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What to DO in Anaheim, CA?

Posted by on March 11, 2014

Anaheim, California has easily become one of my favorite cities within Orange County, and with Disneyland being at the centerfold of Anaheim, it has become a top tourist destination within the world.

Here’s a list of things to do in and around Anaheim, CA:

Medieval Times and Dinner ~Buena Park:

Medieval Times

Right next door to Anaheim is the city of Buena Park with a variety of activities for the entire family.  One such activity is spending an evening at Medieval Times and Dinner.  This one of a kind show takes you back to the Renaissance Days where Knights duke it out right in front of you.  Cheer on for your knight as you eat dinner while enjoying the show.

ADULT: $59.95 (+tax & processing fee)
CHILD 12 YEARS & UNDER: $36.95 (+tax & processing fee)
Lap children under the age of 3 are free.
Gratuities are not included.

Disneyland and Disneyland California Adventure:

The Magic of Disney comes alive in Anaheim, California.  Spend a day at Disneyland or Disneyland California Adventure.  Bring the magic to life and make it a lasting memory for the entire family.  Stop into both parks with a one day park hopper ticket or plan an entire vacation around this destination.

Disney's Paradise Pier

 

Paradise Pier at Disney’s California Adventure

Hop on your favorite rides, get pictures with your favorite Disney Characters or grab a bite to eat at one of the fabulous restaurants within the park.  There’s something for everyone.

1 Day 1 Ticket: Children: 3 to 9: 86 Dollars Ages 10 and up: 92 Dollars

1 Day Park Hopper Ticket: Chidlren: 3 to 9: 131 Dollars.  Ages 10 and up: 137 Dollars

Angels Stadium:

Are you one of those on the baseball stadium tour? Be sure to plan a visit to Anaheim, CA to check out the Angels Stadium.  You don’t want to miss the fireworks at the end of the game.  Enjoy a little bit of baseball in the outfield or stop inside one of the parks restaurants for a break from the sun.

Angels Stadium

Anaheim Gardenwalk:

A fan of shopping?  Be sure to spend an afternoon or evening at the Anaheim Gardenwalk.  This fun venue has a variety of shops and restaurants for you to partake in.  Often a very popular place to partake in after a long day at the Anaheim Convention Center, which just happens to be across the street.  Grab a meal at McCormick and Schmick’s, California Pizza Kitchen or Bubba Gump Shrimp Company and many more.

Taste-of-Anaheim-

Or spend an evening at the movies or out bowling.  The Gardenwalk has a bit of everything including their annual Taste of Anaheim where they bring in the top restaurants around the Anaheim area for a night of tastes and treats.  Taking place May 2014.

Knott’s Berry Farm:

Right next door in Buena Park is another fun amusement park at Knott’s Berry Farm.  The very first theme park in the nation.  Come on in and indulge with those fun loving Peanut Characters and get a taste of Mrs. Knott’s Chicken before the days end.

Knott's Berry Farm

And with spring right around the corner, the park will be blossoming beautifully just like this.

Tickets:

Regular: 62 Dollars at the Gate

Buy Online through April 15th with Knott’s Pink: 39 Dollars

Outlets at Orange

20 CITY BLVD W, ORANGE, CA

Close to the Anaheim Area is another fun shopping complex with the Outlets at Orange.  With some favorites including Dave and Buster’s, Vans Skate Park, Nordstrom Rack, Wet Seal, Victoria’s Secret, and Loft Outlet, it’s become the shopping destination of Orange County.  Spend an afternoon out here shopping your heart out.

Last Call Neiman Marcus

Catch a Show at the Honda Center:

Honda Center Circus

The Honda Center is a great concert and show venue within the Anaheim Area.  When traveling check in on the Honda Center to see if any shows will be happening while you’re in town.  From Circuses to Concerts to Monster Trucks they always have something going on.

Downtown Disney: 

And last but not least, spend sometime at Downtown Disney.  Whether you spend a little time dining at one of their restaurants: House of Blues, Catal Restaurant, Earl of Sandwich, ESPN Zone, Rainforest Cafe and more, or if you want to shop a little and find the perfect Disney souvenir to bring home with you, spend a few hours and enjoy the magic in front of you.

Have you been to Anaheim, CA? If so, what are your favorite things to do in the area?

2 Responses to What to DO in Anaheim, CA?

  1. Liz

    I do regret not being able to check out Downtown Disney when I was there, but Disneyland and CA Adventure were a lot of fun :).

    • Jamie

      aww bummer that you didn’t get to see a bit of Downtown Disney but so happy you were able to get to Disneyland and California Adventure… Hopefully you’ll be back again in the future for a longer stay.

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