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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.

Lasting Your Vacation at Orange County’s Attractions

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Orange County in Southern California is located in the suburbs of Los Angeles. Orange County is mainly visited by tourists to the Disney Land Park in Anaheim, however if you are looking for a beach holiday the coat of Orange County is fantastic. Its beaches of Huntingdon, Laguna and Newport offer white sand and blue seas set in pretty little coastal towns stretching for over 30 miles from LA Harbour to San Diego. The Towns are occupied by some of the rich and famous which adds a very cosmopolitan and a sense of wealth to some of the towns in Particular Newport Beach.

Newport offers some visitor attractions including Balboa Pier that is a marina where you can catch a boat to the lovely Santa Catalina Island. The Island is located some twenty miles from the coast of Los Angeles and offers a fantastic day out with its beautiful beaches, rolling hills and wildlife.

Other places of interest in Newport are the County Museum Of Art, which exhibits some pieces of contemporary art produced by local artists. The Sherman Library and Gardens are also worth a visit with the many types of flowers, cacti and other tropical plants and a browse in the Library is a pleasant way to pass an hour or so.

Huntingdon Beach is more of an easy-going coastal region with some places of interest to visit. The town is not an overly expensive one, so eating in cafes and restaurants wont cost the earth. Shopping in the town is mainly Surf Shops and beach stores. Places of interest include the Surfers Walk Of Fame, which is a tribute to some of the greatest surfers and sports men and women. The Pro-surfers Championships are held here in June every year attracting hundreds of spectators and several professional surfers to its televised event.

Laguna Beach is a wealthy town with a pleasant atmosphere and climate to match. The town is very much influenced by artists with the many art galleries scattered around and the annual Pageant of Masters that is an art exhibition held from June – August in the town attracts many new and recognised artists from all around the world. The beach is a lovely one that doesn’t attract very large crowds; this could be due to some of the affluent people living in Laguna having their own stretch of beach to go with their large houses situated along the coast..