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Welcome to Anaheim, California!

Anaheim, The OC's second largest city, is a vibrant metropolis attracting approximately 20 million visitors each year.  You'll find plenty of things to see and do: inviting OC beaches, unparalleled shopping and entertainment, trendy restaurants, sexy nightlife, championship golf, lively art districts, and ultimate family attractions and theme parks.  Warm sunshine, swaying palm trees and breathtaking ocean views create a relaxed lifestyle where shorts, sandals and sunglasses are always in season.

Major Anaheim attractions include Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure, Downtown Disney District, Anaheim Convention Center, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Honda Center, home of the NHL Anaheim Ducks, The Grove, and a large number of hotels and family-friendly restaurants.

Anaheim of today is very different from years past. The center of Anaheim's visitor industry has undergone a 5 billion dollar transformation and reinvented itself as the Anaheim ResortTM district.  Today, the Anaheim Resort district welcomes visitors year-round to experience theme park thrills, professional sports and recreation and innovative meetings, trade show and special events in a world-class resort destination.

The Anaheim Resort district is filled with palm tree-lined boulevards creating a classic Southern California environment. Although the Resort is a walkable setting, a convenient visitor shuttle service (ART - Anaheim Resort Transport) is also available to transport visitors between hotels, attractions, the Anaheim Convention Center, and nearby shopping, dining and evening entertainment.

Whether it's for business or pleasure, hotels close to the Disneyland Resort and Anaheim Convention Center put you right in the center of all there is to see and do in Orange County. There are approximately 20,000 hotel rooms in Anaheim alone!  There's an option for everyone within the Anaheim Resort Hotel collection.

Hungry in Anaheim?  An array of diverse dining options are just footsteps away, from casual, family-friendly atmospheres to exquisite fine dining.  The Anaheim Resort's restaurant scene now offers more than ever before, from the famed steak houses like Morton's The Steakhouse and Ruth's Chris Steak House, to some of the nation's most popular restaurants such as McCormick and Schmick's Grille, PF Chang's, Cheesecake Factory, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and California Pizza Kitchen, all of which can be found at the nearby dining, shopping and entertainment center, Anaheim GardenWalk.

The high-energy district of Downtown Disney features a fantastic array of dining options and tasty cuisine including Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen, House of Blues and Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar.

Anaheim's award-winning restaurant Mr. Stox, located conveniently close to the Anaheim Resort, excels in terms of inventive cuisine and outstanding service. Lively atmosphere and fresh California cuisine can be enjoyed at the ultra-modern The Catch Restaurant, just a short taxi ride away.  Family fare is all abundant in the Anaheim Resort District, and many area restaurants have a "kids eat free" option, so be sure to ask for special offers.

With a wealth of fun things to do, great places to stay and delicious food to eat, Orange County is the ideal destination to vacation in, no matter what your age. For the perfect SoCal experience, here are some helpful tips, tools and resources to help you plan the trip of a lifetime. Find transportation information, helpful maps, suggested itineraries, weather averages, the FAQ page and much more.

Whatever the nature of your trip, there are plenty of options here in Anaheim/OC. If you're planning a romantic weekend getaway, spending some time with friends or taking the kids for a vacation, these itineraries can help plan a memorable experience. Suggested itineraries include guys weekend, girlfriend getaway, family fun in The OC, romantic escape and many more!

On a budget?  No worries!  Check out the deals & discounts offered by the friendly City of Anaheim, and the list of budget-friendly restaurant options, so you can dine on a dime.

The Anaheim/Orange County Travel Guide is your resource for all things Anaheim.

You can order a free physical copy of our travel guide by clicking the button below or view a PDF version.  Also available is our online, interactive Anaheim/Orange County Travel Guide.


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Disney California Adventure® Park

Buena Vista Street Buena Vista Street lets you experience the vintage Los Angeles that Walt Disney discovered when he arrived in 1923. Stroll past charming interpretations of historic buildings — ... more

Disneyland® Park

Welcome to the place where imagination is the destination. For young and old, big and small — it's the happiest place on earth! Come build memories with your family that last a lifetime as you ... more

Hilton Anaheim

  • 777 West Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92801
  • (714) 750-4321
  • Region: Anaheim
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Opened in 1984 for The Los Angeles Olympic Games, Hilton Anaheim is the largest hotel in Orange County and the second largest hotel in all of Southern California. With 1,572 deluxe guest rooms and ... more

Knott's Soak City Water Park

  • 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620
  • (714) 220-5200
  • Region: Anaheim
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Knott’s Soak City Waterpark, Orange County’s largest water park, is the perfect family destination to cool off during summer as it debuts two brand new water slide towers, Shore Break and The Wedge. ... more

Red Lion Hotel Anaheim

  • 1850 S. Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802
  • (714) 750-2801
  • Region: Anaheim

The Red Lion Hotel Anaheim is conveniently located near  the Disneyland Resort and the Anaheim Convention Center. The hotel is just moments away from all the fun and excitement of Southern ... more

Agio Ristorante

  • 2085 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92802
  • (714) 750-3000

American Brasserie

  • 1915 S. Manchester Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802
  • (714) 748-7777

Anaheim Castle Inn and Suites

  • 1734 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92802
  • 714/774.8111

Anaheim Ducks

  • 2695 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806
  • 877-WILD-WING

Anaheim GardenWalk

  • 321 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802
  • (714) 635-7410
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