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British Pubs

October 18th, 2017

 

Whether you’re craving bangers and mash for breakfast, sticky toffee pudding for dessert, or your favorite British pint, there are plenty of British pubs and restaurants in Anaheim to satisfy your cravings. Start at The Pasty Kitchen, named after the beloved British “pasty” with savory meats wrapped in a tasty, flaky dough. The turnover is also available for vegetarians, and the perfect way to start your day.

Food and Drinks Establishment with a Traditional Modern Twist

The Olde Ship is a traditional British pub known for their fish ‘n’ chips and Great British Breakfast. Dine on British bacon and fried bread, baked beans on toast, black pudding and more favorites from across the pond. A banger in a roll, your choice of cod or haddock for their award winning beer-battered staple, or Yorkshire pudding is always popular.

Pond-Hopping Delights

London’s Pub and Grill is a must-visit for pub lovers. You’ll find pub fries with curry sauce, lamb samosas for that Indian infusion, fish ‘n’ chips and bangers and mash (of course), shepherd’s pie and Cornish pastries. Don’t forget the kidney pies and cheese and onion pasty.

McKenna’s Tea Cottage serves traditional British high tea in a charming, upscale environment. A favorite for special events, choose from a variety of tea packages including Queen Mum’s Tea. Homemade scones with clotted cream, a salad and soup of the day, five assorted tea sandwiches, and three petite desserts make for a lovely afternoon in Anaheim.

Exodus Escape Room

October 15th, 2017

 

This real-life escape game locks you in a room with a timer—and you only have so long to solve the mystery. It’s the perfect October event full of thrills, fun and adrenaline surges. There are a number of rooms and mysteries to choose from, with new experiences added throughout the year. Select Sherlock’s Study to tap into your own Sherlock skills, digging through what seems like chaos to find clues. It’s perfect for groups of two – eight.

Masquerade Manor is a Halloween season favorite, recommended for groups of four – eight. You’re invited to a masquerade ball, but there’s more to this gala than you think. You’ll need to dig into your critical thinking skills and competitive nature to get through a variety of obstacles.

The Clock is Ticking

Exodus is a classic, challenging your group of two – four to get out of the pharaoh’s reign before it’s too late. Each room takes about an hour on average to escape, and demands teamwork, brainpower and natural survival skills. Do you have what it takes to “beat the clock and turn the lock?”

Whether you’re looking for a fun and unique outing with family or friends, a one of a kind corporate team building activity, or a truly memorable date, the Escape Room has you covered. Book your great escape online now.

 

Anaheim Convention Center

October 1st, 2017

 

Anaheim Inn is minutes from the Anaheim Convention Center, the biggest exhibit venue in the entire West Coast. It’s hosted the largest events imaginable, from Disney’s D23 Expo to the winter NAMM Show. If you’re in town for an event at the ACC, enjoy convenient access and a fast commute to one of Anaheim’s most famous landmarks.

The center encompasses 53 acres and 1.8 million square feet of dynamic space. Looking for a venue for your event? The ACC offers a variety of customizable packages to fit your budget and needs. Capable of hosting intimate events in a number of spaces as well as the largest events imaginable, it’s a popular pick for tradeshows, conferences, performances and more.

Location is Everything

The ACC offers 376,000 square feet of ballroom space, 99 meeting rooms, 7,500 arena seats, 200,000 square feet of outdoor venue space, 352,000 square feet of meeting space and 1 million square feet of exhibit space. Having your event at the ACC ensures state of the art equipment, professional services, and the best catering in Anaheim.

Embracing green practices and with a recent 2017 renovation, the Convention Center is the perfect venue pick. Catering by Aramark allows for a personalized menu from prix fixe to buffet style. With a farm to fork mission, your guests will enjoy fresh, locally sourced ingredients and gourmet fare for any occasion.

Best Korean Food in Anaheim

September 29th, 2017

 

As autumn nears, the idea of bonding over a sizzling indoor grill while indulging in sides of kimchi, spiced potatoes and seafood pancake becomes all-consuming. Fortunately, Anaheim has a number of top-ranked Korean restaurants whether it’s bulgogi you’re craving or perfectly marinated chicken.

