I have been to Anaheim more times than I can count since my obsession with Disneyland began practically in the womb. For the sake of these travel guides I will be splitting off anything outside the Disneyland resort on this page, and everything within the resort you can find here.

This way if you are planning a trip at an off property hotel you can skip looking through all the resort stuff and just have a list of Anaheim favorites (hotels, eats, insight) to reference for your vacation 🙂

In terms of what to pack, Anaheim is a bit warmer than Los Angeles. November to February is my favorite time of year because you can wear jeans and a light sweater or sweatshirt. No matter what time of year it is I pack some mouse ears, denim shorts, sunscreen, a packable hair brush, comfy walking shoes (important!), and a small cross body bag or fanny pack. If I’m in town for a project I pack a small but efficient backpack for my photography equipment. If it does rain, a light rain shell always comes in handy!

For kiddos similar rules apply, I love this diaper bag if your little one still needs changing and these make great little starter backpacks for your kiddo to tow their own things!

Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

Anaheim Majestic is one of my favorite “off property” choices for a place to stay in Anaheim! You can read a comprehensive review of the hotel in this post and see some of the property in the video above but overall I love the free shuttle, clean grounds, large rooms, and fun theming! The rooms are always priced reasonably.

Red Lion Anaheim

I stayed at the Red Lion with my brother and his family in 2016 and I would recommend it as a solid choice for an inexpensive stay. Now, keep in mind that when I say solid I mean that the rooms are very clean and it’s a pleasant spot for the most basic visit. Bells and whistles are to a minimum and I would compare it to an upgraded motel where hallways are indoors. With all that said, the pool is lovely and makes for a very affordable option for families.

In terms of proximity to the park, this hotel sits semi-far away so I will share a little hack I figured out during my stay! The Toy Story parking lot sit’s *just* across the street. So instead of making the long walk into the resort or using the ART shuttle, just walk to the parking lot and take the complimentary Disneyland shuttle.