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Guide to an Unforgettable Fall in Los Angeles, California

Our beautiful city of Los Angeles has been buzzing all summer. The beaches have been packed; the music acts have been coming non-stop, and we even gained an NFL team. With summer winding down, we here at Simpson Buick GMC, one of the premier GMC dealers near San Diego, aren’t ready for the fun to stop.

It seems like every year around this time things start slowing down, people start to get into their school or work routines, and the up-tempo, lively lifestyle that we all enjoy throughout the summer starts to fade. This fall that doesn’t need to be the case. Check out our complete guide to an unforgettable fall below and keep the good times rolling in the city of angels.

  1. Los Angeles Rams game

The “prodigal sons” of the NFL, the Rams have made their long awaited return home to Los Angeles from the beautiful city of St. Louis, and we could not be more pumped about it. Not only has the team traded for the number 1 pick in the draft, which they turned into star quarterback and California native Jared Goff, but they also have been starring in HBO’s extremely popular TV series “Hard Knocks”.


The NFL’s return means that the fall has become an exciting time to be alive in Los Angeles. Break out the grill and coolers and make your way down to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for some good old-fashioned family fun. Encourage your St. Louis friends to continue supporting the team and let’s make this season a historic one.

  1. Drake and Future at the Staples Center

Football isn’t the only major event coming to LA this fall. Hip-Hop Phenom Drake will be playing six shows in the greater Los Angeles area between September 7th and 29th. Joining him will be one of the hottest rappers of the year, Future, for what is sure to be an unbelievable series of performances. Make your way out to the Staples Center or The Forum in Inglewood for a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience.

  1. The L.A. Times: The Taste Festival

The L.A. Times annual event “The Taste” celebrates local cuisine from the Los Angeles area over the entire Labor Day Weekend. What better way to kick off fall than with a taste of all of the best food from the culturally diverse Los Angeles community? Enjoy food, drink and live entertainment in a blissful environment at Paramount Pictures Studios. Visit the LA Times website for additional details and tickets.


  1. Los Angeles Dodgers Games

America’s favorite pastime is in full heat this fall, as your hometown Los Angeles Dodgers and Angels fight for playoff contention. September is one of the most exciting months in baseball as teams begin to clinch spots for the October playoffs. Stars like Mike Trout, Adrian Gonzales, and Clayton Kershaw become legends under the playoff lights, so bring your friends or family to the stadium in your 2016 Buick Enclave and root for your team all the way to the World Series!

  1. Sundown Music Festival

For those that aren’t ready for summer to be over, no fall event is better suited to your needs than Sundown Music Festival. This gigantic beach party features international music sensations such as Awolnation, Erick Morillo, and New Politics for your listening pleasure. Add in zip lines, waterslides, food and drink and you have yourself an epic fall event that you won’t soon forget. Check out the festival’s Facebook page for more info, or visit theirofficial website for tickets!

Get Ready for Fall at Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park

Whether you’re looking for a heavy-duty truck to use at work, a spacious SUV to take the kids to school, or a classy car to take to all of these amazing events, Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park is your one-stop shop for quality vehicles at unmatchable value. We are proud to be your used car dealer near San Diego of choice, so stop into our showroom located at6600 Auto Center Drive, Buena Park, CA 90521 for great deals on top of the line vehicles. Ask our salespersons about financing options to make your buying experience as easy and affordable as possible!

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How To Chill Out In Orange County This Summer

The country has been scorching and the summer’s really heating up here in Orange County. The area’s been the grip of several sweltering heat waves, and people are looking to cool off any way they can. So what are some of the many ways you can chill out in OC when the thermometer is ready to blow its top? Here are some suggestions from your friends at Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park.

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Head To A Theme Park – This may be a bit odd to suggest, but you can bet folks will be flocking to Knott’s Soak City Waterpark at Knott’s Berry Farm. A family favorite for splashing, swimming, and all sorts of aquatic fun, Soak City offers cabana rentals and such waterlogged attractions as Banzai Falls, the Laguna Storm Water Tower, and Malibu Run to name a few. And if you trek to Disneyland this summer (yes those pesky relatives are in town again), you can cool off on Pirates of the Caribbean, Grizzly River Run, It’s A Small World, Splash Mountain…well, you get the idea. Just remember: “Dead men tell no tales!”

