Anaheim is notably known for Disney Land, Disney’s Adventure Park, and Knott’s Berry Farm. However, the Anaheim Convention Center will also be hosting a variety of events in November. BlizzCon, the Society of Women Engineers, CyberCon, and DesignerCon are only to mention some of the top events for the month. BlizzCon, a gathering of what yearly attendees call “an epic family reunion,” will be a 2-day event from November 1st to the 2nd. The Society of Women Engineers will be hosting a conference and job fair during their event that begins on November 4th through the 9th. Then, on November 19th through the 21st, CyberCon will take place. It is then followed by DesignerCon’s 3-day event from the 22nd to the 24th. With a jam-packed schedule for November, there is something for everyone at the Anaheim Convention Center. Today, we have compiled a quick guide to help you plan your visit to the Anaheim Convention Center for your event.
If you are coming from out of town, then John Wayne Airport (SNA) would be the closest airport to the convention center. From there, you can either choose to get a rental or use public transit. Getting a rental car would be more convenient and flexible in terms of getting around. However, rentals can sometimes cost a lot of money. So if you decide to opt-out in getting a rental, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) will be able to get you to and around the Anaheim area, including the convention center.
Where to Stay
So, by now, you are probably looking for hotels in Anaheim. The Anaheim Convention Center is in close proximity to Disney. With that said, you can expect pricing for accommodations near that area will be hefty. Not to mention, overwhelmingly crowded, especially during summer and fall. So instead, why not book a hotel a little further away? The Hyatt House Cypress/Anaheim is a great option. If not for pricing, but for convenience and comfort as well. There is a bus stop nearby that can get you to the convention center, so you won’t have to worry about transportation staying there. Also, it is pet-friendly, has a pool (heated), has free WIFI, and free breakfast. The free daily breakfast is a great way to start the day before heading out to your event at the convention center. Which brings us to ….
Okay, so you are stuffed from eating breakfast, but what about later at the convention center? What if you get hungry? There are a variety of food options within walking distance from the convention center. When I talk about walking distance, I mean no further than a 10-minute walk away. There’s a Starbucks, Sbarro, Baja Fresh, and a restaurant called Mix in close vicinity to each other by the convention center. A little further away, you have upscale dining at Morton’s The Steakhouse. If you don’t mind taking the bus to Katella Avenue, there is a Subway, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., P.F. Chang’s, Roy’s, and The Cheesecake Factory all on that street.
If your event at the convention center has you energized to visit other attractions in the area, then there is no shortage of that either. As mentioned, Disney is super close to the convention center. That, in itself, will entertain you for at least two full days. Other amusement parks that are a bus or two rides away are Knott’s Berry Farm and Adventure City.
Whether you have decided on renting a car or taking mass transit, there is plenty to see, eat, and do around Anaheim Convention Center. So what are you waiting for? Grab this guide and start planning your trip to attend an event at the convention center in November.