Fun things to do in Anaheim
First up, let’s look at some of the most fun things you can get up to in Anaheim. These ideas are ideal if you’re looking to hang out with your friends or family while making some fantastic memories for life.
Kidtastic Bubbles foam party
When the summer sun is shining, the best way to make the most of it is with a Kidtastic Bubbles foam party! Perfect for birthday parties, end of semester celebrations, or simply allowing your little ones to blow off some steam on a hot day, a foam party for kids will provide you with hours of fun. Anyone can take part, and all you need to do is book your event for a date and time that suits you. We’ll bring everything to your home or venue, set up, and make sure everyone has the time of their lives. Then, after the foam party, the bubbles will disappear in just a couple of hours and it’ll be like nothing ever happened (although the memories will last forever).
Click here to book a Kidtastic Bubbles foam party today!
You know what they say: the best things come in small packages, and that’s certainly true of the Adventure City family amusement park. With exciting attractions, games, food, and treats, it’ll offer the ideal day out for you and your family. There’s the Freeway Coaster and Rewind Racers for the adrenaline junkies among your party, live performances at Stage 39 that your kids will talk about long after they get home, and a petting farm that will ensure your little ones have the best day possible. It’s not to be missed!
You can visit Adventure City’s website to book your tickets today.
If you’re looking for an indoor activity that will give you a little break from the Californian sun, look no further than The Rinks. Here, your entire family can rent professionally maintained hockey or figure skates before taking to the centre’s NHL and Olympic sized rinks. It may take you some time to find your feet but, before long, you’ll be flying around, having the best time possible. It really does offer a new and exciting experience that everyone will remember.
Check out public skating at Anaheim ICE to learn more and book your slot now!
Disney California Adventure Park
Of course, no list of fun things to do in Anaheim would be complete without a mention of Disney California Adventure Park. Here, your kids’ favourite Disney, Pixar, and super hero stories will come alive. There are so many attractions, treats, and activities that are sure to keep your whole family entertained, too. Whether your little ones are obsessed with Cars, Star Wars, the Avengers, or the classic Disney films we all know and love, they’re sure to have the time of their lives. And, if one day isn’t enough, there are some incredible themed hotels onsite where a magical overnight stay is guaranteed.
To learn more about what Disney California Adventure Park has to offer and book your tickets, visit the Disneyland Resort website today.
Round1 Santa Ana
If you’re looking for somewhere you can spend hours of fun all under one roof, Round1 Santa Ana is just the place for you! With a bowling alley, an arcade, karaoke, billiards, and more, there are so many activities you and your family can enjoy. And, it’s an especially great venue to check out if you and your children have a particularly competitive streak, as you’ll have multiple opportunities to see who comes out on top. Plus, they serve family favorites like pizza, nachos, chicken wings, burgers, and desserts, which you’re sure to love!
Things to do in Anaheim for free
Life can get expensive, and we know there will be days when you and your family want to make some great memories but you don’t have a huge budget to work with. The good news is that there are lots of great things you can do in Anaheim completely free of charge! Here’s where you need to go.
Feel like you need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life? Fullerton Arboretum offers the perfect oasis where you can feel close to nature, relax, and learn more about the importance of living more sustainability. The 26-acre botanical garden has been around since 1970 and its main purpose is to support the academic mission of California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) with a world class living and historical collection. But it’s also open to the public and you can explore everything it has to offer free of charge.
To plan your visit, check out the Fullerton Arboretum website today.
Anaheim Packing District
The Anaheim Packing District is the perfect place to spend a chilled and affordable day out with your friends and family. It’s home to four historic landmarks, the two-acre Farmers Park, and the Anaheim Packing House, which is a historical citrus packing warehouse that’s been transformed into a great American market hall. While there are shops and restaurants you can visit, if you’re on a tight budget, you can also have a wonderful time walking around the venue and checking out some of the sights. There’s also often live entertainment to be found there, free of charge.
Check out the Anaheim Packing District website to learn more about what you can find there and how you’ll be able to fill your time when you visit.
