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Archive for June, 2012

Enjoying Orange County

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Much of Orange County’s 798-sq mile (2,050-sq km) area is covered with sprawling urban communities linked by ever-busy freeways. Anaheim, home of Disneyland, is its second largest city, after Santa Ana.

Newport Beach is a huge attraction for it’s gnarly surfing, bustling boardwalks and expansive beachfront. Walking along the sand, you will find people surfing, riding beach cruisers, playing sand volleyball, having picnics and sunbathing. It is the popular getaway from the busy city of L.A. where people can relax and enjoy the beauty of the ocean.

More inland, people enjoy the bounteous zoos, parks, and golf courses that dot the county from San Clemente to Fullerton. It is common to enjoy hobbies like hiking, biking, and golfing. One popular trend is to get custom fitted golf clubs at places like Orange County Golf Club Fitting for a more professional and enjoyable experience.

Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm both call the O.C. home, and between those and the huge amount of museums, it is no wonder families from all over come to be entertained.

Shopping is also always at a premium with the South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa being the largest mall in the entire State of California and America’s third largest. You won’t want to miss Fashion Island Mall in Newport Beach that overlooks the ocean and offers distinctive shopping and dining in a coastal resort setting. Budget conscience? Check out The Outlets in the city of Orange.

If you’re interested in boating whether by motor, sail, or rowing out on your kayak or canoe, Newport Beach awaits your arrival. Newport Harbor is where you may dock and Newport Bay is where you may float. The bay is divided by the Pacific Coast Highway Bridge.

Finding The Best Restaurants In Orange County

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

If you are planning a vacation to Orange County, California one of the most important aspects will be the choice of places to eat. How do you know where to go or how to find certain types of food? How do you know the best places to dine for those who are on a budget?

Finding the best Orange County restaurants to dine in while enjoying your vacation may not be an easy thing to do when you are in a strange place. With a little help, finding the place you want to dine can be easier than going it alone.

Orange Hill Restaurant-in the city of Orange.

The restaurant has been host to numerous weddings, anniversary celebrations and proposals. The cuisine in American. The restaurant and bar overlook the sweeping valley below. The lights of the cities in the distance are incredible. So high on the romance charts, I even suggested to my sister that this would be the perfect spot for her wedding. The food is excellent, but the guests seem to wander over to the windows to enjoy the view as much as the catered reception.

Sidewalk cafes

Sidewalk cafes are also an option when it comes to the Orange County restaurants in Anaheim. They are terrific for people watching while enjoying gourmet coffees and treats. The locals are so friendly, which can go a long way towards making you feel welcome. You’ll find restaurants on Harbor Boulevard and Katella Avenue, as well as at the Downtown Disney shopping district.

Golden Truffle-Costa Mesa.

While the restaurant doesn’t have any views and resides on a major street, what makes this restaurant special is the willingness of the chef and his staff to personally cook up some of the county’s most exotic cuisine and serve it in an unintrusive way.

Cedar Creek Inn-San Juan Capistrano.

This restaurant is in the old town area, right across the street from the Mission. Again, no view perse but the patio lights and the ease of taking a stroll through the quaint city and shop in the anitque shops is worth it. The cuisine is Californian.

Five Crowns-Corona Del Mar.

The main element to this extremely well known eatery is that it is an exact replica of England’s oldest inn. The Lawry’s owned restaurant serves American dishes, but the waitstaff serves you in period English dress and manners. Obviously, if you chose here, eat the steak ribs..