Enjoy theme parks, sports teams and shopping centers in Anaheim, the oldest and most populated city in Orange County. It is the home of Disneyland® Resort and the largest convention center on the Pacific Coast. The city is also known for its sports stadium and several other landmarks.

German founding families named the city for their new home on the Santa Ana River. It was originally an industrial center for electronics and aircraft parts. Today, you’ll know it best as the home of Disneyland® Resort’s two parks.

Discover 67 acres (27 hectares) of fun at the Disney California Adventure® Park. Stroll through Hollywood Land or along Buena Vista Street to get a sense of California as it was when Walt Disney arrived in 1923. Meander around Paradise Pier, a fascinating replica of coastal boardwalks from the state, such as Santa Monica Pier. Enjoy thrilling roller coaster rides and climb aboard Mickey’s Fun Wheel for a panoramic view of the area.

Make your way to the other park in the complex, Disneyland® Park, which is the only one of its kind built under direct instruction from Walt Disney. It is one of the most visited theme parks in the world. Ride Space Mountain in the Tomorrowland® section. Take the younger kids to Fantasyland® where they can interact with Disney characters, such as Peter Pan and Sleeping Beauty.

Attend a sporting event at the Anaheim Convention Center, the largest of its kind on the West Coast. Watch a baseball game at Angel Stadium, the home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Look toward the halo atop the stadium; it lights up when the home team wins. Music concerts are occasionally held at the ballpark; previous performances include The Who and Pink Floyd.

Anaheim is a 15-minute drive from Santa Ana and a 40-minute drive from downtown Los Angeles. It is easily accessible by subway or bus. For additional relaxation, head to the coast and enjoy one of California’s spectacular beaches at Long Beach.

Known for

Theme Parks, Family-friendly and Entertainment

Top hotels in Anaheim

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel
3.5 out of 5
900 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim
AU$182/night
11 Aug. - 12 Aug.
4.1/5Very Good! (11,604 reviews)

"Nice hotel and great staff but I expected better breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2019

Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel
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Hilton Anaheim
4 out of 5
777 W Convention Way, Anaheim
AU$201/night
8 Aug. - 9 Aug.
4.1/5Very Good! (11,421 reviews)

"The pool with splash pad was awesome! We were there for dance and my daughter loved swimming in her down time."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2019

Hilton Anaheim
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Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort
3.5 out of 5
1850 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim
AU$188/night
31 Jul. - 1 Aug.
3.8/5Good! (8,373 reviews)

"Being charged for amenities and parking. It should have been included in the stay."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jul. 2019

Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort

Popular activities in Anaheim

Disney California Adventure® Park
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Disney California Adventure® Park

Make new friends with all your favourite Disney characters at Disneyland Park's Californian neighbour.

Disneyland® Park
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Disneyland® Park

The world’s most iconic theme park has entertained crowds since 1955.

Top activities in Anaheim

Disneyland® Resort Tickets
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Disneyland® Resort Tickets

AU$399

Magical kingdoms and storybook fairy tales come to life before your eyes at Disneyland® Resort Theme Parks. Discover for yourself why Disney's enchanting Disneyland® Park is one of the happiest places on earth, and see your favorite stories become reality at Disney California Adventure® Park.

Universal Studios HollywoodTM Admission
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Universal Studios HollywoodTM Admission

AU$178

Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience, and enjoy all of the thrills, laughter and wonder with a 1-day General Admission Ticket to Universal Studios HollywoodTM! With General Admission, you can check out the world-famous Studio Tour in California and explore the largest working movie studio in the world! Cast spells throughout The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM, and soar over HogwartsTM castle in Harry Potter and the Forbidden JourneyTM.

Disneyland Resort Express - LAX Airport
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Disneyland Resort Express - LAX Airport

AU$36

Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and your Anaheim hotel aboard a shuttle.

LA Hollywood & Beaches Tour
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LA Hollywood & Beaches Tour

AU$105

Ride by the white sand beaches and cinematic hot spots of Los Angeles on this bus tour, hopping off to stretch your legs and explore Hollywood or the Farmers Market on foot. Dig your toes into the sand at Santa Monica or Venice Beach, and glimpse landmarks like the Chinese Theatre and Rodeo Drive.

LEGOLAND® California Resort
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LEGOLAND® California Resort

AU$142

AWESOME AWAITS at LEGOLAND® California Resort, where families can have a hands-on, interactive experiences to make memories that last a lifetime! The Resort features more than 60 rides, shows and attractions! Join the crew on the new LEGO® CITY: Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride where you will discover real sea creatures and LEGO treasures.

Universal Studios Hollywood, N-Peak Admission & RT Transfer
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Universal Studios Hollywood, N-Peak Admission & RT Transfer

AU$238

Get Ready for the Ultimate Hollywood Movie Experience! Travel on board Lux Bus America: Including GA Ticket and Round Trip Transfer. No visit to Los Angeles will be complete without a day or more at the world-renowned Universal Studios HollywoodTM where you can see where your favorite movies and television shows come to life.

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Anaheim

3 best dine-on-the-go spots at Disneyland Resort
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3 best dine-on-the-go spots at Disneyland Resort

Highlighting the best quick dining spots in Disneyland

Theme parks in busy seasons
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Theme parks in busy seasons

Navigating the crowds at your favorite theme park

Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration
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Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

Celebrating 60 dazzling years of Disneyland Resort magic