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10 Active Things to Do in Orange County

10 Active Things to Do in Orange County July 6, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Surfing in Huntington Beach With more than 300 sunny days and moderate to warm temperatures year round, it’s possible to get outside and be active pretty much any time of the year that you choose to visit Orange County. With the ocean to the west and the hills to the east, you can participate in a...

5 Great Road Trips from Orange County

5 Great Road Trips from Orange County June 25, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Whether you’re looking for a weekend trip or something a bit longer, Orange County is a great place to start your California/Southwest U.S. road trip. Here are five of the best places to go from the O.C.! San Francisco Drive six hours north of Orange County through Los Angeles and past vineyards...

Visit a Zoo in Orange County

Visit a Zoo in Orange County June 20, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Feed a goat at the Orange County Zoo While we may not have a big zoo like Los Angeles or the Wild Animal Kingdom in San Diego, visitors to Orange County are able to choose from two less crowded options. Orange County Zoo 1 Irvine Park Road Orange, CA 92869 Open M-F 10:00 am to 3:30 pm; Saturday &...

6 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day in Orange County

6 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day in Orange County June 16, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
With Father’s Day right around the corner, there are still many great options available for celebrating in Orange County. Whether your father loves the Anaheim Angels, or would rather spend a day on the golf course, there is something for every Dad! Take me out to the ball game! Though the Anaheim...

New Direct Flight from LAX to Hilo, Hawai‘i

New Direct Flight from LAX to Hilo, Hawai‘i May 29, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
As much as we love our Orange County airport, it is a smaller airport that doesn’t offer the variety of flights that bigger airports like Los Angeles International can, which is why I wanted to share this big announcement – United Airlines (operated by Continental Airlines) is offering...

Top Five Hidden Gems

Top Five Hidden Gems July 30, 2010 | Food, Hotels, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Orange County is a big place. It’s obvious places to visit – Disneyland and the beach, for example – are large, and, well, obvious. Here are five hidden gems that you can seek out to tap into more of the local (rather than tourist) vibe, and that’ll perhaps show you another side to Orange County...

The story of Hobie: an OC original

April 28, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Hobart “Hobie” Alter was the surfboard shaping original who started off a brand name synonymous with Orange County. Mark Christy, president of Laguna Beach Properites which runs Hobie Surf shops in Dana Point and Laguna Beach, takes up the story: Hobie Sport's Mark Christy “‘Hobie’ was...

Ask the Concierge! (or the next best thing)

Ask the Concierge! (or the next best thing) April 14, 2010 | Food, Hotels, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
The concierge is the man in the know, the fixer, a hotel’s go-to guy. Huntington Beach’s boutiquey Shorebreak Hotel has no concierge, but it does have Rich Troiani, director of Food and Beverage, whose title sounds like he holds sway over everything tasty. So we asked this wise and powerful man...
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