Anaheim Convention Center – Things To Do With Your Team

The Anaheim Convention Center is more than just a convention center; it’s practically full-fledged travel destination because of its close proximity to prominent Anaheim tourist attractions such as Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park, as well as the Downtown Disney District, all of which are located just across the street from the convention center.

The Anaheim Convention Center itself reigns as the largest convention centers on the West Coast, housing over one million square feet of exhibition space. The convention center also features 130,000 square feet of ballroom and meeting space on the second and third floors directly above the exhibit halls; the 100,000-square-foot Grand Plaza for large outdoor gatherings; a parking structure with 1,400 parking spaces; and much more throughout its expansive 53-acre property. As incredible of a facility as the Anaheim Convention Center may be however, you’ll find it hard to resist the temptation to go and check out the variety of fantastic shopping, dining, and entertainment options located nearby.


Things to Do

Downtown Disney District

A trip to Anaheim wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Downtown Disney District. Just some of the things you’ll find at this premier outdoor promenade include open-air cafes, live musical entertainment, sparkling boutiques, and, of course, everything and anything Disney. It’s all the magic of a Disney theme park visit without the price of admission! 1580 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802


Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, Disneyland Hotel, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Keep the Disney magic going at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, Disneyland Hotel, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, all located throughout the Downtown Disney District. Each hotel features a gift shop where you and your team can purchase fun Disney souvenirs like special edition pins, toys, apparel, collectibles, sundries, and more. The Disneyland Hotel features two stores, Disney’s Fantasia Shop and small world Gift & Sundries, for double the Disney fun. 1717 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802; 1150 W Magic Way, Anaheim, CA 92802; 1600 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802


AMC Downtown Disney 12 Theaters

Anaheim Convention Center - Travel - Hotels4TeamsIf your team has a couple of hours of downtime at the Anaheim Convention Center, treat them to a movie at AMC Downtown Disney 12 Theaters. There you’ll enjoy a theatergoing experience that is second to none thanks to the theater’s first-class features and amenities. Cutting-edge theater technology like IMAX, RealD 3D, and Dolby Atmos Cinema Sound will all make you feel as if you’re right in the middle of the onscreen action while the theater’s impressive, Art Deco-inspired lobby and concession stand harkens back to the glitz and glamour of 1920s Hollywood. When you enter, take a moment to look up at the stellar mural painted on the ceiling, which depicts several celestial constellations to ensure that you’re constantly surrounded by “stars.” 1565 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802


Angel Stadium

Baseball fans rejoice! While in Anaheim, you have the opportunity to tour baseball’s fourth oldest active major league park, Angel Stadium. Enjoy a behind the scenes look during the fascinating 75 minute guided tour. Some of the highlights include exploring the Angels dugout, visitors clubhouse, broadcasting booth, and even the field itself! Public tours are offered for groups under 20 people. Any parties 20 and up, will have to take a private tour. Make sure to contact the ballpark to arrange a private tour ahead of when you plan on visiting. 2000 E Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806


Anaheim GardenWalk

Anaheim GardenWalk is a 460,000-square-foot outdoor dining, shopping, and entertainment experience that’s just over a 10-minute walk away from the Anaheim Convention Center. The stores and eateries that can be found at Anaheim GardenWalk are a pleasantly eclectic mix of quality chains and local finds. Fun entertainment options like their movie theater, bowling alley, live music venue, and escape room are the perfect complement to a good meal, shopping spree, or both. Many of the businesses at Anaheim GardenWalk stay open late, making it a great destination to visit after spending a long day at the convention center. 400 West Disney Way, Anaheim, CA 92802


Stoddard Park

After spending so much time indoors at the Anaheim Convention Center, you and your team will probably be looking for a scenic outdoor area where you can stretch your legs and enjoy some fresh air. Stoddard Park, located less than a mile away from the convention center, is the perfect place to do just that. This nine-acre park, opened in 1968, is named in honor of Dr. Alexander J. Stoddard, a former superintendent of the Los Angeles City School District. Since opening, Stoddard Park has been a favorite spot of locals looking to bask in the beautiful California weather. It features barbeques and picnic tables, a playground, exercise stations, a softball field, and of course, plenty of towering palm trees to remind you that you’re in sunny California. 1901 S Ninth St, Anaheim, CA 92802


Places to Eat

Coco’s Bakery Restaurant

Whether you’re visiting for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Coco’s Bakery Restaurant, found nearby the Anaheim Convention Center, is cooking up an extensive menu featuring hearty meals for affordable prices that will remind everyone on your team of home. You can start your morning off right with breakfast options like hash made with a spicy and flavorful combination of chorizo and potato, topped with two poached eggs; Denver potato pancakes, which offer a fresh take on the classic starchy dish, adding ham, bell peppers, onions, and cheddar cheese to the mix; a Santa Fe quiche filled with roasted green chilies, bacon, and a mix of Jack and Cheddar cheese; and much more.

If you aren’t a group of early birds or are typically busy in the morning during your stay in Anaheim, you’re still in luck; Coco’s lunch and dinner offerings are just as delicious as what they’re serving up for breakfast. Some of the standout items on their lunch and dinner menus include a California chicken ciabatta sandwich with Applewood smoked bacon, fresh avocado, crisp lettuce, fresh tomatoes, red onions, Jack cheese, and mayo; and country fried steaks smothered in sausage-pepper gravy and served with a side of mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Coco’s also features a gluten-free menu for those with specific dietary restrictions or those looking to reduce their gluten intake. 1100 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802


La Sirena Mexican Restaurant

“Fresh, colorful, and delicious!” That’s La Sirena Mexican Restaurant‘s motto. Every one of their homemade dishes follows those rules. From the burritos filled with carnitas, barbacoa, al pastor, and other meats, to the authentic Mexican entrees like Mole, and Chile Verde, you can’t go wrong with a little south of the border cuisine from La Sirena Mexican Restaurant. 1188 W Katella AveAnaheim, CA 92802


The Pizza Press

Extra! Extra! “Eat” all about it at The Pizza Press, a popular Anaheim pizza joint where you can publish your own newsworthy pizza using a selection of fresh, premium toppings to tell your story. If you’ve got a case of writer’s block there’s no need to worry; The Pizza Press also features a variety of signature pizzas like The Times, topped with extra virgin olive oil, mozzarella, chicken, cherry tomatoes, red onions, smoked gouda, and aged parmesan, and finished with fresh cilantro and Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbeque Sauce. Their menu also features a selection of salads and even ice cream sandwiches if you saved enough room for dessert. 1700 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802


Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles

Anaheim Convention Center - Travel - Hotels4TeamsAlthough it’s a bit of a walk from the Anaheim Convention Center at just under 20 minutes, Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles is a Californian institution that cannot be missed. While the Roscoe’s in Anaheim is not the original location, which can be found an hour’s drive west in Long Beach, they still serve up the same crispy fried chicken and fluffy waffles that they’ve been known for since first opening in 1975. 2110 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802


As standout of a facility the Anaheim Convention Center is, it’s its unbeatable location that truly makes it a convention center that you and your team will thoroughly enjoy visiting. While at the Anaheim Convention Center, you’ll be just a short stroll away from some of the most popular attractions in Anaheim and California in general, all while basking in some of the best weather you could ask for. No matter what the reason for your visit to the Anaheim Convention Center is, every day will feel as if you’re on vacation!