Orange County Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 80%Art & Design Lovers
- 79%Luxury Travelers
- 69%Family Travelers
- 65%Adventure Travelers
- 65%Budget Travelers
- 58%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (54)
- Orange CountyJan 30, 2014
Orange County is so much more than what is depicted in the media via television and reality shows like "The OC", "Laguna Beach", "The Real Housewives of Orange County", etc. The area's always sunny, temperate "Mediterranean" climate and 42 miles of year-round beaches does attract millions of tourists annually. However, Hollywood's version of this Southern California Riviera doesn't do true justice to it's laid back, easy going and athletic lifestyle. For the real residents of this coastal paradise (named for the Orange Groves that used to ring it's communities - groves now confined mostly to the foothills), Orange County is a culturally unique, artistically rich, prodominently affluent melting pot.
Bordered on the southwest by the Pacific Ocean, to the north by L.A. County, northeast by San Bernardino/Riverside and on the southeast by San Diego County. Orange County is divided into "North OC" and "South County". Famous for its tourism and home to theme parks Disneyland & Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim and Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, Orange Country is also known for its political conservatism and it's culture. An active community of art florishes here, along with ballet and opera at the Segerstrom Center of the Arts, Pageant of the Master's in Laguna Beach and many community playhouses. It is also part of the burgeoning "Tech Coast" of California (with Oracle, Broadcom and Google located in Irvine).
Southern California surf culture is prominent in Orange County's beach cities. Laguna Beach is a hot spot for sunbathing and surfing; Huntington Beach is nicknamed "Surf City, U.S.A." and is home to many surfing competitions. "The Wedge", at the tip of The Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach is one of the most famous body surfing spots in the world.
Visitors from around the world flock to the coastal resort towns of Laguna Beach, Corona del Mar and Newport Beach each year. With seven miles of beautiful tranquil beaches, Laguna Beach is a haven for rest and relaxation. You can feel the sea breezes as you walk downtown, browsing the quaint Laguna Village shops, boutiques and world class art galleries. Nestled between foothills and the blue Pacific Ocean, the extraordinary beauty, idyllic village atmosphere and special community of people make Laguna Beach the “crown jewel” of Orange County, California.
For more community information and to browse Orange County Homes for Sale and Rent follow the link here: www.LagunaCoastRealEstate.com (or call Laguna Coast Real Estate at 949-494-0490). We look forward to welcoming you to Orange County!
- Orange CountyAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 8Nov 25, 2013
Absolutely love San Clemente and a few other spots in OC. Not much else to say about that. It's too close to LA. .
- Orange CountyAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 11, 2013
Lots of do in Orange County, including Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, and Wondercom! The area is surrounded by a myriad of delicious restaurants, and of course, the Westminster area offers tons of tasty Vietnamese restaurants. Bring the family here, as there is lots to do! And don't forget the wonderful weather here!
- Orange CountyOct 19, 2013
Despite all of the traffic jams and gated communities where the wealthy hide away from the real world, you've just got to love the OC's bodacious beaches. Crystal Cove State Park is an all-natural escape from the mega shopping malls with their desperate housewives parking SUVs. Try Seal Beach for old-fashioned family fun by the pier or San Clemente for the heartbeat of real surf culture in SoCal.
- Orange CountyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 17, 2013
Orange County (or the O.C.) has become synonymous with beaches, sunny skies, and representative of SoCal culture. There's lots to see, do, and eat in this part of LA and worth visiting.Recommended for:Foodies
- Orange CountyMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 17, 2013
Orange County certainly isn't the most exciting region in Southern California, BUT there are some fabulous things that some of the communities have to offer. Disneyland is every little kids dream destination and is right here in Anaheim. It lives up to the hype and even though I visited monthly as a child I still feel the pull and I swear it really is 'The Happiest Place On Earth'. The beach cities include the upscale Newport Beach, Artsy Laguna Beach and 'Surf City USA' in Huntington Beach. One of the largest and most exclusive malls in the country is right here in Costa Mesa, The South Coast Plaza. Business travelers fly into our 'state of the art' airport, named after the movie star John Wayne. There are so many more things I could list so check out my reviews and ask questions.
- Orange CountyMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Oct 12, 2013
It legitimately depresses me that most of the suggested destinations are just rides at Disneyland. There are so many hidden gems in Orange County that have nothing to do with Disneyland. It's important to go there, absolutely, but it's great to soak up the rest of the county. We are not just the typical "OC."
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