Nearly everyone knows that Anaheim, California, is home to Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, and Angel Stadium. But if you want to get away from the crowds of tourists and experience Anaheim like a local, there are plenty of other neat attractions to visit and activities to try out.

Here, we will give you insider information on the best things to do and see in Anaheim—activities only the locals know about—including the best farmers markets, the beautiful parks, the places to shop and eat, and the outdoor movies and concerts.


Farmers Markets

The farmers markets in Anaheim are definitely worth checking out if you haven’t done so before. The Downtown Anaheim Certified Farmers Market and Craft Fair not only sells fresh produce and ingredients from local farms, but you will also find one-of-a-kind food stands, craft stands, and boutiques. In addition, Anaheim isn’t far from the Orange Home Grown Farmers Market, which sells top-quality local produce and offers a “Park Your Paws” dog-sitting booth, where volunteers take care of your dog while you shop. Finally, according to the locals, Gamboa Berry Farms has the best fresh strawberries around! 


Local Parks

A great way to spend time—without spending money—is to enjoy the outdoors at the local parks in Anaheim. A few of the parks that Anaheim residents love are Brookhurst Community Park, Pearson Park, and Yorba Regional Park. Head to these parks to play some sports and games, have a picnic, ride a bike, fish, paddle boat, and so much more! Other places you can go to experience and learn about nature are the Oak Canyon Nature Center and the Fullerton Arboretum.


Food and Shopping

The locals always know the best places to eat and shop. The Anaheim Packing House is full of restaurants with every kind of food you can imagine—from gelato and crepes to fish n’ chips and sushi. Similarly, Center Street Promenade has a huge range of restaurants and shops. Lastly, the Anaheim Garden Walk is the perfect place to shop during the day or for a nice evening dinner.


Outdoor Movies and Concerts

This summer in Orange County, the OC Parks Summer Concert Series and Sunset Cinema Film Series are back! From June 18 to September 10, there will be 10 free concerts and 13 free movie showings. The concerts will be on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m., with the music beginning at 6:00 p.m. The movie nights will be on Fridays at 6:00 p.m., with the movie beginning at sundown. Visit the website to see a schedule of the events.


Now you know just as much as the locals! Whether you are just visiting Anaheim, recently moved to Summer Crest Apartment Homes, or have been living here for years, be sure to try out these places and activities for some unforgettable summer memories.

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