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Anaheim Area Attractions

From the Anaheim Convention Center to iconic family-friendly attractions, theme parks, and more, Anaheim Portofino Inn & Suites is ideally situated for families and groups eager to explore the area. Whether you're visiting the zoo or enjoying hands-on experiences at the Discovery Cube, there's an abundance of fun activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Anaheim Convention Center

The Anaheim Convention Center, with 815,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, is the largest on the West Coast. Its ballroom, at 38,058 sq. ft., is one of the biggest in any convention center. Originally built in 1967, it's undergone three major expansions and recent renovations, transforming it into a modern facility.

Anaheim Brewery Tour

Quench your thirst for craft brews on the self-guided Anaheim Brewery Tour. Complete with 15 unique breweries, there is sure to be a beer to satisfy all taste buds. Download the Anaheim Brewery Map and sample what California has to offer.

Anaheim Packing District

Packed with plenty of unique merchants, history and charm, Anaheim’s Packing district should be a stop on everyone’s list. This downtown, cultural gem boasts delicious bites, live music and a variety of craft brews. The historic Packard Building and former Car Showroom, Farmers Park and restored citrus Packing House make up the Anaheim Packing District. Additionally, you can explore Cooks Chapel, a community kitchen private event venue, and The Backyard, an outdoor event area with a fireplace and an orange grove.

Discovery Cube

Discover endless wonder at the Discovery Cube in Anaheim, where science comes to life through interactive exhibits and hands-on activities. Perfect for families and curious minds alike, explore the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in a fun and engaging environment. With captivating exhibits covering everything from space exploration to environmental sustainability, a visit to the Discovery Cube promises an unforgettable educational adventure for all ages

Bowers Museum

Orange County’s largest museum, the Bowers Museum offers exhibitions, lectures, art classes, travel programs, children’s art and music education programs as well as other community events. The museum’s guiding philosophy is to help people learn about other cultures through their arts and offer a greater understanding of ourselves as well as an appreciation of the world in which we live. 

Santa Ana Zoo

The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park in Santa Ana, California is a 20-acre site focusing on the animals and plants of Central and South America. One of the most popular attractions at the Santa Ana Zoo is the Zoofari Express children’s train, a 14-gauge locomotive that provides guests with an animal adventure through the zoo.

Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum

The International Surfing Museum located in Huntington Beach is dedicated to Duke Kahanamoku, who is generally regarded as the person who popularized the modern sport of surfing. It is home to a collection of some interesting artifacts in the history of surfing, including a display of historic surfboards, surf and movie posters and trophies.

Whale Watching

The deep nutrient waters surrounding Newport Harbor is considered some of the most fertile in Southern California and along Orange County Beaches. These waters attract all types of marine life. Many of the tours are designed just for viewing these fascinating creatures, including killer whales, giant blue whales, dolphins and seals. Newport Landing and Davey’s Locker offer great deals for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Peter Blake Gallery

This nationally and internationally acclaimed gallery opened in 1993 with a philosophy that a gallery shouldn’t just be about retail. It specializes in showcasing the contemporary and modern works by established and talented emerging California artists. Exhibits rotate monthly.

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Experience the culture of early California at Mission San Juan Capistrano. The historic landmark and museum features audio tours, fun exhibits and historical re-enactments. The mission is set in ten acres of gardens, fountains and preserved adobe architecture. 

The Queen Mary

he RMS Queen Mary, a retired ocean liner and Cunard Line flagship, sailed the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967. Now a Long Beach icon, it's listed on the National Register of Historic Places, serving as a museum ship and hotel. Daily tours offer insights into its art deco design, history, World War II service, and paranormal investigations.