Fun things to do in Anaheim

  • California Adventure
    by Dymphna1
  • I got to drive at Automaina
    I got to drive at Automaina
    by Dymphna1
  • Strolers can be taken on the train & save your fee
    Strolers can be taken on the train &...
    by Dymphna1

Most Viewed Things to Do in Anaheim

  • Dymphna1's Profile Photo

    Parent swap

    by Dymphna1 Written Jan 4, 2014

    Many children are too small to make it through a ride. But this does not mean you have to stand in line twice in order to go on it. A parent swap can be done. Stand in line once, first parent goes on ride and then you are allowed to swap places and the second parent go on the ride.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Dymphna1's Profile Photo

    Breakfast with the Characters

    by Dymphna1 Written Jan 4, 2014

    Reservations at one of the many places for the characters is recommended. This is the easiest meal with children in a restaurant you will ever have. The children are not required to stay still the whole time. Movement is required for them. We did two different breakfasts, one at Surfs Up and the other at Aeriel's Grotto. There are different characters at the different restaurants. Aeriel's Grotto is dedicated to princesses. Where this was wonderful for my granddaughters, the grandsons were less interested.

    Surf's Up Aeriel's Grotto
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Theme Park Trips

    Was this review helpful?

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo

    Richard Nixon Library

    by Jim_Eliason Written Feb 7, 2013

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    A beautiful museum in Richard Nixon's hometown of Yorba Linda but with a definite interesting view of history. Although they acknowledge watergate, a lot of other uncomfortable facts about Nixon are whitewashed in this museum

    Richard Nixon Library Richard Nixon Library Richard Nixon Library Richard Nixon Library Richard Nixon Library
    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo

    Mission San Juan Capistrano

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jan 23, 2013

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This is one of the oldest the spanish missions in California. Maybe be a bit of a stretch to call this LA as it is in the southern portion of Orange County. Definitely worth a visit though. Admission is $5

    Mission San Juan Capistrano
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • marinarena's Profile Photo

    Make your way to Muzeo

    by marinarena Written Oct 16, 2011

    For day-tripping Anaheim, come to Muzeo, a fairly new museum. There have been diverse exhibitions here- ones dedicated to frogs, Napoleon, chocolate, blues music, Chicano (Mexican-American) art, snakes, Africa and Imperial Rome. Adult admission is $13 and kids' is $9, both of which are honestly on the high side considering the small size of the museum, however, I still recommend visiting. The price still beats the $80-$100+ for single Disneyland Resort admission any day! The museum is open during the latter part of the week, Wed-Sun, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

    Arrive conveniently at Muzeo via OCTA bus 47 (exit Anaheim Blvd and Broadway St).

    Muzeo, Anaheim, museum in Orange county, CA landscaped water display at Muzeo, Anaheim, CA outside Muzeo (museum), Anaheim, CA Muzo museum, Anaheim
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Museum Visits
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • marinarena's Profile Photo

    Discover downtown, away from Disneyland

    by marinarena Written Oct 16, 2011

    Get acquainted with the quaint, beautiful part of Anaheim- downtown. There is a charming rejuventation happening here and it's worth seeing. OK, no roller coasters, no Disney characters roaming about here, but one can catch the city's excellent, entertaining farmer's market with craft fair weekly, and many of the fun and cultural city's events in these parts, throughout the year. Featured downtown are Museo, a charming museum with a good mix of local and global flare, Anaheim Ice (ice rink), parades, great eateries and gorgeous architecture. Check out events happening downtown on the city website!

    downtown Anaheim, California streetlight, downtown Anaheim, California arsty bench, downtown Anaheim, California downtown Anaheim, California
    Related to:
    • Food and Dining
    • Budget Travel
    • Business Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • marinarena's Profile Photo

    Groove at the Grove

    by marinarena Updated Feb 1, 2011

    If in Anaheim, you may want to check out the schedule at The Grove of Anaheim (City National Grove) music nightclub. It shares the lot of Angels Stadium and the Anaheim Amtrak train station. Lots of rock/pop acts play there, local and national bands. You can easily get a bite to eat nearby (walking distance) to good local resturants like The Catch (seafood specialty), also fast food like Mc Donalds, Carl's Jr, a Mexican and Chinese fast food and Denny's (American diner. Also, there are a few hotels nearby.

    http://www.citynationalgroveofanaheim.com/directions/index.asp

    Grove of Anaheim concert venue, Anaheim City National Grove of Anaheim, CA
    Related to:
    • Singles
    • Theater Travel
    • Music

    Was this review helpful?

  • aimeewoods's Profile Photo

    Beachside parks for the little ones

    by aimeewoods Updated Aug 11, 2009

    Marina Park near Ventura Harbor. This park in the Ventura area is pretty neat. Not only can the kids see animals in the tide pools during low tide but there is also a medium-sized playground shaped like a pirate ship!

    Related to:
    • Beaches
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • marinarena's Profile Photo

    See the Ducks, Top Music Artists or the Circus

    by marinarena Written Jul 12, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The premiere North County entertainment venue is ... the Honda Center. Huh? Oh yes, yet another ca-ca- corporate name change of venue here. What genius! The arena is now formally the Pond (regrettably). It is not the best place for concerts, as far as nice views goes (try Greek Theater in Hollywood area). However, the top OC concerts are held here. All kinds of perofrmers come here to play. Some concerts that I've seen here include those of Gloria Estefan, Santana, Mana and Alejandro Sanz. In fact, top acts from Latino pop and rock come here and are met to record-high attendance (especially in the case of Mana). This is the home of the NHL Ducks (Not Mighty anymore much to my chagrin!) and has also hosted the NBA's Clippers a few years back.

