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Orange County, California Tips

Orange County is a favorite travel destination because of the nearly year-round sunny weather, the friendly people, and variety of activities. The amusement parks and beaches make it a wonderful vacation destination for families while singles and couples enjoy the sunshine, shopping and spas.

I lived in Orange County for several years, and because I still have family in the area and visit many times each year, I'm able to offer up-to-date travel advice and information about activities in the area.  Here are my favorite areas to visit in Orange County - with information about Favorite Hotels, Favorite Restaurants, and the character of each area:

Huntington Beach Guide
Anaheim Guide (Disneyland Area)
     Disneyland Guide
Laguna Beach Guide
Newport Beach Guide

Beach Vacation Rentals

Other areas nearby
Palm Springs
Los Angeles
San Diego

Questions and Answers

How do I purchase a fasttrack pass for 91 freeway

You need the FastTrack transponder. You can get one by following the instructions at

My son and daughter-in-law live in Orange Co. I have never been to California before; 4 of us ladies are flying there next month. How far is Las Vegas from there? Thank You, Nancy P.S. I am just now looking at what there is to take in; my sister-in-law would like to spend one day in Las Vegas though...

Las Vegas is a 5 hours drive from LA. You can fly in under an hour from any of the 5 regional airports (LAX, SNA, Burbank, ONT, and maybe Long Beach).

What are the different Convention Centers in Orange County?

Anaheim Convention Center is on Katella near Disneyland

I was hoping to find some great areas for picnics in the Orange County area. Have any good ideas? Thank you :)

Some of my favorite picnic spots are along the many fine beaches, especially Laguna Beach, Corona Del Mar, and Newport Beach.

I am looking for the tour bus that goes to Las Vegas and Luaghlin, Nev. The bus did have an office in Orange Ca. And we went to uaghlin one time a few years ago. Can you help us. thanks

How can I obtain the calendar of events for Orange County Fairgrounds?

Are there any Dine-In Straw Hat Pizza Parlors in Orange County and if so, where are they?

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