Top Things to do in Anaheim besides visiting Disneyland

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When you mention Anaheim, most people think of Disneyland, since that’s where the happiest place on earth is located. But did you know that the city of Anaheim has various entertainment and dining options to cater to guests of all ages? Anaheim is worth a visit for unforgettable experiences besides Disneyland.

Let’s take a look at some of the top things to do while you visit this Southern California city.

The Anaheim Packing District


A short drive from the Disneyland Resort The Anaheim Packing District is home to the historic Anaheim Packing House, MAKE Bldg., Farmers Park, Packard Building, and Center Street Promenade. If you like food, there are several restaurants that offer unique food, including takeout, delivery, indoor dining, and outdoor dining. It’s a great place to visit for lunch or dinner and offers various culinary delights to please anyone’s pallet.

For more info check out their site here:

Muzeo Museum

Another hidden gem is the Muzeo Museum. The museum features world-class traveling exhibitions and creative programming for children and adults alike. MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center is located in easy to find, downtown Anaheim right next to City Hall and the Packing House. How convenient is that? You can check, out the exhibits then take FRAN (Free Rides Around the Neighborhood) to the Packing House for Lunch.

Top Things to do in Anaheim besides visiting Disneyland
FRAN provides on-demand service to a geofenced service area of the dynamic downtown corridor known as “CtrCity” in Anaheim.  The service does not follow fixed routes.  Riders can choose to begin & end their trips at one of the predefined stops near popular downtown destinations. More info: FRAN / Free Rides Around the Neighborhood – Anaheim Resort Transportation (

Currently on exhibit is the return of the annual downtown Anaheim holiday tradition Muzeo Express which showcases whimsical model train dioramas that bring the spirit of the holidays to life. Jump on board to view pop culture favorites like Thomas the Train and Disney’s Radiator Springs and traditional holiday scenes like Polar Express and the 18 Gauge. Admission: Free for Train Pass holders, $10 for Adults, $8 for Children and Seniors, $7 for Anaheim Residents. Check out an exclusive sneak peek of the sets before the exhibit opens to the public on November 27.

For more info and to get tickets click here: Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center

Anaheim GardenWalk

Located within a few steps from the Disneyland Resort, the GardenWalk is an entertainment destination that blends dining, nightlife, family-friendly fun, outdoor art, and unique shops in a single amazing location. GardenWalk is home to a collection of popular restaurants, a vibrant nightlife with two dance clubs, retail stores, and the renowned live concert venue, House of Blues Anaheim, featuring musical artists new and old. Family-fun entertainment highlights include Mission Escape Games and AMC Theaters. 

For a full list of restaurants and entertainment offerings click here: Anaheim GardenWalk ::: Anaheim ::: CA

The Blind Rabbit

If you’re looking for a night out without any children, The Blind Rabbit is the place to be. Located inside the Packing House, this is Anaheim’s “secret” speakeasy. The entrance is covered by Japanese wooden barrels and the door handle is a rabbit. You would never know there is anything behind the wall unless you make the required reservations and get to pass through this fun secret entrance, after all, it just looks like a big sake barrel wall.

Top Things to do in Anaheim besides visiting Disneyland

According to the owner, The Blind Rabbit was first conceived from the desire to bring something special, born out of love, to a neighborhood rich with culture. The concept: hide an old-fashioned speakeasy somewhere in the shadowy depths of the historical Anaheim Packing District. Concealed within the bustling walls of a Sunkist Orange Packing House built in 1919, The Blind Rabbit represents a 1920s club equipped with an intimate vibe, dim lighting, and seasonal craft libations and dishes.

For more info, rules, menu and to make a reservations click here: The Blind Rabbit – Anaheim’s First Neighborhood Speakeasy

Check out our Instagram Stories Highlights to see all the food and attractions during our visit to Anaheim. Click here to see the pics and videos: Stories • Instagram

These are just some of the fun things to do in the Anaheim area. Stay tuned to more here on Chip and Company!

*Disclosure: We were invited and hosted by the City of Anaheim and Visit Anaheim Tourist Dept. on a 2-day Trip.

These are just some of the fun things to do in the Anaheim area. Stay tuned to more here on Chip and Company!


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