2. Anaheim Disneyland
If you are looking for an alternate to Disney world and something less large but a lot of fun, visit Disneyland in California.
This is actually my personal favorite for the family.
Similar to its Disney sister city, Orlando, Anaheim has enough mouse-themed attractions to keep parents and kids busy and smiling.
Plus, Anaheim has the added benefit of its California location, which sits in close proximity to the beaches and sights of Los Angeles and San Diego.