Little Tokyo is another great attraction that you can pay a visit to free of charge. While it’s most famous for the array of Japanese restaurants that it’s home to, it’s also a lot of fun to walk around. There’s some incredible traditional architecture and decor to admire, and there are lots of lovely little boutiques that provide the perfect opportunity to window shop. The area has a fantastic atmosphere, too, and the aromas of Japanese food will make you feel like you’re truly in Japan without ever having to leave California!
Orange County Great Park
Covering 1,300 acres — with 200 currently developed — Orange County Great Park is the ideal place to spend a sunny day with your friends or family. It has been carefully designed to pay tribute to the military history of the air base that previously sat on the site, while also offering some fantastic experiences for new generations to enjoy. You can explore most of the park free of charge but, if you do have some money to spend, it’s well worth taking a ride on the Great Park Balloon, which will give you a bird’s eye view of the area as you rise 400 ft above the park on a tethered balloon ride. There’s also a carousel, a kids’ rock playground, a walkable historical timeline, and an amphitheater. You certainly won’t be short of things to see and do!
You can visit the Destination Irvine website to learn lots more about Orange County Great Park and the attractions you’ll find there.
Anaheim Coves is a 26-acre nature park that was completed in June 2019. Built in cooperation with the Orange County Water District, Orange County Flood Control District, and Southern California Edison, it provides two and a half miles of accessible muti-trail systems, educational amenities, exercise zones, native wildlife habitats, and a nature play area for little ones. Plus, your kids can enjoy an archeological dig and zipline. It’s made the perfect addition to the area, and it’s a wonderful place to spend some quality time with your loved ones and get some fresh air.
You can learn more about Anaheim Coves and plan your trip there using the City of Anaheim website.
Things to do in Anaheim with kids
We know you’ll really want to make the most of the time you spend with your kids by filling your days with trips and activities to remember. Luckily, Anaheim boasts a fantastic array of attractions both you and your little ones will love. There's something for all ages, too! So, whether you have a toddler, your children are a little older, or you have a larger family so need to cater to a wide range of ages, we’ve got you covered. Here’s how we would recommend you spend your next family day out.
Seascape is an award-winning indoor play space where your kids can play, tumble, and blow off a lot of steam. The three-storey soft play arena boasts lots of exciting slides, ball pools, and even 13 foam ball air guns, which will provide your children and their friends with hours of fun. If you have a special occasion coming up and are looking for a great way to celebrate, you can book a kids’ party at Seascape, which will provide you with private access to a themed party dining room of your choice, as well as full use of the play area. Or, if you’re simply planning a day out with your family, you can take advantage of the venue’s open play sessions, where everyone is welcome!
Discovery Cube is the ideal place to take your kids when you want to provide them with a day of never-ending fun, as well as the opportunity to learn a lot about the world around them. It’s an incredible science museum that aims to inspire and educate younger generations through immersive and interactive science experiments. It’s also a huge force for good and is the perfect place to spend a day, especially during a school break when your kids might be missing being able to exercise their minds in class. There are lots of hands-on exhibits you and your kids will love exploring, and we’re sure your little ones won’t be able to stop talking about their science adventures, even long after you’ve all returned home.
Knott's Berry Farm
Also known as “California’s Original Amusement Park'', Knott’s Berry Farm has been a cornerstone of Anaheim’s attraction scene since the 1920s. There, you and your kids will be able to explore four themed areas, all of which have been inspired by California’s history and culture. You can jump between enjoying Old West adventures in the 1800s-inspired Ghost Town and learning more about California’s Hispanic roots from Fiesta Village. Plus, there are some incredible roller coasters to ride, delicious food to eat, and even an impressive waterpark to splash around in. And, if you’re not sure one day will provide you with enough time to squeeze in all of the fun you could possibly have with your kids at Knott’s Berry Farm, there’s a hotel onsite where you can stay to carry on the excitement for longer!
To book your tickets and learn more, visit the Knott’s Berry Farm website today, where you’ll find all the information you need to plan the best day out.
