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2006/2007 DESTINATION GUIDE

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DESTINATION GUIDE 2006 •


Contents

Anaheim/Orange County Facts 1

So Cal Driving Map

Fold Out

ANAHEIM/ORANGE COUNTY •

In the center of Southern California,

Anaheim/Orange County is the center of

fun, the center of attraction, the center of

style and the center of attention.

All eyes are on Orange County as the area

is now popularized by a variety of television

shows, including FOX’s The OC. Glitz and

glamour are certainly attractive aspects of

this region, but the OC has even more to

offer travelers.

Orange County features an array of sights and

experiences, including world-class shopping,

trendy restaurants and nightlife, unique arts

and culture, inviting beaches, posh resorts and

a collection of the ultimate family attractions.

Warm sunshine, swaying palm trees and

breathtaking ocean views create a relaxed

Southern California lifestyle where shorts,

sandals and sunglasses are always in season.

Come experience Orange County and see for

yourself why “It’s So California!”

Cover- Top: Surfing at Brooks Street, Courtesy Laguna Beach Visitors &

Convention Bureau; Center: Disney’s California Adventure. Photo by Kerrick

James; Bottom: Fashion Island. Photo by Alan Shaffer; Left: Monarch Beach

The Anaheim Resort District 2-3

Attractions 4-5

Arts & Culture 6-7

Shopping & Entertainment 8-9

Dining & Nightlife 10-11

Beaches 12-13

Spas & Fitness 14-15

Sports & Recreation 16-17

Hotels 18-19

Casinos & Wine Country 20

The Center of Southern California 21

Transportation 22-23

Anaheim/Orange County Fun Facts 24

Contacts 25

The Anaheim/Orange County Destination Guide is published

annually by the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau.

© 2006. All rights reserved. This publication may not be reproduced

in whole or part by any means without prior written permission from

the publisher.

Design: Natalie Saari

Publication date: 4-06

Printed in California, USA.

010618


ANAHEIM/ORANGE COUNTY FACTS

LOCATION

Orange County is located in the center of Southern California,

about 30 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles north of San

Diego. Anaheim, the second largest city in Orange County, is

home of the Disneyland Resort® and serves as a central hub to

area attractions, including the Arrowhead Pond, Angel Stadium

and The Anaheim Resort district.

SIZE/POPULATION

Orange County encompasses an area of 798 square miles with 34

incorporated cities, 42 miles of coastline, nine beaches and three

harbors. Orange County’s population is nearly three million.

CLIMATE

The OC’s average temperature is 70 degrees. Summers are

moderate to hot with cool evenings. Winters are mild with little

rain. Approximately 70 percent of the days are bright

and sunny.

AIR ACCESS & AIRPORT FACILITIES

Orange County is accessible by four major airports

(approximate distances/times are from Anaheim):

• Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

35 miles/56 km, 50 minutes

ACCOMMODATIONS

Orange County has approximately 500 hotel properties and an

inventory of nearly 55,000 guest rooms ranging from familyoriented

accommodations to five-star luxury resorts. There are

more than 150 properties and nearly 20,000 guest rooms in the

city of Anaheim.

SAFETY

Anaheim/Orange County is a safe, family-friendly destination.

The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau works

closely with the Anaheim Police Department and the Southern

California Tourism Safety & Security Association to provide

visitor safety and security training to area hotels and attractions.

Anaheim is one of only four U.S. cities with a specialized Tourist

Oriented Policing Team and has become a role model for other

cities and destinations around the United States.

MEETINGS/CONVENTIONS

Anaheim/Orange County is one of the country’s top convention

and meeting sites, filled with a wide array of accommodating and

outstanding meeting and event venues. The Anaheim Convention

Center is the largest convention center on the West Coast and

offers 1.6 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space.

• John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA)

13 miles/21 km, 25 minutes

• Ontario International Airport (ONT)

36 miles/58 km, 45 minutes

• Long Beach Airport (LGB)

18 miles/29 km, 30 minutes

VISITORS BY THE NUMBERS IN 2005

Visitors 44.7 million*

Visitor Spending $7.8 billion*

Convention Attendance 1,121,989**

Delegate Spending $880,596,896**

*Source: CIC Research, Inc.

**Source: AOCVCB

©Disney

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©Disney

Right - Top: Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa; Center: Disneyland’s Tea Cups; Bottom: OC beach boys; Right: Mission San Juan Capistrano

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DRIVING MAP

ANAHEIM/ORANGE COUNTY •


ORANGE COUNTY POINTS OF INTEREST







































































































































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THE ANAHEIM RESORT DISTRICT

The Anaheim of today is very different from years past. The center of Anaheim’s visitor industry has undergone a $5 billion

transformation and reinvented itself as the Anaheim Resort district, a lush urban resort. The 1,100-acre Anaheim Resort district is

filled with palm tree-lined boulevards, creating a classic Southern California environment. Although the Resort is a walkable setting,

visitors can also travel with ease aboard convenient trolley service.

Two of the country’s top sports and entertainment facilities are located adjacent to the Anaheim Resort. The Arrowhead Pond, home

of National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks and the nearby Angel Stadium, home to Major League Baseball’s Angels, are both perfect

locations to catch some of Southern California’s finest professional sports.

The Anaheim Resort welcomes visitors year-round to experience theme park thrills, professional sports action and innovative meetings

in a world-class resort destination.

INSIDE THE ANAHEIM RESORT:

Disneyland® Park

Experience the place where the magic began at Walt Disney’s

original theme park, Disneyland! Celebrating its 50th Anniversary

through 2006, Disneyland inspires fun and adventure in eight

themed lands with classic Disney characters, favorite attractions,

live entertainment and magical parades down Main Street U.S.A.

Disneyland encompasses more than 60 rides, 50 shops and 30

restaurants across 85 acres.

Downtown Disney® District

In the center of the Disneyland Resort is the Downtown Disney

District. This vibrant public esplanade features shopping,

entertainment and themed dining.

Disney’s California Adventure

Located directly across from Disneyland, Disney’s California

Adventure celebrates the fun and adventure of California

– Disney style. Experience the magic of Hollywood, the thrills

of a beachfront boardwalk, the adventures of the great outdoors

and the beauty and sensations of the California landscape while

Soarin’ Over California.

Anaheim Convention Center

The 1.6-million-square-foot Anaheim Convention Center is the

largest convention center on the West Coast. The striking design

wraps $13 million of glass in a wave pattern around the building

and features a sweeping entrance, towering palm tree-lined

walkways and a casually sophisticated, Southern California feel.

©Disney

©Disney

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ANAHEIM/ORANGE COUNTY •

Top: Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty’s Castle; Center: Downtown Disney District; Bottom: Anaheim Convention Center


The 1,100-acre Anaheim Resort district is filled with palm tree-lined

boulevards, creating a classic Southern California environment.

Sheraton Park Hotel at

the Anaheim Resort

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L E G E N D

Hotels represented have 300+ rooms.

The Disneyland Resort boundary

The Anaheim Resort boundary

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ATTRACTIONS

WHAT’S NEW

CITYPASS® expanded its Southern California CityPass on April 1,

2006 to include Universal Studios® Hollywood. The additional theme

park joins Disneyland® park, Disney’s California Adventure park,

SeaWorld Adventure Park San Diego, and the San Diego Zoo®. Adult

tickets are $199 (a $291 value), and tickets for children ages 3-9 years

are $159 (a $229 value).

On May 26, 2006, life-size dinosaurs arrive at DISCOVERY SCIENCE

CENTER. Part of the Center’s $3.5 million expansion, DINOSAURS

is a permanent interactive exhibit featuring a giant, walk-through

Argentinosaurus, a fossil dig for budding archaelogists, a climbing wall

of embedded fossils, an online game of Dinosaur Quest, and Stan the

T-Rex, a full-size skeletal system replica of the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

In January 2006, DISNEY’S CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE premiered

Monsters, Inc. Mike and Sulley to the Rescue!, an exciting

signature attraction inspired by

Disney’s presentation of Pixar’s

Monster’s, Inc. Guests hop aboard

a taxi and hit the streets of

Monstropolis to follow the film’s stars,

Mike and Sulley, on their mission to

safely return Boo to her bedroom.

In May 2006, KNOTT’S SOAK CITY®

ORANGE COUNTY adds Pacific Spin

to its line-up of wet and wild fun.

The water slide drops riders 75 feet

from a 132-foot-long tunnel into a sixstory

funnel filled with 5,500 gallons

of swirling water and then releases

passengers in a waterfall splash.

In Summer 2006, LEGOLAND®

CALIFORNIA debuts Pirate Shores, a new

block of water themed attractions and the

largest expansion since the family theme

park opened in 1999. The area will feature

four water-play attractions, including

Treasure Falls and Soak-N-Sail, in a creative

blend of hands-on family fun.

Opening Spring 2006, SEAWORLD® ADVENTURE PARK SAN

DIEGO’s Shamu show, Believe, highlights new killer whale

behaviors reflected in an innovative, two-story stage. The show

features a huge water fountain spraying the width of the pool,

three new underwater cameras capturing Shamu below the

surface and four rotating LED screens to display the power and

beauty of Shamu and his crew.

ORANGE COUNTY IS A PLAYGROUND FOR EVERYONE!

From the friendly faces of Mickey Mouse and Snoopy to the exhilarating extremes of Fear

Factor Live, Knights’ Tournament and the Silver Bullet, both families and thrill-seekers will find

plenty of entertainment in Orange County.

Adventure City, “The Little Theme Park That’s Big on Family

Fun,” features 17 rides and attractions including the Tree Top

Racers roller coaster, Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends

play area, a petting farm and a 25-foot climbing wall.

714/236-9300 • www.adventurecity.com

Aquarium of the Pacific celebrates the infinite treasures

and more than 12,000 animals of the Pacific Ocean. Explore

the new Journey of the Giants exhibit, frolic with sea lions,

watch underwater divers, hand-feed a lorikeet bird and even

get up-close and touch real sharks.

562/590-3100 • www.aquariumofpacific.org

Discovery Science Center is Orange County’s leading

site for interactive science fun where imaginations turn,

twist and fly through 120 hands-on exhibits.

