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Experience the Magic of Anaheim

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Experience the Magic of Anaheim

When Walt Disney brought Mickey Mouse to Anaheim in 1955, he helped establish the city as a major destination. With Disneyland® Park (and, later, Disney California Adventure® Park) as a guide, other kid-friendly attractions followed: Snoopy and pals are a major draw at Knott's Berry Farm, and Soak City U.S.A., Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, and the Discovery Science Center round out the fun things to do.

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But there's more to the area than just theme parks and fuzzy, life-size cartoon characters. Situated between Los Angeles and San Diego, Anaheim and surrounding Orange County benefit from year-round, moderate temperatures, which contribute to the enjoyment of several outdoor activities and fun things to do with friends and family.

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With 42 miles of coastline, Orange County is home to the headquarters of such top-notch surfing brands as Billabong, O'Neill, Op, Pac Sun, Rip Curl and Quiksilver, which testifies to its status as a surfing mecca. Within 30 minutes of Anaheim, you'll find laid-back beach towns with prime fishing conditions off one of the longest piers in the state, gorgeous beaches where you can hang ten or just bury your toes in the sand, a lively, eclectic arts scene, and an elite yacht harbor with plenty of sailing options.

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An ancient mission, presidential birthplace, renowned art festivals and museums with pieces from ancient tribal art to cutting-edge works by contemporary Californian artists bring sophisticated culture to the area.

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Anaheim, CA

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Hilton Anaheim

777 W Convention Way. Anaheim, CA 92802

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Hyatt Place Anaheim Resort/Convention Center

2035 S Harbor Blvd. Anaheim, CA 92802

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Best Western Plus Raffles Inn & Suites

2040 S Harbor Blvd. Anaheim, CA 92802

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18000 Von Karman Ave. Irvine, CA 92612

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Travel Information

City Population

336,265

Elevation

158 ft.

Sales Tax

State and county sales taxes total 7.75 to 8 percent in Anaheim. A lodging tax, called a transient occupancy tax, of 17 percent also is levied along with an 8 percent rental car tax.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(714) 765-1900

Hospitals

Anaheim Global Medical Center, (714) 533-6220; Anaheim Regional Medical Center, (714) 774-1450; Kaiser Permanente Orange County - Anaheim Medical Center, (714) 644-2000; St. Joseph Hospital, (714) 633-9111; West Anaheim Medical Center, (714) 827-3000.

Visitor Information

2099 S. State College Blvd. Suite 600 Anaheim, CA 92806. Phone:(714)765-2800

Air Travel

John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, nearly 13 miles south of Anaheim, is served by major domestic and commuter carriers. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), approximately 33 miles northwest of Anaheim, is served by international and major domestic carriers. Long Beach Airport (LGB), about 19 miles west of Anaheim, is served by three major domestic airlines. Ontario International Airport (ONT), approximately 33 miles northeast of Anaheim, is served by international and major domestic carriers.

Rental Cars

Most major car rental agencies serve Anaheim. Hertz, (800) 654-3080, provides discounts to AAA members.

Rail Service

Amtrak, (800) 872-7245, departs from Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC). Amtrak provides daily service north to Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, and south to San Diego. Metrolink is a commuter rail service in Southern California with two stations in Anaheim, Anaheim Canyon Station and ARTIC, (800) 371-5465.

Buses

Anaheim Resort Transit (ART), (888) 364-2787, is an 18-route bus network to nearly every local point of interest and hotel. Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), (714) 636-7433, provides regional service. Greyhound, (800) 231-2222, provides national service. Tres Estrellas de Oro, (323) 588-9188, provides service to Tijuana. Greyhound and Tres Estrellas de Oro buses have a terminal at Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), 2626 E. Katella Ave.

Taxis

The base rate is $3.50 at flag drop and $2.75 per mile. Two large companies are California Yellow Cab, (714) 444-4444 and Yellow Cab Co, (714) 999-9999 OR (800) 649-1222.

Public Transportation

Transportation by bus and commuter rail service is available in Anaheim.

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