So Cal Cool
Anaheim may be home to all things Disney at Walt’s famous theme park on the West Coast, but this is merely an introduction to the real OC. With an evolving craft beer scene, SoCal sports, and street-food eats to please the whole crowd, this Orange County community is fast becoming the epitome of California cool.
Must-Do: Immerse yourself in the Golden State’s water sports scene at Huntington Beach. This famed coastline is a surfer’s paradise. Whether you learn how to carve waves at one of Main Street’s surf schools, or simply watch the pros in action from the 1,850-foot-long (564 meters) pier, this surf-loving beach is the place to be.
Eat: The Anaheim Packing District’s food court will please all of your traveling companions’ palates. With a variety of cuisines, including Indian, Syrian, Thai, and more, the whole troupe will be well fed and happy. Round off the meal with a handmade toasted marshmallow popGelato (gelato-on-a-stick) from Popbar.
Day-Trip: With breweries opening up around Anaheim, and an evolving craft beer movement in the area, a day dedicated to the city’s finest brew is definitely worth scheduling. Join the La Palma Beer Trail Craft Brewery Tour to discover local favorites before soaking in the sunshine at Ballast Point’s rooftop patio.