Anaheim Travel Guide

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Anaheim Things to Do

  • Disneyland

    The original Disneyland is immense and almost always crowded but still an iconic must visit site! Many of the attractions are instantly recognizable even if you have never been there before like Cindrella's castle, space mountain and it's a small world.

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  • California Adventure

    Disneyland's smaller cousin is less crowded and in someways better than its bigger cousin. The park is loosely themed on California with a studio backlot area, grizzley peak and paradise pier themed areas.

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  • Gardenwalk

    June 2015 - I walked to this mall about 10 a.m. one morning. There was only one store open and it was going out of business so they had a sale going on. Most of the stores had posted hours saying that they opened at 11 a.m. Just wanted to let people know that it is not a place to go in the morning. I am guessing it comes alive at night as they...

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Anaheim Hotels

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Anaheim Restaurants

  • The White House of Anaheim

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Anaheim White House was a lucky find and the first time we went, we were really surprised to find such a great place first try! My friend and I had escorted a group of French teenagers on a weekend trip to Disneyland. After the kids took off for the park in the evening, we decided to go out for a nice and relaxing dinner leaving the other teacher...

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  • Combined Suggestions

    4 out of 5 stars

    relaxing and luxurious atmosphere. with good service and comfortable seating at the Pavia Restaurant you can also have a casual sandwich at the Cafe Oasis for japanese food I suggest the Sushi Bar then you wander over to the Starbucks Coffee Bar all in all there is much to choose from their webpage is full of good information

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  • Enjoyed the Food

    We happen to be in this neighborhood and grabbed a bite to eat. To our surprise, the food was pretty good and we enjoyed a great glass of wine. I enjoyed the mushroom ravioli. It was delicious! My boyfriend ordered the Fettuccini Gorgonzola which was also very tasty. Located in Anaheim, it's no where near Disneyland. It's the northern part of...

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Anaheim Nightlife

  • Disneyland / California Adventure

    California Land has a better light show than what they have in Las Vegas. The time changes so check the schedule....................................................................................................... .................................... ...................................... ..............................................

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  • Light show

    California Land has a better light show than what they have in Las Vegas. The time changes so check the schedule....................................................................................................... .................................... ...................................... ..............................................

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  • Hip Hop Close to Disneyland at Heat

    Heat Ultra is the main Anaheim showcase of the young adult clubbing crowd young out to dance, drink, hang out and be seen. Along with Sutra Lounge in Costa Mesa, Heat Ultra can arguably be considered the most noted (or infamous) Orange county nightclub. Celebs make frequent visits here to party and play. Some notables inlcude Chris Brown, Jay Sean...

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Anaheim Transportation

  • Disney Transport

    Disneyland-LAX Shuttles Grayline (Disneyland Resort Shuttle) This shuttle is very convenient to take when visiting from out-of-town and even for local So Calers like me who want to travel in convenience to/from Disneyland without taking the car. This along with the comfortable seating made for a relaxing ride. Considering the distance between LAX...

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  • Shuttles

    If you want to get from Los Angeles Intl Airport to Disneyland in a convenient way, you may want to take a van shuttle. Super Shuttle is one of the most popular and reliable options for the drive. You can travel fairly inexpensively for a shared ride in the famous SS blue van. Depending on the deal and time, you can travel for just under $20 each...

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  • Information / Sources

    Getting to and from Anaheim just got grand! 2014 marks the debut of ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). Not only is it a transit hub- it's an attractive Orange county landmark and both a top architectural and environmental friendly feat in the area. Designed by a reputable group of architects and engineers, ARTIC is set to...

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Anaheim Shopping

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  • Disneyland

    When you are in Disneyland and on a travel budget looking for deals, don't buy the t-shirts inside the Disneyland. As for me, I went to California T-shirts (Yes, that's the name of the little tiny store). Look for it on South Harbor Road or call them for directions once you are in Anaheim. The t-shirts are dirt cheap! The store is in a little...

