Hidden Gems- Things to Do in Anaheim

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

Dave & Busters Mural at The Outlets at Orange | Global Munchkins

Checking out The Outlets at Orange

Vans Skatepark in Orange County | Global Munchkins

Vans Skate Park

Little girl learning to skateboard at Vans Skatepark in Orange County | Global Munchkins

Vans Skate Park offers lessons, camps, free skate and birthday parties!

Com Pool at Vans Skatepark in Orange County

Checking out the Famous Combi Pool!!!

Vans Skate Lessons in Orange County

Devon was such an incredible instructor… how cool is their skate shop too!!

Dave & Busters at the Outlets at Orange

Dave & Busters is also located at the Outlets at Orange… great food + tons of fun!!!

Dave & Buster's Arcade located at the Outlets at Orange | Global Munchkins

Check out this MASSIVE Arcade!

Awesome Dave & Buster's Prizes i| Global Munchkins

Ella could NOT believe all the fun stuff you could purchase with your tickets!!!

Flightdeck experience in Anaheim CA | Global Munchkins

Flight Deck is the ONLY flight simulator of it’s kind!!!

Unique experience to fly in a simulator and pretend dog fight at the Flightdeck in Anaheim | Global Munchkins

Owen beat all of us during the air-to-air combat!

Multi-Racial Family at Medieval Times | Global Munchkins

Medieval Times is a wonderful Dinner and Show the whole family will love!!!

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We loved cheering on our Red & Yellow Knight!!

Family enjoying dinner at Medieval Times in Buena Park CA | Global Munchkins

You get to feast like Lords and Ladies making it educational too 😉

Check out all the awesome things to do in Anaheim besides Disneyland | Global Munchkins

The Anaheim Packing House is a renovated citrus packing house that dates back to 1919!!!

Check out all the awesome things to do in Anaheim besides Disneyland | Global Munchkins

Isn’t it gorgeous??

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As you can tell they were a bit excited about the eateries inside!!!

Anaheim Packing House | Global Munchkins

Such a unique building packed with over 20 Artisan Eateries!!!

Snow Monster at the Packing House in Anaheim. Anaheim Packing District unique eateries just 5 minutes from Disneyland | Global Munchkins

Ella LOVED her Snow Monster Thai Tea with Cotton Candy Rim!!!

Adaya at Anaheim Packing House | Global Munchkins

We also enjoyed the Indian Cuisine at Adya

Urbana at the Anaheim Packing House | Global Munchkins

And, the gorgeous artisan street tacos at Urbana!

Pandor K2 CroNut at the Packing House in Anaheim. Anaheim Packing District unique eateries just 5 minutes from Disneyland | Global Munchkins

And, the munchkin’s eyes popped out of their head when they saw the K2!!!

Anaheim Brewery sign. Located across from the Packing District in Anaheim.| Global Munchkins

Directly across from the Packing House you will find Anaheim Brewery

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The founders have revitalized some Anaheim history when they built this place. So neat!

Anaheim Brewery | Global Munchkins

And, they brew to perfection… so you can expect exceptional craft beers!!!

Angels Stadium located in Anaheim CA. Baseball in California | Global Munchkins

The Angels Stadium is such a fun place for families!!

Delicious helmet nachos while watching a baseball game at the Anaheim Angels Stadium | Global Munchkins

We highly recommend the Helmet Nachos- YUM!!!

Check out all the awesome things to do in Anaheim besides Disneyland | Global Munchkins

Talk about a perfect night!!!

Check out all the awesome things to do in Anaheim besides Disneyland | Global Munchkins

A visit would not be complete without checking out Center Street!!!

Ink & Bean Artisan Coffee and Writing Lounge located on Center Street in Anaheim CA | Global Munchkins

Stop by Ink & Bean for a Nitro Cold Brew… you’ll be glad you did!

Free library on Center Street in Anaheim. One of the things to do when in Anaheim with kids. | Global Munchkins

Isn’t this area the cutest!!!

Check out all the awesome things to do in Anaheim besides Disneyland | Global Munchkins

Come by on Thursdays from 11am-4pm and you’ll catch their Farmers Market!!!

Check out all the awesome things to do in Anaheim besides Disneyland | Global Munchkins

Looking to try something unique?

Playing with Devil Sticks at SwingIt Trapeze in Anaheim while waiting for her turn to swing | Global Munchkins

Located at the end of the street is SwingIt Trapeze!!!

Woman swinging on a trapeze during a lesson at SwingIt Trapeze in Anaheim CA | Global Munchkins

I was a bit scared the first time I climbed up that ladder…

Check out all the awesome things to do in Anaheim besides Disneyland | Global Munchkins

But, after my first swing I was hooked!!!

Check out all the awesome things to do in Anaheim besides Disneyland | Global Munchkins

After working up an appetite stop in at Pour Vida on Center Street

Pour Vida on Center Street | Global Munchkins

Chef Jimmy’s crafted tacos & fresh pressed juices are INCREDIBLE!!!

Pour Vida on Center Street in Anaheim | Global Munchkins

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?

Check out all the awesome things to do in Anaheim besides Disneyland | Global Munchkins

Make sure to check out Polly the Trolley so you can easily hit the hot spots in Anaheim!!!

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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.

Make sure to check out Visit Anaheim’s Website, Instagram, Facebook & Twitter to find out even more things to do in Anaheim!!!

What are Your Favorite Things to Do in Anaheim?

This is a sponsored post by Visit Anaheim

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