Anaheim with Teens: A Perfect Family Day
Located about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Anaheim, Calif is best known as the home of Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm and Angel Stadium. But for those looking to plan a vacation day here with their teens, this city has a lot more to offer than just Mickey Mouse and Snoopy. Check out the suggestions below and your family will enjoy a day unlike any other!
Start your teens in Anaheim with breakfast at the La Brea Bakery Cafe located in Downtown Disney. This popular bakery first opened its doors in Los Angeles in 1989 and now sells some of the best artisan breads at locations throughout the country. Lucky for you, they have opened a cafe in downtown Disney that offers more than just bread, pastries and sweets. Choose from a variety of items off the breakfast menu such as omelets, quiche, breakfast sandwiches, sourdough pancakes, or the very tasty brioche French toast. While there, pick up a loaf of bread to take with you. The olive oil and rosemary is a favorite! After breakfast, take some time to wander through the quaint downtown Disney district and let your teens do a little shopping. Check out Ridemakerz, where kids can build their own radio controlled cars, stock up on some cool clothes and accessories at Quicksilver or Fossil, immerse yourselves in all things Disney at D Street or get your sports on at the ESPN Zone store. Downtown Disney district is located outside of Disneyland Park and does not require an entrance fee. Parking is free. La Brea Bakery opens at 8AM and is located at 1556 Disneyland Drive Anaheim, CA 92802; Phone (714) 490-0233.
It's time to come down from the clouds and take your teens on a culinary journey at the Lazy Dog Cafe. This casual cafe offers an array of dishes influenced from locations around the world. Enjoy appetizers such as Shanghai tacos or the trio of hummus dips. Fill up on main courses of salad, soup, pasta, pizza or fish 'n' chips. Don't forget to order dessert, like the banana split sundae served in a dog bowl! 1623 West Katella Ave. Orange CA 92867; (714) 769-7020
Step back in time and treat your kids to a medieval adventure right in the heart of the city. At Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament you will be transported back to 11th-century Spain in this castle restaurant. Enjoy multiple knights on horseback joust it out in a tournament fit for kings. Dine on a multiple course meal of soup, chicken, ribs and dessert without the use of proper utensils (unless your kids consider their fingers proper utensils)! Your family will be drawn into this dazzling show making for an experience they will remember for quite some time. Ticket prices are $57.95 for adults and $35.95 for kids 12 and under. Check their website for discounts and upgrades or to purchase tickets online. 7662 Beach Blvd Buena Park, California 90620, 1-866-543-9637.
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