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Old 05-13-2010, 02:25 PM   #1
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Default OT - Things to do/see in Anaheim

Taking a mini vacation with the gf in Anaheim next month. Other than Disneyland (and Krispy Kreme) anyone have any recommendations of things we should see or do there? Any good places to shop for a new Broncos hat, or is it too deep in enemy territory? I still have my heart set on getting one of the AFL throwback hats.

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Taking a mini vacation with the gf in Anaheim next month. Other than Disneyland (and Krispy Kreme) anyone have any recommendations of things we should see or do there? Any good places to shop for a new Broncos hat, or is it too deep in enemy territory? I still have my heart set on getting one of the AFL throwback hats.

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Go grab a double double at In-N-Out. http://www.innout.com/

My guess is that you are better off ordering your Bronco gear Online.
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:33 PM   #3
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Check out South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.

Sports Chalet in this center carries pro sports gear. It carries the locals, but does patronize other teams.

Eat at In and Out burger for fast food, you can find these anywhere in Orange County.

Newport Beach is always a cool hangout........ And quite safe.

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We always make the drive down for Universal Studios. It's good for a pretty full day, with round-trip drive.
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Broncos Hooters on Katella, House of Blues if any shows are going on you want to see.

Garden walk it OK, Firefox club at night if your single.

PM me if you want to meet up and have a few beers.
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You might have missed the proshop clearance but look for that thread (i think there were 3 of them) through the search engine. As for Disneyland area, try catching an Angels game. I have season tickets if you want some cheaper than the box office (2nd row from field or view level for the cheapo in you). Garden Walk near Disneyland is a good place to look like a tourist and downtown Disney has ESPN zone and the concert hall that is named for the Blues but rarely plays it. If you are renting a car, hit up to Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park. Cheaper than Disneyland and more rollercoasters. If you can get to Costa Mesa near Newport Beach, get to Goat Hill Tavern and across the street is the Yardhouse which is spreading eastwards to Arizona and I believe Colorado. G.H.T. has about 300 beers on tap/bottles. Yardhouse has almost the same and great food. Go down to Laguna Beach from Newport and eat. If you need some Entertainment Book Coupons, let me know to make your stay much cheaper. Also, use priceline for hotels. Not sure if you are coming during football season but the Hooters near Anaheim Stadium is Broncos Headquarters. We have Honda Center too in Anaheim for concerts and sporting events ie. Anaheim Ducks.

EDIT: Adam suggested Firefox Grill if you are single. I know you arent but that place is great if you are cougar hunting.

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Go grab a double double at In-N-Out. http://www.innout.com/

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In n' Out Burger was cool until we got them here in Utah. I think there must be something about eating it in Southern California; because eating it here was a big disappointment.

Smash Burger, on the other hand - wow! It has to be the least healthy place at which I've ever eaten, but it's completely addictive.
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Like John said, New Port Beach and Laguna Beach. You'll have a really good time. And if you can go to Disneyland on a weekday instead of a weekend, you'll be a lot better off.
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Nice, thanks for the info everybody! Lol I was alread planning to hit up In and Out, they sound awesome.
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I would make a run up and down Pacific Coast Highway... basically between Laguna Beach and Long Beach. Lots of great little restaurants, shops and bars. Depends on what you are into. Myself, I really like the pier on Main st. in Huntington Beach. A great way to spend an afternoon and soak up the local culture. There are also some great restaurants on Main st. in Seal beach, as well. Laguna was mentioned above, and I second their recommendation. It's also hard to go wrong with the area around the Newport beach pier, as well.
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In n' Out Burger was cool until we got them here in Utah. I think there must be something about eating it in Southern California; because eating it here was a big disappointment.

Smash Burger, on the other hand - wow! It has to be the least healthy place at which I've ever eaten, but it's completely addictive.
This is a great analysis.

I remember when In and Out's moved up North(Northern Cal) and into Nevada. It's like you said, eating at these regions was not that same as eating them in So. Cal.

The So. Cal vibe can't be duplicated.

Fatburger is another awesome So. Ca burger place.

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As far as the City of Anaheim itself is concerned, about the only attraction is Disneyland.

