Anaheim in Southern California is familiar to most Australians, even if they have never visited. The city has been on our radar since the original Disneyland Park first opened to the public there in 1955 and, in the six decades since, millions of Australian families have fulfilled a wish list imperative to ‘go to Disneyland’.
Anaheim sits in the heart of Orange County, a region of Southern California (know affectionately as SoCal) that stretches all the way from Los Angeles to San Diego, along the Pacific coast.
Beyond the Disneyland draw card, Anaheim and Orange County serve up an additional diverse and bountiful feast of family friendly fun across a whole range of attractions, activities and action, paired with a temperate climate, casual outdoor lifestyle, beautiful beaches, family entertainment, fresh local produce, a love of sport and super friendly residents.
Anaheim began life as a rich, fertile region renowned for its delicious produce – especially citrus fruit – and the 4,000m2 gourmet food court, The Anaheim Packing House, is a must-visit with the whole family, presenting the best of the best, across enticing eateries and mouth-watering menus.
The city is also a burgeoning pro sports destination, with championship teams in ice hockey (Anaheim Ducks) and baseball (Los Angeles Angels.)
And with all of that fabulous weather, food, sport, and two out-of-this-world Disneyland Resort Parks to explore – Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park – you might imagine that’s your Anaheim adventure sewn up.
Not quite. You have barely scratched the surface of fun in Orange County … Knott’s Berry Farm, LEGOLAND California, SeaWorld San Diego, Huntington, Laguna and Newport beaches, Catalina Island, bike paths, hiking trails …
So, visit soon, because Anaheim is, simply, an awesome destination for an Aussie family holiday.