Anaheim Life and Visitor Travel Tips

(Anaheim, California - CA, USA)

Lying to the southeast of Los Angeles, Anaheim is a fairly laid-back and easy to get to town with good travel options from Los Angeles and excellent public transport within the city.

Anaheim's hotels, restaurants and shops are first class and the glut of theme parks and entertainment options suitable for the whole family make it an ideal holiday destination.

Tourism and Tourist Information

For Anaheim travel-related information and tips on getting about the city, try visiting one of the many helpful tourist information and visitor centers, which can provide you with maps and leaflets on attractions and events within the city. Your hotel may also be able to help you with sightseeing and public transport information, while the Internet has masses of useful, easy-to-find information sites regarding Anaheim.

Anaheim / Orange County, California Convention and Visitors Bureau
Address: 800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California CA, 92802, USA


Over 300 languages are spoken throughout America, including more than 170 languages that are indigenous to the area. The most commonly spoken language in Anaheim is English and different nationalities are well represented in America. Many other languages are on offer in language schools around Anaheim and California.


For information on whether you will require a visa for travel to the USA, California and Anaheim, it is best to check with your nearest consulate or embassy for information specific to your country. There are several different visas available, with visitors to Anaheim usually needing a non-immigrant visa that permits temporary stay. Citizens from Visa Waiver Program countries are allowed to enter America without a visa, providing they can meet specified requirements. It is always sensible to apply for visas several weeks before traveling to Anaheim.


There are a number of categories of non-immigrant visas available for those intending to work in Anaheim, California and America temporarily. Working without a visa is against the law and there are penalties for those caught in breach of this. People intending to work in Anaheim need to apply for the relevant visa in their home country and may also require further documentation from their prospective American employer.


Many eateries in Anaheim now operate a strict 'no smoking' policy and the attitude of locals towards smoking in public places has changed dramatically in recent years. Smoking is now also no longer permitted on public transportation in Anaheim, including bus and train travel. Before smoking in public areas in Anaheim, check with those around you first.


Tipping is expected in Anaheim and in many cases required, unless the service has been particularly poor. Restaurants in Anaheim expect a tip of between 10 to 20 percent, as do taxi drivers. Bars in the city also appreciate tips and often leave a tips trays on the counter. Hotel staff in Anaheim, including luggage carriers and hotel porters, also expect a small tip, which can be as little as a dollar.