Anaheim is a city outside Los Angeles, in Southern California. It’s home to the Disneyland Resort, a massive complex of family-friendly, Disney-themed rides, restaurants, hotels and shops. The city’s also home to pro sports teams. The Honda Center is the indoor arena where the Anaheim Ducks hockey team plays, and Angel Stadium is the home field of the Los Angeles Angels baseball team.
Costa Mesa, CA
Nestled within Orange County is the internationally acclaimed arts and theater district – Costa Mesa. Stay in the City of the Arts® at one of the top hotels in Orange County. Enjoy Broadway productions and 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. Make it an Eatcation and dine at award-winning local hotspots and hidden gems throughout the city. Just minutes from top-rated beaches, and a short drive to major Southern California attractions, Costa Mesa is the perfect place to stay for an Orange County getaway.
Garden Grove, CA
Garden Grove’s largest attraction comes every year during Memorial Day weekend. The town’s Strawberry Festival is one of the largest community-based Memorial Day events in the country. The festival celebrates the region’s local agricultural roots. Though the actual strawberry fields have gone the way of the orange groves that Orange County was named for, and they have been paved over, the celebration continues. Today, visitors can enjoy carnival rides, live entertainment, and the best strawberry treats, including the world’s largest strawberry shortcake.
Huntington Beach, CA
Huntington Beach is a California city southeast of Los Angeles. It’s known for surf beaches, such as Huntington City Beach, with its long Huntington Beach Pier. The International Surfing Museum displays longboards and other memorabilia. Sprawling Huntington Central Park features fields, gardens and lakes, plus an equestrian center. Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve’s wetlands and dunes shelter hundreds of bird species.
Irvine is a city in Orange County, California. To the east, Orange County Great Park features an antique carousel and a giant, anchored helium balloon. Visitors can ride the balloon up for aerial views. Trails wind past ancient sycamore trees in Bommer Canyon. The Pretend City Children’s Museum has a kid-size post office, cafe and farm. Impressionist art from around California is displayed at the Irvine Museum.
Laguna Nigel, CA
Over one-third of Laguna Niguel is designated as open space. This significant amount of open space is one of the key features defining the character and urban form of the City. The City has two community parks, 23 neighborhood parks, three mini-parks, one dog park, two county regional parks, two small county parks, and the Skate & Soccer Park.
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the center of the nation’s film and television industry. Near its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours. On Hollywood Boulevard, TCL Chinese Theatre displays celebrities’ hand- and footprints, the Walk of Fame honors thousands of luminaries and vendors sell maps to stars’ homes.
Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach, a coastal city in southern California, is known for its large, boat-filled harbor. Balboa Peninsula has 2 piers, Newport Beach Pier and Balboa Pier, plus the Balboa Fun Zone, an old-school amusement park with a Ferris wheel and ocean views. Local beaches include the Wedge, known for its big waves, and Corona del Mar State Beach. The Orange County Museum of Art exhibits modern and contemporary works.
Orange is a city located in North Orange County, California. It is approximately 3 miles north of the county seat, Santa Ana. Orange is unusual in this region because many of the homes in its Old Town District were built before 1920.
Santa Ana, CA
Santa Ana is a city in Orange County, California. It’s home to the Santa Ana Zoo, with its monkeys, mini-train and walk-through aviary. In a Mission Revival–style building, the Bowers Museum displays a large collection of Native American art. The Discovery Cube Orange County is a children’s museum with hands-on science exhibits. The Heritage Museum of Orange County features restored 1890s homes set amid gardens.