Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
35 miles/40 minute drive to Angel Stadium
John Wayne Airport (SNA)
12 miles/15 minutes to Angel Stadium
WHERE TO STAY? Hotels Near Angel Stadium (all within 1.5 miles)
Residence Inn Anaheim
Embassy Suites Anaheim-Orange
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Anaheim Maingate/Angel Field
Doubletree Hotel Anaheim
Chaser budget traveler
Super 8 Motel Anaheim/Near Disneyland
WHERE TO PARK?
Angel Stadium is one of a handful of parks around Major League Baseball that offers a centralized lot for all fans. The parking lot opens 2 ½ hours before the first pitch and is located on 2000 Gene Autry Way. You can access the lot via Douglass Road, State College Boulevard, and Orangewood Avenue. Game day parking is an affordable $10 (cash only), one of the cheapest options around Major League Baseball.
Make note of where you parked in the Angels lot before walking into the ballpark. It is an easy rookie mistake to walk back to your car after the game and realize you have no idea where you parked.
WHERE TO EAT?
The Catch is hands down the place to go before an Angel’s game. Located across the street from Angel stadium, The Catch is best known for their amazing steaks and seafood. Keep in mind that The Catch is on the expensive side so check out JT Schmid’s Restaurant and Brewery and Taco Adobe for a more affordable option.
If looking for a quick meal, try In-N-Out Burger. The closest location from Angel Stadium is located on South Brookhurst Street, about a 10 minute drive. Believe it or not, In-N-Out actually uses fresh beef (not frozen patties), fresh potatoes peeled in front of you, and their shakes include real ice cream! Needless to say, you will not find a microwave, freezer or heat-lamp at In-N-Out Burger. Make sure to check out their secret menu before going.
Ballpark Chasers Favorite Bar- JT Schmid's
The Angels have partnered with Muscle Maker and Fresca’s to add to their concessions, offering such items as The Turkey Chili Bowl, The Angel Wrap, Muchos Nachos and Street Tacos. The Shock Top Brew Pub features a full-service bar, tri-level patio and a dining room with an aerial view of the field from the right field club level. The Corner Market is a healthier dining destination that features Jersey Mike’s Cold Subs, Muscle Maker Wraps, Asian Chicken Salad, and much more. Returning favorites to Angel Stadium include: Legends dog, Loaded helmet Nachos, Short Rib Grilled Cheese, Hand-pulled rotisserie chicken sandwich, and chocolate cake.
New food at Angel Stadium
Kung Pao Drumsticks: plump drumsticks with a hint of spice from arbol chilies and sambal.
Thai Sticky Ribs: served with a sweet and salty fish sauce along with an onion and cilantro salad.
Chicken Teriyaki Bowl: Steamed rice, broccoli and teriyaki sauce.
Big A Burger: If you miss trying In-N-Out, this is a delicious double cheeseburger knock-off. We love their soft potato bun and secret sauce.
Red Velvet Whoopie Pie: A fun take on the classic in bright red Angels colors with a creme cheese filling.
WHERE TO BUY TICKETS?
Angel Stadium is consistently in the top 10 in Major League Baseball attendance - with many games selling out. Because of this, we highly recommend to plan and purchase your tickets in advance through the Angels ticket office. Scalping tickets is more challenging at Angel Stadium since scalpers are required to stay outside of the main parking lot. If you need last minute tickets, look for the guys holding the signs “I Need Tickets” between Gene Autry Way and State College Blvd.
WHEN TO GO?
Ahh, beautiful southern California! Enjoy baseball all season long with wonderful temperatures and very little chance of rain. Ballpark Chasers recommend late May through July or whenever your hometown is still experiencing spring temperatures.
WHAT ELSE TO SEE?
Within minutes of Angel Stadium, Disneyland is a perfect way to spend a day or two in Anaheim. Despite the notion that Disneyland is only a place for children, we recommend it for all ages. To really appreciate Orange County, make a trip to Newport Beach. Only 20 minutes from Angel Stadium, Newport Beach is a gorgeous area to work on that tan and get some rest and relaxation.
Other than beaches and amusement parks, Anaheim doesn't offer much else to do. Remember that Los Angeles is just an hour away if looking to extend your trip.
BALLPARK CHASERS VACATION?
The California area is perfect for seeing more than one ballpark. Ballpark Chasers recommend combining your trip to Angel Stadium along with one or more of the five ballparks below.
Dodger Stadium – 31 miles/39 minutes
Petco Park- 94 miles/1.5 hours
Chase Field- 356 miles/5.2 hours
Oracle Park-409 miles/6.2 hours
Oakland Coliseum- 394 miles/6 hours
If you want to stay within the California area and see some exciting Minor League Baseball, check out the California League (Single A). Lake Elsinore Storm, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Bernardino Inland Empire 66ers and High Desert Yardbirds are all within a rental car drive away.
Last updated by Ballpark Chasers.