Welcome to Anaheim, USA
Anaheim locates 30 minutes drive from Los Angels, and 1.5 hours drive from San Diego. 99.9% of Anaheim visitors are here to visit Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure. As a true tourist destination, Anaheim offers plenty of beach and shopping options.
Anaheim Quick Facts
• Airport: Anaheim is equidistant from both John Wayne Airport and Long Beach Airport (15 miles), but is also accessible from nearby Los Angeles International (30 miles), and Ontario (35 miles) airports.
• Location: approximately 25 miles south east of Downtown Los Angeles.
• Transportation: Rent a car at the airport or take taxi to the hotel. Other options include tour buses, shuttles, or city buses.
• Climate: Average temperature: 50-71°F or 10-22°C in Jan/Feb timeframe.
• Accommodations: Luxury resorts, hotels, bed and breakfasts are located throughout the city.
• Tipping: U.S. standards apply: 15-20% on meals, at least $1 per bag for porters and at least $1 per night for housekeeping
Anaheim is the ideal family vacation destination and home to an array of world-class theme parks. Here children can tap into their imagination where classic storybook characters come to life or scream with delight on hair-raising thrill rides. Anaheim has plenty of fun for children of every age to experience and lots to do for their parents too!
The mild, year-round weather creates the perfect climate for enjoying the fun-filled destinations from the ever-popular and classic Disneyland® Resort to the old west town and roller coasters found at Knott’s Berry Farm® Theme Park. The many theme parks in and around the Anaheim area allow you explore magical new worlds, discover movie backlots, and get up close and personal with the characters of your childhood.
Disney California Adventure® ParkMake your Disneyland® Resort experience even happier with a visit to the newly expanded and re-imagined Disney California Adventure® Park. Located adjacent to Disneyland® Park, Disney® and Pixar stories and characters are brought to life through themed attractions, entertainment and dining experiences.
Disneyland ParkThe original Disneyland® Park is where it all began. For more than 55 years, Disneyland Park has appealed to the world as "The Happiest Place on Earth," an enchanted kingdom of fantasy and imagination filled with more than 60 adventures and attractions across eight themed lands.
Knott's Berry Farm®
From its humble beginnings as a 20-acre farm in the 1920s, Knott's Berry Farm® Theme Park has grown into a 160-acre thrill-seeker haven. As "America's 1st Theme Park," Knott's Berry Farm theme park is home of the world’s original looping coaster.
If you're a kid and you love Legos and you theme parks then, LEGOLAND® California is the theme park for you.
SeaWorld® San Diego
Just a hop, skip and a splash away! For transportation from Anaheim to SeaWorld® San Diego and discounted tickets, visit Pacific Coast Sightseeing Tours & Charters, Inc.
Universal Studios Hollywood
Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood movie experience at Universal Studios® Hollywood!
Anaheim’s 42 miles of alluring coastline features lively beach towns, family fun, vibrant boardwalks and cool breezes in the warm California sun. The Anaheim coastline is composed of six beach cities, each offering its own unique brand of the Southern California experience. A day on the coast can include surf lessons, a romantic walk on the beach or a nighttime bonfire cookout.
Serving as the northern gateway to Anaheim's 42 miles of coastline, this quiet, down-to-earth community is the perfect escape. Seal Beach is named after the seals that once frequented its coastline. Today, the city is filled with quaint neighborhoods and hometown appeal.
The city's moniker, Surf City USA®, pretty much says it all. From surfwear shops and local wave-rider hangouts to suntanned surfers in search of that perfect wave, you can't help but dive into this beach town's infectious surf culture.
Newport Beach is filled with miles of sandy beaches, the largest small craft yacht harbor in the United States, championship golf courses and a variety of aquatic recreational activities.
This seaside community was discovered by a group of landscape painters in the 1920s and quickly became a destination of choice for the artistically inclined. With posh hillside mansions, trendy shopping areas and a rugged coastline of cliffs leading to secluded sandy beaches, it's a great place to discover hidden gems and relax in a low-key setting.
Located just off Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Highwah or PCH), Dana Point is home to a stunning cove and panoramic, seaside views. Famous explorer of the 1800s Richard Henry Dana deemed Dana Point one of the most romantic spots in California during his trip aboard the Pilgrim in 1835.
San Clemente’s charming ambiance and Spanish-style architecture evoke images of the Mediterranean. Drive or take the train in and enjoy the leisurely pace, pristine beaches, friendly sidewalk cafés and family activities, such as an annual sand castle contest.
Anaheim is a shopper’s dream with an oasis of shopping centers, including luxury shops and outlets, filled with an assortment of unique and trendy fashions from the latest in haute couture to casual surf wear. One of Southern California's largest and most popular shopping centers, South Coast Plaza is a high-end haven with stores such as Cartier, Versace, Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Tiffany & Co. and many more. With beautiful features such as Italian marble floors, oil-rubbed bronze accents and world-class amenities such as concierge, valet, VIP Access Suite and personal shoppers, South Coast Plaza defines upscale shopping. It is also home to some of the best restaurants in Anaheim including The Capital Grille, AnQi by Crustacean, Charlie Palmer and Seasons 52.
Set on the bluffs overlooking Newport Beach lies the shopping extravaganza with a stunning view of the ocean, Fashion Island. This gorgeous outdoor center is home to high-end retailers such as BCBG Max Azria, Betsey Johnson, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Juicy Couture and kate spade. Be sure to enjoy the koi pond, Pop Jet Fountain, carousel and Atrium Park!
The Outlets at Orange is a one-stop shop for discount shopping and awesome entertainment. With stores like Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF FIFTH, Kenneth Cole Outlet Store, Nike Factory Store, Levi's Outlet Store and Nordstrom Rack, you can find all the name brands at unbelievable prices before enjoying Dave & Buster's, Vans Skate Park, Lucky Strike Bowling or the huge AMC 30 theater.
Boasting more than 115 brand-name stores like American Apparel, Banana Republic, Adidas, Juicy Couture, Lucky Brand Jeans and GAP, Citadel Outlets offers incredible variety with savings of 30-70% off retail prices. Located about 25 minutes from Anaheim, it's easily accessible with the express shuttle that picks up from several hotels within the Anaheim Resort for only $14 roundtrip.
With 130 top designer and name brand stores, Desert Hills Premium Outlets is worth the drive. Just west of Palm Springs, Desert Hills is a destination unto itself with shops like 7 For All Man Kind, Burberry, Gucci, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren and Dior.