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Experience Orange County, Calif. Beyond the Beaches & a Famous Mouse

Published: 10/13/2011
 EXPERIENCE ORANGE COUNTY, CALIF. BEYOND THE BEACHES & A FAMOUS MOUSE
Irvine, Buena Park and Costa Mesa Offer Something for Everyone

Irvine, Calif. October 13, 2011 - Orange County, Calif., is a family-vacation hotspot drawing millions of visitors each year. While the beaches and Disneyland Resort® are certainly popular itinerary options, there is more to Southern California than surf, sand and Mickey.


Travel beyond the expected and you'll discover three destinations offering diverse dining, premier shopping, golf, arts and culture, outdoor recreation, attractions and activities galore.


Located in the center of Orange County, Irvine has more open space for outdoor recreation than any other city in the county; 16,000 acres in all providing miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. Irvine is also home to the Orange County Great Park. The former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station features the iconic Great Park Balloon, a carousel, Kids Rock! play area, an art gallery, farmers' market, annual events including concerts and movies, and more. And the best part...it's all FREE.


Known as the attraction and entertainment capital of Southern California, Buena Park boasts four of Orange County's seven major attractions including the nation's first theme park, Knott's Berry Farm®, Knott's Soak City Waterpark and two of the world's most interactive dinner shows - Pirate's Dinner Adventure and Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament.


Designated the "City of the Arts," Costa Mesa offers a theatre district featuring the world-class Segerstrom Center for the Arts and the Tony® Award-winning South Coast Repertory Theatre. In addition, South Coast Plaza offers visitors the ultimate luxury shopping experience with extraordinary boutiques, personal shopping service, and upscale amenities.


Conveniently located in the core of Orange County, Irvine, Buena Park and Costa Mesa are easily accessible whether traveling by air via John Wayne/Orange County Airport, car or train. And all three are just minutes from Disneyland Resort®, pristine beaches, museums, aquariums and sporting events, making these cities ideal destinations for a true Southern California experience.


About Destination Irvine
Under the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit 501(c)6, Destination Irvine, funded by a self-imposed assessment through a Hotel Improvement District (H.I.D.) positions Irvine as a destination for visitors, meetings and groups. Destination Irvine through direct sales efforts including database marketing, lead generation, trade show participation, and familiarization tours, sells the destination. In addition, Destination Irvine promotes Irvine through marketing, advertising and public relations efforts.

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