Try Myung Dong Kyoja, featuring classic Korean dishes along with plenty of vegetarian options. A dozen pan-fried dumplings are the perfect starters, stuffed with pork or veggies. Cold chicken noodles in an ice-bath of beef broth with chicken and hot mustard is comfort food with a twist. The traditional bibimbap with a sunny egg and a dollop of ketchup is how younger generations tackle this bowl.

K-Town in Anaheim

Cham Sut Gol is casual, classic and an all-you-can eat indulgence that’ll satisfy all your Korean cravings. Choose from non-stop sides and top it off with your choice of protein for table-top grilling. The meats are the highest quality, and the traditional sides feature authentic flavors.

Incheonwon BBQ House, named after the popular nightlife neighborhood in Seoul where the U.S. Army is based, is a staple DIY table grilling option in Anaheim. Grill galbi til’ your heart’s content all the way until midnight. Of course, everything always tastes better with soju, the Korean staple drink.

 

 

Great Wolf Lodge

September 22nd, 2017

 

Disneyland isn’t the only adventure theme park in Anaheim. Great Wolf Lodge is the premier indoor water park and fun center for families in Anaheim, conveniently located slightly south of downtown. The enormous waterpark features more than 105,000 square feet of wet and wild fun, like the Wolf Tail and Howlin’ Tornado thrill slides. Try out the Wolf Rider Wipeout, a surf simulator like no other.

Climb the huge water fort tree house via a big bucket, or relax at the zero-depth entry pools. The wave pool keeps things rocking all day long. Summer might be winding down, but Septembers in southern California can still get sizzling. Keep your cool at the city’s biggest indoor, temperature-controlled fun park.

A Wild Ride

Water Park Passes are available for the whole family, and many choose to stay for shopping and dining after an exciting day in the water. Head to MagiQuest Marketplace, where kids can take part in an action adventure game. Buckhorn Exchange Gift Shop features the best keepsakes and souvenirs.

Casual dining at Hungry as a Wolf puts pizza in the starring role, while Buckets Incredible Craveables features all-American dishes perfect for picnicking. Lodge Wood Fired Grill offers fine dining with steaks, signature mac and cheese with parmesan crust, backyard burgers and signature sweets.

 

 

 

 

Discovery Cube Anaheim

September 15th, 2017

 

Birthday parties, sleepovers, summer camps and more. Discovery Cube merges fun and science with non-stop interactive entertainment for children of all ages. The special exhibit Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit takes place only through September 4, featuring Disney Junior partnering with a museum for a special immersion of Doc McStuffins. Doctors to be can tackle challenges at the on-site McStuffins Toy Hospital ER, where a nurse and Pet Vet teach kids empathy, healthy habits and how to care for patients.

Hands-on learning with a number of exhibits like the Science of Hockey Dino Quest, Boeing Rocket Lab and the Eco Challenge keep all visitors engaged. There are always new additions at the OC’s Discovery Cube, which means even extended stay guests and visitors are treated to brand new adventures with every trip.

The Cube That Could

The Cube is big—massive, in fact. Parents can help kids make the most of each trip by letting their children lead the way. It’s common to require several trips to really see all the permanent exhibits, and with the temporary one always popping up, it’s impossible to “master” the cube. That’s part of the fun.

Admission is just $18 for adults, and $13 for children ages 3-14. Discovery Theater Movie tickets are $3 per person. However, frequent visitors to Anaheim often opt for an annual membership for just $99 per year for a family. What will you discover?

 

 

Bowers Museum

September 8th, 2017

 

Both a museum and popular venue for special events, the City of Santa Ana was bequeathed this gorgeous structure from Charles and Ada Bowers. One of the biggest and best museums in Orange Country, the original building was crafted in 1936 and was temporarily closed in the 1980s for a self-study period. However, at the community’s encouragement, it re-opened in 1992 as a brand new cultural center. Soon, children’s programming was added via the Kidseum.

A recent renovation project added 30,000 square feet, dubbed the Dorothy and Donald Kennedy Wing. Here, visitors are treated to art classes, children’s educational programs, lectures, travel programs and much more. Voted the Best Museum in Orange County by the OC Register for 16 straight years, the Bowers Museum is part of just five percent of all U.S. museums accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Art Meets Culture

Current temporary exhibits include Empress Dowager CIXI: Selections from the Summer Palace, a pinnacle of Chinese history. This matriarch is considered a patron, art creator and cultural connoisseur by Westerners. There’s also the Gemstone Carvings: Masterworks by Harold Van Pelt exhibit, featuring over 35 years of Van Pelt’s work in quartz, agate and rock crystal.

