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Visit Anaheim Destination Guide 2016-2017

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DESTINATION GUIDE

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Just Steps from the Disneyland® Resort and Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim GardenWalk An amazing collection of nationally acclaimed restaurants, exciting night life, shopping, cinemas and an upscale bowling and entertainment venue.

Bowlmor Lanes Billy Beez McCormick & Schmick’s Grille The Cheesecake Factory Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Roy’s Restaurant McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon Fire + Ice Grill + Bar California Pizza Kitchen P.F. Chang’s Johnny Rockets Heat Ultra Lounge


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DINING Taste your way through Anaheim’s diverse culinary landscape.

SHOPPING Browse local boutiques or refer to a listing of Orange County’s must-see malls.

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GETTING AROUND Discover answers to all of your questions about finding your way to Anaheim and traveling around town.

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Get out and explore Anaheim and beyond with a section of handy maps in your back pocket.

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Frederik Andersen of the Anaheim Ducks shares his five favorite local spots.

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Follow a roadmap through Anaheim and beyond to discover theme parks, golf courses, sporting events, beaches and more.

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HOTELS Take your pick from our listing of more than 50 hand-selected hotels, inns and resorts.

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E’ R E P R OU D OF OU R B IG C ITY TH AT W EL C OM ED M OR E TH AN 22 million visitors in 2015. Whether you’ve come for work or for play, we invite you to share in all that’s new at our world-famous attractions, dine like a foodie, sip award-winning craft beers, revel in our vibrant nightlife and choose your own sun-soaked Southern California adventure. We’ve created this official Visit Anaheim Destination Guide to help you discover this playground with plenty for you and your family to experience. Check out our website, visitanaheim.org, if you’re on the move. On these pages, we’ve pulled together many only-in-Anaheim places—and surprises—worth exploring. Of course, we’re home to Disneyland® Resort, featuring Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park, a beloved destination where generations of families have made their Disney dreams come true. Anaheim continues growing, evolving and flourishing as a dynamic destination with its own cultural footprint in the arts, cuisine, entertainment, sports and recreation. Be sure to visit the Anaheim Packing House food hall with more than 20 artisanal eateries and drinkeries. Enjoy the one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants and bars along the neighboring Center Street Promenade. Appreciate exhibitions at MUZEO. Let ARTIC , above, our new Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center connecting trains, buses, Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) shuttles and taxis in this Southern California transit hub, help you travel. Our central location serves as a convenient gateway to Orange County’s 42 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline, luxury shopping, championship golf courses and the terrain for hiking, biking, running and sunning. Your adventure is just beginning. Experience Anaheim.

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With two magical Theme Parks, three world-class Resort Hotels and all the incredible entertainment, dining and shopping steps away in the Downtown Disney® District, the Disneyland® Resort is truly a vacationer’s paradise. There’s so much to see and do here, you’ll need extra time to take it all in—and to make even more unforgeable memories that will last forever! Aractions and entertainment may be seasonal and are subject to change without notice

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WEL CO ME ö AN AH E I M troll west along Center Street Promenade in downtown Anaheim, just a few miles from the world-famous Disneyland® Resort, and you’ll see how this leisure and convention capital has been experiencing a renaissance.

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Contemporary sculptor Peter Shire’s installation of illuminated birdhouses are perched near the Frank Gehry-designed Anaheim ICE practice rink for the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks. New merchants, one-of-a-kind boutiques, Good Food Hall, outdoor cafes and chef-driven concept restaurants that have reclaimed and restored historic buildings on this two-block stretch between Harbor and Anaheim Boulevards. Modern residential lofts and retail stores share a five-story building with the MUZEO museum and cultural center, which houses its Main Gallery around the corner in the 1908 Carnegie Library.

DISNEY AND BEYOND INDEED, ANAHEIM HAS EVOLVED SINCE its 1850s beginning as a small colony of German winemakers whose heritage now inspires the city’s award-winning craft beer movement. It has grown beyond Disneyland® Park, which continues its Diamond Celebration until September 2016; Disney California Adventure® Park, where rides and attractions honor the Golden State’s history and culture; and the lively Downtown Disney® District for dining, shopping and entertainment. Its sports and entertainment scenes have flourished in Anaheim’s Platinum Triangle with Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Honda Center and City National Grove of Anaheim. Near all three

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Gaze farther south on Anaheim Boulevard and spot the Anaheim Packing District. The Anaheim Packing House, formerly a 1920s-era citrus-packing facility, is now a trendy, two-level food hall with more than 20 artisanal eateries surrounding communal dining areas. The 1925 Packard Building, once home to its namesake motor-car dealership, has been reborn with Umami Burger and the Anaheim Brewery. By night, downtown Anaheim hosts a thriving nightlife. By day, during its seasonal art shows and street fairs, Center Street Promenade transforms into an open-air gallery. On exhibit are not only the vibrant local art scene but also the transformation of Orange County’s most populous city. From its past, Anaheim creates its presence.


venues now hails the architecturally spectacular ARTIC, the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center that opened in 2014 as Southern California’s transit hub. Anaheim’s location is central in Orange County, just 13 miles from the beaches and Orange County’s 42-mile stretch of scenic Pacific Ocean coastline and charming seaside cities such as Laguna Beach, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach (Surf City USA). With Los Angeles to our north and San Diego to our south, Anaheim is close to every attraction you might want to explore on your Southern California adventure.

EXPERIENCE ANAHEIM A RECORD 22.5 MILLION PEOPLE VISITED Anaheim in 2015, setting a mark for the third consecutive year. Hotel, restaurant and retail development has been booming, largely in the Anaheim Resort district, to continue to surprise and delight visitors with something new, distinctive and even unexpected in this dynamic destination. The Anaheim Convention Center, the West Coast’s largest venue for conferences, trade shows and mega events, is expanding to offer more than 1 million square feet of flexible, multipurpose space by late 2017. And just 3 miles away from the convention center, within view of Disneyland® Park’s fireworks display, Anaheim continues to embrace its small-town roots, its culture and its history in the Anaheim Packing District and Center Street Promenade.

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BREAKING GROUND, BREAKING RECORDS The West Coast’s largest exhibition hall grows to meet the demands of international meetings, conventions and trade shows.

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Disney has committed to investing $1 billion in its resort located in the Anaheim Resort district. In 2016, Disney began construction on a “Star Wars”-themed land. Though a completion date has not been announced, several Tomorrowland attractions in Disneyland® Park, including Star Tours and Star Wars Launch Bay, reflect “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” updates, and Space Mountain is reimagined as Hyperspace Mountain for a limited time. And if your young Padawans feel strong with the Force, test their Lightsaber skills in a new immersive show at Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple. They will face Darth Vader along with the Seventh Sister-a new villain from the Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels.

FOR OVERNIGHT GUESTS Great Wolf Lodge Southern California, LEFT, has come to the Anaheim Resort, opening a family-friendly, wilderness-themed property in Garden Grove in 2016. The hotel includes a massive indoor waterpark, activity centers and a kid-friendly beauty salon. Great Wolf Lodge is part of the recent hotel development boom in the Anaheim Resort district, which now offers more than 22,000 rooms. The Hyatt House at Anaheim Resort Convention Center, Courtyard Anaheim at Maingate and Homewood Suites by Hilton — Anaheim Convention Center are among the newcomers.

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With the world-famous Disneyland® Resort attracting tourists and the Anaheim Convention Center and surrounding meeting venues drawing business travelers, the Anaheim Resort district is at the heart of the city. The restaurants here in the sprawling, vibrant 1,100-acre district satisfy the appetites of all visitors, making it a great place to begin any feast. ANAHEIM GARDENWALK

This 460,000-square-foot outdoor dining, shopping and entertainment plaza a few blocks from Disneyland® Resort and the Anaheim Convention Center features evening lounges and popular upscale chains for family-friendly and business-casual meals. Here you’ll find P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, California Pizza Kitchen and The Cheesecake Factory, among others. 321 W. Katella Ave.; anaheimgardenwalk.com

naheim is in the belly of Southern California and its 20 million residents. It’s also a leisure capital that attracted a record 22 million visitors in 2015. With so many sophisticated palates to please, the city serves up not only familiar national chains but also a selection of independently owned restaurants that will please even the most particular foodie. These local artisanal eateries, bistros and cafes deliver innovative chef-driven concepts and farm-to-fork menus to take you on a gustatory adventure.

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Adjacent to the Downtown Disney® District, inside Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa, this award-winning restaurant features Executive Chef Andrew Sutton’s menu of farm-to-table fare paired with regional wines. Head to the Napa Rose Lounge for beverages and small bites. 1600 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim; 714-635-2300; disneyland.disney. go.com

At this upscale steakhouse in the Disneyland® Hotel, guests savor premium cuts of meat paired with wines from the cellar and a slice of the signature 24-layer chocolate cake with Nutella. 1150 Magic Way, Anaheim; 714-778-6600; disneyland.disney. go.com

Situated near Angel Stadium of Anaheim, The Catch offers local brews, seafood, steaks, and upscale pub bites in the dining room. More casual bites like sliders, nachos and wings are available in the lounge and alfresco patio. Diners also find a special menu with a tamale cart on Angels game days. 2100 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim; 714-935-0101; catchanaheim.com

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FiRE + iCE Grill + Bar

Ú This Mongolian-style grill and bar has all-you-can-eat options that allow you to create custom Italian, Asian, American and Latin dishes. 714-808-9757; fire-ice.com

Ta n g e r i n e G r ill a n d P a tio The breezy bistro serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and small plates. It recently welcomed Dustin Taylor, winner of TV’s “Cutthroat Kitchen,” as executive chef. 1030 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim; 714-772-1186; tangerinegrilland patio.com

Z o v ’s For nearly 30 years, Zov’s has been serving its unique fusion of contemporary cuisine with authentic Eastern Mediterranean flavors. Enjoy signature cocktails, thincrust pizzas, salads, burgers and pitas. The restaurant also hosts cooking and etiquette classes. Service includes lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, and happy hours. 1801 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim; 714-280-9687; zovs.com

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Ú This favorite for seafood and classic American cuisine offers signature margaritas and virgin cocktails, a happy hour menu and decadent Southern comfort food classics. 714-635-4867; bubbagump.com


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McCormick & Schmick’s Grille

Ú An inviting, relaxed atmosphere beckons diners to gather at the elegant bar or sunny patio to enjoy fresh selections of seafood and produce. 714535-9000; mccormickandschmicks.com

McFadden’s Anaheim

Ú Here you’ll find the quintessential New York pub experience with casual bar food and an active happy hour and nightlife. Watch sports on its many high-definition TVs. 657-201-3924; mcfaddensanaheim.com

Roy’s Restaurant

Ú Fresh sushi, seafood and exotic signature cocktails highlight an artful Hawaiian-fusion menu inspired by the Pacific Rim. 714-776-7697; roysrestaurant.com

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In the heart of the Disneyland® Resort, this lively promenade of indoor-outdoor dining, entertainment and shops features immersive theme restaurants such as ESPN Zone for sports fans, Rainforest Cafe for nature lovers and much more. You won’t need park admission to visit this fun zone. 1580 Disneyland Drive; downtowndisney.com

Catal Restaurant

Ú Dine on modern Mediterranean dishes and enjoy your meal from a second-story terrace with an enchanting view of Disneyland® Park’s fireworks show. 714-774-4442; patinagroup.com/ catal-restaurant

Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen

Ú This New Orleans restaurant channels the architectural, culinary and musical traditions of the Big Easy. Head to the French Quarter-inspired space for Sunday brunch set to the tune of live jazz musicians. 714-776-5200; rbjazzkitchen.com

Tortilla Jo’s

Ú Celebrate south-of-the-border Mexican dishes on the patio or inside the cantina, where the fully stocked bar has more than 100 types of tequila. 714-535-5000; patinagroup.com/tortilla-jos

Storytellers Cafe

Ú The warm, craftsman-style dining room celebrates California folk history and invites diners at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa to decide between an a la carte menu and a generous buffet. Along with Goofy’s Kitchen at Disneyland® Hotel and PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel, this is one of three places to take the family for Disney character dining. 714-635-2300; disneyland.disney.go.com

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Ú Sushi, sashimi and Japanese cooked dishes are the highlight of this teppan grill. 2100 E. Ball Road, Anaheim; 714-774-4940; benihana.com

Chambers Bar & Bistro

Ú Located inside Hotel Indigo Anaheim, Chambers Bar & Bistro offers a varied menu with casual, gourmet fare for any time of day and a view of Disneyland® Park’s evening fireworks display. 435 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim; 714-772-7755; ihg.com

JT Schmid’s

Ú Near both the Honda Center and Angel Stadium of Anaheim, the bistro and brewery has sandwiches, pizza and other casual fare, including a 6-pound burger. 2610 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim; 714-634-9200; jtschmidsrestaurants.com

