AnaheimUnited States of America

4.4/5Top Destination

Enjoy theme parks, sports teams and shopping centers in Anaheim, the oldest and most populated city in Orange County. It is the home of Disneyland® Resort and the largest convention center on the Pacific Coast. The city is also known for its sports stadium and several other landmarks.

German founding families named the city for their new home on the Santa Ana River. It was originally an industrial center for electronics and aircraft parts. Today, you’ll know it best as the home of Disneyland® Resort’s two parks.

Discover 67 acres (27 hectares) of fun at the Disney California Adventure® Park. Stroll through Hollywood Land or along Buena Vista Street to get a sense of California as it was when Walt Disney arrived in 1923. Meander around Paradise Pier, a fascinating replica of coastal boardwalks from the state, such as Santa Monica Pier. Enjoy thrilling roller coaster rides and climb aboard Mickey’s Fun Wheel for a panoramic view of the area.

Make your way to the other park in the complex, Disneyland® Park, which is the only one of its kind built under direct instruction from Walt Disney. It is one of the most visited theme parks in the world. Ride Space Mountain in the Tomorrowland® section. Take the younger kids to Fantasyland® where they can interact with Disney characters, such as Peter Pan and Sleeping Beauty.

Attend a sporting event at the Anaheim Convention Center, the largest of its kind on the West Coast. Watch a baseball game at Angel Stadium, the home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Look toward the halo atop the stadium; it lights up when the home team wins. Music concerts are occasionally held at the ballpark; previous performances include The Who and Pink Floyd.

Anaheim is a 15-minute drive from Santa Ana and a 40-minute drive from downtown Los Angeles. It is easily accessible by subway or bus. For additional relaxation, head to the coast and enjoy one of California’s spectacular beaches at Long Beach.

Known for

Theme Parks, Family-friendly and Entertainment

Top hotels in Anaheim

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel
Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel
3.5 out of 5
900 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA
NZ$181
per night
5 Nov. - 6 Nov.

This family-friendly Anaheim hotel is located in the business district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Anaheim Global Medical Center, Downtown Disney® District and Disneyland®. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (12,462 reviews)

"The property is beautiful. It's clean, big, and extremely close to Disneyland. They don't charge you for the shuttle service (which is great because parking is kind of steep, even though it's worth every penny). You'll get to the parks in plenty of time. The inside is gorgeous and the outside looks ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct. 2019

Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel
Hilton Anaheim
Hilton Anaheim
4 out of 5
777 W Convention Way, Anaheim, CA
NZ$190
per night
17 Nov. - 18 Nov.

This family-friendly Anaheim hotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Disney California Adventure® Park and Disneyland®. Angel Stadium of Anaheim ...

4.1/5Very Good! (11,953 reviews)

"Good place and little bit far from Disney land. It’s about 15 minutes walk."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct. 2019

Hilton Anaheim
Motel 6 Anaheim Maingate
Motel 6 Anaheim Maingate
2 out of 5
100 West Disney Way, Anaheim, CA
NZ$149
per night
4 Nov. - 5 Nov.

Located in Anaheim Resort, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Anaheim GardenWalk and American Sports Center. Disney California Adventure® Park and Disneyland® ...

3.6/5Good! (3,930 reviews)

"Priced rather high for the fact that there were no amenities. But then that is just the pricing because it’s in proximity to Disneyland."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2019

Motel 6 Anaheim Maingate

Popular activities in Anaheim

Disney California Adventure® Park
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Disney California Adventure® Park

4.5/5(107 reviews)

This add-on to the Disney theme park franchise focuses on the fun side of California's past and present.

Disneyland® Park
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Disneyland® Park

4.5/5(7 reviews)

This has to be the world’s best known and most iconic theme park, which has been popular with young and old alike since it first opened its doors in the middle of the last century.

Top activities in Anaheim

Disneyland® Resort Tickets
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Disneyland® Resort Tickets

NZ$442

Magical kingdoms and storybook fairy tales come to life before your eyes at Disneyland® Resort Theme Parks. Discover for yourself why Disney's enchanting Disneyland® Park is one of the happiest places on earth, and see your favorite stories become reality at Disney California Adventure® Park.

LEGOLAND® California Resort
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LEGOLAND® California Resort

NZ$158

AWESOME AWAITS at LEGOLAND® California Resort, where families can have a hands-on, interactive experiences to make memories that last a lifetime! The Resort features more than 60 rides, shows and attractions! Join the crew on the new LEGO® CITY: Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride where you will discover real sea creatures and LEGO treasures.

Knott's Berry Farm Tickets
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Knott's Berry Farm Tickets

NZ$88

This Fall, there’s only one place that’s bursting with adventures; and that place is California’s original theme park, Knott’s Berry Farm. Get ready for thrilling and wild adventures at Knott's Berry Farm.

Reviews of Anaheim

4.4

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Beth

15 Oct. 2019

Some nice areas, quite clean, a few homeless people, but didn't feel unsafe. Lots of places to eat.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

13 Oct. 2019

Ok, tidy, but not great dining options.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

13 Oct. 2019

It’s a fair distance from LAX with horrendous shuttle bus (super shuttle) services. Cab rides will easily put you $130usd back.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

30 Sep. 2019

Disney itself was amazing! Anaheim is just a bunch of hotels and chain restaurants that service the Disney tourist so there isn’t a lot of atmosphere at all. We didn’t bother with the buses as our hotel was walking distance.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

26 Sep. 2019

Alot of restaurants in the area. So try them all.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

26 Sep. 2019

Safe feeling really in its own area away form the madness of LA

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