In the interest of time and pictures (you'd much rather look at pictures, right?), I'll just mention the basics. We drove to California on a Thursday night, spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday at either Disneyland or California Adventure, went to the beach on Monday before driving back home.
Needless to say, it was a busy, yet still fun and relaxing trip. Only wishing that we'd had more time at the beach...it was the perfect way to end the trip!