Luigi’s D’italia

Ú An Anaheim staple for more than 35 years, this family-run restaurant serves authentic Italian favorites, homemade pizzas and pastas, and seafood. Opt for a dish with the house-made sausage, or order a generous slice from one of the restaurant’s signature pizza pies. 801 S. State College Blvd., Anaheim; 714-490-0990; luigisditalia.net

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DOWNTOWN ANAHEIM There’s a culinary revolution happening in downtown Anaheim. Menus are rife with inventive flavor combinations, and next-generation venues transform the dining experience. ANAHEIM PACKING DISTRICT

Among the historic buildings of the Anaheim Packing District are two food halls and a charming pedestrian promenade with independently owned shops and restaurants. visitanaheim.org/ anaheim-packing-district

Anaheim Packing House

Ú Opened in 2014, this hip food hall features a communal dining area surrounded by more than 20 artisanal purveyors. Make a reservation at The Blind Rabbit speakeasy or check out The Kroft for farm-to-table delicacies. You’ll also see how the cooking elite have reinvented fish ‘n’ chips (The Chippy), pizza (Ecco Pizzeria), hot pot (Rolling Boil), Indian cuisine (Adya) and soul food (Georgia’s Restaurant). 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim

Farmers Park

Ú Head to a lively farmers market for fresh foods sourced locally. The event takes place every Friday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. and is adjacent to the Anaheim Packing House. 412 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim; 714-533-7225

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Ú Built in 1925, the recently restored Packard Building is now home to the Anaheim Brewery, a pre-Prohibition craft beer icon, and Umami Burger, the gourmet phenomenon that redefined a backyard barbecue staple. 336-338 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim

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Don’t miss Good Food Hall, home to a Mexican eatery, bar, international deli and K&A Downtown Cafe. Visit Colony Wine Merchant, a retail space and bar with weekly promotions and daily happy hour. Gypsy Den, a hangout for artists, offers fresh pastries, an eclectic menu and daily happy hour. 201 W. Center Street, Anaheim, centerstreetanaheim.com L E F T D IN E R S

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Ú For more than 50 years, Marri’s has been serving Anaheim pizza, pasta and other Italian favorites made with fresh ingredients. Delight in Old World decor while savoring homemade meatballs and sauces. 1194 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim; 714-533-1631; marrispizza.com

Medii Kitchen

Ú A flavor-filled menu with wraps, kebabs and pasta makes this authentic Mediterranean eatery a sophisticated choice. 116 S. Fairmont Blvd., Anaheim Hills; 714-974-4633; mediikitchen.com

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The 1-square-mile district that showcases the quaint historical architecture of Orange is also the center of a distinct culinary neighborhood in which hip, modern eateries inhabit centuries-old buildings. Alongside seasoned antique stores and preserved storefronts, find gastropubs, family-owned breakfast restaurants and casual lunch spots, all 5 miles from the Anaheim Resort.

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The Pizza Press

Ú Newspapers from the Roaring ’20s bring diners back in time at The Pizza Press, a casual eatery with a menu of creative build-your-own pizza combinations. 1534 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim; 714-323-7134; thepizzapress.com

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Ú Stop into the dinner-only restaurant for a signature sizzling steak served on a 500-degree plate with a selection of entree accompaniments like lobster tail and shrimp. Visit during happy hour for $9 food and drink specials. 2041 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim; 714-750-5466; ruthschris.com

5 An a h e i m W h ite H o u s e One of the city’s historical landmarks dating back to 1909, the Anaheim White House is a hidden treasure of traditional fine dining and a recipient of the prestigious Five Star Diamond Award for hospitality. 887 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim; 714-772-1381; anaheimwhitehouse.com

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Ú Find Italian roasted coffees and freshly made breads at this quaint bistro offering a selection of sorbet flavors that are made on-site every day with seasonal, fresh fruits. 106 N. Glassell St., Orange; 714-289-1255; cafelucca.com

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Ú Converted from an old gas station, this restaurant brings guests back in time with casual classics for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Make a reservation for a patio table and enjoy a generously sized bloody mary. 201 N. Glassell St., Orange; 714-289-9714; fillingstationcafe.com

Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen

Ú This bright, open-air restaurant serves upscale Mexican favorites created by Executive Chef Gabbi Patrick and inspired by the country’s diverse culinary traditions. 141 S. Glassell Ave., Orange; 714-663-3038; gabbipatrick.com/ gabbis-mexican-kitchen

Haven Gastropub

Ú A fully stocked bar is just one reason to try this trendy spot. A rotating menu of artful plates will pique the palate, and the house-made doughnuts are a must-try. 190 S. Glassell St., Orange; 714-221-0680; havengastropub.com

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Th e R ANC H R e s ta u r a n t & Sa l o o n This fine-dining establishment prides itself on locally sourced ingredients and premium steaks from its ranch in the Santa Ana mountains. Enjoy the Californiafocused menu, then dance to country music at the saloon. 1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim; 714-8174200; theranch.com

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Founded in 1965, the traditional Italian restaurant has 20 sauces made from scratch, pizzas, pasta and specialty entrees. The landmark was even featured on Food Network’s program, “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” 2710 W. Ball Road, Anaheim; 714-6350063; mamacozzas.com

R e u n io n K itc h e n + Dr i n k An exhibition-style kitchen lets diners observe chefs creating the signature comfort food. Enjoy a rotating selection of local beers and weekday happy hour specials until 6 p.m. 5775 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road, Anaheim Hills; 714-283-1062; reunionkitchen.net

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Ú A sophisticated steakhouse welcomes diners looking for a decadent evening meal. Specially priced bar bites are offered Monday through Friday, and private dining rooms can accommodate groups. 1895 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim; 714-621-0101; mortons.com/anaheim


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Premier entertainment, diverse dining options and a lively atmosphere converge at the Stadium Promenade, a collection of restaurants and bars anchored by a 25-screen movie theater. Just a half-mile from the Honda Center and conveniently located near state Route 57, this destination is an easy choice for a fun night out. 1623 W. Katella Ave.; stadiumpromenade.com King’s Fish House

Ú King’s menu features cooked fish and meat, as well as a raw bar with oysters that hail from around the world. 1521 W. Katella Ave., Orange; 714-771-6655; kingsfishhouse.com

Ú Grab a bite on the dog-friendly patio. The brunch menu has a selection of remixed classics like sunny-side up pizza and a breakfast club sandwich. 1623 W. Katella Ave., Orange; 714-769-7020; lazydogrestaurants.com

Prime Cut Cafe & Wine Bar

Ú Hearty dishes at an affordable price are the specialty at Prime Cut Cafe, which features slow-roasted prime rib, aged steaks and more than 70 wines under $50 per bottle. 1547 W. Katella Ave., Orange; 714-532-4300; primecutcafe.com

ALL AROUND ORANGE Linx

Ú Artisanal sausage, craft beer and Belgian fries are the staples of this hangout focused on serving up top-quality hot dogs with all of the fixings. 238 W. Chapman Ave., Orange; 714-744-3647; linxdogs.com

Mead’s Green Door Cafe

Ú Venture to this charming vegetarian bistro that proves meat isn’t a necessary component of satisfying, flavorful food. 642 W. Chapman Ave., Orange; 714-771-8556; meadsgreendoor.com

Orange Hill Restaurant

Ú It’s all about the view at Orange Hill, where diners can see all the way to Catalina Island on a clear day. Don’t miss the restaurant’s weekend brunches. 6410 E. Chapman Ave., Orange; 714-9972910; theorangehillrestaurant.com

XA Sweet & Savory Cafe

Ú Open on weekdays and Saturdays, XA has a good-for-you menu that specializes in gluten-free and Paleo dishes like salads and quinoa bowls. 424 S. Main St., Orange; 714-938-0088; xacafe.com

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Just 5 miles from Anaheim, this hip gastro-heaven and artists’ village offers a growing collection of new, innovative eateries mixed in with craft beer and artisanal cocktail bars, all within walking distance of each other.

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The Barrel Room

Ú Tapas and carefully curated wine and beer lists characterize this elegant yet relaxed bar that’s perfect for entertaining a date, client or friend. Choose a new varietal or stick with an old favorite while enjoying live music and the local artists’ work that adorns the walls. 324 W. Fourth St., Santa Ana; 714-204-0519; thebarrelroomoc.com

Chapter One: The Modern Local

Ú Local, sustainable and seasonal ingredients make up the dishes at this trendsetting restaurant in the heart of downtown Santa Ana. A popular brunch spot, Chapter One also offers unexpected twists on lunch, dinner and even late-night snacks, complemented by artfully crafted cocktails and beers. 227 N. Broadway, Santa Ana; 714-352-2225; chapteronetml.com

4th Street Market

Ú Opened in 2015, this creative collection of food and drink vendors is Santa Ana’s unique take on the food hall trend. Gourmands can sample everything from pho to handmade popsicles inside the bustling market, or sit outside at picnic tables to admire the street art and living wall. 201 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; 714-486-0700; 4thstreetmarket.com

Kutsi Cocina

Ú Located in the historic Santora building, Kutsi Cocina takes diners on a culinary tour of Mexico. Authentic flavors—including pozole, grilled elote, steak mole and, of course,

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Playground

Ú One of the catalysts for Santa Ana’s culinary revival, Playground updates its dinner menu daily with inventive plates that keep foodies returning again and again. Complement the pork chop or fried chicken with a colorful variety of veggies and leave room for dessert and a cocktail (or three). 220 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; 714-560-4444; playgrounddtsa.com

FULLERTON Approximately 6 miles north of Anaheim, Fullerton’s downtown area comprises many districts with preserved buildings and wide-ranging epicurean experiences. A stroll through the region reveals mementos from Fullerton’s 117-year past in addition to neighborhood pubs, cosmopolitan bistros and restaurants that span the spectrum of cuisines and price points. Heroes Bar & Grill

Ú Downtown Fullerton’s small-town tavern with classic American fare has 119 international beers on tap, a fully stocked bar and lunch and dinner menus. 125 W. Santa Fe Ave., Fullerton; 714-738-4356; heroesfullerton.net

Hopscotch Tavern

Ú Hopscotch may be known for its whiskey and craft beers, but it is also a popular option for weekend brunch with options like eggs Benedict and roasted bone marrow. 136 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton; 714-871-2222; hopscotchtavern.com

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Ú A steakhouse by “Top Chef” competitor Amar Santana, Vaca offers the exotic flavors of Spanish food and drink near Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Plaza. 695 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa; 714-463-6060; vacarestaurant.com

IRVINE More than 130 shops and eateries make up the expansive mall at Ir v i n e Sp e c t r u m C e n t e r , along with Orange County’s most popular cinema and the nation’s most successful improv comedy club. But the mall is also a cosmopolitan dining destination in Orange County. B r i o Tu s c a n G r i l l transports diners to an Italian villa. Opening soon, H a b a n a will bring Cuban cuisine. Until then, foodies can savor sake and authentic Japanese dishes at Iz a k a y a W a s a Su s h i . Below, find even more eateries that channel food from around the world. 670 Spectrum Center Drive; 949-7535180; shopirvinespectrumcenter.com PAEL L A AT VA CA BELOW, RIGH T UM A M I BURG ER

Kentro Greek Kitchen

Ú Downtown Fullerton’s Kentro is a contemporary Greek hangout with reasonably priced plates like spanakopita and pitas, beer and wine. 100 S. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, 714-278-0944; kentrogreekkitchen.com

Rutabegorz

Ú This purveyor of healthful dishes since 1970 knows there’s no need to sacrifice great taste to do the body good. All three Orange County locations (Fullerton, Orange and Tustin) cater to vegetarians and meat eaters alike. rutabegorz.com

Summit House

Ú English manor-style decor reflects the indulgent menu, which includes prime rib, buttery seafood entrees, escargot and sashimi. A cozy tavern is the perfect place to wait for your reservation with live piano music and an abbreviated menu. 2000 E. Bastanchury Road, Fullerton; 714-671-4111; summithouse.com

The Twisted Vine

Ú Oenophiles shouldn’t miss The Twisted Vine, a diverse wine bar and shop that also serves salads, flatbread, pasta and desserts. 127 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton; 714-871-1200; twistedvinewines.com

COSTA MESA Internationally recognized for its collection of more than 250 boutiques and luxury department stores, So u t h C o a s t P l a z a is also known for award-winning restaurants. Find fancifully plated Persian cuisine at Da r y a , the Asian fusion of An Q i ,

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the classic atmosphere of Th e C a p i t a l G r i l l e or the celebrated modern French bistro at M a r c h é M o d e r n e . 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa; southcoastplaza.com Antonello Ristorante

