Discover Things To Do In Anaheim

So Much To Do In SoCal

From tom name brands to one-of-a-kind shops, eateries and places to visit, there's never a shortage of things to do in Anaheim when you stay at Red Lion Hotel Anaheim. Visit Disneyland, beaches, cultural hubs and architectural wonders among Anaheim attractions all set in picturesque Southern California.

Known for its fantastic theme parks, terrific sports teams and busy convention center, Anaheim is a fabulous, pleasure-packed destination offering a variety of Anaheim things to do. Less than an hour away from Los Angeles and Hollywood, you can also explore exciting, fun-filled points-of-interest including Universal Studios, Griffith Park, Los Angeles Zoo, Hollywood Bowl, Disney Hall, Six Flags, Rose Bowl and Rodeo Drive.

Attractions & Things To Do

Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on map
IHOP 1840 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim CA 714-663-1600 0.06

American

Subway Restaurants 1770 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim CA 714-535-3277 0.17

Deli, Fast Food

Panda Kitchen 1770 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim CA 714-999-6888 0.17

Chinese

Bubba Gump Shrimp CO. 321 W Katella Ave, Anaheim CA 92802 714-635-4867 0.33

Seafood

The Cheesecake Factory 321 W Katella Ave, Anaheim CA 92802 714-533-7500 0.41

American

Roy's 321 W Katella Ave, Anaheim CA 92802 0.35

Fusion

McCormick & Schmick's Grille 321 W Katella Ave, Anaheim CA 92802 714-535-9000 0.41

Seafood

P.F. Chang's 321 W Katella Ave, Anaheim CA 92802 714-507-2021 0.41

Chinese

California Pizza Kitchen 321 W Katella Ave, Anaheim CA 92802 714-991-0305 0.41

Chain eatery serving up inventive pizzas plus pastas & salads in a modern setting.

Fire & Ice Grill & Bar 321 W Katella Ave, Anaheim CA 92802 714-808-9757 0.68

Casual all-you-can-eat spot has Mongolian-style open grill & American, Latin, Asian & Italian menus.

Johnny Rockets 321 W Katella Ave, Anaheim CA 92802 714-491-1800 0.58

Burgers, shakes & fries arrive in a '50s diner setting at this outpost of the international chain.

Morton's The Steakhouse 1895 S Harbor Blvd Anaheim, CA 92802 714-621-0101 0.18

Upscale chain for aged prime beef, seafood & other traditional steakhouse fare in a club space.

Ruth's Chris Steak House 2041 S Harbor Blvd Anaheim, CA 92802 714-750-5466 0.31

Outpost of upmarket steakhouse chain known for sizzling, butter-topped beef in an elegant setting.

Denny's 2080 S Harbor Blvd Anaheim, CA 92802 714-750-5120 0.42

Casual diner chain dishing up classic American comfort fare, including breakfast, 24 hours a day.

Clancy's Clubhouse 2191 S Harbor Blvd Anaheim, CA 92802 714-750-7500 0.63

American comfort food includes burgers & a mac 'n cheese list at this tavern & sports TV hub.

Buca di Beppo - Anaheim 11757 Harbor Blvd Garden Grove, CA 92840 714-740-2822 0.75

Chain serving family-style Italian fare in a kitschy setting featuring red-&-white tablecloths.

Oggi's 12363 Chapman Ave Garden Grove, CA 92840 714-534-3599 1.01

Sports-themed restaurant provides a comfortable space to watch the game with American food & drinks

Outback Steakhouse 12001 Harbor Blvd Garden Grove, CA 92840 714-663-1107 1.13

Boisterous Australian-themed chain serving steaks, seafood & other hearty steakhouse fare.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 12007 Harbor Blvd Garden Grove, CA 92840 714-971-4775 1.11

Order-at-the-counter chain for gourmet burgers & boozy shakes, with other American comfort fare.

Joe's Crab Shack 12011 Harbor Blvd Garden Grove, CA 92840 714-703-0505 1.09

Informal seafood chain serving crab buckets & stuffed shrimp, plus American comfort dishes.

Coco's Bakery Restaurant 12032 Harbor Blvd Garden Grove, CA 92840 714-750-7477 0.95

Down-to-earth all-day chain offering modern spins on classic American fare & fresh-baked pies.

Tony Roma's 1640 S Harbor Blvd Anaheim, CA 92802 714-520-0200 0.45

Long-running, family-friendly steakhouse chain known for its ribs, onion loaf & Romarita drinks.

