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Carlsbad Carlsbad Carlsbad
Southern CaliforniaCarlsbad is known as "The Village by the Sea," due to its proximity to the glistening Pacific Ocean. There is a European feel to the town where visitors can enjoy a variety of unique events and activities. Yes, I’d like to receive regular email updates on activities, events, deals and more from Visit Carlsbad!
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Temecula Valley Temecula Valley Temecula Valley
Southern CaliforniaThe vineyards of California have produced some of the best wines the world over. A sampling at a local winery in Stockton is a great way to experience what is special about this beautiful part of California.
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Newport Beach Newport Beach Newport Beach
Southern CaliforniaVisit sunny Newport Beach, California! Named one of the cleanest beaches in the United States, Newport Beach is a paradise for beach-going visitors. With over 10 miles of beaches ideal for families, surfing, body boarding or just sunbathing, Newport is the ideal OC beach destination.
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Costa Mesa Costa Mesa Costa Mesa
Southern CaliforniaKnown as the "City of the Arts", this area of Southern California is home to the famed Orange County Performing Artscenter as well as the South Coast Repertory. Art, theater, fine dining and the shimmering sea provide visitors with a memorable and delightful experience.
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Oceanside Oceanside Oceanside
Oceanside is a classic California beach community with its warm sandy beaches, historic wooden pier and Cape Cod-style harbor village complete with unlimited water sports and recreation. Offering a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle, visitors still experience the casual spirit that made Southern California’s beach culture legendary.
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Visit Buena Park Visit Buena Park Visit Buena Park
Southern CaliforniaWith thrilling attractions, interactive dining experiences, and plenty of shopping options, Buena Park offers fun on just about every corner. A vacation hot spot, the lively city of Buena Park is not only known for it's premier location in Orange County but for its world famous entertainment - including Knott's Berry Farm®, Soak City USA Water Park, Knott’s Independence Hall, Medieval Times, and Pirate’s Dinner Adventure.
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Catalina Island Catalina Island Catalina Island
Southern CaliforniaDiscover the magical island of Catalina, just off the coast of Southern California. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a place to bring the entire family, or just need a few days to unwind, Catalina Island is the perfect destination.
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Orange County - Orientation

Getting Around, Basic Info,...

Orange County is home to Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, surfing and lots of beautiful landscapes. Look through the information below to learn some of the more notable cities and their attractions within Orange County.

Overview

Popularly recognized as the "OC", Orange County is a world-class visitor destination.

You'll find plenty of things to see and do: inviting beaches, unparalleled shopping and entertainment, trendy restaurants, sexy nightlife, championship golf, lively art districts, beautiful historic landmarks and the ultimate family attractions.

Warm sunshine, swaying palm trees and breathtaking ocean views create a relaxed lifestyle where shorts, sandals and sunglasses are always in season.

Cities in Orange County

Anaheim, 28 miles southeast of L.A., is very much a tourist hub and a large part of its tourist draw is the Disneyland Resort. The Angel Stadium of Anaheim is a famous name in baseball and the Grove of Anaheim is a brightly lit, glossy venue for live music.

Buena Park, a vacation hot spot, the lively city of Buena Park is home to world famous entertainment - including Knott’s Berry Farm, Soak City Water Park, Knott’s Independence Hall, Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, and Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament.

Orange, 32 miles southeast of L.A., has an impressively preserved Old Town District, and the Block at Orange is a shopper's paradise. Yorba Linda, set a little east of Anaheim and Orange, is a wealthy community home to Nixon's presidential library. About 40 miles south of L.A. is Costa Mesa, home to the truly immense South Coast Plaza and the excellent Pacific Amphitheater and Orange County Performing Arts Center. Irvine, Orange County's largest city, is next to Costa Mesa. This is a pleasant surburbia-style city home to the Irvine Spectrum shopping center, the Irvine Barclay Theatre, and an amusement park, Great Park. The largest university in Orange County, the University of California, Irvine, is here.

A little north of Irvine, about 36 miles from Los Angeles, is Huntington Beach, Surf City U.S.A. The 8.5 miles of Huntington's excellent surf beach are made up of Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington City Beach, and Huntington State Beach. Further south, 44 miles from L.A., is Newport Beach, which is, as one might expect, also known for its beaches. Other attractions are the retro amusement park Balboa Fun Zone, the artificial island Balboa Island, the Orange County Museum of Art, and the Back Bay wildlife preserve.

Mission Viejo is 48 miles from L.A. and is pleasantly planned and suburban, featuring The Shops at Mission Viejo as well as many, many parks. San Juan Capistrano is 55 miles south of Los Angeles, near the very southern end of the county, and is most notable for Mission San Juan Capistrano. Just farther away, 58 miles, is Dana Point and its gorgeous bay and that legendary surf break, Killer Dana.

Other Things to Know

Orange County is best traveled by car. Although criss-crossed conveniently by interstates and other freeways, you may find some roads particularly useful for entering Orange County and traveling from city to city. Whether you're coming from the north or south, Interstate 5 is a good route. From the north, Interstate 405 and State Route 57 are also good roads. Take State Route 91 if you're coming from the east.

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Below are the Free Visitor Guides for Orange County. More Visitor Guides are available in California. Click here to view them all!

Carlsbad Carlsbad Carlsbad
Southern CaliforniaCarlsbad is known as "The Village by the Sea," due to its proximity to the glistening Pacific Ocean. There is a European feel to the town where visitors can enjoy a variety of unique events and activities. Yes, I’d like to receive regular email updates on activities, events, deals and more from Visit Carlsbad!
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Temecula Valley Temecula Valley Temecula Valley
Southern CaliforniaThe vineyards of California have produced some of the best wines the world over. A sampling at a local winery in Stockton is a great way to experience what is special about this beautiful part of California.
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Newport Beach Newport Beach Newport Beach
Southern CaliforniaVisit sunny Newport Beach, California! Named one of the cleanest beaches in the United States, Newport Beach is a paradise for beach-going visitors. With over 10 miles of beaches ideal for families, surfing, body boarding or just sunbathing, Newport is the ideal OC beach destination.
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Costa Mesa Costa Mesa Costa Mesa
Southern CaliforniaKnown as the "City of the Arts", this area of Southern California is home to the famed Orange County Performing Artscenter as well as the South Coast Repertory. Art, theater, fine dining and the shimmering sea provide visitors with a memorable and delightful experience.
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Oceanside Oceanside Oceanside
Oceanside is a classic California beach community with its warm sandy beaches, historic wooden pier and Cape Cod-style harbor village complete with unlimited water sports and recreation. Offering a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle, visitors still experience the casual spirit that made Southern California’s beach culture legendary.
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Visit Buena Park Visit Buena Park Visit Buena Park
Southern CaliforniaWith thrilling attractions, interactive dining experiences, and plenty of shopping options, Buena Park offers fun on just about every corner. A vacation hot spot, the lively city of Buena Park is not only known for it's premier location in Orange County but for its world famous entertainment - including Knott's Berry Farm®, Soak City USA Water Park, Knott’s Independence Hall, Medieval Times, and Pirate’s Dinner Adventure.
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Catalina Island Catalina Island Catalina Island
Southern CaliforniaDiscover the magical island of Catalina, just off the coast of Southern California. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a place to bring the entire family, or just need a few days to unwind, Catalina Island is the perfect destination.
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