About Us

Visit Anaheim

The mission of Visit Anaheim is to develop, promote, market and sell Anaheim and Orange County as a premier visitor destination benefiting the economic vitality of our communities and the quality of life for our citizens. 

Since 1961 Visit Anaheim (formerly known as Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau) has worked hand-in-hand with area hotels, attractions, transportation entities, restaurants, shopping and entertainment companies to promote the Anaheim area as a leading destination for conventions, meetings and vacations. Since those early days, the organization has grown tremendously as Orange County’s major destination marketing organization.

Anaheim first became a meetings and conventions destination in 1967 with the construction of the iconic Anaheim Arena, which still stands on Katella Avenue. Since then, the Anaheim Convention Center has gone through six major expansion projects in addition to several cosmetic renovations to update the center. Each expansion added another major exhibit hall and meeting space. Most recently, Anaheim unveiled the 100,000-square-foot Grand Plaza, a uniquely Southern California outdoor space, adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center. This unique campus offers meeting planners the opportunity for large outdoor gatherings including alfresco dining, concerts, receptions, exhibitions, meetings and more.

Visit Anaheim expanded the corporate name in the early ‘90s from the Anaheim Area Visitor & Convention Bureau to the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau. Today, the organization is known as Visit Anaheim. The new name is a result of a strategic rebranding initiative designed to more closely mirror the growth and transformation of our organization, community and industry.

 Visit Anaheim's team handles convention and meeting sales, marketing, public relations, social media outreach, destination promotions, travel trade, convention services, convention housing and partnership services and administration. The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the activities and efforts of Visit Anaheim in representing the multi-billion-per-year tourism industry of Orange County.   

Anaheim & Orange County

Popularly recognized as the "OC," Orange County is a world-class visitor destination in the center of all the Southern California fun. Anaheim, the OC's second largest city, is located between Los Angeles and San Diego.

You'll find plenty of things to see and do: inviting beaches, unparalleled shopping and entertainment, trendy restaurants, sexy nightlife, championship golf, lively art districts, beautiful historic landmarks and the ultimate family attractions.

Warm sunshine, swaying palm trees and breathtaking ocean views create a relaxed lifestyle where shorts, sandals and sunglasses are always in season.

Covering 50 square miles, the City of Anaheim is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is home to more than 341,000 residents (one of California's most populous cities). This vibrant metropolis attracts approximately 20 million visitors (40 million in all of Orange County) each year.

Anaheim is centrally located in Orange County making it an excellent starting point for all your Southern California adventures!

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