Each day at Garden Grove’s Great Wolf Lodge is a brand-new adventure. Located less than 2 miles from the Anaheim Resort district, the indoor water park and resort promises waves of excitement for guests staying in its 603 suites. The 105,000-square-foot water park is dedicated exclusively for overnight hotel guests, which helps minimize crowds and maximize fun for kids of all ages. As spring break approaches, learn more about planning an epic vacation to the only water park hotel in Orange County.

Choose from nearly 10 different types of accommodations. Families of all sizes can find the right fit at Great Wolf Lodge. All spaces include full baths, unlimited WiFi, microwaves and mini-fridges, and range in size from a two-person king suite to the multiroom suites with enough beds and sofas to sleep up to eight individuals. Kid-friendly features are sprinkled throughout—the Wolf Den Suite, for example, boasts cave-themed sleeping quarters with bunk beds and magical secrets that can be activated with the wave of a magic wand.

Plan on weatherproof fun for hot or rainy days. Southern California is renowned for its temperate climate and nearly year-round sun. On the rare day with inclement weather, Great Wolf Lodge has a built-in back-up plan with its temperature-controlled water park featuring aquatic thrill rides, slides, family raft and tube tracks, forts, wave pools, obstacle courses and surf simulators. Admission to the park is included with a stay at the hotel, so guests can pop in and out at their leisure with no additional fee.

Mix it up with non-aquatic activities. Before heading out to explore Orange County, start each day at the resort with the promise of a new activity. Enjoy attractions available for an additional fee such as indoor glow golf, a half-size bowling alley for younger tots, a 4-D immersion ride, MagiQuest scavenger hunt, laser maze and 24-hour arcade. The range of on-site activities makes the divide-and-conquer parenting approach easy for parents when kids have varying interests.

Carve out some quiet relaxation time at the end of your visit. A kid-friendly spa offers total indulgence with sweet manicures and pedicures. Ice cream-themed treatments include fizzy foot soaks, sherbet scrubs and nail art, as well as a chocolate organic facial for tweens.

Be budget-savvy by taking advantage of free shows and activities offered throughout the property. Savings start the day of check-in, when guests are granted access to the water park starting at 1 p.m. Kids are invited each morning to wake up with mascot Wiley the Wolf in an array of activities including a Yoga Tails session, Forest Friends sing-along show, Wolf Walk around the lobby and Wolfercise aerobics class. The fun continues all the way to sundown with a dance parties, family bingo competitions and pajama story time.


Great Wolf Lodge is located at 12861 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840. To book a stay, visit