Great Wolf Lodge Water Park
Great Wolf Lodge is home to a very impressive indoor water park that’s guaranteed to excite both you and your children. Covering 105,000 sq ft, it has 14 slides, four heated pools, and more, so your whole family can swim, splash, and make some lasting memories. There’s even a lazy river where you can sit back on an inflatable ring, relax, and watch your kids having the time of their lives. There’s something for everyone, too, as there’s a playground designed for particularly young children, as well as adrenaline-boosting attractions you and your older kids won’t be able to get enough of. It’s the perfect place to spend a day out of the sun!
Love the sound of Great Wolf Lodge Water Park? Visit the resort’s website to book a day pass now.
K1 Speed Indoor Karting
If your kids are slightly older (they’ll need to be at least 4ft tall to take part), you need to head straight to K1 Speed Indoor Karting. Although you won’t be able to compete in the same races alongside them, it’s the perfect place for you all to blow off some steam and enjoy some healthy competition. If it’s your first visit, you’ll all receive a mandatory briefing session, so you understand the necessary rules and know exactly how to keep yourself and your fellow drivers safe. Then, you’ll be free to explore the course, racing other drivers of a similar age and competing for the fastest lap. We guarantee you’ll have the best time there.
If you’re ready to race, don’t hesitate to visit the K1 Speed Indoor Karting website where you’ll be able to book your first drive.
Things to do in Anaheim for adults
If you’re visiting Anaheim with a group of friends, or you simply have a free night without your kids, you might be looking for some adult-friendly activities you can enjoy. The good news is there’s lots you can get up to, and you’re sure to make some fantastic memories you’ll cherish. Here are some of the very best things to do in Anaheim for adults.
Anaheim Packing House
If you couldn’t possibly think of anything better than enjoying a tasty meal with some excellent drinks, Anaheim Packing House is the place to be. The gourmet food hall sits alongside a farmer’s market, shopping center, and more to make up the Anaheim Packing District, where you can spend a whole day wandering, eating, and window shopping. It’s the perfect place for food fanatics because it truly does offer almost any kind of cuisine, and each dish is expertly prepared. There are indoor and outdoor dining options — plus, if you haven’t quite had your fill when it’s time to leave, you can even take some food home with you!
To learn more about the Anaheim Packing House and plan your trip, visit the Anaheim Packing District website today.
Another classic spot for a day out with your friends or even a casual date night is the Anaheim GardenWalk. It’s been expertly designed to offer the perfect blend of dining, nightlife, shopping, and entertainment in one location. You can hit the shops and grab a beautiful meal after if you’re looking to enjoy a chill day out or, if you really want to let your hair down, there are two dance clubs and even a live concert venue where you can grab a drink and dance the night away!
Check out the Anaheim GardenWalk website to learn more about the great vendors and attractions you’ll find there.
If art and culture is more your thing, you can’t go wrong with the Bowers Museum. Having first opened in 1936, the museum was initially devoted to exploring and remembering the history of Orange County. The City of Santa Ana then closed the venue in 1987 and agreed that, after receiving a lot of input from the surrounding community, it would be reopened once it had been fully transformed to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. When it opened its doors once more in 1992, it was welcomed by a crowd of more than 17,000 people. And, since then, it has been home to 150 incredible exhibitions from across the globe and opened six permanent galleries. It’s the ideal place to spend a quiet few hours admiring some incredible artwork that’s sure to stick with you.
To learn more about the Bowers Museum and see what’s on right now, visit the museum’s website today.
Offshore 9 Rooftop Lounge
Want to enjoy a meal and some drinks with the most spectacular view possible? Offshore 9 Rooftop Lounge will give you all of that and more. As the name suggests, you’ll simply need to take the elevator up to the 9th floor of the Twin Dolphin Tower at The Waterfront Beach Resort. Then, you can work your way through a unique and impressive menu of shared plates, specialty cocktails, and a variety of fine wines and champagne. If you want the most romantic evening possible, make sure you head there just before sunset — it’s the perfect way to spend a date night, and we guarantee your partner will love it.
Visit The Waterfront Beach Resort website now to learn more about the Offshore 9 Rooftop Lounge and make your reservation.
