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Valentine’s Day: Like a Fairytale

February 9th, 2016

Will you be spending Valentine’s Day at Disneyland, or are you planning ahead with reservations at one of the most romantic restaurants in town? Many people do both! The morning at Disneyland is truly magical, especially for those planning a surprise proposal. The evening out at an intimate eatery is divine too. Where will your whirlwind romance take you?

The Orange Hill Restaurant is a classy, newer restaurant promising delectable V-Day menus. At Blue Bayou, the Cajun eatery helps you really spice things up. Napa Rose is known for its wines (of course) as well as flights, tastings, and a special prix fixe menu on this day. Try Anepalco Restaurant or il garage, or ask your front desk staff for recommendations.

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Icing on the Cake

No Valentine’s Day is complete without sweets and flowers. Ace Flower Shop opens at 9am and is up for taking last minute orders. Blossom Flowers is an institution in the OC offering fantastic arrangements at a variety of price points. Call Flowers by Cina or Mums the Word for help designing your ultimate bouquet.

As for chocolates and sweets, you can rely on Ghirardelli Chocolate to really deliver the romance. There’s a See’s Candies nearby, and Rocky Mountain Chocolates offers an impressive variety of sugar-free chocolates, if that’s a necessity. Make this Valentine’s Day one for the record books!

US Military Ships in Anaheim

February 2nd, 2016

Well, hello Sailor! Anaheim has a rich naval history since the OC is one of the grandest ports of call in the country. Take a day trip to the US Military Ships and Naval Museums; fun for history buffs, families or anyone who has a love of the open water. The USS Midway and the USS Iowa-Pacific Battleship Center are both in the San Diego Bay area, which isn’t far from your Anaheim Inn accommodations.

The USS Midway Museum is the oldest US Navy aircraft carrier of the past century. You’ll see the huge vessel as soon as you arrive—it’s impossible to miss! It was the first warship to travel the Panama Canal, and even though it was commissioned in 1945, it still looks like a stunner. It served for nearly 50 years then retired as a museum just 11 years ago.

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Set Sail

The audio tour gives you the best peek into the history of the ship. You can easily spend days exploring the vessel, with each nook and cranny offering up a different glimpse into its history. The USS Iowa, known as the Battleship of the Presidents, is not quite as large but the history is just as rich.

Well worth the trip, nothing compares to spending a day on board some of the most famous vessels in the country. Gift shops, nearby restaurants and the killer views are the perfect nightcap for this trip!

Where to Watch the Super Bowl

February 1st, 2016

It’s a common conundrum for frequent business travelers: You’re out of town for the Super Bowl and don’t want to take a chance on a bar that could be a dud! Don’t worry, because Anaheim is full of top notch sports bars. Consider the High Park Taphouse in Mission Viejo, which is just as famous for the big screens as the incredible pizza. This isn’t your typical California fare—this is the real deal straight out of Italy.

Prefer something a little more American-themed? Head to Silky Sullivans where the best breakfast/brunch options in town can be found. It’s also a mecca for football fans, hosting one of the best and not overcrowded Super Bowl parties in town. It’s located in Fountain Valley, just a short commute from Anaheim Inn.

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Where’s the Party At?

Players Sports Grill in Laguna Hills offers a plethora of televisions, comfortable seating, and a menu that’s sure to satisfy anyone. The oversized chairs swivel, so you can check out every television in the space. It’s the perfect spot for a group, or head there solo and make instant friends with fellow fans.

Danny K’s Billiards and Sports Bar is another prime choice. You can play pool between quarters knowing you won’t miss any of the excitement. There are big screens everywhere and at every angle, so you’re literally surrounded by your favorite sport.

 

 

Vegan/Vegetarian Options Near Anaheim

January 4th, 2016

Veg foodies are in paradise in southern California. Nowhere else is it so easy to customize your food choices or be in such good company. With health and wellness as a top priority in Anaheim, it’s no surprise that restaurants are catering to the veg demographic. Healthy Junk is a 100 percent vegan operation open for lunch and dinner. The chef is imaginative, the menu is creative, and all of your non-veg friends will be more than happy to make this “your spot.”

