Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort
616 Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
Phone: (714) 750-3131
Fax: (714) 750-9027
This place is a skateboarder's dream. The 20,000-square-foot course, in addition to the 80-foot vertical ramp, attracts both skaters and spectators who like to watch the shredding action. All skaters are required to wear protective gear (either renting it onsite or bringing their own) and sign a release form. Minors need a guardian to sign as well. Membership costs $50 per year but non-members are also welcome. Once you get through all the technical requirements, you're ready to skate!
Anaheim ICE formerly known as Disney Ice is an indoor ice rink complex. This public skating rick, hosts skating events like figure skating and youth hockey games besides being the practice and training rink of the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League. Anaheim Ice also offers sessions for public skating, freestyle and pick-up hockey. They also offer learn to skate classes, various hockey programs and birthday packages.
Kids will have a blast here playing on the concrete animals or sliding down the slide in the shape of a serpent. All of the other expected playground amenities are here as well, from swings to jungle gyms. There are plenty of areas for picnicking under the trees and a picnic area for parties or large groups. Adults are not allowed without kids and kids are not allowed without adults so it's the perfect chance for a little together time and a good picnic.
Visitors from abroad and from other parts of the United States relish the opportunity to play golf in January. A favorite local course with low fees is the "Dad" Miller Golf Course, named for an Anaheim resident who hit a hole in one on his 93rd birthday. "Dad" is long gone, but the love of golf lingers on in Anaheim, where the sunshine and warm temperatures make it a year-round game. Non-resident green fees start at just USD24 per 18 holes.
If you do not have a swimming pool in your hotel or backyard this is a fine place to find one. Be warned, it is extremely crowded at times, especially in summer, so you may want to plan to be there at off-times, like early in the morning or later in the day. The park also has volleyball courts and racquetball courts.
Established in 1922, the 38-acre Hillcrest Park has provided fond memories for generations: playing with the family on the grassy hill, barbecuing with friends under the old pine and eucalyptus trees, and overlooking the city changing over the years. The park has a few old charms. The recreation building is a Spanish Colonial Revival-style architectural piece constructed in 1932, which was the American Legion Post #142. The Isaac Walton Cabin was originally built in 1932 but reconstructed in 1998 after a fire. Another charming feature is the trail along the hillside, which was constructed with horse and plow. The water reservoir in the park is the first for the city of Fullerton. - Hoiyin Ip
Pack your picnic basket and blankets and prepare to spend a day breathing in the fresh air and taking in the sun at this clean, beautiful park. There are 640 acres on which to play golf, soccer, baseball, basketball and tennis. You can also fish, rollerblade or rent a paddleboat. Not the active type? Take a leisurely stroll through the lush wilderness area and ponder your thoughts in perfect solitude. Cost to enter the park is $2 per car Monday through Friday, $4 per car on the weekend.
This small zoo has a lot to offer its visitors. There is a recreation of an Amazon rainforest that will awe and inspire both young and old alike. In the Children's Zoo youngsters can pet everything from a sheep to pot-bellied pigs. The Zoofari Express train offers a few thrills. Monkey Row is home to all kinds of primates, from lemurs to apes to Dusky Titi monkeys. The Australian Yard features wallabies and emus while the Endangered Species area features bald eagles and Diana Guenon monkeys. There is something to delight and educate just about anybody with a sense of curiosity about the wonderful world of animals.
This is a non-profit botanical garden situated on 26 gorgeous acres of the California State University Fullerton. Botanical collections are sectioned into zones: the temperate zone, the tropical zone and the arid zone. There is a rare fruit grove featuring subtropical fruits like cherimoyas, kiwis, papayas, guavas and rare citrus varieties. The Children's Garden is the site for educational programs and hands-on fun. Also on the grounds is the Heritage House, an Eastlake Victorian cottage built in 1894 by Dr. George C. Clark, an early Fullerton physician, as his home and office. There is a lot of nature and a little bit of history here, making for a wonderful outing. Although admission is free, a voluntary donation is suggested.
Coyote Hills Golf Course was built in 1996 by Cal Olson and is located in the splendid foothills of Orange County. This 18-hole public course is managed by American Golf Corp. and is one of the most sought after venues for PGA tours. Spread across 250 acres (101 hectares) of semi-hilly terrain, the course is marked by streams, lakes, shrub plantations, gnat-catchers and coyotes. The course has a fabulous banquet space and is a coveted wedding venue as well. The Coyote Grill Cafe at the course, offers a sumptuous platter, which is thoroughly enjoyable after a few tees. A full driving range, practice greens, and a golf pro-shop are also available. View website for further details.
This course lets you play golf along a very beautiful creek. Fullerton Golf Course is located in a valley along a creek and thereby offers some amazing grounds to test your skills on. There are gently sloping hills that allow for different types of elevations to practice on. Open to the public in 1963, the course designed by William F. Bell accommodates different levels of players, from professionals to amateurs.
Long before it was known for South Coast Plaza, Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, Orange County was known for—you guessed it—oranges. Groves of those healthy citrus fruits dotted the landscape. This ranch was one of the biggest, and home to the original Sunkist groves. You can see all of the farming equipment and other memorabilia relating to growing oranges at this museum. There is still a working orange grove on the property. Because tours are by appointment only, it is necessary to schedule your visit at least three weeks in advance.