Experience an earthquake in the Shake Shack,

compete in virtual volleyball, play a laser

beam harp and make waves in the Wave Tank.

714/542-CUBE • www.discoverycube.org

Disney’s California Adventure celebrates

the adventurous, pioneering spirit and

golden dreams of California through four

themed lands: the Golden State, saluting

the natural beauty of Northern California

and the state’s trailblazing aviators; the

Hollywood Pictures Backlot, a glamorous

array of all things Tinseltown; Paradise Pier,

enjoying the heyday of California’s beach

boardwalk culture; and “a bug’s land,”

where being small is big fun.

714/781-4565 • www.disneyland.com

Disneyland, “The Happiest Place on

Earth,” is an enchanted kingdom of fantasy

and imagination. The original Disney®

theme park is filled with more than 60

adventures and attractions across eight

themed lands. May 2005 kicked off an 18-month

celebration in honor of the park’s Golden 50th Anniversary,

“The Happiest Homecoming on Earth,” with all-new

parades, fireworks, shows and attractions.

714/781-4565 • www.disneyland.com

The Irvine Park Railroad offers a narrated train ride for kids

of all ages through the scenic, 477-acre Irvine Regional Park.

The small-scale train departs from an old-fashioned depot,

and other park attractions include the Orange County Zoo,

pony rides, and bike or paddleboat rentals.

714/997-3968 • www.irvineparkrr.com

Left - Monsters, Inc. Mike and Sulley to the Rescue!; Right - Top: Knott’s Berry Farm’s Silver Bullet; Center: Aquarium of the Pacific; Bottom: SeaWorld

Adventure Park San Diego; Right: Knott’s Soak City Orange County


ATTRACTIONS

©Knott’s

Knott’s Berry Farm® is one of the country’s most popular

theme parks. Experience six themed areas with world-class

thrills and family fun. Take off like a shot on Silver Bullet,

Knott’s new suspended coaster that takes riders through six

inversions! Also, don’t miss Camp Snoopy, home of the world’s

most beloved beagle, Snoopy, and the PEANUTS© Gang.

714/220-5200 • www.knotts.com

LEGOLAND California is built for family fun with more than 50

rides, shows and attractions. Enter an exciting duel in Knights’

Tournament, speed through Dino Island on the Coastersaurus

and putt for par at Wild Woods Golf experience.

760/918-LEGO • www.legoland.com

San Diego Zoo is a world-famous and international animal

experience that includes giant pandas, koalas and Komodo

dragons. More than 4,000 animals representing 800 species

live at the Zoo, which is also a renowned botanical garden.

The Ituri Forest is the latest addition and replicates a

mysterious African rain forest filled with hippopotamuses,

monkeys and more.

619/234-3153 • www.sandiegozoo.org

The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park provides fun for

the whole family. Learn about animals, plants and the

environment through educational programs designed for

children and adults.

714/953-8555 • www.santaanazoo.org

SeaWorld Adventure Park San Diego is a 150-acre attraction

featuring amazing animal interactions, exciting shows,

aquariums filled with some of the ocean’s most fascinating

animals, and an exciting thrill ride, Journey to Atlantis.

800/25-SHAMU • www.seaworld.com

The Queen Mary, the historic ocean liner and World War II

troopship, now resides in the Port of Long Beach. Come aboard

and explore behind-the-scenes in restored areas that have been

under wraps since the final voyage in 1967, or experience the

spooky Ghosts & Legends Tour.

562/435-3511 • www.queenmary.com

San Diego Wild Animal Park is a 2,000-acre environment

that feels like a journey through Africa and Asia. Varieties of

animals roam together in vast expanses similar to their native

homelands, and visitors can join in a safari walk, pet and feed

exotic animals, or ride the Wgasa Bush Line Railway past herds

of elephants, zebras and more.

760/747-8702 • www.sandiegozoo.org/wap

Universal Studios Hollywood, the world’s largest movie

studio and theme park, brings films to life. The park features

attractions such as Jurassic Park – The Ride; the worldrenowned,

behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, now featuring sets

from Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds; and the new Fear

Factor Live, where thrill-seekers can compete in a series of

extreme stunts.

800/UNIVERSAL • www.universalstudioshollywood.com

Wild Rivers Waterpark is wet and wild fun for all ages. The

park features over 40 water rides and attractions, including

The Patriot, Bazooka Bowls, River Rapids, two huge wave pools

and Explorer’s Island, a giant children’s area.

949/788-0808 • www.wildrivers.com

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ARTS & CULTURE

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WHAT’S NEW

Scheduled to open in October 2006

and named in honor of Donald and

Dorothy Kennedy, BOWERS MUSEUM’s

new 30,000-square-foot wing includes

a 300-seat, state-of-the-art auditorium, a special exhibitions gallery

to augment the existing British Museum Gallery and a new Chinese

History & Culture Gallery.

The NEWPORT HARBOR NAUTICAL MUSEUM purchased the Balboa

Fun Zone and plans to relocate to the seaside Newport Harbor

amusement area from its current location aboard the 190-foot Pride

of Newport riverboat. The relocation will occur in phases, and the

Nautical Museum will operate from both locations during 2006.

The ORANGE COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER’s expansion

opens on September 15, 2006 with a six-week

festival of performances. The

Center’s expansion features

the new 2,000-seat Renée and

Henry Segerstrom Concert

Hall, future home of the Pacific

Symphony; the intimate 500-

seat Samueli Theater; and a

46,000-square-foot arts plaza,

an inviting outdoor public space.

ARTS AND CULTURE DRAW YOU IN

In July 2006, the multi-milliondollar,

six-ton Sikorsky Sea King

Presidential helicopter, used by

Presidents Ford, Johnson, Kennedy and Nixon, comes to the RICHARD

NIXON LIBRARY & BIRTHPLACE. The permanent display shows visitors

how presidents traveled in luxury and security aboard one of the most

exclusive aircrafts ever made.

Hailed as “the most spectacular religious edifice in the world,” The

Crystal Cathedral resembles a four-point star, with 10,000 panes of

glass covering the web-like, translucent walls and ceiling. It is home to

the annual Glory of Christmas and Glory of Easter performances.

714/971-4013 • www.crystalcathedral.org

Approximately 150 painters, sculptors, ceramists, jewelers,

photographers and other artists display and sell original works at the

Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach

every July and August. The event

features art workshops, tours,

classes and various performances,

including Pageant of the Masters,

in which volunteer models are

transformed into life-size versions

of paintings, sculptures and other

works of art, accompanied by

narrations and live music.

949/464-4282, 800/487-3378

www.lagunafestivalofarts.com

www.foapom.com

Center stage in Southern California, Orange County presents a vivacious art scene, full of

fascinating festivals, museums and performing arts venues. Whether featuring the area’s natural

beauty or inspired by the laid-back atmosphere, OC arts draw on a creative and culturallydiverse

population of artists, musicians and performers.

The Fullerton Arboretum is a 26-acre botanical garden

complete with ponds, streams, wildlife and ecologicallyarranged

plants from around the world. Beyond its

beautiful outdoor atmosphere, the venue is home to

special events, lectures, workshops, classes and the historic,

Victorian-style Heritage House museum.

714/278-4796 • www.arboretum.fullerton.edu

Little Saigon is the cultural and commercial capital of

the largest Vietnamese community in the United States. A

favorite destination is a two-story indoor mall with more

than 300 ethnic boutiques, specialty shops, restaurants

and the largest jewelry center in Orange County.

714/842-8018

Located in downtown Riverside, the Mission Inn is a

National Historic Landmark Hotel and a showcase for

such architectural design elements as flying buttresses,

domes, a clock tower, interior courtyards, patios and a

five-story, open-air rotunda.

951/784-0300, 800/344-4225 • www.missioninn.com

Mission San Juan Capistrano is one of the original

21 California missions. Founded in 1776 by Father

Junipero Serra, it features

10 acres of lush gardens

and fountains encased by

adobe walls. This “Jewel of

the Missions” houses the

oldest building still in use in

California, the Serra Chapel,

and the site of the first winery

in California. The Mission

receives worldwide attention

during its annual Return of the

Swallows Celebration in March.

949/234-1300

www.missionsjc.com

Old Towne Orange in the city of Orange offers a slice of

the past with its antique shops, historic neighborhood, art

galleries, outdoor dining, specialty shops, quaint Plaza Park

and 1899 soda fountain.

800/938-0073

The Sawdust Art Festival brings together nearly 200

artists and craftspeople in beautiful Laguna Canyon,

complete with waterfalls and eucalyptus trees. Enjoy

live entertainment, art demonstrations, three cafés and

children’s activities every July and August, as well as select

weekends in November and December.

949/494-3030 • www.sawdustartfestival.org

Left - Top: Orange County Performing Arts Center (OCPAC); Center: Mission San Juan Capistrano; Bottom: Pageant of the Masters;

Right - Top: Festival of Arts; Bottom: The Nutcracker at OCPAC


ARTS & CULTURE

Museums

The Autry National Center, a world-class museum located in

Los Angeles’ historic Griffith Park, is devoted to preserving the

rich history and traditions of the American West.

323/667-2000 • www.autry-museum.org

The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art is dedicated to the

preservation, study and exhibition of arts from around the

world. Mummies: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt is

currently on display through April 2007. Enjoy California cuisine

at Tangata restaurant and shop for treasures from around the

world at the Gallery Store. The adjacent Kidseum provides

hands-on cultural arts experiences for children.

714/567-3600 • www.bowers.org

Fullerton Museum Center presents various history, science

and art exhibitions and offers family activities and events

throughout the year.

714/738-6545 • www.ci.fullerton.ca.us/museum

Irvine Museum specializes in California art of the Impressionist

Period (1890-1930). The museum embraces a principal role in

the education and promotion of American Impressionism,

which has become associated with California.

949/476-2565 • www.irvinemuseum.org

Marconi Automotive Museum houses a collection of

classic Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Porsches and high

performance muscle cars, as well as an amazing collection of

motorcycles and vintage formula race cars. Find automotive

memorabilia, photos and artwork throughout the museum.

