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Irvine Spectrum Center's Endless Summer Festival Kicks Off Back-to- School Shopping

Irvine Spectrum Center is kicking off the back-to-school shopping season with the return of the Endless Summer Festival, which will be held August 18-20. more

Laguna Beach Boutique Showcases Brazilian Activewear Ahead of Rio Olympics

In-store for the summer at 550 S. Coast Highway, Cheribela, makes ‘active' beautiful through their vibrant fitness apparel, handcrafted with superior fabric by local Brazilian artists. more

MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO ANNOUNCES BATTLE OF THE MARIACHIS WINNERS

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (May 16, 2016) -- Mission San Juan Capistrano held the 12th annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival on Saturday, May 14. The most popular mariachi festival on the west coast was sold out. more

Anaheim Resort Transportation Transforms its Style

Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) has a new and original design for their consumer bus fleet. more

Orange County Visitors Association Announces Opening of MICE-Focused Office in Beijing

Latest Outpost in China to Encourage Travel to OC for Group Meetings and Large Business more

The Toll Roads of Orange County Offer New Program for Rental Car Drivers

Rental car drivers have three new, easy ways to pay tolls in Orange County. more

Michael Colglazier to Receive Orange County Visitors Association Chairman’s Award

Disneyland Resort President honored for efforts impacting the region’s tourism industry. more

Mission San Juan Capistrano Unveils Phase II in Efforts to Bring Swallows Back to Mission

Mission San Juan Capistrano has unveiled Phase II in its efforts to lure back the swallows to the historic landmark and museum. more

Fig & Olive Launches Spring Menu

The new Spring menu, in collaboration with Executive Chef Wilfrid Hocquet, debuts dishes brimming with spring flavors such as peas, asparagus, vibrant green vegetables, and citruses. more

Orange County Visitors Association Announces 2016 Global Culinary Partnerships to Promote OC Tourism in Middle East

The Orange County Visitors Association (OCVA) is launching their 2016 culinary exchange program with the Middle East, featuring executive chefs from the Newport Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel and the Fairmont Newport Beach. more

Orange County Visitors Association Announces Two New Offices Opening in India & Japan on February 15, 2016

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. (February 9, 2015)—The Orange County Visitors Association announces new tourism offices in Tokyo and New Delhi marking the 6th and 7th openings in three years, following China (Shanghai and Beijing) in 2013 and the Middle East (Dubai in the UAE) and Mexico (Mexico City and Guadalajara) in 2014. more

2015 TRAVEL PLANNER: MUST-SEES IN THE OC

ORANGE COUNTY, CA (March 17, 2015)---It’s “forever summer” in The OC. That’s the message that the Orange County Visitors Association, which serves as the region’s tourism authority, wants visitors to experience in 2015. With an enticing slate of events and attractions ranging from arts festivals to new theme park rides to wildlife ...more

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAN GOURMET EXPERIENCES TO SHOWCASE OVER EID AL ADHA IN ABU DHABI

ABU DHABI, September 10, 2015 – The Orange County Visitors Association, Etihad Airways and The Ritz-­‐Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal are hosting a week-­‐long celebration of Southern California culinary traditions from September 20-­‐24, 2015, at The Ritz-­‐Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal’s signature Forge Steakhouse. more

THE OC’S TOP SPLURGE-WORTHY RESORTS, SPAS, RESTAURANTS, LOCAL INDULGENCES AND NEWEST ADDITIONS

ORANGE COUNTY, CA (August 27, 2015)---Located in the heart of Southern California, “The OC” offers once-in-a-lifetime vacation 365 days a year. Visitors seeking exceptional travel experiences can find it all here: from ocean views at coastal resorts to world-class designer shopping to unforgettable spa treatments and exquisite dining ...more

Costa Mesa Conference & Visitor Bureau Gets ART(sy)

The Costa Mesa Conference and Visitor Bureau (CMCVB), in partnership with the Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART), South Coast Plaza and the city of Costa Mesa, is scheduled to provide round-trip transit service from Costa Mesa and South Coast Plaza to The Anaheim Resort and the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), ...more

ORANGE COUNTY VISITORS ASSOCIATION HOSTS 7TH ANNUAL TOURISM CONFERENCE ON MAY 6

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. (April 15, 2015)-The Orange County Visitors Association (OCVA) will host the 7th Annual OC Tourism Conference at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in Anaheim on May 6, 2015. Tourism is a leading industry in Orange County, generating nearly $10.7 billion in visitor spending last year---an 11.2 percent increase ...more

FAMILY FUN IN THE OC

ORANGE COUNTY, CA (April 30, 2015)---Orange County, California is as kid-friendly as a destination can get. Beyond it's world-famous amusement parks and stunning beaches, Orange County offers lots of fun-filled experiences for children and their families, ranging from free to fantastic. The OC is the perfect destination for an exciting ...more

Orange County Visitors Association (OCVA) Announces the Launch of its OC (Orange County) Travel Political Action Committee

ORANGE COUNTY, CA (May 6, 2015)---The Orange County Visitors Association is pleased to announce the formation of its OC Travel PAC and the PAC's Board of Directors. The newly elected officers are Gary Sherwin, President/CEO of Newport Beach and Company as Chairman; Kyndell Thorson, Manager, Government Relations Disneyland Resort, as ...more

Orange County Tourism Association Honors Tourism Pioneer, Henry Segerstrom

The Orange County Visitors Association celebrates and recognizes tourism, retail and philanthropic icon, Henry Segerstrom, who died on February 20 at age 91. more

2015 TRAVEL PLANNER: MUST-SEES IN THE OC

It’s “forever summer” in The OC. That’s the message that the Orange County Visitors Association, which serves as the region’s tourism authority, wants visitors to experience in 2015. With an enticing slate of events and attractions ranging from arts festivals to new theme park rides to wildlife adventures, there has never been a better ...more

John Wayne Airport Commemorates Orange County's 125th Anniversary with Special Exhibit

Visitors and residents can explore Orange County's rich 125-year history through OC 125: Exploring Orange County's Story, a curated exhibition of sites and experiences, now on display at John Wayne Airport. more

OCTax Releases Finalists for "Roses and Radishes" Awards

The Orange County Taxpayers Association (OCTax) has released the list of finalists for its fourth annual "Roses, Radishes and the Royalty Awards" dinner. more

Tourism Veteran Judy Bijlani To Receive Legacy Award

Orange County Visitors Association Honors Retiring Visit Laguna Beach CEO more

Orange County Visitors Association Names Travel and Hospitality Industry Leader Ed Fuller President & CEO

The Board of Directors of the Orange County Visitors Association (OCVA) has announced it has appointed internationally recognized travel and hospitality industry leader, Ed Fuller, as President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization, effective immediately. more

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