    The arena interior is quite handsome. There are full amenities here. A few years I worked here temporarily and know firsthand that the staff is trained very professionally. However, I feel that it feels sometimes too stiff and strict of an environment for entertainment events. The arena is located in a nice area of Anaheim, very close to the city of Orange.

    A few more things:

    Most events are during the evenings.
    I recommend coming here about an hour early just show that you can settle
    Rules are particularly strict about no outside food and drink but be a clever rebel and sneak it in like me:-)
    The arena is less than half a mile away from the train station (right next to Angel Stadium). Catch a frequent OCTA 50 bus (about 30 min or less of wait time) runs by and is walking distance from the station. The bus ride is only 5 min , if that, to the arena.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Music

    Was this review helpful?

  • rmlopez74's Profile Photo

    Great Day Spa!

    by rmlopez74 Written May 16, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The place is Burke Williams Day Spa. Burke Williams is a full service, co-ed (as in they have facilities for both men and women) day spa that will definitely erase any travelling stress you may have accumulated on the way.

    The prices are a little on the high side, a full session (50 minute) massage will set you back $90, but it's worth it! The facilities are immaculate, the staff very friendly and attentive, and the therapists are top notch. With any treatment you get unlimited access to their spa for the day. There is a very large Jacuzzi, steam room, dry sauna, cold water deluge, showers, etc. I only have experience with the Mens side, but my wife tells me the Women's side is even better. Fresh fruit is everywhere, and the large glass water coolers are filled with ice cold water flavored with fresh cucumbers and oranges.

    I recommend the 50 minute Pure Relaxation Massage . Or the 50 minute Spa-Style Facial . Both are excellent. You might spend a little money, but you will have a great time!

    Front Entrance to Burke Williams Men's Jacuzzi
    Related to:
    • Spa and Resort
    • Luxury Travel
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

    Was this review helpful?

  • Shopping

    by fionnagray Written Jan 2, 2006

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Most hotels have a regular bus service that stops outside and can take you to the Anaheim shopping centres. So if you need a break from the hustle and bustle of Disneyland, it's fairly easy to get around.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Theme Park Trips

    Was this review helpful?

  • neopetsfan's Profile Photo

    Anaheim Marketplace. Orange...

    by neopetsfan Written Sep 12, 2002

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Anaheim Marketplace. Orange County's largest indoor swapmeet.
    SHOPPING, FOOD & FUN all under one roof at 30%-50% below retail prices. Souvenirs, athletic shoes, sportswear, music, sporting goods, t-shirts, hats, sunglasses, clothing, perfume, jewelry, electronics, nintendo, nail-salon, sportscards, collectibles, luggage, airbrush, custom embroidery, 1-hr-photo, gifts and much more.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Krystynn's Profile Photo

    SHOPPING!Remember to bring...

    by Krystynn Written Sep 12, 2002

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    SHOPPING!

    Remember to bring along an extra bag in cloth material (like what I always do). :-)) If you're coming from Europe or Asia, buy only the
    American brand products. They are really, really worth it (read: cheap).

    Brands like Clinique, Prescriptives, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Anne Klein, Donna Karan, Gap, Banana Republic, Anna Sui, Estee Lauder etc. are really good buys.

    And if you're really SERIOUS about coinciding your holiday with a MAJOR sale, I can't think of a better time than the FANTASTIC 4th of July sale - yes, nation-wide. And for those who absolutely MUST know how cheap American products really cost in the U.S.A., here's a rough guide. Let's take the brand Clinique as an example. Their LARGEST bottle of Clarifying Lotion cost only US$15.50 (excl. sales tax) in U.S.A. That same bottle costs:-

    (1) 450 French Francs in Paris/ Nice (France).

    (2) US$34 (S$58) in Singapore.

    O.K., I'm sure you're convinced now. :-)) Happy Shopping then.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo

    The Discovery Center

    by Jim_Eliason Written Feb 7, 2013

    This Science musuem in Anaheim is mostly orientated towards kids but has a few interesting exhibits that adults might enjoy also..

    The Discovery Center The Discovery Center The Discovery Center The Discovery Center
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo

    Muzeo

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jan 23, 2013

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Formerly known as the Anaheim museum, this museum houses temporary exhibits. It had an exhibit on Frogs when I was there.

    Muzeo Muzeo Muzeo Muzeo
    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

Anaheim Hotels

See all 109 Hotels in Anaheim

Latest Anaheim Hotel Reviews

Embassy Suites Hotel Anaheim-North Located near Disneyland Park
509 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 19, 2014
Sheraton Anaheim Hotel
870 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 16, 2014
Parkside Inn And Suites Maingate
210 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 12, 2014
Ramada Inn Maingate Saga Anaheim
1342 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 10, 2014
Anabella Hotel
2026 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 20, 2014
Carousel Inn And Suites
951 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 17, 2014
Anaheim Plaza Hotel & Suites
684 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 15, 2014
Disneyland Hotel
1077 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 19, 2014
Hotel Pepper Tree Kitchen Suites
614 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 19, 2014
Park Vue Inn
1672 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 16, 2014
Best Western Park Place Inn - Mini Suites
1215 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 20, 2014
Hilton Anaheim
1691 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 20, 2014
Peacock Suites Resort
554 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 16, 2014
Marriott Anaheim
956 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 18, 2014

Instant Answers: Anaheim

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

87 travelers online now

Comments

Anaheim Things to Do

Travel tips and advice posted by real travelers and Anaheim locals.
Map of Anaheim