SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO NEAR THE CORTONA INN & SUITES ANAHEIM RESORT
Discover a true gem in the exciting Anaheim Resort District, Just 1 ½ blocks from the Disneyland® Resort and Adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center.
Wondering what to do around the Cortona Inn & Suites, there are plenty of things to do and see! Check out the amazing list we have created below just for you by choosing:
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S ATTRACTIONS >> Download Attractions Guide (pdf)
• Disneyland® Park
1313 South Harbor Blvd, Anaheim CA 92802 * 714-999-4565
"The Happiest Place on Earth" - Located just 1 ½ blocks away from our hotel. Disneyland® Park contains over 60 major attractions, including shows, breathtaking parades, 3D movies, roller coasters, featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse including their newest attraction "Star Tours - The Adventures Continue."
• Disney's California Adventure® Park
1313 South Harbor Blvd., Anaheim CA 92802 * 714-999-4565
"The Happiest Place on Earth just got happier" - Located adjacent to Disneyland® Park - This 55-acre theme park includes many aspects of California. Must see attractions include "Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure", "World of Color" and newest attractions "The Carthay Circle Theatre" and "Cars land" - a whole new land to experience with your friends and family.
• Adventure City
1238 South Beach Blvd, Anaheim CA 92804 * 714-236-9300
This "Little Theme Park" is the perfect place for families with young children. It contains 11 rides, all of which can accommodate adults, as well as other attractions such as a petting zoo, puppet shows, face painting, rock climbing and an arcade.
241 South Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim CA 92805 * 714-95-MUZEO (714-956-8936)
Engage and explore the diverse heritage of California – it hosts 3 different traveling exhibits per year, each one with its own events and activities, in addition its many permanent exhibits. It is also home to Anaheim's Carnegie Library and a small theater.
BUENA PARK, CA
• Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park CA 90620 * 714-220-5200
"America's 1st theme park"- it contains over 30 rides, including thrill rides, family rides and rides for young children. It also has four great shows, such as a Native American storytelling demonstration with amazing special effects, and activities such as panning for gold.
• Knott's Soak City
8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park CA 90620 * 714-220-5200
This water park is an extension of Knott's Berry Farm with separate admission. With ten different pools and slides, ranging from 62-foot high open flume water slides to small kiddie slides in a children's pool, it is a great place for all ages to cool off.
• Medieval Times® Dinner & Tournament
7662 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620 * 866-543-9637
Eat a four-course feast, watch amazing swordfights, and cheer for knights in authentic costume as you are transported back to medieval times in this thrilling live-action dinner performance. The show is set in a castle just minutes from Disneyland®.
• Pirates® Dinner Adventure
7600 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620 * 714-690-1497 or 866-439-2469
The stage for this pirate-themed dinner show is a 46-foot Spanish galleon floating in a 250,000-gallon indoor pool. The action includes aerial stunts, sword fighting, singing and pyrotechnics, and more than 150 guests get to take part in the show.
• WILD RIVERS
8770 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine CA 92618 * 949-788-0808
This 20-acre water park has over 40 attractions. There is something for everyone, whether they want to float lazily down the river on an inner tube, rush down a seven-story slide, play in a wave pool, or let their children enjoy kid-sized pools and slides.
• Pretend City Children's Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine CA 92618 * 949-428-3900
In Orange County's new children's museum, kids get to be adults for the day. It is an entire miniature city, complete with buildings and areas like a beach and a farm. Children can try on the roles of an adult, such as careers and grocery shopping.
LONG BEACH, CA
• Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach CA 92802 * 562-590-3100
This aquarium showcases everything from the beautiful coral reefs of the Tropical Pacific to the sea otters of the North Pacific. It has more than 12,500 animals, and visitors can feed Lorikeet birds, learn about aquatic medicine, or even touch sharks.
LOS ANGELES, CA
• Universal Studios Hollywood
1000 Universal Center Dr, San Fernando Valley CA 91602 * 1-800-UNIVERSAL
"Entertainment Capital of LA" - View 3D films, go on thrilling rides, or watch animal actors perform in this theme park that's all about movies. Must see attractions include the new King Kong 360 3-D, Terminator 2®: 3D and the park's newest attraction, Transformers™: The Ride 3D- Immerse yourself in the next generation of thrill rides.
• Hollywood Wax Museum
6767 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90028 * 323-462-5991
Anyone who has ever wanted to come within touching distance of a movie star will love this museum. It contains over 100 incredibly life-like replicas of past and current Hollywood actors, all made entirely from wax, and even whole wax movie scenes.