Denny's 1610 S Harbor Blvd Anaheim, CA 92802 714-776-3300 0.48

Casual diner chain dishing up classic American comfort fare, including breakfast, 24 hours a day.

Captain Kidd's Family Dining 1550 S Harbor Blvd Anaheim, CA 92802 714-491-4788 0.57

Family-friendly American cuisine served buffet-style amid a Pirate-themed ambiance.

IHOP 1560 S Harbor Blvd Anaheim, CA 92802 714-635-0933 0.58

Long-standing chain serving a wide variety of pancakes & other American breakfast & diner fare.

The Pizza Press 1534 S Harbor Blvd Anaheim, CA 92802 714-323-7134 0.6

Nostalgic restaurant doling out pizza, beer & more in casual, 1920s-style surroundings.

Mimi's Cafe 1400 S Harbor Blvd Anaheim, CA 92802 714-956-2223 0.79

Casual chain restaurant serving French & American staples in a rustic-inspired setting.

Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria 1550 Disneyland Dr Anaheim, CA 92802 714-776-6200 1.05

Wood-fired pies, pastas, salads & other traditional Italian eats at a casual, family-friendly spot.

Catal Restaurant 1580 Disneyland Dr Anaheim, CA 92802 714-774-4442 0.99

Upscale yet casual establishment offers an array of Mediterranean eats plus an extensive wine list.

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen 1590 Disneyland Dr Anaheim, CA 92802 714-776-5200 1.05

Outfit in the Downtown Disney District with Creole fare & live jazz that's suitable for families.

Tortilla Jo's 1510 Disneyland Dr Anaheim, CA 92802 714-535-5000 1.09

Colorful cantina in the Downtown Disney District serving Mexican plates & a long list of tequilas.

House of Blues 1530 Disneyland Dr Anaheim, CA 92802 714-778-2583 1.01

Rock- & blues-themed chain with Southern dishes such as po' boys & jambalaya, plus live music.

Rainforest Cafe 1515 Disneyland Monrail System 714-772-0413 1.17

Rainforest-themed chain for American fare & cocktails amid jungle flora & animatronic animals.

ESPN Zone 1545 Disneyland Dr Anaheim, CA 92802 714-300-3776 1.16

American cuisine is served in a laid-back, sports-centric environment with interactive games & TVs.

Earl of Sandwich 1565 Disneyland Dr Suite 102 Anaheim, CA 92802 714-817-7476 1.19

Chain outpost offering a variety of hot sandwiches, wraps, salads & an array of desserts.

Marri's Pizza & Pasta 1194 W Katella Ave Anaheim, CA 92802 714-533-1631 0.91

Terra-cotta walls set the mood at this relaxed Italian bistro for casual & traditional fare.

Denny's 1168 W Katella Ave Anaheim, CA 92802 714-774-1680 0.83

Casual diner chain dishing up classic American comfort fare, including breakfast, 24 hours a day.

Coco's Bakery Restaurant 1100 W Katella Ave Anaheim, CA 92802 714-772-0414 0.67

Down-to-earth all-day chain offering modern spins on classic American fare & fresh-baked pies.

Tiffy's Family Restaurant 1060 W Katella Ave Anaheim, CA 92802 714-635-1801 0.6

Comfortable place with a vast menu of hearty, diner-style American fare, plus an ice cream counter.

Tangerine Grill & Patio 1030 W Katella Ave Anaheim, CA 92802 714-772-1186 0.57

Inventive Californian fare inside the Anabella Hotel served amidst crisp white walls & potted palms.

Mi Casa Mexicana 630 Orangewood Ave Anaheim, CA 92802 714-971-0111 0.52

Unpretentious scene offering family combos, Mexican street-style tacos & traditional entrees.

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The Shops at Anaheim GardenWalk 321 W Katella Ave Anaheim, CA 92802 714-635-7410 0.6

Anaheim GardenWalk is blossoming into one of the brightest shopping destinations in Orange County.

Outlets at Orange 20 City Blvd W Orange, CA 92868 714-769-4000 2.52

The Outlets at Orange, Orange County’s only outlet shopping mall, located only minutes from Disneyland, is home to more than 120 outlet and value stores including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom Rack, Banana Republic Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger Company Store, and more. Conveniently located, The Outlets at Orange is only minutes away from popular area attractions including Disneyland Resort, Angels Stadium, Honda Center, and the Anaheim Convention Center. The Outlets at Orange is on The City Drive just off the I-5 in Orange, California and serves nearby communities including Anaheim, Costa Mesa, and Buena Park. In addition to fabulous shopping, this beautiful open-air center also offers fun and entertainment for the entire family with over 25 incredible restaurants & cafes, plus an indoor Vans SkatePark, Dave & Buster's, Lucky Strike Bowling and a huge AMC 30 movie theatre with IMAX. Visit The Outlets at Orange today and treat yourself to the ultimate outlet shopping experience! FEATURED STORES: Aeropostale, Bath & Body Works, American Eagle Outfitters, H&M, Forever 21

