While the area around the ACC is flavored heavily by its proximity to Disneyland there are several fine dining options within walking distance. Both Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and Morton’s the Steakhouse are on Harbor Boulevard, just east of the CC and McCormick & Schmick’s Grille is just a little farther east. Tastes from around the world are available nearby, including Agio Ristorante, Mi Casa Mexicana, Tanor Fresh Mediteranian Grill, and Roy’s Restaurant a High-end chain serving notable chef Roy Yamaguchi’s Hawaiian fusion fare. Downtown Disney has several choices including Catal Restaurant and Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen.
Like the dining, much of the area is dominated by big chain hotels including the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, the Anaheim Marriott, the Anaheim Hilton and the Doubletree Suites by Hilton. There are also a number of smaller places marketed towards families with children, such as the Candy Cane Inn, the Alpine Inn and the Kings Inn. Be forewarned that the more family friendly the place the more likely they are to be filled with the joyful chaos of excited children, which might not be conducive to business travel.
Did we mention Disneyland? The area is also home to the other Anaheim amusement park, Knott’s Berry Farm. Angel Stadium and Anaheim Ice are nearby for the sports minded. For those looking to get out and stretch their legs, Yorba Regional Park has biking, fishing, and a picnic area. Oak Canyon Nature Center offers hiking and an interpretive center. For those seeking education and enlightenment, the MUZEO in downtown Anaheim is a museum of local culture, history and art.
This story originally appeared in the January/February issue of Exhibit City News, p. 60. For original layout, visit https://issuu.com/exhibitcitynews/docs/exhibitcitynews_janfeb_2020