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Anaheim is a playground for all ages, and the perfect spot for a family vacation, combining California sun with thrilling theme parks. The wide streets are lined with palm trees, and everywhere you look there are signs for one attraction or another, with Disneyland being the main draw in the area. There are also plenty of smaller attractions dotted around the city, as well as family-friendly restaurants and busy shopping malls, all full of staff waiting to give you a warm greeting and a friendly smile.

Things to see

Known for being the ‘happiest place on Earth’, a trip to Disneyland is every child’s dream; and many adults too. It’s a multi-sensory experience which is hard to take in all at once, with rides twirling, beloved Disney characters posing for photographs, and stalls and side attractions just waiting to be discovered. A particularly popular area is the Disney California Adventure Park, where you can stroll down several different districts, all with distinctly Californian personalities. From a pier with thrilling rides and fun games, to a replica of a studio’s back lot, you can learn all about the diverse cities of California while having fun. Further family fun can be found at Knott's Berry Farm which features dozens of twisting rollercoasters reaching to the sky, as well as tumbling rapid rides, and plenty of milder thrills for the kids. Adults and older children will enjoy a day at the Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, where you learn how to pilot a plane, then get to test your knowledge on-board a state of the art simulator. Enjoy the balmy Californian evenings at Angel Stadium, where you can cheer on the local baseball team, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Hotels in Anaheim

There are plenty of luxury hotels in Anaheim, with family-friendly facilities such as outdoor pools, spa tubs, childcare centers, and multiple dining options. Rooms are also set up for those with kids, with free WiFi, MP3 docking stations, and LCD televisions to keep them amused. In the mid-range, there are several chain hotels where you can still enjoy excellent facilities such as cafes, meeting and conference rooms, fitness centers, spa services, and parking. Guestrooms will often feature plenty of extras including shower/tub combinations, high-speed internet access, and in-room safes. Those on a tight budget will find plenty of motels and inns close to the major attractions, offering clean, air-conditioned rooms for you to relax in.

Where to stay

Many visitors on vacation choose to stay close to Disneyland – Anaheim, as this allows them to purchase tickets for multiple days, and means they can explore the park at a leisurely pace. The area is clean and pleasant, with plenty of palm trees, and roads lined with family-friendly restaurants and fast food outlets. The Buena Park - Knott's Berry Farm area is in the northwest of Anaheim, and is a slightly quieter alternative. With white buildings and green suburbs, families are again the main focus of the area, although you’ll also find plenty of younger groups enjoying the attractions.

How to get to Anaheim

John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana is the nearest one to Anaheim, just 20 minutes away by rental car or taxi, both of which are available at the terminal. There are also shuttle services available to the Anaheim Resort area, taking around 45 minutes depending on the number of stops that are being made. Most international visitors arrive at Los Angeles International Airport, a 40 minute drive away, and there are several shuttle services available that stop at the major resorts and attractions. Anaheim also has a train station with a local Metrolink service, as well as being a stop on the picturesque Pacific Surfliner Amtrak line, covering many towns in Southern California.

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