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.
Among the Hollywood stars, beautiful landscapes, and mostly sunny weather, the people of Southern California are blessed with something extra special: easy access to diverse, authentic cuisine. Indian, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Peruvian, Salvadorean, Polish cuisine—you name it, and chances are you can find it in Southern California.
In 1857, German vintners, actors, and poets left San Francisco after the gold rush to pursue a better life, landing in Anaheim. A rich viticulture grew Orange County’s first city, which by 1880 had a downtown area full of saloons, breweries, and picnic-friendly parks surrounded by vineyards.
A hundred and thirty years later, the city would be part of a different gold rush, this time at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival.
When you say the word “Anaheim” a few things come to mind: theme parks, professional sports, or perhaps the biggest convention center on the west coast. However, behind all this hustle and bustle lies another industry that predates them all: beer.
We enjoy traveling as a family and are always trying new things so we like to try and better explore the cities that we visit. At every turn,there are so many unexpected things to do in Anaheim. When visiting Anaheim – prepare for the unexpected. After a long day of theme park excitement, a cold beer from one of Anaheim’s many local breweries is much welcomed after a long day. Everything is Anaheim is designed to inspire the imagination of each and every visitor.
It’s that time again, were we take a crash course through a town and see the sounds, taste the sights, and enjoy the flavors of another city. This time, we’ve assembled a team (a squad?) and spent 48 hours in Anaheim, CA. Even better, we got Visit Anaheim to hook us up this time on our itinerary. We recruited a makeup artist, an Air Force mechanic, an accountant, and a handsome drifter (yours truly) for a broad set of opinions and interests and proceeded to lay waste to Southern California’s most overlooked destination.
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Recently, the fine folks at Visit Anaheim invited my fiancee and I down to the OC to experience the unexpected things to do in Anaheim. Our trip began at the Anaheim Marriott, the perfect hotel if you’re wanting to be in a centralized part of Anaheim. All of our activities were no more than a 15-minute drive from the hotel, which made ride sharing options the perfect companion since we didn’t feel like driving.
Fresh from saving the universe from certain doom, a stop into Anaheim’s superhero-worthy beer tasting room to unwind is a must. With the beer signal still shining high in the sky, sharing some suds with my fellow warriors after a hard day of fighting evil is also, a must.