Archive for the ‘Things To Do in Anaheim’ Category

Spend Valentine’s Day at Disney

February 4th, 2016

Romance is all around, and there’s nothing like celebrating Valentine’s Day at Disneyland. Historically, there are shorter lines in February than any other month of the year, so you can count on an intimate outing with your loved ones. The Downtown Disney District has different special events, all love-themed of course, throughout the month and especially on the big day itself. However, this V-Day is right before President’s Day, so many travelers will be making the most of their three-day weekend.

Nothing pairs with the adrenaline rush of a thrill ride like some fine dining. Luckily, Disneyland has gourmet fare down to an art. Go to the Alfresco Tasting Terrace, one of the few bars in the park where the views are phenomenal and the setting is romantic. The Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue is a favorite for couples and families who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty.


The Perfect Evening

Carnation Cafe is a sweet spot for a snack, brunch, or to indulge in desserts. Try Carthay Circle Lounge, another restaurant serving adult beverages, for light bites in a cozy setting. Cove Bar is another prime choice, where romance blossoms and the cocktails are divine.

Fantasmic! dining packages are always a great idea so you can enjoy dinner and a show in one fell swoop. When you think romance this year, think Disney—it’s where fairytales come true!



Super Bowl Watch Parties

February 1st, 2016

Traveling during the big game? Don’t panic—there are plenty of top notch bars near Anaheim where you can eat, drink, and enjoy the game on massive screens. Malarky’s Irish Pub is an institution in Orange County and has long been one of the best hot-spots to watch the Super Bowl. It’s been a local tradition since 1977, featuring an impressive lunch and dinner menu specializing in burgers. Open from 7:30am until 2am, complete with free Wi-Fi, it’s an easy choice for a great time.

There’s also Blackie’s By the Sea, featuring an oceanfront view that just might compete with the game! Located in Fullerton, it’s a beloved Newport Beach hangout where you’re treated like a local (in all the right ways!). With 15 TVs including 42-inch plasma and LCD options, you won’t miss out on any of the action. The beer is cold, and the food is fantastic.


Fans Unite

At The Cellar in Fullerton, you’ll be in the midst of the trendiest part of town. This sophisticated bar was crafted by the same designers who made Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride. There are celebrity spottings regularly here, and the perfection is in the details—from the décor to the cocktails.

Finally, check out Joe Jost’s in Long Beach, a tavern staple in town since 1934, famous for the all-beef sausages and rye sandwiches. The Super Bowl parties here are legendary! The freshly roasted peanuts and pickled eggs pair perfectly with the big game.



Every Day is Taco Tuesday in Anaheim!

January 22nd, 2016

It doesn’t matter if it’s Monday, Saturday, Wednesday or, of course, Tuesday. Every day can be Taco Tuesday in Anaheim, where some of the best, most authentic Mexican food is available (often times 24 hours a day!). Take a taco tour and choose your favorite. Start the journey at the Little Caboose Taco Shop where cheap eats, cold drinks, and unlimited tacos are offered. Next up is Taco Boy, open at 8am for early birds or anyone who knows tacos are for more than just lunch and dinner.

Chronic Tacos lets you build your own tacos so if you don’t want sour cream, love extra guac, or want to mix chicken with steak, your wish is their command. Rubio’s is a local chain famous for fish tacos, breakfast tacos, and every other kind of taco in between.


Close to the Border

Taco Jr’s is a favorite for college students, located on State College Boulevard and opens at 9am for unique breakfast taco options. Wahoo’s Fish Tacos has a Brazilian and Asian twist. When it comes to Mexican street food, Anaheim is the next best thing to crossing the border.

Head to Taco San Pedro for “hole in the wall” done right, or Tacos Xalos for fresh eats the college students love. Which taco is going to be your new amore?

Charter a Boat in Anaheim

January 20th, 2016

In Southern California, any time of year is boating season! However, there’s nothing like chartering your very own outing, whether it’s for a business meeting, family getaway, or just you and your other half. Call Surf City Boat Rentals for affordable and customizable packages, whether you want a boat by the hour, for half a day, a full day, or even longer. Setting sail has never been so easy!

Check out Prince Charters Ltd. for the VIP treatment. There’s a wide selection of vessels to choose from, and each captain is skilled, knowledgeable, and knows how to host a great time for all. At Pelican Joe Bay Boat Rentals, Inc., you can enjoy the expertise that a reputable boat company offers including a selection of amenities and boat features.

Winter view of a marina in Trondheim

Come Sail Away!

Setting sail has never looked so good, especially when you have Charter Yachts of Newport Beach on your side. This top rated company is a popular wedding venue, but is also a must for anyone looking for a luxury outing. Only the best yachts and boats are featured, so you can cruise like a Hollywood celebrity.

Newport Beach Sailing Charters is another prime choice, as is Admiral Yacht Charters. No matter the party size or boat preference, you can sail at ease knowing premium charters are readily available.


Hot Air Balloon Options

January 3rd, 2016

Equally romantic and exhilarating, hot air ballooning is a chance to see the world from a brand new perspective. In Anaheim there are many options to check out the beaches, Disneyland, and more from the cloudless blue skies. Try The Great Park Balloon Ride, one of the most established and popular companies in Anaheim, conveniently departing just a few miles from Park Place Inn and Mini Suites. The front desk staff can help with reservations and transportation.

There’s also Full of Hot Air Balloon Company, offering a variety of customization options. If you want to pop the question when you’re sky high, schedule a small company retreat in an out-of-this-world mini conference center, or surprise a friend with the ultimate birthday getaway, this company is a great option.


Up, Up and Away!

Orange County Great Park Balloon is a top rated company and has a little added safety measure for those who are afraid of heights. Each balloon is tethered securely to the ground, offering a great boost of support for children or anyone who wants to stick a little closer to solid surfaces.

