Experience the Wonder of Local Theater in Anaheim

Orange County is known for many things, one of which is its performing arts scene. While there are more than a handful of great Anaheim theatres, three that stand out from the pack are these local favorites - Chance Theater, Stage Door Repertory Theater and One More Productions.

With a wonderful variety of upcoming shows and events, we just know you're going to see a great performance no matter which one you choose to visit!

Chance Theater

One of the leading ensemble-driven theatre companies in Southern California, Chance Theater is known for its bold and personal storytelling. A constituent member of Theatre Communications Group, OC Theatre Guild, and LA Stage Alliance, Chance has won six Ovation Awards. Upcoming shows include “Skylight” (April 19-May 19), a Tony & Olivier Award Winner, “Tigers Be Still” (May 3-June 2), a regional premiere, and “Ragtime” (June 28-July 28), a Tony & Drama Desk Award-Winning Musical.

Stage Door Repertory Theater

A small, but very popular local theater, Stage Door returns for its eighth season with a variety of laughs, tears, mystery, comedy and drama. This season’s offerings include a collection of familiar and brand new titles, including “Cabaret” (March 2-23), “The 39 Steps” (April 6-27), “Nunsense” (May 10-26) and “Jesus Christ Superstar” (June 8-29).

One More Productions

One More Productions returns for its 15th year at the historic GEM Theater, which started as a vaudeville house in the 1920s, served as a single-screen neighborhood movie theater in the 1930s, then transitioned to a live theatrical performance venue in 1979. One More Productions produces full-scale musicals, wonderful plays, staged readings, and original works. Upcoming performances include “Disaster! The Musical” (March 21-24), “Nine” (April 25-May 19) and “West Side Story” (July 11-August 11).

If you’re checking out any of the local theater in Anaheim, we hope you'll come and stay with us at the Marriott Suites Anaheim. We’re centrally located and offer first-class, all-suite accommodations and unmatched customer service. Orange County has so much to offer, but you don’t want to miss out on the performing arts scene!

Children's Museums in Anaheim

When you visit, don't forget to stop in at one of these fun and interactive children's museums in Anaheim! 

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With a variety of fun attractions for kids and adults, Orange County is one of the top family attractions in the world. That’s not to mention the sunshine and sand! And, some of the most fun and family-friendly attractions in Anaheim are these favorite, local children’s museums... 

Discovery Cube

Discovery Cube Orange County inspires and educates children through engaging science-based programs and exhibits, including the Boeing Rocket Lab, Dino Quest, Helicopter Tour, Mission Control and Planetary Research Station.
Aside from these ongoing exhibits, Discovery Cube also holds special
events such as Night at the Cube (March 9-10), a family night sleepover that includes access to activities and exhibits, a 3D movie and more. BubbleFest Family Night (April 12), a one-night-only experience, allows guests to explore all of the exhibits and enjoy BubbleFest in a crowd-free environment.

The Children’s Museum at La Habra

La Habra’s children’s museum features dozens of hands-on exhibits, including the science station, STEM lab, model train village, carousel room and more. An interactive environment suitable for kids of all ages, the museum has both ongoing and special events, including Fun Art Fridays and Little Picasso’s.

If you’re visiting the Anaheim area with your children, the Marriott Suites Anaheim is conveniently located near many top family-friendly attractions, including Disneyland resort. Aside from our prime location, we offer first-class amenities and accommodations, including heated and outdoor pools, a 24-hour fitness center and a fantastic onsite restaurant. Book your stay with us today to make some family memories in Orange County.

Mark your Calendars for these Upcoming Events at Angel Stadium in Anaheim

The home to the Los Angeles Angels is home to lots of other great events too!

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Spring training has just begun, Los Angeles Angels fans, but if you thought that Angel Stadium was just for baseball, you must go back and take another look. We all love the excitement of the ball hitting the mitt and the sharp crack of the bat, but the stadium also brings us lots of other great events every year. Here's just a few to get you started... 

2019 MLB Baseball Season

While spring training has officially begun, the regular season isn’t too far off, either. Although you’ll need to take a trip to Arizona to see the Angels this spring training, the 2019 MLB regular season kicks off on March 28th, and the first Angels home game is just around the corner on April 4th.

Monster Jam

Monster Jam rides in to Angel Stadium on February 23rd and 24th, featuring Grave Digger, Monster Mutt Dalmation, Wolf’s Head and more. The Monster Jam Pit Party includes access to see the trucks up close, take pictures, meet the drivers and get their autographs! It’s an unprecedented experience!

Foam Glow

If you’re searching for a colorful experience, look no further than Foam Glow race on March 23rd. A fun-filled 5 that exposes runners and walkers to glowing foam and blacklights all over the course, the three-mile race is unlike any 5K you’ve ever seen!

Fabulous Fords

The West Coast’s largest all-Ford car show in Anaheim celebrates all Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles, from 1903 to current models. The 34th annual show will take place on April 14th, with free entrance and parking for spectators. With 57 show classes, music, stage interviews, a fantastic Ford display, displays from Shelby and Saleen, celebrities and more, it’s clearly a can’t-miss event for car lovers!

