Anaheim is located in southern California. It’s famous for Disneyland, of course, but if you’re in the mood for an experience that’s a little more unique or allows you to have some PG-13 fun, you’ll be pleased to know that Anaheim has a lot more to offer than the roller coasters it’s known for.
For the Artsy
At the Anaheim Garden Walk, not only will you have access to a variety of popular restaurants and shops, but you’ll also be able to see exhibits featured at the Artists Republic gallery. Since their location switch from Laguna Beach, Artists Republic has been able to open up one of their most popular exhibits, the Mural Garden. Here you’ll find seventeen large-scale, evolving murals right above the gallery.
If you like Broadway, you can definitely see a play here. South Coast Repertory is a Tony-award winning theatre featuring plays and performances by some of America’s most creative talents. With a mission to bring human experience to light, SCR is rated one of the best theatres in America and a must-see when visiting Anaheim.
For the Craft Beer Fan
There’s plenty of high-quality craft beer to choose from in Anaheim, so why not start with drinks? The first brewery in the area opened in 1870 and, today, the craft beer community continues to thrive.
The three highest rated breweries on RateBeer.com include Bottle Logic Brewing, Noble Ale Works and Bruery Terreux. According to several online reviews, all three of these breweries have the following in common: a unique and wide selection of beer to choose from, knowledgeable and friendly staff, and a bustling atmosphere. Pick whichever one is closest to you and get in there!
For A Little Excitement
One of the best things about Anaheim is that it's home to the Disneyland Resort, a massive complex of family-friendly, Disney-themed rides, restaurants, hotels and shops. That makes it the best place to take a day trip in the area, especially if you like cartoons, roller coasters, and Disney princesses.
Disneyland opened its doors on July 17, 1955 and has fueled Orange County to open up several of aforementioned businesses for a more high-quality and diverse tourist experience. You’ll become a part of the nostalgia, magic and wonder that Disney movies are famous for when you enjoy the cinematic experience Disneyland has to offer kids and adults of all ages and interests.
For the Night Owl
If live music and good food are on your radar, you’ll want to check out Anaheim’s new House of Blues located on the Garden Walk. This venue seats to 2,200 guests in its main concert. There’s still plenty of space around the venue for private seating, art displays and a restaurant serving southern-inspired dishes. Every week they have rotating theme nights such as “Geeks Who Drink” trivia nights on Tuesdays and “Nashville Night” where happy hour is served till last call.
And if you like bar games, The Blind Donkey is on the same page which is why they’ve set up pool tables, dart boards, shuffleboard, arcade games and a photobooth so you and your friends will have plenty to choose from.
For the Foodie
If you’re up all night, take your time getting out of bed. Brunch will still be there. At Habana, you can enjoy a Cuban-style, all-you-can-eat, alfresco brunch buffet with a little bit of background music to set the mood.
Just like with any other buffet experience, you’ll need some time to recover. If you build up enough of an appetite for dinner, you can splurge at THE RANCH.
And finally, when you’re ready for dessert, you can’t back away from Anaheim without enjoying one of Sweet Cup’s famous dessert tacos (only served on taco Tuesdays). These delicious treats are made with a waffle cone taco and rolled ice-cream base with a wide variety of toppings.
For the Photographer
The first stop on your Instagram journey is the Anaheim Packing House located in a shopping center referred to as the Packing District. Built in 1919, the Packing House was a spot for local farmers to bring their fresh citrus and packed it into wooden crates. Today, this building acts as a food hall where the community comes together for food and entertainment. Scattered greenery and natural lighting will catch many eyes in an Instagram newsfeed.
For your second stop you can hop right next door and visit The MAKE Building. This adult beverage paradise opened in the early 1900s as as a marmalade factory and is filled with bygone-era decorations, a perfect backdrop to put on your Instagram feed.
For the Whole Family
At Adventure City, there are plenty of age-appropriate activities for the littlest members of your family. If you need short lines, this is the place for you.
For some educational fun, be sure your family stops by Aquarium of the Pacific where you can get up close and personal with over 12,500 different marine species. Family members of all ages will be in awe as the family will learns some valuable information on better ways to respect our planet and enhances their appreciation for marine life.
Regardless of the reason for your visit, you’ll find that Anaheim has something for everyone to appreciate. Colleagues, family members, clients and friends will love taking part in the world-famous attractions and events found here. Start planning your visit today!