Anaheim, CA

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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

Desert Palms Hotel & Suites
Desert Palms Hotel & Suites
3 out of 5
631 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA, 92802
The price is $145 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Anaheim. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,235 reviews)
"Great Staff, Great Room, Perfect location- will be back."

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Desert Palms Hotel & Suites
Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel
Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel
3.5 out of 5
900 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA, 92802
The price is $157 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly hotel in Anaheim. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a free theme park shuttle. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (3,870 reviews)
"AMAZING"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel
Best Western Plus Stovall's Inn
Best Western Plus Stovall's Inn
2.5 out of 5
1110 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA, 92802
The price is $179 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Anaheim. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,909 reviews)
"Great pool and location!!"

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Best Western Plus Stovall's Inn
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, 92801
The price is $139 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Anaheim. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,285 reviews)
"Easy check in and great location with easy access parking. Very unique hotel with several special touches. The balcony is a very special feature and we enjoyed having coffee outside in the morning. The bed and pillows are very comfortable and although maid service was not available the front desk ..."

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2022

Hotel Pepper Tree Boutique Kitchen Studios - Anaheim
Clementine Hotel & Suites Anaheim
Clementine Hotel & Suites Anaheim
3 out of 5
1700 S Clementine St, Anaheim, CA, 92802
The price is $188 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly aparthotel in Anaheim. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,801 reviews)
"Thumbs up"

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

Clementine Hotel & Suites Anaheim
Sonesta ES Suites Anaheim
Sonesta ES Suites Anaheim
3 out of 5
1855 S Manchester Ave, Anaheim, CA, 92802
The price is $149 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Anaheim. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,571 reviews)
"The green pool was the only negative at this property. The staff was great, clean comfy rooms aka suites."

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Sonesta ES Suites Anaheim
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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