What’s New in Anaheim and Orange County
Not your first visit to Anaheim? No worries—there's always something new to discover in and around the city! Find the latest news on hotels, attractions, development, dining, breweries and more.
Mixed-Use Community and Live Entertainment District Coming to Anaheim
Two land-development projects will form a massive lifestyle, business, dining and entertainment hub in Anaheim.
ocV!BE will be anchored by Honda Center and will include the following upon completion in 2024:
- A new 6,000-capacity concert venue
- 30+ restaurant concepts
- Four public plazas
- 865,000 sq. ft. of office space, including a 325,000-sq. ft. office tower
- Two new hotels with a planned 550 total rooms
- 20 acres of parks and open space
This project will feature numerous walkways and bridges connecting the full 115 acres creating a sense of place for guests. A landmark feature will be a bridge crossing Katella Avenue to provide a safe path from ARTIC to Honda Center, while decreasing pedestrian traffic on the streets.
The Angel Stadium area development plans include shopping, dining and other entertainment options all surrounding the ballpark. This development, which is set to start by 2025, will include:
- 153-acre Stadium site
- 2.7 million sq. ft. of office buildings
- 5,175 residential units
- 5-acre urban park
- Two hotels offering a total of 943 rooms; one hotel with a view directly into the ballpark
- 1.1 million sq. ft. of restaurants, shops and entertainment
New AAA Four Diamond Hotels Nestled in the Heart of Anaheim
JW Marriott Anaheim Resort is located adjacent to the Anaheim GardenWalk in the heart of the Anaheim Resort district. The 12-story $150 million property will have 466 guest rooms and meeting space, with special features such as a rooftop garden, yoga and zen room and expansive fitness center.
The seven-story Westin Anaheim Resort features 613 stylish guest rooms, including 101 suites, three restaurants, two bars including a rooftop lounge overlooking Disneyland®’s nightly fireworks, a resort-style pool and a marketplace. The hotel will also feature 11 meeting rooms totaling 42,000 square feet of customizable and high-tech meeting space including a 16,000-square-foot grand ballroom. This is the first newly built Westin in Southern California in over 25 years.
Sip a Cocktail on these Scenic Rooftop Bars
Just across the street from the Disneyland® Resort, The FIFTH is an open-air rooftop bar located atop the Grand Legacy at the Park. With live entertainment and great views of the park, it’s the perfect place to catch the fireworks with a crafted cocktail in hand.
Located on the rooftop of the brand new JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort™, Parkestry Rooftop Bar invites visitors to enjoy handcrafted libations and light bites at this new, swanky outdoor space overlooking the Disneyland® Resort.
Blu SkyBar’s 12th floor rooftop setting provides spectacular views where guests can enjoy Anaheim’s year-round beautiful weather. The bar features an exhibition kitchen, private dining room, pool and a stunning outdoor dining terrace with fire pits. Chef Edgar Beas takes inspiration from his experience cooking in the Basque Country of Spain to create playful yet familiar takes on Spanish dishes at Blu SkyBar.
The Ever-Expanding “Aleheim” is a True Brew City
With over 25 breweries located in our city and a brewing tradition that stretches back to 1870, Anaheim is a beer lover’s dream.
As the first-ever brewery in Downtown Disney, Ballast Point is now open, featuring upwards of fifty styles of beer across 100 tap lines and a huge outdoor beer garden with family-friendly cabana-style seating—plus semi-private and private spaces available for events.
Modern Times Leisuretown is the coolest party you’ll ever attend. The city’s newest brewery is part restaurant, part swim club and part botanical wonderland and features multi-story outdoor seating, a beautifully renovated historic 3-story craftsman home, beer garden and over 70 tap selections of beers and ciders.
Marvel at the Magic
Assemble at the Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure® Park where an all-new immersive land is set to open this summer 2021. The Marvel-themed land will feature new attractions and experiences, including Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure, Avenger Headquarters, Pym Test Kitchen and more.
Image: © Disney
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge brings visitors to a galaxy far, far away at the Disneyland® Park. Come face to face with Storm Troopers while strolling the streets of Batuu, embrace your inner Jedi as you handcraft a custom-made lightsaber in Savi’s Workshop, enjoy a droid DJ’s beats as you grab a drink at Oga’s Cantina, and adventure off into the intergalactic with two anchor attractions: Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
Image: © Disney
Orange County's First Shipping Container Food Hall Located in Garden Grove
SteelCraft Garden Grove includes artisanal retailers and restaurants, all located in repurposed cargo containers that are as long as 40 feet each. They are: Beachwood Brewing Co., Dark Horse Coffee Roasters, Renegade Taco, The Chick ‘N Shack (southeast Asian chicken), The Nest (all-day breakfast), Urban Pie (pizza), Barrio (Filipino Food), Honey & Butter (dessert) and Caldron Ice Cream.
SteelCraft features an organic garden, arcade container and a stage for live performances and events. The center is located on a 1.8-acre lot behind Garden Grove City Hall.