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Best of Orange County Guide

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Orange County
Much more than simply a base for trips to Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, affluent Orange County has fabulous beaches, perfect for surfing and swimming, marvelous marinas for sailing, top-notch golf courses and a Mediterranean climate. Beach towns line the Pacific from Seal Beach to Newport Beach and Laguna Beach to San Clemente. Sights include Mission San Juan Capistrano and the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace. For those not behind the wheel, Metrolink and Amtrak trains link many points.

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Nearby recommended attractions:

Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park(Anaheim)
Owner description: Experience the thrill of the an old wooden rollercoaster, but with modern twists, turns and technology, at "California Screamin." Or enjoy a live performance by your favorite... more Owner description: Experience the thrill of the an old wooden rollercoaster, but with modern twists, turns and technology, at "California Screamin." Or enjoy a live performance by your favorite characters at Disney's newest theme park, featuring a slew of exciting rides and family entertainment. less
Attraction type: Theme Parks; Disney Parks & Activities
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Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park(Anaheim)
Owner description: Welcome to the place where imagination is the destination. For young and old, big and small — it's the happiest place on earth! Come build memories with your family that last a... more Owner description: Welcome to the place where imagination is the destination. For young and old, big and small — it's the happiest place on earth! Come build memories with your family that last a lifetime as you discover the wonder of this magical, fantastical world. When you enter the lands that comprise Disneyland Park, stories come to life around you, immersing you in tales from some of your favorite Disney films. less
Attraction type: Theme Parks; Disney Parks & Activities
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Heisler Park
Heisler Park(Laguna Beach)
Attraction type: Parks
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Mission San Juan Capistrano
Mission San Juan Capistrano(San Juan Capistrano)
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... 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
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Balboa Island Ferry
Balboa Island Ferry(Newport Beach)
Attraction type: Ferries
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Nearby recommended restaurants:

Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop
Ranked #1 of 843 Restaurants in Anaheim
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Tiki Juice Bar
Tiki Juice Bar
Ranked #2 of 843 Restaurants in Anaheim
Cuisines: Fast Food
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Nick's Laguna Beach
Nick's Laguna Beach
Ranked #1 of 158 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Price: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, American, Bar, Gluten Free, Steakhouse, Pub
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Pizza Press
The Pizza Press
Ranked #3 of 843 Restaurants in Anaheim
Price: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Sushi On Fire
Sushi On Fire
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Knights Inn Anaheim
2.0 of 5
Knights Inn Anaheim
$124 - $233
Ranked #3 of 116 Hotels in Anaheim
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Holiday Inn Santa Ana-Orange County Airport
3.0 of 5
Holiday Inn Santa Ana-Orange County Airport
$135 - $200
Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in Santa Ana
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Hotel Indigo Anaheim
3.0 of 5
Hotel Indigo Anaheim
$138 - $272
Ranked #4 of 116 Hotels in Anaheim
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Ayres Hotel Orange
3.5 of 5
Ayres Hotel Orange
$155 - $230
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Orange
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim Resort – Convention Center
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim Resort – Convention Center
$164 - $350
Ranked #2 of 116 Hotels in Anaheim
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Ayres Hotel Fountain Valley/Huntington Beach
3.0 of 5
Ayres Hotel Fountain Valley/Huntington Beach
$174 - $247
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Fountain Valley
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Montage Laguna Beach
5.0 of 5
Montage Laguna Beach
$853 - $1,101
Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
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Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
$299 - $687
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Huntington Beach
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Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel
4.0 of 5
Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel
$240 - $540
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Huntington Beach
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