Orange County California - Visitor and
Welcome to Orange County, The Gold Coast of California with over 42 miles of coastline with spectacular vistas that have led many to proclaim it the 'California Riviera'. Orange County is home to the world's most popular attractions such as The Disney Resort and California Adventure, Mission San Juan Capistrano ('The Jewel of the Missions') and Knott's Berry Farm. OrangeCounty.net is your guide to OC theme parks, historic sites and Southern California Beaches.
The Mission San Juan Capistrano is also the location for The Great Stone Church, a cathedral ruin that has been named one of the world's 100 most endangered Sites. The City of San Juan Capistrano is also known as the home of the Swallows of Capistrano who's incredible migration brings them back to Capistrano every March where their return is celebrated with their famous Swallow's Day Parade. It is also the home of Rancho Mission Viejo, with it's new communities and the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo. OrangeCounty.net is your resource for information to all of Orange County's museums and historic sites, and the historic city of San Juan Capistrano.
Almost in the shadow of Disneyland is Angel Stadium of Anaheim formally called "The Big A" where the Angels have been thrilling baseball fans since 1966. Also nearby is The Honda Center, home of the Anaheim Ducks Hockey Team. Orange County is not only a place to watch sports but to play whatever your game. It features many award winning golf courses including Marbella, Pelican Hill, and Monarch Beach Golf Links located at St. Regis Resort across from Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel on the South Coast of Orange County.
In nearby Costa Mesa just east of Newport Beach and Fashion Island Shopping Center is South Coast Plaza a sprawling center for shopping and dining. The Block at Orange, and Santa Ana Main Place in Central OC and The Shops at Mission Viejo in South County make OC Shopping plentiful. OrangeCounty.net is your guide for shopping in Orange County.
A favorite destination set on the pristine South Coast is Laguna Beach a mecca for art lovers who flock each summer to attend Festival of the Arts, Pageant of the Masters, Art-A-Fair and The Sawdust Festival. In addition to Orange County's art galleries, many wineries and wine bars are thriving in the OC. You will find many of these wineries featured on OrangeCounty.net.
To the North, Huntington Beach or 'Surf City' as it is known hosts a number of major surfing competitions including the US Open of Surfing. Huntington Harbor, Newport Harbor and Dana Point Harbor all light up winter nights with festive boat parades. Whale Watching is one of our most popular activities and attractions departing from Newport Beach's Newport Landing and Dana Point's Dana Wharf.
Orange County features excellence in education, many businesses and unlimited recreational opportunities. Quality of Life is one of our greatest offering, from the best golf courses, and miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails, to our Golden Coast and a smorgasbord of cultural delights! Many of the OC's best restaurants are featured on OrangeCounty.net.