There’s nothing like a family getaway for making unforgettable memories, and Anaheim, California is the place to do it. Here’s what to see and do the next time that you visit Anaheim.
Hit the Theme Parks
If there’s one thing that Anaheim is best known for, it’s amusement parks. The classic Disneyland first opened in 1955. A second Disney gate, California Adventure, opened on the property in 2001. Today, on a visit to those two parks, your family can spin in teacups, adventure with Indiana Jones, ride a mountain bobsled, and shake hands with Mickey Mouse.
Anaheim is also home to Knott’s Berry Farm, which boasts the West Coast’s fastest wooden roller coaster. There’s also an on-site water park with an assortment of invigorating water slides.
Eat Great Food
You won’t go hungry in Anaheim! Kids will love eating at Gourmet Pie and Cafe, where you can order a stack of pancakes, a grilled sirloin steak or a berry-filled pie. Whatever your tastes, you’re sure to find something you’ll love at Gourmet Pie and Cafe.
If you’d prefer an ethnic twist on dinner, check out Cafe Hiro, where three different cuisines work together to create one delicious menu. You’ll find influences from French, Japanese and Italian cooking. The menu includes curry dishes and pasta entrees.
Cheer on the Team
Anaheim is home to two professional sports teams. The NHL’s Anaheim Ducks play at the Honda Center. The MLB’s Los Angeles Angels are based out of Angel Stadium in Anaheim. In addition, the Los Angeles area is home to a variety of other professional teams, including the Lakers and Clippers basketball teams, as well as the Rams football team, and the LA Galaxy and Los Angeles FC soccer teams.
If you aren’t into sports, don’t rule out the idea of rooting someone on to victory. Instead, you can cheer on a brave knight during a dinner show at Medieval Times. On this trip back in time, you’ll watch a jousting competition, see a falcon in flight and enjoy a hearty meal with your hands.
Visit the Water
Anaheim isn’t far from the ocean, so it’s worth making a trip to see the shore during your family getaway. If your dog is with you on vacation, be sure to visit Dog Beach, where both kids and pups can run freely.
If you’d rather see the ocean without getting sand between your toes, visit the Queen Mary ocean liner. Although no longer in service as a ship, this vessel still serves as a tourist attraction where you can take a historical tour or catch a show.
Stay in the Midst of It All
No matter which attractions you choose to visit, be sure to choose a hotel that will put you in a prime location for all kinds of fun. For example, with a hotel near southwest Anaheim, you’ll be within just a few miles of both Knott’s Berry Farm and Disneyland, and you won’t be too far from beachfront attractions.
A hotel with a full kitchen and plenty of room to spread out is a smart choice when traveling with kids. Hotels to consider include Hyatt House Cypress/Anaheim, Clementine Hotel, or Homewood Suites.
Whether you’re visiting a theme park, cheering on your favorite team, or just hanging out at the hotel, your family will make memories to last a lifetime during your Anaheim vacation.