Couples looking to stoke the fires of romance will find many options in Orange County, where Hollywood's elite have long come to play. One of the wealthiest cities in the U.S., Newport Beach lured stars from the Golden Era of Hollywood, such as John Wayne, Shirley Temple, Buddy Ebsen, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, to make this county their home and moor their boats in Newport Harbor. Newport Beach's harbor offers opportunities aplenty to get on the water whether it's by gondola, yacht or a self-driven electric boat, which was invented here. Watch the playful sea lions frolic in the harbor as you take in some magnificent homes. Orange County is also home to major theme parks like Disneyland and smaller waterfront amusement parks like the Fun Zone on Balboa Island where you can let your inner child out to play together with your sweetheart. There's many a dramatic place for the perfect kiss from Inspiration Point to Newport Pier and it's easy to find yourself in a loving embrace as you peer out at the sun setting over the ocean, stroll hand in hand through quaint villages and dine under glowing lanterns at the best local restaurants. If you're looking for love, you'll surely find it in Orange County.
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