714/258-3001 • www.marconimuseum.org

Newport Harbor Nautical Museum features galleries,

photographs, paintings and memorabilia reflecting the naval,

recreational, commercial and yachting significance of the

historic harbor.

949/673-7863 • www.nhnm.org

Orange County Museum of Art is Orange County’s premier

showcase for the visual arts. A 6,500-piece collection

chronicles California’s unique art history from the mid-19th

century to the present.

949/759-1122 • www.ocma.net

Visitors to the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace in Yorba

Linda are invited to tour the farmhouse where America’s 37th

president was born and raised. View the burial site of President

and Mrs. Nixon, set among more than 1,300 rose bushes in

White House-style gardens, and visit the permanent exhibit

that includes letters, photographs and other personal items

from the Nixon family.

714/993-5075 • www.nixonlibrary.org

Sherman Library & Gardens, located in Corona del Mar,

features a historical library and a two-acre botanical garden

with bubbling tile fountains, patios and conservatories linked

together by wide brick walkways.

949/673-2261 • www.slgardens.org

Performing Arts Venues

Cerritos Center for the

Performing Arts has earned a

solid reputation for presenting

world-class performances in

music, dance and theater. Its

annual season runs from August

through May.

562/916-8533

www.cerritoscenter.com

Heritage Forum is a full-service, state-of-the-art, 2,450-seat

theater. A rotating, “in-the-round” stage allows for great

viewing and unique presentations. The venue is also available

for private events.

714/776-7776 • www.heritageforum.net

The 500-seat OC Pavilion provides an intimate theater setting

with an opulent Mediterranean atmosphere. Before and after

the show, The Vault VIP Lounge features live jazz music and

cocktails, while the posh Ambrosia restaurant offers pre-show

fine dining.

714/550-0880 • www.ocpavilion.com

The Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa

presents the world’s greatest ballet companies, national tours

of leading Broadway shows, and concerts featuring awardwinning

chamber ensembles, soloists, classical vocalists, jazz

and cabaret artists, as well as pop artists and special events.

The Center is home of the Pacific Symphony, Philharmonic

Society of Orange County, Opera Pacific and Pacific Chorale.

714/556-2121 • www.ocpac.org

A multi-level event location renovated from the 1930’s, the

Santa Ana Performing Arts & Event Center houses three

theaters, banquet rooms and a cigar chamber. The venue is

also home to Tibbie’s All-American Cabaret dinner theater.

714/550-0040 • www.sapaec.com

The Tony award-winning South Coast Repertory is one of the

country’s leading professional theaters, showcasing classic

productions on the Segerstrom Stage and contemporary

productions on the Julianne Argyros Stage.

714/708-5555 • www.scr.org

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SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT

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WHAT’S NEW

Beginning in Spring 2006, AEG

Facilities Inc. assumes management

of the ANAHEIM ARENA at the

Anaheim Convention Center. Over

the next five years, the company will

bring as many as 50 public shows and a

minor league sports team to the 7,500-seat venue.

ANAHEIM GARDENWALK construction resumes in May 2006

with stores opening in October 2007. Top retailers and restaurants,

including Bar Louie, Bubba Gump, McCormick & Schmick Grill,

Roy’s and White House/Black Market, are slated to open at the

unique, outdoor shopping and dining experience

(www.anaheimgardenwalk.com).

PIRATE’S DINNER ADVENTURE,

a brand new attraction in Buena

Park, opened in December 2005.

It is an exciting, interactive dinner

experience for all ages with

swashbuckling thrills, comedy,

romance, action and adventure.

Enjoy feats of aerial agility and

musical entertainment while dining

on The Port of Call Feast.

FASHION ISLAND welcomes new stores and a high-end seafood

restaurant in 2006, including American Rag and Café Midi, Blue

Coral Seafood, G-Star, Kate Spade, Ligne Roset, Muttropolis Dog &

Cat Boutique and Original Penguin’s.

In Spring 2006, SOUTH COAST PLAZA adds several new stores to

its outstanding collection: CH Carolina Herrera, Coldwater Creek,

Jo Malone London, MNG by Mango, Ted Baker and Theory.

FASHION FUN & SHOW STOPPING EXCITEMENT

Orange County is filled with endless shopping and exciting entertainment for all ages. Explore a

collection of nearly 1,000 trendsetting shops and a variety of retail centers where you will find

something for everyone or even indulge in a few splurges for yourself. Then, enjoy live entertainment

from dinner theaters to world-class concerts at the area’s outstanding venues.

The Block at Orange, located

near The Anaheim Resort district,

is a unique shopping, dining and

entertainment experience set in an

open-air promenade. Visitors can

choose from a variety of retailers,

restaurants and activities,

including Burke Williams Day

Spa, Café Tu Tu Tango, COHIBA

Cigar Lounge & Boutique,

Cookielicious, Dave & Buster’s,

Hilo Hattie–The Store of Hawaii,

Lucky Strike Lanes, a 30-screen

AMC Theatre and more.

714/769-4000

www.theblockatorange.com

Downtown Disney® District is a lively esplanade of restaurants,

boutiques and entertainment venues located in the heart of the

Disneyland Resort®. Visitors can rock out at the House of Blues,

get into the action at ESPN Zone, or dine at a variety of worldclass

restaurants, including Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar, Naple’s

Ristorante and Pizzeria, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, Rainforest

Café and Tortilla Jo’s.

714/781-1844 • www.downtowndisney.com

Fashion Island is one of Southern California’s

premier open-air retail centers. Reminiscent

of a Mediterranean village, Fashion Island has

more than 200 specialty shops, prestigious

department stores, a wide variety of

restaurants, a Venetian-themed carousel and a

seven-screen movie theater.

800/495-4753 • www.shopfashionisland.com

The LAB, OC’s renowned urban youth “antimall”,

is a unique retail complex catering to

the trendsetting shopper. Urban Outfitters anchors

an eclectic array of one-of-a-kind shops featuring clothing,

sunglasses, shoes and housewares. Music, art shows and special

events keep customers entertained in a relaxed environment.

714/966-6660 • www.thelab.com

South Coast Plaza is one of the nation’s most luxurious

shopping destinations for fashion, home furnishings, spa/salon

services and award-winning dining. It is the first Ultimate

Shopping Resort in the country with more than 280 marquee

stores such as Cartier, Chanel, Georgio Armani, Gucci, Hermes,

Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Versace and YSL.

800/782-8888 • www.southcoastplaza.com

Located minutes from the Anaheim Convention Center, the

Stadium Promenade is an entertainment and dining destination

complete with 25 theaters, equipped with wall-to-wall screens,

stadium-style seating and digital sound. The Stadium Promenade

offers free shuttle service to Anaheim Ducks home games.

714/288-9845

Located in the heart of Orange County, Westfield

Shoppingtown MainPlace features Macy’s, an AMC Theater

and more than 200 specialty retailers and restaurants, including

Abercrombie and Fitch, bebe, California Pizza Kitchen, MAC and

Sharper Image. The California Welcome Center is located here

offering traveler services from lodging reservations and ticket

sales to maps, brochures and Internet access.

714/547-7000 • www.westfield.com

Left - Top: Pirate’s Dinner Adventure; Bottom: The Block at Orange; Right - Top: The LAB; Bottom: Shoppers at Fashion Island


SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT

Alan Shaffer

Live Entertainment

The Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim hosts today’s top concerts,

sporting events and premier family shows throughout the year,

including U2, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and

the Harlem Globetrotters.

714/704-2400 • www.arrowheadpond.com

The Grove of Anaheim is an intimate venue that brings

headliners up-close and personal, such as 311, B.B. King, Chicago,

Gypsy Kings and Willie Nelson. No seat is more than 80 feet

from the stage, and an acclaimed dinner menu is served in

selected sections at most shows.

714/712-2700 • www.thegroveofanaheim.com

House of Blues Anaheim is a live music venue and restaurant

located in the Downtown Disney® District. In addition to an

eclectic line-up of music, House of Blues features a full-service,

Southern-style restaurant and bar with a world-famous Sunday

Gospel Brunch.

714/778-BLUE • www.hob.com/anaheim

The Improv Comedy Club, America’s original comedy theater,

in Brea features live stand-up acts from the world’s most

famous comedians. The club offers a dinner menu and full bar.

714/482-0700 • www.improv.com

Joey & Maria’s Comedy Italian Wedding, presented by Dillstar

Productions is the longest running, interactive comedy

wedding in the nation. Feast on delicious Italian food, dance

the Tarantella, witness the vows and take part in the wacky

Gnocchi and Cavatelli families’ unconventional traditions.

909/481-1001 • www.comedywedding.com

Killer Entertainment offers wildly funny, murder mystery

dinner shows at two locations in the Orange County area.

Enjoy professional performers, fabulous food and interactive

fun on weekend evenings.

888/331-5299 • www.killerentertainment.com.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament offers exciting family

entertainment set inside an 11th century-style castle. Guests

experience spectacular pageantry, dramatic horsemanship and

an authentic medieval jousting tournament, while feasting on a

four-course banquet.

888/935-6878 • www.medievaltimes.com

Pirate’s Dinner Adventure begins as guests are seated around

a full-size replica of a Spanish galleon set afloat in a 250,000-

gallon lagoon. The show features astonishing special effects,

aerial artistry, swashbuckling swordplay and dynamic duels,

complemented by a three-course meal fit for a pirate!

714/690-1497 • www.piratesdinneradventure.com

On weekends and select holidays, The Rib Trader is home of

Merlin’s Magic Dinner Theatre, a fun-filled evening of comedy,

magic and audience participation set in Merrie-Olde England.

714/744-9288 • www.ribtrader.com

Tibbie’s Great American Cabaret offers dinner theater

entertainment at the Santa Ana Performing Arts & Events Center.

Performers serve a sumptuous dinner before they dazzle guests

with a song and dance revue with themes such as Broadway

Entertainment and Hollywood Movie Musicals.

