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.

Everyday from 10:00 a.m.

8039 Beach Blvd,
Buena Park, CA 90620

Online: $41.00 / Gate: $75.00


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.

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

2500 N Main St,
Santa Ana, CA 92705

$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.

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

1302 Industrial Dr
Tustin, CA 92780

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!


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

$17.95 Adults, $15.95 Kids under 12

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

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

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

8800 Rosecrans Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90621


$3 Monday thru Friday and $5 on weekends.

Contact Info:
Phone: (714) 973-3170

Sunday Brunch

After the blazing success of our Dinner Theater we are about to introduce  our new Culinary and Entertaining offer.

Enter the Sunday Brunch.

Start your Sunday with a delicious Brunch Buffet (we have Pastries!) and the energy of our Show!

Brunch starts at 1:45 PM, pre-show starts at 2 PM and Main Show at 2:30 PM



  • 12 Oz soft drink,
  • side of Popcorn or Chips,
  • Pizza,
  • Salad,
  • Dessert
  • Pastries

New Thursday Show Night!

After introducing our already successful Dinner Theater options, we at Kip Barry’s Cabaret, are proud to announce that starting on March 2nd our Award winning Magic and Variety Show will be featured on Thursday Night in addition to Friday and Saturday Shows.

Do you already have plans for the weekend?

Now you can enjoy our Show and still be able to spend the weekend visiting Disneyland or one of the many other fun things to do in Anaheim!

Be sure not to miss

Southern California’s #1 Variety and Magic Show or just pay us a visit and be charmed by the Magic of our vintage inspired Theater and by the Talent of our Magicians

Buy Adult Ticket Buy Child Ticket

10 Free Things To Do In Anaheim

Yorba Regional Park

Playgrounds, biking, picnic area, fishing, rentals

Yorba Park has been developed to provide an abundance of family and group picnicking facilities. More than 400 picnic tables are situated in the park, many with permanent shade structures. A series of four lakes with connecting streams offer a pleasing aquatic environment and provide opportunities for fishing and model boat sailing. Bicycle trails meander through the park, and connect to the nationally recognized Santa Ana River Trail, leading some 20 miles to the Pacific Ocean.

Playgrounds and restrooms can be found throughout the park. The park also offers seven group shelters (available by reservation), volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, two ball diamonds, a physical fitness course, and some 200 barbecues.

Park Amenities: Barbeques/Fire Rings, Baseball Fields, Bicycling/Bike Trails, Bike Rental, Dogs Permitted, Family Picnic Area, Fishing, Fitness/Par Course, Food Concession, Horseshoe Pits, Interpretive Programs, Model Sail Boating, Paddleboat Rental, Playground/Tot Lot, Restrooms, Shelters, Tables, Volleyball Courts

Hours of Operation:
Open Everyday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Yorba Regional Park
7600 E. La Palma
Anaheim, CA 92807


$5.00, provided on location. $3 on weekdays; $5 on weekends; $7 to $10 on major holidays.

Event Contact Info:
Phone: (714) 973-6615
Web: http://ocparks.com/parks/yorba/



Oak Canyon Nature Center

Hiking, interpretive center

OAK CANYON NATURE CENTER is a 58-acre natural park nestled in the Anaheim Hills. A year-round stream meanders through the park. Consisting of three adjoining canyons, four miles of hiking trails traverse one of the few remaining areas of oak woodland and coastal sage scrub in our region. Native wildlife makes the canyon their home and is just waiting to be discovered. Also located on site is the John J. Collier Interpretive Center, a small museum with live animal and regional natural history exhibits.

The Nature Center is the perfect place for you to learn about the wonders of the natural world in a tranquil setting. The trails are ideal for those who are just stepping into the wilderness for the first time or for those more experienced trekkers who are seeking a short hike.


MAIN ROAD bisects the center of the canyon, offering hikers an open view. The road is level and accessible to both strollers and wheelchairs.
Distance: 0.7 mi. Walk Time: 28 min.

STREAM TRAIL meanders along the banks of the stream in dense oak woodland. The trail is mostly level and has plenty of shade.
Distance: 0.3 mi. Walk Time: 12 min.