SAN DIEGO, CA
• SEA WORLD® San Diego
500 SeaWorld Drive, San Diego CA 92109 * 800-25-SHAMU (800-257-4268)
With all-new shows, exhibits and rides, Sea World is sure to please everyone. Watch the performances of humorous sea lions, majestic killer whales and acrobatic pets; go on 8 different rides; or view, and even touch, the amazing creatures of the sea.
• San Diego ZOO
2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego CA 92101 * 619-231-1515
This 107-acre zoo contains more than 4,000 animals from 800 species, and it is one of only a few zoos in the U.S. with giant pandas. It also has bus tours, animal shows, and a children's zoo where kids can touch the animals or watch animal babies.
• San Diego Zoo Safari Park (Formerly known as San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park)
15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido CA 92027-7017 * 760-747-8702
Wander through herds of giraffe, take a jeep tour that brings you within feet of rhinos and buffalo, or come face to face with a lion in this unique, open-enclosure animal park. For some extra adventure, guests can also ride a segway X2 or take a zip line.
SANTA ANA, CA
• Discovery Science Center
2500 North Main Street, Santa Ana CA 92705 * 714-542-2823
Discover and Explore - With 100 hands-on exhibits, this place is so much fun-kids won't realize they're learning. They can play virtual volleyball, make shapes in a pin wall, or fly a model airplane. In the newest exhibit, Dino Quest, they can even go on research missions.
• Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana CA 92706 * 714-567-3600
This world-class museum of cultural art contains 85,000 objects and 100,000 square feet of art from around the world. It also regularly has special exhibits, including such things as mummies on loan from Britain, ancient Chinese art and Dead Sea Scrolls.
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• Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim CA 92802 * 714-765-8950
This newly-constructed center, located only steps from the Cortona Inn & Suites, is the largest exhibit facility on the West Coast. It has 815,000 square feet of exhibition space, 200,000 square feet of pre-function areas, and 130,000 sq. ft. of meeting and ballroom space.
• Honda Center
2695 E Katella Ave, Anaheim CA 92806 * 714-704-2500
Home of the Mighty Ducks, this 650,000-square-foot arena is Southern California's premier sports and entertainment venue. Each year, it hosts a variety of first class events including concerts, sporting events and family shows, including Disney on Ice, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and the Harlem Globetrotters.
• The Grove of Anaheim
2200 East Katella Ave, Anaheim CA 92806 * 714-712-2700
This sophisticated venue hosts over 250 public and private events each year, including concerts, comedy acts, plays, corporate affairs and private parties. Broadway plays, family shows and sold-out concerts have all been held here.
• Angel Stadium of Anaheim
2000 East Gene Autry Way, Anaheim CA 92806 * 888-796-4256
The Angel Stadium is home to the 2002 World Champion Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. It contains three full-service restaurants, including a sports bar (the KnotHole), an upscale restaurant (The Diamond Club) with outdoor seating, and an indoor restaurant (Home plate Club) with a full-service bar.
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA
• SpeedZone Los Angeles
17871 Castleton Street, City of Industry CA 91748 * 626-913-9663
SpeedZone is a racetrack, a mini bowling alley, an arcade, and a miniature golf course. It has four different types of racecars, including drift-style cars, Turbo Cars, Grand Prix cars, and dragsters that can go from 0-70 MPH in less than 3.5 seconds.
COSTA MESA, CA
• Orange County Performing Arts Center
600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa CA 92626 * 714-556-2787
This center presents many music, dance and theater productions each year, including symphonies, world-class dance performances, Broadway shows and family-friendly programs. In addition, it hosts free events such as movie screenings.
DANA POINT, CA
• DANA WHARF (Sport fishing & Whale Watching)
34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point CA 92629 * 949-496-5794
Southern California is a great place to see whales, dolphins, porpoises, sea lions and seals in their natural habitats. At almost any harbor along the coast, tourist can board a boat that will take them to areas where these animals are known to spend time.
GARDEN GROVE, CA
• Anaheim Crystal Cathedral
13280 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove CA 92840 * 714-971-4000
With 10,000 panes of glass, this 9-story cathedral provides a breathtaking setting for weddings, religious ceremonies, memorial services and holiday events. The main cathedral has an amazing star-like shape and can accommodate up to 2,800 people.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
• Huntington Beach (Visitor's bureau)
301 Main Str. Ste. 208, Huntington Beach CA 92648 * 714-969-3492 or 800-729-6232
Huntington Beach is all about surfing; the waves are perfect for the sport, and an entire surf culture permeates the area. It is the home of surfing events such as the U.S. Open of Surfing, and it features landmarks such as the Surfing Walk of Fame.
