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What's New in the OC

The OC is a growing destination with new places to see, stay and play opening almost daily. Here are a few highlights for what travelers will be able to experience this autumn and in 2016 more

Best Places to Experience OC's Car Culture

  Yes, it’s true. Orange Countians have a deep and abiding love affair with cars—whether they’re fast, exotic or classic. Maybe it’s because the county’s growth exploded at the same time as America’s post-war enthusiasm for cars and highways. Or maybe, for nearly a century, there’s ...more

Best Places to Experience OC’s Diverse Cultures

  Today’s Orange County is a crossroads for cultures from around the globe. (To give you an idea, Latino residents make up over 1/3 of the population; Asian residents represent 18%. There are healthy concentrations of East Indians, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders. In today’s Orange County, 45% of residents ...more

Guided Tours & Experiences

Guided Beach Tours Back Roads Laguna Eco Bike Tour Laguna Beach La Vida Laguna—Eco-Adventures 673 N. Coast Hwy. Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (949) 275-7544 Do you want to see what makes Laguna the most beautiful beach community in California? The two hour tour is the ...more

Best Places to Discover OC's Architectural Highlights

  Here’s a quick overview of where to find the best examples of architecture that spans over 200 years of history, presented roughly in chronological order. Specific information about guided or self-guided tours is available by following the links.   San Juan Capistrano’s architecture spans ...more

Best Places to Find Artful Experiences

  Costa Mesa Theater & Arts District: The district’s centerpiece is the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, known for its striking architecture and superb acoustics. The Center presents the world’s finest ballet companies, Broadway shows, concerts by renowned orchestras and chamber ensembles, jazz and cabaret ...more

Best Places to Find Great Experiences for Children in OC

  Beyond amusement parks and beaches, Orange County offers lots of fun-filled experiences for children and their families. Here are a few ideas for you.   Hands-On Discovery: OC offers some great interactive museum experiences for children. Santa Ana’s Discovery Science Center features 120 hands-on ...more

Best Places to Find OC’s Innovative Spirit

  Throughout its history, Orange County has been an attractive, dynamic place in which dreamers, visionaries, entrepreneurs and innovators from many walks of life have found fertile ground to realize their dreams. There are many OC innovators whose achievements in aviation, engineering, business, medicine and other fields ...more