Top Disneyland Alternatives

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We get it, Disneyland is pretty cool. As a staple in American culture, it’s a top spot for tourists and locals alike. But, what if we told you there were other options? Options you’ll have just as much fun doing, perhaps even more, than going to Disneyland in Los Angeles. LA is a massive host of excursions, activities, and events, so even if you do go to Disneyland, you should have options galore – if you end up with an extra free day.

Below, we’ve curated a list of our top Disneyland alternatives. And trust us, they’re really, really fun. Next time you’re thinking about taking your family to Disneyland in LA, check these places out!


1. Whale Watching With Harbor Breeze

Not to toot our own horn, but whale watching is pretty great. With Harbor Breeze, you get to see all types of sea animals including whales, dolphins, sea lions, and more! It’s one thing to see a photo of a humpback whale, it’s another to see it in person. These mammals are truly gigantic! If you’re looking for a great Disneyland alternative, check out our whale watching tours – and hey, you can’t be biased if it’s true!


2. LA Sightseeing Bus Tour

What better way to take in and see all of LA than an LA bus tour? With plenty of options to choose from, these bus tours take you to all the great spots in Los Angeles, giving you a quick snapshot of popular and notable locales. Places you might visit are Rodeo Drive, Griffith Observatory, the Original Farmers Market, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame!


3. Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Who doesn’t like appreciating art? With unique exhibits and events, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art offers something for everyone. And although the museum galleries are temporarily closed, there are still opportunities to shop and view art outdoors. Pricing for admission varies depending on the time of day or week, age, and residency.


4. Aquarium of the Pacific

Located off Aquarium Way in Long Beach, Aquarium of the Pacific is a great Disneyland alternative for families looking to spend a day learning about and seeing all different types of sea life. Aquarium of the Pacific holds numerous events and exhibits including the Sea Otter Habitat, Shark Lagoon, and Lorikeet Forest! Whether you’re looking for a place to go on a date, vacation, or weekend outing, Aquarium of the Pacific is a must!


5. Venice Beach

Last but not least, we’ve got Venice Beach. Although not particularly an attraction or excursion, Venice Beach is still a top Disneyland in LA alternative. In addition to hanging out at the beach and playing in the sand, you can shop at one of the many vendors along the strip, grab a bite to eat, or even pump a little iron – Muscle Beach Venice style. Not to mention visiting the skatepark or meeting all the interesting people along the way!


Come Whale Watching With Us!

Visit Harbor Breeze in Long Beach or Los Angeles for an experience you won’t forget! With daily departures, our tours give you front row tickets to see all types of sea creatures including blue whales, gray whales, humpback whales, killer whales, dolphins, sea lions, and more! Visit our website to learn more and to book a tour today – you won’t want to miss it!


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