Orange County Travel Tips
A Warm Welcome Awaits Visitors in Orange County Vacation Homes
For a perfect vacation destination, Orange County in Southern California is hard to beat. The area attracts visitors looking for plenty of attractions and beautiful scenery with a laid-back pace of life. Once you have chosen your perfect Orange County lodging, getting here could not be easier. The region is on the major routes of Interstate 5 or 405 and State Routes 57 and 91. Those looking to fly here will find John Wayne Airport is convenient for major and regional airlines and most major car rental companies are located here as well. Whatever time of year you choose to visit Orange County, you will find perfect weather with temperatures from 40 degrees Fahrenheit in winter, soaring to 80 degrees Fahrenheit in summer.
Come Meet Mickey Mouse and Much More
If theme parks are high on your list of things to do, then Orange County vacation rentals are excellent destination choices for an ever-growing list of fabulous fun times at a variety of theme parks. Of course, no one comes to Orange County without heading to Anaheim area to visit the Magic Kingdom, Disneyland, the iconic original home to the world-famous mouse and friends. Long before Captain Jack Sparrow, local residents and visitors knew the dangers that lurked for unsuspecting riders on the Pirates of the Caribbean!
Buena Park is home to America’s first theme park and the one that Californians call home, Knott’s Berry Farm. The park has a fascinating history, dating back to the 1920s as a farm and the country’s first "Chicken Dinner" restaurant which is still serving its famous dishes today.
Visitors here will find America’s biggest shopping center at South Coast Plaza, with attracts over 24 million visitors each year. Only slightly smaller is Brea Mall. You could also take advantage of the weather at Fashion island, an outdoor shopping experience with over 200 stores, featuring a Venetian carousel. If you find you are missing Mickey, head to Downtown Disney District where you will find more than just the House of Mouse; you will also find great nightlife. To mix entertainment and shopping, a great day out is the Block at Orange, with shops and plenty of entertainment, including themed restaurants and a skate park. Then, there is the Village at Orange; it is huge too! If you still need more shopping, the Irvine Spectrum Center has that and more. Here you will find a giant Ferris wheel, a carousel and one of the largest movie theaters in the country.
The Great Outdoors, Southern California Style
Naturally, with such great weather, the beaches here are the envy of the world. Whatever your passion, Southern California has a perfect beach for you. From serious surfing opportunities to fabulous family fun in safe surroundings, there is an ideal spot waiting just for you.
Wherever Orange County vacation rentals are located, you will find more opportunities for fun than you can fit into one vacation. For the courageous, there is ballooning, horseback riding, off-roading, hiking, canyoneering, climbing or whitewater rafting among the many outdoor adventures. For an equally thrilling, less challenging day, pick one of the main scenic drives throughout the county. It would be a shame to leave without having taken in the scenery along Pacific Coast Highway, California’s Route 1. For a desert day, take Route 74 for unforgettable views of snow-covered mountains and the dry desert.
Pick Your Own Home Away From Home in Orange County
Visitors choosing Orange County lodging will find a wealth of accommodations available, from cozy Newport Beach cottages to spacious Dana Point beach houses. If your family includes some four-legged friends, you will find many that cater to pet-lovers. Or you can pick a place with a pool for the children to play in after a great day out. You’ll find a wonderful selection of fully equipped homes, all in great locations to access the huge variety of things to do in Orange County, Southern California.