Anaheim, CA
California
By D. Gregory Perrin

Anaheim, California holds a special place in the hearts of parents and children all around the world. This is the city where Walt Disney launched his Disneyland theme park in 1955. Millions of families, couples and travelers of all sort come to Anaheim for the fun and fulfillment of the park, because it is truly "where magic happens."   WhatsCheaper.com is here to let you know the interworking of the Anaheim as well as show you that the city and surrounding area has even more to offer tourists than just Disneyland.

The city can be frequented through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), John Wayne Airport (SNA) or the LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT). WhatsCheaper.com can assist with booking your flight arrangements. By clicking on this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php), you can search our system for low prices as well as compare with some of the top travel websites available on the internet. Also, Anaheim has a wide variety of hotels from luxury to budget, WhatsCheaper.com can accommodate no matter what you are looking for on your next vacation. Just click this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php), to start your search through our hotel finder for great prices.

WhatsCheaper.com's top must see attraction in the city is Disneyland ®. The facility consists of both Disneyland Park ® and Disney California Adventure Park ®. Each of these parks contain different themed sections, including the following:

Disneyland ®                                                                                                                                                                      Disney California Adventure Park ®
- Mainstreet USA                                                                                                                             - Hollywood Pictures Backlots
- Fantasyland                                                                                                                                     - Paradise Pier
- Tommorrowland                                                                                                                          - Golden State
- New Orleans Square                                                                                                             - "a bugs land"
- Adventureland                                                                                                                                - Cars Land
- Frontierland
- Critter Country
- Mickey's Toontown

All of these sections have tons of rides, lots of enjoyment and keep visitors pining for a sense of adventure. Parents can take their children to favorite places like Sleeping Beauty's Castle or intense rides like Space Mountain.   WhatsCheaper.com suggests checking out Disney's multi-day pricing which usually provides more for your money.

Adventure City ® is also available in Anaheim, and is excellent for families on a budget. Then, just 10 minutes away in Buena Park, California is Knotts Berry Farm ® which has a large number of roller coasters and is a great time for everyone.

But, Anaheim, California is so much more than just themed parks. Anaheim is part of Orange County, which has 42 miles of breathtaking beaches from Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and more. All of these are just a short ride from Anaheim, and WhatsCheaper.com highly recommends taking a day away from the theme parks to head to the beach for some good family fun.

The city is the home to several sports teams like the Major League Baseball's California Angels. WhatsCheaper.com recommends taking in a game at Angel Stadium. Also, there is the National Hockey League's Anaheim Ducks that play at the Honda Center.

Anaheim and Orange County has a number of museums that are very interesting. The Muzeo Museum in Anaheim has routing exhibits and there is a minimal fee for entrance.   Another suggestion of WhatsCheaper.com is the Richard Nixon Museum in Yorba Linda. Here vacationers can learn about the life of this historic President, and do research into his papers. Other museums in Orange County that are of interest are the Bowers Museum, Lyon Air Museum and others.

Orange County has a large number of shopping venues from luxury shops, to outlet malls and even swap meets. WhatsCheaper.com highly recommends taking advantage while you are in the area. For high end clothing, make sure to check out the South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa or Fashion Island in Newport Beach. There are great outlets in nearby Los Angeles called the Citadel Outlets or a mall in Anaheim called the Anaheim GardenWalk. And lastly, in Anaheim there is Indoor Marketplace, which is the county's largest swap meet where vendors sell brand names for approximately 50% below the market value.

Dining options are endless in Anaheim and the surrounding area.   South Harbor Boulevard and Disneyland Drive are two great places to look for eating options. WhatsCheaper.com recommends while on your next vacation in the Anaheim area to take advantage of some dinner theatre. There are two amazing options in Buena Park. First, Medieval Times offers a two hour dinner show where guests can enjoy a hearty meal while watching knights battle in sword fights and jousting competitions. Another great option is the Pirate Dinner Adventure. Guests will be served a fine meal while they watch a pirate adventure which takes place on a 46 foot ship that is modeled after a 18th-Century Spanish galleon. The adventure is one that you will not forget.

All in all, Anaheim has just what any family, couple or group of friends is looking for in a vacation destination. WhatsCheaper.com can help with booking your flight and hotel reservations. Just click on the above links to get started today.

MUST SEE IN Anaheim, CA LIST:

  • 1. Disneyland Park
  • 2. Angel Stadium
  • 3. Disney's California Adventure
  • 4. Flightdeck Air Combat Center
  • 5. Downtown Disney
  • 6. Honda Center
  • 7. K1 Speed Anaheim
  • 8. Grove of Anaheim
  • 9. Anaheim Hills Golf Course
  • 10. Anaheim Convention Center

Anaheim, CA EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. African Heritage Festival - February
  • 2. Saint Patrick's Day Celebration - March
  • 3. Cinco de Mayo - May
  • 4. Anaheim Children's Art Festival - May
  • 5. Summer Food & Wine Festival - June
  • 6. Taste of Anaheim - June
  • 7. Anaheim Hills 4th of July Festival & Parade - July
  • 8. Fiesta Street Fair - August
  • 9. Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade - October
  • 10. Nutcracker Festival - December

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Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel
1855 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA
By KT Howard

Located less than a mile from Disneyland and the Anaheim Garden Walk, the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel (formally called the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort) is the perfect place for your next vacation. Allow the hotel valets to park your car and the bellmen to help deliver your luggage to your room. Check in after 4 p.m. and eat dinner at the Overland Stage Southwestern Grill and BBQ Company or the adjacent Territorial Saloon Sports Bar.

