Anaheim is the quintessential California getaway. Anaheim is a world-class vacation destination in Southern California. Your vacation starts the moment you step off the plane and drive onto our palm tree-lined streets. There's plenty to do in Anaheim, whether you're a sports fan, a live music addict, an adrenaline junkie, a foodie, or a beer connoisseur.
Enjoy sunny Southern California's attractions from Anaheim's prime and convenient location. Find new adventures, quaint and charming cities, pristine beaches, or visit a world-famous theme park! Your vacation starts here in Anaheim.
1. World Class Theme Parks
Theme parks and attractions in Anaheim and Orange County are internationally acclaimed. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the Avengers campus, and a wonderful medley of seasonal sweets and year-round treats await guests at Disneyland® Resort. With four themed areas, including Old West Ghost Town® and Camp Snoopy, Knott's Berry Farm® offers world-class rides, shows, and attractions.
2. Visit Downtown Anaheim
Anaheim's downtown district has been revitalized in a way that reflects the city's historical roots. Packing House is a two-story, utopian foodie favorite located in the Packing District. Across the street from the Packing House is the newly renovated MAKE Building, home to Pali Wine, Jav's BBQ, and Unsung Brewing. It is only a short walk to the historical Center St. Promenade, a local gem famous for its artisan shops, chef-driven eateries, and innovative vendors.
3. See what's brewing
Bringing a bevy of hops to tantalize even the most discerning beer lover's palate, Anaheim is leading the artisanal revolution of carefully crafted beer. It's one of the best cities in the country to enjoy a "beercation" with its award-winning breweries. Let's raise a glass to Anaheim, where fun never ends!
4. Bring your appetite
Anaheim's international epicurean scene rivals any major American city with a variety of global cuisine. Discover authentic Middle Eastern, Vietnamese, and Indian cuisine. In Orange County, no other city offers such a wide variety of international cuisine.
5. Enjoy live music
Whether it's sold-out concerts, intimate performances, or everything in between, Anaheim has it all when it comes to live music. In the House of Blues® at the Anaheim GardenWalk, world-class acts leave us euphoric and transcend the soundtrack of our lives. You can always find a great show in Anaheim, no matter what your taste is. It's party time!
6. Catch a game
Our professional sports teams, the Anaheim Ducks® and the Angels Baseball®, have brought championships to Orange County. Rail and bus are good options if you find yourself in Anaheim during hockey season or baseball season (or both!). The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) serves both as a train station and a bus station near the Honda Center and Angel Stadium.
7. Try something new
In Southern California, Anaheim is the epicenter of fun. In addition to its theme parks, the destination offers a wide variety of adventure activities indoors and outdoors. You can swing on a trapeze, take part in a flight simulator expedition, play miniature golf, and bowl in Anaheim.
8. Treat yourself
When you're in Orange County, it's hard not to indulge in a little retail therapy, and Anaheim is minutes from some of the best retail destinations in Southern California. South Coast Plaza, internationally known for its luxury brands and all things designer, is where you live your best life when you shop in Orange County. Or treat yourself to an epic shopping spree at The Outlets at Orange, where savvy shoppers love a good deal. Experience homegrown brands, local flagships, and open-air marketplaces!
9. Head to the beach
Orange County's 42 miles of coastline and beach cities illustrate the ultimate Southern California getaway. An active California lifestyle is reflected in the beaches of Orange County, which are filled with coastal recreation. Surf spots, vintage neighborhoods, boutiques, art galleries, sport fishing, whale watching, and scenic views of nature can all be found in coastal communities in Orange County.
10. Take a day trip
No matter what your mode of transportation, you can cruise California's coastal highways or explore the road less traveled and discover the many sights our beautiful state has to offer. You can take a quick ferry ride from Orange County to Catalina Island, see Hollywood's legendary sign, explore Southern California's wine country, or take a trip south to San Diego within an hour or two.