Are you looking for something exciting to do in Anaheim that isn’t Disneyland®? You’re in the right place! Disneyland® Resort may be closed for the time being but the city of Anaheim still has a number of exciting activities for visitors.

Here are some top picks for alternative activities for adults and children of all ages in Anaheim.

Family Fun

There’s a plethora of things for families with children to do in Anaheim when Disneyland® isn’t an option or if you simply want a break from the long lines at the theme parks. Be sure to check out these fun family excursions in the area, either independently or alongside your resort adventure.


The weather in Southern California is nearly always nice, which is a large part of what makes it such a popular tourist and residential destination. These beaches near Anaheim, California are great for both day-long outings or a quick stop for a walk:

  • Corona Del Mar (25-30 minute drive)
  • Seal Beach (25 minute drive)
  • Huntington City Beach (30 minute drive)


Hiking in Anaheim is another great activity for families to enjoy. Southern California’s mountains and foothills make for excellent hikes with stunning scenery (not to mention it’s a great way to get the family outside!). Here are some top hiking trails near Anaheim for both beginners and advanced hikers:

  • Irvine Regional Park
  • Oak Canyon Nature Center
  • Fullerton Loop – MTB + Hiking Trail
  • Sigler Park


Zoos are a perfect choice for families who want to combine fun and education into a single outing. Looking for a zoo near Anaheim? The area has two large zoos for nearly endless excitement:

  • Santa Ana Zoo
  • Orange County Zoo

For the Grown Ups

If you’re looking for excitement sans children, there’s still plenty to do in Anaheim. Day or night, the city has multiple options for adults to enjoy themselves. Don’t forget to stop by these notable establishments either on your own or with friends.


If there’s one thing Anaheim is known for besides Disneyland®, it’s good beer. These breweries in Anaheim offer quality craft and mainstream beers, along with delicious pub snacks and locally-inspired cuisine:

  • Ballast Point Brewing Anaheim
  • Backstreet Brewery
  • Brewheim
  • Golden Road Brewing Anaheim
  • Anaheim Packing House

You Don’t Need Disneyland® to Have Fun in Anaheim

While Disneyland® is the most popular attraction in the Anaheim area, there are also several other fun activities for adults and children alike. You don’t have to go to Disneyland® to make the most of your day out in Anaheim. Try taking a relaxing stroll on the beach or stop by the zoo instead, or if you’re with adult friends, indulge in a few beers at the area’s most frequented breweries. No matter what you want to do, you’ll find it here.

Need somewhere to stay while you’re in Anaheim? The Tropicana Inn & Suites offers multiple affordable room options for individuals and families including single and double rooms, spacious suites, and multi-bedroom suites complete with kitchens for your convenience. Our facilities are kept ultra-clean and updated, as guest safety is a top priority.

We are located at 1540 South Harbor Blvd, adjacent to the pedestrian walkway to the Disneyland® Resort and Disney California Adventure® Park.