A World to Explore
Anaheim is a great place to have a great time. The City offers entertainment options for all tastes – from sports to theme parks; from golf to nature adventures.
Anaheim’s most famous attraction, Disneyland, is known as “The Happiest Place on Earth.” Disneyland is an enchanted kingdom of fantasy and
imagination filled with classic family-friendly attractions and magical
entertainment, dining and shopping. Disney’s California Adventure park takes guests on a magical journey to experience the breathtaking wonder, laid-back fun and adventures that highlight the best of California. Downtown Disney District is Disney’s ultimate high-energy
entertainment district, featuring the
best selection in dining, entertainment and shopping.
Honda Center, formerly known as Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, is Southern California’s premier entertainment and sports venue.
Honda Center hosts a variety of first-class events each year, including concerts, sporting events and family shows. The 650,000-square-foot arena is home to the NHL Anaheim Ducks as well as the prestigious John R. Wooden Classic. Annual events at the 19,200-seat facility include the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, World Wrestling Entertainment and the Harlem Globetrotters.
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, home of the 2002 World Series Champion Anaheim Angels, has a history dating back to April 9, 1966. Major League Baseball’s sixth-oldest venue, Angel Stadium was also home to the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams for 15 seasons and has undergone numerous renovations and expansions.
Originally named Anaheim Stadium, the facility was inaugurated in the spring of 1966 when the California Angels, as the team was renamed when it moved from Los Angeles, played their first game in Anaheim.
With the Rams’ move to the stadium in 1981, capacity was increased to 64,593. After the Rams relocated to St. Louis in 1995, the seating capacity was reduced to 45,050 and the facility was briefly renamed Edison International Field. Renovations costing $100 million, and completed in time for the 1998 season, included widened concourses, a modernized press box, improved concession and restroom areas, family seating sections, luxury suites, an interactive game area for kids and landscaped courtyards.
Angel Stadium of Anaheim stands today as one of baseball’s oldest and tradition-rich venues.
Other sports entertainment
venues in Anaheim include the Anaheim Convention Center Arena, now home to the Anaheim Arsenal, an NBA development league team associated with the Los Angeles Clippers, and the American Sports Center, the largest indoor sports facility of its kind in the world and the training facility of the USA Men’s Volleyball team.
Golfers in and around Anaheim find plenty to keep themselves busy with a pair of public courses in Anaheim.
The “Dad” Miller Golf Course, named for one of the area’s long-time golf advocates who drained his first hole-in-one at this course in 1970 at age 93, is an 18-hole par-71. A healthy amount of sand bunkers and water hazards dot the course, making each hole a challenge even for veteran
Anaheim Hills Golf Course, also open to the public, is a 6,245-yard, 18-hole beauty
featuring rolling hills and tree-lined holes. The
366-yard No. 15 hole is
popular for a tee elevated four stories above the rest of the course while the rest of the holes vary greatly in length and greens speed.
Also located in the Anaheim Hills, Oak Canyon Nature Center is a 58-acre
natural park consisting of three adjoining canyons. Four miles of hiking trails
traverse the park (one of the few
remaining areas of oak woodland and coastal sage scrub in the region), and the canyon is home to native wildlife.
Nature lovers also enjoy visiting Rancho Del Rio Stables, where
therapeutic riding and horse back
riding lessons are offered.