Known as the “city of the arts,” Costa Mesa offers visitors the best of all worlds: a cultural haven at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts campus, a shopper’s paradise at the internationally renowned South Coast Plaza mall and an effortlessly cool independent spirit in the form of cocktail lounges and restaurants at The LAB. Get to know the city located just 13.9 miles from the Anaheim Resort District by exploring Costa Mesa’s must-visit dining, drinking and entertainment hubs that help forge the city’s creative identity.
The new House of Blues in Anaheim is a place where music feeds the soul, but the food is darn good too. For 25 years, the House of Blues has offered “great music, great food, great vibes.” The newly opened location within the Anaheim Gardenwalk shares the spirit and mission of the House of Blues franchise, yet offers music fans and diners a unique, fresh experience.
Orange County is not only known for its beautiful parks and beaches, but also for being one of the best places in Southern California for entertainment. If there is a popular band or performer on tour, you can usually find them playing at one of the hottest concert venues in Orange County.
History has shaped the creative identity of Laguna Beach, from the arrival of masters like Norman St. Clair and William Wendt in the early 1900s to the counter-culture movement and “Christmas Happening” music festival in 1970. Today, the free-spirited city nestled along Pacific Coast Highway is a renowned artists’ colony known for its three premier summer festivals—Sawdust Art & Craft Festival, Art-A-Fair and Festival of Arts—as well as dozens of galleries, museums and theaters.
“Pics or it didn’t happen”
In the age of Instagram, keeping your social media feed on fleek is a vacation must-do. We are here to take away the guess work by sharing Anaheim’s top 9 spots that are guaranteed to illicit a double tap! Feast your eyes on some of the trendiest, most photogenic corners of the city.
The arts open the mind to a world of imagination. Across Orange County, the channels of creativity are flowing thanks to the dozens of art galleries that expose visitors to new and interesting forms of expression. Spanning a myriad of mediums, from painting and sculpture to video installations and other digital media, works emerging from these galleries have one thing in common: a desire to communicate their creators’ messages to the viewer. Embark on an exploration of the rich cultural landscape in Orange County with these five top art galleries in Anaheim and the surrounding area.
If you are looking to experience or things to do in the quintessential California vacation destination, look no further than Anaheim, California. Located in sunny Orange County, in the heart of Southern California, Anaheim is a world-class vacation destination.
Find a healthy dose of history and charm packed into the single square mile of Old Towne Orange. Known colloquially as the “Orange Circle,” this bustling historic district is the heart and soul of the city of Orange. Don’t let the size fool you—there’s much to see, do and taste in a neighborhood where gourmet restaurants are as much at home as antique shops. Check out seven stops on our Old Towne tour featuring experiences you’ll find only in Orange.
Previously located at Downtown Disney, the House of Blues, has been a hot spot in the center of Anaheim for entertainment. At its new location, at the Garden Walk on Disney Way, the House of Blues is now home at a magical 44 thousand square feet musical majesty of multi rooms with art and history everywhere.
One of my favorite things about being based in San Francisco is the short flight proximity to so many different adventures!
A 90-minute flight in any direction can transport you to the welcoming waters of sunny SoCal, the earthy green forests of Oregon or the dry, deep deserts of Nevada, on any given weekend. Anaheim had been on my west coast bucket list for quite some time to check out the original Disneyland, but when I finally made it down south to visit my friend AP this Thanksgiving, little did I know how much else there would be to explore.