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Posted August 31, 2015 by Deirdre Michalski

School on vacation??? In Anaheim, we’re all about the school of fun. Learn more about an array of classes that teaches you a skill or more about a hobby you haven’t had time to commit growing.

Posted August 27, 2015 by Bobby Navarro

Summertime is drawing to a close, school is back in session, and the days will be getting shorter.  But before the sun sets on the summer fun, take a tour of these iconic cold concoctions.  From nationally known to locally craved, this is a list of some of the most memorable OC cold treats of sum

Posted August 17, 2015 by Erin Ramsauer

Anaheim Convention Center hosted the highly anticipated and colorful biennial Disney® fan event, the D23 EXPO, this past weekend.

Posted August 17, 2015 by Deirdre Michalski

After a productive day exhibiting, attending presentations or working the trade show floor, convention attendees may be ready to hit the town for dinner.

Posted August 12, 2015 by Leslie Christen

“Back-to-School”, maybe the 3 most favorite words of every parent out there around this time of year.  But preparing your little loves to get back on schedule can be a challenge, let alone the responsibility you have to go clothes shopping, supplies shopping; then make daily lunches and get them

Posted August 05, 2015 by Ashley Breeding

Santa Catalina Island — known to locals as “Catalina” — beckons onlookers along the Orange County shore to explore its magnificent landscape and opportunities for adventure. Just a quick ferry (simply take the Catalina Express from Dana Point or the Catalina Flyer from Newport Beach) or helicopter ride away, it has become a popular day excursion for those visiting Anaheim. 

Posted August 04, 2015 by Deirdre Michalski

Anaheim is just a natural for embracing children at mealtime. From fine dining restaurants to casual quick-serve options, there is something for all youngsters to enjoy. 

Posted July 30, 2015 by Melodi Steinberg

Orange County is home to some of the world’s greatest and leading theme parks.

From the magical Disneyland Resort in Anaheim to the nostalgic wild west town found at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, The OC is the quintessential spot for rollercoasters, rides, and thrills. We want to make sure you get the best bang for your buck, so we have come up with 20 tips and tricks for getting around OC Theme Parks. These strategic tips can help to you having a great time while minimizing waits and saving money.


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