12 Ways to Have Fun This Summer in Anaheim, CA

Among all the cities in Southern California, Anaheim is one of the best places to be during summer! There’s Disneyland, Angels Stadium, tons of great music venues, parks, markets, restaurants, and more. The weather is warm, and there’s plenty of daylight to work your way through the list of summer activities and events going on in Anaheim this year! Check out our list of the best summer activities going on in Anaheim, CA!

Summer Activities

Catch a Game at Angels Stadium

Nothing screams summer quite like a baseball game at sunset. If you’re in Anaheim this summer, you have the chance to see one of the top teams in the country, the Anaheim Angels, play on their home field. The Angels travel throughout the season, but every month throughout the summer, there are opportunities to see them play at Angels Stadium. 

Tickets vary widely in price based on the location within the stadium. The lowest ticket prices start at $9 and go up to $150 for seats behind home plate. If you’re a serious baseball fan, you can also buy season tickets and attend any game all year! You’ll enjoy more than just the game at Angels Stadium, though: There’s delicious ballgame food like hotdogs, garlic fries, and ice cream, as well as plenty of swag you can buy to cheer on your home team!

Spend the Day at Disneyland

One of the most popular attractions in Southern California, Disneyland welcomes thousands and thousands of visitors each year. Summer is the most popular time to visit this renowned attraction, and with good reason. The warm weather means visitors can enjoy rides such as Splash Mountain and Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes.

It may get a bit warm in the middle of the day, but mornings and evenings are very comfortable during the summer. In addition to the rides, visitors can enjoy a meal with one of their favorite Disney characters. Children in particular love this event!

The park is open all day starting around 8 a.m., but make sure to check specific hours for the day you’d like to visit. Ticket costs vary but start out just over $100 and get cheaper the more days you’d like the ticket to be active. For an additional $60, you can visit Disney California Adventure after 1 p.m. with the same ticket! 

Anaheim Packing District

Do you ever struggle to choose a place for dinner that everyone can agree on? This converted citrus packing plant makes a great place to relax and have dinner in a historic setting with friends and family. The complex features dozens of different restaurants serving cuisine from around the world. Looking for something sweet after dinner? There are plenty of dessert options such as French pastries, pies, cheesecake, ice cream, and more. You’ll even find live music!

The Anaheim Packing District covers multiple buildings, but they’re all relatively close together. There are several different parking lots spread around the complex and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, depending on the season and time of year. 

Flight Deck

Not a fan of the summer heat? Beat the heat inside at Flight Deck’s flight simulator. You’ll have the option of piloting a fighter jet or a Boeing 737. You’ll get preflight training and the ability to test your mettle as a top pilot. Both simulators are equipped with immersive screens and interactive seating. You’ll feel the rumble of the runway and the sharp bullets of enemy fighter jets.

Appointments are encouraged to make sure the simulators are available when you arrive. This is a great activity for birthdays, corporate events, and more. It costs roughly $60 for a 30-minute simulation and $120 for an entire hour in the simulator. Don’t miss the opportunity to see what piloting a plane is really like!

Anaheim ICE

You don’t have to wait for winter to get out on the ice! Anaheim ICE is an indoor ice skating rink that hosts hockey games, figure skating, and the all-important public skating. If you’ve never tried ice skating, now’s the perfect time!

Public skating times usually last 1.5 hours and happen in the early and late afternoon, with morning and night skating available on weekends. Skating costs $13 per person. You can bring your own skates if you have them or rent a pair for $6. Make sure you check the public skating schedule before your visit!


Reptile Super Show

Do you own any snakes, lizards, or turtles? Do you want to? If you’re in the market for a new scaly pet or want to know more about how to care for these special animals, the Reptile Super Show is the perfect place to visit. With over 150,000 square feet of displays, cages, supplies, educational classes, and more to explore, you’ll be able to buy and learn to care for all sorts of different reptiles!

