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Where To Go

Our Where To Go in Orange County list covers some of the best locations in OC plus nearby destinations for a quick adventure. From historic sites to local trails, we’ve got you covered.

Where To Go

Top OC & Surrounding Area Destinations

Angel Stadium
Aquarium of the Pacific
Big Bear
Catalina Island
Disney’s California Adventure
Knott’s Berry Farm
Palm Springs
San Diego

Orange County Beaches

Dana Point
Huntington Beach
Laguna Beach
Newport Beach
San Clemente
Seal Beach

Beyond OC

Big Sur
Calico Ghost Town
Mammoth Mountain
Salvation Mountain
Santa Barbara
Ventura, Ojai, and Camarillo
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California State Parks

Anza Borrego State Park
California Poppy Reserve
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Doheny State Beach
Palomar Mountain State Park
San Onofre State Beach
Torrey Pines Natural Reserve & State Beach

National Parks

Channel Islands National Park
Cleveland National Forest
Death Valley
Joshua Tree National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Sequoia & Kings Canyon
Yosemite National Park

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Monique McArthur
Monique McArthur is a mother of two, writer, and creator of delicious recipes. In her spare time she enjoys exploring all that Orange County has to offer, traveling, shopping, running with her dogs and spending time with family.