If you are planning a Disney® vacation with your teen, the theme parks will certainly keep them entertained. Plus, during the days you’re not in the Parks, there are plenty of activities around town that could be of interest to them. Here are some suggestions for attractions and dining in Orange County when visiting Disney® in Anaheim, CA.

Other Attractions Near Disneyland®

Discovery Cube Orange County

Discovery Cube Orange County is a sprawling children’s science museum with more than 100 hands-on activities and exhibits for kids and adults of all ages. This is a great indoor option if you’re at Disney® and looking for a break from the Southern California sun.

Ralph B. Clark Regional Park

The Ralph B. Clark Regional Park is a 104-acre outdoor park rated highly for its many hiking, biking, and walking trails. It’s an excellent place to go if your dog is with you on vacation, or you need a break from the hustle of Disneyland’s® many attractions.

Knott’s Berry Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm is a theme park of its own, which originated as an actual berry farm owned by Walter Knott in the 1920s. Here you’ll find food and fun for the whole family, with everything from huge roller coasters to an 1800s-themed Ghost Town.

Where to Eat

House of Blues

Heading to the House of Blues in Anaheim for lunch or dinner is a must on your vacation. Enjoy live music along with a top-tier menu featuring traditionally Southern-inspired fare like Jambalaya, shrimp and grits, and bread pudding.

Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen

Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen is located in the Downtown Disney® District, so you don’t have to go far to dine at this popular establishment. The Jazz Kitchen offers even more down-home Southern dishes specific to New Orleans, like gumbo, Creole shrimp, Po-Boys, and of course, beignets.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Ruth’s Chris Steak House is a great choice if you’re looking for a high-end, traditional steakhouse experience. Split a porterhouse steak for two with your teen and don’t forget to try the truffle lobster mac & cheese.

Tortilla Jo’s

Sometimes fancy isn’t what you want and Tortilla Jo’s is the perfect choice for good, affordable Mexican food. Enjoy classics like street tacos, fresh ceviche, enchiladas, burritos, and tamales. This restaurant is located within walking distance at Downtown Disney® District.

Hotels In Anaheim

Looking for a walking distance hotel to Disneyland®? The Camelot Inn & Suites is just across the street from Disneyland® and is a popular family hotel near Anaheim House of Blues. It’s an easy walk to everything, from rides and attractions to parks and the best restaurants that Anaheim has to offer. Contact us today to book your Disney® vacation hotel room.