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Life in Orange County

Life in Orange County

UC Irvine Medical Center is conveniently located about 45 minutes from Downtown Los Angeles and 1.5 hours from San Diego. Our central location puts us at the heart of all that Southern California has to offer with easy access from coastal communities including Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach.

Orange County, “The OC”, is surrounded with the ultimate Southern California lifestyle - casual sophistication, pristine beaches, and endless options for fun in the sun or cultural exploration. Discover Southern California’s 42 miles of uninterrupted beaches and extensive recreation surrounded by an engaging balance of natural beauty and eclectic cities.

Let your own imagination go at renowned art festivals and celebrated performing arts centers. The Orange County boasts a thriving performing and visual arts scene that attracts talent from around the world.

For the outdoor enthusiast, OC Parks offers an abundance of parks, trails, gardens, wetland and miles of wilderness to explore. There are hiking trails for all levels.

Orange County is home to the most famous theme parks in the world. Disneyland® Park and California Adventure Park is the place where imagination is the destination. A visit to Knott’s Berry Farm® theme park will take you back to the old west town and thrilling roller coasters.

At a Glance

  • Size: 798 square miles
  • Cities: 34
  • Coastline: 42 miles
  • Beaches: 9
  • Harbors: 3
  • Parks: more than 57,000 acres
  • Biking/Hiking Trails: more than 400 miles
  • College/Universities: 11 public, 10 private

Information and images provided by the Orange County Visitors Association. For more information visit www.visittheoc.com