Ú This restaurant, with a must-visit wine bar and tapas, has served Old World Italian dishes in Orange County for 37 years. 3800 S. Plaza Drive, Santa Ana; 714-751-7153; antonello.com

Din Tai Fung

Ú Warm, soup-filled dumplings are the specialty at Din Tai Fung, but diners can also find fried noodles, rice cakes and vegetarian options. 714-549-3388; dintaifungusa.com

Holsteins Shakes And Buns

Ú Hailed one of the best burgers in Las Vegas, Holsteins’ OC location serves up juicy burgers, craft beer and cocktails, and creamy milkshakes. 714-352-2525; holsteinsburgers.com

Royal Khyber

Ú Upscale Indian cuisine served in an elegant dining room greets diners here. The health-conscious owners are old pros at reinventing traditional dishes for dietary restrictions. 1621 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana; 714-436-1010; royalkhyber.com

Seasons 52

Ú Oenophiles can find more than 52 wines by the glass here, along with a menu of fresh options for lunch, dinner and weekday happy hour. 714-437-5252; seasons52.com

Capital Seafood Restaurant

Ú Fresh fish and shellfish are the mainstays of the menu, but the Chinese restaurant also offers beef, chicken and Cantonese dim sum. 949-788-9218; spectrum.capital-seafood.com

Cucina Enoteca

Ú Select a bottle of vino from the 250 mostly Italian varietals, then enjoy your pick alongside a Californian-Italian fusion menu. 949-861-2222; urbankitchengroup. com/cucina-enoteca-irvine

TLT

Ú Built from a successful food truck, TLT’s brick-and-mortar location serves mix-and-match style street food like tacos, tostadas, rice bowls and wings. 949-727-1414; tltfood.com

Urban Seoul 2.0

Ú This eatery mingles familiar dishes and drinks from different cultures, like Korean bibimbap alongside Mexican tortas and Japanese sake. 949-533-0188; urban-seoul.com

NEWPORT BEACH A dog-friendly outdoor shopping mall with luxury boutiques and live music performers, F a s h i o n Is l a n d features an impressive selection of top-tier restaurants and casual outdoor cafes. Many of the major department stores boast their own chic dining spaces. Try No r d s t r o m C a f e B i s t r o , 5 9 t h & L e x C a f e at Bloomingdale’s or M a r i p o s a at Neiman Marcus. In addition to full-service restaurants, Fashion Island also has an impressive

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number of specialty shops for those with a sweet tooth. Try B a k i n g B e t t y ’ s cookies, C a s e y ’ s C u p c a k e s and ‘ L e t t e M a c a r o n s . 401 Newport Center Drive, 949-721-2000; shopfashionisland.com

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Ú Operated by celebrity chef Rick Bayless, Red O is known for its tender steaks and seafood enhanced by flavor-packed Mexican sauces. 949-718-0300; redorestaurant.com Ú New to Orange County in 2015, Sushi Roku has a frequently updated menu showcasing avant-garde American-style sushi that borrows unexpected ingredients from other cuisines. 949-706-3622; innovativedining. com/restaurants/sushiroku

Ú A French sidewalk bistro tempts diners with savory crepes, homemade soups, quiche and other casual entrees. 949-640-4402; cafebeausoleil.net

Fig & Olive

Ú This chic restaurant’s menu is inspired by the coastal regions of France, Spain and Italy. Enjoy a light bite like one of the crostinis or a filling entree like lamb chops with artistic cocktails. If vino is your drink, indulge in a glass from the wide-ranging international wine list. 949-877-3005; figandolive.com

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Ú The anti-inflammatory menu translates into vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and carnivorous plates that pair perfectly with freshly made juices and smoothies. 949-644-2400; truefoodkitchen.com

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Adjacent to the Holiday Inn, Burger Theory is a classic burgers-andbeer stop with a “build your own” option. Enjoy the all-American favorite with a side of seasoned fries, then finish with a layered dessert served in a Mason jar. 1915 S. Manchester Ave., Anaheim; 714-748-7777

Foodies will appreciate Umami’s creative combinations that bring sophistication to the average sandwich. The restaurant also has gourmet veggie burgers for non-meat eaters as well as salads. 338 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim; 714-991-8626; umamiburger.com

Th e C a t c h When dining with a group, head to The Catch’s casual lounge for a stab at the OMG burger challenge. A 14-inch bun is the base for 5 pounds of ground chuck, cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles and remoulade with 4 pounds of French fries. 2100 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim; 714-935-0101; catchanaheim.com

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS IN ORANGE COUNTY TUSTIN 17440 E. 17th Street, 714.838.8855

IRVINE 3915 Portola Parkway, 714.734.9687

NEWPORT COAST 21123 Newport Coast Dr., 949.760.9687

ANAHEIM 1801 E. Katella Ave., 714.280.9687

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Anaheim Packing District is home to a number of trendy cafes where professionals can start their day with a quality cup of coffee while answering emails. Located in the Anaheim Packing House, Cafecito Organico is a chill coffee lounge with an array of seasonal, singleorigin beans, vegan snacks and, for true coffee enthusiasts, a bean subscription program. 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim; 213-550-3738; cafecitoorganico.com A few blocks away, Ink & Bean Coffee Saloon and Wordshop on Center Street Promenade is a hip hangout with comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi and java courtesy of Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Grab a cup and enjoy open mic nights on Friday evenings. 155 W. Center Street Promenade, Anaheim; 714-635-2326; inkandbeancoffee.com

The right restaurant for a meal among colleagues should have a diverse menu as well as an inviting, professional atmosphere. For a midday meal, Caffé Primo on Center Street Promenade in the Anaheim Packing District is a European-style space where you can pop in for a quick bite, then linger and talk shop. 195 W. Center Street Promenade, Anaheim; 714-490-0306; iloveprimo.com/anaheim Find a sophisticated setting at The RANCH Restaurant, ABOVE, where American dishes are served in a dining room starring an exhibition kitchen. 1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim; 714-817-4200; theranch.com Conveniently placed within the Anaheim Resort district, nFuse Bar & Kitchen is the trendy lobby lounge within the Anaheim Marriott offering breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. 700 W. Convention Way, Anaheim; 714-750-8000; marriott.com

For every lively bar with entertainment and dancing in Anaheim, travelers can also find a low-key watering hole perfect for an evening of conversation. Calivino Wine Pub offers small plates for lunch and dinner and a rotating assortment of more than 30 wines by the glass. Don’t let the name fool you: The pub also has a healthy selection of craft beers on tap, including options from local breweries such as Anaheim’s own Noble Ale Works. 2410 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim; 714-939-7735; calivinowinepub.com Another perfect place for chatting, Hearthstone Lounge in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa features a fully stocked bar and offers total convenience in the heart of the Anaheim Resort district. 1600 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim; 714-781-3463; disneyland.disney.go.com

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Ú Originally closed by Prohibition, the historic Anaheim Brewery reopened in 2011 with a tasting room and 100-seat beer garden. Try Anaheim 1888, a beer inspired by a century-old recipe. 336 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim; 714-780-1888; anaheimbrew.com

BACKSTREET BREWERY

Ú Originating in an Irvine pizza restaurant, Backstreet Brewery opened a tasting room 1 mile from Angel Stadium in 2015. The industrial space offers community seating, TVs and solid IPAs among other brews. Backstreet Brewery also delivers goods within the city of Anaheim. 1884 S. Santa Cruz St., Anaheim; 657-236-4050; backstreetbrew.com

BOTTLE LOGIC BREWING Ú “For curious minds and adventurous palates,” Bottle Logic, LEFT, is a favorite among Orange County beer enthusiasts for its creative beers, friendly staff and fun atmosphere. 1072 N. Armando St., Anaheim; 714-660-2537; bottlelogic.com

GOLDEN ROAD BREWING

Ú LA-based Golden Road unveiled an Anaheim taproom in late 2015 with plans to add a restaurant and brewery. Across the street from Angel Stadium, the facility also features foosball and an outdoor patio. 2210 E. Orangewood Ave., Anaheim; 714-912-4015; goldenroad.la

NOBLE ALE WORKS

Ú Situated between Angel Stadium and the Honda Center, Noble brews a diverse lineup of highly rated beers that pair perfectly with food from rotating food trucks. 1621 S. Sinclair St., Anaheim; 714-634-2739; noblealeworks.com

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pringing from a growing focus on artisanal food and beverages, Anaheim’s craft-beer community has quickly established itself as a standout city for its high concentration of quality microbreweries and beer festivals. Follow our beer trail to get your fill of barley and hops, or learn a little about what makes Anaheim a great place to grab a cold one.

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PHANTOM ALES & HOME BREW SHOP

Ú Offering beer, wine, cider and food, this English pub-style venue is also a homebrew supply shop. 1211 N. Las Brisas St., Anaheim; 714-630-9463; phantomales.com

HOPARAZZI BREWING CO.

Ú Belly up to the bar or a barrel in this cozy tasting room and enjoy a flight. Brand-new to the scene, Hoparazzi has a heavy focus on sour beers and is only open on weekends. 2910 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim; 714-204-0655

LEGENDS CRAFT BREWERY Ú Opened in early 2016, Legends is already known for its award-winning American Lager and Double Karma IPA. Discover other experimental styles including beers with chocolate and watermelon notes. 1301 S. Lewis St., Anaheim; 888-327-0202; legendsbeer.com


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Sept. 16 to Oct. 30, Phoenix Club Ú The event that takes place weekends in September and October is one of the region’s most popular Oktoberfest celebrations. The 200-year-old Bavarian tradition is honored with German beer and food, and polka lessons. thephoenixclub.com/events

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June 2017, Phoenix Club Ú Breweries from across the U.S. attract 2,000 attendees to the event that now hosts festivals in summer and winter. Food trucks sell snacks while attendees enjoy live entertainment and games. socalbrewfest.com; socalwinterbrewfest.com

March 18, 2017, Anaheim Farmers Park Ú Presented by OCBeerBlog, Firkfest, ABOVE, is a celebration of cask beer that takes place

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each spring. Enjoy unlimited samples from more than 30 of Southern California’s top breweries with the Packing District and food trucks conveniently nearby. firkfest.com

May 2017, Phoenix Club Ú Large breweries like Shock Top join local names like Costa Mesa’s Barley Forge at this festival that celebrates both international and domestic beers. Previous events have sold out, and 2017 promises to be even bigger. orangecountybeerfest.com

Sept. 17, Center Street Promenade Ú Summertime in Anaheim brings the Fest of Ales, featuring unlimited craft beer and food tastings and a home brew competition. One local brewery will also take home the coveted Mayor’s Trophy. festofales.com

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Anaheim is already OC’s largest beer city, but Tait assures visitors and residents that there is more to come. “We are processing craft brew permits and business license applications,” he adds. “… We have our own water utility, which makes prices competitive. And, our brewers tell me that the mineral composition of our water is ideally suited for making beer.” For those eager to indulge, Tait suggests, “Take your time to research the breweries, find what you like, and enjoy.” As for the mayor’s top choice? “That would be like asking who is my favorite child! Each is unique and brings something special to the table—no favorites.”

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Bosscat Kitchen & Libations

Ú Newport’s destination for Southern fare, Bosscat Kitchen & Libations boasts a whiskey room filled with over 200 varieties. Ask Mustache Matt at the bar about the selection or order a signature cocktail. 4647 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach; 949-333-0917; bosscatkitchen.com

ON THE SCENE Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar Ú Trader Sam’s serves Disney magic with an adult twist: tiki cocktails in an undeniably fun environment. Grab a coveted bar seat for front-row views of the bartenders in action. 1150 Magic Way, Anaheim; 714-778-660; disneyland.disney.go.com

Find a specialty beer, wine or cocktail at one of these niche bars.

Ecco Pizza Shoppe

Ú At Anaheim Packing House, Ecco offers more than artfully crafted Neapolitan pizza. Sip clever cocktails at an outdoor bar flanked with greenery. It’s perfect for catching the sunset. 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim; 714-817-7323; eccopizza.com

he thriving nightlife scene in Anaheim and surrounding areas gives visitors and locals plenty of reasons to stay up past bedtime. A unique concentration of specialty bars including speakeasies, whiskey bars, hip hangouts, wine lounges and more make their home here, anchored by some of the nation’s most talented mixologists.