Go To Da Beach – Yeppers, that’s a pretty obvious choice, isn’t it? But hey, this is Orange County, and we know how to beach. Pick your favorite – be it Newport, Huntington, Laguna, or Dana Point – grab some sunscreen and let the Pacific Ocean cool those hot tootsies… ahhhh! While you’re there, go on a whale-watching cruise or take the catamaran over to Catalina. You’ll have a whale of a time and cool off in the process.

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Shop Till You Drop – The OC has a fantastic assortment of enclosed shopping malls to suit every fancy. So why not go on a shopping spree in air-conditioned comfort at one of our many area malls like South Coast Plaza, Brea Mall, or the Westminster Mall, to mention a few?

Go To A Movie – Orange County has movie theaters galore. The Krikorian Buena Park Metroplex 18, La Mirada 7 and plenty of others nearby offer an entertaining respite from the relentless OC sun.

Go Out To Dinner – The OC has, well, a bajillion or so excellent restaurants. So why not beat the heat by dining in a nice cool restaurant and enjoy some nice cool beverages while you’re at it? (Remember: if those beverages are alcoholic, please drink and drive responsibly.)


Take In A Concert Or Show – Enjoy some hot summer entertainment and chill out with your buds at the Honda Center. After all, if the 2007 Stanley Cup Anaheim Ducks play there, it’s got be a cool place, right?

Get A Cool Deal At Simpson Buick GMC

All roads lead to Simpson Buick GMC, your 2015 Edmunds.com 5-Star Dealer Award-Winner, for some of the coolest deals on new 2016 Buicks for sale in Orange County. As one of the top GMC dealers near Los Angeles, we’re also freezing high prices with exceptional factory discounts on our entire inventory of new 2016 GMC trucks for sale near Anaheim.

If you’re looking for big savings on used cars for sale in Orange County, we offer an impressive selection of top quality GM Certified Pre-owned vehicles that must meet rigorous standards to earn the “Certified” badge. We also have an excellent selection ofused cars under $15,000 to choose from.

You’ll be surprised at just how easy it is to put a luxurious new Buick or Professional Grade GMC truck or SUV in your driveway this summer. Our Simpson Buick GMC Auto Finance Center takes the hassle and guesswork out of getting affordable car loans by letting you prequalify for financing online.

If you live in Buena Park, Anaheim, Tustin, La Mirada, Fullerton, Santa Ana, Cerritos, Stanton, Newport Beach, or Costa Mesa, all roads lead to Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park for some of the best money-saving deals on new Buicks and GMCs in Orange County.

We invite you to visit our spacious, modern, and air-conditioned Buick GMC new car showroom. Simpson Buick GMC is minutes away at 6600 Auto Center Drive, Buena Park, CA 90621 where the 91 and 5 freeways meet. Call us today at 866-704-8073. To reach our Service Department, please call 877-849-9027.







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10 Unique 2016 Father’s Day Activities In Orange County

Here’s a question: just how many ties does your dad have in his closet? Or slippers for that matter? This Father’s Day, it’s time to get creative about celebrating your dad. After all, how many socket wrench and barbecue sets can one person possibly own? Don’t worry, this is “the OC,” and that means there are a ton of fun, exciting, and unique things you, dad, and the whole family can do to make his special day a most memorable one.

Lucky for you, we put our collective, fatherly heads together here at your local Orange County Buick GMC dealership, Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park, and come up with a list of surefire, blockbuster, and sensational ideas for Father’s Day 2016 in Orange County that your dad is sure to love.


  1. Make Dad Your Top Gun For A Day

“Goose” and “Maverick” better watch their six when your dad gets into the cockpit of real military aircraft at Air Combat USA. Your Pop can pop a few “G’s” and become a fighter pilot for a day. Dad is sure to be sky-high about this unforgettable experience. For more information, please call Air Combat USA’s national headquarter at the Fullerton Municipal Airport at 714-525-7590 or 1-800-522-7590.

  1. Cruisin’ Brea Classic Car Show

Put Father’s Day into overdrive this year by taking dad to this awesome festival of classic cars in Downtown Brea featuring 72 categories, 41 car clubs, and more than 175 vehicles on display. Plus there’s live music and free general admission. It’s Brea’s biggest classic car show yet. Bring a can of food to benefit the Orange County Food Bank.

