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Things To Do In Orange County

Located thirty minutes south of Los Angeles, Orange County has stunning ocean views - and some of the most diverse golf in the country, from Corona to Fullerton to Huntington Beach.

City of Anaheim
Anaheim, CA 92805
Phone: 949-443-1323

There's nothing like the magic of a theme park that both adults and children love. An hour car ride from Los Angeles puts you face to face with Mickey, Goofy and Snow White as well as among thrilling rides such as Space Mountain and Indiana Jones Adventure.

1313 Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92802
Phone: 714-781-4565

Located at Anaheim Gardenwalk near Disneyland, Bowlmor Lanes has been a local favorite since 2008! Bowlmor Anaheim features 41 glow-in-the-dark lanes, a full-service bar, billiard tables and lane-side food and drink service. The electrifying atmosphere and exemplary service are just a few reasons Bowlmor is called the "Best Place to Bowl in OC" by OC Weekly.

400 West Disney Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
Phone: 714-783-2810

The Anaheim Ducks emerged onto the NHL scene in 1993 and went on to win the Stanley Cup in 2007. Cheer them on as they compete for another chance at the championship. Season runs October through April.

Phone: 877-945-3946

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim won the World Series in 2002 and continue to be one of the top teams in the American League West. Enjoy a game at the newly renovated Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Phone: 888-796-4256

Orange County's other famous amusement park started as a farm that became the birthplace of the boysenberry. Nowadays, it attracts visitors with rides that range from pint-sized adventures at Camp Snoopy to hair-raising roller coasters. Other highlights include a replica of Philadelphia's Independence Hall and the home-cooked chicken meals at Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant.

8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA 90620
Phone: 714-220-5200

Segerstrom Center includes the 3,000-seat opera house style Segerstrom Hall, the magnificent 2,000-seat Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, the 500-seat Samueli Theater and intimate 250-seat Founders Hall, along with the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge Education Center's studio performance space and Boeing Education Lab.

These state-of-the-art facilities are united by the spacious Arts Plaza. Throughout the campus and venues are public works of art by noteworthy artists such as Richard Serra, Richard Lippold and Joan Miró. The campus also houses the Tony® Award-winning South Coast Repertory and a site designated as the new home of the Orange County Museum of Art.

615 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714-556-2787

Explore tide pools filled with hermit crabs, sea anemones, starfish and other marine life along this 3.5-mile stretch of unspoiled beach. There are also 2,000 acres of undeveloped woodland with a series of hiking trails adjacent to the beach.

8471 Pacific Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: 949-497-7648

The Bowers Museum holds in its collection more than 130,000 works of art. These works were donated from 1935 to the present and represent many regions and cultures of the world. The museum's largest collections are in the areas of Native American art, Pre-Columbian art, Asian art, art of the Pacific, art of Africa and Orange County history.

2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Phone: 714-567-3600

Food & Drink In Orange County

A beautiful replica of one of England's oldest country inns, Ye Olde Bell (est. 1135 A.D.), Five Crowns is a place of candlelight and cozy fireplaces, where good cheer and warm hospitality invite you to leave your cares at the door. Here you'll find award-winning food and wine list, exceptional service and an unmistakable style that have made Five Crowns a dining legend since 1965. The menu specializes in the finest roasted prime ribs of beef, as well as an assortment of top-grade beef, poultry, fowl, and fresh seasonal seafood.

3801 East Coast Highway
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Phone: 949-760-0331

The name "Land of Vines" was given to the South of Italy upon its discovery by the Greeks, for it's great expanse of vines across its rich and fertile country sides to seaside cliffs along the coast. Master Chef Massimo Navarretta was raised farming and making wine at its heart, the region of Campania. At "Onotria," savor the gastronomy and oenology of wine producing regions of the world. True to a farmer's spirit, all our food products are 100 percent natural, hormone-free, antibiotic-free, and of the highest quality of organic and biodynamic seasonal offerings.

