Anaheim is the “city built on imagination.”
Probably most famous for Disneyland, Anaheim is also the most populous city in Orange County and the 10th most populous city in California.
Explore the activities, places to visit, and dining options available.
The activities listed below are for informational purposes only, they should not be considered recommendations.
440 S. Anaheim Blvd., #201, Anaheim, CA; 714-533-2392
Located on the top floor of the Anaheim Packing House, ADYA offers a harmony of fresh Indian flavors in an authentic style. The menu showcases fare influenced by all regions of India, combining traditional styles of cooking with the fresh produce found here in California. On the menu, there are savory Stuffed Eggplant, Jackfruit Curry, and salads, as well as curries and tandoori specialties like naan and kebabs. Guests can dine inside or outside on the private boxcar covered patio.
Agio Ristorante (at the DoubleTree by Hilton)
2085 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim; 714-750-3000
The Italian/California-inspired menu at Agio Ristorante offers seasonal dishes that burst with flavorful ingredients. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Agio offers everything from a bountiful breakfast buffet to hot paninis to rich pasta, fresh seafood and steaks grilled to perfection.
The Anaheim White House Restaurant (Italian Steak House)
887 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim; 714-772-1381
Located just minutes from the Anaheim Convention Center, Honda Center, Angel Stadium and all the major Anaheim hotels, the Anaheim White House is a unique boutique restaurant, set in a newly renovated, 1909 historic landmark. The owner of the White House, Sir Chef Bruno Serato, was named a CNN Hero in 2011 for his work in feeding underprivileged children. His charity, Caterina's Club, founded in 2005, now serves free dinners to over 5,000 children daily in Orange and LA Counties. Every meal served at the Anaheim White House helps serve a pasta meal to a child. Reservations are suggested. Dress: business casual (no cutoffs, beachwear or flip flops).
Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar
630 Lido Park Drive, Newport Beach, CA; 949-675-3474
Boasting more than 100 varieties of fresh seafood daily, this is a legendary, scenic waterfront site on beautiful Lido Peninsula in Newport Beach. The menu, printed daily, is moderately priced, featuring mesquite grilling and a full oyster bar. Child's menu.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
321 W. Katella Ave., Suite 101, Anaheim, CA; 714-635-4867
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. captures the charm and American spirit that made “Forrest Gump” a smash hit, featuring down-home décor reminiscent of the movie’s setting in Alabama. The restaurant showcases memorabilia and still-photos from the movie, along with reproductions of script pages, storyboards and even some costumes. Seafood is the specialty, but they also offer burgers, pasta and great kid meals. Dress: casual.
Calaca Mamas Cantina
1550 S. Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA; 714-215-4226
Calaca Mamas Cantina serves food from their homemade kitchen that supports local growers and farmers and sources clean, non-GMO and organic ingredients when possible. They only source sustainable seafood, grass-fed meats, and free-range chicken. They not only want their food to be delicious, but they want you to feel good eating it too. Parking is available to guests at their shared parking lot with the Best Western (they validate parking for up to 2.5 hours)
Hanagi Japanese Restaurant
900 South Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA; 844-442-6244
Located at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel. Arrive ready to indulge your appetite and curiosity on a special food adventure where authentic cuisine meets a magical experience. Where every dish is as much the chef’s personal expression as it is a cut of fish. And every bite inspires the imagination.
Healthy Junk in the Anaheim Packing House
440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA; 714-833-5768
Healthy Junk aims to please the vegans and almost-vegans who crave the guilty pleasure of eating nachos, burgers, fries and other comfort foods, but without the guilt (they are truly meat-less!). Specialties include curly yam fries and kale chips. They also prepare tacos, a delightful Portobello mushroom burger, and many more tasty dishes. The Mango Tango Salad gets rave reviews as well.
Las Brisas – Seafoods of Mexico
361 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA; 949-497-5434
Perched above the scenic Laguna Beach coastline, Las Brisas is a classic Southern California restaurant that delivers stunning ocean views, a sea-to-table menu infused with traditional Mexican flavors, and impeccable service. They are known for fresh tortillas, rich salsas, and fresh seafood.
