Anaheim is an epicenter of entertainment when it comes to theme parks, but it is also a home for art, architecture, atmosphere and beautiful scenery. Any visit to Anaheim should include these these attractions in the plans:
Disneyland Park, originally Disneyland, is the first of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, opened on July 17, 1955. It is the only one of their many theme parks designed and built with the direct supervision of Walt Disney himself. In the past, it was the only attraction on the property; its name was changed to Disneyland Park to distinguish it from the expanding complex in the 1990s. The entirety of their parks actually have the largest cumulative attendance in the world, boasting 650 million visitors per year!
California Adventure Park This amazing attraction is owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company through its Parks and Resorts division. The 72-acre park is themed after the history and culture of California. The park opened in 2001 as Disney’s California Adventure Park, and it is the second of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort complex, after Disneyland Park.
Angels Stadium originally known as Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field of Anaheim, is a modern ballpark now used mostly for professional baseball. Since its opening in 1966, it has served as the home ballpark of the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball, and was also the home stadium to the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League from 1980 to 1994. The stadium is also known by its unofficial nickname The Big A. It is the fourth-oldest active Major League Baseball stadium, behind Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, and Dodger Stadium.
Aquarium of the Pacific puts nature within reach! You can get in touch with nature and marine life – any time you want. Touch sharks. Feed lorikeet birds. Watch sea otters play. Over 12,500 animals await in this incredible attraction. Open daily from 9am to 6pm, Closed during Long Beach Grand Prix and Christmas Day.
Battleship Iowa – Pacific Battleship Center is known as the Battleship of Presidents, USS Iowa has opened as a floating museum. Voted one of the ‘Best Cool Exhibits to See with Your Kids’, your adventure includes a tour covering the gun and missile systems, officers’ wardroom, crew’s mess, the Captain’s cabin and more. Battleship Iowa is perfect for families and events.
Knott’s Berry Farm Soak City OC is a separately gated, 13-acre water adventure park immediately adjacent to Knott’s Theme Park. Whimsically themed to Southern California beach towns of the 1950s, Soak City boasts 17 speed, tube and body slides including Pacific Spin featuring a six-story funnel; the 750,000-gallon Tidal Wave Bay wave pool; the one-third-mile Sunset River; and the three-story Toyota Beach House, featuring 200 water guns, nozzles, sprayers and other interactive surprises. Gremmie Lagoon is a hands-on water playground for surfer kids designed for maximum family appeal. Open daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, and weekends in September.
Where to Stay
King’s Inn Anaheim, 415 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA, 92802, (888-950-5062) is a hotel with outdoor pool, near Disney California Adventure Park. This hotel is ideal for traveling families that want to enjoy the best attractions in and around Anaheim. They offer great value and comfort, adding to the convenience of avoiding large crowds inside the resorts of major attractions. They feature standard rooms with one Queen bed, or the Standard double with two Queen beds. The accommodations also include: 79 guestrooms, an outdoor pool, terrace, 24-hour front desk, air conditioning, daily housekeeping, front-desk safe, self-serve laundry, tour/ticket assistance, free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.