Popular Places to Visit in Anaheim for the Discerning Visitor

The sun-drenched city of Anaheim, California, is situated between Los Angeles and San Diego. It’s known all over the world as the home of Disneyland. Walt Disney developed this iconic amusement park in 1955, and today, it attracts millions of visitors from all corners of the planet.

Anaheim has much more to offer than Disneyland, though. In addition to its fantastic theme parks, Anaheim is a major business and leisure destination that attracts a wide range of visitors to the beaches of Orange County. The city boasts shopping malls, exceptional accommodations, restaurants, and world-famous, award-winning craft breweries. Here are some of the top attractions you can’t miss during your next visit to Anaheim.

Orange County Outlets

The Orange County Outlets are located just minutes away from Anaheim’s major tourist attractions. Here, you’ll find more than 120 stores, including name brands like Nordstrom Rack, Tommy Hilfiger, and Levi’s.

Anaheim Garden Walk

Conveniently located just a few steps away from Disneyland, Anaheim Garden Walk is an open-air dining, entertainment, and shopping avenue all rolled into one. In addition to popular restaurants, this place offers vibrant nightlife, a high-end bowling alley, and trendy shopping outlets.

Disneyland Resort

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No trip to Anaheim is complete without a visit to Disneyland. This one-of-a-kind resort has plenty of theme park rides and three excellent hotels, lending a spontaneous flow to the entertainment options.

Anaheim Convention Center

Spanning 1.6 million square feet, the Anaheim Convention Center is one of the largest of its kind on America’s West Coast. Due to its expansive size, it’s capable of holding large exhibitions, shows, conferences, meetings, concerts. Located in the Anaheim resort district, the center is easily accessible from all major freeways. If you’re attending an event here, book your choice of IHG hotels near the Anaheim Convention Center so you won’t waste any time traveling to or from the area.

Honda Center

Located just opposite Angel Stadium, the Honda Center is home to the Anaheim Ducks, the city’s ice hockey team. If you aren’t a sports fan, then visit the Honda Center to catch a live concert at the very place Barry Manilow gave his first performance.

Adventure City

Though it’s much smaller than its famous counterpart, Disneyland, Adventure City boasts equally good rides with a much lower price tag. Opened in 1994, the park spans 2 acres and offers plenty of rides to keep the entire family busy all day long.

City National Grove

If you’re looking for entertainment in a less crowded spot that offers a bit of seclusion, then City National Grove is ideal for you. This indoor live music venue seats just 1,700 people. Once the site of a popular restaurant, Tinseltown, City National Grove has hosted greats like Bob Dylan and Julio Iglesias.

With so many attractions, I’m sure that Anaheim tops your bucket list now. Have you visited this quaint destination yet, or do you plan to? Tell me in comments below.

Disclaimer – This post is created in partnership with IHG.

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