Who doesn’t want to take a vacation to sunny California? If Anaheim isn’t at the top of your “To Visit” list for California, then you’re definitely missing out. From beautiful Orange County beaches to world-famous theme parks, Anaheim has a little something for everyone. While certain travel restrictions mean that Anaheim and some of its most popular attractions may not be an option right now, that certainly doesn’t stop you planning ahead for a future trip! Read on and get planning.
You can’t mention Anaheim without talking about Disneyland. Originally opened in 1955, it is the only theme park designed and built to completion under the direct supervision of Walt Disney. Known for classic amusement park rides like Space Mountain and the Haunted Mansion, as well as its newest offerings like the immersive Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the highly anticipated Avengers Campus (coming soon), Disneyland has something for everyone.
A little further out, but no less fun, is Knott’s Berry Farm. From its own waterpark to rollercoasters, Knott’s Berry Farm was California’s first theme park and has continued to expand and grow since its humble beginnings in the 1920s.
Did you know that Anaheim boasts a whopping 18 different craft breweries located within the city? Think of it as the “wine country” of southern California. From hoppy IPAs to traditional stouts, beer aficionados will be thrilled to spend hours visiting and sampling these local brews.
We recommend the newly opened Modern Times in Anaheim. Part brewery, part swim club (yes, really), Modern Times is known for their exceptional beer offerings and unique outdoor dining spaces. Ballast Point Brewing, with their huge outdoor beer garden and 50 styles of beer over 100 tap lines, is also a great starting point for anyone who wants to try a little of everything.
Shopping in Anaheim
If a day out shopping is how you find true relaxation, then look no further. Anaheim is a shopper’s paradise and has hundreds of different options. Anaheim Garden Walk, located just 2 blocks from the newly opened Radisson Blu Anaheim, has everything from VR gaming to art galleries and restaurants (many are pet-friendly and have expanded outdoor seating). If you’re looking to grab a bargain, the Outlets of Orange are also a good option.
Orange County Beaches
What’s a trip to California without some fun in the sun, right? Whether you’re looking to visit the iconic Laguna Beach or you want to improve your surf skills at Huntington Beach, Anaheim is blessed with a plethora of stunningly beautiful beaches to relax and enjoy the sun in.
Sports in Anaheim
Anaheim is a big sports town and if you’re looking to take in a baseball or hockey game, then Anaheim will not disappoint. The Los Angeles Angels and the Anaheim Ducks are known for their exciting matches, and venues, so anyone looking to root for the home team with the locals is sure to have an unforgettable experience.
Perfect for families, or business travelers, Anaheim is a gem of a location in California and not to be missed. The newly opened Radisson Blu Anaheim is an ideal spot no matter if you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel near Disneyland, or want a quiet place to relax after a busy day of meetings.
The rooftop pool area is perfect for hanging out in while the kids play in the splash pad and cabanas.