Things to Do in Downtown Anaheim, California

There's plenty to explore in the city after you visit the iconic Disneyland Resort.
 

Photo courtesy Anaheim Packing District

1. Shop at RARE by Goodwill

Go thrifting at RARE by Goodwill for high-quality, carefully chosen brand-name clothing ranging from Louis Vuitton to Forever 21. You’ll also find home decor, books, stacks of vinyl—complete with a listening station—and accessories like purses, jewelry and shoes.

ocgoodwill.org

2. Play at SwingIt Trapeze

Start your training to be a Hollywood stunt double or circus performer at SwingIt Trapeze, an all-ages outdoor park where professional trapeze instructors teach visitors how to swing, climb and flip on the trapeze bars.

swingittrapeze.net

3. Explore the Center Street Promenade

A short walk along the outdoor Center Street Promenade will lead you to more than 10 pieces of public art, including Hammer Clock, an oversized pocket watch balanced atop a carpenter’s hammer.

centerstreetanaheim.com

4. Sip coffee at Ink and Bean

Start the day with coffee and pastry to-go at Ink and Bean or settle in and work on your screenplay. You can also attend writing workshops and occasional live music performances inside the café or on its deck. 

inkandbeancoffee.com

5. Visit the Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center

Until July 14, see the Papel Chicano Dos exhibit to view Hispanic art from the 1980s to today. Admission to the exhibit is US$10, or you can also visit the museum’s free Carnegie Gallery anytime to enjoy Anaheim historical artifacts and Disney memorabilia.

muzeo.org

6. Eat at the Anaheim Packing House

From breakfast to last call, you’ll find appetite-appropriate eats at more than 25 food vendors at the Anaheim Packing House. Sip a beer, eat tacos or snap an Instagram-worthy photo of an elaborate, candy-topped beverage.

anaheimpackingdistrict.com

[This story appears in the April 2017 issue of WestJet Magazine and has since been updated]

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