Downtown Disney District 1580 Disneyland Dr Anaheim, CA 92802 714-300-7800 0.98

Stroll along a lively promenade featuring distinctive dining, unique shopping and exciting nighttime entertainment. Eat at a rainforest temple overrun with exotic animals, watch the big game from inside an ESPN broadcast studio, catch a live performance by the latest musical sensation and discover wonderful new surprises around every corner! Get away for a few hours and spend some quality time in an immersive Disney environment—all without an admission fee. And if you live in Southern California, it's all right next door.

Westfield MainPlace 2800 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705 714-547-7800 4.24

Located in the heart of Orange County, Westfield MainPlace enjoys outstanding visibility from the three highways that form Southern California’s renowned “Orange Crush” intersection.

South Coast Plaza 3333 Bristol St Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714-435-2000 9.3

South Coast Plaza defines the luxury shopping experience with extraordinary boutiques, personal shopping services, and upscale amenities all within a short distance of the world's most magnificent beaches and vacation resorts. South Coast Plaza is recognized internationally for its unparalleled retail collection and award-winning restaurants.

Los Cerritos Center 239 Los Cerritos Center Cerritos, California 90703 562-402-7467 13.84

Los Cerritos Center ranks as one of the leading Southern California shopping centers offering something in every category. Top brands beckon at every turn – Nordstrom, Macy’s, Sears and a flagship Forever 21 anchor retailers such as Apple, Coach, bebe, LOFT, M-A-C Cosmetics, Sephora, True Religion Brand Jeans, and White House Black Market. Dining options will please any palette with choices such as Nordstrom Café Bistro, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, STACKED: Food Well Built, California Pizza Kitchen and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers. Los Cerritos Center also offers an 11-screen movie theater.

Westminster Mall 1025 Westminster Mall Westminster, CA 92683 714-898-2559 9.32

Looking for a new outfit? A bite of delicious food? Or even a place to exercise? Then Westminster Mall is the place for you! Westminster Mall® is a modern indoor mall at the gateway to Orange County conveniently located off the I-405 at Goldenwest and Bolsa. It features a variety of stores such as Chuze Fitness, Target, Old Navy, Express, The Limited, PINK, Vans and many more! Westminster Mall also features exciting dining destinations such as Outback Steakhouse, Todai, T.G.I. Friday’s and Cups Frozen Yogurt. With more than 150 stores with shops ranging from teen apparel to shoes to women’s apparel to jewelry, Westminster Mall serves the nearby cities of Huntington Beach, Westminster, Fountain Valley, and Garden Grove. In November 2008, Westminster Mall completed a multi-million dollar renovation. Included were brand new family restrooms, a first of its kind children’s fully soft play area, new interior and exterior directional signage. The entire lower level of the center is carpeted for guest’s shopping enjoyment and comfort. So from the entire team at Westminster Mall we hope that you come and visit us soon!

Anaheim Town Square 2180 E Lincoln Ave Anaheim, CA 92806 714-956-3411 2.65

Anaheim Town Square is conveniently located on the Southeast corner of Lincoln Avenue and State College Blvd. in the City of Anaheim. Anaheim Town Square is a premier one-stop shopping experience offering exquisite outdoor environment for customer relaxation while eating or shopping. You are sure to find what you are looking for at Big K-mart, Ralph's Grocery Store, 99 Cents Only and more! With an extensive selection of specialty stores, there's no need to go anywhere else.

Bella Terra 7777 Edinger Ave Huntington Beach, CA 92647 714-897-2534 9.24

Whether it’s an afternoon with the family, a romantic evening out, shopping ’til you drop or just grabbing a bite with friends, Bella Terra is the place to be. Conveniently located at the 405 Freeway and Beach Boulevard in Huntington Beach – Surf City USA®, Bella Terra offers something for everyone and every occasion, in a laid-back, coastal-casual style that’s the OC at its best. Dine at the tastiest restaurants. Shop the coolest boutiques. Enjoy state-of-the-art theaters and free live entertainment for all ages. Relax by the fountain, hang out in the amphitheater, stroll through stunning, garden paseos and soak up the sun and style of Southern California’s quintessential beach town at its ultimate shopping, dining and entertainment destination. And, stay tuned for more Surf-City style – Bella Terra has an expansion on the horizon, with more great shopping, dining, and new, sophisticated residences integrated into this vibrant, striking new community.

