Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney

By now, many of you know that we are quite the Disney family and have read my tips on both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Well, there is more. Between both parks, connecting the various Disney resorts is a magical little place called Downtown Disney. The first thing that makes this place one a HotMama Picks is that it is free to get in. Something at Disney, free? Short answer, yes. Now, there are plenty of places to spend you money: restaurants, shops and bars, but if you want the…

Anaheim California

Anaheim California

As someone who travels often, I am constantly reminded how lucky I am to live in tourist destination. California in general contains some of the best beaches, urban centers, wineries and attractions, but Anaheim in particular is a hub for tourist activity. Home to the original Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, Anaheim has come a long way from its citrus farm past. There is never a dull moment in Anaheim, keeping our family’s weekend happily busy and entertaining. So, what’s going on in Anaheim, CA? Disneyland: It is no…

Anaheim Packing House

Anaheim Packing House

Originally built in 1919, the Anaheim Packing House played an important role during the Orange County agricultural years. This was where local citrus farmers would prepare and ship their goods. Restored to its former glory the Anaheim Packing House pays tribute to Orange County’s farming days by creating a public market space to bring the community together. When I planned to visit the Anaheim Packing House with my family, I just figured it was this new really cool eating venue with unique specialty merchants. I didn’t quite realize the historical…