Tell Grandma to pack her bags! The family's going on vacation in Anaheim.

Multigenerational travel is on the rise, with families bringing the whole family along for the fun.  In a recent Visit Anaheim poll, 66% of respondents reported have traveled with three or more generations.  Most said they plan on doing even more vacationing with multiple generations.

Accounting for the boost in multigenerational travel are various elements including increased health of baby boomers, nostalgia, and the desire to make more family memories.  We’re a little biased, but we think Anaheim’s the best spot for multigenerational travel!  Find out why!

The Happiest Place on Earth

Disneyland family

The Disneyland® Resort

Take the whole family on an E-Ticket Ride at the Disneyland® Resort.  Marrying nostalgia and new offerings, Disneyland® provides endless opportunities for making magical memories.  

Some favorites for the whole family:

  • All of Disneyland®’s Fantasyland
  • Long-time favorites like The Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Pixar Pier in DCA
  • The Animation Academy in DCA
  • Parades & fireworks displays,

 If you’re too busy having fun to snap photos, let the Disney photographers capture your family’s moments by adding MaxPass to your tickets.  Use the Disneyland® app to book your FastPass attractions and even place mobile food orders to maximize your day.  Matching shirts are not required, but they’re always adorable!

Pack It All In!

Credit: Global Munchkins

Anaheim’s historic Packing House citrus packing plant turned modern food hall is a must visit.  Explore the dozens of craft food stalls with the vintage vibe.  Opt for a spot on one of the numerous outdoor dining patios after the whole family selects their favs.  Mom’s got sushi, Grandpa’s got a waffle sandwich.  The whole family’s happy!

Center Of It All

Okayama Kobo Bakery & Cafe and Bizen Bar
Okayama Kobo Bakery

Explore the heart of the city on a casual afternoon stroll down Center Street Promenade.  Grab lunch from Pour Vida Latin Flavor, followed by a sweet treat from Okayama Kobo Bakery or House of Chimney Cakes.  Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center offers a variety of family-friendly exhibits throughout the year.  In the evening, you may want to visit Decades Bar for a totally tubular night of dancing to 80s and 90s hits.  Teach the younger generation how cool retro can be at Rare by Goodwill, a carefully curated thrift store. 

Cheer on the Home Team

Anaheim Ducks
Anaheim Ducks

Root, root, root for the home team at the Honda Center or the Big A.  The coolest team in town is the Anaheim Ducks®, who take the ice at the Honda Center.  The Rinks in Anaheim is the official practice facility for the Ducks, with public skating available also.  Angel Stadium hosts Family Sundays with photo ops, games, and face painting, plus opportunities for kids to run the bases.  If your little sluggers are under three years old, tickets aren’t required. 

Happy Trails

Oak Canyon
Oak Canyon

A leisurely hike through Anaheim can be a lovely way to reconnect with nature and loved ones.  Oak Canyon Nature Center offers a variety of hiking trails, many perfect for beginning hikers, plus an indoor center to learn about the wildlife in the area.  If you’d prefer a paved road for strolling, try the lovely Anaheim Coves.

Date Night

One added benefit of multigenerational travel? Built-in babysitters.  While grandparents bond with the kids, parents can explore the fine dining in Anaheim.  Share a ribeye at The Ranch or upscale flavors of California at the Napa Rose. 

Date Night collage

Whether your family is looking to relive past memories in Anaheim or create brand new ones, Anaheim offers everything a family could desire in a multigenerational vacation.  Explore the world-class entertainment, fine dining, and numerous bonding activities with the whole family!