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 (previously Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau) has worked hand-in-hand with area hotels, attractions, transportation entities, restaurants, shops and entertainment companies to promote Anaheim and maintain its status as a leading destination for conventions, meetings and vacations. Since those early days, the organization has grown tremendously as Orange County’s main destination marketing organization.
Anaheim first became a meetings and conventions destination in 1967 with the construction of the iconic Anaheim Arena. Since then, the Anaheim Convention Center has gone through seven major expansion projects in addition to several cosmetic renovations.
Each expansion added another major exhibit hall and meeting space. New and upcoming additions include the recently unveiled 100,000-square-foot Grand Plaza, a uniquely Southern California outdoor space, adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center, plus the addition of 200,000 square feet of additional meeting space due to open in 2017.
Recently the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau has been transformed into 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.
The team at Visit Anaheim handles convention and meeting sales, marketing, public relations, social media outreach, destination promotions, travel trade, convention services, convention housing and partnership services and administration. These efforts help in realizing the multi-billion-dollar per year tourism industry of Anaheim and Orange County.
Popularly recognized as the “The OC,” Orange County is a world-famous visitor destination in the center of all the Southern California fun. Anaheim, the second largest city in “The OC,” is ideally located halfway 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 legendary, yet always new and changing, internationally famed 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 the perfect launch point for all your Southern California fun!
Entertainment: 5:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Silent Auction: 5:30 – 9:10 p.m.
Support for this industry is critical to Anaheim’s overall economy as Anaheim’s restaurant industry creates over 36,000 jobs in the City and generates over $900 million of economic activity in gross sales.