Anaheim’s Best Kept Secrets

As the largest city in Orange County, most people associate Anaheim with Disneyland and everything that it has to offer. However, Anaheim has a lot of exciting things to do outside the walls of the Magic Kingdom. So what can you put on your ‘things to do’ list for your trip to Anaheim? Check out the list below for some inspiration on how to unveil the best-kept secrets of Anaheim. Then you can get in on the action for your next trip to the O.C.

The Annual Imperial Ball with Johnny Depp and Friends

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This is no place for your ball gown and black tie! The Annual Imperial Ball hosted by Johhny Depp and friends has been a top non-profit charity concert for years. For those in the know, you have a chance to see the likes of Alice Cooper, Joe Walsh, Steven Tyler and many more rock legends. Plus they all play along with Johnny himself! So, if you’re heading to Anaheim in January, be sure to grab tickets for a night to remember. Past charities who have benefited from the benevolence of this event have included The Midnight Mission – helping the homeless especially on Skidrow. And, Calmbat K-9s – a service training rescue dogs to place them with veterans suffering from PTSD. So worthy! Well done Johnny.

Your Secret Weapon To Find The Best Restaurants In Anaheim

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If you talk to locals, you’ll get a good idea about where to find some of the ‘best-kept secret’ restaurant favorites. But if you’re looking for unbiased reviews about restaurants in the area, the secret weapon beyond using Yelp, is The Infatuation App. The app covers cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C, and many more. The filters allow you to search anything from ideas for the best for date night, girls night out and more. The app is available on both iOS and Android devices. So check it out for weird and wonderful foodie experiences beyond what In ‘N’ Out can provide.

Top Hidden Night Spots To Hit In Anaheim

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There are plenty of great bars and clubs around that will deliver an excellent experience for a night out. But The Blind Rabbit speakeasy, is the one to hit for something a little different. Neatly tucked away in the Anaheim Packing District. This bespoke nightspot serves up creative food and seriously good cocktails getting your night off to a great start. They’ve got a strict dress code for both ladies and gentlemen, and don’t take bookings of more than six guests.  Plan ahead, and leave yourself time to find the secret entrance by way of the sake barrels. The general location of this place is 440 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA. In true speakeasy style, you’ll have a little fun just finding your way to the entrance, but it will entirely be worth it.

Where To Stay Outside Of Disneyland

Anaheim has its own resort area focusing on Disneyland and catering to guests wanting to be close to the park gates. If you want to be far away from the mayhem and nightly fireworks of this area, then stay at The Embassy Suites Hotel in Anaheim North. It’s about a ten-minute drive to the Anaheim Packing District where you can check out some of the farmer’s markets, shopping, and other cool places to grab a bite to eat. The best part is, if you’re not planning to go to Disneyland, you’ll be able to avoid the theme park crowds, and actually get a little sleep!

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