Traveling to Anaheim and looking for some great things to do? Check out our list of the top things not to miss!
#1: Disneyland – The ‘Happiest Place on Earth!’. Experience a magical wonderland with Disney characters at Mickey’s Toontown, blast off with amazing rides at Adventureland, and live in real life your Disney stories at Fantasyland. Build and share memories that will last a lifetime.
#2: Disney's California Adventure– Experience Disney Characters like never before – Chat with Crush at Turtle Talk, Fly Away with the crew from Toy Story and experience what life could be as a bug from their perspective - all just a stone throws away from Disneyland.
#3: Universal Studios – A fun-filled, action-packed theme park full of rides and real-world movie experiences, including a special effects stage and studio movie tour.
#4: Raging Waters – Need to beat the heat? Head to Raging Waters to cool down from the many rides available at one of California’s best water parks.
#5: Flight Deck Air Combat Centre – Goose or Maverick? Find your inner Top Gun by piloting a jet flight simulator. Take-off from air hangers and land on air carriers, go air–to-air combat using guns and missiles, or try some aerial maneuvers.
#6: Six Flags Magic Mountain – Want a bit more excitement? Head over to Six Flags Magic Mountain for more extreme roller coaster and thrill rides. Fly like Batman or dare to ride on the wooden roller coaster. Not to worry, there are family and kid friendly rides too!
#7: Anaheim Museum – For something a bit more different, discover the chronological history of the City of Anaheim and surrounding areas dating back to prehistoric times leading up to the present, with amazing artifacts.
#8: Griffith Park Observatory – Another educational trip to the Griffith Park Observatory allows you stargaze on balconies or even on the roof, and if you look to the north while on the roof, you will see the famous Hollywood sign all lit up.
#9: Seal Beach – Just one of the great beaches among the 42 miles of coastline in Orange County. Take a stroll through this quaint 1920’s old-fashioned town, maybe spot some seals along the coastline or go back in time with burgers and shakes at the 1940’s-themed diner.
#10: Catalina Island – A great day excursion by boat to main town Avalon – a great mix of shops, restaurants and activities such as snorkeling, kayaking and a semi-submersible undersea tour. If you want to make it more than just a day trip there are some great accommodations on Catalina Island!
Couples Best Bets!
And for those who are just on their own as a couple, or when the parents can get a baby-sitter and venture out on their own, there is one great place you can’t miss - the Sunset Strip. Stroll the famous boulevard day or night and experience a vibrant mix of some eclectic people! Take in some laughs at the Comedy Store or the famous Laugh Factory, feel like a celebrity (or maybe spot one) at the Chateau Marmont or Sunset Tower Hotel and have a romantic dinner at the world-famous restaurant Spago. Or score at Lucky Strike Lanes - an adult take on a family friendly game. Play a few rounds of bowling, grab some great food and knock-down some cocktails.
Anaheim is filled with so many things to do! Take your time and stay a while! Find a great California vacation rental and begin mapping your top ten of Anaheim road trip today!