Anaheim is a city located in Orange County, California that was founded in 1857 by fifty German families. In German, Anaheim literally translates to home by the river: ‘Ana’ refers to the Santa Ana River and “heim’ is a German word for ‘home’. The city is the most populous city in Orange County and tenth most populous city in California.
From Anaheim, there are tons of fantastic places to visit outside of Los Angeles in sunny southern California. An impressive number of theme parks are found in this region including Disneyland®, Universal Studios®, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Knott's Berry Farm and Knott's Soak City Waterpark. Be sure to bring the whole family and enjoy a fun filled day at one of these theme parks.
Besides the theme parks, there are a variety of museums worth seeing on your stay in Anaheim. Learn about the history of the city at the Anaheim Museum, or head to the internationally known Bowers Museum. Containing tons of art and culture, the Bowers Museum is home to the biggest and most culturally significant exhibits in the United States.
The best time to visit Anaheim is between March through May and also September through October. During this time, the weather is warm enough to walk around comfortably while avoiding the summer heat. Also, school is in session and you can visit your favorite theme parks without them being overcrowded. With a stay in Anaheim, you will be perfectly located to visit all of these exciting destinations and many more!