Anaheim California
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Anaheim California

Home of the Disneyland Resort and Convention Center

"The Anaheim Resort" as it is called today has undergone a rigorous transformation creating a metropolitan beautification to attract tourism for Orange County-Anaheim known for its family-friendly attractions and hotels and resorts. Originally founded in 1857 by grape farmers and wine makers, today, it is home to some of the nation's leading industrial and technology companies, making the city a hub for business as well as a vacation destination. So if you are planning a business event, Anaheim is a great choice for meetings, as family members can be included on the trip to focus on the family relationships with fun activities while the business conference is in session. Planners can take advantage of the Anaheim hotels and resorts and event venues that are built for group capacities promoting business and family fun at the same time.

Anaheim is located 30 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles north of San Diego. There are four airports serving the city area, the closest is the John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA), which is located just 20 minutes outside of Anaheim. Within an hour's drive there is LA-Ontario International Airport (ONT), Long Beach Airport (LBG) and the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). There is public transportation options, once you have arrived in Anaheim, including the Anaheim Resort Transit buses available to all area visitors.

Anaheim being a premier meeting and convention destination will impress you with the largest convention center on the west coast and award-winning beach resort properties to world famous attractions and ideal weather. The largest and most architecturally impressive venue is the Anaheim Convention Center (ACC). As the largest convention center on the West Coast, the ACC features more than 1.6 million square feet of space, including over 800,000 square feet of exhibit space, over 50 meeting rooms, 38,000-square-foot main ballroom and 7,500-seat arena offering free Wi-Fi throughout the entire building. The Anaheim Convention Center will debut the Grand Plaza in 2013, an impressive outdoor event venue featuring 100,000 square feet of open-air meeting and event space.

Many of Anaheim's fine-dining restaurants serve as group gathering locations after a day of meetings to unwind, within walking distance of the Anaheim Convention Center and offers several excellent event venue choices for different sized groups as well.

Whether it's for business or pleasure, hotels close to the Disneyland Resort and Anaheim Convention Center put you right in the center of all there is to see and do in Orange County. There are numerous hotels in Anaheim, ranging from world-renowned resorts to family-friendly accommodations. A few of the largest properties with meeting space is Hilton Anaheim with 1,572 rooms, which offers a variety of meeting rooms totaling 100,000 square feet. The Anaheim Marriott offers 82,000 square feet of meeting space with 1,030 sleeping rooms. Both the Hilton Anaheim and Anaheim Marriott are located adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center. During the business event, travelers can enjoy one of Anaheim's beautiful golf courses or allow the sandy beaches and beautiful sunsets ease away the stress of a long meeting day.

Disneyland provides team building and leadership programs at the Disney Institute. The park can also host groups in its many dining venues or organize an after-hours buyout of the original park or California Adventure Park.n Other unique venues include the Honda Center home to the NHL Anaheim Ducks and a perfect venue for group events and rentals, the Angels Stadium home to MLB's Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The City National Grove of Anaheim, offers flexible space for up to 5,000 guests, and hosts more than 250 concerts, and private events each year.

Today, Anaheim is home to a number of group and family-friendly attractions. Groups can tour Angel Stadium of Anaheim, ballpark areas normally restricted to the public; the press box, press conference room, clubhouse and dugout. Downtown Disney's House of Blues host concerts with a contemporary Southern menu created by celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez. Then at kid-friendly Adventure City, the rides include a mini roller coaster and Ferris wheel, and a vintage 1946 carousel. Anaheim's K1 Speed indoor go kart racing arena is the perfect place to enjoy challenging hairpin turns and speeds of up to 40 miles per hour, team-building activities and corporate events.

Anaheim, so many attractions, the inviting beaches, art districts, historic landmarks and ultimate family attractions contributes to the many options for choosing this city for your next event. With a sterling reputation for safety; Anaheim is the safest city of its size according U.S. Justice Department statistics and one of four U.S. cities to have a specialized Tourist Oriented Policing team.

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