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The theme parks in Anaheim creating a buzz around the world, from Walt Disney’s original theme park - Disneyland Park to Disney’s California Adventure. Inspired by world class theme parks, dining options, sports teams, shopping scene and convention center, the city host to millions of guests every year. Nestled in the south eastern part of Los Angeles, Anaheim is Orange County's most populous and second largest city.

Anaheim boasts a home to the globally popular ensemble of theme parks and hotels - Disneyland Resort; Anaheim's sport haven - Angel Stadium of and Honda Center; and the majestic Anaheim Convention Center - the West Coast largest center. The city's tourist fame is built on its Kingdom of fantasy, theme parks but if you dig deeper, there are lots to do and see beyond Disneyland.

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History of Anaheim

In 1857, The City of Anaheim was founded by fifty German-American families. The name "Anaheim" is derived from a combination of "Ana" - the Santa Ana River and "heim" - meaning home in German language. The group bought a land from Juan Pacifico Ontiveros' and started the Anaheim Vineyard Company. The primary objective of the community was grape and wine-making. City Hall was built in 1871.

In 1924, Ku Klux Klan reign began as Klan members were elected to the Anaheim City Council. The Klanmen reign had rendered the control of the by German American business and civic elite. The Klan in Anaheim quickly collapsed in 1925 and the local government was took over by Kkan opponents. During the opening years of the 20th century, Anaheim was a huge residential rural area inhabited by farmers and orange groves. Later, when Disneyland opened in 1955, Anaheim evolved into a thriving tourist destination.

Important Locations in Anaheim

Anaheim encompasses a diverse collection of neighborhoods. Three fusion historic districts make up the downtown Anaheim neighborhood. Anaheim Colony is the largest among the three, while the Anaheim Resort is a commercial location that is home to theme parks - Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure, hotels and other retail facilities. The other downtown district is a neo-urban redevelopment region that has the famous Angel Stadium. Read below to find out the famous attractions in Anaheim.

Disneyland Park: The highlights of the main Disneyland Park include Frontierland, Tomorrowland and Mickey's Toontown. For more information, Click Here.

Angel Stadium of Anaheim: The stadium that features terraced bullpens, multiple restaurants and family & kid's zone is one of the main attractions in Anaheim that attracts heaps of visitors. Explore more here.

Yorba Regional Park: This stunning Anaheim's green space is adorned with streams, lakes and trails. This is the ideal place to plan a family picnic. To know more, Click Here.

Flightdeck Air Combat Center: From awesome flight simulators to and in flight instruction from the experts, there are an array of aviation related activities it offers. You can visit its website to get more details.

Adventure City: This is the best theme park for little kids that is less expensive and less crowded. Click here to find out more details.

Anaheim Convention Center: The center hosts several trade shows/expo and has around 7500 theater seating capacity, making it West Coast's largest convention center. Read more about the center here.

Anaheim GardenWalk: For the ultimate shopping options, alfresco dining scene and entertainment, visit the GardenWalk. Click here to visit the website.

Find out the best tourist spots in Anaheim.

People and Culture of Anaheim

With an estimated population of over 336,265, Anaheim is home to diverse ethnic groups -  White, African American, Native American, Asian, Pacific Islander and other races. The people of Anaheim has a strong tie to sport culture. You can see successful World tams in action at Angel Stadium of Anheim or The Big A and meet the champion - Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center. During summer time, sport fans and madness engulf the city.

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Time Zone and Phone Codes of Anaheim

Anaheim is in the Pacific Time Zone (UTC-8). The Summer Daylight Saving Time (DST) is Pacific Daylight Time (UTC−7).

Standard time zone: UTC - 8 hours
Daylight saving time: 1 hour
Current time zone offset: UTC - 7 hour
Time zone abbreviation: PDT

Phone Codes of  Anaheim

Anaheim area codes: 657/714
International Country Code: 1

Best Time to Visit Anaheim

If you're planning your next vacation to Anaheim, try to visit there between March and May or between September and October. This an ideal travel time when the weather is balmy and minimal crowd rush as schools are still in session. Summertime brings in lots of tourist, especially heaps of families with children flock around Disneyland. Consequently you can expect a good kike in hotel rates and tickets.

Check out the major festivals and events in Anaheim-

Taste of Anaheim (May)
Anaheim International Dance Festival (August)
Summer Nightastic (June-August)
Gay Days Anaheim (September-October)
Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort (September-October)
Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade (October)
Holidays at the Disneyland Resort (November-January)

Important Locations in Anaheim Map Guide

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