714/543-3309 • www.tibbiescabaret.com

More Shopping

5 Points Plaza Huntington Beach

714/841-0036

www.5pointsplaza.com

Anaheim Plaza

714/635-3431

Balboa Island Business

Association

949/673-6580

www.balboa_island.net

Macy’s Southern California

714/547-7211

Specialty Shopping

Aljek Sports, Inc., Anaheim

Athletic shoes

714/520-9717

Disney’s Character Warehouse

Outlet Store, Fullerton

Disneyland® Resort merchandise

714/870-9363

The CAMP, Costa Mesa

Outdoor recreation retail

714/444-4CMP

www.thecampsite.com

Outlet/Discount Shopping

Anaheim Indoor Marketplace

714/999-0888

www.anaheimmarketplace.com

Cabazon Outlets

951/922-3000

www.cabazonoutlets.com

Desert Hills Premium Outlets,

Cabazon

951/849-6641

Orange County Marketplace,

Costa Mesa

949/723-6616

www.ocmarketplace.com

Stanton Marketplace/Indoor

Swapmeet of Stanton

714/527-1112www.

indoorswapmeet.net

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DINING & NIGHTLIFE

WHAT’S NEW

SAM & HARRY’S RESTAURANT, the

celebrated D.C. steakhouse, is now open

as the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel &

Spa’s signature restaurant. Sam & Harry’s

offers American Contemporary cuisine,

including fresh seafood and USDA Prime steaks, an awardwinning

wine list and an outdoor terrace complete with firepits.

949/729-6900 • www.samandharrysnb.com

The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa welcomes Chef

Michael Mina’s STONEHILL TAVERN. The restaurant features

Modern American cuisine, an ingredient-driven menu and

elegant tavern fare in an inviting and stylish atmosphere,

designed by acclaimed international designer Tony Chi.

949/234-3318 • www.michaelmina.net/stonehill_tavern

A TASTE OF ORANGE COUNTY

Sample an eclectic array of award-winning restaurants and eateries, from neighborhood

coffeehouses and local microbreweries to romantic fine dining and lively oceanfront

restaurants. Orange County’s signature dish is a fusion of diverse flavors and creative cuisine

paired with intriguing ambiance.

Orange County’s California Cuisine

California cuisine thrives in Orange County. Award-winning chefs and

tantalizing restaurants offer the best of this healthy and delicious

fare in the center of Southern California.

California’s rich soil, oceanfront location and ideal climate provide

an abundance of seafood and produce. From locally grown avocados

to mahi mahi served fresh from the Pacific, Orange County’s menu of

ingredients is a key element in its recipe for success.

The Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA)

represent an elite group of fine dining establishments in the

United States, Canada and Mexico. THE SKY ROOM and FIRST

CABIN at the Balboa Bay Club are members of the Class of 2006

DiRoNA Award Winners, joining nine other Orange County area

DiRoNA restaurants:

Anaheim White House, Anaheim • 714/772-1381

Bistango, Irvine • 949/752-5222

Duane’s, Mission Inn, Riverside • 951/784-0300

First Cabin, Balboa Bay Club, Newport Beach • 949/645-5000

La Vie en Rose, Brea • 714/529-8333

Mr. Stox, Anaheim • 714/634-2994

Napa Rose, Disney’s Grand California Hotel, Anaheim

714/781-3463

The Cellar, Fullerton • 714/525-5682

The Hobbit, Orange • 714/997-1972

The Sky Room, Long Beach • 562/983-2729

Troquet, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa • 714/708-6865

Blend these ingredients with cultural traditions from Orange

County’s diverse population, representing nearly every region of the

world, and the resulting dishes feature a fusion of tastes – California

cuisine’s hallmark.

Savor the fresh flavors and unique pairings of California cuisine in

Orange County’s culinary scene.

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Left - Top: Sizzling Beach Rock at Napa Rose; Center: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar; Bottom: Downtown Disney dining

Right - Top: Martinis at St. Regis Resort Monarch Beach; Center: House of Blues Anaheim; Bottom: ESPN Zone at Downtown Disney


DINING & NIGHTLIFE

OC AFTER DARK

Stir things up at one of Orange County’s nightlife hot spots. From lively downtown districts

filled with popular local watering holes and friendly microbreweries to live music venues and

stylish ultra lounges, the OC is shaken on the rocks!

Premier Nightclubs

Club Vegas is an upscale nightlife destination themed as a retro

chic version of the “fabulous Las Vegas of the 1950s”. Sip martinis

in the Stardust Lounge and feel the rhythm of an eclectic mix of

dance beats.

949/548-9500 • www.clubvegas.us

Tentation Ultra Lounge’s atmosphere radiates excitement,

featuring state-of-the-art lighting, VIP cabanas, a huge dance

floor and a 48-foot bar. Before heading to the lounge, enjoy Asian

fusion cuisine at Ten Asian Bistro or relax in a Morrocan gazebo

on the Buddha Patio.

949/660-1010 • www.tenrestaurantgroup.com

V2O is one of Southern California’s trendsetting

hot spots. Dive in and experience a unique mix of

live entertainment, world-renowned DJs, Pacific

Rim cuisine and stylish décor.

562/216-2060 • www.v2olongbeach.com

Cool Cities, Hot Nightlife

When the sun goes down, these ten cities heat things up! Follow

the clues to nocturnal fun in the real OC.

Anaheim keeps you on your toes with its salsa dancing hot spots,

jazz and blues highlights and a lively entertainment promenade.

Visit Buena Park for a swashbuckling party or true “knightlife.”

Costa Mesa boasts an array of nightlife, from high-energy clubs

and smooth martini bars to an underground lounge and a black

cat’s den.

In Dana Point, you’ll find a “saintly” tavern, the luck of the Irish, a

taste of the Renaissance and cocktails at 162 feet.

Fullerton’s downtown district offers rocking sushi,

chilling jazz, sporting fun and dancing diversions.

From jazzy hotel lounges to a street lined with

local haunts, Huntington Beach’s nightlife is as

laidback as its Surf City USA lifestyle.

Irvine is home to comedic reviews, a bustling

entertainment center and Orange County’s

newest upscale sports bar.

Party to 80s music, check out a “presidential” bar

or just whisper in Laguna Beach’s social scene.

Newport Beach is known for its late-night

action, a tempting ultra lounge, numbered bars and

entertaining cover bands.

Santa Ana’s nightlife features trendy locales fashioned

in unusual venues, including a renovated vintage auto

dealership and a former bank headquarters.

Uncover more Orange County nightlife at

anaheimoc.org.

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DESTINATION GUIDE 2006 •


BEACHES

BEACHES OF DISTINCTION

Although the six Orange County beach cities share spectacular

ocean views, their distinctive personalities set each one apart.

The northern gateway to coastal Orange County, Seal Beach is a

laid-back neighborhood with an old-fashioned downtown district.

Huntington Beach is Surf City USA offering everything from

surfwear shops and professional surf competitions to the annual

Surf Film Festival and local, wave-rider hangouts.

A sophisticated beach town, Newport Beach is home to Newport

Harbor, Balboa Island, an array of aquatic recreation and the

famed coastal communities of the hit TV series, The OC.

Laguna Beach is a well-known artists’ colony filled with galleries,

art festivals, boutiques, cafés and picturesque vistas.

Deemed one of the most romantic spots in California, Dana Point

is also known for its accessibility to ocean life, featuring whale

watching, fishing excursions and tide pools.

San Clemente’s charm evokes images of the Mediterranean.

Quaint cafés, antique stores and a leisurely pace characterize this

beach community.

Charming, relaxed, nautical, artistic, romantic or classic SoCal…

there is a beach lifestyle in Orange County suited for everyone.

WHAT’S NEW

HORNBLOWER CRUISES AND EVENTS added Dream On, a new private

charter yacht, to its fleet. The custom-built vessel accommodates up

to 220 passengers and features a large bow area, a spacious, fullyenclosable

upper deck and stylish interior décor with beautiful

cream couches and huge

picture windows that provide

spectacular harbor views.

Boat Excursions

Balboa Pavilion, Catalina

Passenger Service, Inc.

features the 500-passenger

Catalina Flyer, which departs

daily from the historic and picturesque Balboa Pavilion in

Newport Harbor and reaches beautiful Catalina Island in just 75

minutes. Newport Harbor cruises and whale-watching excursions

are also available.

800/830-7744 • www.catalinainfo.com

Catalina Express offers year-round daily departures from Dana

Point, Long Beach and San Pedro. Group and charter services are

also available.

310/519-1212 • www.catalinaexpress.com

Electra Cruises, Inc. features private cruises aboard an exquisitely

restored 100-foot classic fantail vessel built in 1929, a New Orleans

paddlewheeler or a 115-foot yacht.

949/723-1069 • www.aboardelectra.com

Hornblower Cruises and Events is Southern

California’s largest yacht fleet for corporate

events, client entertainment, holiday parties and

personal celebrations.

949/646-0155 • www.hornblower.com

Pacific Avalon Yacht Charters provides private

yachts and complete event-planning assistance

for corporate meetings, luncheons, dinner

cruises and weddings.

949/673-8545 • www.pacificavalon.com

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Courtesy of Laguna Beach Visitors &

Conference Bureau

Left - Top: Hornblower’s Dream On; Far Left: Sightseeing at San Clemente Pier; Center: A day at Newport Beach; Bottom: Scenic view in Laguna Beach

Right - Top: Orange County waves; Center: OC surfer girl; Bottom: Huntington Beach Pier


BEACHES

SURF’S UP! SLOW DOWN.

Orange County’s 42 miles of beautiful coastline reflect an active California lifestyle filled with

an abundance of recreation, from beach volleyball and surfing to kayaking and sailing. Looking

for a more relaxed, Southern California beach experience? Then, sunbathe on the sand, relax

under a palm tree and enjoy the warm weather and cool ocean breeze.

Sportfishing

Take a break from sightseeing and enjoy sportfishing in the

Pacific Ocean. The following companies cater to individuals

and groups, providing memorable fishing excursions.

Dana Point Harbor Association

949/923-2255 • www.danapointharbor.com

SEAL BEACH

562/431-2527

www.ci.seal-beach.ca.us

Dana Wharf Sportfishing

949/496-5794, 800/590-9994

www.danawharfsportfishing.com

Davey’s Locker Sportfishing, Inc.

