Known around the world as "The OC," Orange County envelops you in the ultimate Southern California lifestyle…casual sophistication, pristine beaches, legendary theme parks and endless options for fun in the sun or cultural exploration. With sun-soaked days and star-filled nights, here you'll be immersed in the real California dream.
Just minutes from The OC's 42 miles of beaches, discover magical adventures and adrenaline-pumping rides at the original Disneyland Resort and the always-thrilling Knott’s Berry Farm. Or let your own imagination go at renowned art festivals and celebrated performing arts centers. OC Parks offers sprawling wilderness and nature parks, perfect for recreation of the sun-soaked variety, with miles of trails and coastal preserves to explore.
For romance, rejuvenation or a taste of "the good life," pamper yourself at The OC's luxurious "OCeanfront" beach resorts and spas. Indulge in imaginative cuisine that’s as tasteful as it is artistic---The OC has produced a new generation of award-winning chefs taking full advantage of California's bountiful produce and local seafood. Browse the extensive collection of designer stores that make shopping in The OC an attraction in itself. Keep one eye on the ball and one on the waves at The OC's many coastal golf courses.
When constructing the SR 73 Toll Road in 1993, a five million year old baleen whale fossil was discovered. It was named “Joaquin” after the San Joaquin Corridor....more