Anaheim Area Blog

  1. Peruvian Eats

      Craving savory tapas and bite-sized desserts? The Peruvian restaurants in and around Anaheim are perfect for date nights, family outings, or exploring a cuisine you don’t commonly think of when you hear “Southern California.” At La Pollada Peruvian Grill, located at 933 Euclid St, try the Lomo Saltado for perfectly tender meat in a…

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  2. Mickey’s Not-so-Scary Halloween Party

    On August 24 and 27, mark your calendar for one of the most exciting summer nights at Disneyland. These special nights in August, September, October, and November allow the Magic Kingdom to come alive with just-spooky-enough delights. Check out the Mickey Boo-to-You Halloween Parade, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular, and special Happy HalloWishes fireworks. Get…

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  3. Santa Ana Water Tower

      Anaheim has its own water tower, but it doesn’t come close to the cult following of the nearby Santa Ana Water Tower, which is well worth a visit. The landmark site can be seen from I-5 and is well-known to locals. It was built in 1928 and at 153 feet tall can hold one…

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  4. Pageant of the Masters

      Art comes to life July 7 – September 1, as the annual juried exhibit of fine artists comes to town. This year’s theme is Under the Sun, an homage to the early 20th century when impressionists sat alongside plein air artists outdoors to take in the natural beauty—and expose it on canvas. Enjoy a…

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  5. Aquarium of the Pacific

      A short drive from your Anaheim hotel is the famed Long Beach where a five-acre aquarium awaits. Full of fun and adventure, the Aquarium of the Pacific is located at 100 Aquarium Way. The biggest aquarium in the world includes over a dozen permanent exhibits including Frogs: Dazzling and Disappearing, Jellies, the Sea Otter…

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  6. Best Local Seafood

      Staying so close to the Pacific Ocean means serious sea-to-table dining at many of Anaheim’s top seafood restaurants. Try the fresh catches at PokiNometry, located at 184 South Harbor Blvd. The counter-service favorite lets you customize Hawaiian bowls, nachos, and salads. Highlighting local ingredients, you build your own with items like local avocado, octopus,…

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  7. Visit Universal Studios

      No trip to Anaheim is complete without a visit to Universal Studios, conveniently located at 100 Universal City Plaza. Part film studio and part theme park, it’s an entertainment, shopping, thrill ride and dining hot spot with special patriotic treats during the Fourth of July holiday. Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and…

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  8. Find Your Fireworks

      Anaheim visitors adore the fireworks at Disneyland any time of year, but the park really kicks it up a notch for the Fourth of July. An inspirational fireworks show is choreographed to patriotic music, and throughout the park you’ll find red, blue, and white treats that are only available once per year. Disneyland is…

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  9. “Tico” Costa Rican Cuisine in Anaheim

      Anaheim has a variety of Mexican and Spanish restaurants, but Costa Rican cuisine is something entirely different—and well worth tasting. There’s only one pure “Tico” restaurant in Anaheim, aptly named the Costa Rican Restaurant, and it’s where you’ll enjoy authentic dishes from Central America. Typical dishes include tamales, tacos ticos, picadillos, casados and tortas…

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  10. Best Italian in Anaheim

      Anaheim is a mecca for foodies, and Italian is a favorite cuisine. Corina’s Italian Market at 2175 W Orange Ave. has been dishing up authentic counter-service dishes since 1963. Known for their pizza, pastas and sandwiches, it’s also a market where you can get your favorite imported goodies to take back to your Anaheim…

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