949/673-1434 • www.daveyslocker.com

Newport Landing Sportfishing

949/675-0550 • www.newportlanding.com

Camping

Newport Dunes Resort and Marina features a private bay

and RV campground on 100 acres in Newport Beach. Water

sport rentals include kayaks, paddleboats, sailboats and

windsurfing boards.

949/729-3863 • www.newportdunes.com

CATALINA ISLAND

310/510-1520

www.visitcatalina.org

HUNTINGTON

BEACH

714/969-3492

www.surfcityusa.com

NEWPORT

BEACH

949/719-6100

www.newportbeach-cvb.com

LAGUNA BEACH

800/877-1115

www.lagunabeachinfo.org

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Courtesy of Huntington Beach

Convention & Visitors Bureau

DANA POINT

949/496-1094

www.danapointharbor.com

SAN CLEMENTE

949/492-1131

www.scchamber.org

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SPAS & FITNESS

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ANAHEIM/ORANGE COUNTY •

WHAT’S NEW

In March 2006, DISNEY’S GRAND

CALIFORNIAN HOTEL debuted a new,

larger spa operated by Mandara Spa, the

premier resort spa division of Steiner Leisure Limited, replacing

the Eureka Springs spa that was previously at the hotel. The new

spa features an extensive selection of customtailored

treatments fitting this unique spa

environment in its California setting.

The HYATT REGENCY HUNTINGTON BEACH

RESORT & SPA offers guests a variety of

exercise options and two new spa treatments.

Guests of all exercise levels can enjoy a range of

physical activity programs, including Yoga Away,

aqua aerobics, Beach Boot Camp, a sunrise fitness

walk, circuit training, surf lessons, basketball

and tennis. PACIFIC WATERS SPA now features

Mediterranean Mud Therapy, a body wrap using

mud from Spain’s Mar Menor, and a Brazilian

Rainforest Wrap, a moisturizing treatment with a

heated wrap and warm coconut milk.

RELAX AND INDULGE

The NEWPORT BEACH MARRIOTT HOTEL AND

SPA opened a new 14,000-square-foot spa in December 2005.

PURE BLU SPA has 16 relaxing treatment rooms, featuring a wide

variety of rejuvenating services, including the signature Pure Blu

Rituals and Pure Blu Rain.

SKIN DEEP in Huntington Beach is undergoing a phased

renovation in 2006. In spring, the first phase introduces three

new treatment rooms and a full-service café. In October, the spa

will feature a 1,300-square-foot Water Experience, inspired by

Japanese water rituals, and a new “do-it-yourself” Body Scrub Bar,

where guests will choose and apply aromatic exfoliating scrubs.

In addition to hitting the beach and visiting local theme parks, visitors are heading to spas in

search of pampering and rejuvenation. The Orange County area has an array of luxurious spas

located in hotels and stand-alone facilities. Each spa offers a diverse menu of services including

signature treatments unique to the area like the California Dream’n Facial or yoga on the beach.

Located at the Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, Aquaterra

Spa unlocks the beauty and invigorating stress-relief secrets of

ancient cultures and modern innovation.

Spa services and amenities include

massages, skin care, body treatments, a

Vichy shower and a couple’s room.

949/376-2772 • www.aquaterraspa.com

An oasis located at The Block at Orange

entertainment complex, the Burke

Williams Day Spa goes beyond the spa

to create a soothing indulgence with

a multitude of opportunities to relax,

refresh and refocus.

866/239-6637, 714/769-1360

www.burkewilliamsspa.com

The 15,000-square-foot Glen Ivy Day Spa

at the Brea Mall offers a comprehensive

selection of advanced skin and body

treatments, professional products and

nail care in complete spa facilities for men and women including

the Greenhouse Garden Room and Spa Lifestyle Store.

714/990-2090 • www.glenivy.com

The historic Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa is located just 45 minutes

from Orange County and features natural hot mineral springs.

This outdoor spa offers a relaxing, subtropical setting with

bubbling Champagne Pools, indoor Roman baths, Club Mud (red

clay body treatment), a covered salt-water spa and a unique

body-moisturizing treatment underground at The Grotto.

800/454-8772, 951/277-3529 • www.glenivy.com

Ride a Lifecycle, take a group exercise class or just relax in the

spa, sauna or steam room at the Hilton Sports and Fitness

Center in Anaheim. The facility features a basketball gym and

an indoor exercise pool. Sports massages, tanning and fitness

training are also available.

714/740-4431 • www.anaheim.hilton.com

Mandara Spa at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel

blends the hotel’s distinctive Arts and Crafts

architectural style with Mandara’s signature

contemporary-Balinese elements. The 5,600-squarefoot

main spa facility includes eight treatment rooms,

a couple’s suite, a fitness center and a nail spa.

714/635-7350 • www.disneyland.com

Maison de Traitements offers a variety of relaxing

therapeutic massages for men and women,

including Swedish, sports, French or warm stone.

Guests can also enjoy a walk-in sauna and apricot

body scrubs.

714/535-9200 • www.maisondemassage.com

Left - Top: Mandara Spa; Center: Yoga on the beach; Bottom: Pacific Waters Spa; Right - Pacific Waters Spa’s Juice Bar; Center: OC Marathon start line;

Bottom: Oceanfront treatment at Aquaterra Spa


SPAS & FITNESS

Dive into total relaxation at

Pacific Waters Spa, located within

the Hyatt Regency Huntington

Beach Resort. The spa offers 21

treatment areas designed for

rejuvenation through massage, skin

therapies, body wraps, scrubs and

moisturizing facials.

714/845-4772

www.huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com

Pure Blu is located at the

Newport Beach Marriott Hotel

and offers specialty massages,

facials, signature treatments and a full-service salon. Succumb

to the soothing sound of falling water, the crisp scent of the sea

and the masterful skills of an indulgent spa staff.

949/720-7900 • www.newportbeachmarriotthotelandspa.com

Enjoy balance-renewing services at The Ritz-Carlton Spa® in

Laguna Niguel. The ocean-inspired escape features signature

therapies designed to nurture the body and enliven the spirit.

A new, two-story fitness center with panoramic views of the

Pacific Ocean is complete with Precor cardiovascular and Icarian

strength-training equipment.

949/240-2000 • www.ritzcarlton.com

Skin Deep is an Orange County day spa with a reputation for

excellence, providing facials, massage and body treatments in a

recently expanded and renovated location.

714/841-3313 • www.eskindeep.com

Spa at Laguna Cliffs is a 14,000-square-foot facility located at

the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort in Dana Point. It was created

with a commitment to authenticity and a holistic focus, offering

10 treatment rooms, outdoor treatments in the spa garden and

private men’s and women’s areas.

866/526-7772 • www.marriott.com/snadp

Offering 25 treatment rooms with three couples’ rooms, Spa

Gaucin at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa is a luxurious,

relaxing retreat. The facility provides a full range of services and

amenities, including a lap pool with underwater sound system, a

sauna, an herbal steam room, a whirlpool and a lounge.

949/234-3367 • www.stregismonarchbeach.com

The luxurious Spa Montage at the Montage Resort in Laguna

Beach is a collage of soothing whirlpools, rejuvenating saunas, 21

treatment rooms, a full-service salon, a fitness center, a lap pool

and more.

949/715-6000 • www.montagelagunabeach.com

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa features a full-service,

tri-level spa offering massages, facials, body treatments,

manicures, pedicures and hair salon services. Tennis courts,

a workout room, golf chipping and a putting green are also

available on site.

951/587-9463 • www.wineresort.com

The Island Spa at The Island Hotel in Newport Beach is a 4,000-

square-foot, quiet sanctuary with nine spacious rooms where

guests can opt for an array of pampering services from hot stone

massages to detoxifying masques and crushed pearl facials.

949/760-4992 • www.theislandhotel.com

GOING THE DISTANCE

Orange County now hosts two and a half marathons each year, gathering

individuals from all over the country to experience an exciting event in

this Southern California area known for its healthy lifestyle.

WHAT’S NEW

The Disneyland Resort and the City of Anaheim will hold the

inaugural DISNEYLAND HALF MARATHON WEEKEND September

15-17, 2006 in Anaheim. The feature event is the 13.1-mile Happiest

Race on Earth, and the route includes Disneyland Park, Disney’s

California Adventure, the Anaheim Convention Center, the

Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, Angel Stadium and Downtown Disney.

Other weekend events are the Disneyland Health & Fitness Expo and

the Disneyland Family Fun Run 5K & Kids’ Races.

407/896-1160 • www.disneylandhalfmarathon.com

Each January, the OC

Marathon takes runners

through a fast, scenic course

winding through Irvine,

Newport Beach and Tustin.

Additional events include a

half marathon, 5K Run/Walk,

kids’ races and a Health,

Fitness & Nutrition Expo.

949/222-3327

www.ocmarathon.com

Orange County’s longest-running marathon, the Pacific Shoreline

Marathon travels along a beautiful oceanfront course, starting and

finishing on the iconic Pacific Coast Highway every February.

949/581-0105 • www.marathonrun.com

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SPORTS & RECREATION

ORANGE COUNTY GETS INTO THE GAME

From attending professional sports events and putting for par to back

bay kayaking and scenic hiking, Orange County’s filled with a number of

sports and recreation activities to make the most of the sunny days and

exciting nights.

WHAT’S NEW

The National Basketball Association (NBA) Development League

expands to Anaheim for the 2006-2007 season. Orange County’s first

franchise linked to the NBA will be affiliated with the Los Angeles

Clippers organization and based at the ARENA AT THE ANAHEIM

CONVENTION CENTER. Anaheim’s newest home team begins a 50-

game season, featuring 25 home games, in November 2006.

Professional Sports & Viewing Venues

Home to the USA Men’s National Volleyball Team, the

American Sports Centers is the largest indoor tournament

and practice court facility in the United States with 22

volleyball courts, 16 basketball courts, nine indoor soccer

courts, a retail sport shop and the sports-themed

Courtside Café.

