Best Places to Visit Near Disneyland
Ah, Disney, the land of magic and where dreams really do come true. If you are visiting Disney and have a few extra days of vacation time, think about visiting these really cool places. The adventure doesn’t have to stop with fairy tale princess and Mickey.
Knights, horses, jousting, and dinner served that you have to eat with your hands. Medieval Times is an amazing place to take your family.
Before the show starts, you can buy shields, swords, or pretty headdresses for your girls.
There are a few different packages to choose from to maximize your family’s experience.
There are shows year round and they have recently added a new show featuring the princess who is now Queen. So, if you’ve seen the old show before, this is a chance to see a whole new one.
You can buy tickets at the door but it is recommended to buy them in advance just in case the show happens to sell out on the day that you go.
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Put on your hiking shoes! Oak Canyon Nature center has 4 miles of hiking trails where you can see native wildlife.
Also located here is the John J. Collier Interpretive Center which is a museum that has live animal and natural history exhibition.
You can visit a museum and hike all in one place, isn’t that neat?
Best of all, and this will make parents extremely happy, entrance to the nature center is free!
Bored and waiting in your hotel room trying to find something to do with your family? Take a trip to the Honda Center and catch a hockey or basketball game!
If you don’t like hockey or basketball they also have concerts.
There are parking fees and you have to have tickets.
You could also take a guided or self-guided tour.
Dave & Buster’s
Food, fun, and games. Dave & Busters has it all. Send your children off to the arcade while you and your spouse relax during happy hour.
The arcade isn’t just for the kids. They have classic games like skee-ball and Pac-man, so you can let your inner child out too.
This just might be the second happiest place on earth next to Disney.
So, keep the fun going and stop by Dave & Busters.
Knott’s Berry Farm
Get prepared to scream! Knott’s Berry Farm is not a farm where you can pick berries of all kinds, like it’s name might suggest. It’s an amusement park.
They have a water park so it would be the perfect place to cool off during the summer while still having a lot of fun.
They also have shows like comedy, live bands, and musicals.
If you love roller coasters and having a thrill, this is the place take your family.
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
If you thought arcade games would bring out your inner child, what about trampolines?
Do you remember trying to do flips and tricks in your parents backyard and feeling immense amounts of joys when you stuck the landing?
Sky Zone has a lot of attractions and programs to choose from; Ultimate Dodgeball, Skyslam, and Skyjoust just to name a few.
There are many different pricing options; it all depends on what you want to do.
A nice little promotion they are offering is the Disneyland discount. It is only valid for up to 4 jumpers but you get 20% off, so that’s nice if you’re trying to save a little bit of cash and you’re looking for places to visit after going to Disneyland.
So, if you’re looking to go back to the era of knights, kings and jousting or to have a picnic at the Nature Center, there’s always something fun to do other than just going to Disneyland.
Get out, explore, and make memories that will last a lifetime.