If you and your friends are beer connoisseurs, you need to pay a visit to Bruery Terreux! It’s non-negotiable. The boutique craft brewery is the perfect place to try out some of the farmhouse-style wild and sour ales it’s famous for. And, there are often some fantastic food trucks onsite, where you can pick up the likes of a gourmet pizza or burger to wash down with your pick of the brewery’s beer. With indoor and outdoor seating options, knowledgeable bar staff, and a roster of incredible drinks you won’t find everywhere, it’s a great place to kick back, relax, and catch up with your friends.
To learn more about the brewery and what you can get up to there, visit the Bruery’s website now.
Things to do in Anaheim for families
It can be difficult to plan family days out, as you need to ensure everyone’s going to be happy with what you decide to do. Luckily, there are lots of places in Anaheim that you can go where you’re sure to find something to suit anyone’s tastes and interests. Here are just some of the best family-friendly attractions we would highly recommend visiting.
Of course, Disneyland is the main attraction in Anaheim, and with good reason! It’s the perfect place to experience true joy and magic with your family. Here, you’ll be able to try out all of the incredible rides, eat some amazing food, and be dazzled by the Nighttime Spectaculars the park is known for. You’re sure to run into some of your favourite characters along the way, and there really is nothing like the pure excitement your kids will feel when they see their most-loved films being brought to life. It’s a must-see, whether you’re only in the area for a short while or live here!
You can visit the Disneyland Resort website to learn more about what you can expect to see at Disneyland, and buy your tickets.
If you and your family would like to try out something completely different, you need to visit SwingIt Trapeze! Here, you can receive circus and acrobatic lessons from professionals who feel completely at home swinging from trapeze bars. Of course, you’ll start with the basics, but you could be showing off some incredible skills and tricks in just a few sessions! The company has worked incredibly hard to eliminate any risks involved, too, so you can have a fun and safe time without any concerns. As well as trying out the trapeze, the venue has trampolines, aerial hoops and hammocks, tightropes, and even unicycles you and your family might wish to try your hand at. Plus, you have the option of going along to classes or planning your own one-off event to see what it’s like.
Visit the SwingIt Trapeze website now to learn more and book your first session.
If there are any history buffs among your family, you definitely need to pay a visit to Medieval Times. You’ll get to imagine that you’re guests of the queen from 100 years ago, while you enjoy what has been dubbed North America’s most popular dinner attraction. The main event is a show where you’ll see kings on their trusty horses demonstrating their incredible swordplay skills for your entertainment, accompanied by an impressive backdrop and fitting musical score. And, there’s plenty of tasty food to feast on while the spectacle is taking place. If you and your little ones have ever wanted to take a step back in time and feel like characters in a fairytale, this is the perfect pick for you!
To learn more about Medieval Times and book your tickets, visit the event’s website right away!
If you’re looking to enjoy a full day out with your kids and you don’t want them to spend even the slightest second bored, Camelot GolfLand is the place to be. There are so many different activities on offer that you’re all sure to find something you love doing. There’s Miniature Golf, a Fastcar Raceway, Bumper Boats, an arcade, Lazer Tag, and more. Plus, whenever you get peckish, you can refuel at Camelot GolfLand’s Pizza Parlor — there are fresh nachos, fries, and pretzels on offer too!
Visit the Camelot GolfLand website now to learn more and buy your tickets online.
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
If you’re a family of sports fans looking for the perfect way to get together and make some memories, be sure to head to a baseball game at Angel Stadium! It’s the home ballpark of the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball, and the ideal place to catch a high stakes game. You can take your own food to enjoy while you’re there, and you and your kids are sure to have a wonderful time watching the action. No visit to Anaheim is complete without catching a game, and we’re sure your kids will be talking about it long after you arrive back home.
To book tickets for the next Angels game, visit the MLB website where you can also learn more about the ballpark and any rules you’ll need to follow when you’re there.