714/917-3602 • www.americansportscenters.com

The Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim is one of the premier

entertainment and sports venues in the country. Home to

the National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks and college

basketball’s John R. Wooden Classic Tournament, the Pond’s

calendar features major sporting events, top-name concerts

and exciting family entertainment.

714/704-2400 • www.arrowheadpond.com

ANAHEIM/ORANGE COUNTY •

The NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE’s Mighty Ducks of Anaheim enter

the 2006-07 season with a new team name: the Anaheim Ducks.

The USA MEN’S NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM is now based

in Anaheim at the American Sports

Centers facility, where regular

practices are open to the public.

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Angel Stadium of Anaheim is home to Major League

Baseball’s Angels, who play regular season games April through

September. The 44,050-seat stadium also hosts a variety of

public events throughout the year.

714/940-2000 • www.angelsbaseball.com

ESPN Zone at Downtown Disney offers shuttle service to

Angels and Ducks games for a nominal fee. Catch sports

games on a 16-foot high-definition, big-screen television

surrounded by a dozen 36-inch televisions, while dining and

playing interactive games.

714/300-3776 • www.espnzone.com

FOX Sports Grill offers an inviting atmosphere

where guests are treated to a wide range of

contemporary American cuisine, featuring

signature items from the wood-fired grill.

Sports fans can follow their favorite teams in a

state-of-the-art viewing environment. Private

rooms are available.

949/753-1369 • www.foxsportsgrill.com

National Sports Grill is a sports-themed

restaurant serving American food with 15

beers on tap, four big-screens, 63 TV monitors,

11 pool tables and an electronic trivia game.

Located across the street from Angel Stadium

of Anaheim, this is a popular pre-and post-game hangout for

Angels and Ducks fans.

714/935-0300 • www.nationalsportsgrill.com

Indoor Activities

Concourse Family Bowling Center offers a 45,000-squarefoot

facility featuring bowling, arcade games and a restaurant/

sports bar with pool tables and multiple plasma screens. VIP

suites and accommodations are available for corporate parties

and special events.

714/666-2695 • www.concoursebowling.com

Dromo One (D1) provides real wheel-to-wheel, high speed,

competitive indoor kart racing. Private event services are

available for groups of eight to 200.

714/744-4779 • www.dromo1.com

Left - Top: Sports fans cheer for the home team; Center: Anaheim Ducks; Bottom: Take a swing in OC; Right: St. Regis Monarch Beach Golf Links


SPORTS & RECREATION

Lucky Strike Lanes is a cutting-edge, upscale bowling

lounge at The Block at Orange. The 25,000-squarefoot,

24-lane bowling alley features a bar, lounge,

restaurant and multi-media art bringing a new level of

comfort and entertainment to bowling. Private lanes

are available for parties.

714/937-5263 • www.bowlluckystrike.com

SpeedZone is an exciting, 12-acre racing theme park

featuring four classes of high-powered, grand prixstyle

dragster racing, a state-of-the-art game room

and two 18-hole miniature golf courses.

626/913-9663 • www.speedzone.com

Outdoor Activities

At Air Combat USA, Inc., guests can become a fighter

pilot for a day and fly the SIAI Marchetti aircraft;

no license or experience needed. After a briefing

on fighter tactics, team up with an instructor to

outmaneuver, outgun and outsmart the opponent

through G-pulling dogfights.

714/522-7590 • www.aircombatusa.com

The world-famous golf champion, Tiger Woods, grew up in Orange County,

and today the area boasts more than 40 championship courses. Take a

swing and shoot for par at one of the serene coastal links or challenge your

skills in the rolling foothills of inland OC.

*Par, yards, rating and slope are calculated from the back tees of the course

with the highest rating at each facility.

The Anaheim Equestrian Center is a full-service

boarding facility for horses, offering riding lessons,

guided trail rides, pony rides and western-themed

birthday parties.

714/535-3510 • www.ranchodelriostable.com

Biplane, Air Combat & Warbird Adventures offers

a thrilling, Top Dog air combat experience in opencockpit

biplanes or WWII Warbirds with “you-fly-it”

loops and rolls. Romantic fly and dine packages are

also available.

760/930-0903 • www.barnstorming.com

County of Orange Harbors, Beaches and Parks

encompasses over 39,000 acres of land and water.

From sand to sandstone, meadows to mountains,

boardwalks to bike paths, Orange County’s regional

parks and recreational facilities offer a variety of

outdoor experiences.

714/834-2400 • www.ocparks.com

La Vida Laguna specializes in aquatic and land-based

adventure activities for both groups and individuals,

offering kayaking, surfing, fishing, snorkeling,

hiking and both mountain road and beach biking.

Teambuilding activities for groups are also available.

949/275-7544 • www.lavidalaguna.com

The Orange County Fair & Exposition Center is the

home of the annual Orange County Fair, Orange

County Youth Expo, Centennial Farm and Orange

County Fairgrounds Equestrian Center. The 160-acre

facility hosts over 100 interim events and shows

throughout the year.

714/708-3247 • www.ocfair.com

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HOTELS

WHAT’S NEW

ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME

Three of the area’s hotels have new

names and management. The Anaheim

Fantasy Inn is now the AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN & SUITES (714/776-

2815). The Holiday Inn Anaheim at the Park became the ANAHEIM PALMS

RESORT in February 2006 (714/758-0900). The former Days Inn & Suites in

Anaheim is under new management as the CORTONA INN & SUITES.

(714/971-4000, www.cortonainn.com).

The ANABELLA HOTEL dedicated a second building for concierge level

guests. Club Anabella guest amenities include flat-screen televisions,

turn-down service, complimentary continental breakfast and a welcome

amenity upon arrival. A new patio bar opens in Spring 2006.

714/905-1050 • www.anabellahotel.com

Located in the heart of Anaheim, blocks from the Disneyland Resort®

and within walking distance of the Anaheim Convention Center, the

DOUBLETREE GUEST SUITES ANAHEIM RESORT/CONVENTION CENTER

opened in Spring 2006. The property features 252 guest rooms and suites,

each with a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker and two televisions; a 24-

hour business center; and an on-site restaurant and lounge.

714/750-3000 • www.doubletreehotels.com

EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL – BUENA PARK began 2006 with bedding

upgrades and new registration kiosks. The Embassy Essentials Bedding

Collection, featuring comfortable bedding and luxurious linens, is included

in all 201 suites. The new self-service, multi-purpose EmbassyDirect

Registration Kiosk allows guests to check in, check out, send personalized

messages to other guests and access coupons for hotel services.

714/249-7465 • www.buenapark.embassysuites.com

THE ISLAND HOTEL NEWPORT BEACH debuted on November 1, 2005,

when the Irvine Company assumed management of the

hotel previously managed by Four Seasons. The

hotel introduced a new 4,000-square-foot-spa in

early 2005 and plans upgrades for the lobby and

lounge area, the hotel’s 83 suites and the fine dining

restaurant, Pavilion.

949/295-2801 • www.theislandhotel.com

Visitors can relax and recharge at one of Anaheim/Orange County’s 500 hotel properties. The

area has experienced a dramatic increase in development, adding more than 5,000 rooms to its

extensive inventory and undergoing more than $300 million in renovations. Accommodations

range from family-oriented hotels for the budget-conscious traveler to elegant, full-service,

luxury resorts.

Following the Spring 2006 completion of an expansive

$32 million renovation, the Starwood Hotels & Resorts

will re-flag the 490-room Coast Anaheim Hotel as

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the SHERATON PARK HOTEL AT THE ANAHEIM

RESORT. The hotel will feature a smart and stylish

design with upgraded décor throughout the hotel

lobby, lobby bar and guest rooms. Other amenities

include in-room refrigerators and laptop-sized

safes, as well as two restaurants and a state-of-theart

fitness center.

714/740-4168 • www.sheraton.com

Left - Top: St. Regis Resort Monarch Beach; Center: The Island Hotel Newport Beach; Bottom: Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa

Right - Top: Montage Resort & Spa; Center: Anaheim Marriott; Bottom: Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa


HOTELS

Major Expansions and Renovations

In August 2006, the Anaheim Marriott begins a $14

million renovation of the Concierge Lounge, guest

corridors and all guest rooms and suites, including the

Marriott’s new Revive® bedding. The entire project will be

complete in December 2006.

714/750-8000 • www.marriott.com/laxah

The Anaheim Marriott Suites introduces Revive®, the new

bed from Marriott® in 2006. Down comforters, 300-threadcount

sheets, thicker mattresses and more pillows create

a comfortable and refreshing place to sleep. The SunSpot

Restaurant and Lounge are also under renovation this year.

714/383-6020 • www.anaheimmarriottsuites.com

In Spring 2006, the 34-room Balboa Inn, located on the boardwalk

in Newport Beach, adds 11 new ocean-view suites with premium

upgrades. Additionally, the hotel will introduce a new pool and

jacuzzi, two new retailers and convenient valet parking for guests.

949/675-6400 • www.balboainn.com

Carousel Inn & Suites is renovating the front entrance with

new landscaping and the addition of a Quizno’s Restaurant.

The renovation, scheduled for completion in early Spring 2006,

complements the updated lobby and several redesigned suites.

714/758-0444 • www.carouselinnandsuites.com

The Hilton Anaheim announced a two-year, multi-phase $55

million renovation project that will create an exciting new feel

for the hotel. In Spring 2006, the first phase includes updating

public space décor and renovating meeting space with a focus on

technology upgrades. Scheduled to start in 2007, the second phase

of renovations encompasses the hotel’s 1,572 guest rooms, featuring

new soft goods and The Bed by Hilton.

714/750-4321 • www.anaheim.hilton.com

In June 2006, the Hilton Irvine will complete a $10 million

renovation, which includes a complete guest room redesign, a

beautiful lobby update, refreshed ballrooms and a renovated

restaurant, the Newport Bistro.

949/833-9999 • www.irvineorangecountyairport.hilton.com

The Howard Johnson Hotel in the Anaheim Resort received

a dramatic facelift due for completion in mid-April 2006. The

renovations include a retro-chic overhaul of the lobby building

exposing the original 1965 architectural elements; south parking

area beautification; enhanced walkways and gardens; and

complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. Additionally,

new bedding packages and soft goods will be added to all guest

rooms by Winter 2006.