LAGUNA BEACH, CA
• Laguna Beach
505 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach CA 92651 * 949-497-3311
Laguna Beach is known for their Art and MTV reality TV show (Laguna Beach: the Real Orange County." The art community continues to thrive to this day, with dozens of galleries, museums, and well known art festivals such as the "the festival of arts" which is held each summer in Laguna Beach, is one of the most prestigious art festivals in California.
NEWPORT BEACH, CA
• New port Beach
3300 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach CA 92663 * 949-644-3309
Newport Beach is known primarily for its lively beaches, boardwalk and piers, and a harbor filled with luxury yachts. Balboa Peninsula, a small community nestled inside Newport Harbor, features coastal cottages, quaint shops and ice cream stands. The Wedge, located at the end of Balboa Peninsula, is known as one of the toughest bodysurfing spots in the United States.
• Newport Landing Whale Watching
309 Palm Street, Suite A Newport Beach, CA 92661 Tel: 949-675-0551
Year around whale watching cruises from Newport Beach view many varieties of whales including the giant blue whale (summer and fall months), finback whales, grey whales (winter and spring months), humpback whales, huge pods of dolphin, seals, and more. 96% viewing success rate on each cruise. Mention Cortona Inn For A $15 Rate.
DINING & SHOPPING >> Download Dining Guide (pdf)
• Agio Ristorante at the Doubletree Guest Suites Anaheim Resort/Convention Center
2085 South Harbor Blvd, Anaheim CA 92802 * 714-750-3000
A combination of Italian and Californian cuisine and a variety of delicious seasonal dishes make this restaurant the perfect place to satisfy your hunger. It offers a generous breakfast buffet and entrees such as pasta, steaks, seafood and Panini's.
• Downtown Disney® District
South West Street, Anaheim CA 92802 * 714-300-7800
A very lively promenade- includes a dance stage featuring live performers, 12-screen movie theaters, live outdoor entertainment and many unique shops and dinning. Downtown Disney® District is located near the Disneyland® theme parks and Adjacent to the Disneyland® Resort Hotels. Free parking up to 5 hours with validation at Downtown Disney®.
• The Shops at Anaheim GardenWalk
321 W. Katella Ave, Anaheim CA 92802 * 714-635-7410
For a truly unique shopping, dining and entertainment experience, visit the Anaheim Garden Walk. It contains a wealth of stores, a luxurious bowling and entertainment center, a cocktail lounge and a movie theater-- all set among gardens and waterfalls. Cheesecake factory, PF changes, Bubba Gump, California Pizza Kitchen – to name a few.
COSTA MESA, CA
• South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 * 800-782-8888
As the largest mall in Southern California and one of the largest in the U.S., South Coast Plaza balances expensive luxury boutiques with a good collection of more affordable stores. It also has some great dining options, including the unique Rainforest Café.
LOS ANGELES, CA
• Citadel Outlets
100 Citadel Drive - Suite 480, Los Angeles CA 90040 * 323-888-1724
With 30 to 70 percent off of brand names such as Adidas, GUESS, and banana republic, this outlet mall is a great place to get a bargain. It is located just off the I-5 freeway and contains more than 85 stores, including Converse, Gap and Old Navy.
NEWPORT BEACH, CA
• Fashion Island
401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 * 949-721-2000
In this open-air mall, you'll find almost 200 elite shops, many of which can't be found anywhere else in Southern California. There are also over 30 restaurants and several high-end department stores such as Bloomingdale's and Neiman Marcus.
• The Block at Orange
20 City Blvd West, Orange CA 92868 * 714-769-4001
A trendy outdoor mall located near the Garden Grove Freeway, The Block is a mixture of outlet and retail stores, food, and entertainment. Stores include Tommy Hilfiger and Ecko Unltd., and restaurants include Johnny Rockets, Alcatraz, T.G.I Friday's and El Torito.
SANTA ANA, CA
• Westfield Main Place Shopping Mall
2800 N. Main Street, Santa Ana CA 92705 * 714-547-7000
This newly-renovated mall offers more than 180 stores, including department stores such as JC Penney, Nordstrom and Macy's and a variety of specialty shops. Dining options include a food court and sit-down restaurants such as The Olive Garden.
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