Escape to some of sunny Southern California's
finest beaches, shopping, and dining with a stay in one of our Orange County vacation rentals! While teen soaps and reality television may have made Orange County synonymous with wealth and excess, in truth its charming cities and laid-back beach towns provide a delightful backdrop for romantic weekends, surfing getaways, and family vacations of all kinds.
Where is Orange County?
Orange County, or "the OC" as its more often called, is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and in the heart of Southern California. As the county seat, diverse and vibrant Santa Ana
serves as Orange County's center. Overall, this well-populated and well-known county offers access to large cities, quiet beaches, and everything in between!
Things to Do in Orange County
With so much to do in such a large destination, it is almost impossible to visit all of Orange County's attractions during a single visit - although, if you're up for the challenge, you can always try!
One of the most popular destinations in Orange County is the exciting city of Anaheim
. Known primarily as the home of "the happiest place on earth," you'll find that there's much more to this popular city! Sports enthusiasts in particular will appreciate the area's different teams. Catch a baseball game at Angel Stadium or watch a hockey game at the Honda Center and cheer on the Anaheim Ducks!
Although real life is often different from what is depicted on reality shows, you'll quickly understand why the OC was used as a backdrop for several well-known TV shows. From world-class dining to luxury shopping, Orange County offers a taste of opulence and extravagance! However, you'll be pleasantly surprised to discover that the majority of the OC is rather laid-back and relaxed, known more for its beach vibes than exclusivity.
Outdoor enthusiasts will fall in love with the area's natural beauty. Spend your day surfing in coastal Newport Beach
or Huntington Beach, visiting the famous tide pools at Laguna Beach, or hiking through either Crystal Cove State Park or Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Dana Point is perfect for whale watching, especially during the Gray Whale Migration from November to April. Of course, one of the best ways to admire the area's natural beauty is with a relaxing drive along the Pacific Coast Highway, also known as Route 1. Roll down the windows, blast your favorite California playlist, and see why the OC is such a popular destination!
Orange County Theme Parks
Whether you're traveling with young children or just those who are still young at heart, you'll find that a visit to some of Orange County's theme parks is a must during your stay in one of our vacation homes! Magical Disneyland
is undeniably the most popular and well-known attraction in the area. From classic rides to newer attractions, there are many options for guests of all ages. Make sure to pack your Mickey ears and spend a few days hanging out with Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, and the rest of the gang!
Knott's Berry Farm, in Buena Park, is a thrilling theme park. Perfect for those who are feeling a bit adventurous, you'll find over 40 different rides here! While some of the larger roller coasters will get your adrenaline pumping, this is a family-friendly attraction that includes smaller rides, as well as some water rides that will keep you cool on a hot summer's day. If you are visiting during the fall, make sure to stop by and experience Knott's Scary Farm. From mazes to monsters, the entire park embraces the Halloween theme during this annual event. During the winter, the park transforms again into Knott's Merry Farm, with snow and visits from Santa Claus.
Enjoy a taste of Southern California and live like a local when you stay in one of our Orange County vacation homes. From beautiful beaches to adrenaline-filled adventures, you'll find fun for the whole family in Orange County. What are you waiting for? Book today!