My 8-yr-old daughter and I will be at DL for the first time from June 19 through 30. From an earlier thread I learned that the AP days of June 23, 24, and 25 are not ideal, so I've been thinking of other ideas. We'll have anywhere from 6 to 8 days at DL and DCA so another theme park or zoo is not appealing. What do you think about these plans -- rent a car and drive to San Juan Capistrano, leisurely tour and explore, then drive to Dana Point and head north on the Pacific Coast Highway. We could stop anywhere that looked intriguing, although I'm thinking that Huntington Beach with the pier and Ruby's looks like a good idea. Huntington Beach is close enough to Candy Cane Inn that we could just drive back to the hotel and return on the second day. I'm still not certain if one day would be enough for San Juan Capistrano, drive up the PCHway, and walk on the pier, or if we'd need two. Thoughts? Another idea would be to drive to San Juan and then head south to Old Town San Diego, but we'd probably need to spend the night there.. Planning is tough!