Hotel at a Glance: Embassy Suites Anaheim-Orange
The Embassy Suites Anaheim-Orange is located near some of the top attractions in Anaheim. Disneyland Park is only 3 miles away, and the Outlets at Orange, which is chock-full of shops and bars, is just a half-mile away. You can also catch a baseball game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, which is only a 13-minute walk from the hotel.
- Tech-savvy amenities in suites include 42-inch flat-panel high-definition TVs and high-speed Internet access.
- Complimentary breakfast: Order cooked-to-order omelets, grab a pastry, visit the breakfast buffet, which features a large selection of hot, cold, and healthy items, and sip your morning coffee.
- Complimentary evening reception: After a busy day of exploring, snack on appetizers and sip alcoholic or nonalcoholic drinks at this free event daily from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
- Go for a swim in the indoor or outdoor pool.
- Attend a concert at the Honda Center
Anaheim, California: Magical Play Land About a Half Hour from Huntington Beach
Less than an hour from Hollywood and Universal Studios, Anaheim is perfectly situated for making the most of a Southern California getaway. But most visitors never make it that far, as Disneyland Park has long dominated the city’s tourism scene. As Walt Disney’s original park, it has a handful of classic attractions that, though upgraded over the years, have been around since the park opened in 1955. You can ride the Mad Tea Party spinning teacups, hop on the King Arthur Carrousel, or sail in the Storybook Land Canal Boats (Walt Disney personally planted the small pine near Geppetto’s home).
Disneyland Park has plenty of modern rides too, including Cars Land, one of the newer additions to Disney California Adventure Park and a life-size re-creation of the town from Disney Pixar’s Cars. The highlight here is the slot-car attraction, which puts you in an automated vehicle that swerves around animatronic characters before engaging another car in a high-speed race.
If you’re in the mood for thrills, ascend the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror before dropping in a heart-pounding free fall, or climb aboard the roller coasters thundering around Paradise Pier with sweeping views of the park. Alternatively, trade fairy dust for white sand in Huntington Beach, where you’ll find 3.5 miles of free-to-the-public beaches filled with surfing, pickup volleyball games, and countless stalls hawking flip-flops and seashell-themed wares.