I have had THE BEST weekend hanging out and exploring beyond the parks in beautiful Anaheim, California during my INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER for Visit Anaheim. There are SO many amazing things to do in Anaheim both with & without the kids!!!
The munchkins and I had a blast attempting things we have never done before like the trapeze and air-to-air combat in the world’s only flight simulator of its kind!! Plus, Mike and I enjoyed tasting craft beers at Anaheim Brewery and eating our way through the Packing District & Center Street!!!
Whether you followed along this weekend on Instagram or here today… you will find some fantastic hidden gems for families in this wonderful city. That way next time you make your way to Anaheim to visit Disneyland, you can extend your stay an extra day or two and explore all these fantastic things to do in Anaheim!!!
Hidden Gems- Things to Do in Anaheim
Checking out The Outlets at Orange
Vans Skate Park offers lessons, camps, free skate and birthday parties!
Checking out the Famous Combi Pool!!!
Devon was such an incredible instructor… how cool is their skate shop too!!
Check out this MASSIVE Arcade!
Ella could NOT believe all the fun stuff you could purchase with your tickets!!!
Flight Deck is the ONLY flight simulator of it’s kind!!!
Owen beat all of us during the air-to-air combat!
Medieval Times is a wonderful Dinner and Show the whole family will love!!!
We loved cheering on our Red & Yellow Knight!!
You get to feast like Lords and Ladies making it educational too 😉
The Anaheim Packing House is a renovated citrus packing house that dates back to 1919!!!
Isn’t it gorgeous??
As you can tell they were a bit excited about the eateries inside!!!
Such a unique building packed with over 20 Artisan Eateries!!!
Ella LOVED her Snow Monster Thai Tea with Cotton Candy Rim!!!
We also enjoyed the Indian Cuisine at Adya…
And, the gorgeous artisan street tacos at Urbana!
And, the munchkin’s eyes popped out of their head when they saw the K2!!!
Directly across from the Packing House you will find Anaheim Brewery
The founders have revitalized some Anaheim history when they built this place. So neat!
And, they brew to perfection… so you can expect exceptional craft beers!!!
The Angels Stadium is such a fun place for families!!
We highly recommend the Helmet Nachos- YUM!!!
Talk about a perfect night!!!
A visit would not be complete without checking out Center Street!!!
Stop by Ink & Bean for a Nitro Cold Brew… you’ll be glad you did!
Isn’t this area the cutest!!!
Come by on Thursdays from 11am-4pm and you’ll catch their Farmers Market!!!
Looking to try something unique?
Located at the end of the street is SwingIt Trapeze!!!
I was a bit scared the first time I climbed up that ladder…
But, after my first swing I was hooked!!!
After working up an appetite stop in at Pour Vida on Center Street
Chef Jimmy’s crafted tacos & fresh pressed juices are INCREDIBLE!!!
Did you know Jimmy was an Executive Chef at notable Los Angeles restaurants such as BOA Steakhouse and 41 Ocean Members Club in Santa Monica?
Make sure to check out Polly the Trolley so you can easily hit the hot spots in Anaheim!!!
As you can see there are tons of things to do in Anaheim for families beyond the parks. Whether you are looking for a unique experience, incredible food or an activity with an educational component I have no doubt you will find plenty of things to do in Anaheim.
What are Your Favorite Things to Do in Anaheim?
This is a sponsored post by Visit Anaheim