Things To Do in Orange County

California Attractions for the Orange County Region


Disneyland - Walt's original Theme Park continues to reign as 'The Happiest Place on Earth' and home to almost five decades of Disney wonder and magic. Disneyland offers over 60 world-famous parades, shows, and attractions, including The Indiana Jones Adventure, Pirates of the Caribbean, and FANTASMIC!

Disney's California Adventure

Disney's California Adventure - Located next door to Disneyland. Celebrate the fun and adventures of California. Immerse yourself in the California spirit through Hollywood magic, beachfront boardwalk thrills, and great outdoor adventures Disney style.

Knott's Soak City - Thirteen water-logged acres packed with 21 of the most intense water rides imaginable -- all themed to the surf woodies and longboards of the 1950s Southern California coast!

Pretend City Children's Museum - This interconnected city allows children to "pretend" to be the adults. With an entire city at their fingertips, children can experience what it is like to live, work, play, and be a part of a community. Pretend City brings learning and imagination to life!

Orange County Performing Arts Center - You're invited to experience the thrill of live performance. The world's greatest singers, dancers, actors and musicians take to The Center's stages to create spectacular entertainment.

Dana Wharf - Offering year round whale watching and fishing trips that are fun for the whole family. Sightings are guaranteed! Lowest price in Southern CA whale watching!

Pacific Marine Mammal Center - A non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine mammals stranded along the Orange County coastline and to increase public awareness of the marine environment through education and research. Open every day free of charge to view the animals.

Fashion Island - One of Southern California's most extraordinary shopping experiences. With 200 stores, 40 restaurants and two cinemas with more than a dozen screens, you'll have the time of your life shopping outdoors amid sparkling fountains, sidewalk carts, ocean breezes and tree-lined paseos.

Bowers Museum - One of Southern California's finest museums and Orange County's largest, the Bowers Museum is one of the only museums in the United States devoted to promoting human understanding through art. The Museum's collections include African, Oceanic, Native American, pre-Columbian, and California Plein Air paintings.

Fullerton Arboretum - A 26-acre botanical garden with an ecologically arranged collection of plants from around the world, is located on the northeast corner of the California State University, Fullerton campus.

Knott's Berry Farm - 150 acres of thrilling rides, exciting attractions, outstanding live entertainment, fascinating historic exhibits, world-famous dining and one-of-a-kind specialty shops.

Medieval Times - Feast on a 4-course dinner, see spectacular pageantry, dramatic horsemanship, exciting swordplay, and an authentic jousting tournament.

Wild Rivers - Not one but two wave pools, several intertwined slides, hot springs, pools for all ages, and a guaranteed good time await you at Wild Rivers.

South Coast Plaza - One of America's 9 famous streets to stay, shop, and dine. The plaza features stores, restaurants, carousels and more. The 260 stores and restaurants, spa, cinema and theatre is an adventure that takes you to 17 countries.

International Surfing Museum - Home to a collection of some of the most significant artifacts in the history of surfing. With surf music and videos playing in the background, you'll be in the mood to view the many fine exhibits.

Orange County Museum of Art - The premier visual arts organization in Orange County, serving a population of nearly three million residents in one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country.

Santa Ana Zoo - A public zoological garden occupying a unique urban site in the heart of Orange County. Situated on approximately 20 acres, it hosts more than 270,000 people annually.

Honda Center - As Southern California's premier entertainment and sports venue, the Honda Center hosts a variety of first-class events each year including concerts, sporting events and family shows.

Orange County Zoo - Located inside beautiful Irvine Park. The park is located within the city limits of the City of Orange. The zoo is nestled among the majestic 477 acre wilderness park. The zoo specializes in the animals and plants from the southwestern United States.

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary - Tucker's facilities include a small natural history museum/interpretive center, two ponds, a bird observation porch and feeders, relaxing patio and picnic areas, a small amphitheater, a caretaker's house, hiking trails, a gift shop, restrooms and an ample visitor parking lot.

Downtown Disney - Shopping, dining, and entertainment featuring AMC, Catal Restaurant, ESPN Zone, House of Blues, LEGO, Naples Ristorante, Rainforest Cafe, Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen, World of Disney, Y Amba Y Arriba.

Pirates Dinner Adventure - Set aboard an authentically replicated 18th-century Spanish galleon and six additional ships, voyagers on each of the six ships have their own fearless pirate mascot whom they cheer on as the adventure unfolds.