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Ú Anaheim Packing House’s bestkept secret, the Blind Rabbit requires reservations through its website. Behind a covert door, you’ll find the intimate space, classic cocktails and food are worth the effort. 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim; theblindrabbit.com

Pie Society

Ú Costa Mesa’s Pitfire Pizza is a hideout for some of the region’s best mixology and small plates. Enter through the back or find the unmarked entrance in the restaurant. No password is required. 353 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa; 949-313-6335; piesocietybar.com

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Ú California meets the Mediterranean at this outdoor bar that offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and sips from an extensive wine list. 1510 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim; 714774-4442; patinagroup.com/uva-bar-cafe

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Ú Hopscotch Tavern resides within an old train depot in nearby Fullerton. Find more than 100 varieties of whiskey and specials at Social Hour on weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. 136 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton; 714-871-2222; hopscotchtavern.com

Colony Wine Merchant

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Ú A new addition to downtown Anaheim’s Center Street Promenade, Colony Wine Merchant’s wide variety, retail shop and approachable staff have already earned a stellar reputation. 280 S. Lemon St., Anaheim; 657-2081860; colonywinemerchant.com

Ú Chapter One tops national lists for craft beer, wine, specialty cocktails and plenty of spirits. Whether you’re looking for Jameson or Rip Van Winkle, you’ll likely find it here. 227 N. Broadway, Santa Ana; 714-352-2225; chapteronetml.com

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Ú Have a seat inside BXCR, stocked with fine wine, food and cheese, and be transported to Prohibition-era America by way of a train smuggling cases of the good stuff. 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim; 657-220-4872; bxcrwinebar.com

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Visit Anaheim offers even more recommendations for evening attractions at visitanaheim.org/explore/nightlife.

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BOUTIQUE FINDS Anaheim’s diverse shopping scene offers custom experiences for ladies, gentlemen and younger consumers.

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Anaheim Packing District, where the Anaheim Packing House stocks SEED kiosks with a rotating inventory of artisan goods and gifts. Once you’ve refueled at one of the culinary booths, head to Downtown Disney® District for shops that appeal to all ages. anaheimpackingdistrict.com Finish out the day with an interactive visit to The Makery Craft Co. in Community, a plaza on Brookhurst Street. Here, local artisans teach workshops in modern calligraphy, art journaling and stamped jewelry. the-makery-craft-co.myshopify.com

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One-Stop Shopping on Center Street Three adjacent storefronts on Anaheim’s Center Street Promenade make it exceptionally easy for well-dressed gentlemen to find everything they need. Start your visit at The Good Haberdashery, LEFT, a dapper clothing boutique that carries denim, flannels and hip accessories for every look. Then, head over to Heart & Sole, a purveyor of specialty shoes from both well-known and offbeat brands. Finally, gentlemen can enjoy the finishing touch to their day at Barbeer, a classic barbershop where haircuts and shaves are served up with cold brews. centerstreetanaheim.com

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here’s no better way to spend quality time with girlfriends than a shopping day, and Anaheim’s charming boutiques with goods from local artisans fit the bill. Your shopping adventure spans the Anaheim Packing District, a historic section of town, and the Anaheim Resort, where there are plenty of hidden treasures to unearth. Start your day by strolling Center Street Promenade, where eclectic stores appeal to shoppers of every persuasion. Foodies revel in the crafty selections at Center Street Cheese Shop, where cheeses are cut to order and sold with gourmet accouterments. Bookworms must see the specialized writing supplies sold at Ink & Bean, a coffee shop and literary lounge. centerstreetanaheim.com Make your way a few blocks south to the


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When shopping with little ones, there’s no better place to visit than the Downtown Disney® District. The super-sized World of Disney® store offers character memorabilia and other branded goods, while shops like The LEGO Store, LEFT, Build-A-Bear Workshop and the salon at Anna and Elsa’s Boutique encourage a more interactive experience. And adults aren’t forgotten at the picturesque outdoor mall: Many clothing and accessory stores such as Sephora, Fossil and Quiksilver cater to kids and their parents alike. disneyland.disney.go.com


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the 21-screen theater, grab dinner at a gourmet eatery or enjoy some laughs at the most successful Improv Comedy Club in the country. 670 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine; 949-753-5180; shopirvinespectrumcenter.com

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Ú Browse the designer goods at almost 200 retailers and eateries including Coach, Disney Store, Macy’s and Nordstrom. The mall also offers professional valet service and an auto spa, where guests can have their cars washed and detailed while they shop. 2800 N. Main St., Santa Ana; 714-547-7800; shopmainplacemall.com

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Ú There’s no denying that the most impressive aspect of this plaza is the expansive ocean view that runs parallel to the promenade of shopfronts. Spend a morning perusing the apparel and home stores, then grab lunch at one of the restaurants with the surf in sight. 7845 E. Coast Highway, Newport Beach; shopirvinecompany.com

Pacific City

With world-famous department stores, sun-soaked outdoor malls and offbeat community boutiques, Anaheim is at the center of dream-worthy shopping spots. MAJOR MALLS South Coast Plaza

Ú A veritable mecca for fashionistas, this mall is anchored by high-end department stores alongside top-name designer boutiques like Chanel, Dior and Valentino. The center also has a second shopping plaza across the street. 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa; 800-782-8888; southcoastplaza.com

Fashion Island

Ú With views of the Newport Beach coastline in the distance, enjoy groovy live music in the outdoor plazas, high-end shops and fresh cuisine from restaurants like Fig & Olive and True Food Kitchen. Bring the kids to romp on manicured lawns, and don’t forget your

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four-legged friends. 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach; 949-721-2000; shopfashionisland.com

The Outlets at Orange

Ú Orange County’s largest outlet mall— just a short drive from Anaheim—offers consumers the best prices on luxury goods with discount stores like Neiman Marcus Last Call and Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth. Also find entertainment venues like the Vans Skate Park, IMAX movie theater and bowling alley. 20 City Blvd. W., Orange; 714-769-4001; simon.com

Irvine Spectrum Center

Ú In between browsing this outdoor mall’s 130 stores, take a ride on the giant Ferris wheel, catch a movie at

The LAB Antimall

Ú LAB is an acronym for Little American Business, an apt description for the collection of purposefully offbeat shops and the hip, casual community spaces for enjoying coffee or a Honey & Butter macaron. The factory-turned-hip hangout also hosts pop-up shops, live music and market nights. 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa; 714-966-6660; thelab.com

Outlets at San Clemente

Ú The breezy Spanish-colonial shopping mall opened to the public in early 2016. Find eateries, live entertainment on select weekends, events and discounted designer boutiques like Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, Eddie Bauer and White House | Black Market at Orange County’s newest retail space beside the sea. 101 W. Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente; 949-535-2323; outletsatsanclemente.com

Old Towne Orange

Ú A 1-square-mile historic district with buildings dating back to 1888 is the perfect setting to meander through quiet antique shops, upcycled home decor and art galleries or to take a walking food tour of the diverse local cuisine. South Glassell Street and West Chapman Avenue, Orange

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Ú The picturesque mall adjacent to downtown Huntington Beach includes a mix of big-name stores like H&M and Sephora, as well as smaller shops and independently owned eateries apropos to the beachy setting. 21010 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach; 714-930-2345; gopacificcity.com


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Visitors can also explore visitanaheim.org/explore/beaches for a comprehensive list of Orange County beach attractions.


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Hop in the car, roll down the windows and follow this roadmap through Orange County’s charming coastal communities. othing connotes a family vacation like a road trip. Some of the happiest childhood memories are made from the back seat of a car, and road trips also indulge adults’ sense of exploration and adventure as they navigate endless highways. One of the nation’s most breathtaking roads is California’s state Route 1, known in most parts of the region as Pacific Coast Highway. Running adjacent to the shore of the Pacific Ocean, the road guides drivers along Orange County’s 42 miles of coastline, often with unobstructed views. From Anaheim, a 19-mile drive leads directly to Orange County’s mecca for surfers, Huntington Beach, where an unforgettable daylong trip down the oceanfront highway awaits.

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Ú In 2015, Time Magazine named Huntington—known as Surf City USA— the Best Beach in America for its perfect weather and water conditions. It’s only appropriate to reserve a surfing lesson with the company founded by former Hawaii State Surfing Champion Sean Louden. Visitors will also love fishing, swimming and body surfing at Huntington Beach State Beach.

Ú Though Laguna Beach gets its arts colony reputation from the many galleries the summertime festivals, the town’s pristine coves also are the perfect setting for snorkeling. SoCal Snorkeling Tours provides all the rental equipment, boogie boards and even will bring a GoPro upon request to document the swim.

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Ú With a peninsula, numerous islands and a bustling harbor, Newport Beach has one of the most dynamic coastlines in Orange County. See the coast from the harness of a parasail floating 1,200 feet above the ocean, or board a seafaring ship with Newport Landing Whale Watching.

Ú Believed to use Dana Point’s geography as a landmark during migration, gray whales can often be seen along the coastline. View them in their natural habitat by embarking on a one-of-a-kind catamaran with Capt. Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari, or stay on land and visit Dana Point’s Ocean Institute for an interactive and educational experience.

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Ú A visit to the Crystal Cove Historic District nestled along Newport’s coast takes road trippers back in time to a 1930s seaside colony with pristine beaches and preserved cottages. Treat yourself to lunch and a sundae at The Beachcomber, then explore the nearby tide pools to see ocean life in its natural habitat.

Ú Finish the seaside excursion on foot with a gentle walk along the San Clemente Beach Trail, a manicured walking and bicycling path that tours nearly all of the town’s neighborhood beaches. The trip is an easy 2.5 miles, and the experience even more spectacular at night, with the crashing surf and starry sky.

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F O U N D E D1993, National Hockey League S E A S O N October-April C L A I M T O FA M E 2007 Stanley Cup champions N A M E T O K N O W Ryan Getzlaf, team captain, three-time All-Star and one of the club’s all-time leading scorers F U N FA C T After its 1992 film “The Mighty Ducks” achieved success at the box office, The Walt Disney Company was inspired to create a professional team with the same name. F O R T I C K E T S Visit anaheimducks.com or call 877-945-3946

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F O U N D E D 1961, Major League Baseball S E A S O N April-October C L A I M T O FA M E 2002 World Series champions N A M E T O K N O W Mike Trout, the 2014 American League Most Valuable Player, a four-time All-Star and two-time All-Star Game MVP F U N FA C T Hollywood star Gene Autry, known as “The Singing Cowboy,” was the club’s original owner and moved it from Los Angeles to Anaheim in 1966. F O R T I C K E T S Visit angels.com or call 888-796-4256

Founded in 2014, LA KISS of the Arena Football League makes its home field at Honda Center. Legendary KISS rockers Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley own the club. Its season runs from April to August.

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Anaheim is part of the nation’s second-largest sports market. Here, fans wearing the jerseys of their favorite players flock to local stadiums and huddle around sports bars’ TVs to catch the action. This is a place to be for sports lovers. Here’s a look at the professional teams who call Anaheim home.


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Fun is always in season at Knott’s Berry Farm with dozens of rides, shows and attractions in four themed areas. Splash down the Timber Mountain Log Ride, and stroll through the Park’s Old West Ghost Town® or hang with the PEANUTS™ gang in Camp Snoopy, the land of high sierra fun! Located just 10 minutes from Anaheim, getting to Knott’s has never been easier.

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Practice your swing at these top picks from 40-plus championship golf courses across Orange County.

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Ú A par-71 course with beautiful landscaping and Spanish-style architecture is nestled on the east side of Anaheim. 6501 E. Nohl Ranch Road, Anaheim; 714-998-3014; anaheimhillsgc.com

Ú Youth play for free at this walkable Anaheim course that aims to make golf accessible to players of all ages and skill levels. 430 N. Gilbert St., Anaheim; 714-765-3481; dadmillergc.com

Tu s t i n R a n c h G o lf C lu b Ú Tustin Ranch is one of Golf Digest’s four-star courses, and locals frequently vote it one of Orange County’s best courses and driving ranges. 12442 Tustin Ranch Road, Tustin; 714-730-1161; tustinranchgolf.com

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Ú The Tom Faziodesigned course’s state-of-the-art golf facility welcomes players to learn more about the game or sharpen existing techniques. One Golf Club Drive, Irvine; 949-653-5300; oakcreekgolfclub.com

Ú At this luxury golf club, the hardest decision is whether to play the North or South Course, both with jaw-dropping ocean views. 22800 S. Pelican Hill Road, Newport Beach; 844-878-0942; golfpelicanhill.com

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Experience the magic of imagination at Anaheim’s amusement parks with these recently debuted programs, attractions, activities and more.

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DISNEY PREMIERES Ú In late spring 2016, a musical adaptation of “Frozen” premiered at Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure® Park. Ú Recently rebranded, the Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, is an interactive program at the Tomorrowland Terrace that allows brave, young jedis to face Darth Vader. Ú Through September 2016, three nighttime spectaculars commemorate Disney’s 60th anniversary: “Paint the Night,” LEFT, and “Disneyland Forever” in Disneyland® Park and “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” at Disney California Adventure® Park.

