1 Day – Downtown Santa Ana

Calling all foodies!  ART Santa Ana Line features two stops in Downtown Santa Ana that take you into the heart of a culinary adventure.  Take ART Santa Ana Line to 4th & Spurgeon to the 4th Street Market (between Bush and Spurgeon on 4th), a one-of-a-kind culinary center and winner of “Best Patio in Orange County”. Enjoy a delicious array of flavors as you stroll through this indoor collection of artisan food stands. Be sure to try “Dos Chinos” Latin & Asian food where carne asada meets Vietnamese pho; “KTCHN DTSA” BBQ, “Mar” Latin & Asian seafood, and “Pig Pen Delicacy” American comfort food.  Enjoy craft beers and specialty cocktails at Recess.

Downtown Santa Ana restaurants include two excellent gastropubs:  Playground and Chapter One (Copper Door is a cool local bar next door). For health inspired fare go to The Gypsy Den (it has a Bohemian vibe) and Crave. Lola Gaspar features Spanish tapas, Eqeko serves Peruvian tapas, Mil Jugos offers classic Venezuelan cuisine, and Kutsi Cocina is an upscale Mexican eatery. Wursthaus is a modern beer hall featuring German and Belgium beers and gourmet sausages. Original Mike’s is a large, historic eatery and nightclub with a great burger menu and beers. Original Mike’s specialties include seared blackened Ahi tuna, Big Mike’s Special Cajun Pasta, grilled Filet Mignon and Carne Tampiquena.

ART Santa Ana Line also takes you to Bowers Museum where you can mix culture with cuisine at Bower’s Tangata Restaurant. Tangata’s Pacific Rim inspired lunch menu items include Yuzu Kosho Salmon, Thai Style BBQ Chicken, Korean Marinated Skirt Steak, and a Seared Tuna Tataki Sandwich. In addition to an array of delicious appetizers and main courses, Tangata offers a tantalizing selection of desserts and a sophisticated drink menu.

ART Santa Ana Line also takes you to Santa Ana MainPlace Mall where, in addition to great shopping, you can experience Wokcano Asian Fusion Restaurant & Lounge in a chic, relaxing atmosphere. Wokcano specialties include sushi, sashimi, dumplings, spicy garlic shrimp, Cantonese style lobster with ginger & scallions, Peking Duck wrap, and Crazy Sushi Roll with salmon, tuna, yellowtail, crabmeat, lettuce and Ponzu sauce.

Let ART take you to experience all of the fabulous flavors of Santa Ana – definitely a foodies paradise!  You can hop on ART Santa Ana Line at the Disneyland® Resort Transportation Center at stop number 19.

Dos Chinos at 4th Street Market

Dos Chinos at 4th Street Market

 

3 Days

Day 1 – Downtown Santa Ana – (see above)

Day 2 – Downtown Anaheim + Packing District + GardenWalk

Take ART Downtown Packing District Line to the Anaheim Packing District, a new downtown gathering place with 20+ artisan eateries.  Favorites include Black Sheep Grilled Cheese Bar, Umami Burger, Adya Fresh Indian Flavors, The Blind Rabbit (Speak Easy bar) and Anaheim Brewery. Many of the specialty food vendors serve breakfast in addition to lunch and dinner, bars are open until midnight, and live music is featured every weekend.

Stroll along Center Street Promenade with outdoor cafes, unique shops and eateries such as the Gypsy Den, plus the local Farmers Market on Thursdays. Good Food Hall features Healthy Junk, an award winning vegan restaurant with mouth-watering cuisine to fool any carnivore.

Good Food at CTR City

Good Food at CTR City

ART Downtown Packing District Line also takes you to the elegant, award-winning Anaheim White House Italian Restaurant serving gourmet pasta, seafood and meat dishes in a lovely 1909 landmark house.

You can hop on ART Downtown Packing District Line at the Disneyland® Resort Transportation Center at stop number 10.

Take ART Hotel Circle Clementine Line or ARTIC Sports Complex Line to Anaheim GardenWalk, an outdoor dining and entertainment center.  Popular restaurants include  Roy’s Hawaiian Asian fusion, Cheesecake Factory, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Fire + Ice Grill + Bar, P.F. Chang’s, McCormick & Schmick’s Grille, and California Pizza Kitchen. Kip Barry’s Cabaret features a café, magic show and gift shop. Soon to open is House of Blues and Rumba Room Live!

The Oyster Bar is set to open at ARTIC Anaheim Station underneath the station’s vibrantly illuminated roof with views of Honda Center and Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
The Oyster Bar is a new concept from dining entrepreneur Linh Nguyen, cofounder of Ritter’s Steam Kettle Cooking. The Oyster Bar will feature a “live action” raw bar with fresh seafood and oysters shucked right in front of you. Opening soon for lunch, dinner, afterhours tapas and drinks. Take ART ARTIC Sports Complex Line from Disneyland® Resort Transportation Center stop number 14 or 15.

Day 3 – South Coast Plaza

Combine your foodie passion with shopping!  40 distinctive eateries and over 250 stores make South Coast Plaza a world famous dining and shopping destination. Unique international restaurants abound at South Coast Plaza including AnQi by Crustacean, Din Tai Fung signature soup dumplings, Hamamori Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Marche Moderne French cuisine, Antonello Italian, Darya Persian Cuisine, Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine, plus local favorites Seasons 52 healthy cuisine, The Capital Grille, and Scott’s Seafood. You will be in food paradise!

South Coast Plaza

South Coast Plaza

You can hop on the Costa Mesa/South Coast Plaza Line at the Disneyland® Resort Transportation Center at stop number 19 at 10:35am and 11:55am.

5 Days

Day 1 – Downtown Santa Ana (see above)

Day 2 – Downtown Anaheim + Packing District + GardenWalk (see above)

Day 3 – South Coast Plaza (see above)

Day 4 – San Diego Old Town

 

While regional and Mexican specialties are not to be missed and present many cooking styles, visitors to Old Town have a wide choice of cuisines. The area has a history rich in diversity so you can also find early California fare along with Italian, Japanese, Creole, Peruvian, and some really great seafood.  There is something for every appetite and budget and every doorway leads to a delectable discovery.

Corn on the Cob at Rockin’ Baja Lobster Cantina

Corn on the Cob at Rockin’ Baja Lobster Cantina

Take ART ARTIC Sports Complex Line from Disneyland® Resort Transportation Center stop number 14 or 15 to Anaheim ARTIC Station. Take the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train to San Diego Old Town Station.

Day 5 – Los Angeles Olvera Street

Olvera Street is in the oldest part of Downtown Los Angeles and is part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. Many of the Plaza District’s Historic Buildings are on Olvera Street, including the Avila Adobe (1818), the Pelanconi House (1857), and the Sepulveda House (1887). The tree-shaded, pedestrian mall marketplace with craft shops, restaurants and roving troubadours is a popular tourist destination.

Olvera Street Market

Olvera Street Market

Take ART ARTIC Sports Complex Line from Disneyland® Resort Transportation Center stop number 14 or 15 to Anaheim ARTIC Station. Take the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train to Los Angeles Union Station.  You’ll find Olvera Street across the street.