Anaheim

Anaheim is a city in Orange County, California. It is best known for being the home of Disneyland. Its second claim to fame is hosting the National Hockey League's Anaheim Ducks and Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Understand

Climate

 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 
Daily highs (°F) 71 71 73 76 78 81 87 89 87 82 76 70
Nightly lows (°F) 48 48 51 53 57 61 65 65 63 58 52 47
Precipitation (in) 2.9 3.1 1.9 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.7 1.4 2.0

   Data from NOAA (1981-2010)

Get in

The front of the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) that opened in late 2014

By car

The I-5 goes directly through Anaheim and can be easilyreached from Los Angeles on the I-5 or 91 East. In rush hour, it may be faster to use Route 91 even if it is longer as it is less congested. The 57 Freeway also runs down the Eastern side of Anaheim and is the quickest way to reach that side of the city from the cities just north of Anaheim or from Diamond Bar, Pomona, or Ontario areas. If you are not familiar with Southern California traffic plan on it being congested even outside of peak times and many drivers driving very aggressively. Try to keep your calm even in stressful situations.

By plane

The closest commercial airports are John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana (IATA: SNA) followed by Long Beach Airport (IATA: LGB), while the Los Angeles International Airport (IATA: LAX) is the largest one in the area. Ontario airport (IATA: ONT) is also a popular choice as it is not much further than LAX, often with far less traffic and hassle.

For those who rent a car or take a taxi, travel time from SNA is about 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic. From LAX, the trip takes about 45-60 minutes, depending on traffic. A taxi from SNA costs about $40; from LAX, about $70.

For most people who don't rent a car, shared shuttle van service, like SuperShuttle, is an economical option. The shuttle will make multiple stops, but you will be delivered right to the door of your hotel. From LAX, the cost is about $16 per person one way/$32 per person round trip, plus tip. From SNA, the cost is about $10 per person one way/$20 per person roundtrip, plus tip.

By train or bus

  Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, or ARTIC, is Anaheim's central train and bus station. The station is located at 2626 East Katella Avenue, near the Honda Center and Angel's Stadium.

The transit connection to Disneyland is actually best at the Fullerton Amtrak/Metrolink station in the city's pleasant downtown area. From there it's just short a ride on OCTA line 43 to Disneyland.

You can also get to Disneyland on Metro bus 460 from Downtown Los Angeles, a semi-express bus that is a fairly slow but direct ride.

Get around

See

Do

There are two professional sports teams that play in Anaheim:

Buy

Eat

There are lots of places to eat in and around Disneyland.

Drink

Despite being one of the most popular destinations for tourists in California, Anaheim has very little to offer in terms of nightlife. Most nightlife destination are restaurant bars or dive bars. Those looking for a more exciting nightlife should travel to the nearby areas of Downtown Fullerton (10-15 mins) or Newport Beach (20-25 mins).

Sleep

There are many of hotels, motels and inns all around Disneyland for all budgets and tastes.

Stay safe

Anaheim is considered one of the safest cities in the United States considering its size. Anaheim has a low rape and murder rate, although the rape rate has been growing, along with the national average. By far, the most dangerous crime is aggravated assault. Common sense must be used after dark, and never travel alone. Anaheim was mostly spared during the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

Go next

Routes through Anaheim

Los Angeles Buena Park  N  S  Orange Santa Ana
END  N  S  Orange Newport Beach
Pomona Placentia  N  S  Orange Santa Ana
Long Beach Fullerton  W  E  Corona Riverside
Los Angeles Fullerton  N  S  Santa Ana San Diego


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