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Things to do in Orange County

 

Attractions (214)

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TheCaliCamp (Dana Point)
Ranked #1 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Owner description: Your unique California Surf experience.Great atmosphere, well trained Surfguides and a clean Camp will give you a memory for... more » Owner description: Your unique California Surf experience.Great atmosphere, well trained Surfguides and a clean Camp will give you a memory for your lifetime. California is the place, where Surfing is meant to be - discover with us the public and secrets Surfspots from the locals, have great Food and exiting Trips around Los Angeles and San Diego. « less
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Fantasmic (Anaheim)
Ranked #2 of 214 attractions in Orange County
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Heisler Park (Laguna Beach)
Ranked #3 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: Parks
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Mission San Juan Capistrano (San Juan Capistrano)
Ranked #4 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: Missions; Gardens; Museums
Owner description: Visit the birthplace of Orange County, California Landmark and Museum. The most beautiful mission in the world and renowned... more » Owner description: Visit the birthplace of Orange County, California Landmark and Museum. The most beautiful mission in the world and renowned for return of the swallows. Guided tours daily and audio tour available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Vietnamese. Hands-on activities include California Missions Resource Studio, Curiosity Carts, Native American Basket Weaving, Koi Fish Feeding, and Panning for Gold and Adobe Brick Making. The site itself serves as a living outdoor museum with original buildings constructed by Native Americans in the 18th century including the Serra Chapel, Ruins of the Great Stone Church, and the original padres’ quarters of the South Wing. Relax in peaceful and stunning gardens. « less
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Ranked #5 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: Consistently voted one of the top things to do in Orange County, Flightdeck is a flight simulation attraction providing... more » Owner description: Consistently voted one of the top things to do in Orange County, Flightdeck is a flight simulation attraction providing civilians the opportunity to pilot fighter jets in actual cockpit simulators and a Boeing 737 flight simulator. Experience the challenge of aerial maneuvers at 500 knots, aircraft take-offs and landings and the excitement of air-to-air combat. Up to ten people can fly at the same time, each in their own authentic F-16 flight simulator! There is also the "Officer's Club", an observation area where guests can view and listen to all of the action on large LCD monitors, where they will see what each pilot is seeing during their flight and also hear the interaction between the pilots and the ATC crew (air traffic control).Flightdeck offers 45 minute air combat flights and 30, 60 & 90 minute Boeing 737 flights. Advanced reservations are required. « less
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Pageant of the Masters (Laguna Beach)
Ranked #6 of 214 attractions in Orange County
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Crystal Cove State Park (Laguna Beach)
Ranked #7 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: State Parks; Beaches
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1,000 Steps Beach (Laguna Beach)
Ranked #8 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: Beaches
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Balboa Island Ferry (Newport Beach)
Ranked #9 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: Ferries/ Boats
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Ranked #10 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Disney

Hints and advice for folks travelling, especially with children.  Stay as close to the Park as you can - it's good to be able to come out for a break without losing too much of... more »

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Huntington Beach Pier (Huntington Beach)
Ranked #11 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Orange County Coast (Huntington Beach)
Ranked #12 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: Biking Trails
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Balboa Island (Newport Beach)
Ranked #13 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: Islands
Man-made island that features upscale shops, restaurants and an amusement park.
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San Clemente Pier (San Clemente)
Ranked #14 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Pelican Hill Golf Club (Newport Beach)
Ranked #15 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: Tom Fazio designed Pelican Hill's two 18-hole golf courses to be unlike any that you've ever played before. To further... more » Owner description: Tom Fazio designed Pelican Hill's two 18-hole golf courses to be unlike any that you've ever played before. To further enhance your game, add Pelican Hill's unmatched service and amenities; professional forecaddies, luxurious locker rooms, practice facility, shoe attendants, club cleaning service, golf shop and golf academy. « less
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Ranked #16 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: Historic Sites; Libraries
Owner description: The Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is a walk-through memoir that chronicles the life and career of America’s 37th... more » Owner description: The Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is a walk-through memoir that chronicles the life and career of America’s 37th President. The grounds feature 22 Presidential Museum galleries, the faithfully restored home where the President was born and raised, the magnificent full-sized replica of the White House East Room, the 6-ton Marine One helicopter used by Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford, and the flower-ringed memorial sites of President and Mrs. Nixon.The Nixon Foundation’s year-round programming brings to the Library national policy conferences, patriotic celebrations and observances, educational student forums, and the acclaimed “In the Arena” speaker series which features high ranking government officials, bestselling authors and today’s top political commentators. « less
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Newport Beach (Newport Beach)
Ranked #17 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: Beaches
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Huntington Dog Beach (Huntington Beach)
Ranked #18 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: Beaches
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Dana Point Harbor (Dana Point)
Ranked #19 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Ranked #20 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: Theaters
One of the region's premier performance venues.
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Downtown Disney (Anaheim)
Ranked #21 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Specialty Shops; Flea/ Street Markets; Specialty Museums

 Downtown Disney is a great addition to the Disney scene, offering many fine shops and restaurants to choose from.  There is now  a Sephora store and the World of Disney will give... more »

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Ranked #22 of 214 attractions in Orange County
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Ranked #23 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: Children's Museums; Art Museums; History Museums
Exhibits specialize in the art of the world's indigenous peoples.
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Ranked #24 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers; Movie Theaters
Entertainment mega-complex and adult playground featuring movie theaters, eateries, arcade games.
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Ranked #25 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Ranked #26 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Visitors are welcome to view rescued seals and sea lions.
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Ranked #27 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: Playgrounds; Zoos; Scenic Railroads; Bodies of Water; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Historic Sites
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Ranked #28 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Laguna Playhouse (Laguna Beach)
Ranked #29 of 214 attractions in Orange County
Category: Theaters
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Salt Creek Beach (Dana Point)
Ranked #30 of 214 attractions in Orange County
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