RIDES & ATTRACTIONS Ú Based in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure® Park, Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters

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integrates vintage automobiles with a lively, traditional Italian celebration. Ú The Star Wars Launch Bay includes an exhibit of movie prop replicas, a themed cantina and a hub for character interactions from the light and dark side. Ú Star Tours—The Adventures Continue takes guests on a guided tour via StarSpeeder 1000 along with characters from the most recent film.

DINING DESTINATIONS Ú Smokejumpers Grill opened in 2016 in Disney California Adventure® Park. The casual bistro with burgers and other family favorites is decorated with memorabilia from the state’s courageous forest firefighters. Ú An expanded patio at Cove Bar welcomes diners to enjoy light bites and drinks alfresco along Paradise Bay.

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Ú Make dinner reservations at in-park restaurants. Many of the dining establishments fill to capacity during meal times, so save a table for your family, or opt for one of the packages that includes reserved viewing for a nighttime show.

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Ú Ask a Cast Member about sending purchases to will call—or directly to your hotel room if you’re staying at a Disneyland® Resort property—so you can explore the park without the inconvenience of carrying bags.

Ú Both parks feature sites for charging lockers outfitted with regular AC outlets or specialized electronic plugs. Find them on Main Street, USA, in Disneyland® Park or Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure® Park.

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The park’s ghost town, Calico, celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2016 with an interactive performance (“Ghost Town Alive!”) and a reintroduced GhostRider roller coaster. 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park; 714-220-5200; knotts.com

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Exciting developments include characters from “The LEGO Movie” visiting the park and a completely new world called LEGO Ninjago with a building station, games and an immersive high-tech ride. 1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad; 760-918-5346; legoland.com/california

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter welcomed young “muggles” for the first time in April 2016. Early entry is available for those who use the park’s latest ticketing system, EZ Rez. 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City; 800-864-8377; universalstudioshollywood.com

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FUN WITH FOOD Character Meals

Ú Get the Disney experience— memento pictures and autographs included—without even entering the park by dining with all of kids’ favorite personalities. Drop into Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa for the Chip ’n Dale Critter Breakfast at Storytellers Cafe, or Goofy’s Kitchen in the Disneyland® Hotel. Disney icons like Mickey and Minnie Mouse are often spotted at the Paradise Pier Hotel’s PCH Grill. disneyland.disney. go.com/dining/#/character-dining

Medieval Times

Ú Cheer on your champion knight during a courtly four-course dinner performance. Set inside an 11thcentury castle, the show includes

jousting, dueling, horsemanship and falconry. Guests can also purchase VIP packages to get premium seating, costume-clad photos and a recording to relive the experience at home. 7662 Beach Blvd., Buena Park; 888-935-6878; medievaltimes.com

Pirates Dinner Adventure

Ú Pack your eye patch and sea legs for an evening spent with a ship full of scallywags. More than a dozen actors, acrobats and singers perform for audiences from an authentic replica of a 46-foot-long Spanish galleon ship docked in an indoor lagoon. 7600 Beach Blvd., Buena Park; 714-690-1497; piratesdinneradventureca.com

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at breakfast with Disney characters. Splash around a 100,000-square-foot, indoor waterpark. Soar through a virtual helicopter tour or learn sleight of hand from a master magician. Anaheim will turn any kid’s fantasy itinerary into memories that will last a lifetime. A trip to Disneyland® Resort is only the beginning of a whirlwind Anaheim vacation filled with family-friendly experiences. This list presents all of the kid-approved activities in and around Anaheim—beyond the Disneyland® Resort theme parks. And don’t be surprised if many of the items in our guide are just as fun for adults as they are for younger travelers.


PARKS FOR PLAY Adventure City

Ú Admission is less than $20 per person at this theme park with attractions for kids of all ages. The list of activities includes rollercoaster rides, a petting zoo, an arcade, a rock wall and a children’s theater. 1238 S. Beach Blvd., Anaheim; 714-236-9300; adventurecity.com

Great Wolf Lodge Southern California

Ú A newly opened hotel and adventure center, Great Wolf Lodge brings glow-in-the-dark golf, mini bowling and a massive indoor waterpark to Orange County’s landscape. The park has options for every age group, like a thrilling six-story funnel water slide or the kid-friendly Big Foot Pass obstacle course. 12681 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove; 888-960-9653; greatwolf.com/southern-california

Seascape Kids Fun

Ú A three-story play arena lets kids run wild on giant inflatable slides and more than a dozen air guns loaded with foam balls. The center also keeps parents in mind with free Wi-Fi access while kids are expending energy on

the playground. 4771 E. Hunter Ave., Anaheim; 714-970-7100; seascapekidsfun.com

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Ú Spring into somersaults and swan dive into a cushy pit of foam blocks in this giant space covered in trampolines. Though Sky Zone hosts open jump time, guests can also get active during trampoline fitness classes, play ultimate dodgeball or dunk like a champion at the SkySlam basketball court. 1301 N. Kellogg Drive, Anaheim; 714-6930250; skyzone.com/anaheim

ENGAGING EXPERIENCES Discovery Cube

Ú Distracted by the fun of blocking hockey pucks, kids won’t even notice that they’re learning lessons about scientific concepts like velocity, strength and impact at the Discovery Science Foundation’s Discovery Cube. Other exhibits aimed at broadening young minds through fun include the Boeing Rocket Lab and Healthy Kitchen. 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana; 714542-2823; discoverycube.org

Flightdeck

Ú Adults and kids ages 11 and older can step into a fighter pilot’s jumpsuit and assume control of a virtual aircraft. Guests get the full experience: lessons before takeoff, a mission to complete, the chance to man the controls and a debriefing with your instructor to wrap up the experience. 1650 S. Sinclair St., Anaheim; 714-937-1511; flightdeck1.com

Houdini’s Hideaway

Ú Repeat “Abracadabra!” and prepare to be amazed by Mr. K, a skilled magician and performer who puts on a show filled with brain-teasing tricks, impressions and a few musical acts. The master even teaches magic lessons in the gift shop for aspiring illusionists. 400 Disney Way No. 166, Anaheim; 714902-6059; houdinishideaway.com

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Ú Buckle into one of the highpower electric go-karts at this indoor racing track and prepare to compete for the best lap time at speeds up to 45 miles per hour. Drivers pay per race, but K1 offers package deals for participants who develop the need for speed. 1000 N. Edward Court, Anaheim; 714-632-6999; k1speed.com/anaheim-location

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Ú Let the pros teach you to fly through the air with the greatest of ease at this acrobatic school. With a safety-first mindset, the teachers help beginners hang from their knees, develop a swing and get caught in the air by an instructor. 350 W. Center Street Promenade, Anaheim; 877-979-4644; swingittrapeze.net

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House of Blues

Ú The iconic House of Blues is moving from Downtown Disney® District to a larger location at nearby Anaheim GardenWalk in late 2016. The space will host eclectic performances and, on select Sundays, its famous Gospel Brunch with a savory buffet and gospel tunes. 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim; 714-778-2583; houseofblues.com

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Ú Country music lovers find their groove at The Ranch Saloon, where a 40-foot stage, state-of-the-art sound system and lively dance floor set the scene. Find nightly dancing, or learn from Saloon instructors, to the music of a DJ and live entertainers on select evenings. 1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim; 714-817-4200; theranch.com/saloon

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Ú Sashaying its way into the Anaheim GardenWalk in fall 2016, Rumba Room Live will present visitors with live performers, salsa dancing and musical showcases. The high-energy concert and nightlife venue offers a stage, dance floor and VIP bottle service in a 13,000-squarefoot facility with state-of-the-art sound and lighting. rumbaroomlive.com

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Ú When the world’s top-billed musical artists—think Gwen Stefani and Katy Perry—pass through Orange County, they come to Anaheim’s Honda Center. Though the indoor arena is home to the Anaheim Ducks hockey team, it hosts many performances throughout the year. 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim; 714-704-2400; hondacenter.com

City National Grove of Anaheim

Ú Honda Center’s biggest rival for top talent is The City National Grove of Anaheim, a stately venue that channels old Hollywood. There’s something for

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everyone here: contemporary jazz and easy listening, top pop ballads and family-friendly entertainment. 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim; 714-712-2700; citynationalgroveofanaheim.com

Anaheim Packing House

Ú This food hall is more than just an “it” spot for artisanal bites. On the mezzanine stage, visitors can enjoy live music in many genres every weekend. Also inside Anaheim Packing House is Cooks Chapel, a private venue with Jazz in the Chapel soirees on select Thursday nights. 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim; 714-533-7225; anaheimpackingdistrict.com

Surf City Nights

Ú Head to Huntington Beach on Tuesday evenings, where local performers of all ages entertain on Main Street. Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach; hbdowntown.com

Fullerton Market

Ú You can also find a beer garden and a crafts bazaar on Thursday evenings between April and October at Fullerton Market. Wilshire Avenue between Harbor Boulevard and Pomona Avenue, Fullerton; 714-738-6545; cityoffullerton.com

The Observatory

Ú This venue in nearby Santa Ana plays host to big names in indie rock, alternative, jazz and blues. Two stages create an intimate ambience for enjoying live music with other devoted fans. 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana; 714-957-0600; observatoryoc.com

Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Orange County’s premier performing arts venue, celebrates its 30th anniversary with a Broadway Series during the 2016-2017 season. Visitors can purchase tickets for 11 titles, such as “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” “Matilda the Musical,” “An American in Paris” and “Rent.” Find more information at scfta.org.

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hen the sky goes dark, Anaheim finds its second wind. Whether you want to kick up your heels and dance, relax to some local beats, or double over in laughter at a stand-up comedy show, live performances abound in Anaheim and surrounding cities.

ÚLaugh out loud to the country’s best comedians at The Improv, which has hosted Bob Saget, Dana Carvey and other famous names. Irvine location: 527 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine; 949-854-5455; irvine.improv.com; Brea location: 120 S. Brea Blvd., Brea; 714-482-0700; brea.improv.com


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The public sculpture showing an eclectic array of illuminated birdhouses and other objects is the work of LA artist Peter Shire, known for creating pieces for his hometown and across the country. It’s also in front of Anaheim ICE, a building designed by acclaimed architect Frank Gehry. Find both masterpieces near the traffic circle on Center Street Promenade.

Daniel Martinez’s sculpture in the commercial district near the corner of Center Street Promenade and South Center Street pays homage to the hard work of Anaheim’s early blacksmiths. A clock is situated on the precipice of the hammer head, symbolizing time’s fleeting nature.

V i d e o Tr e e s Also related to Anaheim’s working professionals, Daniel Martinez’s Video Trees located along Center Street Promenade use technology to give an informative glimpse into the work that takes place in the buildings that surround the area.

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Anaheim legend states that the main road near the Anaheim Resort district owes its name to two of the town’s early settlers. When seeking a moniker for their ranch, John and Margaret Rea combined their daughters’ names, Kate and Ella, into Katella. The name caught on, and the sisters are memorialized in side-by-side statues at Anaheim GardenWalk.

Some lifelong city residents can remember when buildings were deconstructed in the 1970s and 1980s to bring the city up to modern safety code. As a memento, Buster Simpson’s benches on the corner of Center Street Promenade and South Clementine Street incorporate remnants of Anaheim’s past.

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Become a connoisseur of California culture by perusing nearby museums, galleries and public art. rom Native American history to 20th-century arts colonies, Anaheim and the surrounding area are the products of a rich multicultural history. Nearby museums and artistic institutions welcome the opportunity to share the stories of California’s past with visitors through these engaging exhibits.

“ANAHEIM: A WALK THROUGH LOCAL HISTORY” Ú Housed in the 1908 Carnegie Library, a MUZEO gallery, this historic survey brings centuries of Anaheim culture into view with fossil records, ancient Native American objects, tools from California’s agricultural past and memorabilia from Disneyland® Park, Anaheim Stadium and other local landmarks. muzeo.org/history-of-anaheim

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BOWERS MUSEUM Ú Three ongoing exhibits at Bowers focus on the state’s history. “First Californians” explores the lives of the area’s Native Americans through artifacts. “California Legacies: Missions and Ranchos,” depicts California’s Rancho period when Spain governed the state’s working ranches and missions. Finally, “California: The Golden Years” is a collection of paintings from some of the state’s most celebrated artists from the 1800s and 1900s. bowers.org

CENTER GALLERY Ú Find this gallery space with rotating exhibits of local artists’ work in the Downtown Anaheim Community Center. Don’t miss local artist Dave Kooi’s sculptural installation hanging at the entrance of the gallery. The frame’s metal edge includes detailed pictures of the development of Anaheim through time. anaheim.net/205/center-gallery

LAGUNA ART MUSEUM Ú The museum is an institution dedicated to collecting and exhibiting the work of California artists. It hosts diverse traveling exhibits in addition to a permanent collection that spans all artistic styles from the 19th century to present day. lagunaartmuseum.org

WHAT YOU’LL SEE Pop-up exhibits and an indie crafts fair invite shoppers to peruse handmade goods to the sounds of live entertainment. Local institutions like MUZEO and Center Gallery unveil new exhibits while gourmet food trucks park nearby, ready to satisfy hungry art enthusiasts. WHERE TO BE The fair spans Anaheim Boulevard, Harbor Boulevard and all along the quaint street that joins the two, Center Street Promenade. Guests will enjoy strolling among the attractions, or can hop aboard the Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) shuttle that serves the ACE area. WHEN TO GO ACE is a quarterly festival that takes place on the second Saturday in February, May, August and November. WHY LOCALS LOVE IT ACE’s goal is to create a dialogue with the public and to showcase local arts, foster local creativity and enhance the sense of friendship among businesses and the city’s talented community of artisans. HOW TO LEARN MORE Head to downtownanaheim.com/ artcrawlexperience.


