Top 10 Things To Do in Orange County
1. Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure
Known as the happiest place on earth, Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure are a must-do for everybody. From Frontierland to Tomorrowland, you will get to see and experience it all. There is delicious food, fun rides and everybody’s favorite characters. Disneyland is perfect for the kid in everybody but if you are looking for a little bit more adrenaline, Disney’s California Adventure provides you with roller coasters and rides that you will love.
2. Fashion Island
Shop like a local at one of California’s best outdoor malls. From Nordstrom to Macy’s, Nike Women’s to Bloomingdale’s, you will find so much to love. You can shop the day away and then finish off the night with one of the many delicious and acclaimed restaurants at Fashion Island.
A fun and adventurous modern-day treasure hunt you can enter as many times as you want! You’ll be adventuring all over Orange County and the surrounding areas solving clues that will have you exploring the city, including spots you likely haven't explored before! It only costs $10 and every time you finish, you will get $5 to the Adventure Hunt Store and be entered to win a FREE TRIP TO PANAMA! You can enter on your own, with a date or with a group of friends. No matter how many people you are with, you will have a blast!
4. Orange Coast College Swap Meet
Open Saturday and Sunday from 8 AM-3 PM, the Orange Coast College Swap Meet is a must. There is fresh produce, sunglass huts, purses and so much more! Rain or shine, you will find some of the best items Orange County has to offer.
5. Crystal Cove State Park
Boasting 3.2 miles of Pacific coastline, Crystal Cove State Park is a great spot to stop. You can enjoy the beach, stay in one of the historic beach houses and enjoy the delicious restaurants all while having the perfect view.
6. Knott’s Berry Farm
Spanning 160 acres, Knott’s Berry Farm is a amusement park that has something for everyone. There are rides and roller coasters for the little ones all the way up to the adrenaline junkie, shows, and five themed areas that all can enjoy!
7. Heisler Park
Heisler Park is the ideal place for photographs. With its artistic benches, sculptures, rocky shores, tide pools and ocean views, it is truly magical. There is a trail right along the beach where you can go on a sunrise or sunset run and just enjoy some of nature’s best.
8. Huntington Beach Pier
Stretching out 1,850 feet, Huntington Beach Pier is one of the longest public piers on the American West Coast. With Huntington Beach known as Surf City, USA, the pier is the best place to take it all in. You can watch the surfers, the street performers and find yourself the perfect gift all along the pier.
9. Eat a Balboa Bar
Finding yourself at Dad’s Donut & Bakery Shop to pick up a famous Balboa Bar is the best thing you can do for yourself. Vanilla ice cream, dipped in chocolate and rolled in toppings served to you as a popsicle, it can’t get much better than that. Careful though, because once you get one, you will want to go back for more!
10. Crystal Cathedral
Looking to get out of the heat for a bit? Crystal Cathedral is absolutely amazing to see. This reflective glass building seats over 2,000 people and not only gives an amazing view from the inside but the outside as well.