I recently chatted about places in Philadelphia where you can check out film sites, and as part of this travel series, I’m excited to share some places in Anaheim where you’re likely to see celebrities. I’ve actually never met a celebrity out on the street, but some friends have had celebrities walk into the stores where they work or have run into them on the street. So, here’s my guide to a few places near Anaheim where you can spot celebrities.
Anaheim Convention Center
The Anaheim Convention Center hosts a ton of events, many of which have celebrities in attendance. WonderCon, the Anaheim Comic Con, draws in many celebrities every year. This year, we’re looking at a panel about “Riverdale,” which will draw in our new favourite mysterious high schoolers to the event.
VidCon will also draw in some celebrity influencers and creators to talk about video production, influencer marketing, and more! There are plenty of IHG hotels near the Anaheim Convention Center, so it’s the perfect home base for all of your celebrity spotting adventures.
Anaheim Ducks Game
Celebrities are always hanging around sporting events, and an Anaheim Ducks game is no different. Milo Ventimiglia, from “This Is Us,” “Gilmore Girls,” and “Heroes,” is a known Anaheim Ducks fan, as he grew up in the area. It’s fun watching the celebrities at games on TV, and it would be even cooler to see them enjoying a game in person!
Celebrities are real people, too, which means many of them love amusement parks. Anaheim is known for being home to Disneyland, and this is a great destination to have some fun and stay on the lookout for celebrities at the same time.
Celebrities like Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, and Neil Patrick Harris are all known for loving Disneyland as much as us regular folks, so be on the lookout for them. John Stamos is also apparently a fan, which is amazing since one of my favourite “Full House” episodes is the one where they go to Disneyland and Michelle gets lost in the park.
Movie Stars’ Home Tours
Hollywood is relatively close to Anaheim, only an hour’s drive across Los Angeles. This is the perfect place to go celebrity spotting, as many live in the area. Movie Stars’ Home Tour leaves from Anaheim and takes you to areas which celebrities are known to live.
In Bel Air, on Rodeo Drive, and in several other areas, you could see the homes of Tom Cruise, Katy Perry, and Ellen Degeneres, among others. You can even add a hop-on, hop-off bus tour to the mix to see some of the other hotspots Hollywood has to offer, like the Hollywood Sign and Beverly Hills.
Orange County Restaurants
Anaheim is in Orange County, which you’ll know is full of affluent families if you’ve watched “The OC” or “Laguna Beach.” That means there are lots of amazing restaurants that draw celebrities to the area. Check out A Restaurant, owned by Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, or try Vietnamese Fusion in Costa Mesa at AnQi Gourmet Bistro by Crustacean.
Where are your top spots to find celebrities in your city?