Disneyland turns 62 this summer and so what better time to look at some of the lesser-known history of what is arguably the world's most beloved theme park?
As you probably know, since opening in 1955 the park never stopped evolving. Dynamically adjusting and reshaping based on taste, popular culture and the desire to create things that the world has never seen.
Way Back When
Yes, Walter and Cordelia Knott (and family) certainly left their mark deep in the soil of Southern California. But so did those boysenberry bushes, which still grow on the property that once contained the old farm. Interestingly, pretty much every boysenberry in the world is connected to the plants that Walter Knott grew here back in the early 1930s. (Boysenberry's are a hybrid of blackberry, raspberry and Logan Berry and were originally created in 1923 by a man named Rudolf Boysen.)
Brunch — that late breakfast, early lunch meal that somehow makes ordinary eggs and bacon taste way better at noon than at 9 a.m. Brunch is practically a way of life for many Orange County (OC) locals, and why shouldn’t it be? We have some of the best brunch spots in SoCal. From a Cuban-inspired buffet-style brunch to an epic turkey and cheese waffle sandwich, these OC eateries serve up amazing spreads for a perfect lazy Sunday meal.
With luxury shopping at Fashion Island, hiking trails and scenic golf courses, visitors will never find themselves wanting things to do in the city of Newport Beach. For the quintessential experience, however, take to the water. Home to more than eight miles of beaches and the largest recreational harbor on the West Coast, Newport Beach is a coastal paradise found. Soak up the sun while engaging in aquatic opportunities for all ages and skill levels, from scenic boat tours to interactive adventures.
Memorial Day is a time of remembrance and tradition. It is also a time where families come together for barbecues and fun events. Blue skies, warm weather and friends mark the beginning of summer and the last long weekend before the kids are out of school. Here are some of the best places to celebrate Memorial Day with your family:
Did you know that Davey's Locker, in Newport at Balboa Fun Zone, offers Whale watching?
Written By: PennyOnTheGoOC
I have heard about Davey's Locker Sportfishing for a while... my husband has been wanting me to do a half day fishing trip with him, but I recently went out on the Whale Watching tour with my daughter and loved it.
Raise those pinkies up high and pull out the fine china because this Mother’s Day calls for treating mother dearest to a lavish spread at a sumptuous tea party. Afternoon tea, paired with a delectable assortment of decadent treats, is a perfect way to spend quality time with mom, and Orange County is filled with some of the best locations when looking to host a dainty tea party.
Calling Southern California your home comes with many perks — gorgeous weather, beautiful beaches, but perhaps most importantly, GREAT Mexican food. It would be wrong not to honor Cinco de Mayo by eating the cuisine inspired by our neighbors on the southern border. Whether you’re looking for a traditional, no-frills spot to grab a few tacos, or maybe you want to find out what a Mexican-Latin-Vietnamese dish tastes like, these OC spots are all you need to have a fun-filled Cinco de Mayo.
Grab a water bottle, lace up your tennis shoes and go outside to explore some of the beautiful hiking trails in Anaheim. Anaheim is home to the best theme parks, entertainment, dining and hiking trails in Orange County.
Oak Canyon Nature Center & Hiking Trails
6700 Walnut Canyon Road
Anaheim, CA 92805
For many Orange County baseball fans, the arrival of the California Angels in 1966 all but heralded the beginning of real baseball history in the area. But just like the rich pre-Dodger baseball era in the Los Angeles area, Orange County, in particular, Anaheim, also boasted an impressive amount of history.