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.
Before the holiday season hits full gear—we wanted to arm you with ten ‘must try’ holiday activities in Orange County. Grab your family, friends, or perhaps a visiting out-of-town guest to surprise with an extravaganza of festivities.
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.
Searching for first date ideas? Or maybe change up your current date night routine in Anaheim and Orange County? We’re here to help you navigate through an abundance of special and unique date night ideas within Anaheim and Orange County. Here are a few ideas to make your evening truly magical.
Have a family-style feast without having to lift a finger at these appetizing Anaheim restaurants.
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.
Since 1999, one of the most popular hobbies when visiting Disney® Theme Parks have been the collecting and trading of Disney-themed pins. From Disneyland to Walt Disney World and beyond; fanatics have searched high and low for rare pins of Mickey and other popular Disney characters. Not sure where to start? We've pulled together a few tips to make the case on why you should try pin trading during your next trip to the Disneyland® Resort.