2831 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714-641-5952

At Stonehill Tavern, Bon Appetit's 2005 Chef of the Year Michael Mina offers modern tavern fare highlighting seasonal product from California's finest farmers, ranchers and fishermen. The warm and inviting setting, created by world-renowned designer Tony Chi, features a comfortable bar with intimate booth seating, a handsomely appointed dining room, terrace tables perfect for enjoying a Pacific Ocean sunset and private dining with its own fireplace.

Street Regis Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: 949-234-3318

On the sand at the base of the Huntington Beach Pier, enjoy memorable dining, endless ocean views, and simpler times at Duke's restaurant and Barefoot Bar. Relax and take in the view while you enjoy the Hawaiian beach house ambiance and savor the freshest seafood and prime steaks, uniquely prepared and thoughtfully served.

317 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: 714-374-6446

Located in the oceanfront resort, Montage Laguna Beach, The Loft features stunning panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean - the perfect backdrop for enjoying market-fresh, creative American cuisine by acclaimed Chef de Cuisine, Casey Overton with friendly, informed and professional service. Chef Overton's innovative signature dishes are a personal interpretation of California regional cuisine with strong influences from the Americas; other favorites also include roasted meats and seafood from the wood-burning, copper-hooded rotisserie. The interactive Cheese Gallery is a popular feature every evening with more than 150 selections for guests to enjoy. The talented fromagiers' offer tasting tips and anecdotes, as well as pair cheeses with house-made accompaniments such as crackers, caramels, nuts, fruit compotes and honeys.

30801 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: 949-715-6420

Legendary Las Brisas has been southern California's definitive place to enjoy fantastic and resplendent coastal views. The menu at Las Brisas brims with the authentic cuisine of the Mexican Riviera and is filled with recipes discovered along the 3,000 miles of Mexico's coast.

361 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: 949-497-5434

Some of the best sushi in Orange County, along with other Pacific Rim cuisine, such as Cantonese Scallops and Kung Pao Tofu. The Zen-inspired design includes a mini-waterfall near the entrance and a 16-foot Buddha in the dining room.

4647 MacArthur Boulevard
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-660-1010

Andrea's Chef de cuisine, Stefano Chiarugi, has sourced the perfect ingredients and implemented time-honored practices and preparations to bring the best of Italy, and particularly Tuscany, to The Resort at Pelican Hill. From salads made with 50-year-old Balsamic vinegar to delicate milk-fed veal dishes, from exquisite pastas made in a one-of-kind, temperature-controlled Pastaio to the Laboratoria del Gelato producing mouth-watering artisan-style gelato, the food at Andrea is simply to die for.

22701 Pelican Hill Road South
Newport Coast, CA 92657
Phone: 949-467-6800

Pelican Grill celebrates the best of the California lifestyle: a stunning seaside location in chic Newport Beach, a delectable menu prepared with the highest quality fresh and locally sourced foods, stylish and comfortable decor, dynamic Italian-inspired architecture, a terrace with spectacular ocean and golf course views, gracious personalized service, and a fun, happening bar with two huge 9' x 6' HD TVs for watching sports events. In the open display kitchen, Chef Chang Sivilay directs a master culinary team, creating an array of innovative seafood and meat dishes that have made Pelican Grill one of the most popular dining spots on the Southern California coast. Dining al fresco on the terrace - which is equipped with hidden heaters from above and below as well as sunscreens for year-round comfort - is the quintessential California dining experience. The generous and balanced wine list features mostly California selections and more than 30 wines by the glass.

22800 Pelican Hill Road
Newport Coast, CA 92657
Phone: 949-467-6800

According to, "The Hobbit, which has been running pretty much the same since 1972, is one of a handful of OC restaurants that truly combine elegance, tradition and flat-out comfort. Located in a three-story house next to office buildings and strip malls, it is the second home of proprietors Michael and Debra Philippi. During the three-hour dining experience, your friendly hosts seem to be your charming longtime friends. Their seven-course extravaganzas start out in the wine cellar with appetizers around a rustic wood table and hand-picked bottles. Between courses, your hosts invite you to stroll the patio, tour the wine cellar, meet the chef or explore other areas of the restaurant."