714/776-6120 • www.hojoanaheim.com

Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa re-emerged in 2006

boasting the completion of a $65 million renovation. The extensive

renovation includes stylish redesigned guest rooms featuring the

new Marriott Bed; 20 luxury suites, including two 1,500-square-foot

Presidential Suites with ocean views; the 14,000-square-foot Pure

Blu, the Spa at Newport Beach, complete with poolside cabanas;

and the West Coast’s first Sam & Harry’s, a traditional steakhouse

complemented with American contemporary cuisine.

949/640-4000 • www.marriott.com

Park Inn & Suites is renovating the

entire inventory of guest rooms to

complete a new look debuting in

Summer 2006.

714/638-7275

www.parkinn-anaheim.com

The final phases of renovations at the Radisson Newport Beach

finished in February 2006. All 335 guest rooms are completely

redesigned, and the hotel is now configured for wireless Internet

use. The restaurant is updated to reflect the new décor of the

reconfigured lobby, and the lounge has a new, sophisticated look.

949/608-1080 • www.radisson.com

©Disney

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CASINOS & WINE COUNTRY

Casinos

FUN FOR THE BIG KIDS

The award-winning Barona Valley

Ranch Resort & Casino features 396

luxury guest rooms and suites; an

expansive casino with 63 table games and 2,000 Las Vegasstyle

slots; eight dining venues; the AmBience Day Spa; and

the 18-hole championship Barona Creek Golf Club. Guests

must be at least 18 years old to gamble at this casino.

888/722-7662, 619/443-2300 • www.barona.com

Commerce Casino features 24-hour action with “no bust”

blackjack and the largest poker section in the world.

Guests can “stay and play” in the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The property offers international cuisine and a wealth of

customer amenities, including free gaming instruction,

concierge and valet parking.

323/838-3292 • www.commercecasino.com

Pala Casino Resort and Spa, Southern California’s first Las

Vegas-style casino, encompasses 185,000 square feet and

features 2,250 slots, 85 table games, eight restaurants, a

1,000-seat Grand Cabaret Theater, and a 507-room hotel

with a 10,000-square-foot spa and 30,000 square feet of

fully equipped meeting space.

760/510-5100 • www.palacasino.com

Pechanga Resort & Casino, California’s only AAA Four

Diamond Resort & Casino, features 522 luxury rooms and

suites; 2,000 slots and 160 game tables; eight restaurants,

including four gourmet eateries; and more than 40,000

square feet of meeting space for private parties and

corporate functions. The Resort is located in Temecula,

about an hour outside of Orange County.

877/711-2946, 951/693-1819 • www.pechanga.com

San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino offers poker, blackjack,

2,000 slot machines and a 2,500-seat, state-of-the-art

bingo hall. Enjoy an extensive line-up of live entertainment

and outstanding cuisine at four dining venues.

909/864-5050 • www.sanmanuel.com

Southern California’s casinos and wine country offer world-class entertainment, luxurious

accommodations, fine dining, exciting gaming action and vineyard fun.

Wine Country

For a scenic look at the Temecula wine country, California

Dreamin’ offers sunrise hot-air balloon rides or biplane

flights over the wineries and mountain ranges. Local wine

tasting tickets and photo included.

800/373-3359 • www.californiadreamin.com

A villa-inspired resort, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

offers award-winning wines, fine dining and a luxurious spa.

The tasting room and gift shop are open daily, and private

tours are available for groups of 25 or more.

800/994-6379, 951/587-9463 • www.wineresort.com

The Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association represents

21 member wineries, 38 grower members, wine tours,

restaurants, ballooning and golf. Area wineries are open

year-round, seven days a week for wine tasting.

800/801-9463, 951/699-3626 • www.temeculawines.org

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THE CENTER OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

ANAHEIM/ORANGE COUNTY... IT’S S0 CENTERED

Southern California is overflowing with a colorful spectrum of entertainment and picturesque

sights. Anaheim/Orange County is in the center of it all, boasting more points of interest within

the region than most U.S. states can claim. Find spectacular mountain resorts, an inviting wine

country, world-class attractions and an island getaway, all within easy reach.

Los Angeles

The metropolitan pace and chic lifestyle

of Los Angeles are less than an hour

to north of Anaheim/Orange County.

Step into the world of movie magic at

Universal Studios Hollywood or explore

the city’s famous sights.



Big Bear Lake and Local Mountains

Approximately 90 minutes from Anaheim, discover

soaring mountains, beautiful vistas and a serene lake

surrounded by towering evergreens. Big Bear Lake is a

relaxing mountain resort for all seasons, from skiing and

snowboarding in the winter to aquatic fun in the summer.

Enjoy blooming wildflowers or a day of fishing in the

spring and take a hike or a horseback ride through the

beautiful backcountry in the fall.

898/866-6190 • www.bigbear.com




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Temecula Valley

Located 22 miles east of the Pacific Ocean,

Temecula Valley is the heart of California’s

South Coast wine region. This picturesque

wine country features rolling hills covered

with vineyards, quaint antique stores,

challenging golf courses, hot air balloon

excursions and a historic Old Town district.

More than 20 Temecula wineries produce

award-winning premium wines. Take a facility

tour, visit the tasting rooms or attend one of

the area’s year-round special events.

888/836-3285, 951/694-4444

www.cityoftemecula.org

Catalina Island



Catalina Island is California’s only island resort

destination. Ideal weather combined with a fun

and casual environment make it a refreshing

getaway, easily accessible by daily boat

excursions or even by helicopter. The Island

offers an assortment of sights and outdoor

activities, including swimming, snorkeling, scuba

diving, parasailing, fishing, kayaking and boating.

310/510-1520

www.catalinachamber.com

San Diego

Just an hour’s drive south, uncover

the at-ease attitude and scenic

environment of San Diego, popularized

by world-famous animal and theme

parks. Don’t miss the San Diego Zoo,

Wild Animal Park, SeaWorld Adventure

Park and LEGOLAND® California.

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TRANSPORTATION

WHAT’S NEW

ANAHEIM RESORT TRANSIT (ART) is now offering daily shuttle service to The Block

at Orange, which is a shopping, dining and entertainment destination just minutes from

The Anaheim Resort. Service to The Block is accessible from the Anaheim Convention

Center and the Disneyland Resort.

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT (JWA) now offers visitors a state-of-the-art Interactive Visitor

Center in its baggage claim area and displays featuring area landmarks throughout the

terminal. The fully-digital Interactive Visitor Center provides arriving travelers with

hotel, shuttle service and attraction information.

In Fall 2005, Coach USA/Gray Line, now SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GRAY LINE,

introduced the DISNEYLAND RESORT EXPRESS, a frequent, non-stop transfer service

from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Orange County’s John Wayne Airport

(SNA) to The Anaheim Resort. Daily transportation to and from Anaheim is regularly

scheduled, and reservations are not required. Additionally in 2006, they added an L.A.

Shopping Extravaganza tour, updated The O.C. Experience tour and discounted rates to

Southern California CityPass® locations for pass holders.

Park ‘N Fly @ Park One

310/417-3566 • www.pnfnetwork.com

Prime Time Shuttle

800/733-8267, 310/342-7200

www.redvans.com

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Airports

John Wayne Airport (SNA)

949/252-5200 • www.ocair.com

13 miles/21 km and approximately 20 minutes

from Anaheim

Long Beach Airport (LGB)

562/570-2600 • www.lgb.org

18 miles/29 km and approximately 30 minutes

from Anaheim

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

310/646-5252 • www.lawa.org/lax

35 miles/56 km and approximately 50 minutes

from Anaheim

Ontario International Airport (ONT)

909/937-2700 • www.lawa.org/ont

36 miles/50 km and approximately 45 minutes

from Anaheim

Ground Transportation Services

Several airport ground transportation companies

service the greater Orange County area, offering

delivery and pick-up from all major airports,

harbors and train stations. Services and rates

vary per company and may include door-to-door

service, handicap accessibility, deluxe vehicles,

limousines and more.

A King Limousine & Sedan Service

714/634-2323 • www.kinglimo.com

A Rent4Less

714/626-0673 • www.rent4lesscarrental.com

Anaheim Transportation

Network

714/563-5287 • www.atnetwork.org

Avis Rent A Car/Cendant Car

Rental Group

714/780-1020 • www.avis.com

Best Worldwide Chauffeured

Transportation

800/827-7411, 714/375-9128

www.best-trans.com

Budget Rent A Car/Cendant Car

Rental Group

714/703-0281 • www.budget.com

Beverly Hills Rent A Car of

Orange County

949/250-4386 • www.bhrentacar.com

California Yellow Cab

877/935-5692, 714/245-0303

www.californiayellowcab.com

Enterprise Rent A Car

714/991-7195 • www.enterprise.com

International Limousines &

Executive Transportation, Inc.

714/685-0815

www.internationallimos.com

Mickey’s Space Ship Shuttle

310/514-0010

www.mickeysspaceshipshuttle.com

Secure Transportation

800/856-9994, 562/941-0107

www.securetransportation.com

SuperShuttle

800/258-3826, 714/517-6600

www.supershuttle.com

The Black Label Company

310/765-4294

www.theblacklabelcompany.com

Yellow Cab Co. of North Orange

County

800/535-2211, 714/535-2211

www.yellowcab.com

Shopping Shuttles

Left: Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner; Right - Top: Disney’s California Adventure; Bottom: Anaheim Resort Transit’s colorful trolley

Anaheim Indoor Marketplace

800/479-7927, 714/999-0888

www.anaheimmarketplace.com

Offers complimentary shuttle service to

and from hotels in The Anaheim Resort.

South Coast Plaza

949/223-8714 • www.southcoastplaza.com

Please contact hotel concierge for shuttle

information and schedule.

Sightseeing Tours & Charters

The following sightseeing and shuttle

companies offer a wide variety of tours to

attractions and nearby cities. Tour schedules

and rates vary per company.

