We’re sharing the top 10 reasons to vacation in Anaheim. Find out what awaits you!
1. Disneyland® Resort
There’s nowhere more magical than the original Disneyland® Resort where fairy tales become reality and magic transports you into different worlds. If you’re an adventure seeker, step aboard Big Thunder Mountain Railroad or go to a galaxy far, far away on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Foodies will drool over culinary creations that are as delightful as they are Instagrammable.
Don’t miss the charm of stepping into Disney California Adventure® Park. The newly reimagined San Fransokyo Square offers diverse dining options inspired by the film Big Hero 6. Put your skills to the test in the Marvel-themed land where you’ll sling webs on WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure.
2. Anaheim Convention Center
The Anaheim Convention Center (ACC) brings attendees to meetings, expos, and conventions of all sizes. The West Coast’s largest exhibition facility boasts 1.8 million square feet and a wide array of events, making it a must-visit hub for business and pleasure travelers. With its size and calendar, the ACC is well-versed in curating amazing experiences for attendees.
3. Angel Stadium
Hit your visit to Anaheim out of the park with a visit to Angel Stadium to cheer on the Angels. Take a tour of the stadium or step into the official batting cages ahead of the game. Game day bites are essential so take advantage of concessions ranging from classics like hot dogs and nachos served in a commemorative helmet to Brewery X’s sit-down restaurant. You can show your Angels pride by stopping in the team store for your Trout jersey or Rally Monkey plush.
4. Honda Center
Sports fans know Honda Center is home to the NHL’s Ducks. When the team isn’t taking the ice, Honda Center is also a hotspot for live concerts and world-class entertainment.
5. Anaheim Packing District
Mixing historic settings with up-and-coming food trends, the Anaheim Packing District invites your taste buds to a culinary haven. The centerpiece is a citrus packing plant that now houses dozens of merchants serving a smorgasbord of local and international flavors. Head next door to the MAKE Building where you’ll channel your inner hero at comic-themed Unsung Brewing Company or inner sommelier at Pali Wine Co.
6. Anaheim GardenWalk
Shop, dine, and explore the flourishing Anaheim GardenWalk. The outdoor shopping and dining complex is within walking distance from the Disneyland® Resort. Both nationwide chains and only-in-Anaheim restaurants await hungry visitors. If you’re hungry for fun, consider a concert at the House of Blues Anaheim or a flight simulation at Flightdeck Rogue Racing.
6. Anaheim Breweries
With the city’s German roots, it’s no surprise Anaheim is known as a beer lover’s dream destination. Home to more breweries than any other Orange County city, Anaheim is home to a thriving community of breweries. Consider exploring the numerous destinations along La Palma Ave, known as the “La Palma Beer Trail.” In the heart of Anaheim, you’ll find award-winning Radiant Beer Co. and newcomer Villains Brewing Company. Raise a glass to a great beer-cation here in town.
7. The Great Outdoors
Access sun, snow, and everything in between from the convenient hub of Anaheim. Find yourself along the shore in “Surf City, USA®” where you’ll find perfect waves in Huntington Beach. If you’d rather stay on land, explore Oak Canyon Nature Center for lovely strolls through the serene wooded reserve. Or consider a day trip to Big Bear, where you’ll have snow much fun with alpine sliding, sledding, and snowboarding.
8. Global Fare
Don’t forget to pack your appetite when you visit Anaheim. The city serves up authentic cuisine from around the world. Explore Little Arabia for pan-Middle Eastern fare. Delight in Indian or Vietnamese dishes, or savor dim sum from restaurants like 18 Folds. There’s something for every palate at a variety of price points.
9. Cultural and Community Events
Connect with culture and community by experiencing programming at museums like downtown Anaheim’s Muzeo, featuring rotating exhibitions and local history. You’ll also have easy access to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts which attracts Broadway performances, world-renowned musicians, and more in nearby Costa Mesa, CA. The Orange County Museum of Art houses over 4,500 works of modern art and is free to visit.
10. Elevated Experiences
Take your vacation to the next level with elevated experiences. Start by checking into a four-diamond hotel, designated as such for their luxurious accommodations and amenities. Fill your travel itinerary with exclusive entertainment like private cruises through nearby seaside cities or club seats at sporting events. Sip and savor meals from top-tier dining establishments and end your evening enjoying hand-crafted cocktails at one of the city’s numerous rooftop bars with skyline views.
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