  1. Take Dad Fishing

Let dad try out that brand-new rod & reel you bought him by taking him out for an exciting day of deep-sea fishing or whale watching courtesy of Davey’s Locker of Newport Beach.Davey’s Locker Sport Fishing and Whale Watching has a 40-year track record of delivering some of the best fishing experiences in OC. They’re located near the Balboa Pavilion on Balboa Island. Special Father’s Day Fishing Frenzy gift cards are now available.


  1. Take Dad On A Cruise

If your dad isn’t into fishing but he still loves the water, then a Father’s Day Live Music Dinner Cruise may be the answer. Sailing out of Dana Wharf, the Dana Pride offers a unique and memorable experience with live music by Mike Obryan, a delicious BBQ buffet, delectable desserts, and his favorite libations.

  1. Let Dad’s Imagination Take Flight

If you dad wants to experience all of the exhilaration of flying a fighter jet while not ever leaving the ground, he can at the Flightdeck Air Combat Center in Anaheim. Located just two miles from Disneyland, Flightdeck uses state-of-the-art, military-grade flight simulators that allow dad to pilot either an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet or a Boeing 737 jetliner.

  1. Have Your Dad Soaring

Jetpack America in Newport Harbor offers fathers the thrill of a lifetime. The world’s first recreational jetpack allows dad to soar to new heights of unparalleled excitement. Certified Flight Instructors prepare dad with a brief, but intensive, training process before he straps on the jetpack and get airborne.

  1. Father’s Day At The Pretend City Children’s Museum

If you’re looking for the perfect activity for dad and the kids to share this Father’s Day,Pretend City Children’s Museum has the answer. This is a chance for Super Dads to interact with their children in a unique way by participating in educational play experiences. Pretend City is a pint-sized metropolis designed to show children how the real world works by assuming real-world roles.

  1. Father’s Day Champagne Brunch Buffet At Laguna Cliffs

Treat dad to a sumptuous and sophisticated Father’s Day All-American Brunch at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa’s Vue Restaurant in Dana Point. Vue offers a spectacular perspective of Orange County’s fabled coastline and an elegant ambiance for his special day.

  1. Father’s Day At The Old World German Restaurant

Your dad will exclaim “Ausgezeichnet!” (excellent!) when he surveys the cornucopia of delicious, all-you-can-eat selections at the Old World German Restaurant in Huntington Beach. He’ll fill up to his heart’s content on eggs, bacon, ham, roast beef, bratwurst, and enjoy unlimited Champagne. Oh, and did we mention the “Wiener Dog Races” at 3 p.m.? Well, of course, there are Wiener Dog Races. Why would you ask?


  1. Let Dad Get Medieval For A Knight

If you dad is a Game of Thrones or Vikings (not Minnesota, we mean the History Channel TV show) fan, he’ll love being whisked back to the “Ol’ Days of Yore” when chivalry reigned, and brave knights fought for glory. Medieval Times Dinner Tournament is well-known in Buena Park and throughout So Cal for offering a unique and exciting evening of thrilling, non-stop entertainment. So take dad joust for the fun of it! (Sorry, couldn’t resist one last pun.)

Celebrate Dad’s Day At Simpson Buick GMC Of Buena Park

Let’s get down to what dad REALLY wants, a beautiful new 2016 Buick luxury car or “Professional Grade” 2016 GMC truck or SUV from Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park.

This summer, we’re dealing with our entire inventory of new 2016 Buicks and GMC trucks for sale in Orange County with exceptional, money-saving special offers and lucrative GM Factory Incentives that will put your dad behind the wheel of a new Buick or GMC in no time flat. How about the outstanding 2016 GMC Acadia or the 2016 Buick Enclave, for example? Both the Acadia and Enclave are luxurious, capable, versatile, and feature-packed SUVs that offer the ultimate expression of GM’s legendary design and engineering prowess.

If you’re in the market for quality used cars for sale in Los Angeles, we have a stellar selection of some of the best used cars in Orange County to choose from. And for top-notch vehicles that go the extra mile for quality and reliability, may we suggest our superior selection of superbly reconditioned GM-Certified Pre-owned vehicles for sale near Anaheim.

