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Visit Anaheim on a Budget

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Anaheim on a Budget

Chances are if you’re traveling to Anaheim, you’re going to visit Disneyland. There are many ways to do Disney on a budget, but that’s another blog post in itself! Disneyland isn’t the only thing to do in Anaheim. There are plenty of other ways to have fun on a budget – and even for free – while visiting.

The Great Outdoors . . .

Covering nearly 30 acres, this lush botanical garden is the largest in Orange County. Fullerton Arboretum was established in 1979 and boasts over 4,000 plants and trees. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5.

Yorba Regional Park has a parking fee of $3 per vehicle, but admission is free. Yorba is a great park for families! A beautiful setting on nearly 150 acres, the park has 400 picnic tables (many with shade). If the fishing doesn’t wear the kids out, the playgrounds will!

Learn a Thing or Two

Bowers Museum is free for kids under 12, and tickets for adults are $13. Exhibits change but some recent ones include Frida Kahlo (who is amazing!), Sacred Realms, Ancient Arts of China, and more. This museum features more than 130,000 works of art!

Visiting Muzeo is kind of tricky: you think you’re just having fun, but in reality, you’re learning something! You’ll erts, entertainment, education, and culture. Muzeo Museum isn’t free; there are different prices for each event. Some are $5 while others are $35. Check the upcoming schedule of events to see if it’ll fit into your budget.

Have Some Fun!

World famous Huntington Beach is the largest in Southern California. It boasts 10 miles of sunny, sandy beaches and isn’t far from Disney. Catch a wave or chill on the beach. Either way, you could spend an entire day here!

Rock City Climbing is an indoor rock climbing gym. Admission is only $12 but check Groupon to see if you can get a better deal.

Training home to the Mighty Ducks, The Rinks is a great place to go ice skating. Cost is $10.

Love sports? See the Angels play for as little as ten bucks.

Anaheim Budget

Disney Alternatives

Nothing beats Disney, but if you’re on a budget or all Disney’d out, check out these two:

A season pass to Knott’s Berry Farm costs about the same as a 1-Day pass to Disney. Live entertainment and rides will keep you busy all day long!

Admission to Adventure City is less than $20, and it’s a great experience! The roller coasters, rides, and other attractions along with the family atmosphere is what makes people come to Adventure City year after year.

Have you visited Anaheim? What was your favorite spot? Let me know in the comments!

Previous Posts in the 2017 Traveling on a Budget Series:

Doing Las Vegas on a Budget

Myrtle Beach on a Budget

Doing Maui on a Budget

Doing Key West on a Budget

The Orlando Area on a Budget