Welcome to Orange County -- the land of beaches and theme parks. It's a place where you live like there's no tomorrow, because today is so good. And whether you're exploring Disneyland, chilling at Huntington Beach, or sleeping at one of the fancy 5 star hotels in Orange County, you're going to be feeling good. Ride the wave - - literally and figuratively, and you'll go home with a treasure chest full of pleasant memories.
Out and About in Orange County
After setting in at one of the hotels in Orange County, Start by digging your toes in any one of the beaches located here, like Aliso Beach or Salt Creek Beach Park. Swim, surf, enjoy the sunset and sunbathe; there are few places in the world as relaxing. If you're into things like fishing and whale watching, you can find those activities at Dana Wharf; be sure to stop by the Ocean Institute if you come here. For spectacular views, ascend to Top of the World in Laguna Beach. For a cool lesson in military flying, visit the Flightdeck Air Combat Center in Anaheim. Sights like Mission San Juan Capistrano (the county's only Mission) are also worth seeing. And if you wish to get your shopping on at some point, head to Costa Mesa and indulge at the South Coast Mall. When it comes time to refuel, there's plenty of food and drink.
Eating and Drinking
Sample all sorts of global cuisines at the Irvine Spectrum, or head to Little Saigon for some of the best Vietnamese food outside Vietnam. Other cuisines, such as Korean, Japanese, French and Cuban, are quite popular with locals, as is classic American fare. When it comes time to party, look no further beach cities like Newport Beach and San Clemente, as well as areas near universities in Fullerton and Irvine.
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