2932 East Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA 92869
Phone: 714-997-1972

Rated as one of the top restaurants in Orange County by Zagat, Zov's Bistro, Bakery and Cafe serves Mediterranean inspired cuisine in a unique ambience which mixes the sophistication of bistro elegance with the relaxed comfort of al fresco dining. Let your palate bask in the menu's signature items: the pomegranate martini, wild king salmon with Moroccan spices and saffron couscous, and the milk chocolate bomb with creme Brule center.

17440 East 17th Street
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: 714-838-8855

With Kids In Orange County

Sherman Library and Gardens is a 2.2 acre Corona del Mar horticultural retreat. It provides a museum of living plants, displayed amidst a setting of immaculate gardens, patios and conservatories linked together by wide brick walkways, beds blooming with seasonal flowers and bubbling tile fountains. The Library is a specialized research center devoted to the study of the Pacific Southwest. Photo Credit: Mita Sho, Flickr, Venue Photo 3.

2647 East Pacific Coast Highway
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Phone: 949-673-2261

Encourage kids to learn by exploring more than 120 interactive exhibits that range from a 4-D movie theater and full-size replica of the space shuttle to a simulated tornado and giant two-story Argentinosaurus dinosaur model.

2500 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: 714-542-2823

Founded in 1994, Bowers Kidseum, both an interactive children's museum and learning center, serves as an extension of the main Bowers Museum, offering multi-faceted art and cultural experiences for young children, their families and the community. Primarily dedicated to the pre-school and early elementary age, Kidseum's central focus is providing a 'hands-on' experience in keeping with the museum's mission to "enrich lives through the world's finest arts and cultures."

1802 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Phone: 714-480-1520

Nightlife In Orange County

The Ranch saloon gives country music and dancing a place to call home in Orange County. Located next door to The Ranch Restaurant, the Saloon has its own private entrance and features both a 47-foot "Long Horn Bar" and a 27-foot "Mustang Bar" to quench your thirst during a night of line dancing to your favorite local country bands or DJ. Hang out in a comfy booth or get down on the dance floor - either way, the Saloon offers a great place to see the best of country music.

1025 East Ball Road
Anaheim, CA 92805
Phone: 714-817-4200

House of Blues Anaheim opened in 2001 and is located in Downtown Disneyland. Home to the unique Quilts of Gees Bend, some of the pieces displayed date back to the early 1900s and have been featured as US postage stamps. Photos of the women who created their original quilts are displayed next to their work. The exterior features the one-of-a-kind Rose Terrace and is flanked by French doors from New Orleans painted to reflect Heaven, Earth, and Temptation/The Crossroads. In keeping with tradition, the House of Blues Anaheim displays the "Crazy Quilt" and keeps a metal box of mud from the Delta Mississippi underneath its stage.

1530 South Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
Phone: 714-778-2583

Dumblonde is an American alternative dance pop duo consisting of former Danity Kane members Aubrey O'Day and Shannon Bex.

Phone: 714-778-2583

Kirk Dwayne Franklin (born January 26, 1970) is an American gospel musician, choir director, and author. He is known for leading urban contemporary gospel choirs such as The Family, God's Property and One Nation Crew (1NC), and has won multiple awards, including seven Grammy Awards.

Phone: 714-778-2583

Dilated Peoples is an American hip hop group from Los Angeles, California. They achieved notability in the underground hip hop community,[citation needed] although they have had little mainstream success in the US, with the exception of the song "This Way", a 2004 collaboration with Kanye West, Xzibit, and John Legend appearing in the music video.

Phone: 714-778-2583

The Vandals are a punk rock band from the United States established in 1980 in Huntington Beach, California.

Phone: 714-778-2583

Don't miss Nightmare After Christmas Boingo Dance Party House Of Blues - Anaheim.

Phone: 714-778-2583

Don't miss Ska Luau VI: Starpool, Suburban Legends, Hooray for Our Side, Karate in the Garage, & Magnolia Polynesian Dance Troupe House Of Blues - Anaheim.

