Day Trips in Anaheim

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The Anaheim and Orange County area of California is always bustling with things to do. Head to a beach, a theme park or even travel south to San Diego which is only a couple of hours away. If you will be traveling there, here’s a variety of Anaheim day trip ideas you could consider.

Theme Park Day Trips

There are several theme parks to visit such as:
  • Knott’s Berry Farm, a theme park and water park combined
  • Disneyland, world famous for Pirates of the Caribbean, It’s a Small World and many other Disney themed rides
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain where you’ll find over 260 acres of rides, attractions and shows
  • Universal Studios where you can go behind the scenes of famous movies and television shows
  • Wild Rivers Water Park, containing over 40 water rides and activities
  • Raging Waters Water Park which is the largest water park in California and has over 50 acres of attractions, activities and rides

California’s Beaches Day Trips

The western border of California is lined with nothing but beaches, and some of the closest locations to include on a day trip:
  • Huntington Beach Pier which has a large number of special events and family fun happening daily
  • Catalina Island which is a beautiful location and a short boat ride 26 miles out to sea
  • The gorgeous city of Long Beach where you could climb aboard the Queen Mary, wander around the ship, or visit the city’s world class aquarium

 Animal Parks Day Trips

Just south of Anaheim and Orange County is the fun city of San Diego which offers:
  • The San Diego Zoo housing over 3000 animals and plants
  • The San Diego Wild Animal Park where you’re able to drive around on 2,000 acres with wild animals roaming free, much like they would in their native lands
  • The Sea World Adventure Park containing over 150 acres of animal attractions and shows, plus petting pools, shark exhibits and aquariums.

Hollywood Day Trips

Last but not least, stop in Hollywood and visit the following:
  • The breathtaking Mann’s Chinese Theater and stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame finding celebrity stars and actual hand or footprints in the cement slabs
  • Stop off on Sunset Strip where the rich and famous shop
  • Tour Beverly Hills and view some of the more famous homes of various celebrities.
You won’t regret taking any one of these day trip excursions.

March 06, 2010 change by suegabel

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