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Artist and Anaheim local DAV E K OOI says that visitors don’t have to make the 25-mile trek to Los Angeles to experience a vibrant arts and culture scene. Nestled among the city’s historic structures and bustling businesses is proof of its very active artistic community. Here, the 15-year resident takes readers on a guided tour of Anaheim’s venues for creative expression. The Gypsy Den + Ink & Bean

Two storefronts on Center Street Promenade get Kooi’s seal of approval for their open mic nights. The Gypsy Den hosts spoken word events on Wednesday evenings, and guests seated on the patio can sip cocktails while watching Disneyland® Park’s fireworks. Just a few doors down, the literary lounge Ink & Bean opens its microphone on Friday nights. Ride the beat into the weekend—the same lounge hosts live music on select Saturday evenings. gypsyden.com, inkandbeancoffee.com

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Located on North Harbor Boulevard, Pearson is the city’s oldest park and dates back to 1927. Kooi recommends a stroll through the cactus garden and duck pond. Next, find the statue of Helena Modjeska, a

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Locate this museum in a modern corporate building, and spend a few hours at this free-entry space dedicated to works of the California Impressionist period. Weekly docent-led tours take place on Thursday mornings. 18881 Von Karman Ave., Irvine; 949-476-0294; irvinemuseum.org

“[MUZEO] is a lovely space,” Kooi says of the museum dedicated to local history and culture. “… It’s really nice to go into a first-class space, see a well-designed show, and then do the walking mall. It feels very consumable, but it also feels very local and friendly.” muzeo.org

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Head to WonderGround Gallery, an eclectic space to see and purchase fan art depicting scenes and characters from the Disney universe. Kooi adds that the gallery often hosts special events and signings with artists, many of whom are locals. disneyland.disney.go.com

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Though Pacific Symphony hosts traditional classical performers, the calendar also reinvents the listening experience with acts that cross the boundaries between genres and disciplines. The symphony performs at two Orange County venues: Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. pacificsymphony.org

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Da x G a l l e r y A contemporary art gallery and event venue 2951 Randolph Ave., Costa Mesa; 714-957-1706; daxgallery.com

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Head to one of the city’s best eateries for the most important meal of the day. K&A Downtown Café is located in Good Food Hall, a hip dining venue on Center Street Promenade in the Anaheim Packing District. Locals love the generous breakfast burritos stuffed with meat, eggs, potatoes and cheese. 201 W. Center Street Promenade, Anaheim; 714-778-5455; ka-catering.com

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Find a quiet corner at Ink & Bean Coffee Saloon and Wordshop. The writer’s haven is a hip go-to for locals in search of a place to work with coffee, baked goods and specialty gifts. 155 W. Center Street Promenade, Anaheim; 714-635-2326; inkandbeancoffee.com

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Wine and dine at Anaheim White House Restaurant. The fine dining establishment has lavish private rooms, perfect for hosting professional dinner meetings. 887 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim; 714-772-1381; anaheimwhitehouse.com

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Kickstart the day at CycleLab. The ultra-modern spin studio lets riders choose classes a la carte, and hosts 45-minute rides to squeeze into a busy day. 5645 E. La Palma Avenue, Anaheim; 714-777-7748; cyclelabstudio.com

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Break for lunch. A 10-minute walk from the Anaheim Convention Center, LEFT, FiRE+iCE caters to a range of appetites with grilled build-your-own meal options. 321 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim; 714-808-9757; fire-ice.com

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See world-class performer David Minkin, an internationally acclaimed magician, host regular shows while enjoying wine and appetizers at M3 Live Anaheim Event Center. 2232 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim; 818-590-1538; magicandwine.com

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Take to the trails. Oak Canyon Nature Center is a 58acre preserve with 4 miles of hiking trails, perfect for a short morning excursion. 6700 E. Walnut Canyon Road, Anaheim; 714-998-8380; anaheimconventioncenter.com

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Enjoy lunch alfresco. Make the short trek to Anaheim GardenWalk, place your order at one of the many eateries and enjoy it in the outdoor plaza. We recommend the seafood at Roy’s Restaurant. 321 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim; 714-776-7697; roysrestaurant.com

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Sit back with a cold one. Anaheim Brewery is a revived pre-Prohibition building with a 100seat beer garden and tasting room to sample eight homemade beers. 336 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim; 714-780-1888; anaheimbrew.com

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Get acquainted with local culture. Orange County’s Bowers Museum is filled with culturally focused art, artifacts and regular community events. 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana; 714-567-3600; bowers.org

Celebrate 60 years at Disneyland® Resort. Test out the new “Star Wars” attractions in Tomorrowland to get a taste of the coming spacethemed park. 1313 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim; 714-781-4636; disneyland.disney.go.com

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Continue the culture trip at MUZEO. The museum celebrates Southern California’s diverse culture with traveling and permanent exhibits. Don’t miss a peek into the adjacent 1908 Carnegie Library, where you’ll find displays about the development of Anaheim. 241 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim; 714-956-8936; muzeo.org

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Embark on a progressive dinner at Anaheim Packing House. A secret speakeasy, Japanese ramen and a hot chocolate bar are just a few of the food hall’s more than 20 artisanal eateries. 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim; 714-533-7225; anaheimpackingdistrict.com

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Immerse yourself in Disney California Adventure® Park. Play arcade games on the boardwalk, race along Route 66 or hang glide over the Golden State’s wonders. 1313 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim; 714-781-4636; disneyland.disney.go.com

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Dine and shop at the Downtown Disney® District. Browse the goods at the outdoor mall, then catch a game on one of 120 high-definition TVs at ESPN Zone. Downtown Disney® District: 1580 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim; 714-781-4565; disneyland.disney. go.com, ESPN Zone: 1545 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim; 714-300-3776; espnzone.com

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Splash around a water park. Head to Knott’s Soak City to take a ride down a six-lane speed slide, drift along a 1,780-foot-long lazy river or sip a cold beverage in a private cabana. 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park; 714-220-5200; soakcityoc.com

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The Pizza Press, a throwback pizza joint, allows diners to build their own thin-crust savory and sweet pies then wash it all down with a selection of Anaheim’s craft beer and and wine. 1534 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim; 714-323-7134; thepizzapress.com

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Catch an Angels Baseball game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, and root, root, root for the home team during the season. In the offseason, go on a behind-the-scenes stadium tour and see the dugouts and clubhouses. 2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim; 714-940-2000; angels.com

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Orange County is your playground for a vacation in the sun. hough visitors could spend a week just exploring Anaheim’s attractions, the city’s central location in Orange County makes it the perfect home base for travelers to discover diverse neighboring towns. A five-day itinerary is optimal for taking in sun-soaked beaches and perusing Orange County’s cultural institutions, while still having time to visit the Disneyland® Resort and experience Anaheim’s vibrant culture.

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Book a tee time at one of Anaheim’s most beautiful golf venues. Play the lush par-71 course at Anaheim Hills Golf Club, then retreat to the villa-style clubhouse for a bite. 6501 E. Nohl Ranch Road, Anaheim; 714-998-3041; anaheimhillsgc.com

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Dine with the surf in view. Snag a table at The Deck on Laguna Beach, which hovers just above the water and serves upscale seafood and libations. 627 Sleepy Hollow Lane, Laguna Beach; 949-494-6700; deckonlaguna.com

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Hang ten in Huntington. Dubbed Surf City USA, Huntington Beach is a mecca for enthusiasts of the sport. Surfriders Academy Surf School caters to beginners and experienced wave riders. 714-782-4510; surfridersacademy.com

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After working up an appetite cruising the boardwalk by bicycle, head to The Catch, an Anaheim restaurant known for juicy steaks and fresh seafood. 2100 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim; 714-935-0101; catchanaheim.com

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Spend your morning ducking in and out of the eclectic shops at Downtown Disney® District. Pick up a few souvenirs, then find a peaceful spot for an alfresco lunch. We recommend the upstairs terrace at Catal. Catal: 1580 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim; 714-774-4442; patinagroup.com/ catal-restaurant

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Go back in time on Balboa Island in Newport Beach. Take an afternoon to explore the island’s main street, Marine Avenue. Then, watch the sunset behind the helm of an electric Duffy boat in the Newport Harbor. balboaisland. com, Duffy: 2001 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach; 949-645-6812; duffyofnewportbeach.com

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Take a guided tour of the Orange County Museum of Art. On Fridays, OCMA offers free admission and public tours of the multimedia installations and exhibits. 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach; 949-759-1122; ocma.net

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Enjoy dinner and a show. Head to McCormick & Schmick’s Grille to sample the diverse dishes from the happy hour menu between 4 and 7 p.m. Wrap up in time for a performance at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, which hosts classical music, plays, ballet, comedy and children’s programming. McCormick & Schmick’s: 321 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim; 714-535-9000; mccormickandschmicks. com, Segerstrom: 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa; 714-556-2787; scfta.org

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Get a bird’s-eye view. Ride the Ferris wheel at Irvine Spectrum Center to see across the expansive outdoor shopping complex, then grab lunch at one of the mall’s many restaurants. 670 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine; 949-753-5180; shopirvinespectrum center.com

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Bowl a turkey at Bowlmor Lanes at Anaheim GardenWalk. The upscale alley has a lively atmosphere in the evenings with glow-in-the-dark lanes, billiard tables, a lounge, a full bar and attentive lane-side food and drink service. 400 W. Disney Way, Anaheim; 714-783-2810; bowlmor.com/anaheim

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Irvine surprises with family fun, outdoor recreation, shopping,diverse dining and special events. Getaway and play. Pretend, soar in a big balloon, ride a carousel, Giant wheel, bumper cars and more. Explore the outdoors. Miles of biking and hiking trails. A Fashionista’s haven. Designer labels, boutiques and hip and trendy options. Dine around the world. Asian, eclectic, Italian, and California cuisine. Celebrate. Annual and year-round events.

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Explore a world of family fun in Anaheim, Orange County and beyond. IN ANAHEIM 1. Adventure City, a quaint, familyfriendly theme park adventurecity.com 2. Anaheim GardenWalk, an outdoor shopping and entertainment plaza anaheimgardenwalk.com 3. Bowlmor Lanes, an upscale bowling alley and lounge bowlmor.com 4. Disney California Adventure® Park disneyland.disney.go.com 5. Disneyland® Park disneyland.disney. go.com 6. Downtown Disney® District, a public shopping and dining plaza disneyland.disney.go.com 7. ESPN Zone Anaheim, an arena and grill with interactive games and sports viewing espnzone.com 8. Flightdeck, a state-of-the-art flight simulator experience flightdeck1.com ABOV E SUNSET

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9. Honda Center, an event venue and home of pro hockey team Anaheim Ducks hondacenter.com 10. Houdini’s Hideaway, a magic show, shop and cafe houdinishideaway.com 11. K1 Speed, an indoor go-kart racing track k1speed.com 12. Angel Stadium of Anaheim, home to Anaheim’s Major League Baseball team, the Los Angeles Angels angels.com 13. MUZEO, a museum and cultural center muzeo.org 14. Starline Tours, Southern California sightseeing tours departing from Anaheim starlinetours.com 15. SwingIt Trapeze, acrobatic activities that welcome beginners swingittrapeze.net

HEADING TOWARD THE COAST 16. Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach aquariumofpacific.org

17. Catalina Express, Newport Beach, a boat ride to Catalina island about 20 miles from the California coast catalinaexpress.com 18. Davey’s Locker, Newport Beach, a whale watching and deep-sea fishing excursion daveyslocker.com 19. Jetpack America, Newport Beach, jet pack and jet board flight experiences jetpackamerica.com 20. Newport Aquatics Center, Newport Beach, a waterfront center for renting kayaks and paddleboards newportaquaticcenter.com

HEADING NORTH 21. Big Air Trampoline Park, Buena Park, a 17,000-square-foot indoor trampoline park bigairusa.com 22. Fullerton Arboretum, 26-acre estate with exhibits, events and a museum fullertonarboretum.org