Hao Sen is another vegetarian option, dishing up Asian fusion cuisine. If you’ve wished all your favorite Asian dishes could be vegetarian, it’s come to fruition here. Green Tomato Grill offers a smorgasbord (literally!) of vegetarian options and is open ‘til 9 p.m. for dinner. There’s also Mead’s Green Door, a vegetarian café and coffee house open for breakfast and lunch.

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Conscious Eating

The veggie-centric eatery Rutabegorz Restaurant is a top-rated joint with flawless reviews and an evolving menu that’s sure to satisfy. Zen Vegetarian Garden is another Asian cuisine hot spot that’s all veg, all the time. Try Kafe Neo for your Greek cravings—there are plenty of vegetarian dishes to be had.

Rajdhani Indian Cuisine is all vegetarian, and it’s the best place to get your northern Indian fix. From Kareem’s Restaurant to Radhe Sweets and Catering, there’s no place like Anaheim for vegetarians.

 

 

Spectacular Sushi in Anaheim

January 4th, 2016

You’re on a roll in Anaheim, with some of the best sushi in southern California just a few miles from the hotel. Orange Roll and Sushi is a local staple, featuring just as many classic rolls as inventive, fusion style options. Miyako is a Japanese favorite that serves a lot more than sushi, yet their perfect rolls are what keep diners coming back time and time again. Try Sushi Teriyaki for a quick and tasty treat or Sushi Yun for specialty rolls in a quaint setting.

Biyako offers a simple setting for fantastic Japanese cuisine, including mouthwatering sushi rolls. Sato Sushi features some of the most creative rolls in town, alongside staples that everyone loves. Head to Kaori Sushi for traditional Japanese fare done right or Chomp Rockin’ Sushi & Teppan Grills to add a little theatrical flare to your outing.

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Roll With It!

Sake Sushi and Grill has (you guessed it!) an impressive sake menu—the perfect pairing for any roll. At Sushi Noguchi, you can enjoy a designer space that even attracts the occasional celebrity. Koisan Sushi & Japanese Cuisine is the place for semi-formal rolls done right.

Whether you prefer The Red Thai Room, Fish in a Bottle Sushi and Grill, or Shark Sushi (famous for sake bombs and specialty rolls), the world is your oyster (or fish) in Anaheim!

Bar Hop Like an Anaheim Local

January 3rd, 2016

The most family-friendly place on earth surprisingly has a very impressive nightlife scene, too! If this is an adult trip (or after the kids are in bed!) there are plenty of bars, lounges, clubs and taverns nearby. Start the night at The Cellar, a fine French dining establishment with (no surprise here) a great wine list, fine cocktails, and the perfect place to pair fantastic fare with a drink or two. Then it’s on to Bottoms Up Tavern, a local neighborhood bar that’s tucked into a strip mall (you wouldn’t think the two would go together but you’d be wrong!).

Fire and Ice Grill and Bar is a casual space with an open grill, perfect for winding down on those balmy California nights. Orange County Mining Co., don’t let the name fool you, is a favorite bar with live music on some nights, an extensive menu, and great service.

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Cheers to That!

Yost Theatre is a local entertainment venue where you can get some strong drinks while taking in the entertainment. Check to see who’s performing when you’re in town. At Original Mike’s you can get some stellar burgers and ice cold pints. The North Left is an unpretentious hot spot with American food, cold beers, and absolutely no relation to the Kardashians! Karl Strauss Brewing Company is where you can go for local, craft beers in an elevated environment.

 

 

LEGOLAND

February 26th, 2015

LegolandWe have all the fun you can imagine right here in Anaheim. With a number of theme parks in the area, why would you want to go anywhere else on family vacation than here? As your Anaheim hotel, we are just a short distance from three theme parks making us the best location in the United States for a vacation with the little ones. Of course, we our just outside the gates of Disneyland and a short drive from Knott’s Berry Farm but even better, we have LEGOLANDjust down the road.

