Traveling with your family to Anaheim? If you’re staying at the Tropicana Inn & Suites, you’ll find that there are many exciting things to do near the Disneyland Resort© area. Local activities range from music and theater to flight simulators and galleries. Plan many family adventures in Anaheim with our top suggestions.

Pearson Park Amphitheater

Local entertainment is easy to find at Pearson Park Amphitheater. This venue has delighted audiences since 1933, providing high-quality family entertainment summer after summer. Beautiful, Spanish-style architecture is complemented by Mexican fan palms and other stunning foliage across the facility.

This year, Pearson Park Amphitheater is offering an impressive lineup. The upcoming Summer Nights Under the Stars has the likes of Circo Etereo Circus, Le Polynesia, and Kiddle Karoo performing.

The schedule this year also includes Family Series Fridays with shows starting at 6:30 p.m. These are live performances such as the Pirate Adventure Stunt Show, Summer Cabaret, and The Anaheim Ballet. Children eight years old and under enter for free, and general admission is only $3.00. That’s a great value!

In August, Fridays become Free Movie Night. Come and enjoy Incredibles 2, Hotel Transylvania 3, and the forever classic, E.T. The Extraterrestrial. Shows start at 8 p.m., and be sure to bring a blanket!

Saturdays in August are Free Concert Saturdays. This year, get your groove on with two amazing cover bands, The Trip and Chicago Tribute Experience. Beer and wine will be available for sale during these shows for adults.

Flight Deck

Do family adventures in Anaheim get better than this?

Top Gun was a hit movie starring Tom Cruise in 1986. Though kids these days may not have seen the flick, they can relate to the awe and wonder planes and flight inspire. There was something about Top Gun that made fans want to sit in the cockpit of an F-18 Tomcat and soar among the clouds. Well, the good news is you can share that fantasy with your family at Flight Deck, Anaheim’s own state-of-the-art flight simulator center.

Here, you have your choice of commercial airliners, like the Boeing 737, or the thrill of 600-knot aerial maneuvers in an F-16 fighter jet. No experience is required. Classroom training and in-flight preparation are provided to ensure you have an authentic and unforgettable aviation adventure. Flight Deck is located at 1650 S. Sinclair St. in Anaheim. You’ll need to make reservations in advance, and all members of your party must be 11 years old and up.

Discovery Cube Orange County

Lasers, spaceships, and dinosaurs. Does that sound like a fun afternoon? It’s the kind of fun only science can provide at Discovery Cube Orange County. This marvel of architecture boasts over 100 hands-on exhibits, including a two-story tall dinosaur and superheroes from the DC Comics Universe.

There are also traveling exhibits and annual events like Spooky Science and Science of Gingerbread throughout the year to ensure that there is always something new to discover. The Discovery Cube Orange County is located at 2500 N Main St. in Santa Ana, just south of Anaheim. This is one of the top places to visit if you’re looking for fun and educational things to do in Anaheim with kids.

There are lots of adventures and fun to be had in this city. If you are planning family vacations to Anaheim, CA, book your stay at the Tropicana Inn & Suites to be close to all the action.