Things to do in Anaheim for couples
If you’re in Anaheim with your partner and want to plan a romantic day or night out, we’ve got you covered! There are lots of beautiful restaurants and attractions where you can relax and chat, as well as some exciting entertainment options that are ideal if you’re looking for something a little bit different. Here’s where you should go.
White House Restaurant
When was the last time you treated yourself to a fancy meal? If it’s been far too long then you need to pay a visit to Anaheim’s White House Italian Steak House. Here, you’ll enjoy an exquisite fine dining experience that will make you and your partner feel like royalty. On the restaurant’s dinner menu, you’ll find some very impressive options, including caviar, traditional pasta dishes, and of course steak. There really is something to suit everyone’s tastes and preferences. Plus, there’s an extensive wine list, making it incredibly easy for you to pick out the perfect pairing.
If you want to plan a date night that’s sure to impress, visit the White House Restaurant website today to make a reservation.
House of Blues
If you and your partner love live music, you need to head down to the House of Blues. The restaurant and bar always has some incredible shows on its calendar — you might run into a favorite act of yours, or could discover some new artists you’re sure to become obsessed with. Plus, its Southern-inspired menu boasts some classics you’ll love, including beef burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, mac and cheese, ribs, and fried chicken, so you can enjoy a fantastic feast while you’re there, too!
Check out the House of Blues website now to see which shows are coming up soon.
Do you and your partner want to plan a chilled date night where you can just play, laugh, and have a fun time together? Bowlero Anaheim is a bowling alley and party venue that’s designed for just that! Of course, you can compete on the lanes to see who’s the top bowler before heading to the arcade to play some classic games. There are billiard tables and a sports bar, too, where you can enjoy a craft beer, wine, or some cocktails. It’s the perfect venue to spend a casual date night where the only important thing is enjoying some quality time together!
Visit Bowlero’s website now to learn everything you need to know about the venue and what you can get up to when you’re there!
Want to enjoy a night of comedy with your beloved? Hollywood Improv is where you need to be. You’ll find side-splittingly hilarious shows at the venue almost every single night, and there’s always a mix of new and legendary talent taking to the stage, so you might just be surprised by who you run into! There are also some great food and drinks options on offer, so you can turn your date into a whole event. Whether you love sliders and cocktails, or pizza and beer are more your style, there’s something on the menu for everyone!
Head to Hollywood Improv’s website now to see who’s scheduled to drop by soon and plan your feast for the evening!
You’ll be hard pushed to find an activity more romantic than a sunset gondola ride, and that’s exactly what you can get from Gondola Adventures. You can book a private cruise along Newport Beach, where you can admire the sights while sipping champagne. And, if you would like an even more memorable experience, the company also offers dinner cruises that come with a three-course meal, or dessert cruises that are ideal for those with a sweet tooth. Traditionally, couples on a gondola kiss under every bridge, and you’re sure to have the most wonderful experience as you float under the setting sun.
To book your cruise, visit the Gondola Adventures website now, where you can find all of the different packages on offer.
Outdoor things to do in Anaheim
We know that, sometimes, you might just wish to get away from it all and immerse yourself in nature. Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to do that here in Anaheim! Whether a forest or beach vibe is more your style, there’s a place for you — here’s where we would recommend going for some fresh air and relaxation.
Yorba Regional Park
If you love walking or cycling, Yorba Regional Park is the place to be! The trails are relatively flat, which means they can be explored by all ages and abilities. Plus, whenever you feel like sitting down to refuel, there are lots of places you can stop to admire the natural beauty around you, or even set up to enjoy a lovely picnic. There’s also a beautiful lake you can hike around and admire — it’s the ideal place for you and your family to get out, shake off the stresses of city life, and enjoy some fresh air.
Visit the OC Parks website to learn more about Yorba Regional Park and how to find it!
Oak Canyon Nature Center
In the Anaheim Hills, you can find Oak Canyon Nature Center, a 58-acre natural park that’s home to three adjoining canyons, four miles of hiking trails, and lots of native wildlife you might just be lucky enough to see. There’s also the John J. Collier Interpretive Center, which is a small museum where you can see some live animals and natural history exhibits that will teach you a lot about the area. Whether you and your family are planning your first trip into the wilderness, or you’re seasoned trekkers just looking for a new place to explore, you’re sure to be impressed.