Phone: 714-778-2583

Ramón Ayala is a Mexican musician, composer, and songwriter of Norteño and Conjunto music. Known as the "King of the Accordion," Ayala has recorded over 105 albums for which he has received four Grammy Awards.

Phone: 714-778-2583

The Mowgli's [sic] are an American alternative rock band from southern California. They are named after a former band member's dog Mowgli, itself named after the character from Rudyard Kipling's novel The Jungle Book.

Phone: 714-778-2583

Eli Young Band is an American country music band composed of members who met while students at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas: Mike Eli, James Young, Jon Jones, and Chris Thompson.

Phone: 714-778-2583

Ozomatli is a seven-piece band playing primarily Latin, hip hop, and rock music, formed in 1995 in Los Angeles.

Phone: 714-778-2583

Watch your favorite sporting events on 14 HDTVs while you take advantage of great happy hour specials at two fully stocked bars. Later in the evening, the place transforms into a hip dance club with popular DJs.

301 Main Street, Suite 101
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: 714-374-3399

The world-renowned comedy club that started in New York City opened this location in 1987 and continues to draw crowds with today's top comedians along with emerging talent.

71 Fortune Drive, Suite 841
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: 949-854-5455

Shopping In Orange County

Part of the Disneyland resort area, this outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment center features themed restaurants such as ESPN Zone and Rainforest Cafe, unique kid-inspired attractions including Build-A-Bear Workshop and The LEGO Imagination Center, and stores overflowing with Disney merchandise.

1580 South Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
Phone: 714-300-7800

The South Coast Plaza Shopping Shuttle provides transportation 3 times daily to/from Disneyland/Anaheim area hotels 7 days a week.

For more information or to book your transportation on the South Coast Plaza Shopping Shuttle, call (888) 288-5823 or see your hotel front desk staff or Concierge.

Participating hotels include: Anaheim Plaza Hotel, Anaheim Marriott, Disney's Grand Californian, Disneyland Hotel, Disney's Paradise Pier, Doubletree Suites by Hilton, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Hilton Anaheim, Hyatt Regency Orange County, Sheraton Anaheim Hotel and Sheraton Park Hotel.

1313 Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802

South Coast Plaza welcomes domestic and international visitors with its VIP Passport, which provides exclusive value-added offers at over 100 stores and restaurants. An impressive array of stores are featured in the VIP Passport, including Bally, Chopard, Giorgio Armani, MaxMara, Omega and Jo Malone to name a few.

To receive a VIP Passport, travelers simply visit one of South Coast Plaza's four Concierge locations and present their ID or download a voucher by clicking below.

*Not valid for Orange County, California residents. Current ID required.

3333 Bristol S
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714-435-2083

South Coast Plaza is "Where the World Comes to Shop". Internationally recognized for its unparalleled collection of over 250 boutiques including Burberry, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Prada, award-winning restaurants, spas and the adjacent world-renowned Segerstrom Center for the Arts, South Coast Plaza is the crown jewel of luxury shopping on the West Coast. Amenities include valet parking, currency exchange, foreign language assistance, personal stylist services and VIP ACCESS Suite.

3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714-435-2000

Modeled after the Alhambra in Granada, Spain, this shopping center features stores such as Lucky Brand, Nordstrom, Tommy Bahama and Urban Outfitters. For entertainment, catch a movie on the eight-story IMAX theater.

71 Fortune Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: 949-753-5180

Some of the top names in design are located at this shopping center that boasts nearly 200 specialty shops and world-class department stores including Apple, BCBG Max Azaria, Bloomingdale's, Kate Spade, Neiman Marcus, Pottery Barn and Juicy Couture.

401 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-721-2000

This open-air mall includes trendy stores such as Puma, Ron Jon Surf Shop and Virgin Mega store. Other highlights include food and fun at Dave & Buster's and Lucky Strike lanes, the tranquil bliss of Burke Williams Day Spa and Vans Skatepark, one of the top skateparks in the country.

20 City Boulevard West
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-769-4001