Each month we pick one of our favorite #DynamoDestinations that should be on your map for hosting conferences, meetings & events. Plus, we’ll reveal our top venue picks in the same 5 corporate event categories for each destination so that when you’re in a pinch and need to find the very best picks right now in a given city, you’ve got the Dynamo-approved go-to’s.
Not too far away from our July #CitySpotlight (Downtown Los Angeles), Anaheim is another California-favorite of ours for many reasons! Fun fact: it’s located in Orange County, and was actually the first city the region incorporated, back in 1870.
As a meeting destination, we love Anaheim for its consistently beautiful weather, great value, convenient location, easy airport access and state of the art function spaces that we’ll dig into in just a sec.
Other than being completely practical for meetings, it’s also famous for hosting one of the most popular amusement parks in the world, Disneyland Resort. And although there are many Disney-themed parks scattered throughout the globe, this one is very special. The resort opened its doors in 1955 and is the only one designed and built by the infamous Walt Disney himself. It’s worth checking out, if you ask us.
Also found in Anaheim is the Anaheim Convention Center, one of the largest exhibit facilities on the West Coast, recognized for hosting events like VidCon and the Anime Expo. With a total space of 1,600,000 square feet, it can accommodate almost any venue!
We also can’t forget about the Angel Stadium, The Honda Center (go Ducks!), Anaheim GardenWalk (several upscale dining and retail options), Knott’s Berry Farm (California’s 1st amusement park), or the ample shopping and beaches scattered throughout the city. All of which, make Anaheim, Anaheim.
Before digging into our venue picks, we’d like to point out the city is well serviced by 4 major airports and offers the convenience of being located within the vicinity of most major points of interest in Southern California. All of the Anaheim hotels featured in this list are a short drive from three major airports: John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Long Beach Airport (LGB).
Now that we got that out of the way, let’s dig into our top 5 venue picks for 5 different corporate categories in the area!