Orange County, FL
||Tropical... warm! Warmer than home!
The beaches and the Pacific surf are what draw visitors to Orange County, located roughly 30 miles south of Los Angeles. Well known around the world as the site of the Disneyland amusement park, this county also boasts a number of parks, luxury resorts and unmatched shopping opportunities. One of the jewels of Orange County is the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve, which features botanical gardens and activities such as kayaking, canoeing, hiking and fishing. Accessible by boat, the Reserve is California's largest estuary and is home to several species of native wildlife that can be viewed in their natural habitat. Laguna Beach, found just south of Newport Beach, is celebrated as an arts community that offers several galleries and museums that showcase local and international artwork. Another popular attraction in Orange County are the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains, whose peaks provide visitors with views of Los Angeles to the north.
Anaheim Angels at Edison Field
The newly renovated Edison International Field draws more than 3.9 million visitors annually to the Angel's baseball games, events and concerts
Bolsa Chica Wetlands
Bolsa Chica Wetlands is a 300 acre coastal sanctuary for wildlife and migratory birds.
Camping and Hiking
Ortega Highway winds up through the Trabuco Ranger District of the Cleveland National Forest. Along this highway are beautiful hiking trails, campgrounds and scenic stops
The Crystal Cathedral is the home base for the international Crystal Cathedral Ministries, including a congregation of over 10,000 members and the internationally televised "Hour of Power."
Walt's original Theme Park continues to reign as "The Happiest Place on Earth" and home to almost five decades of Disney wonder and magic. Greet old friends like Mickey and Minnie. Make new friends, too.
Orange County's premier dining, shopping and entertainment destination. Stroll through its European-flavored boulevards. Enjoy concerts, dancing, movies, dining, comedy and nightclubs.
Knott's Berry Farm
The well-known amusement park features 165 rides, shows and attractions in five themed areas.
Clothes, food and services cater to the needs of a unique audience with money to spend. Pictured is Asian Gardens Mall and Cultural Court.
Los Alamitos Race Track
Quarter Horse, Arabian, Thoroughbred, Paint and Appaloosa Racing.
Quaint and picturesque, this is where locals and tourists alike spend their time. Attractions include: basketball courts, volleyball courts, downtown boutiques and galleries, plus world-class restaurants.
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Mission San Juan Capistrano, the Birthplace of Orange County, was founded more than two hundred years ago. Today it is a monument to California' multi-cultural history, embracing its Native American, Spanish, Mexican and European heritage.
The public can join their scientists aboard the R/V Sea Explorer for an in-depth study of whales, dolphins and sea lions using customized state-of-the-art equipment including plankton nets, grab samplers, video microscopes and the dolphin-cam!