HERITAGE TRAIL is a paved self-guided trail, which identifies many of the native plants.
Distance: 0.2 mi. Walk Time: 8 min.

TRANQUILITY TRAIL rises from the canyon bottom to the coastal sage scrub and oak woodland communities on the western hillsides of the park. The trail is hilly with intermittent shade.
Distance: 0.3 mi. Walk Time: 15 min.

WREN WAY links the Tranquility Trail with Bluebird Lane. The trail follows the contour of the hillside along the southwestern corner of the canyon and receives full sun. It has a moderate grade in some areas.
Distance: 0.2 mi. Walk Time: 10 min.

BLUEBIRD LANE & LOOP follow the south rim through the dense oak woodland. The trail is mostly flat with partial shade, making it a pleasant hike for those who enjoy a longer excursion.
Lane Distance: 0.3 mi. Loop Distance: 0.6 mi. Walk Time: 15-30 min.

QUAIL TRAIL links Roadrunner Ridge with Stream Trail. The short path takes the visitor from the coastal sage scrub community down to the dense oak woodland along the stream.
Distance: 0.1 mi. Walk Time: 5-8 min.

ROADRUNNER RIDGE follows the northern boundary of Oak Canyon in a coastal sage scrub habitat. The trail begins at the top of Heritage Trail and climbs along the northern canyon. The path is challenging and receives full sun.

Heritage Trail link
Distance: 0.4 mi. Walk Time: 18 min.

Back Canyon link
Distance: 0.3 mi. Walk Time: 14 min.

Hours of Operation:
Open Everyday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Closed On:
New Years Day
Martin Luther King Day
President’s Day

Oak Canyon Nature Center
6700 E. Walnut Canyon Road
Anaheim, CA 92807


Free, provided on location.

Contact Info:
Phone: (714) 998-8380
Web: http://www.anaheim.net/ocnc




Museum and cultural arts center

The MUZEO, Southern California’s newest museum, a center for arts, knowledge, entertainment and culture, will engage people of all ages via the showcase of prestigious and world-class traveling exhibits. A new model for urban cultural centers the MUZEO will feature a unique variety of changing exhibitions, special events, lectures, classes and weekend festivals.

The 25,000 square foot MUZEO complex encompasses Anaheim’s original Carnegie Library (built in 1908) and a new state-of-the art gallery space which has been seamlessly integrated into an urban setting, intimately surrounded by two connecting courtyards, apartment loft living and street-level retail outlets.

Hours of Operation:
Open from Tuesday to: Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Closed On:

241 S. Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805

Free for Carnegie Gallery Exhibitions. Admission fee vary with each exhibit.

Free, provided off-site. Free with validation, structure on the corner of Center Street Promenade & South Lemon Street.

Contact Info:
Phone: (714) 956-8936
Web: www.muzeo.org



LEGO®Store Monthly Mini Model Build!

Build a cool mini model and take it home

On the first Tuesday of every month you can learn how to build a cool mini model, and take it home – for free!

Quantities are limited and offer is good while supplies last only. A new model will be available every month and will be specially themed to that month. Models are not for sale and cannot be purchased.
One registration with a maximum of 4 children per household. One free set per child.

Due to safety restrictions, this event is open to children ages 6-14 only.

Hours of Operation (Reservation required):
First Tuesday of every month
First Wednesday of every month

Lego Store – Anaheim
1585 South Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802

Free, provided on location. Parking is free for the first 3 hour in the Downtown Disney District parking lot (2 additional free hours with validation).

Event Contact Info:
Phone: (714) 991-6512
Web: http://stores.lego.com/en-us/stores/us/anaheim

Kids Workshops at Home Depot Anaheim

Fun and education hands-on projects

On the first Saturday of each month you can attend this free kids workshops . Children can work on fun and educational projects while spending quality time with the whole family. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.
Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis.

This event is open to children ages 5-12 only.

First Saturday of every month : 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


The Home Depot-Anaheim
800 N. Brookhurst St.
Anaheim, CA 92801

Free, provided on location.

