It’s almost December and that means two things. We’ve already put up our decked-out Christmas trees and are (not so) secretly scheming for ways to skip responsibilities and take our next vacation. Disneyland should always be on your holiday wish list, but we’ve got a couple of other special places to add in the mix. Here are the best things to do in Anaheim other than Disney.

Try Out Fun Food at the Anaheim Packing District

Price: Free admission

Hours: 9 am to 11 pm weekly 

Location: 440 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, California 

Why You Should Go: This fun food court has dozens of yummy options and quirky treats to taste. It’s all housed in a classic 1919 citrus-packing house. 

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Catch a Baseball Game at Angels Stadium

Price: Ticket prices vary by game and season. See the site for full details.

Location: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, California 

Why You Should Go: Seeing an Angels’ baseball game is a must-do activity while you’re in Orange County. 

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Test Your Pilot Skills at the Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center

Price: Fighter jet prices start at $59 per person; Boeing 737 prices start at $109 per person.

Hours: Monday - Wednesday from 11 am to 9 pm Friday - Saturday 11 am to 10 pm, and Sunday 11 am to 9 pm. 

Location: 400 West Disney Way Ste 196, Anaheim, California 

Why You Should Go: You can see what it feels like to be in the cockpit of a plane in this realistic flight simulation. 

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Go See the Anaheim Ducks Play Hockey at the Honda Center 

Price: Ticket prices vary by game and season. See the site for full details.

Location: 2695 E Katella Ave, Anaheim, California 

Why You Should Go: Everyone needs to see a great game of hockey at least once in their life. The Anaheim Ducks are loved by the locals. 

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Challenge Yourself at SwingIt Trapeze

Price: Prices vary by package. See the site for full details. 

Hours: Wednesday 9:30 am to 6 pm, Thursday - Friday 12 pm to 9 pm, Saturday - Sunday 10 am to 9 pm

Location: 900 N Maple St, Anaheim, California 

Why You Should Go: You can learn the art of trapeze from professionals. 

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Visit the Time-Old Classic Knott’s Berry Farm

Price: Starts at $47 per person

Hours: 10 am to 11 pm 

Location: 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, California 

Why You Should Go: It’s America’s first theme park! While it still has the classic feel, Knott’s Berry Farm shouldn’t be underestimated. It’s home to some of the craziest rides on the western coast. It’s only 6 miles from Anaheim. 

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Enjoy Dinner and a Show at Medieval Times

Price: Ticket prices vary by day and showtime. See the site for full details. 

Hours: 10 am to 10 pm weekly

Location: 7662 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, California

Why You Should Go: Enjoy a medieval-themed dinner and a ridiculously entertaining show of jousting, sword fighting, and more. It’s just a few minutes from Anaheim. 

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