The Reptile Super Show takes place on July 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and July 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center. Ticket prices range from $10 for children’s admission and $16 for adults all the way to $50 for special VIP tickets. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

Anaheim GardenWalk Cars & Coffee

Every Saturday morning at the Anaheim GardenWalk, car enthusiasts meet up to discuss their passion for classic cars and drink coffee. Hosted by the Auto Owners of America, this event is open to everyone, car owner or admirer. Attendees can learn more about classic cars, build relationships, and make friends with like-minded people in your community.

The car shows take place each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to see history in motion at the Anaheim GardenWalk Cars & Coffee event!

Rewind Fridays

Are you a fan of R&B? What about hip hop? Then you’ll love Rewind Fridays! Every Friday, HEAT Ultra Lounge hosts Southern California’s largest throwback party featuring R&B, hip hop, classics, feel-good music, new music, and more. Even better, admission is free before 11 p.m.! Later, at 9:30 p.m., in-house DJs and guest DJs will get the party started. 

This is a great option for a night out with friends or a special occasion. Tables are available via reservation, and there are two open bars within the lounge. Packages are available for groups of 10 to 20, which comes with your choice of alcoholic beverages. If you’re in the mood to hit the clubs, Rewind Fridays might be the perfect event for you!

Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market

Summer is the season of fresh produce in Anaheim. If you’re looking for garden-fresh zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, and more, local is best! Support your local farmers by buying their products at local farmers markets. The Anaheim Farmers Market is bursting with fresh produce, home-cooked meals and snacks, and plenty of amazing crafts you won’t find anywhere else. 

The Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market takes place every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There’s no better way to get to know and support local farmers and businesses. It doesn’t hurt that the quality of the products is second to none!


Shows and Performances

Machine Gun Kelly’s Mainstream Sellout Tour

Machine Gun Kelly is a multi platinum-selling artist hugely popular at the moment, and his first-ever arena tour is coming to the Honda Center this summer! You won’t want to miss this high-energy performance that’s the first of its kind for Machine Gun Kelly! What’s more, Avril Lavigne and WILLOW will be performing with him.

The concert takes place on July 16, 2022, at 8 p.m., but doors will open 60–90 minutes before the show starts. Ticket prices range from $31 all the way to $275 for VIP seating near the stage. You’ll want to get there early to find parking and make sure you have time to get seated. Attendees get the benefit of seeing three star performers at the same show. Don’t miss out!

Train at the FivePoint Amphitheater

Train is one of the longest-performing bands around. Since their start in 1993, Train has been performing around the world. Their nearly 30-year career has endeared them to fans both young and old. If you’re lucky, you might just hear some crowd favorites such as “Drops of Jupiter,” “Hey, Soul Sister,” and “Calling All Angels.”

Their show starts at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2022, at the FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA, just a short drive from Anaheim, CA. Most tickets cost around $30, but VIP seats close to the stage cost around $210 and come with more than just great seats! If you’re a Train fan, you’ve got to see them perform live this summer!

Green Day’s American Idiot Rock Opera

It’s not every day that a rock band’s album gets turned into a rock opera! The New York Times calls it “invigorating, moving and thrilling! A true rock opera.” This emotional performance aims to capture the zeitgeist of a generation, and its raw emotional power will leave the audience thinking about this performance long after they leave. Due to language and thematic elements, it’s best to leave all children at home for this performance.

The show runs from July 15 to August 14, 2022, at Chance Theater in Anaheim, CA. Tickets cost roughly $40 per seat. The performance runs about 1.5 hours without intermission, leaving plenty of time for dinner or drinks after. You’ve never experienced Green Day like this! If you’re a fan, it’s a must-attend event.


This summer in Anaheim is shaping up to be a big one. If you’re looking for a place to live in Anaheim while taking in all the city has to offer, consider living at the Lincoln on Grand Apartments. You’ll love our amenities and friendly atmosphere. Call today to schedule a tour!

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