About Orange County, CA Attractions
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!
About Kelly Sigmon
Senior editor Kelly Sigmon is Southern born and Ivy educated. During his tenure with the company, Kelly has prized being a mystery traveler and overseeing the printed 10Best Travel Guides for San Francisco, Miami, and Atlanta.
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