Home to Disneyland, as well as some spectacular convention centers and sports teams, Anaheim is one of the most happening cities in Orange County, California. Anaheim was founded by fifty German families in 1857, who named in Anaheim- “Home by the Santa Ana River”. Anaheim is known for its aircraft parts, electronics and canned fruit industries. Walnuts, lemons and oranges are the major produces of the area. The Walt Disney Company is by far the largest employer in the city.
We provide here some information about the various places of interest in Anaheim. These include the Disneyland Resort, Adventure City, Anaheim Garden Walk, Anaheim Convention Center and many more.
The main attraction of Anaheim is obviously the Disneyland Resort. The resort includes the two theme parks, three hotels and shopping and dining area. The theme parks attract both the young and the old, with their varieties of rides, voyages and trips. The most notable structure and icon of Disneyland is the towering blue and gold Sleeping Beauty Castle. Disneyland celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2005-2006. Some of the themed areas are Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Holidayland, Orleans Square, Main Street, U.S.A and Mickey’s Toontown. While Main Street U.S.A is designed as a Midwest town of the Victorian Era, Adventureland takes one off to exotic adventures in far off regions of the world.
The Disney’s California Adventure Park
The Disney’s California Adventure Park is a theme park which depicts the landmarks, culture and history of California. Hollywood Pictures Backlot, Sunshine Plaza, The Golden State, Paradise Pier and A Bug’s Life are the five areas of this adventure park.
If you feel like biting something after visiting the theme parks, you can visit the ESPN Zone, one of the sports themed restaurants in Downtown Disney. A different experience would be the House of Blues, again in Downtown Disney, which is part of a corporate chain of music halls and restaurants. You can enjoy southern cuisine, Blues music and folk art at this place.
The Adventure City and Anaheim Garden Walk
The Adventure City is a small amusement park in Anaheim. It has around fifteen different types of rides, and is a good place for spending time with family. To have a different kind of shopping experience, visit the Anaheim Garden Walk. Shops and restaurants are set among beautifully manicured garden walkways. This place is very near the Disneyland Resort and the Anaheim Convention Center.
Anaheim Convention Center
The 800,000 sq ft Anaheim Convention Center is located near the Disneyland Resort and included state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure. A number of public events, including the Anime Expo are held here. It also has a sports venue with the capacity of 9100 people.
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
A must visit for sports lovers is the modern-style ballpark, the Angel Stadium of Anaheim. This stadium hosts football and baseball leagues, as well as musical concerts by the likes of Pink Floyd and Madonna. The Honda Center, also known as The Pond, is an indoor arena in Anaheim. The arena also doubles up as an 8,400 seat amphitheater. The Grove of Anaheim is an indoor, live music venue.