First Americans: Tribal Art from North America is only on display until September 17. Featuring a variety of Native American collections, you won’t want to miss your last chance to see this stunning display in the OC’s finest museum.

 

 

Best Hot Dogs in Anaheim

August 23rd, 2017

 

An American classic, you can’t visit southern California in the summer without tasting some of the best dogs in town. It’s no surprise that Award Wieners is in Disneyland. This establishment is known for their “sausages and sides,” along with a variety of other American classics. Customize your dog with favorite toppings, and don’t forget a side of curly fries.

Corn Dog Castle is another Disney favorite, where it’s more than “just” hand-battered corn dogs for the taking. They’re made to order so you can request extra batter, extra crispy or lightly golden if you prefer minimal crunch. Now the only question becomes which dipping sauce will you choose? Mustard, cheese, ketchup or something else?

Hot Dog!

Portillo’s Hot Dogs features Chicago-style dogs and Italian beef sausages in a casual environment. Paired with wine or beer in a retro-style diner, the crinkle fries topped with cheese is the perfect accoutrement. The Chargrilled Maxwell Street-Style Polish comes with mustard, grilled onions and a dog grilled traditionally a la Maxwell Street.

At the Dog Haus, you can choose from a delicious selection of toppings and preparations including bacon-wrapped dogs for extra flavor and crunch. Southern California might be known for fresh fare and local ingredients, but there’s something to be said for an American classic done right, whether elevated or just like Dad used to grill.

Flightdeck Flight Simulation

August 16th, 2017

 

Always wondered what it would be like to be in the cockpit of a fighter jet or land a commercial airliner in a storm? Anaheim’s Flightdeck flight simulation experience lets your inner pilot soar with a variety of packages and airline simulation choices. When you’re tackling 600 knot aerial moves or engaged in air combat with a military-grade flight simulator, you’ll never think of those friendly skies in the same way again.

If you prefer not to fly, you can always kick back in the Officers Club and watch friends and family on the big LCD screen. No matter which package you choose, there’s no experience required and class training is required for a fun and safe adventure. You can also schedule a private program for parties, corporate team building and more.

Flying High

With eight fight jet simulators, you’ll feel what a dog fight is like in an F-16 Fighting Falcon. This compact aircraft is easy to maneuver and a favorite with both air-to-air and air-to-surface attack strategies. One of the best weapons in the U.S., it can pinpoint targets despite adverse weather or how low flying they may be. With over 500 miles of flight time before needing to refuel, it’s no wonder it’s an Air Force favorite.

Others prefer the excitement of a Boeing 737, and you’ll be in the cockpit after a 30-minute training session. Learn pre-flight procedures, flight plans and how to handle this plane under any weather. Fixed simulators are exact replicas, giving you the real deal.

 

 

Honda Center Happenings

August 6th, 2017

 

One of the most esteemed venues in southern California is tucked right into the heart of Anaheim. The Honda Center is a premium venue for concerts, championship games, performances and much more—it’s also home to the Anaheim Ducks. Opened in 1993, it’s where the Big West Basketball and Wooden Legacy tournaments take place with seating of up to 18,900 depending on the event.

Featuring delectable concessions including Gelato, Anaheim Pizza, Stoneworks, The Classics, Outlaw Smokehouse and many more, it’s the perfect space for a fun night out. Club restaurants include Shock Top Terrace with house beer on tap, Standing ‘O’ with 250 seats and famous for gastro burgers and gourmet wings, and the Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Club—just for Premium Seat holders.

The Gathering Spot

For frequent travelers to Anaheim, upgrading your status to premium seating, luxury suites, club seats or Duck Rental Suites is truly a “sweet” way to take in the entire experience. From full-service personalized dining before, during and after events to special programming and the best seats in the venue, it’s one way to make your regular visits to Anaheim special.

August events include P&G Gymnastics Championships and a Surprise Superstar Artist on August 24th. Events are always being added, so keep an eye on the calendar and make sure you get a seat at one of the summer’s most popular happenings.