Last Minute Vacations To Anaheim
Anaheim is located in Orange County, California in the United States. There are several districts in the city including: the Anaheim Resort (the area surrounding Disneyland), The Canyon (an industrial area), and the Platinum Triangle (the area surrounding Angel Stadium). Disneyland is of course one of the main attractions that brings visitors to this west coast US city. The city is roughly 40 km from the Huntington Beach (a popular beach in Orange County). Another popular thing to do in Anaheim is watch one of their pro hockey or baseball teams in action.
Getting There & Other Transportation
Flights will take you to the largest airport in Orange County, California which is the Santa Ana airport, also known as the John Wayne Airport. It is located about 15 miles from Disneyland.
Many hotels at Disneyland have complimentary transportation to and from the airport. If not, you can use a taxi or shuttle service that they have available at the airport.
Hotels & Places to Stay
The most popular places to stay while in the Anaheim area are the Disneyland Resorts. These resorts are generally include a continental breakfast and are always family friendly. Here are some great options at different price levels:
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel
The Disneyland Hotel
Anaheim Plaza Hotel & Suites
Porofino Inn & Suites
Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel
The Anabella Hotel
Candy Cane Inn
Dining & Nightlife
There are several options for family friendly dining in the Disneyland Resort area. The majority of these options are moderately priced and are suited for the whole family:
Catal Restaurant/Uva Bar (Mediterranean cuisine)
Goofy’s Kitchen (American cuisine)
House of Blues (American Regional cuisine)
La Brea Bakery and Express Café (Bakery)
Napa Rose (American Regional cuisine)
Rainforest Café (International cuisine)
Ralph Bennan’s Jazz Kitchen (Cajun)
As far as nightlife goes, you will have to venture outside of the Disney area to find good bars, lounges and clubs.
Not only is Disneyland the thing to do when in Anaheim, but Disney’s California Adventure, Universal Studios Hollywood, SeaWorld Adventure park, and the San Diego Zoo are just around the corner in San Diego! Consider buying a Southern California CityPass (www.citypass.com) to have access to transportation to all of these locations.
Outside of the Disneyland realm, you can attend one of the professional sports teams in the area: The Anaheim Ducks (hockey) or the Los Angeles Angels (baseball). Both teams’ stadiums/arenas are located in Anaheim and make for a great experience while in the city.
Currency, Culture and Language
The official language in the USA is English.
The official currency in the USA is the US dollar (USD).