23. Howie’s Game Shack, Buena Park, an interactive online video game center bp.howies.com 24. Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, a major Southern California theme park with rides for all ages knotts.com 25. Laser Quest Fullerton, a laser tag arena laserquest.com 26. Medieval Times Buena Park, a jousting and horsemanship show with dinner medievaltimes.com 27. Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, Buena Park, a swashbuckling dinner show piratesdinneradventureca.com

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28. Little Saigon, Westminster, a 3-square-mile Vietnamese cultural district around the intersection of Bolsa Avenue and Brookhurst Street 29. Eskape Rooms, Irvine, adventure rooms with riddles and puzzles eskaperooms.com 30. Kidseum, Santa Ana, a children’s museum at Bowers Museum bowers.org 31. Pretend City Children’s Museum, Irvine, an interactive learning center pretendcity.org 32. Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana, a children’s science museum discoverycube.org

33. Great Wolf Lodge Southern California, Garden Grove, an indoor waterpark for guests of the family-friendly hotel greatwolf.com/southern-california 34. Rockreation, Costa Mesa, an indoor rock climbing center rockreation-cm.com 35. Boomers Irvine, an indoor-outdoor arcade with laser tag, go-karts and more boomersparks.com/irvine 36. Mission San Juan Capistrano, an 18th-century Spanish mission, chapel and museum missionsjc.com

FARTHER NORTH TO LOS ANGELES 37. Warner Bros. Studio Tour, go behind the scenes on a Hollywood lot wbstudiotour.com 38. Universal Studios Hollywood, a theme park featuring TV and movie-centric rides and attractions universalstudioshollywood.com 39. Griffith Observatory, a facility to explore the cosmos griffithobservatory.org 40. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the largest art museum in the western United States lacma.org

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41. U.S.S Midway Museum, a historic aircraft carrier midway.org 42. Sea World San Diego, aquatic theme park rides, shows and exhibits seaworldparks.com 43. San Diego Zoo, an expansive facility to delight budding zoologists sandiegozoo.org 44. San Diego Safari Park, an 1,800-acre natural setting to see exotic animals by safari sdzsafaripark.org 45. Balboa Park, an urban cultural park with 15 museums, trails and performing arts venues balboapark.org

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SAVE THE DATE An eventful year invites travelers to find their next adventure in and around Anaheim.

SUMMER 2016 VidCon

June 23-25 The Anaheim Convention Center welcomes more than 20,000 fans and industry leaders who come together over online video. New to the 2016 event is a section dedicated to gaming. vidcon.com

OC Fair

July 15 to Aug. 14 The summertime fair in nearby Costa Mesa is a must-visit event with a concert series—Train and Phillip Phillips will perform this year—carnival rides, activities and dining opportunities that go far beyond the typical fair food. ocfair.com

Summer Beer Fest

July 16 The Phoenix Club hosts this one-day festival that celebrates the spirit of Oktoberfest in summer. Bring a healthy appetite for traditional German cuisine and beer, folk dancing and entertainment. thephoenixclub.com

Laguna Beach Art Festivals

Laguna Beach, California’s coastal arts colony, hosts three major festivals every summer. Festival of Arts includes a juried art show and Pageant of the Masters from July 5 to Aug. 31. Art-A-Fair hosts workshops and booths with local artists of all meda between June 24 and Aug. 28. The third, Sawdust Festival, also June 24 to Aug. 28, is a crafts fair featuring more than 200 local artists. foapom.com, art-a-fair.com, sawdustartfestival.org

FALL 2016 Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend

Sept. 1-4 Disney characters cheer on runners at the magical theme park, which hosts a half-marathon, 10K, 5K, kids’ races, a health expo and the 19.3-mile Dumbo Double Dare race. rundisney.com/ disneyland-half-marathon

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Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade

Oct. 29-30 Whimsical floats resembling ghouls, goblins and other Halloween delights are highlights of this parade, which begins on Center Street Promenade and features costume contests, carnival rides, exhibits and a haunted house. anaheimfallfestival.com

Dana Point State BBQ Championships

Oct. 8 True Kansas City-style fare is on the menu at the largest barbecue event on the West Coast, which draws more than 10,000 people to watch 100 teams compete for a grand prize of $30,000. danapointbbqchampionships.com

WINTER 2016-17 Holidays at the Disneyland® Resort

Nov. 12 – Jan. 8, 2017* The magic of Disneyland® Resort embraces seasonal cheer with Santa visits, a Christmas-themed parade and holiday-decorated Haunted Mansion, Jingle Cruise, and “it’s a small world” attractions and a holiday version of the World of Color water spectacular. disneyland.disney.go.com, *dates subject to change

Mecum Car Auction

Nov. 17-19 The Anaheim Convention Center opens to car enthusiasts and collectors for a two-day car auction. A world leader in vintage car and motorcycle sales, Mecum Auction Co. expects 750 automobiles on the block. mecum.com

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Dec. 14-18 Ask for a table with a view at one of Newport’s waterfront eateries to see the annual floating spectacular put on by seafaring locals—but make your reservations early; tables fill up months in advance. christmasboatparade.com

SPRING 2017 WonderCon 2017

March 31 to April 2 A sister event to Comic-Con with an exhibition hall, games and screenings, WonderCon allows comic creators, dealers and fans to connect at the Anaheim Convention Center. WonderCon drew 60,000 people in 2014. comic-con.org

Disneyland® Park Dapper Day Expo & Spring Outing

April 22-23, 2017 Though not an official Disneyland® Park-sanctioned event, these biannual dress-up days attract huge crowds of people wearing their finest ensembles to the Disneyland® Park. Many don retro-style clothing that can also be purchased at the Dapper Day Expo, along with accessories, beauty products and home decor. dapperday.com

The OC Marathon

May 6-7, 2017 More than 20,000 runners lace up for this big race during the first weekend in May. A kids’ run with 10,000 participants occurs on Saturday afternoon, but the big race for adults takes place on Sunday near Newport Beach’s Fashion Island. ocmarathon.com


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ASIS International, a leading organization for security professionals worldwide, and its ASIS Foundation contributed $20,000 to Anaheim’s Lord Baden-Powell Elementary for security improvements. Service organizations made more than $100,000 in in-kind donations during its 2015 convention.

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Ú Guests of Orange County’s largest hotel can enjoy a 25,000-square-foot spa and fitness center with indoor and outdoor pools, or get to work with the business center’s thoughtful amenities for professionals, all adjacent to Anaheim Convention Center. 777 W. Convention Way, Anaheim; 714-750-4321; hilton.com

Hotel Indigo

Ú The modern Hotel Indigo features a stylish renovated design that celebrates local history, and the boutique property is adjacent to Anaheim GardenWalk. 435 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim; 714-772-7755; ihg.com/hotelindigo

Hyatt Place at Anaheim Resort/ Convention Center

Ú The suites at this contemporary hotel all include a sleeper sofa, and some specialty rooms feature kitchenettes with dining areas. 2035 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim; 714-750-4000; anaheimresort.place.hyatt.com

Knights Inn Anaheim

Travelers to the Anaheim area have their pick of more than 100 hotels and inns. Whether a frequent visitor or first-time tourist, the task of choosing the perfect place to stay is daunting, especially with new hotels opening and existing properties making upgrades every year. This helpful guide showcases about 50 places on the spectrum of luxury, affordability, family-friendliness and even pet-friendliness that appeals to the tastes of all Anaheim travelers.

AT THE ANAHEIM RESORT The Anabella Hotel

Ú This boutique hotel has elegant rooms with designer furnishings, two pool areas and Tangerine Grill & Patio, an indoor-outdoor restaurant. 1030 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim; 714-905-1050; anabellahotel.com

Anaheim Marriott

Ú Just two blocks from the Disneyland® Resort, this location could not be more convenient for Anaheim Convention Center visitors. The contemporary hotel also houses a state-of-the-art fitness center, a lavish pool deck, and a hip bar and restaurant, nFuse. 700 W. Convention Way, Anaheim; 714-750-8000; marriott.com

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Ú The Ayres is a boutique hotel that serves complimentary hot breakfasts and is just steps from the Honda Center and the City National Grove of Anaheim,

two of the city’s premier venues for sporting events and live music. 2550 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim; 714-634-2106; ayreshotels.com/ayres-hotel-anaheim

Best Western Plus Stovall’s Inn

Ú Located in the center of the Anaheim Resort district, this inn sells tickets and packages to Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park. It is on the ART shuttle line that goes to the theme parks. 1110 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim; 714-778-1880; stovallsinn.com

Castle Inn & Suites

Ú Located across the street from the Disneyland® Resort and one block from the Anaheim Convention Center, Castle Inn boasts newly renovated rooms, decorated with a subtle nod to the medieval name, free Wi-Fi and spacious suites. 1734 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim; 714-774-8111; castleinn.com

Courtyard Anaheim Resort/ Convention Center

Ú Perfect for business or pleasure, the hotel is located within walking distance of the Anaheim Convention Center and Disneyland® Resort and features updated rooms and meeting spaces. 2045 S. Harbor Blvd.; 714-740-2645; marriott.com

Eden Roc Inn & Suites

Ú Opt for one of the hotel’s packages that include accommodations and discounted tickets to the parks at the nearby Disneyland® Resort. 1830 S. West St., Anaheim; 714-663-8700; edenrocanaheim.com

Ú This economical motel is just a 15-minute walk to the Anaheim Resort attractions and offers contemporary rooms and free Wi-Fi. It also is on a major shuttle stop and offers discounted tickets to the Disneyland® Resort parks. 414 W. Ball Road, Anaheim; 714-533-2570; knightsinnanaheim.com

Residence Inn Anaheim Resort/ Convention Center

Ú Coming to Anaheim in July 2016, the newest Residence Inn in Anaheim offers social hours, free breakfast and delivery grocery service to stock guests’ fridges. 640 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim; 714-7827500; residenceanaheimresort.com

Sheraton Park at Anaheim Resort

Ú This hotel has something for everyone: fresh, modern rooms; an inviting cafe; state-of-the-art workout equipment; more than a dozen meeting rooms; and access to an on-site Disney Desk with park and event tickets. 1855 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim; 714-750-1811; sheratonparkanaheim.com

SpringHill Suites at Anaheim Resort/Convention Center

Ú This hotel boasts spacious designer rooms with modern accents and a rooftop pool that is a prime vantage point for the fireworks above the Disneyland® Resort. 1801 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim; 714-533-2101; marriott.com

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim Resort - Convention Center

Ú Opened in fall 2015, the new hotel offers a game room, putting green and sports court. Studio rooms and multiroom suites come with stocked kitchenettes. 2010 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim; 714-7502010; homewoodsuites3.hilton.com

Hotel Ménage

Ú Venture out of the contemporary guest rooms to find comfort food at the hotel’s American Tavern Eatery & Drink or grab a tropical drink at the Hawaiian-inspired Palapa Bar and Lounge. 1221 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim; 855-634-8555; hotelmenage.com

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Clarion Hotel Anaheim

Ú Get a taste of nostalgic California beach culture at Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel, where families will love character dining, and a rooftop pool deck and waterslide. 1717 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim; 714-999-0990; disneyland. disney.go.com/hotels

Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance

Ú One of Anaheim’s newest independent hotels features brand-new amenities including an elegant lobby area, a rooftop bar and lounge and lounge, familyfriendly pool, meeting spaces and retail center. 1650 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim; 714-772-0440; grandlegacyhotel.com

Disneyland® Hotel

Ú While movie nights, water slides and and lavishly decorated themed guest rooms make this AAA Four Diamond hotel an obvious choice for children, adults will enjoy fine dining, spa treatments and poolside cabanas. 1150 W. Magic Way, Anaheim; 714-778-6600; disneyland.disney.go.com/hotels

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa

Ú At this AAA Four Diamond hotel, you can enjoy fine dining at the award-winning Napa Rose and feel pampered at the Mandara Spa with treatments inspired

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Ú Children (ages 9 and under) are treated to complimentary breakfast and dinner at this hotel, adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center, which has been awarded for excellence in cleanliness and customer service. 616 W. Convention Way, Anaheim; 714-750-3131; clarionanaheim.com

Ú The Courtyard Anaheim opened in 2015 and is a short walk from the entrance to the Disneyland® Resort. The hotel’s Surfside Waterpark includes swimming pools, a drench bucket, six slides and views of Disneyland® Park’s fireworks. 1420 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim; 714-254-1442; marriott.com

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Great Wolf Lodge Southern California

Ú Located approximately 7 miles from Disneyland® Resort, this new property features a 100,000-squarefoot indoor waterpark with a six-story water slide tower, kiddie activities like glow-in-the-dark golf and mini bowling, and alpine-themed bunk rooms. 12681 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove; 714-5309653; greatwolf.com/southern-california