Event Contact Info:
Phone: (714) 533-9930
Web: http://workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/kids-workshops


Kip Barry’s Cabaret

a Magic Theater in Anaheim

A block away from Downtown Disney District lies this hidden gem, right in heart of Anaheim.

Everyday our magicians will entertain you with a free magic performance and products demonstrations.
Come and see your personal free magic show today!

And if you like it, be sure not to miss Southern California’s #1
Variety and Magic Show, every  Thursday, Friday and Saturday Night at 7:30 PM!


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

400 Disney Way Suite 166
Anaheim, CA 92802

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


Kids Bowl free

2 free games a day, all summer long

Part of the program by bowling centers around the country to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time on summer.
Registered kids can get two bowling games daily.

Ages 15 and under.

From June to September.

FREE. Shoes rental rates apply.

Concourse Entertainment Center
3364 E LA Palma Ave
Anaheim, CA, 92806

Contact Info:
Phone: (714) 666-2695
Web: http://www.kidsbowlfree.com


Pearson Park

Fun and education hands-on projects

Offers a playground for kids, ponds, ducks, tennis courts, and swimming pools. Tennis courts are popular weekdays at 6 pm hour. You can see fireworks from Disneyland. Bathrooms are the only downside.

The YMCA offers free public swimming on select days: June 24 to August 12 and June 25 to August 13 (Fridays 12-2 pm and Saturdays 1-5pm)

Cactus Gardens
Children’s Play Area
Group Picnic Shelter
Lighted Softball Fields
Lighted Tennis Courts
Open Play Area
Stadium Grandstand
Swimming Pool


400 North Harbour Boulevard
Anaheim, CA, 92805

Contact Info:
Phone: (714) 765-5155
Web: http://www.anaheim.net/1432/Pearson-Park-Amphitheatre


Fullerton Arboretum

Gain knowledge and appreciation of the plant world

Established in 1979, the Fullerton Arboretum has served the community as a premier resource for ecological, horticultural and historical education.The Fullerton Arboretum is the largest botanical garden in Orange County. Encompassing 26 lush acres, The Fullerton Arboretum has assembled a permanent collection of over 4,000 unique and unusual plant species from around the world. With its ponds, streams and wildlife, the Fullerton Arboretum offers a tranquil retreat from a fast-paced urban life.

26 acres
4000 plants and trees
1894 Victorian “Heritage House”
Visitors Center
OC Agricultural and Nikkei Heritage Museum
The Potting Shed
Nature Center
Children’s Garden
volunteer opportunities
educational classes

Hours of Operation:
Open Everyday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

FREE with $5 suggested donation.

1900 Associated Rd.
Fullerton, CA 92831

Contact Info:
Phone: (657) 278-3407
Web: http://fullertonarboretum.org



Huntington Beach

the largest beach in Southern California

The closest beach to Anaheim and the Disneyland® Resort with ten miles of golden sand beaches (the largest beach in Southern California), Huntington Beach is Surf City USA®!

Huntington Beach promotes the premier overnight beach destination in Southern California.


301 Main Street, Suite 212
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Contact Info:
Phone: (800) 729-6232
Web: www.surfcityusa.com

Dinner Theater: a whole new taste in Anaheim!

We know that there are a lot of different dining options around us both inside the Gardenwalk mall and the Disneyland Resort area but most of them are unnecessary expansive or they require a reservation if you are not willing to spend some time in line.

With this in mind, Kip Barry’s Cabaret aims to offer customer-oriented eateries featuring new menu choices that are high in quality, cost-conscious, conveniently available and representative of current food trends.

Please welcome our new Dinner Theater featuring Pizza Buffet, Dinner Special and Snacks Special!



Pizza Buffet Dinner is the Real Deal, with it’s comprehensive menu and competitive price is one of the best dinner deal you can find in the Anaheim area!

Starting at 6:45 PM enjoy your dinner in our vintage inspired Theater and be ready for an incredible Show with Magic, Music and Comedy!

It is available only on Show Nights (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) with the purchase of any regularly priced Show Ticket.