You can learn more about Oak Canyon Nature Center on the City of Anaheim website — pay it a visit today.
Ralph B. Clark Regional Park
Nestled at the foot of the Coyote Hills, Ralph B. Clark Regional Park is a 104-acre property that provides the perfect place to enjoy some outdoor activities with your friends or family. There are lots of different landscapes to admire, too, which is sure to keep things interesting. Here, you’ll find everything from large open grassy areas to patches of native plants, and even sheer sandstone cliffs. Each time you take a turn, it can feel like you’ve arrived somewhere completely new. Be sure to take full advantage of the picnic areas, hiking and cycling trails, children’s playgrounds, volleyball courts, softball fields, baseball diamond, fully-stocked lake, and tennis courts — you certainly won’t run out of things to do.
Visit the OC Parks website to learn more about Ralph B. Clark Regional Park and how you can make the most of your time there.
Huntington Beach is likely to be a name you’re familiar with — and with good reason! It’s a beautiful part of the US coastline where you can sunbathe, surf, enjoy some delicious meals, and generally have the most wonderful time out in the summer weather. It’s also home to one of the longest piers on the West Coast and, if you walk its 1,850 ft length, you’ll be able to admire some of the most breathtaking views while you listen to the calming sounds of the sea below. It’s such a beautiful place to spend a day with your friends and family.
If you would like to learn more about what’s going on at Huntington Beach and what you should do when you’re there, check out the Surf City Break website.
Pearson Park first opened in 1927 and was known as Anaheim’s first “City Park”, but it was renamed in 1960 to honor former Mayor Charles A. Pearson. Covering 19 acres, it offers plenty of opportunities to explore and have fun, with a children’s play area, soccer area, tennis courts, picnic shelters and tables, a swimming pool, and more. Plus, there’s the amphitheatre, which has long been providing families with quality entertainment throughout the summer months. It’s a great place to catch a show after taking a stroll around the beautiful park.
You can learn more about Pearson Park on the City of Anaheim website.
Indoor things to do in Anaheim
If the weather isn’t playing ball or it’s a little too hot and you would like to spend the day out of the sun, you’re probably looking for some indoor things to do in Anaheim. So, you’ll be glad to hear that there are lots of activities you can still enjoy with your kids, family, or friends. Let’s take you through some of the best things you can do indoors, come rain or shine.
Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center
If you or your kids have ever dreamed of being a pilot, now’s your chance to give it a try! Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center will allow you to experience the thrill of executing aerial manoeuvres and air-to-air combat in an authentic military flight simulator. Or, you can learn how it feels to take the reins of a commercial flight in the venue’s Boeing 737 flight simulator. You don’t need to have any experience, and classroom training as well as in-flight instruction are provided to ensure you all have an adventure you won’t forget in a hurry. Any members of your party who aren’t interested in flying can also hang out in the Officers Club and watch what you’re doing on a big screen TV, so they still feel like they’re part of the action.
To book your flight, visit the Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center website for more information and to secure your slot!
Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center
Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center is a wonderful place that comes with a great sense of community. It aims to celebrate and explore the area’s heritage and culture through a range of creative programs and exhibitions. So, if you want to learn more about the history of Anaheim, it’s a great option when you’re looking to make the most of a couple of hours. There are always lots of impressive exhibitions on show, or you can head along to a special event, such as an artist preview, block party, or concert. There’s always something new for you to check out.
For more information and to plan your visit, check out the Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center website.
Sky Zone Anaheim Indoor Trampoline Park
Want to get your body moving while having the most fun possible? Then you need to visit Sky Zone Anaheim Indoor Trampoline Park. You can take part in freestyle jump sessions to try out some new gravity-defying moves, take part in trampoline dodgeball if you want to indulge your competitive side, or head to the foam zone where you can practice your most impressive jumps and flips safely. There’s also a bouldering wall and warped wall that will allow you to take a break from the trampolines and learn some new skills! The trampoline park provides fun for the whole family, and there’s no doubt that you and your kids will be dying to go back as soon as your first session is over.
