These Pet Friendly Places in Anaheim Make Traveling Easy

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Traveling with your furry friends isn't always easy, but lucky for us, Anaheim is a very pet friendly city. Filled with pet friendly beaches, dog parks and experiences, you can happily bring the whole family along on your next trip.

Traveling with Pets in Anaheim

Bringing your dog to Anaheim isn't just easy, it's a genuinely fun experience with no shortage of exciting activities and places to stay.

Pet Friendly Beaches and Dog Parks in Anaheim

The Huntington Dog Beach is an ideal (and free) location for you and your buddy to relax and soak up the California sun. Rosie's Dog Beach in Long Beach is a short 30-minute drive along the beautiful Cali coast.

Orange County has over a dozen dog parks for hanging out or getting some exercise. OC Dog Friendly provides all the details you need about restrooms, water, terrain, and shade to keep you and your pup comfortable.

Pet Friendly Restaurants 

Anaheim has several dog friendly restaurants with outdoor patio seating. These restaurants give you the opportunity to enjoy a meal and the beautiful weather with your pal by your side. The Lazy Dog even offers a special menu just for dogs.

Pet Friendly Hotels and Lodging

Next time you're traveling with your pets to Anaheim, stay with us. We're always happy to welcome you and your furry friends here at the Marriott Suites Anaheim.  

What’s Free to Do in Anaheim?

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You don’t have to have a boring summer just because your budget won’t allow you to fly out of town for a few weeks. There are plenty of free and low-cost entertainment options in Anaheim that families can enjoy even on the tightest budget.

Enjoying Anaheim on a Budget – Free and Affordable Things for Families to Do  

Having fun doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are a few affordable activities that you can enjoy during the summer, or any time while you are in Anaheim.

Bolsa Chica Wetlands

The Bolsa Chica Wetlands is a wonderful place to learn and appreciate more about the environment and wildlife in the area. Free events are held all throughout the year including Animal Feeding Day on March 3rd.

Centennial Farm

This working animal and agricultural farm has everything from oxen and pigs to learning how to grow and harvest your own crops. Have the children get up close and personal with the farm animals and let them explore what a real farm is like and where their fruit and vegetables really come from. Bring your family, or ask your favorite teacher to plan a school trip.

Huntington Beach

This free beach is one of the most popular around. Check out the iconic Huntington Pier, go for a swim in the ocean, and enjoy the warm California sunshine. There are always fun and free events held in the town and nearby communities.

The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center

The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center has plenty of free exhibits and special events throughout the year, including family days and meet-the-artist presentations. You can also volunteer at the museum and spend some time helping others enjoy the arts.

Where to Stay on a Budget in Anaheim

If you are looking for a place to stay while enjoying these and other affordable attractions, consider staying with us at the Marriott Suites in Anaheim. We're close to all the great attractions in the city including Disneyland Resort and the Anaheim Convention Center, and, we offer spacious and comfortable rooms at a price guaranteed not to break your budget.

Plenty of Fun for Kids in Anaheim

KidsWhen we think of fun things for kids to do in Anaheim, Disneyland will always be at the top of the list, but don't forget about these other fun and family-friendly activities. Here are some great destinations that will entertain kids of all ages.

Play Some Miniature Golf at Golfland in Anaheim

Golfland has it all. Sure, you can play some miniature golf, but your family can also play laser tag and ride around in bumper cars and bumper boats. An arcade and pizza parlor rounds out the experience.

The Fullerton Train Museum Is Fun for the Whole Family

For a fun and educational experience, take your kids to this museum. You’ll be transported back to the 1940s with refurbished train cars that you can explore to your heart’s content. An added bonus: it’s free.

Make Sure to Check Out the Sky Zone Trampoline Park

You won’t be able to stop laughing because of all the fun you and your kids will have. Bounce over foam courses or play extreme trampoline basketball, too.

Get Lost in the Beauty of Nature at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Another place that is fun for everyone is the aquarium. Your kids will love seeing all of the amazing sea creatures and you'll love that they're learning all about them and their habitat.

Don’t Forget to Visit Disneyland in Anaheim

Of course, it isn’t a proper trip without spending at least one day in Walt Disney’s magical park.

Book Your Stay at the Most Comfortable Hotel in Anaheim

After a long, yet enjoyable day with the kids, come and relax in the Marriott Suites Anaheim. Our comfortable, luxurious rooms are the perfect place to kick off your sneakers and unwind. Plus, we are just minutes away from these fun, kid-friendly destinations.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Anaheim as a Couple or with the Entire Family

Heart loveSpending Valentine’s Day with the entire family is a great way to share the love and do something a little different on this special day.

