Most people who come to Anaheim have the intent of visiting Disneyland or California Adventure and spend the day and night there. However, after walking miles and miles during the day, a nice swim in a heated pool at your hotel is very refreshing and statisfying for all members of the family. Even in the cool weather of winter a heated pool is inviting.
The Howard Johnson's Plaza Hotel has a secluded pool surrounded by lovely gardens and trees. They also have Castaway Cove, a pirate inspired water playgound for kids of all ages.
Dress Code: Bring a bathingsuit--or buy one--and the hotel will supply the towel. Sunscreen is not needed in the evening.
the territorial saloon is part of the overland stage restaurant next to the sheriton park hotel. the territorial saloon has four big screen televisions for sports viewing. because of it's prominity to the convention center it is a good place to meet with business associates after work. their drink prices are a little less than the hotel bars nearby.
Dress Code: business casual.
There are a few House of Blues around and one of them is located in Anahiem. I like coming here to listen to live music and having some cocktails. I have been wanting to go to the Sunday Gospel/blues show/brunch but I havent made it yet.
If you are coming to Anahiem, staying for a few days, pick up a Orange County Weekly and see who is playing. They usually have some good shows. If you have dinner before the show or concert you can just have your waiter walk you into the show area so you dont have to walk out and get in line to go back in to see the show.
The drinks are stiff, if a bit on the spendy side. The location is great, right smack dab in the middle of Downtown Disney. They have a pretty good menu, and on the weekends, you won't find a better spot to just sit, have a cocktail, and watch the "interesting" people go by.
Dress Code: Pretty Casual
This area of the Disneyland Resort has some adult things to do. There's House of Blues and ESPN Zone. There are other slightly over-priced restaurants.
There's also a cool outdoor bar right in the middle of it.
As for shopping, there are the ubiquitous Disney shops... but some others as well. Worth strolling around if you're there.
Dress Code: Casual
We had the BEST time on the nights we were there, at a Native American Pow-Wow which took place on the athletic field of Santa Ana College. They didn't allow us to take pictures (we shot this one across the street), but I can assure you that this is one event you will NOT want to miss if you are in town when it's going on. The bright costumes and tribal dancing are very exciting to watch!
The Block at Orange is a outdoor mall of shopping, restaurants, nightclubs and a theater just south of Anaheim.
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