Top 9 things to do in Anaheim, California


It’s time to escape the cold to sunny California. While Disneyland is one of the biggest attraction in Anaheim, there are plenty of other activities for those looking to indulge and relax with its wineries, breweries, sports & trendy boutiques.

Here are our top 9 things to do in Anaheim:

1. Visit the Anaheim Packing House
440 S. Anaheim Blvd. | 3 miles from Anaheim Convention Center
A former Sunkist citrus packing facility was restored and opened in 2014 as the Anaheim Packing House, a hip food hall with a communal dining area surrounded by more than 20 artisanal eateries with innovative takes on comfort food and international classics.

2. Stroll along Center Street Promenade
201 W Center St. | 3 miles from Anaheim Convention Center
The outdoor cafes, trendy boutiques and Good Food Hall in this hipster hangout in downtown Anaheim will surprise you.Savor Pour Vida Latin Flavor’s chef-driven concept. Dine at the Gypsy Den vegan-friendly eatery. Go literary with the Ink & Bean coffee saloon and workshop. Even the barbershop, Barbeer, serves beer.

3. Take off at FlightDeck
1650 S. Sinclair St. | 2.5 miles from Anaheim Convention Center
Step into the cockpit of a military-grade flight simulator and get in a dogflight.

4. Take an Anaheim GardenWalk
321 W Katella Ave. | 1/4 mile from Anaheim Convention Center
The 460,000 square-foot outdoor dining, shopping and entertainment plaza offers popular upscale chain restaurants and local favorites like the FiRE +iCE all-you-can-eat, Mongolian-style grill bar and McFadden’s Anaheim, the New York pub with a Southern California home. Have a happy hour at Heat Ultra Lounge or roll some strikes at the upscale Bowlmor Lanes.

5. Explore the Downtown Disney District
1580 Disneyland Drive | 1/2 mile from Anaheim Convention Center
Listen to live music. Browse one of the largest Disney stores. Enjoy a sit-down Mediterranean dinner at Catal, a sports themed experience of ESPN Zone, the jungle surroundings of Rainforest Café, the Mexican tradition of Tortilla Jo’s, or the New Orleans stylings and Cajun/creole influences at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen. You don’t need park admission for this fun zone.

6. Catch Angels Baseball
2000 E. Gene Autry Way | 3 miles from Anaheim Convention Center
See generational talents Mike Trout and Albert Pujols lead the 2014 American League West champion Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

7. Soar at Swinglt Trapeze
350 W Center St. | 2.5 miles from Anaheim Convention Center
Take circus and acrobatic classes from the pros who’ll teach you how to swing from the trapeze bars. Look out!

8. Embrace the arts at MUZEO
241 S. Anaheim Blvd. | 3 miles from Anaheim Convention Center
A new model for urban cultural centers opened in 2008, Main Gallery integrates Anaheim’s original Carnegie Library and a gallery space to present three traveling exhibits each year, including the current “Master Craft: The Art of Woodworking.”

9. Get a taste of Anaheim Brewery
336 S. Anaheim Blvd. | Three miles from Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim is home to Great American Beer Festival – winning porters, stouts and IPAs. Leading the city’s craft beer movement are Anaheim Brewery, Bottle Logic Brewing, Noble Ale Works, Phantom Ales, Hoparazzi Brewing Co., and Golden Road Brewing.

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This Saturday, November 19, join us in escaping the dreary rain for a Southern California inspired day in the sand, hosted by Visit Anaheim. With something for the whole family, kids can enjoy a game of beach volleyball, face painting, sand sculpting, movies on the beach.

Here’s what you can expect:
– Face painting
– Sand sculptures and lessons
– Bouncy castles and games
– Food trucks and treats
– Movies on the beach in the screening area
– Free swag from travel brands
– and more!

Plus, you will have the chance to win round trip airfare to Anaheim courtesy of WestJet.

Where:
6Pack Indoor Beach
13180 Mitchell Rd #115, Richmond, BC V6V 1M8

Date:
Saturday, November 19

Time:
10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

To register for FREE event tickets, please visit: http://bit.ly/DayinAnaheim


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James Chung

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