Garden Grove

Travel Guide
Crystal Cove State Park featuring a house and a park

Visit the extraordinary Crystal Cathedral, which houses one of the world’s largest musical instruments. See a show at the theater and explore the museum.

Garden Grove is a small city in Orange County that is home to the Crystal Cathedral, possibly the largest glass building in the world. Admire this innovative structure, watch a performance in one of the city’s theaters and enjoy local cuisine at a restaurant on Harbor Boulevard. The city is also famous for hosting the annual Strawberry Festival, which celebrates the area’s agricultural roots.

Make your way to the Crystal Cathedral, a glass structure designed by Philip Johnson and built in 1981. Move around the building to observe changes in the reflective exterior that resembles a giant mirror. Walk around the church’s spacious interior and enjoy the view of the sky through the glass. Marvel at the Hazel Wright Memorial Organ, one of the largest of its kind in the world. Its intricate design includes more than 16,000 pipes.

Head to the Stanley Ranch Museum to learn about some of the oldest buildings in the area, dating back to the 1800s.

Visit the restaurants and shops along Harbor Boulevard. The city is renowned for its Vietnamese and Mexican cuisine. Sit down, relax and enjoy tostadas and a fruity margarita.

Attend May’s annual Strawberry Festival. Ride Ferris wheels and roller coasters and taste local produce in celebration of the city’s agricultural prominence. Watch the festival parade and see marching bands, floats and local celebrities.

Garden Grove is 6 miles (10 kilometers) south of Anaheim and 29 miles (47 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles. Reach the area by bus from either city or get there faster by driving or taking a taxi.

Orange County’s beautiful beaches are just a short distance from Garden Grove. Take the 15-minute drive to Huntington Beach and relax on the sand or surf the waves. The affluent town of Newport Beach is an additional 15-minute drive south. Disneyland® Resort and Knott’s Berry Farm are also nearby.

Sheraton Garden Grove-Anaheim South Hotel
Sheraton Garden Grove-Anaheim South Hotel
3.5 out of 5
12221 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA
The price is AU$168 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
This family-friendly Garden Grove hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Disney California Adventure® Park and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Disneyland® ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (979 reviews)
"Great place and really good area"

Reviewed on 20 Jan. 2022

Sheraton Garden Grove-Anaheim South Hotel
Hyatt Regency Orange County
Hyatt Regency Orange County
4 out of 5
11999 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA
The price is AU$190 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
This family-friendly Garden Grove hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim GardenWalk and UC ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (3,324 reviews)
"Clean and very good for families"

Reviewed on 22 Jan. 2022

Hyatt Regency Orange County
Embassy Suites by Hilton Anaheim South
Embassy Suites by Hilton Anaheim South
3.5 out of 5
11767 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA
The price is AU$170 per night from 10 Feb. to 11 Feb.
Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Downtown Disney® District, Disney California Adventure® Park and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Disneyland® ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,140 reviews)
"Nice area"

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2022

Embassy Suites by Hilton Anaheim South
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim-Main Gate Area
Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim-Main Gate Area
3 out of 5
12005 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA
The price is AU$193 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
Located in the heart of Garden Grove, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim GardenWalk and UC Irvine Medical Center. ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,057 reviews)
"Only one small elevator was in use and first night checking in when I entered the double doors a hot gust of wind blew in my face and it did something to my sinuses and I ended up getting dizzy the rest of the night. Check in was a little tough due to a guest in front of me needed to change rooms ..."

Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2022

Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim-Main Gate Area
Perfect Townhouse Near Disney
Perfect Townhouse Near Disney
9763 orangewood ave, Garden Grove, CA
Located in Garden Grove, this family-friendly holiday home is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Garden Grove Park, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Disneyland® and Knott's Berry ...
3.2/5 (6 reviews)
No hot water or water pressure
"This place is not as advertised. There was no hot water and when we contacted the managers they told us how to reset the water to allow for 5 mins of hot water. How does a place that is suppose to sleep 14 only have 5 mins of hot water!? Hot water also never reached the kitchen. We had to boil water ..."

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Perfect Townhouse Near Disney
Spacious 1br/1bath guest suite; full kitchen, parking, laundry, 2 large beds
Spacious 1br/1bath guest suite; full kitchen, parking, laundry, 2 large beds
11881 Gail Ln, Garden Grove, CA
Situated in Garden Grove, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Anaheim Convention Center, Downtown Disney® District and Disney California Adventure® ...
Spacious 1br/1bath guest suite; full kitchen, parking, laundry, 2 large beds
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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