A Karmel Shuttle & Southern California

Coach Service

888/995-7433, 714/670-3480

www.karmel.com


TRANSPORTATION

Airflite

562/490-6200

www.airflite.toyota.com

Allstar Tours

888/851-8085, 949/586-5322

www.hollywoodtours.com

COLORFUL CONVENIENCE IN ANAHEIM

Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) offers Anaheim visitors convenient daily shuttle service

and nine interchangeable routes between hotels, Disneyland®, Disney’s California

Adventure, Downtown Disney®, the Anaheim Convention Center, shopping, dining and

evening entertainment.

714/563-5287 • www.RideArt.org

Cali Transportation

949/833-8012

www.calitransportation.com

Cousin Jess Tours

909/396-0034

www.cousinjesstours.com

Evening Star Transportation

714/524-8585

www.eveningstarlimo.com

Express Shuttle

800/427-7483, 714/668-9000

www.xpressshuttle.com

Falcon Tours

323/793-6032

Gray Lines, Inc.

909/885-4465

JTB International, Inc.

310/406-3100

Limo King

714/381-5452, 888/331-KING

www.tonythelimoking.com

Lux Bus America Co.

888/589-2871, 714/939-9200

www.luxbusamerica.com

Special Events Services

310/831-1761

www.specialeventsservices.com

Starline Tours

800/959-3131, 323/463-3333

www.starlinetours.com

Transportation Charter Services, Inc.

714/637-4300, 800/833-5773

www.tcsbus.com

Transportation Management

Services (San Diego)

800/454-5935 • www.tms-llc.com

VIP Limousines & Coaches, Inc.

714/556-6300 • www.viplimosocal.com

Western Transit Systems

800/559-1119, 714/535-7173

www.westerntransit.com

Pacific Coachways Charter

Services, Inc.

714/892-5000

www.pacificcoachways.com

Pack The Kids Family Tour

Adventures

888/940-0726, 562/596-4125

www.packthekids.com

Production Transport, Inc.

310/641-0900

www.productiontransport.com

Silver State Coach

714/577-0180

www.silverstatecoach.com

Southern California Gray Line/

Coach USA

800/828-6699, 714/978-8855

www.coachusa.com

Other Transportation

Amtrak provides convenient, affordable passenger rail transportation, with daily roundtrip

service to stations in Fullerton, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine, San Juan Capistrano and

San Clemente. Pacific Surfliner trains travel to theme parks, missions, beaches and many

other attractions throughout Southern California. The Anaheim station is located across

the street from Angel Stadium, just two miles from the Disneyland Resort.

800/872-7245 • www.amtrak.com

Metrolink is a regional rail system offering commuter and other passenger services.

800/371-5465 • www.metrolinktrains.com

Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) provides bus service throughout

Orange County and services major destination points including amusement parks,

shopping and entertainment centers, Metrolink and Amtrak stations, universities and

extended service to Los Angeles County.

800/636-7433 • www.octa.net

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ANAHEIM/ORANGE COUNTY FUN FACTS

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BERRY GOOD BUSINESS

Today, every boysenberry in the world

can trace its roots back to Knott’s

Berry Farm. The boysenberry – a cross

between a blackberry, a red raspberry

and a loganberry – was named after its

creator, Rudolph Boysen. Walter Knott

was the first to commercially cultivate

the boysenberry on his farm, which

later became America’s first theme

park. Try a slice of boysenberry pie

when you visit Knott’s Berry Farm.

SEASIDE SWEETS

Two tempting treats withstand

the taste test of time in Newport

Beach. The Crystal Cove Shake

Shack, a historical landmark on

Pacific Coast Highway, serves the

delicious Date Shake, a blended

drink of dates and ice cream. On

Balboa Island, enjoy the famous

Balboa Bar, a square vanilla ice

cream treat on a stick, dipped

in chocolate and rolled in your

choice of candies or nuts.

DISNEYLAND® MARCHES ON

Since Disneyland’s opening in 1955, the park

has hosted over 100 parade productions. These

processions have covered over 7,500 miles

– enough to cross the United States more

than twice.

ART ALIVE

Pageant of the Masters recreates classical

and contemporary artwork with live models

in a one-of-a-kind production. Pageant has

astounded audiences under the starlit sky in Laguna Beach every

summer since the 1930s and is a must-see OC tradition.

ROCK N’ ROLL PARTNERS

It’s safe to say there would be no rock and roll without the

electric guitar. Leo Fender, Orange County’s hometown inventor,

created the first mass-produced electric guitar and was inducted

into the Rock and Roll and Country Music halls of fame for

his tremendous impact on

contemporary music. Dick Dale,

the “King of the Surf Guitar,”

started playing his unique sound

at Orange County’s famous

Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa

during the 1950s. When the two music legends met, Fender asked

Dale to play his latest creation – the Fender Stratocaster Electric

Guitar – and the rest is musical history.

TIGER TEES OFF

Tiger Woods grew up in Orange County and perfected his swing

at Anaheim’s Dad Miller Golf Course. In February 2006, the Tiger

Woods Learning Center opened in Anaheim, offering career

development and enrichment programs for students near his

Southern California birthplace.

A NAME TO REMEMBER

Anaheim, a hybrid word that incorporates the city’s early Spanish

and German roots, means “home by the river.” German colonists

relocated to Anaheim, once part of a Spanish land grant, to grow

grapes and produce wine in 1857. “Ana” represents the nearby

Santa Ana River, and “heim” is the German word for home.

MYSTERIOUS HISTORY COMES TO LIFE

The Los Rios District in San Juan Capistrano is the oldest

neighborhood in California and includes three

original adobe structures. Urban

legends and ghost stories tell of a

“white lady” materializing in the fog

on Los Rios Street, making this historic

district a mystery all its own.

CELEBRITY STATUS

From the big screen in films like Legally

Blonde and Pearl Harbor to popular

television shows like The

O.C. and Laguna Beach: The

Real OC, Orange County

is making appearances

around the world! Southern

California’s new trendsetter is

also the hometown of several

celebrities, including Kevin

Costner, Will Ferrell, Steve

Martin, Michelle Pfeiffer and

Gwen Stefani.

SECRET GARDEN

Across from the bustling South Coast Plaza, discover a calming,

outdoor garden nestled between office towers. Acclaimed artist

Isamu Noguchi created California Scenario, a 1.6-acre sculpture

garden representing the regions of California through abstract

sculpture, plants and waterscapes.

SURFWEAR IS

ALWAYS IN SEASON

Orange County is the multimillion

dollar surfwear

industry’s capital. Several

surfwear companies were

born in OC, and today,

many of the industry’s top

brands are headquartered

in the county, including

Billabong, Hurley, Ocean

Pacific, PacSun, Quiksilver,

Roxy, Rusty and Volcom.


CONTACTS

The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau provides information for the media, consumers and professional meeting

and travel planners. Available materials include attraction brochures, visitor guides and meeting planning guides. Images and

editorial materials are also available. For more information, visit anaheimoc.org, call 714/765-8888 or write the Bureau at P.O. Box

4270, Anaheim, CA 92803.

Media Request Policy

Send a letter of assignment on company letterhead stating

requirements at least two weeks in advance of planned visit and

include copies of three recent travel-related clippings.

Image Requests

For access to a variety of Anaheim and Orange County images

for editorial use, send an image request to

oc.images@anaheimoc.org.

Communications Department

Contact the Communications Department by email at

communications@anaheimoc.org or via fax at 714/765-8861.

Elaine Cali

Vice President, Communications

714/765-8853

ecali@anaheimoc.org

Nicky See

Communications Manager

714/765-8854

nsee@anaheimoc.org

Kate Mossbarger

Communications Coordinator

714/765-8867

kmossbarger@anaheimoc.org

Professional Travel Planners

The Tourism Department provides travel agents and wholesalers

with collateral materials and offers assistance in planning

itineraries and setting up FAM tours.

Tourism Department

Contact the Tourism Department via fax at 714/765-8864.

Ann Gallaugher

Vice President, Tourism Development

714/765-8849

agallaugher@anaheimoc.org

Markets: Japan and Asia

Phil Hannes

Manager, Tourism Development

714/765-8851

phannes@anaheimoc.org

Markets: Mexico, Latin America and domestic retail

Gina McQuade

Manager, Tourism Development

714/765-8850

gmcquade@anaheimoc.org

Markets: Canada, Europe/U.K., receptive

operators and domestic (U.S.)

Chris Nuccio

Manager, Tourism Development

714/765-8852

cnuccio@anaheimoc.org

Markets: Australia, New Zealand and Domestic (U.S.)

Pepe Avila

Tourism Programs Coordinator

714/765-8874

pavila@anaheimoc.org

Meeting Planners

Meeting planners interested in scheduling site tours or booking a

meeting in the area may contact the Convention Sales Department.

Convention Sales Department

Contact the Convention Sales Department via fax at 714/991-8963.

Jim Kissinger

Vice President, Convention Sales

714/765-8842

jkissinger@anaheimoc.org

Mindy Abel

Vice President, Meeting Sales

714/765-8846

mabel@anaheimoc.org

Caribe Hourigan

Convention Sales Director

714/765-8841

chourigan@anaheimoc.org

John McClure

Convention Sales Director

714/765-8843

jmcclure@anaheimoc.org

CarolSue McNaul

Convention Sales Director

714/765-8648

cmcnaul@anaheimoc.org

Debbie Pilittere

Convention Sales Director

714/765-8839

dpilittere@anaheimoc.org

Tony Toth

Convention Sales Director

714/765-8845

ttoth@anaheimoc.org

Kathy Wilmes

Convention Sales Director

714/765-8671

kwilmes@anaheimoc.org

Regional Convention

Sales Directors

Elisa Jaworski

Northeastern Sales Director

610/738-1460

ejaworski@anaheimoc.org

Barbara Kenney

Eastern Sales Director

410/268-7048

bkenney@anaheimoc.org

Kim Lord

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703/719-7684

klord@anaheimoc.org

Cassie Pressentin

Midwestern Sales Director

608/274-2426

cpressentin@anaheimoc.org

Lora Stanley

Midwestern Sales Director

312/559-2857

lstanley@anaheimoc.org

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