Named after the citrus fruit you’ll want to bite into as soon as you cross the county line, Orange County is synonymous with sunshine, luxury, and breezy beach culture. With the region’s extravagant posh and polish, you’ll find rugged natural beauty along each cliff-lined stretch of the Southern California coast. Whether you’re strolling historic missions, riding perfect surf breaks, or going topsy turvy at famous theme parks, you’ll never have to wonder what to do in Orange County. Book beautiful hotels in Orange County cities and follow the next wave to rest and relaxation, all in perfect weather.
Things to Do in Orange County
Start in the inland city of Anaheim, where you can don your own pair of mouse ears and relive your childhood with castle tours and wild rides. You’ll learn quickly that there’s no age limit on happiness, though you will have to pass the height requirement. Farther south, San Juan Capistrano is a gateway to Orange County as well as a window into California’s colonial past. Look back on the 18th century at the Spanish mission and artifacts left behind by indigenous civilizations.
It would be an understatement to say that the golden shores are among the most popular Orange County attractions, but it’s true, pure and simple. There’s nothing quite like shopping your way along the pier in Huntington Beach or wandering along the curve of Crystal Cove in Laguna Beach with a kite in hand. Or, you can always dust off a long board and surf your way from Seal Beach at the north end of the county all the way down to Dana Point in the south— stopping for gourmet refreshments and a turn on the Ferris wheel in Newport, Beach, of course.
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