440 S. Anaheim Blvd. | Three miles from Anaheim Convention Center
If there’s one place foodies can go for a culinary adventure, it’s the Anaheim Packing House. This former Sunkist® citrus packing facility was restored and opened in 2014 as a hip food hall with a communal dining area surrounded by more than 20 artisanal eateries, bars and lounges with innovative takes on comfort food and international classics. It’s a great place to spend an evening. There’s often live music too. Read more about the Anaheim Packing District.
Stroll along Center Street Promenade
201 W. Center St. | Three miles from ACC
The outdoor cafes, trendy boutiques and Good Food Hall in this hipster hangout in downtown Anaheim will surprise you. Savor Pour Vida Latin Flavor’s chef-driven concept. Dine at the Gypsy Den vegan-friendly eatery. Go literary with the Ink & Bean coffee saloon and workshop. Even the barbershop, Barbeer, serves beer. Read more about Gypsy Den and other vegan-friendly eateries.
Savor local craft brews at Anaheim Brewery
336 S. Anaheim Blvd. | Three miles from ACC
It's no accident that Anaheim is Orange County's craft beer capital, the first brewery opened in 1870! Since that time, Anaheim's craft beer community has evolved into a rich mix of quality microbreweries and beer festivals. So, whether you're in Anaheim for Disneyland, family fun or a convention — follow along and we'll guide you through some of the best breweries in Orange County. Read more about Anaheim’s craft brew scene.
Take off at FlightDeck
1650 S. Sinclair St. | 21⁄2 miles from ACC
Step into the cockpit of a military-grade flight simulator and get in a dog flight. You can take flying lessons, go on a mission and get debriefed after you land. Read more about the Flight Deck Simulation Center.
Chill out at Anaheim GardenWalk
321 W. Katella Ave. | 1⁄4 mile from ACC
The outdoor dining, shopping and entertainment plaza offers popular upscale chain restaurants such as The Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, P.F. Chang’s, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., McCormick & Schmick’s plus FiRE +iCE all-you-can-eat, Mongolian-style grill bar and McFadden’s Anaheim, the New York pub with a Southern California home. Experience the vibrant nightlife, trendy shops and an upscale bowling lounge at Bowlmor Lanes. House of Blues Anaheim, Rumba Room Live, Grasslands Churassco Market and Mission Escape Games open in Fall 2016. Read more about Anaheim GardenWalk.
Embrace the arts at MUZEO
241 S. Anaheim Blvd. | Three miles from ACC
A new model for urban cultural centers opened in 2008, Main Gallery integrates Anaheim’s original Carnegie Library and a gallery space to present three traveling exhibits each year. During IAEE, catch the exhibition “MUZEO Express: Holiday Model Trains” and the permanent exhibit "History of Anaheim."
Have a Disney California Adventure
Themed lands pay tribute to the Golden State’s history and culture. Among the new attractions is Soarin’ Around the World, which takes you on a breathtaking, aerial gliding adventure above The Great Wall of China, Sydney Harbor in Australia, the Eiffel Tower in France (pictured), the Matterhorn in Switzerland and other stunning marvels around the globe. Read more about Anaheim-area theme parks.
Catch Anaheim Ducks hockey
2695 E. Katella Ave. | Three miles from ACC
See NHL action from the 2007 Stanley Cup champions and frequent playoff contenders led by All-Star forwards Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry at the Honda Center. The Ducks are home during IAEE and play host to the Carolina Hurricanes on Dec. 7 and the San Jose Sharks on Dec. 9.
Explore the Downtown Disney® District
1580 Disneyland Drive | 1⁄2 mile from ACC
Listen to live music. Browse one of the largest Disney stores. Enjoy a sit-down Mediterranean dinner at Catal, a sports- themed experience of ESPN Zone, the jungle surroundings of Rainforest Café, the Mexican tradition of Tortilla Jo’s, or the New Orleans stylings and Cajun/creole infuences at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen®. You don’t need park admission for this fun zone. Read more about the Downtown Disney® District.
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