48 HOURS OF LUXURY IN THE OC

Orange County offers a laid back luxury lifestyle, attainable to visitors 365 days a year.

Known the world over as “The OC” – Orange County, California offers a laid back luxury lifestyle, attainable to visitors 365 days a year.  So get behind the wheel of your luxe convertible and head to Pacific Coast Highway, where you’ll find gourmet dining, beachfront hotels, world-class spa treatments with ocean views and unparalleled designer shopping. The OC offers the best food and beverage, art and design, culture and adventure that money can buy.

DAY 1:

Fly first-class into John Wayne Airport, a convenient state-of-the-art airport that is easy to get in and out of and is located in the heart of Orange County.

Shop

Start your trip with a day of incredible shopping at the world-famous luxury shopping destination, South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.  Take advantage of their many amenities including valet services, personal shopping experts and private concierge services which hosts VIP guests in their exclusive Access Lounge. Shop 250 boutique and designer stores, the highest concentration of luxury, designer and fashion retailers in the U.S., and dine at some of the best restaurants in Orange County.  Hop over to shop at Fashion Island in Newport Beach for a change of scenery.

Eat

Fine dining in Newport Beach is a must, with many celebrity chef outposts stationed there like Nobu and Pizzeria Mozza.  Local upscale restaurant favorites include Cannery Seafood of the Pacific, Gulfstream and Fig & Olive. Dine with sophistication at a French-inspired bistro like Pescadou or Basilic. Listen to the waves at 21 Oceanfront Restaurant, located in the historic McFadden Building, offering an elegant oceanfront ambience and a private wine cellar with an impressive selection of vintages.

Play

Costa Mesa is known as the City of the Arts®, with world-class shows, concerts and plays at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Concert Hall and South Coast Repertory Theater,  and a stunning collection of free public art may be viewed in the city’s Art Walk.

Stay

Book an indulgent stay in The OC’s newest hotel properties including: The Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point;  Lido House Hotel in Newport Beach or Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach.

DAY 2:

Shop

Browse art galleries, upscale boutiques and artisan gifts on Forest and Ocean Avenues in Laguna Beach, tour Lido Marina House in Newport, or shop high-end interior design showrooms at SOCO in Costa Mesa.

Eat

Visit SOCO and The OC Mix for a day of indulgent eating and drinking. Go wine tasting at LCA, buy gourmet chocolate confections at ST Patisserie Chocolat or enjoy a three-course brunch at Food & Wine’s Best New Chef and LA Times Restaurant of the Year, Taco Maria — all in Costa Mesa. Make reservations for an exclusive and unforgettable ocean-view dining experience at Studio in Laguna Beach or Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak Orange County, only at Monarch Beach Resort.  

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Wrap up sightseeing with a world-class spa treatment at one of the many oceanfront hotel spas, like Pacific Waters Spa at Hyatt Huntington Beach Resort & Spa.

Stay

Stay inland where the action is at the Avenue of the Arts, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel in Costa Mesa. Get that quintessential coastal luxury vacation with Montage Laguna Beach; or book a classic luxury resort experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel.

Looking for even more ideas for your trip? Make sure to check out these Great Places to Shop in The OC.

The OC offers the best food and beverage, art and design, culture and adventure that money can buy.

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Orange County

Known around the world as "The OC," Orange County, California envelops you in the ultimate Southern California lifestyle… casual sophistication, pristine beaches, legendary theme parks and endless options for fun in the sun or cultural exploration. With sun-soaked days and star-filled nights, here you'll be immersed in the real California dream.

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HIGHLIGHTS

2. Buena Park

Buena Park is known as the entertainment capital of Southern California and birthplace of the boysenberry. Meet Snoopy and ride world-class roller coasters at Knott's Berry Farm, enjoy dozens of waterslides at Knott's Soak City waterpark, choose from three interactive dinner shows and dine at award-winning restaurants like Porto's Bakery & Café or Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor.

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1. Anaheim

Anaheim is home to the Anaheim Packing House, a historical citrus-packing facility turned eclectic food hall with over 20 independent eateries ranging from international cuisine to American comfort food. A city brimming with a local sports culture, Anaheim boasts two professional sports teams: the Los Angeles Angels and the Anaheim Ducks.

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5. Garden Grove

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6. Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach was recently voted the “Best California Beach” by USA Today. With 10 miles of pristine coastline, enjoy beach yoga, surf lessons, bird-watching in the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, sunset bonfires, and pampering spas or a signature event such as the California Wine Festival. Huntington Beach has the most oceanfront rooms within a one-mile stretch on the West Coast.

