Christian Stan, at 24 Apr. 18, in News, Where to go next

From the moment you step off the plane and first drive onto our palm tree-lined streets, your vacation begins. Whether you are a die-hard sports fan, live music aficionado, adrenaline junkie, artisan shopper, food lover or brew connoisseur, there’s an experience awaiting you in Anaheim.

With a prime and convenient location, let Anaheim serve as your home to all of sunny Southern California’s attractions. Discover new adventures, quaint and charming cities that dot the region, pristine beaches, or head out to a world-famous theme park! Whatever your adventure, your vacation starts here in Anaheim.

1. Thrilling Theme Parks
Anaheim and Orange County are home to internationally acclaimed theme parks and attractions. From the highly anticipated Star Wars® and Marvel®-themed lands to a variety of seasonal and year-long treats, The Disneyland® Resort has plenty of adventures in store for guests to enjoy.

Knott’s Berry Farm® Theme Park is home to world-class rides, shows and attractions in four themed areas including Old West Ghost Town® and the beloved Camp Snoopy. Not to mention, Knott’s Soak City park boasts a total of 22 speed, tube and body slides plus the 750,000-gallon Tidal Wave Bay wave pool plus much more!

2. Explore CtrCity Anaheim
This district in downtown Anaheim has undergone a massive revitalization. The area showcases a new vibe inspired by the city’s historical roots. The Anaheim Packing District is a walkable enclave that houses the Anaheim Packing House, a two-story foodie paradise that features a diverse selection of epicurean purveyors. A short walk away you’ll land in the historical Center St. Promenade, a local gem known for artisan shops, chef-driven eateries and innovative vendors. Across the street from the Packing House is the newly renovated MAKE building, which houses the comic-themed Unsung Brewing Co., Pali Wine Co. and Jav’s Barbecue.

3. Hop Over to an Anaheim Brewery
Anaheim has rolled out the red carpet for craft breweries to open up shop, bringing in a bevy of hops to tantalize even the most discerning beer lover’s palate. Hop on a tour or create your own, the choice is yours!

4. Rock Out
From intimate venues to a stadium attracting big names and everything in between, Anaheim features a diverse roster of musical venues for everyone’s tastes. In particular, House of Blues at Anaheim GardenWalk is the go-to place to enjoy world-class live music while immersed in a Southern-inspired atmosphere. The famed venue has four individual performance areas, including the exclusive Foundation Room for the ultimate VIP experience. No matter what your musical preferences are – from mainstream to never-before-heard acts; you will be amazed at all the live music options in Anaheim.

5. Get Extreme
Anaheim is the epicenter of fun in Southern California. Although the destination may be known for its theme parks, there is a wide variety of adventure to experience indoors and outdoors during your stay. From learning to trapeze or going on a flight simulator expedition, to bowling, miniature golfing and more, Anaheim is sure to satisfy your taste for adventure!

6. Shop ’til You Drop
Orange County is home to nearly 1,000 retailers, from haute couture to vintage treasures. South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa and Fashion Island in Newport Beach are the luxury shopping anchors of the Orange County shopping scene. These popular shopping locations have international appeal due to their high-end boutiques, prestigious department stores, award-winning dining options and events that take place throughout the year. For savvy shoppers, the Outlets of Orange is Orange County’s only outlet center, providing deals at Bloomingdales, Ralph Lauren, Nordstrom Rack, NIKE Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Neiman Marcus Last Call and more!

7. Catch a Game
Anaheim is home to two professional sports teams: MLB’s Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and NHL’s Anaheim Ducks®. Both the Angels and the Ducks have brought championships to Orange County. Two transportation options to consider are by rail and bus. Trains arrive near Angel Stadium and the Honda Center at ARTIC and Angel’s fans are encouraged to enjoy a discounted ride on the Angels Express. No car? No worry. Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) – connects you to every major landmark in Anaheim and beyond.

8. Dine Around the World in 10 Bites
With a wide-variety of global fare at every turn, you can sample authentic cuisine from Germany, Ethiopia, Middle East, Italy, Mexico, Vietnam, India, Turkey/Mediterranean, Thailand, Peru and many more! There’s no other city in Orange County that boasts this wide variety of international cuisine.

9. Embark on a Day Trip
With or without a car, you can zip on the highways or explore the road less traveled and discover the many sights that make up this diverse area. Within just an hour or two of Orange County you can visit the mountains or the desert, taste your way through SoCal wine country, catch a glimpse of the legendary Hollywood sign and Universal Studios Hollywood, take a short ferry over to Catalina Island, or take a day trip down South to SeaWorld® San Diego.

10. Go to the Beach
Orange County’s 42 miles of beautiful coastline and six beach cities are the quintessential Southern California retreat. They reflect an active California lifestyle, filled with an abundance of coastal recreation. Surfing hotspots, vintage neighborhoods, boutiques, art galleries, sport fishing, whale watching and scenic views of nature are just some of the things you’ll find at Orange County beaches. Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point and San Clemente each have their own distinct brand of beach town lifestyle.

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