Buena Park Downtown 8308 On the Mall Buena Park, CA 90620 714-828-7722 6.86

Buena Park Downtown Buena Park Downtown is a 1.1 million square foot retail complex located in Buena Park, California. The Property is comprised of the following three separate components: 1. Buena Park Mall, a 782,000 square foot enclosed mall anchored by Wal-Mart, T.J. Maxx, 24 Hour Fitness and Sport, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ross Dress for Less, DSW Shoe Warehouse, John's Incredible Pizza and Sears. 2. Buena Park Place, a 208,000 square foot open-air community center anchored by Kohl's, Michaels, PetSmart, Toys "R" Us, and Babies "R" Us. 3. Krikorian Courtyard, a 137,000 square foot open-air entertainment center anchored by 18-screen Krikorian Metroplex Theatres, Howie's Game Shack and Asia Buffet and featuring a variety of restaurants and inline retail shops.

Huntington Harbor Mall Shopping Center 16847 Algonquin St Huntington Beach, CA 92649 714-840-6460 12.71

Huntington Harbour Mall is a neighborhood friendly shopping center located in the heart of Huntington Beach, CA. Home to many fine retailers, restaurants and services. Take a stroll through the courtyard and discover one of Southern California's favorite neighborhoods.

Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on map
Angel Stadium of Anaheim 2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806 714-940-2000 2.31

Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields

Downtown Disney Disneyland Dr at Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92804 ( 714-781-4565 0.98

Downtown Disney is a great addition to the Disney scene, offering many fine shops and restaurants to choose from. There is now a Sephora store and the World of Disney will give you an opportunity to buy many of the souvenirs you may have missed while visiting the Park. The Rainforest Cafe is a great place to stop and re-fuel before or after visiting Disneyland. Downtown Disney has very easy access from the Grand Californian

Disneyland Resort 1313 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, CA 92802 714-781-4565 0.88

Theme Park Attractions in Anaheim

Disney California Adventure Park 1313 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92803-3232 714-781-4565 1.02

Experience the thrill of the an old wooden rollercoaster, but with modern twists, turns and technology, at "California Screamin." Or enjoy a live performance by your favorite characters at Disney's newest theme park, featuring a slew of exciting rides and family entertainment.

Adventure City 1238 S Beach Blvd, Anaheim, CA 714-236-9300 5.45

Popcorn and cotton candy are the main fare at this mini-megalopolis, an entire city designed and built for children. It includes nine exciting amusement rides, a petting farm, interactive stage shows and a game arcade.

Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center 1650 S. Sinclair St., Anaheim, CA 92806 714-937-1511 2.19

Consistently voted one of the top things to do in Orange County, Flightdeck is a flight simulation attraction providing civilians the opportunity to pilot fighter jets in actual cockpit simulators and a Boeing 737 flight simulator. Experience the challenge of aerial maneuvers at 500 knots, aircraft take-offs and landings and the excitement of air-to-air combat. Up to ten people can fly at the same time, each in their own authentic F-16 flight simulator! There is also the "Officer's Club", an observation area where guests can view and listen to all of the action on large LCD monitors, where they will see what each pilot is seeing during their flight and also hear the interaction between the pilots and the ATC crew (air traffic control).Flightdeck offers 45 minute air combat flights and 30, 60 & 90 minute Boeing 737 flights. Advanced reservations are required.

Honda Center 2695 E Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806 714 704 2400 2.49

Arena / Events Center

Anaheim Convention Center 800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802 ( 714-765-8950 0.4

The Anaheim Convention Center is the largest convention center on the west coast. With over 1.6 million square feet in the exhibit space, the Anaheim Convention Center can fit your needs whether large or small. We look forward to making your experience wonderful.

City National Grove of Anaheim 2200 E Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806 714-712-2700 1.79

A 40,000-square-foot entertainment facility features a movie-studio soundstage that provides full production, multimedia and video productions

K1 Speed Anaheim 1000 North Edward Court, Anaheim, CA 92806 714-632-6999 5.83

Owner description: The premise behind the creation of K1 Speed was to offer enthusiasts and amateurs alike an authentic and genuine racing experience in a safe, comfortable, accessible and perhaps most importantly, unique environment. Utilizing advanced European electric karts and indoor asphalt tracks, K1 Speed quickly developed a reputation as being fun and exciting, and our growth has been continuous since we first opened our doors. In addition to our Arrive and Drive racing option, which allows individuals to visit our indoor karting centers anytime and experience the thrill of racing, we also offer racing leagues and a variety of packages for corporate events and group parties, which have proven quite popular. To meet the needs of customers and kart racing enthusiasts who demand more, we also have a Pro Shop - K1 Race Gear - which carries everything that a karter might need to compete at the track. At K1 Speed, our goal is to be synonymous with karting, and we think that we are on our way! « less

Center Street Promenade 160 West Center Street Promenade, Suite 100 Anaheim, CA 92805 714-782-7705 2.51

Fantastic pedestrian street filled with lots of shopping, restaurants, a theater and lots and lots of street entertainers.

