We’re just a few days away from the first official day of autumn (Saturday, September 23), which ushers in a season of frightfully fun Halloween good times throughout Orange County. Luckily for Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground guests, they are central to all the whimsy, frights, and mayhem.
On Sunday, August 20, Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground once again participated in the yearly CHOC Walk in the Park, presented by Disneyland Resort. It was the first time since 2019 that the popular event returned as an in-park 5K to raise funds for Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), a pediatric healthcare system […]
A few of us here at Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground have family and personal connections to the beautiful island of Maui in Hawaii. We are heartbroken by the images of the wildfire devastation, resulting in what is now considered the deadliest wildfire in the US in over 100 years. This might seem […]
Prepare for spooktacular fun as the Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade are just around the corner! Mark your calendars for October 28, 2023, as the streets of downtown Anaheim come alive with autumnal enchantment and Halloween merriment. This year promises to be bigger and more bewitching than ever since this year marks the 100th anniversary of the Anaheim Fall Festival (1923), followed next year by the centennial of the Anaheim Halloween Parade (1924).
If your water desires lean towards a more natural retreat from the heat crafted by Mother Nature herself, you can’t beat Crystal Cove State Park, one of OC's most beautiful beach destinations.
We're hoping our guests here at Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground will join us in wishing our famous neighbor across the street a very happy 68th birthday on Monday, July 17.
As you can see above, even the vintage city mascot of Andy Anaheim was ready to herald the arrival of Disneyland, which opened on Sunday, July 17, 1955. The opening was broadcast across the nation on ABC, putting our mutual hometown of Anaheim in the spotlight to an estimated 90 million viewers in what was then the largest live television broadcast up to that time.
During this week of celebrating the Fourth of July, or any time of year you’re feeling patriotic or nostalgic for some American history, use Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground as your home base to take exciting walks with presidents and patriots at two Orange County destination gems: Knott's Independence Hall and the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
With July 4th Americana just around the corner, there's no better place to celebrate than charming Balboa Island in Newport Beach, using Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel as your home base (it’s just 19 miles away, about a 30-minute drive).
The “Mattercam” also allows for fun viewing of other visual highlights of the Disneyland Resort, such as Sleeping Beauty Castle, Space Mountain, Incredicoaster, Pixar Pal-A-Round, and more! You can view all the fun here: https://www.hojoanaheim.com/webcam/.