Discover why planners select Anaheim and Orange County
Southern California Location
With Los Angeles 30 miles north and San Diego 90 miles south, Anaheim is between two major U.S. metropolitan cities and has drive market of more than 20 million people. The area's population supports high event attendance.
Anaheim Convention Center
The ACC, the largest exhibit hall on the West Coast, spans 1.6 million square feet, including 813,000 square feet of flexible, multipurpose exhibit space. It has 51 meeting rooms (152,000 square feet), a 38,000-square-foot Main Ballroom and a 7,500-seat Arena. Its 200,000 square feet of outdoor venue space of the Grand Plaza, Palm Court and Arena Plaza are beautifully landscaped with palm trees, tropical plants and fountains, making the area ideal for year-round entertaining, networking events and galas. With an expansion in late 2017 completion, the ACC will add 200,000 square feet of flexible function space, bringing its total exhibit space to 1.013 million square feet. Only 10 other U.S. convention centers have eclipsed the 1 million mark. The ACC is also a LEED-certified facility and offers outstanding in-house ARAMARK catering, state-of-the-art Smart City networking and PSAV technological support services.
The outdoor plazas connect the ACC to three exceptional Anaheim Campus hotels: Anaheim Marriott, Hilton Anaheim and Sheraton Hotel at the Anaheim Resort. The three properties combine to offer 3,092 guest rooms and more than 275,000 in meeting space for use as an extension of ACC events or for a stand-alone meeting destination. Attendees benefit from the walkability of the campus, which is located in the heart of the Anaheim ResortTM district famed for its dining, entertainment and attractions.
World-class hotels, expansive restaurants, pro sports facilities, museums and galleries offer distinctive meeting and special-event space in Anaheim and surrounding Orange County.
Safety and Hospitality
Anaheim is ranked among the safest U.S. destinations. According to U.S. Justice Department statistics of 35 U.S. cities with a population of 250,000 to 500,000, Anaheim was rated the safest city. It is also one of only four U.S. cities with specialized Tourist Oriented Policing and serves as a model destination for American cities. Anaheim has also been recognized nationally for its hospitality and customer service.
Orange County has 502 hotels that cover the spectrum of luxury, location and affordability. More than 112 hotels (22,501 rooms) are within two miles of the ACC, including 42 properties (9,109 rooms) within a ½-mile walking distance. Please refer to the Sales Brochure or ask Visit Anaheim about the numerous hotels and resorts that have function space and cater to groups for meetings and events.
Dining and Nightlife
Anaheim has become a foodie city with an expansive culinary footprint and an award-winning craft beer scene. Enjoy hundreds of critically acclaimed restaurants in and around Anaheim for fine dining and new artisanal hotspots with chef-driven concepts and farm-to-fork menus. The revitalized downtown has become a popular hotspot for its wealth of innovative eateries and drinkeries, live music and thriving nightlife.
Experience nearly 300 days of sunshine, just 13 inches of rain -- no snow – and an average temperature of 67 degrees.
Airlift and Transportation Ease
Four major airports – John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Long Beach Airport (LGB) and LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) – are all within 45 miles. Bus and rail run through the new ground transportation hub, Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC).
Visit Anaheim Services
Visit Anaheim, the destination marketing organization, assists planners in all aspects of event management.
Popular Leisure Capital
World-famous theme parks and tourist attractions, major pro sports teams, abundant golf course and recreational activities and luxury shopping are just some of the entertainment options available for attendees. Also, you’ll be just a 20-minute drive to the Pacific Ocean and Orange County’s stunning, 42-mile stretch of coastline.