What to do when traveling to Orange County, places to visit, things you can do, food to eat, sightseeing


California is a golden state with many people with different interests. Orange County is my home for the rest of my life. I grew up in the heart of Orange County and lived around Anaheim for nearly three decades. Over the years, I have seen many changes, new buildings have emerged, old buildings have been demolished, and a host of new businesses and events have emerged. Orange County is a wonderful place to live, and the number of activities in and around the area is endless.

Anything from the hotel to Orange County can be reached within a 1-2 hour drive. In the summer, the beach is a hotspot [pun]. Every summer, people flock to the beaches on the west coast. The beaches around Newport and Laguna are beautiful, clean and not full, and there are plenty of water sports rentals. If you want to capture some waves, Huntington, Seals and Bolsa Chica State Beach have some nice waves, although the water is usually colder than anywhere else. Huntington Beach also has a dog-friendly beach that is perfect for pet parents looking for cool and enjoying some fun with their dogs. Long Beach is not the preferred beach to play in the water, because the port is located here, the water is not very hygienic [personal opinion]

For those looking for a nightlife, Orange County has a lot of activities in all the surrounding cities. The downtown area is always crowded with people who are interested in drinking a few drinks, hitting the club… or both. Downtown Fullerton is often traveled by college students and young people. There are many different bars to see very competitive prices, happy hours and many different types of music. There are also some breweries nearby for those who don't like to party, just as they are catching up with some old friends. Just like downtown Fullerton, downtown Anaheim, downtown Santa Ana, downtown Orange, and the newly remodeled Buena Downtown Park are also the same.

There are plenty of places to eat and many different styles to choose from. Based on your desire, I will say from my personal experience that different cities can cater to different races than other cities. For example, depending on personal preference, if you look at some delicious noodle dishes, Westminster, Owen and Tustin are very popular with Asian dishes. Ramen, Pho, Korean barbecue, etc. I think it is best done in these cities. My favorite places by type/city/service are: AYCE Korean BBQ – Star Grill [Westminster], Cham Sut Gol [Westminster] and Grill [Fullerton]. Pho – iPho [Anaheim], Pho Thang Long [Westminster] – and most places in Westminster. United States – Fuddruckers [Bena Park], Buffalo Wild Wings, Cheesecake Factory [Anaheim], Islands Bar & Grill, or Lazy Dogs Cafe [Bray Ya]. In addition to eating some delicious food, there are many entertainment activities scattered in Orange County.

Starting from our amusement park – we are not only the center of Disneyland, but also the center of Knott's Berry Farm and the center of summer Knott's Soak City. In addition to amusement parks, there are many cinemas nearby, from basic to 4D screens, including special effects, lighting and environmental interactions. Escape Rooms is an interactive team/team building brain game that is increasingly popular in Orange County. My favorite companies are Crossroads, Puzzlebox and Square Room Escape. Again, from a personal point of view, these are very immersive and more fluid in terms of the degree of interconnection. For more sports, Anaheim and Santa Ana have several places for rock climbing activities such as Rock City, Rockreation and Factory.

If you want to shop, there are countless places in all the surrounding cities. Orange Outlets [formerly known as Blocks] and Anaheim Square are two different types of shopping centers. Both are mainly outdoors. If you are looking for some indoor shopping malls, Westminster, Brea and even Xirui have large shopping malls packed with different stores. With all the shopping, eating and squatting around the place to stay?

There are many hotels, motels, boutiques and privately run airbnb to choose from. Almost any place where you live there has a lot of things to do before and to see it in a few minutes. Many of these places offer competitive prices, great facilities, discounts and tips on how to spend time here.

As you can see, the limits of Orange County are endless. You can meet all your needs in terms of hiking, sightseeing, entertainment, eating, nightlife and more. As we move into the future, we will only see more and more development. With the list of activities and population growth, there will only be more and more things to do. Orange County is a truly amazing place, and many travelers who have ended up telling me how satisfying their trip is.