One of our favorite places to visit in Orange County California. This idyllic Southern California beach County is a wonderful place to bring kids and has plenty of fun in the sun for everyone to enjoy. Here are a couple of things you should be sure to check out if you ever find yourself in Orange County and are looking for some adventure.
Historic Orange Circle
The location of many of our favorite movies (That Thing You Do, and others) the Orange Circle is one of the most beautiful and quaint cities in the county. Boasting Chapman College and many lovey restaurants, the orange circle are one of our favorite places to go antique shopping and stop to get some pizza. If you are ever in the area we love the bar Paul’s. It is a bit of a dive bar but has a charm that takes me back to the ’80s, back to my hay day of college
The one from the TV show! Burt really laguna beach has some of the most stunning landscapes in the whole of southern California. It’s no wonder that this area quickly became very expensive to live in and thus has a bit of a snobby vibe if you don’t know where to go for the best stuff. We definitely recommend the beach locally called “Thousand Steps” because Laguna is high in elevation most of the beaches are down a cliff and can only be accessed by taking long stairs all the way down to the sand. Thousand Steps is one of our Favorite spots because of its relative reclusive it usually not too crowded. And if you have ever been to a southern California beach, then you know how crowded it can become. Just be sure you are ready for the long walk back up the thousand steps when you are ready to go home! Laguna Beach is one of our favorite spots to go to also for the Sawdust Festival, just be prepared for outrageous prices
The OC Fair
Another place to go if you are in the mood for some kitschy fun is the local Orange County fair. While this fair has all of the normal things you could imagine from a fair there is also a sort of swap meet in the other parking lot where you can buy all sorts of fun and goofy items like hand-woven rugs and sculptures that were made by peoples small businesses. And if you need to go to the restroom, don’t worry, because they have plenty of Porta Potties in the back that you can use to relieve yourself.
What best of Orange county list would be complete if I didn’t mention Disneyland! That’s right, on top of the beautiful beaches and historic cities, there is always the lovely (and expensive) Disneyland! Now there are thousands of articles online about Disney so I don’t need to go into a ton of depth here, but suffice it to say that if you are looking for some fun rides and to get down with Micky and the game, then Disneyland is your best bet. But if you are more of a local then you might want to check our Knotts Berry Farm, that’s more of the local spot. But that is a subject for a different blog post altogether!
I'm Judy, and since my Husband and I retired we have been Traveling the country Sowing the seeds of a life experience and meeting great people along the way! this is my Blog about sharing experiences, sharing love and the tending the garden of your life!