Tag: Best of OC

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Best Way to Spend a Day in Crystal Cove State Park

The Best Way to Spend a Day in Crystal Cove State Park

One of my favorite things to do in Orange County is to spend a day in Crystal Cove State Park. Crystal Cove is one of Orange County’s largest park areas, and it stretches from the ocean into the backcountry hills and has a bunch of…

10 Budget Things to Do in Laguna Beach, California

10 Budget Things to Do in Laguna Beach, California

There are a lot of things to do in Laguna Beach, and a lot of them can be done while on a budget, or even for free. I love spending the day in Laguna Beach whenever I have the chance, and if you’ve ever been…

Hiking to the Dana Point Sea Cave

Hiking to the Dana Point Sea Cave

I can’t believe I waited so long to go check out the Dana Point Sea Cave. Finally, after 3 years of living in Orange County, I made the trip over to Dana Point to see what these sea caves were all about. I had never…

Southern California Bucket List

Southern California Bucket List

*This California bucket list has been updated in November 2020 to reflect outdoor things to do in Southern California so you can safely explore! I created this Southern California Bucket List to give you some really cool ideas of things to do, whether you already…