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Things to do in Anaheim, CA

When you book your stay at Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Water Park & Resort Anaheim, CA, discover some of the attractions the area has to offer.

Disneyland® Park & Disney California Adventure Park
Walt Disney’s dream comes to life at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. From thrilling rollercoasters like Thunder Mountain to the classic kids rides like Dumbo the Flying Elephant, take a trip to visit your favorite Disney characters. The Great Wolf Lodge has partnered with Disney to bring you some special offers to experience the best of both worlds.


Angel Stadium Ballpark Tours
Join the Halos for this "behind the scenes" tour of our ballpark - Home of the 2002 World Champion Los Angeles Angels. The stadium tour is both an enjoyable and educational experience! You will be invited to view areas that are normally restricted to the public. Highlights of this 75 minute tour may include: a trip down to the field, a visit into the Angels Dugout, Walk through the Visitors' Clubhouse, a close up look at the Mike Scioscia interview room and an exclusive look at the Gene Autry Suite, Broadcasting booth, the Press Conference room, as well as a Dugout Suite.


Corona Del Mar State Beach
A half-mile of gorgeous sandy Southern California beach, Corona del Mar State Beach is a popular Orange County area beach. Bordered by cliffs and a rock jetty which forms the east entrance to Newport Harbor, Corona del Mar is a wonderful family beach and good place to enjoy a swim in the Pacific Ocean.


Davey’s Locker Whale Watching Tours
Located in Newport Beach, Davey’s Locker has been providing whale watching cruises for over 40 years to both residents and visitors to Newport Beach. Davey’s Locker departs from the historic Balboa Pavilion in Newport Bay. Year round whale watching cruises view giant blue whales and finback whales during the summer and fall months.


International Surf Museum
The International Surfing Museum is a top destination in Orange County. It houses an expansive collection of classic surfboards, Duke Kahanamoku artifacts, surf music, surf films and Endless Summer movie memorabilia. Stroll the Huntington Beach Surfing Walk of Fame to see the honored individuals who have helped define the surfing culture.


Aquarium of the Pacific
Enjoy an aquatic adventure in California. Known as the world’s largest indoor ocean, the aquarium showcases over 500 species of marine life in over 50 exhibits and habitats. The Pacific Ocean’s three regions are highlight through the aquarium including the Northern Pacific, Tropical Pacific and Southern California/Baja. Special arrangements can be made for behind-the-scenes tours as well a dive-in encounter for certified divers. Children appreciate the Animal Encounter programs featuring interactive tours with sea lions, sharks or otters.


Anaheim Packing District
The hub of commerce during the early 1920's has been restored to pristine beauty. Today, it features 20+ artisan eateries with live music weekends and a large outdoor picnic garden. Certainly one of the more relaxing things to do in Anaheim.


Flight Deck Flight Simulators
EXPERIENCE the thrill of aerial maneuvers at 600 knots and air-to-air combat in an authentic military flight simulator. Feel what it’s like to take the controls of a commercial airliner in our Boeing 737 flight simulator. Guests who are not flying can relax in the Officers Club and watch all the aerial action on large LCD screens. Reservations required.


Rock City Climbing Gym
Orange County's original home for indoor rock climbing is located in Anaheim. Whether it’s your first time climbing or you're a master sender, Rock City has climbing for all levels to enjoy a fun, safe, family-oriented environment.


K1 SPEED ANAHEIM – ARRIVE & DRIVE. 
At K1 Speed Anaheim in Orange County, get ready for an unforgettable, adrenaline-pumping experience. With professionally designed, fully enclosed tracks for racing in rain or shine, our high-performance electric karts are in a different league altogether capable of speeds approaching 45mph.


South Coast Plaza
There are many amazing Places to Shop in Orange County, but the South Coast Plaza is the one where the Japanese and Chinese tour buses stop. It's Orange County's answer to Rodeo Drive, with many of the same high end designer shops in an indoor mall that crosses two city blocks, including 30 restaurants.


Honda Center
The Honda Center in Anaheim is home to the Mighty Ducks hockey team and a line-up of top concerts and arena events like the Harlem Globetrotters and Ringling Bros Circus.


Christ Cathedral
The largest glass building in the world seats 2,736 people and has one of the largest musical instruments in the world - the Hazel Wright Memorial organ. The 34-acre grounds and the historic Christ Cathedral offer self-guided and docent tours, which originate from the Cathedral Cultural Center.


Huntington Beach 
Surf City USA , just a few miles from the Great Wolf Lodge providing ample opportunities to surf, swim, or soak up the warm California sunshine. It’s also home of the picturesque Huntington Beach Pier which stretches from Main Street into the Pacific Ocean.


Santa Ana Zoo
The 20-acre Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park focuses on the animals and plants of Central and South America. It’ is home to an extensive primate collection - with over a dozen species from around the world.


The Outlets at Orange 
Orange County's only outlet shopping center is just five minutes from Great Wolf Lodge. The open-air mall is home to over 120 boutique and upscale shops in addition to name-brand favorites.


South Coast Plaza 
South Coast Plaza is home to more than 250 prominent boutiques, critically-acclaimed restaurants and the adjacent celebrated Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Its unparalleled collection of diverse retailers, from Bottega Veneta, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels to Hermès, Gucci, Roger Vivier, COACH, UNIQLO and more – along with its customized concierge services, makes it Southern California’s premier shopping experience.


STAPLES Center
Home to several sports teams, including the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, the NHL's Los Angeles Kings and the Women's National Basketball Association's Los Angeles Sparks, as well as concerts, events, boxing and more.