Muzeo 241 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805 714-956-8936 2.54

The MUZEO is centrally located in Orange County, California that is readily accessible by freeway from San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles Counties. The MUZEO engages the community by exploring and celebrating our diverse heritage, culture and arts through creative programming. The MUZEO hosts three traveling exhibitions per year which would otherwise not be displayed in the region. Every exhibit is enhanced with special programs, events and activities. You don’t want to miss a moment of them.

Knott's Berry Farm 8039 Beach Blvd Buena Park, CA 90620 714-220-5200 7.22

Classic theme park boasts fast rides, old-fashioned charm & famous fried chicken.

Red Lion Hotel Anaheim
201 West North River Drive, Suite 100, Washington, 99201, USA
Phone: 1 800 733 5466

Disneyland & Disney's California Adventure Park

Our hotel is just steps from Walt Disney's original park, beloved Disneyland. After a short ten minute walk, be greeted by characters and enjoy rides, classic attractions and magical family-fun entertainment.

Angels Stadium

Angel Stadium, the fourth-oldest stadium in the MLB behind Fenway Park, is home to the MLB Anaheim Angels.

Hollywood & Los Angeles

Just 45 minutes from Red Lion Hotel Anaheim, this short trip allows you to hike up to the Hollywood sign, visit the home of the Academy Awards and take advantage of L.A. shopping, dining and nightlife.

Flightdeck Simulation Center

Experience the thrill of aerial maneuvers at 600 knots and air-to-air combat in an authentic military flight simulator or feel what it's like to take the controls of a commercial airliner in the 737 flight simulator.

Catalina Island

Visit the picturesque town of Avalon or the rustic village of Two Harbors before taking a tour, golfing, parasailing or much more.

Nearby Beaches

OC Beaches

From Huntington Beach to Newport Beach to Fashion Island to Seal Beach to Laguna and beyond, you'll enjoy a picturesque setting among SoCal's best beaches.

Long Beach

Catch some surf and sun at one of the second-busiest seaport in the United States while surrounding yourself with beachgoers and active athletes.

Hidden Gems

Larchmont Boulevard (Los Angeles)

Located in one of L.A's most historical neighborhoods featuring 1920s California bungalows and grand estates, this quaint shopping district maintains a small town-feel.

Star Ranch (Corona, California)

The Ranch House and Vista De Veranda Patio offer breathtaking panoramic views of the valley and city below.

For Families & Kids

Knott's Berry Farm

You can experience adrenaline pumping thrill rides and attractions and pint-sized rides in Camp Snoopy, home of the world-famous beagle and the rest of the Peanuts gang.

Knott's Soak City Waterpark

From stomach-dropping, high-speed slides like the six-story Pacific Spin to a children's pool playground and activity area, Knott's Soak City offers the ultimate in wet n' wild thrills for the entire family.

Shopping

Anaheim Gardenwalk

This outdoor mall offers over 30 name-brand stores, a bowling alley, movie theater and 24-hour fitness center just around the corner from the Red Lion.

Brea Mall

Just 15 minutes from Disneyland, Brea Mall offers plenty of upscale shops in a relaxing atmosphere.

South Coast Plaza

Visit one of the largest malls in America, with 280 boutiques, award-winning restaurants and luxury spas, as well as the adjacent Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

The Outlets at Orange

Discover great deals at outlet shopping for Saks, Nieman-Marcus and Nordstrom, the Outlets at Orange is fast becoming Orange County's premier outlet shopping destination.

Events

Festival of Arts-Pageant of the Masters (Laguna Beach)

Witness a ninety-minute production of "living pictures" - incredibly faithful recreations of classical and contemporary works of art - with live models posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.

Return of the Swallows at San Juan Capistrano

Each year, native swallows return to this historic landmark, an authentic, romantic and original California Spanish mission.

US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach

The US Open of Surfing has a storied reputation, drawing elite surfers from all over the world.

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