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3. Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa is the internationally acclaimed arts and theater district in Orange County. Stay in the City of the Arts® and enjoy concerts at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, experience designer shopping at South Coast Plaza, boutique shopping at The OC Mix, and support “little American business” at The LAB and The CAMP.

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9. Newport Beach

Beyond the radiant sun, sand and surf, discover the sophisticated charm of Newport Beach, California. With the largest recreational harbor on the west coast, there are ten miles of extraordinary fishing, swimming, surfing, and aquatic sports activities. Ten distinct neighborhoods make up Newport Beach, each with its own unique personality, natural beauty and story to share.

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7. Irvine

Irvine is where community, business and nature are in harmony. Beautifully manicured office parks are surrounded by more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space, the most in the county, offering residents and visitors alike preserved natural habitats and wildlands with miles of hiking and biking trails.

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8. Laguna Beach

The artist colony of Laguna Beach is one of Orange County’s hidden gems, located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. The city’s topography is unique to other California coastal cities with its seven miles of coves and beaches where visitors can explore sea caves, tide pools, oceanside bluffs, natural tide pools and of course, sandy beaches, all within city limits.

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4. Dana Point

Dana Point is a perfect blend and meld of the natural and beautiful harmony of the cliffs, the beaches, the harbor, the stunning world-class resorts. It’s a comfortable, surfer town that invites one and all. Known for its four breathtaking coastal resorts, Dana Point offers accommodations for every lifestyle and corporate meetings.

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  • Orange County

    Known around the world as "The OC," Orange County, California envelops you in the ultimate Southern California lifestyle… casual sophistication, pristine beaches, legendary theme parks and endless options for fun in the sun or cultural exploration. With sun-soaked days and star-filled nights, here you'll be immersed in the real California dream.

  • Cities

  • 1. Anaheim

    Anaheim is home to the Anaheim Packing House, a historical citrus-packing facility turned eclectic food hall with over 20 independent eateries ranging from international cuisine to American comfort food. A city brimming with a local sports culture, Anaheim boasts two professional sports teams: the Los Angeles Angels and the Anaheim Ducks.

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  • 2. Buena Park

    Buena Park is known as the entertainment capital of Southern California and birthplace of the boysenberry. Meet Snoopy and ride world-class roller coasters at Knott's Berry Farm, enjoy dozens of waterslides at Knott's Soak City waterpark, choose from three interactive dinner shows and dine at award-winning restaurants like Porto's Bakery & Café or Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor.

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  • 3. Costa Mesa

    Costa Mesa is the internationally acclaimed arts and theater district in Orange County. Stay in the City of the Arts® and enjoy concerts at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, experience designer shopping at South Coast Plaza, boutique shopping at The OC Mix, and support “little American business” at The LAB and The CAMP.

    View More
  • 4. Dana Point

    Dana Point is a perfect blend and meld of the natural and beautiful harmony of the cliffs, the beaches, the harbor, the stunning world-class resorts. It’s a comfortable, surfer town that invites one and all. Known for its four breathtaking coastal resorts, Dana Point offers accommodations for every lifestyle and corporate meetings.

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  • 5. Garden Grove

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  • 6. Huntington Beach

    Huntington Beach was recently voted the “Best California Beach” by USA Today. With 10 miles of pristine coastline, enjoy beach yoga, surf lessons, bird-watching in the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, sunset bonfires, and pampering spas or a signature event such as the California Wine Festival. Huntington Beach has the most oceanfront rooms within a one-mile stretch on the West Coast.

    View More
  • 7. Irvine

    Irvine is where community, business and nature are in harmony. Beautifully manicured office parks are surrounded by more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space, the most in the county, offering residents and visitors alike preserved natural habitats and wildlands with miles of hiking and biking trails.

    View More
  • 8. Laguna Beach

    The artist colony of Laguna Beach is one of Orange County’s hidden gems, located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. The city’s topography is unique to other California coastal cities with its seven miles of coves and beaches where visitors can explore sea caves, tide pools, oceanside bluffs, natural tide pools and of course, sandy beaches, all within city limits.

    View More
  • 9. Newport Beach

    Beyond the radiant sun, sand and surf, discover the sophisticated charm of Newport Beach, California. With the largest recreational harbor on the west coast, there are ten miles of extraordinary fishing, swimming, surfing, and aquatic sports activities. Ten distinct neighborhoods make up Newport Beach, each with its own unique personality, natural beauty and story to share.

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