Things to Do in Orange County
A Southern California theme park just for kids 2 to 12.
Air Combat USA
Be a fighter pilot for a day in a real military fighter with licensed fighter pilot in the cockpit, in Fullerton.
Visit classic automobile and antique Radio and Telephone, Museum in Anaheim.
They call it a museum of cultural art. Past exhibits have included mummies, China's terracotta soldiers and a display of gems and stones.
Christmas in Orange County
Every once in a while, a California location surprises us. For all of its image of beaches, surfers and sun, Orange County turns out to be one of the best places in the state to get your fill of Christmas festivities.
Discovery Science Center
Located in Santa Ana, this science museum is home to a 10-story solar cube and 120 hands-on exhibits.
Flightdeck Air Combat Center
Enjoy flying fighter jet in actual flight simulators, in Anaheim.
Arboretum means it has trees. Lots of 'em.
Huntington Beach Gondola
Take a romantic sunset Gondola ride, in Huntington Beach.
Knotts Berry Farm
This Orange County park is not just for kids anymore.
Marconi Automotive Museum
Discover founder Dick Marconi's 30 million dollar historical, exotic, and classic cars in Fullerton.
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Jousting and other medieval activities, along with dinner. In Buena Park.
Movie Land Wax Museum
Lifelike representations of movie stars and celebrities, made of wax. In Buena Park.
OC Museum of Art
Orange County's premier visual arts museum, in Newport Beach.
Orange County Performing Arts Center
Catch a performance at one of the 4 stages of the OC Performing Arts Center, in Costa Mesa.
Pageant of the Masters
It sounds simple - just dress some people up and recreate a famous work of art - but the result is more fascinating than you can imagine.
Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace
This facility in Yorba Linda memorializes the presidency of Richard M. Nixon. His birthplace is on the grounds.
San Juan Capistrano Mission
The famous mission where the swallows come home to nest every year.
San Juan Capistrano's Los Rios Area
Don't stop with just visiting the mission. Take a walk across the tracks and into another century with guest author Rob Rutkowski.
Santa Ana Zoo
Orange County's zoo features animals and plants of Central and South America. Its most unusual feature are the monkeys: founder Joseph Prentice, who donated the land to the city stipulated that the zoo must have 50 monkeys at all times. Not surprisingly, the primate section is its largest.
Sawdust Art Festival
Attend an art auction, mingle with the artist or take an art class at the famous Sawdust Art Festival, in Laguna Beach.
Wide range of water activities, in Irvine.