There is nothing better than finding the perfect spot to watch the fireworks on the beach or in one of Orange County's world-famous theme parks. To ensure that your family has the most memorable time—we've compiled a list of the best O.C. fireworks and festivities to celebrate the 4th in style.
The arts open the mind to a world of imagination. Across Orange County, the channels of creativity are flowing thanks to the dozens of art galleries that expose visitors to new and interesting forms of expression. Spanning a myriad of mediums, from painting and sculpture to video installations and other digital media, works emerging from these galleries have one thing in common: a desire to communicate their creators’ messages to the viewer. Embark on an exploration of the rich cultural landscape in Orange County with these five top art galleries in Anaheim and the surrounding area.
If you are looking to experience or things to do in the quintessential California vacation destination, look no further than Anaheim, California. Located in sunny Orange County, in the heart of Southern California, Anaheim is a world-class vacation destination.
When the sun’s out and surf’s up, that can only mean one thing: beach day. Less than 30 minutes from the Anaheim Resort District, Huntington Beach offers 9.5 miles of sandy shores and a world-renowned surf scene. There’s much to explore in the way of eclectic shops, restaurants and outdoor activities—all with a coastal view. Using the vibrant stretch of downtown as a home base, plan the perfect day in Huntington Beach for any personality and interest.
The day to celebrate and thank your dads has finally come, and what better way to celebrate than some quality time around the table. There’s a little something for every dad at these Orange County spots — from Cuban-inspired paella to an authentic Napoletana pizza, we’ve got you covered.
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: