Shopping in Anaheim If your trip is going to revolve around the theme parks, Downtown Disney® District will be your go-to shopping destination outside the park gates. Stretching from the Disneyland® Resort/Disney California Adventure® Park entrance plaza toward the Disneyland Resort hotels, the outdoor shopping promenade feels like an extension of the parks; it's meticulously landscaped, spotlessly clean and staffed by helpful employees.
Shopping With Kids
If you're looking for fun things to do with the little ones, there's The LEGO Store (you can't miss the LEGO Maleficent dragon perched on the roof) and Build-A-Bear Workshop. If it's Disney merch they seek, the massive World of Disney superstore has it all—from stuffed Plutos to every princess item imaginable. At Disney's Pin Traders, one of the more fun places to go, (next to the Downtown Disney District Monorail station), you can buy and trade collectible Disney pins as well as the popular Vinylmation figures.
Local Restaurants and Shops
Near Disneyland Resort, within somewhat reasonable walking distance, is Anaheim GardenWalk, 400 W. Disney Way, where there are plenty of things to do. An open-air dining and shopping complex, it has lovely water fountain gardens, colorful murals that pay homage to Disneyland and Orange County history, and a roster of retailers that ranges from usual mall suspects like Red Apparel to affordable, one-of-a-kind clothing boutiques.
Antique hounds should definitely set aside a few hours to travel just outside the Anaheim city limits and explore Old Towne Orange.
AAA’s in-person hotel evaluations are unscheduled to ensure the inspector has an experience similar to that of members. To pass inspection, all hotels must meet the same rigorous standards for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality. These hotels receive a AAA Diamond designation that tells members what type of experience to expect.
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.
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.
2099 S. State College Blvd. Suite 600 Anaheim, CA 92806. Phone:(714)765-2800
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.
Most major car rental agencies serve Anaheim. Hertz, (800) 654-3080, provides discounts to AAA members.
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.
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.
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.
Transportation by bus and commuter rail service is available in Anaheim.