5 Fun Things To Do Around Anaheim Besides Disneyland

Returning for another business trip or vacation? Here’s a few suggestions of what to do besides Disneyland that’s worth checking out.

 

Knott’s Berry Farm

With dozens of rides, shows and attractions in five themed areas, fun is always in season at Knott’s Berry Farm.

Open in 1920, it consists of 160 acres of fun. Featuring more than 40 rides that includes a water park and even a merry go round. There is everything from family rides to thrilling roller coasters.

Hours:
Everyday from 10:00 a.m.

Location:
8039 Beach Blvd,
Buena Park, CA 90620

Cost: 
Online: $41.00 / Gate: $75.00

Parking: 
$18

Contact Info:
Phone: (714) 220-5200
Web: knotts.com

Discovery Cube

A fun and educational range of science based activities, exhibits, and interactive programs. This place is a blast.

Discovery Cube features a diverse line-up of engaging exhibits all year long.

From permanent exhibit areas such as Science of Hockey, Eco Challenge, Dino Quest and the Boeing Rocket Lab to traveling exhibits, there is always something new to discover at the Cube.

Hours:
Everyday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm

Location:
2500 N Main St,
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Cost: 
$17.95 for adults, kids $12.95, under 2 free

Contact Info:
Phone: (714) 542-2823
Web: discoverycube.org/oc

Marconi Auto Museum

A collection of high performance street cars and race cars, among which are Lamborghini’s, Ferrari’s, American muscle cars, some of which are one of a kind.

The open wheel car collection features cars driven by Marconi himself, his son John, and wife Bo. Additionally, there are many famous cars driven by famous drivers.

Hours:
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm

Location:
1302 Industrial Dr
Tustin, CA 92780

Cost: 
A $5 donation is requested to help children’s charities

Contact Info:
Phone: (714) 258-3001
Web: marconimuseum.org

Kip Barry’s Cabaret

Kip Barry’s Cabaret hosts the Southern California’s Best Variety Show, featuring Music, Magic and Comedy in a unique Vaudeville style show.

Starring the Talented One Man Show Kip Barry and the Best Guest Performers from all over the Country.

Buffet dinner available on show nights and on Sunday Brunch.

We also have Free magic demonstrations for our guests, a magic and novelty  department and a charming cafe, we are open everyday!

When:

Every  Thursday, Friday and Saturday Night at 7:30 PM or Sunday at 2:30 PM

Cost: 
$17.95 Adults, $15.95 Kids under 12

Hours of Operation:
Open Everyday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location:
400 Disney Way Suite 166
Anaheim, CA 92802

Contact Info:
Phone: (714) 206-1390
Web: http://kipbarryscabaret.com/

Ralph B. Clark Regional Park

With 104 acres, it’s a great place for families or just to unwind with its large shaded picnic areas, hiking and biking trails, and children’s playground areas.

Team sports enthusiasts can enjoy spacious play areas including two sand volleyball courts, three softball fields and a baseball diamond. Children of all ages can enjoy fishing in the stocked three acre lake. Four tennis courts are located within the park and an amphitheater which overlooks the lake, is ideal for outdoor plays and recreation programs.

The Interpretive Center, which opened in September of 1988, contains a paleontology museum that provides an educational view of prehistoric Orange County through exhibits, programs and guided tours. Also the opportunity is provided to watch scientists and volunteers excavate and prepare fossil specimens for study and educational exhibits.

Park Amenities
  • Amphitheater
  • Barbeques
  • Baseball Fields
  • Dogs Permitted: on a 6′ leash at all times.
  • Family Picnic Area
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trails
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Model Sail Boating
  • Playground/Tot Lot
  • Restrooms
  • Shelters
  • Tables
  • Tennis Courts
  • Volleyball Courts

Hours:
Park Hours: Fall – Winter Hours, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Park Hours: Spring – Summer Hours, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Location:
8800 Rosecrans Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90621

Cost: 
FREE.

Parking: 
$3 Monday thru Friday and $5 on weekends.

Contact Info:
Phone: (714) 973-3170

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