Placentia California Travel and Tour Information - Southern California


Placentia is located 5 miles from Disneyland Resort and Downtown Disney (above) in Anaheim.


Placentia, "A Pleasant Place", has a small town warmth and a strong community spirit with numerous  parks and open space to a mostly residential area. Events such as the annual Heritage Festival and Street Faire showcase the city's assets. Located in northern Orange County near Fullerton, John Wayne Airport SNA is  15 miles away.  Los Angeles International Airport LAX is 40 miles distance,  Anaheim Convention Center - 5 miles, Anaheim Stadium - 3 miles, California State University/Fullerton - 1.5 miles  and Disneyland 5 miles.


Placentia began as a land grant comprised of Placentia, Anaheim, Fullerton, La Habra and Yorba Linda in 1837 when the Mexican Governor granted Rancho San Juan Cajon De Santa Ana to Juan Ontiveros. Daniel Kraemer purchased 3900 acres in 1865 and other settlers such as William McFadden acquired 100 additional acres. In 1876 the area was named "Placentia", derived from a Spanish word meaning "pleasant place to live".


Placentia persuaded the Santa Fe Railroad to re-route their track with a station built and packing houses  established for the town's growing citrus industry. A.S. Bradford laid out the main streets and, in his honor, Bradford Avenue retains his name today.


Incorporated in 1926, the area's mild climate was suited for citrus, walnuts, avocados and grape crops, making Placentia the center of Valencia orange growing and packing.


Today, Placentia is still a fast-growing community of 45,000 residents, with beautiful suburban homes, good schools, stately churches, and wholesome recreation.


Placentia has three nice hotel properties that allow you to enjoy the local tour attractions such as Disneyland, Anaheim Angels Stadium, Cal State University Fullerton and easy access to Amtrak train station.

Fairfield Inn By Marriott Placentia/Anaheim
710 West Kimberly Avenue
Placentia, CA 92670

Marriott's award winning economy hotel lodging chain features clean, convenient, quality accommodations and the peace of mind you get from Marriott consistency - all for a great value.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Placentia-Disneyland Pk Area
118 E. Orangethorpe Ave.
Placentia, CA 92870

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Placentia is centrally located in the heart of Orange County  just minutes away from the Disneyland Resort (Disneyland Park, Disney's California Adventure, and Downtown Disney), Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim.

Residence Inn By Marriott Placentia Fullerton
700 West Kimberly Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870

Residence Inn by Marriott is designed to make you feel at home for a day, a week, a month or more. Our suites give you fifty percent more space than most traditional hotel rooms. The Residence Inn Anaheim Placentia Fullerton is located in Orange Coun