Things to do Near Disneyland

 Believe it or not, some people visit southern California for reasons beyond going to Disneyland. I know, it may sound a little weird but there are actually a lot of (other) …

Things to do near Disneyland


Taren gives you a massive list of cool places you can visit outside of the parks. She’s broken it down by distance to Disneyland–so think of a big dartboard with Disneyland in as the bullseye:

Within 100 Miles of Disneyland:100 miles-01

Sea World (96.9m)

San Diego Zoo (94.6m)

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Square (96.8m)

LEGOLand (65.2m)

  • 3 parks: Legoland, SEA Life Aquarium, LegoLand Water Park
  • 3 park hopper: $109 A / $104 C — Leogland only $80 / $74 (save up to $15 if you pre order tickets online)

Within 50 miles of Disneyland:Untitled-1-01

Getty Museum (44.6m)

Santa Monica Pier (43.6m)

LACMA (41.3m)

Universal Studios Hollywood (35.6m)

Eagle Rock The Public House (34.1m)

Staples Center (33.8m)

  • Lakers, Kings, Concerts, Grammys

Hollywood Walk of Fame (32.6)

Philippe’s The Original French Dip Sandwich (26.9m)

Within 25 miles of Disneyland:25 miles-01

Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Long Beach (23.3m)

  • Great BBQ and Beer!

Pretend City Children’s Museum, Irvine, CA (18.7m)

  • $12.50 A/C
  • Giant playland for kids to use their imagination be grocers, doctors, dentists, firefighters, musicians, etc.

South Coast Plaza (14.7m)

  • high end shopping: Bloomingdales, Saks 5th, Chanel, Dior, Roberto Cavalli, Hermes, Fendi, Tiffany & Co., Jimmy Choo, Armani, etc…

Within 10 miles of Disneyland:10 miles-01

Pirate’s Dinner Adventure (8.3m)

The Bruery, Placentia, CA (7.0m)

Knotts Berry Farm (6.7m)

  • $44 / $35 online ($65 at the door)
  • Thrill rides, character meet and greets, water rides, kiddie rides

Medieval Times (6.6m)

  • $59.95 / $36.95

Honda Center (4.8m)

  • Anaheim Ducks

Flight Deck Flight Simulation Center (4.4m)

  • Minimum Age: 11, Minimum Height: 4’11”
  • Make reservations, walk-ins not guaranteed a space
  • Open Tue-Sun 7 Flight times per day
  • Fighter Jet: $59 / Boeing 737: $89 – $199 30-90 min

Angel Stadium (4.3m)

  • Angels Game

 Within Walking Distance to Disneyland:walking distance

Downtown Disney (0.4m)

  • World of Disney
  • LEGO Store
  • Anna & Elsa’s Boutique
    • 3-15 years of age
    • Reservations recommended: 714-781-STYLE
    • $18.95 – 36.95 for Tiara, nail polish, hair streak and make-up pallet)
  • Disney’s Pin Traders
  • Flavored Churro Kiosk
  • Disney Vault 28
  • D Street
  • Sanuk
  • RideMakerz
    • $15 – $40 to start (=$25 for remote controlled)
  • Build-A-Bear
    • About $20 to start
  • Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen
    • Every night they have a Live Jazz musician that plays
    • Good beer selection
    • Large portions; incredible beignets
  • ESPN Zone
    • 10,000 sq. ft of games/attractions
    • huge arcade, screening room for “Big” games, tvs everywhere!
    • Cheapest beer in the area
  • House of Blues
  • AMC 12 Theaters
  • Rainforest Café
  • Trader Sam’s
    • Still at the DL resort, but feels like you’re on a tropical island!


You got all that?



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