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Anaheim, CA
Travel Guide

Anaheim featuring a sporting event

With Disney resorts and professional sports teams, this city outside of Los Angeles offers exciting entertainment for family members of all ages.

Since 1955, when Walt Disney created Disneyland in Anaheim as a magical spot for parents and children to have fun together, Anaheim has become a world standard for entertainment, spawning Disney resorts around the world. Bring the family here for theme park action and much more.

Walt Disney’s original theme park is now known as Disneyland® Park. The Bavarian-style castle of the Magical Kingdom draws visitors in for a day of sights, food and fun. Ride in a teacup or a runaway train and enjoy the animatronics of the original Pirates of the Caribbean ride. While the park has numerous roller coasters and thrill rides, many of the more than 50 attractions are classified as slow rides, great for family members from the very young to seniors. Bring young kids to meet costumed characters, from Mickey Mouse to Star Wars Jedi. Enjoy the daily Disney parade and stay till dark for fireworks.

Just south of Disneyland Park is Disney California Adventure® Park with a Southern California theme. Ride on bumper cars and spinning swings, play at the midway games and take a drawing class at Animation Academy. Look for bears along the Grizzly River Run whitewater raft ride.

Downtown Disney® District is an open shopping area with free access outside the park. Select from 15 places to stop for a meal or snack and many shopping locations. Stay in a spa hotel next to the Disney grounds or arrive by car or bus from your Anaheim accommodations.

Attractions continue beyond Disney locations. Visit the Anaheim Packing District downtown for food and entertainment. See the neighborhood’s restored early 20th-century buildings and enjoy delicious food, as well as live music on the weekends, at the Packing House.

Watch major league baseball at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, which has hosted the Angels since 1966. The Anaheim Ducks NHL hockey team is named after a Disney film, The Mighty Ducks. Cheer them on at the nearby Honda Center or visit the site for concerts ranging from OneRepublic to Pitbull.

Where to stay in Anaheim

Fairfield by Marriott Anaheim Resort
Fairfield by Marriott Anaheim Resort
3.5 out of 5
1460 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $155 per night from May 23 to May 23
This family-friendly Anaheim hotel is located in Anaheim Resort, within 1 mi (2 km) of Anaheim GardenWalk and Anaheim Convention Center. Disneyland® is 1.7 mi ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,460 reviews)
"I liked the valet and the help with lugging our luggages up to our room."

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Fairfield by Marriott Anaheim Resort
Desert Palms Hotel & Suites
Desert Palms Hotel & Suites
3 out of 5
631 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA
The price is $115 per night from May 9 to May 9
Located in Anaheim Resort, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Anaheim GardenWalk and Anaheim Convention Center. Downtown Disney® District and Disney California ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,174 reviews)
"Nicely updated. No USB ports in rooms and we missed the breakfasts they use to have."

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Desert Palms Hotel & Suites
Hyatt House at Anaheim Resort/Convention Center
Hyatt House at Anaheim Resort/Convention Center
3.5 out of 5
1800 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA
The price is $159 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Anaheim Resort, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Anaheim GardenWalk and Anaheim Convention Center. Downtown Disney® District and Disney California ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,680 reviews)
"Staff was cheerful and helpful. Hotel was clean and covid warnings and hand sanitizer very available. The room (Family Suite) was awesome for our family and even better the parents area was on the outside door area near the bathroom, while the kid's bunks and pullout were in the rear of the room. ..."

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Hyatt House at Anaheim Resort/Convention Center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Hotel Pepper Tree Boutique Kitchen Studios - Anaheim
Hotel Pepper Tree Boutique Kitchen Studios - Anaheim
3 out of 5
2375 W Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim, CA
The price is $109 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Northwest Anaheim, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Disneyland®, Downtown Disney® District, and Anaheim Convention Center. Angel Stadium ...
4.1/5Very Good! (2,201 reviews)
"I like the spanish style but it’s time for the place to be renovated with new decors and furnitures,kinda old,need to be re-painted;the sofa has scratches and need to be changed.I saw roach in the kitchen. I didn’t see a prepared Peet’s coffee during breakfast as advertized;no complimentary shampoo ..."

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Hotel Pepper Tree Boutique Kitchen Studios - Anaheim
Pirate Cove: Heated Pool, Arcade, Playground, Billiards & More!
Pirate Cove: Heated Pool, Arcade, Playground, Billiards & More!
Anaheim, CA
Located in Anaheim Resort, this vacation home is steps from Disneyland® and Disney California Adventure® Park. Anaheim Convention Center and Anaheim GardenWalk ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Excellent rental house
"We enjoyed our stay! Great location and very safe! Met our expectations"

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Pirate Cove: Heated Pool, Arcade, Playground, Billiards & More!
NEW Modern 2 BED 2 Bath Condo Near Disneyland & Convention Center
NEW Modern 2 BED 2 Bath Condo Near Disneyland & Convention Center
Anaheim, CA
The price is $200 per night from May 10 to May 10
Located in Southeast Anaheim, this condo building is within 2 mi (3 km) of City National Grove of Anaheim, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, and Honda Center. Anaheim ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (10 reviews)
STEVE
"Steve is so amazing! The sweetest ever and he was so helpful! The property was great and just as pictured. It’s cozy and has so many cool amenities! A great staycation!"

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

NEW Modern 2 BED 2 Bath Condo Near Disneyland & Convention Center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Anaheim

Many people who come to Anaheim rent their own car for the sake of convenience. There isn’t a developed public transportation network, so driving is necessary if you want to explore areas beyond the top attractions. However, all the major sights can be reached by shuttle bus. Use the Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) shuttles, or one of the more specific shuttle services that run to particular sights. Visit the Orange County Transportation Authority website.Browse Anaheim rental cars.

Best time to visit

As the most famous attraction in Anaheim is the Disneyland theme park, peak tourist traffic coincides with school vacations. Visit when kids are in school to enjoy reduced crowds and less waiting in line at Disneyland. Mid April through mid May, and mid September through mid November are great times to come, as the weather will be sunny and pleasant but tourist numbers will be lower than in summer.

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Reviews of Anaheim

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 41.39653222766679%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 47.012815680361854%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 10.07350169619299%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.9423294383716547%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.5748209574067094%

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Jun 6, 2020

Excellent customer service needs to be a must here. Sheesh greet us with a smile, ask us questions and be a effective communicator

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

I think the location itself was very convenient. Had grocery stores nearby and a lot of food take-outs near the area

4/5 - Good

RalphJacobson

May 31, 2020

Chose because convenient to Medieval Times Doubt I would be there for any other reason. Joes Crab Shack was a great lunch Mediocre Motel compared to Holiday Inn Express

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 25, 2020

Clean for the most part. Right businesses at the right places.

5/5 - Excellent

yz

May 25, 2020

Missed Disneyland

3/5 - Okay

Disappointed

May 25, 2020

The area wasn’t that bad. But not staying there ever. Unless it’s necessary, but by choice no way.

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