If you haven’t been to LEGOLAND, it should be at the top of your to do list with the kids. This fun adventures just waiting for you to take advantage. With more than 60 rides, factory tours and a 36,000 square foot aquarium, you will ask yourself why you haven’t visited before.

If your kids love LEGOS or even if they don’t, they will love seeing all of the LEGO models set up around the park. LEGOLAND park features more than 15,000 models created from more than 35 million LEGO bricks. Even parents marvel at this. Enjoy seeing all of the displays, riding the rides, SEA LIFE Aquarium and when you are hot and need to cool down, take a splash at the LEGOLAND Water Park.

LEGOLAND has it all and is a great weekend with so many things to entertain both you and the kids. Book your LEGOLAND hotel now with our online reservation system. It is quick and easy, making your vacation plans that much easier. We look forward to hosting you and showing you what great service is all about.

Affordable Fun at Knott’s Berry Farm

February 20th, 2015

affordable fun at knott's berry farmLooking for a fun family outing but not wanting to take out a second mortgage on your home? You are in luck! Anaheim has so much to see and do, it is the perfect place for a family vacation. Enjoy affordable fun at Knott’s Berry Farm. Just down the street from your Anahiem hotel, you can have a blast as a family without breaking the bank. Knott’s Berry Farm is 160 acres of paradise for the thrill seekers in your family which makes it a must do on your trip to Anaheim.

With rides appropriate for kids of all ages, parents included, the whole day will be packed with action and fun. Enjoy watching your little ones as they scream with joy or hop on the ride with them. Families love beating up on each other at the Wheeler Dealer Bumper Cars or cool off with a splash on the Timber Mountain Log Ride. When planning your visit, check out the entertainment schedule and squeeze in a little family friendly live entertainment as you rest your feet. Knott’s Berry farm is the ideal place for a short family getaway.

Be sure to book your stay with us online. It is fast, easy and convenient making you one step closer to making memories with the kids. We are excited to host you and make your affordable fun at Knott’s Berry Farm that much more affordable.

Adrenaline Pumping Action in Anaheim

October 6th, 2014

Adrenaline Pumping Action in AnaheimOf course everyone has enjoyed a little go kart action when participating with a group at the local putt putt but have you experienced fast action karting that brings all of your sense alive?  K1 Speed, just down the road in Anaheim, blows every go kart experience out of the water. This high speed indoor karting takes go kart racing to a whole new level. Featuring a professionally designed track, electric karts that race at speeds up to 40 miles per hour and a new exhilarating night time racing adventure, this is go karting like you have never seen before.

Grab your date, your buddies or all of your co-workers. No matter the size of your group, there is a special package for you. For those who would rather watch safely from the sidelines, the 3000 square foot mezzanine overlooks all of the racing action so you don’t have to miss a beat.

Night races feature high speed racing coupled with music and light shows giving you a whole new racing experience. These adrenaline pumping races will bring every racer back for more. Check out the adult and junior racing leagues. With fun for the whole family, junior racing for the  kids has special junior karts that are kid friendly featuring many safety features such as lower speeds, roll bars, emergency shut off switches and more. All ages can have a little fast action thrill on the tracks at K1 Speed!

 

Cool Kids Go To Anaheim ICE

September 10th, 2014

Anaheim ICETake a break from the heat and cool off at the coolest place in town. Anaheim ICE, the official training site for the Anaheim Ducks, provides a fun, clean, state-of-the-art facility for good clean family fun. Located just down the street in the heart of Anaheim, this world class training facility offers both an NHL size and Olympic size rink plus a great viewing area from the second floor.

For those who wish to improve their skating skills, Anaheim ICE offers classes for both young and old. Classes start at ages 3-5 and go all the way up to adults. If you are more sports minded, hockey clinics and camps are available as well. Pick up hockey games are a good way to blow off some steam. Check out the weekly schedule and swing by for a game or two.

If you are just looking to relax and have a little fun with your friends or family on the ice, Anaheim ICE offers open skate time to the public. With great rates, it is the perfect place for some inexpensive fun. Store your belongings in the locker room and grab a snack after working up an appetite. This place has it all. Open skate times vary from week to week so be sure to check the weekly schedule on their website.