Surely you will have heard of Orange County at the movies or on a television show, but surely you will not know that there is much more to do besides shopping, having a coffee, or driving along the Pacific coast in a convertible. Among the beaches, amusement parks, stadiums, businesses, music venues, art, food, history, there are many fun things to do. Anyway, all these activities are planned to be at the lowest possible cost for you to enjoy them to the fullest.

Take the Ferry

You can take a ferry to Balboa Island during the day and have a relaxing summer afternoon, at one of the OC cruises.

Free art and Wine

You can visit the multiple art galleries and taste some free wine the first Thursday of each month at the Laguna Beach Art Walk.

Laguna Beach Art Walk free wine and art

Have Lunch with the Hell’s Angels

Join the toughest people at the most famous motorcycle bar in Southern California: Cook’s Corner, located along the El Toro road.

Enjoy America’s Favorite Pastime

What other sport could be more than baseball? Enjoy the adrenaline of a game in Orange County.

Go Diving

Laguna Beach has some really spectacular places to dive. The best is Crescent Bay, Shaw’s Cove, Fisherman’s Cove, and Diver’s Cove.

Shooting Range

Shoot in the indoor shooting range of Orange County and live a new experience.

Ride a 4-Person Bike

Stroll along Doheny State Beach in Dana Point with your friends or with your family on one of these curious bicycles.

doheny state beach 4 person bike

Catalina Island

A visit to this beautiful island feels like a trip to the Mediterranean. Boating, diving, or snorkeling. Or take a guided tour and visit the Catalina Casino to learn about its rich history.

Spend the Day Watching Dolphins and Whales

You can buy tickets to see whales at sea from Newport Beach or Dana Point locations.

Doheny State Beach

House of Blues in Anaheim

Try the best southern dishes and cocktails while watching a great show.

Balboa Island Fun Zone

Free your inner child with a double scoop of ice cream while touring the attractions.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

Every summer, this art show exhibits unique art: screen printing, glassware, jewelry, and ceramics.

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach CA

The Swallows Inn

Enjoy some western-country-style drinks at Swallows Inn.

Los Rios Street

Go back in time and travel along Los Ríos Street in downtown San Juan Capistrano, with its good food and antiques too.

Watch a Hockey Game

You can watch one of the famous games at the Honda Center.

International Surf Museum in Huntington Beach

You can visit the beautiful coast and learn something new in the museum.

The best Places for Children In Orange County

Disneyland California Adventure Park in Anaheim
Orange County also has the best attractions for your children or for you to reconnect with your inner child.
From Disneyland and Disneyland California Adventure in Anaheim, Discovery Cube Science Center in Santa Ana, the miniature railway through Irvine Park, rowing boats, Knott’s Berry Farm and its water park, Santa Ana Zoo, Orange County Zoo, the Ocean Institute in Dana Point Harbor where you can observe marine life.