All roads lead to Simpson Buick, GMC of Buena Park, your Orange County 2015 Edmunds.com 5-star Dealer Award Winner. Our OC Buick GMC dealership is conveniently located just north of the intersection of the 91 and the 5 freeways at 6600 Auto Center Drive, Buena Park, CA 90621. Call us today at 866-894-7589. For Service, please call 877-832-6194.

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10 Best Valentine’s Day Restaurants In Orange County

While we like to say “All Roads Lead To Simpson Buick GMC,” here at your preferredOrange County new and used car Buick GMC dealer in Buena Park, when it comes to Valentine’s Day 2016, we’d prefer to say that “All Roads Lead To Love.” After all, February 14th is the day we set aside each year to celebrate romance and to show our significant other just how much he or she means to us.


One of the many ways people show their affection on this special day is by going out to a nice dinner. A glass of wine and a fantastically prepared gourmet meal can certainly set the mood for romance. Fortunately, there are many outstanding restaurants right here in our neighborhood, as well as throughout Orange County, that offer the perfect locale for a delightful romantic rendezvous. However, with so many great options, narrowing that big list down to the best of the best may be a bit difficult. So to help you out, we’ve compiled our list of the 10 best romantic restaurants near Buena Park and in Orange County. Enjoy!

  1. Basilic, 217 Marine Avenue, Newport Beach

If you and your Valentine’s Day date are looking for an intimate evening, then this charmingly elegant gourmet restaurant on Balboa Island will not disappoint. With only 24 tables, the atmosphere is warm and inviting and the French/Swiss cuisine superb. Chef Bernard Althaus cooks each dish to order, just for you and your date.

  1. Napa Rose, Disney’s Grand California Hotel, 1600 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim

Elevate your romantic evening at this stunning restaurant by Andrew Sutton located at Disney’s Grand California Hotel. Create your own customized Valentine’s Day menu at the Chef’s Counter. The décor features rich woods, and the menu offers the best of California fare with an extensive wine list.

  1. Brasserie Pascal, 31451 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano

Indulge yourself with a superbly prepared meal from master chef Pascal Olhats. He deftly presents his ode to the finest in French cuisine using only the freshest ingredients, many of them locally sourced. The atmosphere is open and inviting. Pascal is an 2015 OpenTable® Top 10 Diner’s Choice Winner for Best Overall Restaurant in Orange Country.

  1. Habana, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa

Spice up your romance with a trip to this charming Cuban-styled restaurant. The setting with soft candlelit lighting and soothing live music prepares you for a lovely evening of distinctive dining pleasure.

  1. Studio At The Montage, 30801 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach

Taking the elevator to the top of the Montage affords a spectacularly romantic view of the crashing waves below. Studio’s contemporary décor is clean and fresh, the service is outstanding, and Chef Craig Strong’s cuisine is remarkable. The Chef’s Table Menu takes your dining experience to the ultimate with such dishes as Hamachi Sashimi and Caviar, and Kobe Beef and Lobster. The wine list is superb.

  1. Ferrari’s A’Roma Ristorante, 30 Centerpointe Drive, La Palma

If you and your beloved desire a wonderful evening that epitomizes “La Vera Cucina Italiana,” then you will surely not regret your Valentine’s Day dining experience at this classic Italian eatery. The authentic Italian fare is served with Old World charm and the setting is cozy and intimate with plenty of places to sneak a kiss or two.

  1. Park Avenue Steaks & Chops, 11200 Beach Blvd., Stanton

Chef David Slay presents an outstanding menu of “brilliantly innovate” American cuisine. A favorite place for weddings, the restaurant’s lush garden setting captures the mood of romance.

  1. The Cellar Restaurant & Spirit Room, 305 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton

Considered one of the OC’s premier restaurants, The Cellar offers the perfect romantic ambiance with a dining room resembling a wine cellar lit by soft chandeliers. The restaurant’s Old World décor was created by the same craftsmen who developed Disneyland’s famous Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. Located in the basement of Fullerton’s historic Villa del Sol, The Cellar offers a superlative menu of classic European dishes and boasts OC’s largest and most exclusive wine list.

