Not only is Anaheim, California, home to some of the best theme parks in the world, but it’s also home to the largest convention center on the West Coast - the Anaheim Convention Center & Arena. Anaheim is 20 minutes from John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County, and 40 minutes away from LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT). Renting a car is easy; you can find a National Car Rental booth at the John Wayne Airport in arrivals, between terminals A and B or take a free shuttle to the car rental center from LA/Ontario International.
The Ideal Location for Nature Lovers
Take a break from business conferences and theme park thrills and head out to the Oak Canyon Nature Center, located in the Anaheim Hills. This breathtaking convergence of three canyons provides visitors with the chance to spot interesting wildlife. A soft stream provides the background music to a gentle 4-mile trail. Those who merely want to learn more about nature can make their way to the John J. Collier Interpretive Center which has a variety of unique exhibits. Oak Canyon Nature Center is a 25-minute drive from the convention center.
Experience Fine Dining and Accommodations in Anaheim
The Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort and Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Resort/Convention Center are both within walking distance of the Anaheim Convention Center. Both of these hotels have on-site restaurants that offer delicious meals, but those who want to experience the best in dining should venture out from the hotels.
Visitors who make the trip to Anaheim shouldn't ignore Napa Rose. Although the restaurant is inside Disneyland's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, diners do not have to pay the resort fee to enter. The restaurant offers fine dining in an ambient setting. Those who prefer something a little more varied should consider the Anaheim Packing House for a myriad of flavors from all corners of the world.
Many of the hotels provide meeting rooms and conference spaces as well, such as the Hilton Anaheim and Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Other convention centers and meeting rooms within a 5-mile radius of the Anaheim Convention Center include Premier Business Centers in Anaheim Hills, Casa Bella Event Center, and the Business Expo Center.