Head to the Sky Zone Trampoline Park website to find out more and book your slot as soon as possible! There’s no time to waste.
The Honda Center is an indoor venue that hosts a wide range of shows and events, including concerts, boxing matches, family-friendly spectacles, and more. So, if you’re looking for something a little different to do with one of your evenings, it’s well worth checking out the venue’s listings to see what’s coming up soon. The atmosphere is always incredible, and there’s also some great food and drink just waiting to be enjoyed. If you’ve never been to the Honda Center, make sure it’s added to your list and you tick it off as soon as possible!
To see what events are coming up soon and book your tickets, make sure you visit the Honda Center website.
Anaheim Indoor Marketplace
If you’re an avid shopper, you need to head down to the Anaheim Indoor Marketplace. It offers a unique retail experience, where you’ll be able to explore the wares of more than 200 specialty shops. Whether you’re in the market for electronics or jewelry, you’ll find almost everything available at up to 40% less than the usual retail price. And, when you aren’t shopping, you can enjoy a whole host of exciting entertainment. For instance, on Fridays, there’s Mexican Bingo and karaoke in the food court, or there’s a different show to enjoy every Saturday. It’s the place to be!
To learn more about the businesses and shows you’ll find at the Anaheim Indoor Marketplace, visit its website now.
Things to do in Anaheim at night
The city of Anaheim stays awake long after the sun has set, so you certainly won’t have trouble finding some night time entertainment. It isn’t all created equal, though. So, to help you find the gems, here are our favourite things to do in Anaheim at night.
Heat Ultra Lounge
Want to experience the best of Anaheim’s nightlife? Then you need to head down to Heat Ultra Lounge. Spanning more than 10,000 sq ft, it has two luxurious entertainment areas where you can drink and dance to your heart’s content. It’s played to host to some of the finest DJs and performers across the globe, and it boasts a multi-million dollar lighting and sound system, exclusive VIP sections that are available to book, and an impressive indoor and outdoor smoking patio. So, you can guarantee you’ll have a fantastic night here — it’s the perfect place to let your hair down.
You can visit the Heat Ultra Lounge website to learn more about the club and the upcoming events you can get excited about.
Moonlight Movies on the Beach
If you and your friends and family are film buffs, or you simply want to do something new with your evening, Moonlight Movies on the Beach is sure to keep you entertained. You can head to the coastline to settle down on a chair, blanket, or beanbag, and enjoy a cult classic film with the ocean and the calming sound of waves providing the perfect backdrop. They show a wide range of fantastic films, from Disney classics to super hero spectacles, so you’re sure to find an event that suits your taste in movies perfectly. And, you can take your own food and drink to enjoy, or take advantage of the local food trucks and popcorn vendors that will be there for the occasion.
Want to know more about Moonlight Movies on the Beach? Check out the organization’s website now to find out how you can join their next event!
Cruise of Lights
Every December, Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee hosts its Cruise of Lights events to support Youth Music Programs for the Philharmonic Society of Orange County. This provides you with a chance to enjoy a narrated boat tour through the incredible waterways of Huntington Harbour in Huntington Beach. Here, you’ll be able to admire the beautiful sight of thousands of lights and animated displays that adorn nearby homes, docks, decks, and boats. It’s been dubbed one of the best ways to celebrate the holiday season, and we would wholeheartedly agree!
To learn more about these events and when you can join in the festivities, visit the Cruise of Lights website.
If you’re craving a fun but relaxed night out of the house, Mission Control is the place to be! It’s an 80s-themed bar that serves a great array of specialty cocktails and craft beers. Plus, there’s a whole host of vintage arcade games to play. Whether you’re a pinball pro or Pac-Man is more your style, the time will fly by as you hop on each machine and play against your friends or family. There’s always a DJ on hand to play some of your favourite tunes, too, creating the best possible atmosphere for letting your hair down.
Visit the McFadden Public Market website to learn more about Mission Control and the different games you’ll find there!