The city has become just another seedy barrio.
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To bad Pink's isn't closer, but if you want some real Mexican food then you've to the right place.
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Taboo. 91 & Kraemer......Come find me across the street at The Press Box if you need more detailed directions.
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To bad Pink's isn't closer, but if you want some real Mexican food then you've to the right place.
Pinks is at Knotts Berry Farm. There is also some Chicago resturant famous for their hotdogs right down the street from Knotts. I think it is near Fat Burger.
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Might as well cruise on up to LA, aint much to do in Anaheim.
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yeah, because our list of things to do around OC is soooo boring. Look, he doesnt want to be mugged or shot. This is why the Canuck is coming to OC and not LA.
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Eat at Tommy's in Long Beach.

Also Orange County Swap meet (Fairview & Fair) is huge & lots of sports vendors. It's also very close to the Goathill tavern (almost within walking distance from the fair grounds.

Boogie board at Aliso Pier and check out the boardwalk area in Laguna Beach.

Or better yet skip it all and head over to Catalina Island (from Newport Beach) for a couple days. The GF will love that one.
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What's the place in Newport that has the bloody Mary bar in the morning?

From what I can remember we had a good time there it's in Newport.
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You could check out a venue called Chain Reaction for some good music. We used to play there until the drummer went crazy.

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Not to get too much off topic, but I've always found it interesting that when people go on vacation, or give suggestions about places to go in a city, it always revolves around food. I'm not saying that there is anything wrong with it, I guess I'm just not a foodie. I wouldn't drive a far distance for a burger, and I certainly wouldn't make it a point to go to In and Out. lol. When I go on vacation I don't make food the destination, I just eat as I go. To each his own I guess.

But back on topic, hit up the beach areas, you'll have a lot more fun, and you'll find some good places to eat too.
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Pinks is at Knotts Berry Farm. There is also some Chicago resturant famous for their hotdogs right down the street from Knotts. I think it is near Fat Burger.
Portillo's on La Palma. Good stuff.
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Speaking of the beach and food, hit up the 17th street deli in Newport.

Breakfast on the beach!
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Not to get too much off topic, but I've always found it interesting that when people go on vacation, or give suggestions about places to go in a city, it always revolves around food. I'm not saying that there is anything wrong with it, I guess I'm just not a foodie. I wouldn't drive a far distance for a burger, and I certainly wouldn't make it a point to go to In and Out. lol. When I go on vacation I don't make food the destination, I just eat as I go. To each his own I guess.

But back on topic, hit up the beach areas, you'll have a lot more fun, and you'll find some good places to eat too.
Haha yeah I was quite surprised when I realized one of my favourite things about coming to the States was how different the food (chain restaurants, and junk food in stores) was. I think it's because in general I eat fairly healthy, and very plain; so on vacation I don't feel guilty splurging (except that I usually end up feeling like **** after a couple of days, but totally worth it).

Breakfast in the States is the best, always somewhere to find pancakes. I'm not wild about biscuits and gravy though, still trying to understand that one.

I'll definitely make sure we get a couple beach trips in, I bet the "scenery" there is quite good
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yeah, because our list of things to do around OC is soooo boring. Look, he doesnt want to be mugged or shot. This is why the Canuck is coming to OC and not LA.
It isn't like Anaheim is that nice either. If you want a nicer part of Orange County, Mission Viejo is very nice. Anaheim is not that nice as I recall, other than to go into Disneyland or Angel Stadium, never seemed like a lot of reason to be there.

LA is huge, some parts are crap and some are very very nice.They all seem to border one another anyway.

My favorite places in the LA area, though some of these are further north and probably more Ventura, etc...I love Santa Barbara and if I had money I would live there forever. However there are nice beaches closer by too. I think as a kid we mostly went to Long Beach or Huntington Beach, but there are nicer ones. And Venice is kind of fun if I recall, but it's been a while since I was there. Personally prefer San Diego, but that's just me.

Hollywood is overrated and kind of dirty in most places, but if you like the cheesy old time hollywood thing it's fun to check out Grauman's Chinese theater and the walk of fame and the hand prints and all that. Paramount is a nice lot, but I don't know that it's open to the public. Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive is fun to window shop but hardly real economical for anyone in reality.

Theme Parks are everywhere: Disneyland of course, Knotts Berry Farm, Magic Mountain (pretty far out from where you will be though) and Raging Waters were my childhood favorites along with the beach. Oh and Universal Studios, but honestly that's really overrated and overpriced.
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