What does it includes?

Our Pizza Buffet Dinner includes:

  • Soft Drink of choice
  • Side of Popcorn or Chips
  • Pizza Buffet
  • Salad
  • Dessert

Price: $9.95

Dinner starts at 6:45 PM, pre-show starts at 7 PM and Main Show at 7:30 PM.

Buy Adult Ticket Buy Child Ticket

DINNER SPECIAL (2 or 4 people)

Join us for an evening of Dinner, our nostalgic Jazz and Comedy Pre-Show and our Top Rated Variety and Magic Show!  Dinner special is our care free package, our way to say thank you for choosing us.

Enjoy your full course Dinner while surrounded by the notes of great Jazz artists and their music, personally selected from our Jazz Experience Night.

Then join us for an hilarious half hour long Pre-Show and brace yourself for the unforgettable journey through Magic, Comedy and Music which we like to call The Show


Our Dinner Special includes premium Dinner, Show tickets for 2 or 4 people and a Magical Surprise ($20 value).

Dinner Menu:

  • Pizza
  • Soft Drink of choice
  • Side of Popcorn or Chips
  • Salad
  • Premium Dessert

Price: $69.95 (2 people) or $109.95 (4 people)

Dinner starts at 6:45 PM,
Pre-Show at 7 PM and Show at 7:30 PM.

Buy Dinner Special


Have you already had dinner? or you just don’t feel like eating much tonight? We have something for you as well!

It’s called Snacks Special and it is the perfect complement to your night out with your family or friends.

Let us entertain and amaze you with our Southern California’s #1 Variety and Magic Show while enjoying crunchy gourmet popcorn and cold drinks.


Our Snacks Special includes:

  • 4 Show Tickets
  • 4 Soft Drinks of choice
  • 1 bag of delicious Popcorn by Popcornopolis

Price: $79.50

Pre-Show at 7 PM and Show at 7:30 PM.

Buy Snacks Special (4 People)


Do you still have questions? Do you have special any request or do you want to organize a group or corporate event?

Give us a call at (714) 206-1390

Whatever your dining needs are, we got you covered at Kip Barry’s Cabaret



Anaheim GardenWalk

is an outdoor dining, entertainment and shopping destination situated in the heart of the Anaheim Resort District just steps from the Disneyland® Resort and Anaheim Convention Center, and a short drive from Honda Center and Angel Stadium.

Following the successful

Art on the Walk 2016 kickoff event, Anaheim GardenWalk, will continue to showcase the work of Southern California’s most talented artists throughout the property for the whole 2017.

Currently on view

are works of art by Artists Republic Gallery, students and teachers from Fairmont Private Schools, Chapman University and the Anaheim Elementary School District, the Anaheim Family YMCA in collaboration with ‘Stamp Pop’, Anaheim Art Association, Downtown Anaheim Association, Evan Rossell, S. Preston, Ben Brough, Brian Bent and many more!

Of special note is a collection featuring the works of Nicolay Paskevich, the famous Russian painter.

While contemplating

these works of art you might want to take advantage of the many restaurants or entertainment facilities located inside the GardenWalk mall

  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • FiRE + iCE Grill + Bar
  • Grasslands Meat Market
  • Johnny Rockets
  • McCormick & Schmick’s Grille
  • McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon
  • P.F. Chang’s
  • Roy’s Restaurant
  • Sockerbit Sweet & Swedish
  • 24 Hour Fitness
  • Billy Beez
  • Bowlmor Lanes
  • Heat Ultra Lounge
  • House of Blues Anaheim
  • Kip Barry’s Cabaret
  • Mission Escape Games
  • Rumba Room Live

Be sure not to miss

the most peculiar and fun place of the whole Gardenwalk Mall,
a magic place full of wonderment and laughters,
where the extraordinary is ordinary.

Whenever is for a brief visit out of curiosity or for our Southern California’s #1 Variety and Magic Show, Kip Barry’s Cabaret is the place that can turn your regular day into a Great Day!

Check us out at www.kipbarryscabaret.com