The accommodations that you choose can help make all the difference in how successful your Valentine’s Day plans turn out. It doesn’t matter if you are the romantic type or not, you can still have a memorable time when you choose to stay with us at Marriott Suites Anaheim in February.

You choose between Family Night or Date Night in Anaheim, we’ll take care of the rest

Valentine’s Day isn’t a holiday that’s simply limited to couples. It can be a fun day to spend with your children as well. Enjoy the Valentine's Day Family Festival where parents ask their children to “Be Their Valentine”, create a memory with a parent/child dance, and spend an evening filled with fashion, face painting, and exhibits.

For couples who want to stick to a more traditional Valentine’s Day in Anaheim, the Love on the Water romantic dinner cruise is the perfect 3-hour adventure that includes a meal, dancing, and some of the most impressive views around. Treat yourself and your guest to a 5-course meal at a private candlelit table and enjoy a glass of champagne as soon as you board the ship.

There are plenty of other special events held in the City of Anaheim during the romantic month of February. From ice skating at The Rinks at Anaheim Ice to viewing fine art at the Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center, there is no limit to what you can do to create an unforgettable date night in Anaheim for you and the ones that you love. Be creative, and have fun with your choices. 

At Marriott Suites Anaheim, we want this Valentine’s Day to be your best yet. Let us help you plan the perfect evening for you and that special someone, or you and your entire family, by spending the holiday with us.

Relax and Unwind with Live Theater in Anaheim

Theatre events now playingWith everything going on during the holiday season, it’s nice to be able to find activities that are relaxing and allow you to unwind after being so busy for so long.

If you’re looking for a way to take a break and enjoy some of the culture Anaheim has to offer, why not attend live theater in Anaheim? We’re sure you’ll find something that appeals to every member of your family.

Performing Arts in Anaheim – Shows You Shouldn’t Miss

The following are just some of the opportunities to enjoy the performing arts in Anaheim. All shows are budget and family friendly.

1. James and the Giant Peach at the Chance Theater
(February 16 – March 4, 2018)

With music from the creators of the award-winning movie La La Land, the classic story James and the Giant Peach comes to life in this larger-than-life, magical spectacle that the entire family can enjoy.

2. Elvis at the Maverick Theater
(January 12 – February 25, 2018)

In 1968, Elvis was trying to make his comeback. To accomplish that, a special was aired on television that turned into one of the most intimate concerts in history. This play, Elvis68, re-lives that event.

3. Crazy for You at the Stage Door Repertory Theatre
(March 10-24, 2018)

Are you a fan of romantic comedies? How about musicals? You get the best of both worlds with this Tony award-winning musical.

The Marriott Anaheim – a Perfect Ending to Your Relaxing Outing

After you’ve checked out all that Anaheim has to offer in the way of the arts, come home to Marriott Suites Anaheim. Our beautiful, luxurious suites will provide a comfortable way to end a day enjoying live theater. So, if you’re planning a trip to Anaheim soon, don’t forget to book your stay with us.

The Anaheim Convention Center Has Events for All

WEDDING_Bride-getting-readyThe convention center has a full docket of fun and excitement, no matter your interests. From weddings to car shows, Anaheim’s conventions take the cake.

These upcoming events are only a small selection of the wide variety of expos and shows taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Premier Bridal Expo

This weekend, January 6th and 7th, 2018, Southern California’s largest upscale bridal show is taking over the convention center.
If you are in the midst of planning a wedding, head to the bride expo to find everything you need to know about venues, flowers, trends, caterers, and – best of all – your wedding dress!

Tuner Evolution Car Show

January 14th is the first time this car show is coming to the West Coast. Fans of Tuner Evolution have been asking for years, and finally the hosts of this car show have found their perfect venue in the Anaheim Convention Center. Don’t miss your chance to see the show’s first West Coast exhibition.

LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show

The annual cookie convention is coming back February 10th and 11th, bringing with it gorgeous decorating competitions and an endless supply of delicious samples. At this sweet convention, you can see Duff Goldman, celebrity chef and TV personality, as well as author Rosanna Pansino (“Nerdy Nummies”) and Chef-Owner Ron Ben-Israel.

When you attend one of these events, book your stay at Marriott Suites Anaheim. The Marriott Anaheim is only minutes away from the convention center, perfectly located for your ease and convenience.

Ring in the New Year with the Rose Bowl

Marching band 3Are you spending the New Year holidays in Anaheim? Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the town, and then continue your celebrations on New Year’s Day with the Rose Bowl.

Anaheim Visitors Can Experience Lively Once a Year Events

Every year, the Rose Bowl brings visitors from across the country to watch the best of college football matchup during this bowl game. If you’re one of those lucky spectators, make sure you have all the information you need.

Rose Bowl Parade

In 2018, the Rose Parade turns 129!

