Get a Taste of History - Visit the Anaheim Packing District

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The renovated, historic Anaheim Packing District is right in the heart of Downtown

Historic Downtown Anaheim just got even better with the renovation and revitalization of the Anaheim Packing District. The 1919 Anaheim Packing House and surrounding property has been converted into an amazing communal space filled with artisan eateries, gorgeous outdoor spaces, live music, and more.

What’s in Store at the Anaheim Packing District?

If you want to experience an olive grove and community garden nestled between two historic landmarks, then you must visit Farmers Park in AnaheimYou can enjoy yoga or gardening classes on the grassy knoll, or stop by one of the new park cafes as you stroll the boardwalk on your way to hear some live music.

Set in newly refurbished historic buildings filled with nostalgic architecture, the District offers one of the best live music venues in AnaheimYou’ll hear diverse sounds like western swing, jazz, acoustic rock and blues, and get the chance to participate in fun interactive games like Trivia Nights and tabletop games.

Whatever style of entertainment you crave, you’re bound to find something to liven up your evenings in this unique, historic Anaheim venue.

Pack in the Fun at the Marriott Suites Anaheim. When you stay at the Marriot Suites Anaheim, you’re only 13 minutes away from food, fun, and fantastic music at the District. Take your time wandering through the historic buildings or meeting up with friends for dinner and drinks, then head back to our luxurious suites where you can rest and relax in comfort. We’ve got everything you need to stay, and play, at the historic Anaheim Packing District.


Zoos in Anaheim Are Fun for Everyone

ATTRACTIONS_ZOO_Family with child in zooDiscovering and Exploring the Unique Zoos in Anaheim

There's no better way to enjoy the lovely California weather than spending a day at one of Anaheim's unique zoos. Anaheim zoos are perfect for children, grandparents, and folks of all ages in between.

Get Ready for a Family Day Out in Anaheim

The Reptile Zoo is especially fun for kids in Anaheim. This zoo has over 100 species of exotic reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids. Previously known as "Prehistoric Pets," the Reptile Zoo offers a unique hands-on experience with animals you won't find anywhere else.

The Santa Ana Zoo is the only place in Anaheim where you'll find 50 monkeys. In fact, the owner specifically requires 50 monkeys on the grounds at all times – can you find them all? Children and adults alike can enjoy the train ride, Ferris wheel, and several learning experiences the Santa Ana Zoo has to offer. The reasonable admission fee makes this zoo a great option for any family day out in Anaheim.

When it comes to fun for kids in Anaheim, you can't beat the Orange County Zoo, thanks to its affordable admission prices. This interactive zoo has a variety of animals and plant life native to America's southwest like black bears, mountain lions, and great horned owls.

Plan Your Trip to Anaheim

If you're planning a trip to one (or several) of the exciting children's zoos in Anaheim, consider staying with us at Marriott Suites Anaheim South. We're not far from them at all, and our two room suites have a separate bedroom and living area, which makes us the perfect place to stay for you and your vacationing family.


Browse the Interesting Art Galleries in Anaheim

Art museumSpend Some Time Enjoying The Art Galleries in Anaheim

If you're planning an art-centric trip or just looking for something to do while you're in town, there are plenty of art galleries in Anaheim to keep you busy.

Where To Find It

The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center celebrates the local community's diverse heritage and culture. The exhibits here focus on unique local history through art in Anaheim. Muzeo also hosts many classes and special events like award ceremonies, book signings, and fundraisers.

The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art is one of many excellent museums in Anaheim. This nonprofit museum focuses on social justice and intellectual exchange. Like many other museums in Orange County, this one is completely free.

The Center Gallery at the Downtown Anaheim Community Center hosts a rotating lineup of local and regional artists. Each exhibit lasts six to eight weeks.

If you're planning a trip around art in Anaheim, mark your calendar for the downtown Art Crawl Experience. This community event takes place the second Saturday of February, May, August, and November.

The Downtown Fullerton Art Walk provides the perfect opportunity to absorb the best regional art in Orange County on the first Friday of every month. This local event is free and takes place at multiple venues.

Plan Your Visit to Museums in Anaheim

If you're planning to visit a few museums in Orange County, consider staying with us at the Marriott Suites Anaheim. We have many amenities to help you make the most of your trip like a heated outdoor pool, 24-hour business center, restaurant, and coffee shop. Marriott Suites Anaheim is a pet-friendly hotel.


Planning a Meeting or Conference in Anaheim

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Planning a Meeting or Conference in Anaheim? Take a look at our Event Space! 

We want every event to be a success, which is why we can help you plan, organize and host your next meeting or conference in Anaheim. From delicious catering to the most up-to-date technical services, we’ve got you covered.  

Why choose us?

  • From boardrooms to ballrooms, we have over 9000 square feet of flexible meeting venues in Anaheim.
  • Our 24/7 Business Center means you can catch up on work whenever you need to.
  • High Speed Internet in all of our meeting rooms in Anaheim helps attendees follow presentations on their laptops or tablets.
  • Sales and meeting professionals are onsite and ready to help you plan, organize and host your event
  • Our luxurious, 2 room suites are comfortable and spacious with a living room and a separate bedroom. Extra amenities include a large, well-lit desk, wireless and high-speed Internet access as well as a coffee maker and refrigerator.
  • We have a delicious catering menu that can easily be personalized to fit your needs.
  • Create your own meeting package with our expert Orange County event planners. Just give us the details, and we’ll figure out the rest.   

So, whether you're planning a local meeting in Anaheim, or organizing an international business conference, we are the perfect destination. With our convenient location, flexible meeting spaces, and professional team of experts, everyone here at the Marriott Suites Anaheim will make sure that your next business event is a great success.


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.