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First Thursdays Art Walk
Take a walk on the "art side" when more than 50 participating galleries ope...more
Aug 30 2015
Blue Whale Migration Spring/Summer 2015-$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special
The annual "Giant Blue Whale Migration" brings hundreds of blue whales each...more
Sep 3 2015
Cove Gallery Laguna Beach Art Walk
The Cove Gallery in Laguna Beach is a participating Laguna Beach Art Walk Gallery. C...more
Sep 5 2015
Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series: The Fab Four: Ultimate Tribute to the Beatles
Saturday, September 5th is the finale concert in the Music Under the Stars 2015 S...more
Sep 6 2015
Disneyland Half Marathon
Enjoy a 13.1 mile run on a magical course in the Happiest Race on Earth that takes ...more
Sep 12 2015
Senior Saturday Community Festival
The Huntington Beach Council on Aging (HBCOA) is proud to announce its 27th annual &l...more
Sep 26 2015
Fascination of Orchids International Show & Sale
Orchid lovers will want to converge on the beautiful outdoor 'Green" at South Co...more
Sep 26 2015
Green Expo
Over 50 vendors will be promoting their sustainable and "green" products or...more
Sep 26 2015
Irvine Global Village Festival
Experience sights and sounds from around the world at the 14th annual Irvine Global V...more
Oct 3 2015
Vintage Food & Wine Festival
The Vintage Food & Wine Festival showcases the best of San Juan Capistrano! This...more
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Orange County - Fun for Kids

Orange County, California is as kid-friendly as a destination can get!  Attractions like Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm (home of Camp Snoopy) top the list, of course.  Plus endless beach activities like kayaking and other water sports and park recreational fun can occupy much of your trip. Add to that water parks, skate parks, interactive museums and discovery centers, go-kart racing, bowling alleys, ice skating & roller skating, shopping malls , kids concerts and shows and much, much more - and you've got yourself a fantastic family getaway!

Beyond amusement parks and beaches, Orange County offers lots of fun-filled experiences for children and their families. Check out our "Best Of The OC" section for the Best Places to Find Great Experiences For Kids!

Looking for even more fun?  See below for links to more kid-friendly OC itineraries and additional insider suggestions on things to do for the whole family!

Anaheim Family Fun 
Buena Park Family Fun
Costa Mesa Family Fun
Dana Point Kids Events
Huntington Beach Kids Activities
Irvine Kid-Friendly Things To Do
Laguna Beach Family Itinerary
Newport Beach Family Itinerary
San Juan Capistrano Kids Activities

 

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Balboa & Newport Beach $16 Whale Watching Cruises-Newport Landing

Click "Visit Website" to receive our $16 Cruise Special Offer and enjoy Southern California Whale Watching at its finest. Newport Landing provides multiple whale watching trips departing daily from ... more

Dana Wharf Whale Watching- SAVE 40% OFF Promo Code VISITOC

  • 34675 Golden Lantern St , Dana Point, CA 92629
  • (949) 496-5794
  • Region: Dana Point
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Dedicated to helping locals and visitors alike enjoy the unique wonders of Dana Point Harbor and the Orange County coastline, Dana Wharf hopes would love to escort you on an awe-inspiring whale ... more

Disney California Adventure® Park

Buena Vista Street Buena Vista Street lets you experience the vintage Los Angeles that Walt Disney discovered when he arrived in 1923. Stroll past charming interpretations of historic buildings — ... more

Disneyland® Park

Welcome to the place where imagination is the destination. For young and old, big and small — it's the happiest place on earth! Come build memories with your family that last a lifetime as you ... more

Giant Ferris Wheel at Irvine Spectrum Center

Irvine Spectrum Center

  • 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
  • (949) 789-9180  |  Fax: (949) 789-9184
  • Region: Irvine
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One of Southern California’s most popular shopping, dining and entertainment destinations for visitors of all ages, Irvine Spectrum Center offers a collection of over 130 stores, including Nordstrom, ... more

Jetpack America

  • 2600 Newport Blvd Suite 122, Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • (888) 553-6471  |  Fax: (949) 673-1728
  • Region: Newport Beach
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Learn to fly the world’s first recreational jetpack! Jetpack America's water-propelled jetpack is safe, fun and easy to fly, allowing pilots to hover up to 30 feet above or below the water! Within ... more

Knott's Berry Farm

  • 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
  • (714) 220-5200
  • Region: Buena Park
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Looking for California’s best amusement park? Look no further than Knott’s Berry Farm. One of the best amusement parks in California, if not the best amusement park in California. Take into account ... more

Knott's Soak City Water Park

  • 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620
  • (714) 220-5200
  • Region: Anaheim
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Knott’s Soak City is a 13-acre water park adjacent to Knott’s Theme Park. Highlights include 17 tube slides, wave pool and lazy river. One of guests’ favorites is Pacific Spin, which drops riders ... more

OC Fair & Event Center

  • 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • (714) 708-1500
  • Region: Costa Mesa

Shortly after Orange County was created in 1889, the Orange County Community Fair Corporation was formed. This group put on a small fair in 1890 that included a horse race and a few exhibits in Santa ... more

Orange County Great Park

  • Sand Canyon & Marine Drive, Irvine, CA 92869
  • 949-724-6574
  • Region: Irvine

Hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over Southern California enjoy the Orange County Great Park’s current array of recreational and educational opportunities, including views from the iconic ... more

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