Located between Los Angeles and San Diego, Anaheim is best known as the home of Disneyland® Resort. Whilst the amusement parks are a huge draw, you’ll also find top notch restaurants, local craft breweries, shopping, professional sports and museums. Definitely one city the entire family will enjoy.
Did you realise that Disneyland® Park is where ALL the magic began in 1955? Experience more than 60 adventures and attractions across eight themed lands, and of course, Main Street U.S.A. Whilst there are plenty of thrills to be had, you’ll also enjoy classics like It’s a Small World, Mad Tea Party, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Jungle Cruise and Peter Pan’s Flight.
Walt Disney was 53 when he dedicated Disneyland Park and saw the realisation of his dream. Opening day was 17th July 1955 and the area was in the middle of a heatwave. The first day was a bit of a disaster as a local plumbers' strike created challenges with water in the park. The heatwave continued and almost wiped out the park that first summer. Luckily, it all turned a corner and by 1965, 50 million visitors had come through the gates.
Knott's Berry Farm®, under 8 miles from Disneyland in Buena Park, is considered America’s first theme park. With humble beginnings as an actual berry farm, Walter Knott had a vision of opening a summer-long county fair. Today, visitors can experience six themed areas; Ghost Town, Camp Snoopy, Fiesta Village, the Boardwalk, Wild Water Wilderness and Indian Trails.
That’s not all! Your Anaheim theme park adventure continues with Disney California Adventure® Park, Downtown Disney® District and Universal Studios Hollywood. You’ll also want to make time to explore some of Orange County’s unique neighbourhoods. Center Street Promenade, downtown Anaheim, has undergone a modern revival with quaintly curated shops and artisan-inspired eateries. Old Towne Orange is full of antique treasures; those interested in a vintage vibe will find downtown Fullerton a retro gem.
When it's time to take a break from all the action, you'll want a full-service resort with a cool pool to retreat to.
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford