Hidden Gems in Anaheim

Add these must-explore local gems to your next vacation.

Unique Attractions in Anaheim 

Discovery Cube

The science of family fun is solved at the Discovery Cube in Orange County.  The multi-story hands-on museum encourages scientists of all ages to explore and engage in exhibits ranging from eco-conservation to the physics of sports.

Water Park at Courtyard Anaheim

Soak up the SoCal sunshine at a private waterpark for Courtyard Anaheim guests.  Children will splash the day away at the children’s pool with a beach-style entry, water slides, and a water fountain-filled splash pad.  Don’t get caught under the drench bucket unless you want to get very, very wet!

Flightdeck + Rogue Racing at The Anaheim GardenWalk

Flightdeck + Rogue Racing

Calling all Mavericks!  Flightdeck + Rogue Racing gives you the chance to climb into the cockpit and pilot your choice of a fighter jet or Boeing 737 or choose to be in front of the wheel of rogue racing fast cars. The flight and racing simulation center is perfect for adrenaline junkies, and no flight or racing experience is required.

Muzeo Museum in Anaheim, CA


You’ll find the Muzeo Museum & Cultural Center in the heart of Downtown Anaheim.  Explore the history of the city in the Carnegie Library and then cross the courtyard to take in rotating exhibits. Additionally, Muzeo hosts a variety of family-friendly community events throughout the year. 

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Hip Foodie Spots in Anaheim

Hungry for something special? You’re in the right place when you visit these unique eateries in Anaheim.

JW Marriott Anaheim Resort Parkestry Rooftop View

Rooftop Bars

We love it when brews are served with good views! Anaheim is home to numerous rooftop bars that elevate your experience. Enjoy some of our favorites including:

  • The FIFTH - Grand Legacy Hotel
  • Top of the V - The Viv Hotel
  • Parkestry - JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort
  • RISE Rooftop Lounge - The Westin Anaheim Resort

Sahara Falafel

Little Arabia

Explore the flavors of Little Arabia, a cultural enclave in Anaheim, where you’ll find delicious Middle Eastern restaurants, plus shopping and other businesses.  Yelp named Sababa Falafel one of the “Top 100 Places to Eat” in 2023. Make sure to pack your appetite as you eat your way down Brookhurst St.

The Anaheim White Steakhouse House Anaheim, CAThe White House

The Anaheim White House has our vote.  The gorgeous historic landmark houses a formal Italian restaurant with alfresco dining.  Delight in steak, seafood, and pasta dishes prepared by local philanthropist Chef Bruno Serato.

StrongWater Souvenir Drinks in Anaheim

Strong Water Anaheim

Dock for the evening at Strong Water in Anaheim. Set to resemble a ship’s wreckage, the tiki bar offers unforgettable provisions like the Zombie King and classics like the Mai Tai.  Grab reservations or sit shoreside on their outdoor patio.

Ballast Point Brewery at Downtown Disney


Something new is always brewing!  Anaheim is home to the most craft breweries in Orange County.  Explore the La Palma Beer Trail, a collection of breweries dotting La Palma Avenue.  Stop by Golden Road Brewery or Brewheim ahead of an Angels game. Sign up for the Anaheim Brew Pass to find deals at many of the top breweries in Anaheim.

More Hidden Gems in Anaheim

A day at the ballpark with the Anaheim Angels or watching the Anaheim Ducks take the ice is just the beginning.  Here are a few more opportunities to experience Orange County just like the locals do.


Oak Canyon Nature Center

The Great Outdoors are calling! Answer at Oak Canyon Nature Center with a mild hike along the four miles of trails.  The wooded area and meandering stream showcase the beauty of Anaheim.

 The Chance Theater, Pho play in Anaheim, CA

Chance Theater

The stage is set for a wonderful evening at Chance Theater, Anaheim’s local community theater.  Socially conscious and powerful productions fill their calendar. Visit the Events Calendar to see what's playing while you're in town!

Orange County Art Museum

Explore 20th and 21st-century art at the Orange County Art Museum, included on the Segerstrom Center for the Arts campus.  The modern art museum houses 4,500 pieces in its collection which are displayed for free.