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  • Stop in the ever so convenient 7-11

    A place I've often stopped to break a dollar bill, get a quick snack or drink and play lotto is at the Katella Ave/Harbor Blvd 7-11. This is probably the most busy 7-11 in OC, perhaps even in southern CA. It's within a comfortable walking distance from both D-Land attractions, popular hotels and The Anaheim Convention Center. One can say this is a...

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  • Shopping for cheap California t-shirts

    When you are in Disneyland and on a travel budget looking for deals, don't buy the t-shirts inside the Disneyland.As for me, I went to California T-shirts (Yes, that's the name of the little tiny store).Look for it on South Harbor Road or call them for directions once you are in Anaheim.The t-shirts are dirt cheap! The store is in a little tiny hut...

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Anaheim Local Customs

  • Disneyland

    One of the most celebrated and hated things about Disneyland is the evening fireworks show that does on many nights of the week- 3-6 days a week. Locals living within a mile to about 5 mile radius can see and hear the 10-15 min big bang show very well. However this does not sit so well with some who find the elaborate show quite bothersome. Just...

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  • Be Aware (or Wary) of Nightly Fireworks...

    One of the most celebrated and hated things about Disneyland is the evening fireworks show that does on many nights of the week- 3-6 days a week. Locals living within a mile to about 5 mile radius can see and hear the 10-15 min big bang show very well. However this does not sit so well with some who find the elaborate show quite bothersome. Just...

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  • Disney Fridge Magnets (Refrigerator...

    Not only do I collect shot glasses but I also collect assorted fridge magnets of my destinations too. As everyone knows, I'm an avid collector of assorted kitschy items. And one of my collectible fancies are the assorted fridge magnets of my travels and here at the original Disneyland at Aneheim is no exception. you can buy a large assortment of...

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Anaheim Warnings and Dangers

  • Disneyland / California Adventure

    The following attractions are closed or scheduled for closure as of this writing. Reasons and expected re-opening date are included. Check the disneyland.com website first for updated attraction closures to avoid any disappointments. DISNEYLAND It's a Small World - Now till late November 2008 for refurbishment Mark Twain Riverboat - 1/28 through...

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  • Heed to my Head's Up on Ana-crime

    So locally, Anaheim does get referred as "Ana-crime". Overall, the city is quite safe and undoubtedly, the city has done well to keep the tourist areas very clean, accommodating and secure. Personally, I've ventured through her all over the place, day and night, and have survived quite nicely myself. I would just pay extra attention when venturing...

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  • BEWARE OF PICKPOCKETS

    ANAHEIM CALIFORNIA .. What a wonderful place to vist and enjoy the magic that has been created her by Walt Disney..This is a huge complex with just so many sights to see but is not without its dangers, Travelling in such a venue theft is the furtherst thing from your mind, but just Beware as some people look for the "unwary "tourist or...

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Anaheim Tourist Traps

  • Disneyland / California Adventure

    by not giving in easily at Downtown Disney. Price markup is smart for the vendors- bad for the tourists of course. Unless you are getting a gift or buying an item that's very unique, try to resist buying Disney items in DD. The Wonderland Gallery may be the one store where it may be OK to spurge a little, especially for the adult super Disney...

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  • Be Smart, be frugal...

    by not giving in easily at Downtown Disney. Price markup is smart for the vendors- bad for the tourists of course. Unless you are getting a gift or buying an item that's very unique, try to resist buying Disney items in DD. The Wonderland Gallery may be the one store where it may be OK to spurge a little, especially for the adult super Disney...

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  • The Prices Keep Going Up!

    The entrance price to Disneyland and now, California Adventures are so high these days. Even with coupons and discounts to be found at most grocery stores and hotel lobbies the cost just to enter the park is over a hundred dollars for a family of four.Update: Now (2013) the price for a family of four entering Disneyland is well-over $300.00. Most...

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Anaheim What to Pack

  • Comfortable Shoes

    Bring a sensible bag with only the necessities. It's a pain making trips to and from the lockers at the main gates or all the way back to your room if you're staying at one of the Resort hotels. We use the lockers when we make a full day trip and want to take extra clothes like a jacket or sweater to wear in the evening. Like many things at...

