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Visiting Orange County

Nothing says Orange County like amusement parks. OC's fun began years ago at Disneyland. Still the Happiest Place on Earth, 2012 sees Disney California Adventure Park celebrate its expansion - with new and familiar attractions Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure are just the start of fun in Orange County. Buena Park’s Knott’s Berry Farm offers thrills for all ages and now features the Silver Bullet suspended coaster. Cool off nearby at Knott’s Soak City Water Park – Orange County is filled with fun. Orange County’s amusement parks are just the beginning – with 42 miles of coastline, take your pick of beaches, it’s the season!

Ahhhh, the beach, from Dana Point in the south through Laguna Beach, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, there is plenty of sand and surf to keep any family busy. Relax, or plan for events like Huntington Beach’s US Open of Surfing or the 30th Annual Dana Point Concours d’Elegance. Take a whale watching tour from Newport Beach Harbor, browse Laguna Beach Galleries or check the OC calendar for events and festivals.

Fullerton hosts the 2012 Muckenthaler Jazz Festival May 24th through June 28th. Concerts are held at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, the former Muckenthaler residence, now Fullerton’s arts and cultural center. The jazz festival kicks off with May performances by Gonzalo Bergara and Carl Saunders Quartet. The last of the four June concerts features Glenn Cashman, on June 28th. Enjoy great outdoor jazz concerts at the Muckenthaler amphitheater.

Huntington Beach, Surf City USA, the quintessential California beach community, hosts the US Open of Surfing July 28th through August 5th. Throngs of fans head to the beach south of Huntington Beach Pier, to cheer on their favorite surfers, skateboarders, and BMX riders. Along with all the sports action, enjoy the Walk the Walk Fashion Show, and concert Stage with live music and DJs. The US Open of Surfing is a full week of surfing, excitement and fun.

Make summer complete with a visit to the 2012 Orange County Fair, from July 13th through August 12th. Join the fun Wednesday through Sunday July 13th through August 12th. Held at the Orange County Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, the Pacific Amphitheatre hosts a full lineup of concerts including artists like Willie Nelson, Scotty McCreery and Martina McBride, among many. The Hangar hosts a variety of tribute band performances and the Action Sports Arena hosts events like the OC Fair Kart Racing Challenge, Extreme Rodeo and the Fiesta del Charro. See award winning livestock and agriculture from Orange County while you enjoy midway games and rides, all at the OC Fair.

Long Beach on your itinerary? The Port of Long Beach is home to attractions like The Queen Mary, Long Beach Marina and Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. Make a visit and be sure to put the Aquarium of the Pacific on your plans. The new June Keyes Penguin Habitat at the Aquarium opens late spring featuring the Aquarium’s first penguins. This exciting exhibit includes a crawl-in space for visitors to get safely close to the penquins.

Orange County Hotel Map

24 Best Western Hotels
in Orange County

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    Courtesy Inn

    Anaheim

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    Anaheim Inn

    Anaheim

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    Park Place Inn - Mini Suites

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    Pavilions

    Anaheim

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    Raffles Inn & Suites

    Anaheim

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    Stovall's Inn

    Anaheim

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    Newport Mesa Inn

    Costa Mesa

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    Dana Point Inn-by-the-Sea

    Dana Point

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    Marina Shores Hotel

    Dana Point

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    Huntington Beach Inn

    Huntington Beach

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    Regency Inn

    Huntington Beach

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    Laguna Brisas Spa Hotel

    Laguna Beach

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    Irvine Spectrum Hotel

    Lake Forest

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    Los Alamitos Inn & Suites

    Los Alamitos

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    Newport Beach Inn

    Newport Beach

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    Orange Plaza

    Orange

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    Meridian Inn & Suites, Anaheim-Orange

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    Anaheim Orange County Hotel

    Placentia

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    Casablanca Inn

    San Clemente

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    Capistrano Inn

    San Juan Capistrano

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    Orange County Airport North

    Santa Ana

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    Harbour Inn & Suites

    Sunset Beach

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    Palm Garden Inn

    Westminster

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    Westminster Inn

    Westminster

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Orange County Events

August 2014

August 28, 2014
Breakfast at Tiffany's

Watch a classic film on the big screen while enjoying a cold beer or nice glass of wine at the Regency Theatres Director’s Cut Cinema in Laguna Niguel. Show time is 7:30 p.m.

September 2014

September 13, 2014
California Celtic Classic Join in the games or just meander through the Irish marketplace and enjoy live music. This free event at the Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point begins at 10 a.m.
September 3-14, 2014
Laguna Dance Festival Visit the Laguna Playhouse and be immersed into the world of dance as you watch performances by world-renowned dance companies. Times vary per performance.
September 25, 2014
Gatsby's Black and White Soiree All you dapper gents and ladies are welcome at the Muckenthaler in Fullerton for this fashionable black-tie soiree. There will be fine dining and live music for dancing. The evening’s events begin at 6 p.m.

October 2014

October 12, 2014
Oktoberfest The Muckenthaler Cultural Center fills with delicious food and brews for this fun annual event in Fullerton. The music strikes up at noon.
October 5, 2014
Yappy Howl-O-Ween The Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point hosts this fun event for the dogs. There will be tricks and treats, a costume contest, and play time for the pups. Yappy Hour begins at 5 p.m.
October 4, 2014
Dana Point State BBQ Championship The smell of great BBQ takes over Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point as over 100 teams compete for cash and prizes and you get to reap the benefits of their hard work. Grills light at 10 a.m.

December 2014

December 7, 2014
German Christmas Holiday Market Old World Village in Huntington Beach hosts this market filled with German food, vintage gifts, and arts and crafts. There will also be a bouncy house for the kids, photos with Santa, and Dachshund Races to enjoy. The market opens at 10 a.m.
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