Watch the floral floats and marching bands glide down the five and a half mile route on New Year’s Day. The parade begins at 8 am, so get to marching early for the best viewing options.

The Rose Bowl

At the Rose Bowl, watch as the Georgia Bulldogs and the Oklahoma Sooners go head-to-head in a strong matchup. The game begins at 1 pm on New Year’s Day, with a halftime show that is always fun to watch.

Prior to the game, there will be pre-game activities like tailgates and appearances by the Rose Queen and her royal court.

Less than an hour away from all the exciting Rose Bowl events, Marriot Suites Anaheim South is the perfect hotel choice. Choose from lots of exciting special hotel packages to make your stay the absolute best it can be.

It’s Time for Winter Fest in Anaheim

Experience fun for the whole family with Winter Fest, Anaheim’s ultimate winter event.

Find Fun for All Ages at the Winter Festival in Anaheim

SEASONS_WINTER_little-girl-playing-in-snowHere are just a few of their events to get you planning for your wintery blast of fun.

Fresh Snow and Winter Fireworks

If you’re looking for one of your favorite events, you’re in luck! This year, the fresh snow play area is coming back to Winter Fest.  Is it the first time your kids have seen snow? At Winter Fest, fresh snow is blown in every day.

There will be fireworks every night of the festival. Bring your friends and family to share in the excitement. Watch the entire sky light up with this extravagant display. 

Festival of Lights

Walk through 2 million lights on the pathway, exploring ten festive holiday lands. Between these twinkling lights and the nightly fireworks, your experience won’t be lacking color.

In addition to regular events, Winter Fest has added some exciting new options this year.
Have you ever been ice skating outside? If not, this is your chance to bundle up and take a spin around the rink.  

Whatever your favorite winter activity, you can find exciting options at Winter Fest. Twinkling lights and jolly laughter are yours for the taking this year. And, at Marriott Suites Anaheim we will be waiting for you after your fun day out. Book a room with us, grab a cup of hot chocolate when you arrive, put your feet up, and relax for the night. 

Hosting a Holiday Event? Choose Marriott Suites Anaheim

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From hosting your corporate holiday party to celebrating the festive season in style, the Anaheim Marriott is the perfect venue for all of your holiday events in Anaheim.

Planning Your Holiday Event in Anaheim: We’re Here for You

Want your team to have a blast together?
Let our corporate event planning professionals help you plan the best meeting or party for your team.
Our hotel has space for your event and the tools to help you plan it.

Pick the Right Venue Option

The Marriott Suites Anaheim offers 13 varied meeting spaces.
From ballrooms to boardrooms, our wide variety of spaces can host a reception for anywhere from 20 to 1,018 guests.
Our event planning staff can help you decide which seating and design configurations works best for you.

Let Us Help You Plan

Our experienced event planning staff can help you with every detail of your event.
Whether you are unsure which space you are interested in, or have questions about catering and decorating details, we can help.

We can adjust our catering options for you, including choices of hors d’oeuvres, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and beverages.
All the details are taken care of when our professional planning staff steps in.

Social Event Packages Available

At Marriott Suites Anaheim, we offer special events packages for events such as birthdays, reunions, holiday parties, and corporate events. For more information on these packages, reach out to us. We promise that our certified event planners can create memories to last a lifetime. Don’t wait, book your event with us today. 

Get in the Spirit with Holiday Events at Disney

The perfect place to celebrate the holiday season is at Disney. There’s a little something for everyone, and the cheer and merriment are infectious. 

Holiday Events at Disney
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Disney Festival of Holidays

Head to Disney’s California Adventure® Park to check out lots of fun seasonal activities, a special photo location, and the Festive Foods Marketplace. Stay to see themed shows like World of Color – Season of Light and Viva Navidad, then stop in to visit Santa and his Elves.

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios® is hosting this nightly show. It all starts when Santa goes missing and two elves from Prep & Landing set out to find him. They’ll travel through beloved film scenes and end up in Halloween Town from The Nightmare Before Christmas. It will all be set to holiday music, lights, and special effects.

Flurry of Fun at Disney

Hollywood Studios is getting decked out with Flurry of Fun. It will include enchanting holiday decorations, fun seasonal shows, and holiday activities like Minnie’s Holiday Dine, a festive dinner party with Minnie Mouse.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Finally, the ultimate Christmas party is happening at Magic Kingdom® Park. Visit with Mickey and Santa, watch delightful stage shows featuring Mickey and his friends as well as Frozen’s Anna and Elsa, and catch the magical holiday parade.

We love the excitement of the holidays here at the Marriott Suites Anaheim, and being just a few miles from the park means that we're the perfect place to stay and enjoy Disney in all its wonder. We even have a Disney Desk in our lobby to help plan your adventure, and a convenient shuttle service that is available to take you right to the park gates.