Top 10 Things to Do in Anaheim Besides Disneyland

Top 10 Things to Do in Anaheim Besides Disneyland - Twelve Springs Vacation Homes

If Anaheim is your destination for your next family vacation, you may be wondering what else there is to do besides Disneyland.

Actually, there’s plenty!

Here is a list of 10 different kid-friendly, family-friendly places in Anaheim to fill up your time spent outside of Disneyland.


1| The Packing District

The recent renovation of Anaheim’s downtown historic district has created distinctive things to do to make your vacation memorable. The Packing District and Packing House are part of this renovation, as they were once the site for packing and shipping oranges. They now boast unique artisanal eateries perfect for sampling the local flavor. If you’re there on a Sunday, the Farmer’s Market is something you don’t want to miss!

2| Center Street Promenade

Located in the heart of downtown Anaheim, Center Street Promenade offers boutique shops and restaurants. Enjoy a vegan lunch at the Gypsy Den, Mexican fare at Cervantes, or sample gourmet cheeses at the Cheese Shop. Take a yoga class at The Yoga Mat or walk over to Muzeo and tour their current art exhibit. There’s also a fresh Farmer’s Market every Thursday. Check their seasonal events for wine tastings, art walks, and parades prior to your visit.

3| The Rinks Anaheim Ice

Conveniently located across the street from Center Street Promenade is Anaheim Ice, the official training facility of the Anaheim Ducks. With daily public skating sessions it’s a nice way to cool off from the southern California sun.

4| Adventure City

For families with young kids Adventure City is a miniature city that offers a petting zoo, family roller coasters, a balloon ride, carousel, mini ferris wheel, an arcade, rock climbing wall, children’s theatre, party tree house, train rides, and a Thomas and Friends play area. It has 4.5 stars and both Yelp and TripAdvisor. The littles will love it and so will your budget.

5| Medieval Times

Step back in time by attending a live jousting tournament featuring horsemanship, falconry, and chivalry – all while enjoying a delicious four-course meal medieval style.

6| Camelot Golfland

Another entertaining medieval castle in Anaheim is Camelot Golfland. There’s plenty to do here, whether it’s bumper boats, laser tag, 4 different miniature golf courses, the arcade, or their new fastcar raceway. Plus, it’s open 365 days a year! Read what others have to say on Yelp and TripAdvisor.


7| Knott’s Berry Farm and Soak City

What started out as a Chicken Dinner Restaurant on the Knott’s family berry farm has developed over the past century to become a modern day amusement park with thrilling roller coasters, children’s rides, and a waterpark. The entire family could easily spend a day of fun at Knott’s Berry Farm. If you’re visiting Anaheim during the summer, be sure to check out Knott’s Soak City as well!

8| Angel Stadium

At the home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, you can catch a professional baseball game or take a tour of the stadium.

9| Honda Center

This indoor arena hosts numerous sporting events such as hockey, football, and basketball, along with music concerts and theatrical events (like Disney on Ice). Not only so, but the Honda Center is also the home of the Anaheim Ducks hockey team and the Los Angeles Kiss football team.

10| Anaheim GardenWalk

The Anaheim GardenWalk is a prime location for shopping and dining with a vibrant nightlife. It’s also the perfect place to fit in a game of bowling or let the kids get their energy out at Billy Beez.


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Author: Andrea

Originally from Oklahoma, Andrea has traveled to 30 countries on 4 different continents and is now, along with her husband and daughter, happy to call the OC her home. Together they enjoy being outdoors, exploring new local places, and finding fun things to do as a family in Orange County.