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15 Awesome Anaheim Attractions for Teens

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If you’re planning a class trip to Anaheim, you’re in for a treat.  In addition to being home to the “happiest place on earth,” there are a ton of top-notch things to do here.  Check out these 15 awesome Anaheim attractions for teens.

1. Adventure City

This little park packs a big punch with 17 thrilling rides, great shows, and amazing attractions.  If you need a break from the big guys, check out fun, friendly (and affordable!) Adventure City.

2. Anaheim Packing District

Anaheim Packing House
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This walkable collection of 50 food vendors started life as a citrus packing plant.  Now it’s one of the trendiest spots in town – with foods for every taste and live entertainment.

 

3. Angel Stadium Tour

Anaheim Ange Stadium

The Big A is the 4th oldest Major League stadium in the country and home of the Angels since 1965.  Take a behind-the-scenes tour of this iconic park.  Highlights include the press box, dugout, visitors’ clubhouse, and conference room.

4. Catalina Island

Take a short drive to Long Beach and hop the ferry to picturesque Catalina Island.  It’s a stunning little spot roughly 30 miles off the California coast. Spend a day (or two) exploring the mountains and beaches or simply soaking up the sun.

Secrets of Catalina Island

5. City National Grove

Anaheim City National Grove
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City National Grove is a premier entertainment venue in Anaheim and a “Top 10 Stop” in North America.  The state-of-the-art multi-purpose, indoor center hosts live concerts, comedy shows, private events, and more.

6. Donut Life Museum

Donuts = Life at this colorful, donut lover’s paradise!  Explore 7 rooms of sweet donut art created by local artists.  Donut selfies are part of the fun at the Donut Life Museum.

7. Electric Game Box

Dive into immersive group gaming at Electric Game Box.  Book a fully private, interactive digital room that features projection mapping, touch screens, motion tracking, and surround sound as you complete your quests!

Anaheim VR

8. Fire Loop VR

Another great way to experience virtual reality as you feel, smell, and touch your way through fully immersive adventures!  Fire Loop VR is a completely wild way to game!

9. Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center

You’ll feel the need for speed at Flightdeck.  Experience the intensity of flying in authentic flight simulators for the ultimate aviation adventure!

10. Huntington Beach

Anaheim Huntington Beach

 

Plan for some fun in the sun at Huntington Beach.  There is a LOT to see and do at these 5 beautiful beaches along 10 miles of California coastline.  Surf, shop, dine, or just dip your toes in the Pacific.

11. John’s Incredible Pizza

Gather your group for a mouthwatering meal and endless drinks at John’s Incredible Pizza Buena Park.  Move from your private dining area to Fun World – packed with games, rides, and attractions.

12. K1 Speed

Race over to K1 Speed for electric indoor kart racing!  Challenge your friends on the track and hang around for a great meal at the Paddock Lounge.

13. Nickel! Nickel! 5 Cent Games

120+ classic and modern games are calling your name at Nickel! Nickel!  Pay a small admission fee and play all day on your spare change.

14. Oak Canyon Nature Center

Oak

Take a break from your busy schedule to enjoy the peaceful oak woodland and coastal sage scrub at Oak Canyon Nature Center.  Explore 58 acres of canyon and native wildlife while you recharge.  You’ll also find an interpretive center and museum with lots of fun facts and live animal exhibits.

15. Stephen Hillenburg Memorial

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?  Ok.  So Spongebob Squarepants may not live in Anaheim, but his creator, Stephen Hillenburg, did.  Hillenburg brought Bikini Bottom to life in 1999 when the wildly popular cartoon premiered on Nickelodeon.

Hillenburg passed away in 2018 from ALS complications.  In 2021, a bright yellow memorial bench was placed in the quad of his high school (Savanna) to honor his “goofy goober” legacy.

15 Awesome Anaheim Attractions for Teens

Anaheim is a great student destination with tons for teens to love!  While Disneyland might be the main attraction, there’s so much more to see and do.  In the words of Katy Perry… “West Coast represent!!”

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