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We are conveniently located about forty-five minutes from Downtown L.A. and an hour and a half from San Diego. Our central location puts us at the heart of all that Southern California has to offer. We are blessed with an average daytime temperature of 74°F and most days are sunny.


Beach Destinations

Dana Point Harbor and Dana Point

Dana Point Harbor and Dana Point

Located in the midst of the California Riviera halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, the oceanfront and seaside community of Dana Point offers miles of panoramic views of the Pacific Coast. Be sure to experience Dana Point Harbor with over 40 shops, restaurants, surfing, charters, fishing and whale watching. The largest small boat harbor on the west coast. Dana Point, a breath of fresh air.

Huntington Beach, Surf City USA®

Huntington Beach, Surf City USA®

Huntington Beach boasts some of the widest beaches in California, allowing you to enjoy an endless array of beach activities such as bicycling, boogie boarding, and surfing. Or you can simply just take advantage of the natural setting with warm beach bonfires and casual walks on the historic Huntington Beach Pier.

Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is Southern California’s premier seaside destination nestled between the sparkling blue Pacific and majestic canyons. A year-round retreat for art lovers, nature enthusiasts, and beachgoers, Laguna Beach offers seven miles of soft sand and the sound of the surf with oceanfront accommodations, gourmet dining, world-famous festivals and hundreds of local artists.

Newport Beach

Newport Beach

Newport Beach is a community that takes pride in enjoying the good life; including fine food, great shopping or a drive along the coastline in a luxury convertible sports car. Of course, a visit is never complete without a little time in our harbor with a cruise on a yacht or captaining your own electric Duffy boat. However you choose to spend your time, we are sure you will find it memorable and inspiring.

Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach

Located in the northwestern portion of Orange County is Sunset Beach, bordered on the north by the City of Seal Beach and to the south by Bolsa Chica State Beach. Its 45-acre beach with approximately 627-space parking lot, public restrooms and playground provide excellent visitor amenities. A designated surfing zone is on the north end of the beach and lifeguard services provided.

Theme Parks

Disneyland® Park

Walt Disney’s original theme park, Disneyland® Park, is the place where it all began! Timeless attractions, world-class entertainment and surprises around every turn have made this The Happiest Place on Earth for more than five decades. No matter how many times you visit, it’s always an exciting, new experience!

Knott's Berry Farm

With over 165 wild rides, shows and attractions, Knott’s Berry Farm is the real deal when it comes to family fun!

Knott's Soak City Water Park

Soak up the fun at Knott’s Soak City Water Park. With high-speed slides, a 750,000-gallon wave pool, a lazy river and a children’s pool and activity area, there’s no end to the thrills.

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