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Welcome to The OC: Orange County, California

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The OC is filled with a collection of personally enriching experiences. Discover the original home of magical dreams, miles of uninterrupted beaches and extensive recreation surrounded by an engaging balance of natural beauty and eclectic cities. The OC envelopes you in the ultimate Southern California lifestyle that's renowned for an unsurpassed Mediterranean climate, casually sophisticated style, and playful spirit that will beckon you again and again.

Located in Southern California, Orange County is one hour south of Los Angeles and spans 42 miles of coastline, as well as encompassing an array of sophisticated and diverse inland communities. The OC's world-famous cities include Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, and San Juan Capistrano.

If you?re a sun-loving, fun-loving person looking to embody that sophisticated yet casual SoCal lifestyle, then take a retreat to the iconic Golden Coast. Discover your mojo along the miles of uninterrupted beaches and extensive recreation surrounded by an engaging balance of natural beauty and eclectic beach cities.

Revel in the hundreds of retail options that make shopping in The OC an attraction in itself. South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island are among The OC's shopping meccas, boasting dozens of boutiques by the designers such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Louboutin and Dolce & Gabbana, as well as jewelers, art dealers, local designers and more.

Discover magical adventures at world-famous theme parks, including the ever-expanding Disneyland Resort (the original Disneyland) and the always-thrilling Knott's Berry Farm. In addition to family attractions, Orange County boasts scenic vistas, well-maintained recreational trails and pristine wilderness areas ideal for hiking, jogging, mountain biking and exploring nature. Play stunning, picturesque golf courses with dynamic views of the majestic Pacific Ocean. The OC has the best year-round golfing weather in the world.

Epicureans can experience imaginative cuisine that's as tasteful as it is artistic. The OC is home to an exciting new generation of world-class chefs who love to source locally and cook globally. Pamper yourself at The OC's stellar beachfront resorts and spas; indulge in ultra-luxe dining with a California twist. With sun-soaked days and star-filled nights, you can live the real California dream.

About Orange County Visitors Association

The Orange County Visitors Association (OCVA) is a non-profit organization representing a wide variety of local tourism- related organizations, including accommodations, arts & culture venues, attractions, chambers of commerce, convention & visitor bureaus, retail & shopping centers, restaurants, transportation providers and visitor services. The primary goal of the OC Tourism Council is to brand Orange County (OC) as a premier vacation destination. Learn more at



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