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  • Extra Film

    Dress for the season. You'd think it would be warm all the time in southern California, but it can be cool and damp in late May. Therefore, watch the weather report and dress accordingly. Wear comfortable shoes because you're going to do some tall walking. Sunscreen is in order for the summer. 35mm camera (nothing fancy), but please buy your film...

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  • Bring an extra bag for D-Land stuff

    One extra bag or suitcase would be very handy especially for the first time Disneyland visitor easily suckered into getting park merchandise :-)! Factor in the extra baggage fee at the airport, which is $25 or more!

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Anaheim Off The Beaten Path

  • Disneyland

    Over the years new rides and attractions open at Disneyland and older ones close. This makes return visits almost as exciting as the first visit. Though some of our favorites are familiar, there is always something new to explore. One thing I learned after a few visits was to start the day at the back, far reaches of the Park and move forward...

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  • California Adventure

    On the California Boardwalk section of Disney's California adventure there is a huge 16 Story tall ferris wheel called "The Sun Wheel". There are two sets of cars, one stationary, the others swing and slide around. (if you have kids, or a mildly week stomach, stick with the stationary) But the real secret to this one is to wait until after dark ...

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  • Back Country in Disneyland

    Over the years new rides and attractions open at Disneyland and older ones close. This makes return visits almost as exciting as the first visit. Though some of our favorites are familiar, there is always something new to explore. One thing I learned after a few visits was to start the day at the back, far reaches of the Park and move forward...

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Anaheim Sports & Outdoors

  • Anaheim Angels

    If you are coming to Angels Stadium for a game or another event, park outside of the stadium lots, in areas across State College Blvd. Outside lots are always cheaper, about $5 less or so. If you want to arrive to the stadium and have no stress in parking your automobile, come by bus (OCTA bus 50) or by (Amtrak) train which is just steps away from...

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  • Ducks

    One of LA's top sports teams, the Ducks play at the Honda Center. Once one of the top teams the current ducks are not doing so well which makes there tickets much easier to come by than the LA Kings.

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  • On Parking!

    If you are coming to Angels Stadium for a game or another event, park outside of the stadium lots, in areas across State College Blvd. Outside lots are always cheaper, about $5 less or so. If you want to arrive to the stadium and have no stress in parking your automobile, come by bus (OCTA bus 50) or by (Amtrak) train which is just steps away from...

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Anaheim Favorites

  • Disneyland

    If you are heading to Disneyland especially during the summer time when children are out of school, expect long lines up to a two hour wait! Make sure to take the Disney's Fastpass. This is available to the following attractions: California Screamin', Grizzly River Run, Soarin' Over Califronia, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and the RAdiator...

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  • Information / Sources

    Having a Carl's Jr treat in the home of Carl! Anaheim is the physical and sentimental headquarters of the beloved Carls Jr fast food restaurants. The founding family of the chain restaurant, the Karchers, is quite famous locally with the late patriarch Carl Karcher, having appeared on advertisements. Carl's Jr is popular along with McDonalds,...

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  • California Adventure

    Beware that when you purchase your Disneyland Ticket, it does NOT include entry into The California Adventure Park, there is a separate admission price for this Park. Or you can by a Multi-Day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Ticket, which allows you to visit both theme parks. If you exit and plan to return on the same day, or you are visiting the...

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  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    WonderCon Anaheim, one of the country's most exciting comics and popular arts conventions, will take place the weekend of March 29 - 31 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), at the Anaheim Convention Center. WonderCon Anaheim 2013 badges are on sale now! Take advantage of our online registration discount by visiting comic-con.org/wca/2013/badge... today .

    New for 2013! Anyone who wishes to purchase, apply, or register for a WonderCon Anaheim badge must sign up for a free Comic-Con Member ID. Visit secure2.comic-con.org/member... for more information.

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      Jan 23, 2013 at 2:34 PM

      I want!!!!!!

    • lmkluque's Profile Photo
      Jan 24, 2013 at 6:58 AM

      The Comic-Con membership is free, but you have to have one to buy a ticket to WondeCon Anaheim. I hope you have fun. It might be too late to join the Media night event if you want to go as a VT Blogger. Even the media people have to be a Comic-Con member!

 
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