Denver Broncos on SUNDAY OCTOBER 6 at 1pm at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson (which is between LA and OC).
- The LAFC hosts the Colorado Rapids of the MLS at the brand new Banc of California Statium in Downtown LA (one of the cooler sports venues in the area) on SUNDAY OCTOBER 6 at 1pm, if American Football isn’t your thing.
TOURIST ACTIVITIES IN OC
- Disneyland / California Adventure
- Anaheim Packing House: A two-story food hall with over two dozen eateries and bars, including shabu, cantonese bbq, southern, creole, indian, sushi, french, grilled cheese, a speakeasy and much more. Live music on Sunday afternoons (about three miles from Disneyland)
- Steelcraft: Having just opened on September 25, this brand new food hall is constructed out of old shipping containers and features a brewery, dozens of eateries as well as live entertainment (Garden Grove - between Anaheim and Huntington Beach)
- Pacific City: One of Maverick’s favorite spots, Pacific City is a giant outdoor mall just off the sand in Huntington Beach. There is upscale shopping, as well as a number of great restaurants and bars (many of which have stellar happy hours for food/drink). In addition, the mall includes Lot 579, a large food hall with plenty of options. The best part is that most establishments overlook the Pacific Ocean and there are rocking chairs set up throughout if you just want to take in the views with a coffee or ice cream.
- Newport Duffy Boats: For about $75, you can rent a 9-10 person Duffy boat (a slow-moving electric party boat) and tour the inlets of Newport Beach. Check out John Wayne’s former home (situated next to Nicholas Cage’s waterfront abode) while you and your guests have wine and cheese on your not-yacht. And your phone will hook up to the boat’s sound system! It’s a great way to spend 90 min.
- Laguna Beach: Just south of Newport Beach is Laguna Beach, probably the most upscale of the OC beach towns. Wander into the shops and art galleries then sidle up to one of the many cliffside bars for a cocktail while you take in the breathtaking views. If you feel like a little adventure, wear shoes you don’t mind getting wet and go Tidepooling. Docents will guide you around the rocks to show you the incredible marine life that live in the nooks and crannies.
- Crystal Cove: If you feel like a hike (and you are tough as nails), take on Crystal Cove, which deposits you at the top of a mountain, with insane views of the Pacific Ocean. Bring plenty of water and a good camera!
TOURIST ACTIVITIES IN LOS ANGELES
- Universal Studios (accessible via the train, just transfer at Union Station to the Red Line and take it toward NORTH HOLLYWOOD, getting off at UNIVERSAL STATION)
- Third Street Promenade: Santa Monica’s outdoor mall, not far from the World Famous Santa Monica Pier, with rides and games and arcades and more! Just take the train to Union Station, switch to the Expo Line and take it to the end of the line (Downtown Santa Monica). It’ll drop you off about a block away.
- Hollywood Tourist Stuff: Most of this is a rip-off, but if you’d like the Quick and Easy Shane Hollywood Tour (he lived a block away from it for 6 years), please contact Shane. Hollywood is accessible by train, then a transfer to the Red Line subway at Union Station (get off at the Hollywood/Highland Red Line station).