Destination guide

Experience Anaheim from vacation home rentals

Don't know if you've heard of this little local theme park they have in Anaheim? Something about a mouse? Ask 99.9% of people why they've opted for an Anaheim vacation rental, and they'll wink and nod towards the glittering spires of Disneyland. But even if you're in town specifically for the princesses and loop-the-loopers, Anaheim's got plenty more to offer. Whether you're into video game events at the Anaheim Convention Center, Major League Baseball games at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim, or getting a whole lot of water up your nose at Knott's Soak City water park, Anaheim's got you covered.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Anaheim vacation homes

There are 2 theme parks at Disneyland—Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure—and they're both awesome. Disneyland Park is the better-known one, with 8 themed areas, including patriotic Frontierland and futuristic Tomorrowland. And if you still haven't got your fill of theme parks, take a ride just out of town to Knott's Berry Farm, where you'll find some thrill rides to rival Mickey's, plus a water park called Knott's Soak City. Sports fans, meanwhile, will want to try and catch a Major League Baseball game at the nearby Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Activities

Things to do near Anaheim vacation rentals

So an Anaheim vacation rental is the perfect opportunity to check some of California's most popular thrill rides off your list. But what if clinging on for dear life as you get blasted round a roller coaster isn't quite your bag? Never fear, old Walt thought of that. Downtown Disney is the resort's major shopping and entertainment area, with stores, shows, and restaurants spread across a number of themed areas. The other major thing that brings folk to Anaheim is the Anaheim Convention Center. It hosts a whole heap of annual events and festivals, many of them concerned with technology and gaming.

Weather

Local weather for your trip to Anaheim vacation rentals

The weather in this part of California is pretty obliging. Think hot summers and mild winters, without too much rain at any time of year. Not that it matters anyway, since Mickey never takes a day off. Anaheim is a year-round destination, but the Disney Parks are at their busiest during the main summer and winter holidays. If you're flexible and looking to snag yourself some shorter lines and tastier rates, it might be worth booking your Anaheim vacation rental in early spring or late winter. Weekends are always busier than weekdays too.

Natural features

Remember when all this was just orange groves?

Anaheim is in Orange County, which is bordered by the Santa Ana Mountains and the beaches of the Pacific Ocean coast, and is famous for a cult TV show called The O.C. about a delinquent kid living with some rich folks. When Walt Disney first rocked up here, Anaheim was a backwater with orange groves as far as the eye could see, but Walt spotted they were building a freeway. Fast-forward 60 years and Anaheim is set in one of the biggest urban areas in the county. Apparently old Walt had a nose for business. Who knew?

How to get there

Traveling to and around Anaheim

Fly into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), the closest airport, located 4.6 mi (7.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), which is 11.1 mi (17.8 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center or Anaheim Canyon Station and explore the city from there.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly fun near Anaheim vacation homes

Along with the Disney attractions, kids also have plenty of other fun places to explore on a trip to Anaheim. Vacation homes can be found near places like Discovery Cube Orange County, an educational museum with hands-on exhibits and programs, and the Santa Ana Zoo, a vast zoo with hundreds of animals, a petting zoo, and a mini-train ride. Kids will also like Irvine Regional Park, an expansive park with train and pony rides, paddleboats, and picnic areas.

Good for couples

Couple's attractions near Anaheim vacation homes

If you're looking for a romantic vacation, Anaheim offers many idyllic locations to explore. Vacation rentals are available near places like the Fullerton Arboretum, a sprawling green space with thousands of plant varieties, walking trails, and a museum, and the Bowers Museum, a mission revival-style museum with global artwork and lectures. You could also visit the Richard Nixon Library & Museum, a library with artifacts of Nixon’s life, a Watergate gallery, and his birthplace and gravesite.

Where to stay around Anaheim?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,373 vacation rentals near Anaheim. From 763 Houses to 374 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Anaheim for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Anaheim?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Anaheim:

  • Anaheim Resort: 370 vacation rentals
  • Hermosa Village: 159 vacation rentals
  • Southwest Anaheim: 413 vacation rentals
  • Anaheim Hills: 464 vacation rentals
  • Southeast Anaheim: 170 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Anaheim?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Anaheim. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Disneyland: 3,004 vacation rentals
  • Anaheim Convention Center: 465 vacation rentals
  • Disney California Adventure® Park: 565 vacation rentals
  • Grove of Anaheim: 3,144 vacation rentals
  • Southern California Institute of Technology: 2,995 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Anaheim listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Anaheim?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 763 Houses in Anaheim. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Anaheim include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 374 rentals available
  • Villas: 5 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 78 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Anaheim?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 591 vacation rentals with pool available in Anaheim. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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