Call Los Angeles Hot Air Balloons to personalize your tour and make this Anaheim vacation a trip to remember. What’s wrong with having your head in the clouds anyway?


See Red Moon Road with Ric Taylor

December 9th, 2015

The Living Tradition, a non-profit organization, brings Red Moon Road featuring Ric Taylor to concert November 21-22nd. Red Moon Road is one of Canada’s most beloved folk bands, with Daniel Jordan classically trained in jazz and Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner using his bilingual progressive rock training to life alongside singer Sheena Rattai. They’ve performed everywhere, from living rooms to the biggest folk stages, and offer modern music with strong folksy roots.

Red Moon Road is a trio of master storytellers, and blend perfectly with the style of Ric Taylor. In 2014, Taylor’s “Ruby Johnson” received the 2014 ASCAP Jay Gorney Memorial Award due to the message of social conscience and incredible composition. Taylor continues to rack up songwriting awards, and uses humor at times to engage with audiences.


Tickets Selling Fast!

Buy tickets online in advance for $16, or ask your Park Place Inn & Mini Suites front desk staff for help with reservations. The venue is located at 250 E. Center Street in Anaheim, a short drive from the hotel. All events are family-friendly at the Living Tradition, which has become a staple in the downtown Anaheim community.

Check out all upcoming events, but book your Red Moon Road/Ric Taylor tickets soon as events of this caliber do sell out.

Explore OC On a Budget

January 30th, 2015

OC on a BudgetWith the cost of living on the rise, it is hard to travel these days without breaking the bank. Here at Best Western Park Place Inn and Mini Suites, we understand you work hard for your money that is why we give you the best rates with top notch service. We appreciate that you choose us to be your Anaheim hotel when you are in the area. We also want you to enjoy all that there is to offer here in Orange County which is why we have a few suggestions of things to do that won’t leave a hole in your wallet. Explore OC on a budget without missing out on the fun and excitement.

Enjoy an afternoon hitting some of the iconic spots in Southern California. Huntington Beach Pier has unbelievable sunset views along with great people watching. While you are in the area, head over to Main Street and get caught up in the atmosphere that you won’t find anywhere else. Take a tour of Angels Stadium. Get a chance to see behind the scenes and view the dugout, visitor’s clubhouse, press box and more.

Soak up the sun and get fresh air as you experience some of the amazing parks that Orange County has to offer. With over 40,000 acres of open space you can take a hike, go for an adventurous ride on a mountain bike or get a spectacular view from 400 feet in the air with a balloon ride at Great Park. Explore history as you cruise across the harbor on the Balboa Island Ferry. The ferry has been transporting passengers since 1919 and is still going strong. Orange County is full of exciting things to do and the best part, many of them are budget friendly.

Food Truck Fare

December 7th, 2014

Food Truck FareYour last chance to enjoy a variety of food truck deliciousness is here! The OC Fair & Event Center are hosting the last days of the Food Truck Fare for this year. Before we head into the new year we are kissing 2014 fun goodbye.

Head out to the OC Fair & Event Center this week and eat your way through the fun and festivities. Wednesday evening from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm the food trucks will gather with all of the delectable goodness they can carry. For those 21 and over, there will also be a cash bar so you can have a brew with your food. Thursday is the last food truck gathering so be sure to stop by at lunch and taste a little of everything. The food trucks will be out this Thursday for their final encore from 11 am until 2 pm.

Entry to the Food Truck Fare is free to everyone. For offerings and trucks that will be at the Food Truck Fare head over to or follow the OC Fair and Events Center on Twitter (@ocfair) or Facebook (OCFair).

Try a little something from each truck and let us know your favorite.

The Anaheim Ducks

November 20th, 2014

Anaheim DucksIts fall which means one thing… its hockey season!!! And there is no better way to enjoy the fall hockey season than to get in on the action at an Anaheim Ducks hockey game. That’s right, you can see the Ducks live and in action at any one of their home games right here in Anaheim. The Ducks play at the Honda Center just down the road and you are sure to have a great time.

Tonight the Ducks play the Canucks and it is an away game but head on over to The Market Place and enjoy the tree lighting ceremony and then stick around for the watch party. With Two giant LED screens, complimentary popcorn and plenty of food specials what’s not to miss?!

Check out the season schedule on the Anaheim Ducks’ website where you can find more information as well as purchase tickets. If you are in town for a game, let us be your Anaheim Ducks hotel. Visit our specials page for upcoming deals and let us be your chosen Anaheim hotel. Our goal is to make you feel at home away from home. With relaxing and comfortable rooms, top notch service and a prime location, we promise to stand out among the rest and be your go to Anaheim hotel.

Fast Action Anaheim

October 6th, 2014

Fast Action AnaheimHave you ever wanted to feel like a professional race car driver? Need a little excitement and some high speed thrills? Anaheim has just the excitement and adrenaline pumping experience for you. K1 Speed, right here in Anaheim, offers some of the best fast action, adrenaline pumping, high speed fun for you and your friends.

This indoor karting gives you all the excitement you can have rain or shine. Featuring professionally designed tracks and karts that race up to 40 miles per hour, it will bring out the competitive side of you. The 3000 square foot mezzanine overlooks all of the racing action helping you to feel like you are at the Indy 500 racing for the win. Race against the clock or against your friends, either way, you get to see how you finished compared to every racer to have hit the tracks.

Head over to K1 Speed for a fast action afternoon or bring your buddies for a night of exhilarating fun. Night races brings all of your senses alive with high speed racing, music and light shows giving you more than the excitement you could have dreamed. Forget the go karts at your local putt putt, this will have you coming back for more! Bring a date, your buddies or the whole work crew. Packages are available for parties of all sizes.