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Visiting Orange County

Having successfully navigated the holiday season, enjoy a relaxing – if not therapeutic – trip through the Orange County region of California. Residents of southern California tread the line between winter and spring because the weather is usually quite nice – not too cold during the winter, and rarely too warm during spring and summer. Whether you’re venturing into a Disneyland adventure with the whole family in Anaheim, or looking to visit closer to open waters – Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach – you’ll find a wealth of interesting, fun, and unique things to do from here through early March.

Cruise into Dana Point on your OC visit. Set between San Clemente and Laguna Beach, Dana Point is a pleasant seaside city, home to the Salt Creek Beach Park, and the Ocean Institute. Enjoy live music at the St. Edwards Church on February 8th, when the Dana Point Symphony performs for guests.

A week before all the hoopla of the Dana Point Symphony, head to La Plaza Park and check out the farmers market, and a festive craft fair – February 2nd from nine in the morning, to three in the afternoon.

Just east along the coast from Dana Point is San Clemente. Another shining example of seaside beauty and hospitality, San Clemente is known as the “Spanish Village by the Sea.” Check out San Clemente State Beach where, although the weather still may be a bit on the chilly side, you’ll find unmatched ocean views. On March 5th, wake up a little early and head for the San Clemente Community Center for the annual Mayor’s Breakfast – starts at 7am.

Closer to Newport Beach you’ll discover Costa Mesa. Make your way into Costa Mesa on February 3rd and visit the Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a liver performance of Mozart’s Requiem Unwound.

You’ll find some adventure in Huntington Beach. Whether you visit the International Surfing Museum or stroll along the beach, you’ll find all the excitement you want. Make plans to explore the Huntington Beach Art Center, where from January 18th through February 23rd you’ll be able to enjoy Center on the Center, an “annual non-juried, salon-style group exhibition.”

Continue the art love affair when you check out the Downtown Huntington Beach Art Walk, on February 21st.

A short drive northeast and you’re in Orange. Known to embody a “slice of Old Town charm,” Orange is home to the Orange County Zoo. Pack up the kids and head for the Orange County Zoo on February 28th for the Animal Art II Toddler Program (still pretty fun for slightly older kids.)

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

April 2014

April 18-20, 2014
WonderCon

Visit the Anaheim Convention Center for a weekend full of amazing artwork and artists. Times vary per day.

April 26, 2014
27th Annual Seal Beach Classic Car Show Visit O'Malley's on Main Street for this car show of over 600 different vehicles. It all begins at 10 a.m. with a pancake breakfast.
April 12-27, 2014
Knott's Berry Bloom Celebrate spring at Knott's Berry Farm with special live entertainment and parties. The park opens at 10 a.m.

May 2014

May 3, 2014
The Endless Summer 50th Anniversary Exhibit This event will consist of dinner, drinks, and silent and live auctions at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort.
May 1-3, 2014
Cirque de la Symphonie An entrancing show of acrobatics, dancing, and music at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The show begins at 8 p.m.
May 30 - June 29, 2014
The Little Shop of Horrors Join Seymour and Audrey II at the Costa Mesa Civic Playhouse. Show times vary.
May 18, 2014
Tim McGraw Tim McGraw and Cassadee Pope take the stage at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. The music begins at 7 p.m.
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