Holiday Inn Buena Park

Ú A prime location between the Disneyland® Resort, Knott’s Berry Farm, Medieval Times and Pirate’s Dinner Adventure sets this inn apart from the rest. Adults will appreciate the executive-level rooms, and complimentary parking and

Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort

Ú A newly renovated restaurant and an elegant pool deck with fire pits make this property a comfortable yet sophisticated choice. Specialized children’s treats include weekend s’mores and kid-approved dining options. 1850 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim; 714-750-2801; redlion.com/anaheim

THE SUITE LIFE Desert Palms Hotel & Suites

Ú Receive discounts of up to 35 percent on multi-night stays and enjoy free parking, free breakfast and access to special activities for younger guests like a scavenger hunt and weekly crafts at this newly renovated hotel. 631 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim; 888-521-6420; desertpalmshotel.com

Dolphin’s Cove Resort

Ú Just a 10-minute drive to the Disneyland® Resort, Dolphin’s Cove offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom condominiums on a manicured 5-acre property. 465 W. Orangewood Ave., Anaheim; 714-980-0830; dolphinscove-resort.com

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Anaheim Resort-Convention Center

Ú A 24-hour business center, meeting spaces for groups of various sizes, a lively bar, and a very convenient location makes this hotel just right for travelers attending events at the Anaheim Convention Center. 2085 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim; 714-750-3000; doubletree3.hilton.com

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Ú A pirate-themed, on-site water park, game room and large guest rooms that sleep up to five people make Howard Johnson a hotel that specializes in fun for families. 1380 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim; 714-776-6120; hojoanaheim.com


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Ú This Hilton property is 6 miles from Disneyland® Resort and a 20-minute drive from John Wayne Airport; it also offers complimentary made-to-order breakfasts every morning. 3100 E. Frontera St., Anaheim; 714-632-1221; embassysuites3.hilton.com

Fairfield Inn Anaheim Resort

Ú Themed character rooms, amply sized adjoining family rooms and suites, and a location adjacent to the Disneyland® Resort entrance all make the Fairfield Inn a top choice for families on a Disneyland® Resort getaway. 1460 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim; 714-772-6777; marriott.com

Hyatt Regency Orange County

Ú More than 200 spacious suites make this hotel a go-to for families. Reserve a Kid’s Suite, which offers younger guests their own sleep and play space while parents can retreat to a serene private bedroom. For a bite, head to TusCA, a pizza and pasta restaurant in the 17-story atrium lobby. 11999 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove; 714-750-1234; orangecounty.regency.hyatt.com

Stanford Inn & Suites Anaheim

Ú Find free guest parking, complimentary hot breakfast, budget-friendly rates and recently renovated family suites at this smart choice for accommodations that’s beside an Anaheim Resort Transit stop. 2171 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim; 714-703-1220; stanfordinnanaheim.com

Staybridge Suites Anaheim-Resort Area

Ú Every room has a kitchen conveniently stocked with appliances, separate bedroom, workspace and flat-screen television; the hotel is also adjacent to an Anaheim Resort Transportation stop. 1855 S. Manchester Ave., Anaheim; 714-748-7700; ihg.com/staybridge

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Ú Free Wi-Fi, access to the Anaheim Convention Center and Disneyland® Resort, flexible work stations, suites with fully equipped kitchens and a lending locker with entertainment and useful products make Candlewood an affordable choice for traveling professionals or families. 12901 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove; 714-539-4200; ihg.com

Ú This AAA Four Diamond hotel offers stunning views, a sauna and fitness center, all adjacent to South Coast Plaza mall and Segerstrom Center for the Arts, a mecca for Orange County performances. 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa; 714-751-5100; avenueoftheartshotel.com

Hilton Garden Inn Anaheim/Garden Grove

Ú This hotel understands the business traveler. In addition to dedicated Quiet Zone rooms and 9,000 square feet of professional meetings rooms, the location beside Costa Mesa and Irvine’s commercial districts makes it easy to get around. 3131 Bristol St., Costa Mesa; 714-557-3000; ihg.com/crowneplaza

Ú Check in at this hotel for cooked-to-order breakfasts, free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour fitness center, and a convenient location 1 mile from the Anaheim Convention Center and Disneyland® Resort. 11777 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove; 714-703-9100; hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com

Sheraton Garden Grove-Anaheim South Hotel

Ú Foodies gather in the hotel lobby for curated flavor pairings that go beyond the expected dining experience. Find small plates and local brews, and a wine list created in partnership with Wine Spectator. 12221 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove; 714-703-8400; sheratonanaheimsouth.com

Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove

Ú A bright, airy lobby welcomes guests into the eco-friendly hotel with free Wi-Fi, shuttle access to the Disneyland® Resort, four on-site dining venues and more than 350 spacious guest rooms. 12021 Harbor Blvd., Anaheim; 714-867-5555; wyndham.com

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Ú Fully renovated in 2016, this hotel across the street from John Wayne Airport offers convenient access to Orange County beaches, the Anaheim Resort and vibrant metro areas. 18800 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine; 949-833-9999; www3.hilton.com

Hilton Orange County Costa Mesa

Ú This upscale property features a full-service beauty salon; complimentary shuttle service to John Wayne Airport just five minutes away; a cafe, bar and pizza bistro; and a location near the must-see mall, South Coast Plaza. 3050 Bristol St., Costa Mesa; 714-540-7000; hiltonorangecounty.com

Hotel Irvine

Ú The fresh style of this boutique hotel appeals to business travelers and families alike. Indulge in room deliveries from the Marketplace, or upgrade your stay

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The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa

Ú Connected by pedestrian bridge to South Coast Plaza, a shopper’s paradise, the pet-friendly Westin has direct shuttle service to John Wayne Airport and the Disneyland® Resort, as well as a fitness center with tennis courts. 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa; 714-540-2500; westinsouthcoastplaza.com

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THE HEIGHT OF LUXURY Ocean views, elegant guest rooms and gourmet meals are part of any stay at one of Orange County’s luxury hotels and resorts. These exemplary properties are the recipients of coveted AAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings for excellence in service, comfort and extensive amenities.

AAA F i v e Di a m o n d h o t e l s Montage Laguna Beach 30801 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach; 949-7156000; montagehotels. com/lagunabeach Monarch Beach Resort One Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point; 949-234-3900; monarchbeachresort.com The Resort at Pelican Hill 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach; 855-315-8214; pelicanhill.com The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point; 949-2402000; ritzcarlton.com

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The Disneyland® Hotel 1150 W. Magic Way, Anaheim; 714-778-6600; disneyland. disney.go.com/hotels Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa 1600 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim; 714-635-2300; disneyland.disney.go.com/hotels Avenue of the Arts 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa; 714-751-5100; avenueoftheartshotel.com Balboa Bay Resort 1221 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach; 888-8942788; meritagecollection.com/ balboabayresort Blue Lantern Inn 34343 Street of the Blue Lantern, Dana Point; 800-9501236; bluelanterninn.com Fairmont Newport Beach 4500 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach; 949-476-2001; fairmont.com/newport-beach

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach; 714698-1234; huntingtonbeach. regency.hyatt.com Island Hotel Newport Beach 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach; 866-5544620; islandhotel.com Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point; 949-661-5000; lagunacliffs.com Surf & Sand Resort 1555 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach; 877-741-5908; surfandsandresort.com The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel 21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach; 714-8458000; waterfrontresort.com

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

Ú The 2 -acre property with traditional guest rooms and independent villas grants easy access to shopping destination Fashion Island, quaint Balboa Island, plenty of eateries and sunny beaches. 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach; 949-729-1234; newportbeach.regency.hyatt.com

Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa

Ú Spacious accommodations with marble bathrooms overlook Newport Beach’s bustling neighborhoods and the nearby Pacific Ocean. Choose this hotel for a chic, serene getaway. 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach; 949-640-4000; marriott.com

Paséa Hotel & Spa

Ú A new addition to Huntington Beach, Pas a opened to guests in 201 . Find stylish oceanfront rooms with colors that mimic the nearby natural elements of the sea, a Bali-inspired spa, gourmet eateries and a weekly local market. 21080 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach; 714-698-6101; meritagecollection.com/paseahotel

Queen Mary Hotel

Ú Stay aboard the authentic ocean liner bedecked with original 19 0s decor and artwork. In addition to tours, shows and exhibits, travelers will delight in modern conveniences like a spa, Wi-Fi, LCD TVs and generous rooms much larger than standard ship quarters. 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach; 877-342-0738; queenmary.com

Shorebreak Hotel

Ú A fleet of custom-designed bicycles, space for storing guests’ surfboards, yoga mats in every room and hosted wine mixers are all evidence that the staff at the laid-back yet elegant Shorebreak Hotel has thought of everything for a tranquil stay on the sand. 500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach; 714-861-4470; shorebreakhotel.com

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Whether touching down at a nearby airport or catching a cross-town bus, Anaheim is clearly an accessible city. ith four nearby airports, numerous options for public transportation and a handy network of highways in its backyard, Anaheim is in the heart of Southern California. It’s easy to reach and even easier to navigate. Here’s our guide to getting here, finding your way around and making the most of your Anaheim adventure.

FLYING THE FRIENDLY SKIES Anaheim is conveniently situated within range of four major airports that service both domestic and international flights. Touch down at any of the terminals below, many of which also feature direct transportation to Anaheim destinations.

John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA) ocair.com

Ú 13 miles from Anaheim Resort Ú 250 nonstop flights daily Ú Major commercial airlines include American Airlines, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) lawa.org

Ú 34 miles from Anaheim Resort Ú Fifth busiest airport in the world with 700 domestic flights daily Ú International flights to 39 countries every week

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Long Beach Airport (LGB) lgb.org

Ú 18 miles from Anaheim Resort Ú Offers the convenience of a small airport with top-tier U.S. destinations Ú Serves JetBlue, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, among others

LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) flyontario.com

Ú 35 miles from Anaheim Resort Ú Offers direct flights to 15 cities

CATCHING A SHUTTLE All around Anaheim, shuttles create a convenient and cost-effective network of transportation.

Airport shuttles

Ú Circulating between hotels and airports, these are a smart option for travelers. Many hotels offer their own complimentary shuttles, but a few local names to know are The Disneyland® Resort Express,

Metrolink

Ú Useful routes transport riders in nearly every direction: north to LA, southwest to the beaches and east to the metropolitan areas near the San Bernardino mountains. metrolinktrains.com

CLIMBING ABOARD A BUS Orange County Transportation Authority carries passengers all over the county with 77 comprehensive routes. Riders can also find a useful trip planner and receive cellphone alerts that inform them about the next bus coming to their nearest stop. octa.net

GETTING IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT Though you can find car rental businesses at airports, there are many within the Anaheim Resort district catering to all budgets, such as Alamo Rent A Car and Avis Car Rental. Interstate 5, which runs directly through Anaheim, takes drivers north to Los Angeles and south to San Diego. The same interstate also connects to State Route 22 to Huntington Beach and State Route 55 to Newport Beach. alamo.com, avis.com

CALLING A CAR If you aren’t renting a car, hiring a taxi or driver is a great option for seeing more of the city. California Yellow Cab and VIP Limousines & Coaches are two reputable organizations, or you can connect with Anaheim’s network of rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft. californiayellowcab.com, viplimos.us, uber.com, lyft.com

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Ú The Pacific Surfliner line runs from San Luis Obispo to San Diego with oceanfront views along the way. amtrak.com


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CATCH A FOUL BALL Don Angels red and root for the home team at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. angels.com

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With friends, Andersen heads to Sidecar Doughnuts, a Costa Mesa bakery that churns out warm doughnuts every hour in specialty flavors like huckleberry. sidecardoughnuts.com

PLAY IN THE SAND On sunny days, Andersen tosses a football at Newport Beach; beachgoers can also claim a volleyball court or spend an afternoon sunbathing.

GET IN THE ACTION Let off some steam at Andersen’s favorite place to play, Honda Center. The complex is home to the Anaheim Ducks, arena football team LA KISS and a lineup of world-class performers. hondacenter.com

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BUCKET LIST FROM A PRO Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen shares his favorite spots around town.

Between October and April, Frederik Andersen can be found defending the goal for the Anaheim Ducks. But the pro hockey player spends his leisure time at Orange County’s sun-soaked beaches, eateries and culture spots. Borrow a page from Andersen’s playbook and use his list of favorite activities to tour the town like a pro.

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On the weekends, Andersen can be found at the cinema. Try a progressive dinner at Downtown Disney® District, choosing a different eatery for each course of your meal, then catch a flick at AMC Downtown Disney. disneyland.disney.go.com, amctheatres.com

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