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Southern California

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While enjoying your stay at the Disneyland Resort, take some time to explore some of the Golden State’s most celebrated sightseeing destinations.

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Shopping

A treasure-trove of brand-name luxury and style is available at retail locations throughout Southern California. Upscale shopping destinations include:

  • Anaheim GardenWalk – 1.1 miles from the Disneyland Resort
    Check out The Shops at Anaheim GardenWalk, Orange County's newest upscale locale for outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment. Shop till you drop at over 55 stores, feast at savory restaurant favorites and take advantage of an abundance of entertainment options.
  • South Coast Plaza – 13 miles from the Disneyland Resort
    Visit one of the nation's most luxurious shopping destinations, with an unparalleled collection of 280 boutique and department stores including many exclusive to California.
  • Fashion Island (Newport Center, Newport Beach) – 19 miles from the Disneyland Resort
    Enjoy an outdoor shopping experience that is spacious, upscale and truly unique at this coastal destination boasting 200 stores, 40 restaurants and decorative fountains.
  • Beverly Center – Located 35 miles from the Disneyland Resort
    Explore 160 distinctive specialty boutiques and restaurants reflecting the diverse styles and tastes of Los Angeles at this hotspot located between Beverly Hills and Hollywood.
  • Carlsbad Company Stores – 63 miles from the Disneyland Resort
    Save up to 70% off everyday prices on designer fashions, home furnishings, footwear, jewelry, toys and accessories while you shop among spectacular fountains and gorgeous palm trees.

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Southern California Beaches

Sunbathe, swim or simply relax along picturesque beaches, where soft golden sands and gentle warm breezes surround you at every turn. Find fun in the sun at these Southern Californian hotspots:

  • Huntington Beach – 19 miles from the Disneyland Resort
    Visit "Surf City" for nearly 9 miles of uninterrupted beachfront, brilliant sunsets and one of California's finest piers.
  • Newport Beach – 18 miles from the Disneyland Resort
    Explore a wealth of seaside possibilities in a pristine setting that caters to beachgoers and sightseers alike.
  • Laguna Beach – 24 miles from the Disneyland Resort
    Experience an ideal blend of local culture, sophisticated amenities and upscale dining and shopping in this quaint coastal town.
  • Santa Monica – Located 45 miles from the Disneyland Resort
    Discover 3.5 miles of sun-washed sand seen in countless movies and TV shows. Enjoy a stroll along Ocean Front Walk, past the children's playground, volleyball courts, International Chess Park and world-famous Muscle Beach.

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Theme Parks

Learn how movies are made, discover life under the sea and embark on a safari adventure at select theme parks in California. Family fun and thrilling adventures await you at these popular vacation destinations:

  • Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park – 7 miles from the Disneyland Resort
    With over 165 rides, shows and attractions, Knott's Berry Farm is the place to go for everyone. Experience world-class thrills on Silver Bullet, the park's first-ever suspended coaster, or Sierra Sidewinder, a spinning coaster that offers panoramic views.
  • LEGOLAND California – 65 miles from the Disneyland Resort
    At LEGOLAND California, everyone is a hero on more than 50 rides, shows and attractions. And right next door, the new SEA LIFE Aquarium puts families in touch with the aquatic world in a truly memorable way.
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park – 84 miles from the Disneyland Resort
    The world-famous San Diego Zoo Safari Park immerses you in a hands-on safari experience where herds of animals roam natural habitats in a vast reserve. Explore walking trails that reveal unexpected sights of lions lounging and antelope and giraffes mixing and mingling.
  • SeaWorld Adventure Park – 90 miles from the Disneyland Resort
    Celebrate the wonders of the sea at SeaWorld San Diego. Experience Shamu's show, Believe, plus thrilling rides and amazing animals. Get up-close to dolphins, sharks, beluga whales, penguins and polar bears.
  • San Diego Zoo – 94 miles from the Disneyland Resort
    The world-famous San Diego Zoo is at the heart of the San Diego experience. Winding paths through a tropical oasis lead you to more than 4,000 rare and fascinating animals. Discover the wonders of wildlife with animal encounters and exciting shows.

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Hollywood

Explore the legendary entertainment capital of the world, home to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Griffith Park and the TCL Chinese Theatre. Located 32 miles north of the Disneyland Resort, Hollywood features an almost endless array of premier shopping, dining and nightlife, in addition to famous historic sites, including:

  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
    Since 1958, tourists have flocked to this landmark along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street to admire beloved luminaries of movies, television, music, radio and theatre immortalized with a star on the sidewalk.
  • Hollywood Sign
    Snap a picture of this iconic 50-foot high signpost overlooking Hollywood, or make your way up to Griffith Park Observatory for a closer look—and a sweeping view of the city.
  • TCL Chinese Theatre
    Stand in the footprints of the stars both past and present at the forecourt of this historic, Asian-inspired movie house, originally built in 1927. Still a hotbed for blockbuster movie premieres, the theatre is adjacent to the sprawling Hollywood & Highland shopping complex.
  • Griffith Park
    Whether you’re riding the famous merry-go-round (an inspiration to Walt Disney in creating Disneyland Park), spending time amid the trains at Travel Town or visiting the L.A. Zoo, this “Central Park of Los Angeles” is sure to delight the entire family.
  • Hollywood Bowl
    Set against the Hollywood Hills, the largest natural amphitheater in the United States is also one of the most famous, having hosted some of the greatest musical acts in history. Originally built in 1922, the venue is known for its striking half-dome band shell.

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Southern California Golf

Rolling greens, spacious fairways and strategic bunkers invite you to test your skills amid the majestic beauty of California. Experience an outstanding round of golf at these award-winning courses:

  • Coyote Hills Golf Course – 7 miles from the Disneyland Resort
    Spend a day at the championship course that has the distinction of being Southern California's only recipient of Golf Digest's Top Service Award.
  • Black Gold Golf Course – 10 miles from the Disneyland Resort
    Try this "Best in Class" public-only golf facility offering dramatic vistas, outstanding service and impeccable conditions.

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San Diego

Embark on a scenic drive south and explore San Diego's sun-drenched beaches and historic Gaslamp Quarter. Located approximately 95 miles from the Disneyland Resort, popular destinations in San Diego include:

  • Gaslamp Quarter
    Boasting more than 100 restaurants, shops, nightclubs and bars amid 16 blocks of timeless Victorian-era architecture, the Gaslamp District is the premier entertainment destination in San Diego.
  • Balboa Park
    Located minutes from the downtown area, Balboa Park invites you to explore over 25 museums and performing arts centers, picturesque gardens and the famous San Diego Zoo, amid a charming Spanish Colonial setting. 
  • Mission Beach
    Featuring a lively boardwalk and a giant, old-school-style rollercoaster reminiscent of Coney Island, this stunning beach is home to over 2 miles of sand and surf, perfect for sunbathing, swimming or simply people-watching.

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