2170 W. Ball Rd., Anaheim; 714-635-0063
For more than 50 years, Mama Cozza's has been dedicated to serving authentic Italian food. Menu includes pizza, pasta, veal, beef, chicken and fish. Food to go; cozy neighborhood bar; reasonable prices. Children's portions. Dress: casual.
Morton’s The Steakhouse
1895 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA; 714-621-0101
Morton's The Steakhouse offers its signature menu of USDA prime-aged beef, fresh seafood, handpicked vegetables and decadent desserts. Dress: business casual. Reservations recommended.
Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Co.
12362 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, CA; 714-534-3599
A sport-themed family restaurant with more than 40 flat-screen TVs. Serving hand-tossed pizza, pasta, salads, sandwiches, and award-winning, micro-brewed beers. View your favorite sporting events in a relaxed, and comfortable atmosphere.
The Pizza Press
1700 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA; 714-323-7134
The Pizza Press elevates the ‘build your own pizza’ experience, with its 1920s Americana newspaper theme, delivering deliciously crafted pizza and salads, and specializing in local beer offerings. Inspired by the mechanized dough press, The Pizza Press harkens back to an industrialized era when newspapers were the foundation of the community. Our editors help guests create custom pizza or select one of the signature pizzas named after major newspapers such as The Times, The Tribune, The Chronicle and others. The pizzas are published in just under four minutes. Pair your newsworthy pizza with typically more than two dozen different craft beers on tap, which change regularly and regionally.
1040 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA; 714-294-0362
Puesto is a Mexican Artisan Kitchen & Bar that provides an innovative approach to authentic Mexican flavors. Puesto has garnered national acclaim for its Mexico City-style crispy blue corn, melted cheese tacos, using fresh local ingredients, and all served on handmade tortillas made to order.
321 W. Katella Ave., Suite 105, Anaheim, CA; 714-776-7697
The restaurant's exciting and innovative use of European sauces and bold Asian spices are all deliciously wrapped in a Hawaiian state of mind. Chef Roy Yamaguchi is regarded as an international culinary visionary and the creator of Hawaiian fusion cuisine.
Savor Stone Hearth Pizza & Wine
1855 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA; 714-705-1456
Savor is a unique gourmet pizza restaurant adjacent to the Sheraton Park Hotel. They feature ‘locally world-famous’ homemade soup, a charcuterie of regional cheeses, meats, and citrus-kissed greens. Enjoy a continuous flow of handcrafted pizzas with prime and exotic toppings, directly from their stone hearth oven. Gluten-free pizza available upon request for an additional cost.
Summit House Restaurant
2000 E Bastanchury Rd, Fullerton, CA; 714-671-4111
Summit House, renowned for its magnificent panoramic views and old-world charm, is also famous for the amazing flavors and incredible food presentations created by Executive Chef Timothy Plumb’s culinary team. Highlights include world-famous Stockyards of Chicago Roast Prime Ribs of Beef, “melt-in-your-mouth” oak-wood grilled USDA prime steaks, sautéed John Doryfish, locally grown vegetables hand-picked from neighboring Black Sheep Farms, and creamed corn au gratin.
Thuyen Vien Vegetarian Restaurant
1740 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA; 714-490-0242
For vegans, vegetarians, and those who enjoy Vietnamese cuisine, Thuy?n Viên does not use any animal products in their cooking and are proud to explain how things are prepared. Just a few of their most popular items: Bo Bun Hue is a tofu cube and noodle soup with vegetables in a rich broth. The Kung Pao Chicken (made with tofu), Pumpkin Curry, Spring Rolls with soy shrimp, and jicama Spring Rolls as well. Open for dinner Monday through Friday, but open for lunch + dinner on the weekends.
1238 S. Beach Blvd., Anaheim, CA; 714-236-9300
Disneyland’s neighbor is Adventure City. It’s a smaller theme park, yet it’s full of family entertainment. Attractions include Rescue Ride (what it’s like to be a fire fighter or police officer), Balloon Race (eight colorful balloons), Barnstormer Planes, Freeway Coaster, Rewind Racers, Crank ‘n’ Roll, Express Train, Crazy Bus, Carousel (vintage 1946 with 20 carousel horses), Drop Zone, Giggle Wheel, Petting Farm, Mount Adventurous (rock climbing tower), Arcade, Stage 39 (live performance shows), and Uptown Cool Down.
