Disneyland is a huge attraction on its own, but there are many other things to do while you’re in the area. You just have to know where to find them! Keep reading to learn about five budget-friendly activities near Disneyland that are fun for the whole family!
Get out and explore! The 58-acre Oak Canyon Nature Center, located in the Anaheim Hills, has four miles of nature trails and is open seven days a week. The John J. Collier Interpretive Center, where you can learn about the region’s natural history, is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10-4.
Picnic, Bicycle, and Fish:
Take in California’s beautiful weather! Your family can both fish and bicycle at Yorba Regional Park, which is in the Santa Ana Canyon in Anaheim. This linear park is a mile long and is in a historic setting with four lakes and a stream running through it. There are 400 picnic tables as well as horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, and barbecues. Parking fees apply.
Skate Where the Professionals Play:
Even though you’re in sunny Southern California, you can ice-skate all year long at Anaheim Ice, where the Anaheim Ducks play. You don’t need to be an expert skater to glide across the NHL and Olympic-sized ice rinks, and whether you want to use hockey skates or ice skates, they have you covered. If you’re new to skating or a bit wobbly, there are “skate mates” available. Admission begins at $7, and skate rentals begin at $4.
Fly an Airplane:
Do you have a daredevil in the family? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly a commercial airliner? You can get behind the wheel of a Boeing 737 that offers a 180-degree view at FlightDeck, just two miles away from Disneyland. And you don’t even need an ejector seat in case something goes wrong because you’ll be in a life-like simulator! If commercial flights aren’t exciting enough for you, you can do aerial maneuvers in a military flight simulator or experience air-to-air combat in a Falcon. Prices start at just $59.
Scale a Rock Wall:
Rock City Climbing is an indoor rock climbing facility where climbers at all skill levels can practice and learn with the encouragement of a community of climbing enthusiasts. There are a variety of bouldering walls, designed for climbing without ropes, and top roping walls with a harness and a second person. If you’ve ever wanted to climb or you’re looking to work on your skills, here’s your opportunity. A day pass begins at $15.
Make the most of your trip to the happiest place on earth and give your wallet a break with these fun, affordable family-friendly activities!