Anaheim is a city in Orange County in Southern California. Founded by German settlers in 1876, it is the tenth largest city in California. Comprising an area of 50.811 square miles, the city is a part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Anaheim is known for world-famous theme parks and successful sports teams.
How to Reach Anaheim
John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana and Long Beach Airport are equidistant from Anaheim. Los Angeles International Airoprts lies 30 miles northwest of the city.
Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner stops at Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center.
The Santa Ana Freeway (I-5), Orange Freeway (SR 57), and Riverside Freeway (SR 91) traverse the city.
Best Time to Visit Anaheim
Anaheim is located at a height of 137 feet above the sea level. The average temperature of Anaheim, California is 71 degrees Fahrenheit. Summers are fairly moderate with pleasant evenings and winters are mild with occasional showers. Attractions like Disneyland are less crowded during March through May and September through November.
Things to Do in Anaheim
Home to all rides imaginable, Disneyland is California’s premier family destination. The entire resort complex features hotels, restaurants, and entertaining shows. Knott’s Berry Farm is another popular amusement park among families as well as teens looking for thrilling roller coasters. Anaheim GardenWalk offers outdoor shopping and dining experience.
Largest of its kind on the West Coast, Anaheim Convention Center hosts several events and exhibitions throughout the year. Angel Stadium, or The Big A as the locals call it, is a popular venue to watch weekend ballgames. Anaheim Ice, Honda Center, Cars Land, and Sky Zone Anaheim are other prominent attractions in the city.
Higher Education Institutions in Anaheim
The city has three private universities: Anaheim University, Southern California Institute of Technology, and Bristol University. Anaheim University is known for online degree and certificate programs, one of the first of its kind in the US.
Facts about Anaheim
- Ana stands for the Santa Ana River and Heim is a German word for home.
- It is the oldest city in Orange County.
- Opened in 1966, Angel Stadium is the fourth oldest MLB stadium in the US.