Anaheim Ducks (hockey team)
Honda Center – 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA; 714-704-2500 (Box office)
The Anaheim Ducks are a professional ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California. The Ducks compete in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Pacific Division and play their home games at Honda Center. The team was founded in 1993 by the Walt Disney Company as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, a name based on the 1992 film The Mighty Ducks. In 2005, Disney sold the franchise to Henry and Susan Samueli, who, along with then-general manager Brian Burke, changed the name of the team to the Anaheim Ducks before the 2006–07 season.
400 W. Disney Way, Anaheim, CA
Anaheim GardenWalk is an “eatertainment” destination that blends dining, nightlife, family-friendly fun, outdoor art, and shops in a single location. GardenWalk is home to popular restaurants, a vibrant nightlife with two dance clubs, retail stores and the House of Blues Anaheim, featuring musical artists new and old, and its famed Gospel brunch. Family-fun entertainment highlights include GO VR Gaming, Mission Escape Games, and Bowlmor Lanes. The 460,000-square-foot outdoor dining, entertainment and shopping destination is situated in the heart of the Anaheim Resort District, just steps from the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim Convention Center, and a short drive from Angel Stadium and Honda Center. Anaheim GardenWalk provides a one-of-a-kind guest experience and a world-class gathering place for locals and visitors.
3200 Carpenter Ave., Anaheim, CA; 714-630-3340
Play your way through one of the challenging miniature golf courses. The park also features a castle with a huge video game arcade and delicious fresh pizza! Even more fun awaits via laser tag, racing go-karts, and bumper boats (inflated go-karts that you can drive around the river track).
1600 S Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, CA; Contact info
Disneyland is a theme park in Anaheim, Calif., also known as “The Happiest Place on Earth.” Disneyland opened in 1955 and was the first theme park opened by The Walt Disney Company and the only one designed and constructed under the direct supervision of Walt Disney. Disneyland has grown to eight different lands, with over 40 attractions designed to appeal to guests of all ages – the young as well as the young at heart.
Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center at Anaheim Garden Center
400 West Disney Way, Anaheim, CA
The simulation center helps you learn to fly without ever leaving the Earth. While it may be the only time you will ever be able to “fly a jet,” any opportunity to take control of an F-16 should never be passed up. The instructors tend to be retired airline pilots or within a range of technical fields, but the overall concept is predicated on allowing your imagination to run wild.
400 North West Street, Anaheim, CA; 714-765-6453
The park highlights two impressive historic homes that have been favorite school field trip destinations for nearly 50 years. The 1857 Mother Colony House is one of Anaheim's earliest homes. The Woelke-Stoffel House is a two-story Queen Anne home built in 1894 during Anaheim's citrus era. Visitors will enjoy expansive shade from the heritage Moreton Bay Fig tree while exploring park walkways and trails through a recreated 19th century landscape.
Jack Norworth Memorial Marker
Melrose Abbey Cemetery, 2303 S. Manchester Ave., Anaheim, CA
Jack Norworth, the lyricist for the 1908 American baseball anthem, “Take Me Out To The Ball Game,” died in 1959 and was buried half a mile from where Angel Stadium would be built in 1966, at the Melrose Abbey Cemetery in Anaheim, Calif. In the hopes of saving a little piece of history and recognizing this man, concerned fans got together in 2010 and built a memorial for Norworth near the gravesite. A large piece of black granite now stands about 100 feet from his headstone, with a photo of the songwriter, and the lyrics to his beloved song.
Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA; 714-220-5200
Knott’s Berry Farm started as a berry stand by the side of the road and a restaurant serving chicken dinners. It all began more than a century ago, during the 1920s. Spend the day riding the giant roller coasters, watching adventures of the Old West, and even getting a hug from Snoopy, the most beloved beagle in the world. Be sure to experience the Old West Ghost Town. Witness as the 1880s comes to life with real gunfighting cowboys. Ride on an authentic stagecoach or take a ride on a real steam engine and pan for gold! You can even watch an old western-type show with real can-can dancers. Take an excursion when you ride the Calico River Rapids. Rafters meet up with several surprises in the wild, such as indigenous wildlife, whimsical homesteaders, and even some real roaring rapids. In addition, check out the Silver Bullet – an Old West-themed steel roller coaster that is inverted for more thrills of the Ghost Town.
