Most travellers to Anaheim come for a Disneyland vacation. Indeed it’s the premier vacation destination in Southern California.

Even if your family is excited to spend a week at the park, you might want to get out and do more than experience thrilling rides and visit Mickey Mouse every day. After all, Anaheim has a lot to offer to their guests.

Here are some great Things To Do In Anaheim California aside from Disneyland that are fun, family friendly and nearby the well-known park. Here are the must-see’s in Anaheim:

Take In A Game At Angels Stadium

The well-known Anaheim Angels stadium is home to tons of games, concerts and events. Check out the calendar for your travel dates and see if your family can enjoy a game or potential concert event, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. Enjoy everything from fair-inspired foods, to healthier options as well. The stadium really is a foodies delight!

angels stadium anaheim

Visit Flightdeck Air Combat Center

 Perfect for the future aviator, this is a great way to test out your skills in the pilot chair. This is an especially great stop for tweens and teens, guaranteed they’ll be begging to stay. To seriously test your skills as a future pilot to just a fun way to spend the afternoon, this center is known for a great time and excellent service.

Fullerton Arboretum

Located next to the University of California, Fullerton Arboretum is a beautiful piece of a small community and it’s a free attraction that isn’t to be missed. Gorgeous flower beds, gardens and water features make this a great place for family portraits, a leisurely stroll, or a romantic evening out. For those with kids, it’s a great place for them to run their sillies out – and a peaceful refuge for a day surrounded by green space.


Adventure City

If you want a smaller and more intimate theme park feel, this is another great local park to visit. It’s fun for the kids and easier on the budget.

Brea Mall & Farmer’s Market

Brea is only a few miles away from Disneyland and a great place to go shopping, take in a movie, have a meal, or check out the weeknight farmer’s market with fresh foods and wares. It’s a great small town community feel, near the big city life.

Downtown Fullerton Art

 If arts and poetry are more your style, Fullerton is another local city of close proximity to Anaheim, which offers a great downtown area. Not only are there great small family owned and operated shops, restaurants and coffee houses – you’ll find a ton of opportunities to take in local artists, poets, musicians and more.

Anaheim Gardenwalk

 If you are looking for a fun place to shop, have dinner and and have an evening activity like bowling or watching a movie, this is the location closest to Disneyland. A great mall and entertainment center in Anaheim you don’t want to miss, it’s a nice option for those staying in Anaheim accommodations that need to shop for some essentials.

anaheim gardenwalk

Next time you plan a trip to Disneyland, why not stay and explore the local community, there’s plenty of things to do in Anaheim!

Within the county there are multiple great small towns that have fun things for the whole family, from food to activities and more.

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