Haunted Orange County
Are you a fan of horror films or have you always thought you’d make a great ghosthunter? Well, now you have the chance to put yourself to the test! Haunted Orange County is California’s largest provider of haunted entertainment and historic ghost walks. So, if you feel up to being spooked and want to enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience, you’ll struggle to find a better way to spend an evening in Anaheim. There are lots of different events and walks you can choose from, too, so you have plenty of freedom to choose the one that suits your interests best.
Ready to book a ghost walk or haunted event? Head to the Haunted Orange County website to secure your tickets today!
Things to do in Anaheim besides Disneyland
We know that Disneyland is Anaheim’s main attraction, but there are still lots of different ways to spend your days if you’ve already seen the whole park or it’s not quite your scene. So, let’s look at some of the different attractions you might be interested in visiting if you’re trying to avoid Disneyland this time!
Santa Ana Zoo
If you’re an animal lover, Santa Ana Zoo is certainly worth a visit. It’s home to more than 80 different species, including some of the world’s smallest monkeys. It’s the ideal place to play, learn, and spend some quality time with your friends or family. You’ll discover so much about the different animals and plants you’ll find there, as well as our environment as a whole. Plus, there’s a children’s farm, a train you can catch a ride on, a carousel, and a Ferris wheel — there’s absolutely no risk of anyone getting bored during your trip to this wonderful zoo.
Visit the Santa Ana Zoo website to learn more about the organization’s mission, the animals that live there, and how you can plan your trip.
Rock City Climbing
If you feel like getting some exercise while enjoying a new experience with your family or friends, be sure to check out the Rock City Climbing Gym. It's a family-friendly environment designed to be welcoming for climbers of all levels, so you’re sure to have a great time whether you’re a seasoned boulderer or it’s your first time trying this kind of activity. There’s a great sense of community at the gym, and everyone will be rooting for you — plus, instructors are always on hand to give you some tips and advice for having the most successful climb possible. You’re sure to leave with a newfound love for the sport.
For more information and to book your first session, visit the Rock City Climbing website.
Mission Escape Games
Dubbed Orange County’s best escape room, Mission Escape Games is the best place to go if you want to have fun while exercising that brain of yours. There are four different adventures you can choose from, which are sci-fi, heist, horror, and mystery themed. They’re all perfect for groups of three to ten, and you’ll have 60 minutes to work out how to escape. Whether you’re looking for the ideal way to spend a day out with your friends, or you need some family bonding time, any of these games will work wonderfully.
Visit the Mission Escape Games website now to learn more and book your escape room experience.
Offering you the chance to step back in time, Founders’ Park is a one-acre park that was opened back in 2011 to celebrate Anaheim’s heritage. You’ll get to visit two historic homes, as well as explore the park’s walkways and trails that lead you through a recreated 19th Century landscape. A large carriage house, pump house, and windmill have also recently been added to the property, giving you even more opportunities to immerse yourself in the agricultural history of the area. You can also enjoy some hands-on activities at the vegetable garden, clothesline, and sundial — there’s no shortage of ways to learn more about what it was like to live in Anaheim decades ago.
You can learn more about Founders’ Park on the City of Anaheim website.
Donut Life Museum
If you’re looking to plan a day out that’s sure to provide you with lots of fun and even more photo opportunities, Donut Life Museum is just what you’re looking for. Here, you’ll find seven unique rooms that have been decorated with donut art installations, all of which have been created by local artists. The creators of the museum have said that the round shape of a donut reminds them of the circle of life, so they’ve decided to take some of life’s most significant and relatable experiences, then give them the sugary sweet donut treatment. This attraction is sure to satisfy even the sweetest of teeth!
To learn more about the exhibitions and book your tickets, visit the Donut Life Museum website today.
So, there you have it: all of the best things to do in Anaheim, California, whether you’re here with your friends, family, or partner. It’s an incredible city with great connections to the surrounding areas, so you’ll have no trouble filling your time with exciting experiences and entertainment! Have the best time, and be sure to make lots of incredible memories that will last a lifetime.