Orange County

Hiking Routes to Top of the World Laguna Beach, California

Hiking Routes to Top of the World Laguna Beach, California

One of the best hikes in Laguna Beach is to the beautiful Top of the World. It is exactly what it sounds like – you’ll get an amazing 360-degree view over the Laguna Beach coastline and Orange County’s Saddleback Mountain. On a clear day you can…

2020 Orange County Christmas Events for Adults

2020 Orange County Christmas Events for Adults

Christmas in Orange County is a little different than what I was used to as a kid. Growing up in Wisconsin meant cold and snowy holidays where the family would gather inside and stay warm and cozy. At first, I thought a Southern California Christmas…

7 Surprising Things to Do in Huntington Beach

7 Surprising Things to Do in Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach – palm trees, sunsets, surfers, perfect waves, and sunny days. It just doesn’t get any better than this, right?! Some of the best things to do in Huntington Beach are to walk the pier, roast marshmallows on the beach, witness an epic sunset,…

How to Experience the Best of Orange County on a Budget

How to Experience the Best of Orange County on a Budget

There are so many cool things to do in and around Orange County I feel like I’ll never run out of ideas. My bucket list keeps getting bigger and bigger. What happens when you’re trying to save money but you also want to get out…

The Best Pacific Coast Highway Stops in Orange County

The Best Pacific Coast Highway Stops in Orange County

Did you know that California’s famous Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) starts (or ends) in Orange County?! This famous scenic route goes almost all the way through The OC, sending you past the cutest beach towns along the way. It’s the perfect mini Southern California road…

16 Weekend Road Trips from Orange County, California

16 Weekend Road Trips from Orange County, California

Southern California is literally the perfect starting point for so many great road trips in California. Just in SoCal alone, there are tons of beaches to relax on, deserts to roam, parks to hike, and even an island to explore (yes – an ISLAND!). I’m…

12 Easy Hikes in Orange County with an Amazing View

12 Easy Hikes in Orange County with an Amazing View

Orange County is lucky to have a bunch of amazing hikes…and such a wide variety too. From super easy ocean view hikes to difficult hikes that take you to the top of the mountain, we have them here. In this post, I am sharing some…

3 Day Itinerary for a Unique Southern California Desert Road Trip

3 Day Itinerary for a Unique Southern California Desert Road Trip

The desert is one of my favorite places to explore and in this post, I’m sharing a California desert road trip itinerary for a weekend in the Colorado Desert. Maybe you haven’t heard of the “Colorado Desert” before (which is part of the larger Sonoran…

7 Unique Outdoor Activities in Irvine, California

7 Unique Outdoor Activities in Irvine, California

You might not know it yet but Irvine, California, or “The Center of Orange County, California”, has a ton of outdoor activities. I mean miles and miles of outdoor fun! I live right next door and I am just now realizing exactly how many things…

Laguna Beach Parking Guide: Where to Park in Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach Parking Guide: Where to Park in Laguna Beach

If you’ve been before, you know that parking in Laguna Beach can be somewhat of a pain. That pretty much goes for any Southern California beach city, especially in the spring and summer. The beautiful coastline of Laguna Beach is filled with residential areas among…

8 of the Best Beaches in Laguna Beach

8 of the Best Beaches in Laguna Beach

If you have never been to Laguna Beach before, understand that Laguna is not just one single beach. Laguna Beach has around 20 or so different little coves and beaches! With that many beaches to choose from, you might need some help trying to figure…

Visiting the Mission San Juan Capistrano

Visiting the Mission San Juan Capistrano

The Mission San Juan Capistrano is an amazing historical gem located in Orange County, California. Even if you are not into history, it is still worth visiting because the Mission is absolutely gorgeous. The story behind it is very interesting too! Before my visit, I…