If you’re visiting Angel Stadium for any of these upcoming events, the Marriott Suites Anaheim is conveniently located in the hub of SoCal to be your host. Book your stay with us today to take advantage of our first-class accommodations and amenities!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Anaheim!

If you’re searching for a dream destination for Valentine’s Day, look no further than Anaheim!

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Considering spending this year’s romantic holiday in SoCal? With so much for you and your loved one to see and do, you can’t go wrong with a weekend getaway to Anaheim. With clear skies and sunshine, warm beaches and so much more, there’s something for everyone.

The Marriott Suites Anaheim offers two packages that would be perfect for celebrating your love and bringing the romance to Valentine’s Day in Anaheim.

Weekend Fun Package
A great idea for couples who need a mini-break with a good dose of fun! 

- Accommodations for two nights at our Garden Grove hotel.
- Breakfast for two adults daily.
- Complimentary self parking.
- $20 Disney
 gift card.

Romantic Weekend Package
For the romantic in you both, this will make your weekend even more special!

- One bedroom suite featuring a King accommodation.
- Sparkling wine and dipped strawberries upon arrival.
- Breakfast for two daily at our onsite restaurant, Basil's.

Anaheim is a world-class destination year-round, but especially wonderful for Valentine’s Day. Book your stay with us today for a memorable romantic vacation in sunny Southern California.

Basils Restaurant in Anaheim: A Unique Dining Experience

If you’re searching for a great restaurant in Anaheim, look no further than Basils! 

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Formerly known as Sunspot Restaurant, Basils is a modern yet comfortable restaurant, right in the heart of Anaheim - perfectly suited for both families and business travelers alike.

Offering a wonderful selection of freshly made American favorites, our menu includes fresh fish, mouthwatering steaks and burgers, homemade pizza, pasta and salads, along with plenty of kid-friendly options for the little ones at your table. The full breakfast buffet is also a popular favorite, starting bright and early at 6:30 a.m, so that whatever your plans may be you will have a delicious beginning to your day here in Anaheim. 

Also available for both private events (seating up to 100 guests) and private chef tables (up to 20 guests) Basils is known for creating memorable experiences that never fail to impress. Our catering team will work with you to design the menu and organize the details, while our chefs make sure their kitchen creations are everything (and more) that you had hoped they would be. Perfect for a special event, or an intimate celebration with friends and family.

For a completely unique experience, we also encourage you to embrace your future foodie and treat your kids to a behind-the- scenes, extra-special cooking demonstration. Or, simply come and join us for a delicious lunch or dinner - conveniently open until 11:00 p.m, don't forget to ask for Executive Chef Carlos Caldera!

Whether you’re a hotel guest, or simply looking for a great meal in one of the top restaurants in Anaheim, Basils at the Marriott Suites Anaheim will give you an All-American dining experience with a touch of modern SoCal flare! 

Happy New Year! Welcome to January in Anaheim

There's no shortage of fun events in Anaheim this January!

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With its warm weather and exciting attractions, Anaheim is an appealing destination year-round. This is especially the case during the winter, as we welcome a fantastic variety of events this January in Anaheim.


If you love music, the NAMM Show is a must-see event. From January 24th to the 27th, the music, sound and event technology communities come together to promote the music products industry and celebrate the joy that comes from making music. You can check out the latest products from more than 7,000 brands, as well as special events, concerts, experiences and hundreds of invaluable industry education sessions.

Monster Jam Anaheim

If supersized, loud trucks are more of your jam, you’re in luck. Monster Jam Anaheim returns to Angel Stadium January 12th, featuring a star-studded lineup of drivers. There’s even a Pit Party event that offers unprecedented access to the trucks and opportunities to take photos, meet the drivers and get their autographs. It doesn’t get much better than that!

California Comic Convention

CalComicCon is a great opportunity for comic book fans to swap comics, check out vintage comics and meet special guests, including Ron Wilson and Mike Vonsburg. Admission for the next show, which will take place on January 27th, also includes entry to raffles that will have CGC graded comics, original artwork and sketches by guest artists.

If you’re visiting Anaheim for any of these January events, the Marriott Suites Anaheim is the preferred choice for a comfortable and convenient stay. We’re ideally located for attending all three events and provide our guests with an unmatched, first-class experience. Book your stay with us today to have some fun under the sun in Orange County.

Orange County Beaches near Anaheim: Simply Paradise

It’s no secret why Southern California beaches are visited by travelers from all over the world - they’re among the most beautiful on the planet. 

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Whether you enjoy playing in the ocean, exploring local towns and taking in the spectacular views, or simply soaking up the sun and sinking your feet in the sand, the top beaches near Anaheim are pure paradise for everyone who visits. Here's a quick look at some of our favorites. 

Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach is known as Surf City USA for good reason. The beach town’s surf culture is second to none, so whether you’re a die-hard surfer or first-timer looking to jump in with a lesson, it’s the place to be. Laying back and watching the surfers on their endless quest to find the perfect wave isn’t a bad way to spend the day, either!

Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach is picturesque, to say the least. The community, which was discovered by a group of landscape painters in the 1920s, is a top choice today for its shopping, stunning mansions and fantastic views.

San Clemente
With its Spanish-style architecture, visiting San Clemente feels like a trip to another country. 20 acres of beaches, a 1,200-foot-long fishing pier, quaint sidewalk cafes and unique shops make San Clemente one of the most charming, family-friendly beach communities in the OC.

Seal Beach
If you’re searching for a quieter spot to escape to, Seal Beach offers that hometown appeal. It’s a great place for kitesurfing and windsurfing, too!

Whether you’re visiting Orange County for a long beach vacation with the family, or taking a short trip with your partner, there’s no better starting point than the Marriott Suites Anaheim. Our first-class amenities and accommodations invoke a home-away-from-home atmosphere and we’re conveniently located near so many of these favorite California beaches. 

Capture the Magic of the Holiday Season at Winter Fest OC

Southern California’s top winter festival is perfect for family fun and date night.

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It might not snow anytime soon this holiday season in Southern California, but that doesn’t mean you can’t soak up the magic of a winter wonderland.
Winter Fest is back for another season of fun, offering an experience you won’t find anywhere else in SoCal.

With fresh snow blown in daily, kids can play in a massive snow area, ice tube down an 8 lane, 150 foot mountain and ice skate under the stars on SoCal’s largest outdoor ice rink. Each night, the celebration will feature a brilliant Christmas tree lighting, flurries of fresh snowfall, fireworks and a holiday parade, ensuring your evening will be magical no matter which day you stop by.

The 18-day festival, which runs from December 20th to January 6th at the OC Fair and Event Center, also features meet-and-greet opportunities with Santa and strolling characters like Ice Princess, Mayor Frost and Toy Soldiers, over a dozen carnival rides and games, a petting zoo,  train rides, winter bounce houses, craft tents, face painting and a snowboard simulator. You can even walk through the world’s largest ornament and take a ride on the world’s largest rocking horse!

There’s plenty of fun for adults too, making Winter Fest OC the perfect destination for work parties, date night in Anaheim and outings with friends. The SoCal Dickens experience offers a taste of the holidays in Victorian England, featuring over a dozen unique shops, traditional English foods, ballroom dancing and high tea. You can also take a stroll through the illuminated festival of lights maze and satisfy your cravings for holiday foods with candies, treats, seasonal foods, cocktails, craft beers and wines. When you need a break, there’s even a ski lodge with comfortable seating to catch one of the bowl games.

If you’re visiting Southern California this holiday season for Winter Fest, there’s no better place to stay than the Marriott Suites Anaheim. We’re conveniently located in the hub of the Orange County attractions and our staff goes out of their way to ensure every guest feels at home during their visit. Book your stay today for an unforgettable winter wonderland experience in Orange County.

Experience the always spectacular Tree Lighting in Downtown Anaheim

One of the top family events of the year is just around the corner!

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Anaheim is a wonderful destination spot year-round, but the holiday season is undoubtedly one of the best times to visit. The 24th Annual Nutcracker Tree Lighting and Holiday Village (which runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday December 8th) is an experience you won’t want to miss if you’re visiting with your family. Everyone in Anaheim looks forward to this day, as the downtown area lights up and sparkles with holiday magic.

The tree lighting ceremony features performances by the Anaheim Ballet, Anaheim Union High School Combined Choir and Loara High School Marching Band, as well as a family music show.

Kids can enjoy free craft activities, play in a snow area, go on train rides and take free photos with Santa and Mrs. Clause, while parents can shop for unique gifts and sample the selection at the International Food Fair. Santa himself makes quite the entrance as well, from what we hear!

If you’re visiting for the tree lighting in downtown Anaheim and other holiday festivities, the Marriott Suites Anaheim we'd love to see you! As the premier and largest Marriott all suites full service hotel, we provide first-class accommodations and amenities with a convenient location near many of Orange County’s best fun and leisure activities. Book your stay with us today for a family holiday experience you’ll look back fondly on for years to come.

Plan Your Holiday Work Party in Anaheim

Looking for a place to host your work holiday party? We can help! 

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Whether you’re simply in need of a banquet room for an event, or want to impress with custom catering and the most scrumptious breakfast buffet, our team at the Marriott Suites Anaheim South has got you covered.

  • 13 hotel meeting and banquet spaces.
  • Different sized rooms available. From boardroom to ballroom.
  • Flexible event spaces. Arranged into a number of configurations.
  • Event staff. Everything from event planning to catering.
  • Mobile check-in. A great convenience for you and your guests.
  • Custom catering. Our chefs will help you plan the menu (and work with your budget).
  • You choose. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to breakfast buffets, formal sit-down dinners and lavish banquets.
  • Event manager. Available to coordinate your event from start to finish.

With our professional event team and your ideas, you’ll never have to stress about planning a work event again. Now is the perfect time to start booking a holiday party that your guests will be chatting about at the office water cooler for weeks to come!