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Fun Things to do in Anaheim

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Anaheim is widely known as a family vacation destination in USA, thanks to its expansive theme parks and nature reserves. Home to hundreds of amusement rides, lovable mascots, street parades, and fireworks displays, Disneyland Park reigns as one of the most magical places on Earth.

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Best time to go

The best times to visit Anaheim and Disneyland are March through May and September through October, when the weather is comfortably warm and school's still in session. In the summertime and around major holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, Disneyland tends to be more crowded.

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Fun city facts and activities

    Lets face it: If youre headed to Anaheim, theres a pretty good chance youre going on some Disneyland rides. But there are, in fact, some more things to do in Anaheim than just visiting the happiest place on earth. From a chic food hall to a trio of major live music venues.
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Neighborhoods to explore

    Anaheim Colony Historic District
    Platinum Triangle
    Anaheim Resort Area
    West Anaheim
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Food Specialties

    Each restaurant in Anaheim can simply amaze its guests with original dishes and interesting entertainments. The Cheesecake Factory restaurant is simply a perfect choice for travellers with children. The spacious hall of the restaurant and its big tables can easily accommodate a large campaign. Young visitors will be surely delighted by the restaurants delicious desserts, and adults will like the cultural program. By the way, The Cheesecake Factory restaurant is open until late at night. Italian cusine restaurant Baci di Firenze Trattoria is one of the most romantic places in the city. Its hall is a perfect choice for special occasions. If you want to have a dinner at this place, it is better to book a table in advance the restaurant is always crowded as many people come to try the local pasta and best Italian wines.
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1. Visit the Anaheim Packing House: This food hall, located inside a historic citrus packing plant, is a one-stop shop for locally-made eats, craft beer and live music.

2. Go on a Haunted Walking Tour: Take a spooky tour of Anaheims ghosts and ghouls with helpful guides from the Paranormal Research Investigation Group.

3. Take a Brewery Tour: With more than a dozen breweries in Anaheim, theres something for everyone. Check out Anaheim Brewery, Bottle Logic Brewing and Noble Ale Works for some of the citys best suds.

4. Spend a Day at Adventure City: This small theme park is perfect for families with young children. It features classic rides, live shows and a petting zoo.

5. Enjoy a Day of Shopping: Anaheims GardenWalk offers upscale shopping, dining and entertainment, while Anaheim Indoor Marketplace has more than 200 vendors.

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Fun things to do in with kids

Free or cheap things to do

1. Disneyland Park
"The happiest place on earth" is the only theme park designed and built to completion under the direct supervision of Walt Disney. Whether this is your first visit or your 20th, you'll benefit from reading our top hacks for having fun at Disneyland or our tips for visiting Disneyland with a baby.

2. Disney's California Adventure
Opened in 2001 on the site of Disneyland's old parking lot, California Adventure is the park for all things Pixar and Avengers. Plan ahead for your trip, reservations are now required to enjoy your day in either Disneyland Resort park.

3. Adventure City
The self-proclaimed Little theme park thats big on family fun certainly has a smaller price tag for thrills, as a family of four can enjoy an entire day here for the same price of one ticket to the big park next door. The park boasts 17 rides plus shows and games and is one of the best local places to bring toddlers and preschoolers.

4. Seascape Kids Fun
This indoor park is designed to fit all parties and offers open play for all ages. The three-story arena has enormous slides and 13 foam ball shooting air guns.

5. Camelot Golfland
Nestled beneath Anaheim's other castle is the county's largest miniature golf facility. Plus, the park has race cars, bumper boats, outdoor laser tag, and more.

6. Anaheim Ducks Hockey Game
Take the family to an NHL hockey game, and see the 2007 Stanley Cup-winning Anaheim Ducks in person. (Then go home and watch the movie!)

7. Los Angeles Angels Baseball Game
Take the family out to the ballgame and witness history almost every game as the Angels boast MVP players like Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout.

8. Tour Angels Stadium
Opening in April of 1966, Angels Stadium of Anaheim is the fourth oldest MLB stadium. Tours are offered June through September only.

9. The Rinks Anaheim Ice
If you find your family inspired to take the ice themselves, Anaheim Ice offers public skate times and even skating lessons.

10. Rock City Climbing
Featuring bouldering and roping walls, Rock City Climbing caters to all climbing skill levels.

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City data and FAQ 

What is Anaheim famous for?
Other than the original Disneyland Amusement Park, Anaheim is not famious for much. There used to be a number of Orange Groves with City Limits.
As a College Student, I bought a house in Anaheim Hills. This Orange Grove was about the last Orchard in Anaheim. As a student I drove past an Orange Packing Plant/Processing Plant. There was so much squeezing going on usually the air smelled of Oranges when driving past on the Freeway.
Post WW 11, there was/and still is a German Club not far from Disneyland. Just understand that few WW 11 Germans are around. A place near Angels Stadium/Anaheim Stadium called The Grove hosts musicians you would know.
I should stop there before you are overcome with too much excitement.

Remy Martin - California State University


Disneyland, the happiest place on earth. Disneys California Adventure Theme Park.
Knotts Berry Farm Theme Park. Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball, previously AKA Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Anaheim Angels, California Angeles, and Los Angeles Angels (Yes. They were known as the Los Angeles Angels in 1960 when they first came into the League). Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League. Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center.
Ernest Tam Lives in San Francisco Bay Area

Anaheim has the original Disneyland, and is home to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Anaheim Mighty Ducks. It was one of the first cities in Orange County, named by German immigrants who named it Home on the Santa Ana RiverAna-heim.
Elise Beraru Lived in Los Angeles

Yes, I used to live in Anaheim , Ca and its a wonderful city to visit. You also have the big mall near Disneyland called The Oulet of Orange. Great food, Good stuff to buy there and clothes. Great events can be held at The Anaheim Convention Center. Angel Stadium puts up baseball games if you love baseball. Stadium also hold up car shows and other events all year long.
Michael Kelley Lived in Anaheim

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