  1. Steakhouse 55 At The Disneyland Hotel, 1150 Magic Way, Anaheim

A classic dining experience awaits at the Disneyland Hotel’s signature steakhouse. Dark woods, white linen tablecloths, soft lighting, and pictures of famous celebrities lining the walls create an intimate atmosphere reminiscent of Old Hollywood. Enjoy an array of outstanding libations in an “old-school watering hole” setting in The Lounge.

  1. Anqui By House Of An 3333 South Bristol St., Costa Mesa

For a truly unique dining experience on Valentine’s Day, Anqui offers a sensual and exotic environment of passionate reds, a symbol of good luck. The décor fuses contemporary architecture with an Asian influence. The light, simple, and refined cuisine complements the elegantly romantic allure.


You’ll Love The Deals At Simpson Buick GMC

After satisfying your romantic palette at one of these 10 outstanding OC restaurants, it’s time to fall in love with the sensational deals on our entire lineup of exciting new 2015 and 2016 Buick and GMC cars and trucks we offer at Simpson Buick GMC. Find the perfect Buick luxury car, GMC truck, or GMC SUV of your dreams and drive it home with some unbeatable deals, special Buick lease offers, and money-saving GM factory incentives. You’ll save even more when you shop our selection of superlative GM Certified Pre-Owned vehicles in Orange County.

Stop by our Buick GMC car dealership near Anaheim, Fullerton, La Habra, and Garden Grove today and save more. No matter where you live in Orange County or the L.A-area, all roads lead to Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park. Find us where the 91 meets the 5 at 6600 Auto Center Drive, Buena Park, CA 90621. For our Sales Department, please call 866-894-7589. For Service, call 877-832-6194.













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Think Pink: 2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events In L.A. And Orange Counties

As your local Orange County Buick GMC dealership, Simpson Buick GMC is committed to supporting our community. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we encourage you to “think pink.” You can participate in some of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® activities and events listed below:

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – Team up and participate in a non-competitive 3-5 mile walk to raise funds, celebrate survivors, and express hope.

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Making Strides Los Angeles Walk – 8 a.m. Oct. 17 at Microsoft Square at L.A. LIVE, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.

Making Strides of Orange County Walk – 8 a.m. Oct. 11 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Orange County – 75% of the funds raised by this organization stay in Orange County while the remaining 25% goes to the Komen Global Research Fund. To date, Susan G. Komen Orange County® has invested more than $35 million in breast health programs to help uninsured and underserved women in Orange County.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Orange County – 6 a.m. Sept. 27 at Fashion Island, Newport Beach. New this year is a timed running event. There is also a Kids’ On-Mile Fun Run & Family Walk.

Other ways you can participate is to get involved with local organizations like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and Making Strides Against Cancer in Los Angeles and Orange Country by volunteering. You can also donate a vehicle and receive a tax write-off, as well as sponsor an individual or a team.

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Orange County is also sponsoring a “125 Fundraising Challenge” that encourages race participants to raise at least $125 to cover the cost of one Komen-funded mammogram. “Superhero” Honor Roll members who donate $1,500 or more receive special recognition. It includes a pink Honor Roll sash, invitation to the 2015 Race for the Cure Kick-off Party, and two VIP passes to the event.

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These are but a few of the many fundraising and educational events happening during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and throughout the year. For more information, please contact the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345 or the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at 877-465-6636.

The Cure For High Prices Starts At Simpson Buick GMC

If you are tired of sticker shock at other Buick GMC car dealerships in Anaheim, Cerritos, Buena Park, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities, we have the cure. At Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park, we offer exceptional savings on our entire inventory of 2015 Buicks and GMC trucks and SUVs. As an Edmunds.com five-star dealer, we pride ourselves on providing you with five-star customer service. Take advantage of our money-savingspecials, dealer discounts, and manufacturer incentives. Stop by our Buena Park Buick GMC dealership and let us show you just how easy it is to drive away in a new Buick or GMC today. We’re conveniently located at 6600 Auto Center Drive, Buena Park CA 90621, serving Anaheim, Buena Park, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Tustin, Yorba Linda, Brea, and La Habra. For Sales, please call 866-894-7589. For Service & Parts, please call 877-832-6194.






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