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7 Unmissable Things To Do In Anaheim

Located just a short drive down the I-5 from Los Angeles, Anaheim is one of the most-visited cities in California due to the fact that it’s home to the famous Disneyland theme park. However, there are a lot of things to do in Anaheim that don’t include Mickey Mouse.

If you’re planning a trip to Southern California, you’ve likely already added Los Angeles and probably even San Diego to your list. 

We’re here to let you know that you absolutely have to stop off in Anaheim. Not convinced? Here are seven unmissable things to do in Anaheim that’ll make you book your stay now.

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1. Visit Disneyland

Whether Disneyland is the whole point of your trip to Anaheim or if it’s a mere afterthought after planning your entire itinerary, it’s absolutely worth the visit. There’s a reason it’s one of the most popular things to do in Anaheim.

This is one of America’s most-visited and most-loved theme parks, for adults and children alike. Simply walking around the streets of Downtown Disney might be enough for you, but you really should make a day out of exploring the entire theme park itself.

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2. Catch a Game at Angel Stadium

Angel Stadium is a pretty unique major league baseball stadium in that it’s the fourth oldest in the country. Whether you’re a fan of baseball or not, it’s worth a visit as it’s a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture.

The stadium itself is pretty Insta-worthy, and the fans that attend games truly make the experience one-of-a-kind. Make sure you order nachos, hot dogs, and beer to really round out the night.

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3. Eat Insta-Worthy Food at the Anaheim Packing District

The Anaheim Packing District is one of the trendiest areas in the city and the Food Hall is impressively diverse in its offerings. 

Here, you’ll be able to wine and dine yourself or whoever you’re travelling with. Grab drinks at one of the best bars in Anaheim, then walk around and order some of the most Insta-worthy, tasty food in SoCal.

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4. Tour the Anaheim Brewery

Fancy a little bit of adult fun while you’re galavanting your way through Southern California cities? Pencil in some time to kick back, relax, and learn about how Californians brew their beer.

The tasting room is open from 5 pm to 9 pm on most days, with extended hours on Sunday. You can enjoy the sunny SoCal sun outside in their beer gardens. You’ll get major German vibes but with all of the local charm.

5. Spend the Day at the Beach

You can’t visit Southern California and not check out the local beaches. It would be a travel crime.  Even though Anaheim itself isn’t a coastal city like Los Angeles or San Diego, you should consider renting a car and heading to the nearest beach. 

Depending on traffic, it should take you about 45 minutes to an hour to get to Huntington Beach, which is actually one of the nicest in Orange County.

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6. Fly at the Flightdeck Flight Simulator Centre

Looking for something fun to do in Anaheim that isn’t Disneyland? The Flightdeck Flight Simulator Centre is sure to get your heart racing.

Here you can experience the thrill of aerial manoeuvres as your simulator takes you up to over 600 knots. Don’t worry, before the simulation, they’ll provide you with a pretty realistic flight class and let you hop into your flight suit. You’ll look just like Goose.

7. Visit The Cube

Whether you’re into science or not, it’s hard to pass up the opportunity to visit a 10-story solar cube. The Discovery Cube is Orange County’s premier science museum, and one of the most fun things to do in Anaheim.

There are a lot of hands-on exhibits, which make it great if you love interactive activities. Aside from Disneyland, this is our top pick for those travelling with kids or hyperactive partners.

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Elizabeth Thorn

Elizabeth has lived and worked in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, all of which have contributed to her passion for travel writing. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring little hideouts in Colombia or watching photography tutorials on YouTube.

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