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On October 20, 2011 the 2012 Fiscal Year of the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum Foundation's Board of Directors were elected to serve a one year term. We are celebrating 25 years since our first meeting of the board. Look forward to the production of museum events such as Surf City Splash, Surfin' Sundays 2012, Monthly Art Walk, Book Signings, the inaugural Surf's Up for Down Syndrome and other Special Events in the coming year. Here is the 2012 board with our founder emeritus, Natalie Kotsch. Read more »All New & Notable Orange County Attractions »
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Undoubtedly, the main reasons that folks visit Orange County are its beaches and its theme parks. After all, faced with a gorgeous coastline and the presence of both the Disneyland® Resort and Knott's Berry Farm, how could they do otherwise? Aside from fun in the sun and addictive thrill rides, the county is pleasantly diverse in its graces. History lovers relish the palpable sense of time and place that inhabits Mission San Juan Capistrano, its chapel, museum, and swallows. Yorba Linda, home to the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace, also gives examiners of the past an opportunity to reflect on the president's troubled days and see where and how he grew up in then-sleepy California. Laguna Beach's art museum and Huntington Beach's surfing museum also chart local events, documenting how people have responded to or represented the landscape and culture that distinguish Orange County. If such considered ruminations are too sedate for your tastes, the area offers multiple zoos, a wealth of parks and beaches, sportfishing excursions, water parks, and even Catalina Island, an easily-visited haven for fun and relaxation. Plus, any trip to Orange County would be lacking at least in the eyes of sports fans without at least an attempt to catch a game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The revered venue where baseball (and football) greats have amazed generations of spectators is practically a historical site in its own right!
- Orange County Expert Kelly Sigmon