AHCJ’s Health Data Journalism Workshop is right around the corner. We’re thrilled if you’ve chosen to join us this Thursday and/or Friday in Anaheim.
If you’re interested in sharing a ride or going to one of the theme parks together, please use the comment section below to share your information.
We’re looking forward to seeing you in Anaheim. When you’re not in sessions, here are some things to do, as suggested by our workshop hotel and from the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau.
You can find information on the hotel’s website about places to eat. The hotel recommends taking the Super Shuttle to/from the airport. Parking is $15 per night. And, if you bring the family or have some extra time before or after the workshop, we’ve arranged for discounted tickets to Disneyland.
If you haven’t signed up for the workshop but still want to attend, we will be accepting on-site registration for Friday’s sessions. Just print out the appropriate registration form, fill it out and bring it with you. The hands-on sessions scheduled for Thursday are full.
I am arriving at Long Beach Airport on Wednesday around 5:00. Would be interested in sharing a ride with someone to the hotel.
Also I plan to go to Disneyland on Saturday and it would be more fun to have company.
While I’m not going to be there, I can recommend heading down I-5 to San Juan Capistrano, about 30 miles south. If you’ve never visited a California mission, this spot really is special.
As for beach towns, Balboa Island is tacky fun. Walk the boardwalk and blanch at the home prices. Take the ferry over to Newport Beach proper, or just there and back. (Darned if I can recall the cost.)
If you’re a birder, bring along your binoculars. There’s a sanctuary with trails at Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve, off Jamboree, not far from the airport.
We always rent a car, as we fly in there to see our son in San Clemente. I’m clueless about public transit options.