Each of the 490 rooms and suites feature a complimentary mini fridge and in-room safe for valuables. Private balconies look out to picturesque views of the hotel courtyard, the Anaheim GardenWalk, or Disneyland. Relax in your room with a 27" flat screen television offering movies, cable channels, and closed caption programming. In-room Wi-Fi is available for a daily fee. Other amenities include coffee maker, radio/alarm clock, iron, ironing board, and hair dryer in the bathroom. Connecting rooms are available upon request. Families with pets can request a dog bed for their furry companion.

Plan your day with Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel very own concierge service. A Disney desk located in the lobby can answer all your questions regarding Disneyland. The hotel also comes with the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel Fitness Center. After a workout, relax in the outdoor whirlpool with poolside bar. Children will enjoy playing in the pool, located near the whirlpool for adult supervision. Childcare service is available for bus families with small children. Freshen up your clothes with the hotel's laundry and dry cleaning services. Eat at one of the many on-site restaurants, such as Molly's Kitchen or Cafisia in addition to the previously mentioned Overland Stage and Territorial Saloon.

Check out before noon and allow Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel to hold your luggage on your last day. Spend some time shopping in nearby shopping centers like The Garden Walk and The Block of Orange Mall. Before you go, let WhatsCheaper.com take care of your booking needs. Simply follow this link to get started (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Hilton Anaheim
777 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA
By Keleigh M. Quinn

If you are thinking about a trip to the Anaheim area, consider staying at the Hilton Anaheim hotel. This hotel is conveniently located within 14 to 36 miles of four major airports, including Los Angeles International Airport. Nearby you will find beautiful beaches, the Anaheim GardenWalk, plenty of Golf Courses, and Angel Stadium, home to the Los Angeles Angels baseball team. You will also be next to the Anaheim Convenetion Center, making this the perfect choice for business travelers. Most importantly, Disneyland ® is just a few steps away and there are plenty of packages available to customize your vacation. You can visit the Disney ® Desk in the lobby to get assistance with all of the details of your trip.

The contemporary guest rooms offer many options, including two queen beds or one king bed, some with private balconies. You can also choose to have a view of Disneyland ®, which allows you to watch the fireworks each night from the comfort of your room. The rooms also offer flat screen, high definition televisions with premium cable channels. High speed wireless internet is available at an extra cost, and there is a separate work desk for your convenience. The newly renovated bathrooms feature high end fixtures. Suites are also available if you require more space.

The dining options are plentiful and varied. Enjoy the on-site Starbucks for coffee and light meals. There is also the Hilton Anaheim Food Court, featuring Sbarro, Baja Fresh Express and more for quick, easy meals. If you are looking for something a bit more formal, you can try Mix Restaurant, featuring a large menu using many organic ingredients. You can also visit the Mix Lounge for cocktails and an extensive wine list.

This hotel offers an outdoor heated pool, along with four whirlpools. The large fitness center has a separate spa, as well as an indoor pool that is only for adult use. If you are interested in holding a meeting or event, you will find over 100,000 square feet of space available.

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Sheraton Anaheim Hotel
900 South Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA
By Jaclyn Bealer

On your next trip to Orange County, California, WhatsCheaper.com invites to you stay at the castle-themed Sheraton Anaheim Hotel. Located right next door to the Disneyland ® Parks, this hotel is perfect for your enchanting family getaway. When you're not at the park, take in the 13 acres of strolling gardens, complete with a scenic koi pond. You'll also have easy access to Southern California's beautiful beaches and golf courses as well as the Los Angeles International Airport and the Orange County Airport. Check in is at 3 pm.

Guests can choose between the Guest Room, the Turret Suite, the Tower King, or the Bi-Level Suite. All rooms have either a pool or courtyard view and are smoke-free. After a long day exploring Orange County, sit back and enjoy the cable channels as well as in-room video games and movies. Wireless high speed Internet access is available in all guest rooms for a small nightly fee. Traveling with a pet? The Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Dog Bed is available for your furriest family member.

The hotel offers a video arcade, fitness facility, outdoor heated pool, outdoor whirlpool, and billiards. For your convenience, The Sheraton Anaheim Hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service every 30 minutes to and from all the Disney attractions. Need to purchase tickets? Head to the lobby's Disney ® Desk where you can purchase multiple-day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper ® tickets.

After a day of fun in the sun, settle back into the hotel and dine at the Garden Court Bistro or the California Deli for a casual meal. If you're interested for a more adult atmosphere, stop into the Garden Court Bar and Lounge for evening cocktails. Explore the nightlife of Downtown Disney ® at entertainment venues like the House of Blues ® and the ESPN Zone ® Sports Arena.                           

Whether you're in town for business or for pleasure, WhatsCheaper.com knows that the Sheraton Anaheim Hotel will show you why Disney ® is considered the happiest place on earth. Check out is at 12 pm. Just click here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to get started searching for low prices.

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