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Samantha Brown's "Places to Love" Orange County Itinerary

The OC invites all you travel-loving Samantha Brown fans to experience Samantha's trip yourself! Grab your car and head to Pacific Coast Highway, where you'll find gourmet grub along the coast and inland at the newest culinary hot-spots. This fun itinerary mirrors the "Places to Love" episode which features hidden gems, lesser-known ...more

A Look at the Great Outdoors of Orange County

Being centrally located in Southern California has its perks, as Orange County offers the best of land and sea. With great year-round weather and average temperatures of 75 degrees Fahrenheit, “The OC” lifestyle revolves around outdoor activities. more

A Slice of Culture and a Dash of Entertainment in The OC

Orange County, California is an exciting west-coast destination that offers visitors a wide range of cultural experiences, from high-tech amusement to historical sites to world-class performing arts and more. more

A Great Taste of The OC

Food, food..... And more food! Orange County has dozens of options when it comes to dining. From city to city, each place has a diverse mix of restaurants that offer a taste of everything. more

For golfers, Orange County is a slice of heaven

Sports is big in The OC, where you'll find everything from MLB baseball and NHL Hockey to professional surfing contests, abundant outdoor activities and premier golf courses. We've devised a day-trip itinerary that's right up the alley of any sports fan. more

Pacific Coast Highway Adventures

We think you'll agree, Pacific Coast Highway offers the best glimpses of The OC. more

Buena Park – A Star Attraction in The OC

Home to the nation’s first theme park and much more, Buena Park packs in the fun with world-famous entertainment for the entire family. more

Park, Shopping & Beach Itinerary

Ride the wave of excitement to Surf City USA® more

Koastal Kids Tour Weekend

The beach cities of The OC offer a plethora of fun for kids of all ages. With sand beaches, boat marinas, tidepools and amazing seaside attractions, Orange County is home to affordable and accessible destinations the whole family can enjoy. more

Arts & Culture in The OC

Looking for ideas for experiencing The OC's art & culture scene but not sure where to begin? Here's an insider guide to discovering Southern California's rich history and world-famous arts and entertainment offerings. more

Discover the World-Class Destinations of Costa Mesa

Centrally located between Los Angeles and San Diego and just minutes from beaches and the Disneyland® Resort, the picturesque Costa Mesa sets the stage as the City of the Arts ™ — brimming with the Art of Fashion at South Coast Plaza, one of the world’s premiere shopping destinations. more

A Day with the Family in Santa Ana

Located just five minutes from Disneyland, OC’s county seat, Santa Ana, offers unique attractions for families of all ages. We’ve put together a family tour that combines science, art and animals, and hot dogs, too! more

Fun in the Sun Itinerary

Orange County offers a wealth of possibilities for enjoying the California sunshine. If you're in the mood to explore, follow our Fun in the Sun Itinerary. more

A Day at the Park, a Night on the Town

The city of Irvine has a lot to offer. Located just 15 minutes southeast of Anaheim, this lovely slice of suburbia boasts everything from pony rides, peacocks and paddle boats to entertainment venues, an amphitheater, great shopping centers and restaurants galore. There’s even a giant Ferris wheel, 180 feet high. And if that’s not high ...more

Ruffing it in The OC

From yappy hour at the dog park to designer fashions at the doggie boutique, there are plenty of places for four-legged friends to sniff around in Orange County. more