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Things to do in Anaheim

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theme Park
“What is a trip to OC without a visit to the happiest place on earth? Enjoy the Disneyland park, or get a “hopper” pass to Disney and California Adventure. If you have to choose one, choose Disney, but if you don’t, choose both! The park offers everything from young kid attractions, shows, and thrill rides. Food favorites are at the stands (think turkey legs, cold giant pickles on a hot day, and churros). Try the delicious clam chowder in a bread bowl near the Haunted Mansion! California Adventure also offers a lovely winery. For a mid day break, take the monorail (near the Matterhorn) to Downtown Disney to enjoy lunch there. But don’t miss the evening shows and firework spectacular! If you’re around during the holidays, the snowfall and holiday shows are not to be missed!”
  • 670 locals recommend
Theme Park
“You can’t visit Orange County without meeting Mickey Mouse in person! The most famous theme park of all time opened right here in Anaheim by Walt Disney himself back in 1955. Disneyland Resort now offers multiple theme parks and resorts, but those simple childhood memories can still be found at “The Happiest Place on Earth.””
  • 69 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“Located next to the Disneyland hotel and Disneyland. great place for food, entertainment, and shopping, the also have bowling. a little over 2 miles away. I suggest testing UBER or LIFT to get there. 1580 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802”
  • 80 locals recommend
Convention Center
“Beautiful convention center with tons of amenities. Close to hotels and Disneyland parks as well as Downtown Disney. Plenty of bathrooms and meeting and venue space.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great place for dining, shopping and entertainment. They have a 24 hour fitness as well as a house of blues venue. Please visit their website for a complete directory. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Historic Site
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“The Packing District is for anyone looking for a foodie "buffet" of restaurant options that will make anyone happy. The crown jewel of the district is the Anaheim Packing House which is a multi level food court style foodie paradise. Want a poke bowl to compliment your crepe? Done. Sushi rolls and pho to go with your craft brew? No problem. You will be able to mix and arrange a very wide assortment of dining options and then sit and enjoy them in the one of the many indoor & outdoor seating options.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Route
“If you want to feel Disneyland without all the expense we recommend Downtown Disney. Great for families, couples. Dinner, movies, people watching, every shopping item you want all in one location and sometimes parking is free or minimal..”
  • 16 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Major Convention Events are held here, and its also only 5 minutes away from us!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“For when the adults want to have fun, have some great food and drinks and great entertainment...”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Chain restaurant with the best you guessed it cheesecake around. The menu has something for everyone from the classic factory burger, salads, and steaks. Call ahead to ask for wait times and see if they are taking reservations this place gets packed. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Disneyland Park is a theme park located in Anaheim, California. It is owned and operated by the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts division of the Walt Disney Company. It is the only theme park to be designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Place to eat
“This is the place to go when everyone in your group wants something different for dinner but you all still want to enjoy hanging out together. So many great food options, everyone will find something they like. Notable: Black Sheep Grilled Cheese Bar - ultimate comfort food Cultivation Kitchen - greenhouse setting with a delicious brunch Mangal - Syrian food Umami Burger - their Impossible burger is legit Popbar = Customizable gelato on a stick”
  • 19 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“lots of nice cool bars in Disney Downtown. Great place for adults to hang out and kids to play. Free Fireworks show every night ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Nearest grocery/supermaket, however I recommend driving a bit farther to Ralphs for better options and selection of produce and healthier choices.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bus Station
“If you’re a foodie, this is the place for you! It’s a huge food mall that was converted from the historic Sunkist packing house built in the 1900’s. You can sample many different ethnic foods made fresh daily to satisfy different taste buds while enjoying live music in this 42,000SF food mall! It is tastefully decorated with holiday themes year-round. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Roscoe’s is the only place to have the classic chicken and waffle combo. With chains all around California, you have no excuse not to hit one up.”
  • 12 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Historic Site
“The Packing District is for anyone looking for a foodie "buffet" of restaurant options that will make anyone happy. The crown jewel of the district is the Anaheim Packing House which is a multi level food court style foodie paradise. Want a poke bowl to compliment your crepe? Done. Sushi rolls and pho to go with your craft brew? No problem. You will be able to mix and arrange a very wide assortment of dining options and then sit and enjoy them in the one of the many indoor & outdoor seating options.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For when the adults want to have fun, have some great food and drinks and great entertainment...”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Chain restaurant with the best you guessed it cheesecake around. The menu has something for everyone from the classic factory burger, salads, and steaks. Call ahead to ask for wait times and see if they are taking reservations this place gets packed. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Roscoe’s is the only place to have the classic chicken and waffle combo. With chains all around California, you have no excuse not to hit one up.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I highly recommend The Ranch Restaurant for a fine dining experience and to celebrate a special occasion!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“High end steak house, it’s part of a chain that originated in Texas and has finally made it to a California. Dress up and make reservations before you stop by, they do know how to cook a a steak exactly as you order it but expect to pay $$$$”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“If you are in the mood for some great Italian Food, you will find it at this local favorite!”
  • 12 locals recommend

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