Museum of Make Believe
290 S Lemon St., Unit 406, Anaheim, CA; Email
The Museum of Make Believe is dedicated to preserving the timeless art of storytelling in a creative environment that is both ethereal and enchanting. Created by a team of artists and visionaries, it offers a truly magical twist on the way contemporary art is experienced. Don’t miss the enchanted ice cream shop and café, The Dream Parlor, as well as the handcrafted miniatures, puppetry, dreamlike paintings, thematic lighting, costumes, film and sound, all depicting original ghost stories and fairy tales of the mystical and mythic.
Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center
241 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA; 714-765-6466
The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center engages the community in exploring and celebrating our diverse heritage, culture and arts through creative programming.
Noguchi Garden, California Scenario
611 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA; 718-204-7088
Commissioned by the Segerstrom family in 1979 and completed in 1982, Isamu Noguchi’s California Scenario is recognized as one of the country’s preeminent sculpture gardens and the most vital publicly accessible outdoor sculpture oasis in Southern California. One of the artist’s most important public sculpture gardens, its design symbolizes various geographical characteristics of California, incorporating indigenous plants and materials.
Oak Canyon Nature Center
6700 E Walnut Canyon Rd., Anaheim, CA; 714-998-8380
Oak Canyon Nature Center is a 58-acre natural park nestled in the Anaheim Hills. A year-round stream meanders through the park. Consisting of three adjoining canyons, four miles of hiking trails traverse one of the few remaining areas of oak woodland and coastal sage scrub in our region. Native wildlife makes the canyon their home and is just waiting to be discovered. Also located on site is the John J. Collier Interpretive Center, a small museum with live animals and regional natural history exhibits.
Ralph B. Clark Regional Park
8800 Rosecrans Ave., Buena Park, CA; 714-973-3170
Recreational activities include large, shaded picnic areas, hiking and biking trails, and children's playground areas. Team sports enthusiasts can enjoy spacious play areas, including two sand volleyball courts, three softball fields and a baseball diamond. Children of all ages can enjoy fishing in the stocked three-acre lake. Four tennis courts are located within the park and an amphitheater that overlooks the lake, is perfect for outdoor plays and recreation programs. The Interpretive Center contains a paleontology museum that provides an educational view of prehistoric Orange County through exhibits, programs, and guided tours. Also, the opportunity is provided to watch scientists and volunteers excavate and prepare fossil specimens for study and educational exhibits.
Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen
1590 S. Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, CA; 714-776-5200
From mouthwatering Louisiana cuisine to the live jazz played at Flambeaux's every night, every detail of the Jazz Kitchen delivers on the promise of New Orleans. Dress: Casual. Parking in the Simba Lot, off Disneyland Drive between W. Katella Ave., and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel.
Seascape (Kids fun)
4771 E. Hunter Ave., Anaheim, CA; 714-970-7100
Seascape is a facility meant to tire out your children so you can peacefully explore the rest of Anaheim. There are ball pits and pizza pies for everyone, and the only downside is that you may be too big to have fun as well! Watching the children in your group jump around the bouncy house or slide down the huge tunnels over and over again is worth every second. Before you venture over to Seascape, however, don’t forget to wear socks, as they are required to enter the play areas, and please have everyone who is participating dressed in pants to avoid friction burn on your way down the rubber slide.
Yorba Regional Park
7600 E. La Palma, Anaheim, CA; 714-973-6615
Situated on 140 acres in the mouth of Santa Ana Canyon, Yorba Park has been developed to provide an abundance of family and group picnicking facilities. More than 400 picnic tables are in the park, many with permanent shade structures. A series of four lakes with connecting streams offers opportunities for fishing and model boat sailing. Bicycle trails meander through the park. Playgrounds and restrooms can be found throughout the park. Reservations are required for the seven group shelters. There are also volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, two ball diamonds, a physical fitness course, and some 200 barbecues. Bicycle and paddleboat rentals are available.
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