January 25, 2017 Universal resorts will offer shuttle service to the park, and often early admission to Harry Potter. I stayed at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort, which is a fun vintage hotel, and got into Diagon Alley early, which meant I could see almost deserted Muggle-free streets, a clear view of Gringotts’ goblins, and there was no line for the ride. It also has great pools, which after a long hot day at the park is a welcome way to spend the evening. There is plenty to do after hours, from visiting the bowling alley to having a refreshing pool-side drink.
January 6, 2017 Jack London State Historic Park is known for being home to the famous author, and is a beautiful hiking opportunity with a network of trails that range from an easy ten minute stroll to twenty miles of back country hills. For a full trail map, visit the website.