Though the conference is your main focus, you might be looking for fun things to do and beautiful areas to explore while you’re in town. To help you make the most of your trip, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 things to do while attending the conference in this vibrant city.
No trip to Anaheim is complete without a visit to the magical world of Disney! Whether you’re a Disney enthusiast or just looking for a fun way to unwind after conference sessions, Disneyland offers an unforgettable experience. From thrilling rides like Space Mountain to character meet-and-greets, this iconic theme park has something for everyone. Plus, the Halloween season adds an extra layer of excitement with special decorations and events.
Anaheim Packing District:
If you’re a foodie, the Anaheim Packing District is a must-visit. Located in a historic citrus packing warehouse, this food hall boasts a wide variety of gourmet cuisines, artisanal desserts, and craft beverages. It’s the perfect place to network with colleagues over a meal or simply indulge in some culinary delights after a day of learning.
Visit the Beach:
Anaheim is conveniently located near some of Southern California’s most beautiful beaches. Take a break from conference activities and head to Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, or Laguna Beach. Whether you’re looking to relax by the ocean, take a stroll along the boardwalk, or catch a stunning sunset, the coastline offers a serene escape.
Angel Stadium, home to the Los Angeles Angels, is a true gem in Anaheim. If you’re a sports enthusiast, consider attending a baseball game during your stay. The stadium provides a fantastic atmosphere to cheer for the team, enjoy some ballpark snacks, and experience America’s favorite pastime. Check the schedule to see if there’s a game happening while you’re in town!
Discovery Cube Orange County:
For those interested in educational and interactive experiences, the Discovery Cube in Orange County is an excellent option. This science museum offers hands-on exhibits and engaging activities for all ages. It’s not only a fun way to unwind but also an opportunity to expand your knowledge and bring fresh ideas back to your team.
As you prepare for the AASPA Conference, consider adding one or more of these activities to your itinerary. Exploring Anaheim beyond the conference walls can help you return to your school district with renewed energy and inspiration.
With a balanced mix of professional development and leisure, your trip to Anaheim in October 2023 is sure to be both productive and enjoyable. We wish you a successful conference and a memorable stay in the City of Angels.
And don’t forget to stop by our booth #301 to say hi!
Erin is a writer and member of the award-winning content team at Frontline Education. With experience in education, she is passionate about creating content that helps to support and impact the growth of both students and teachers.