Win a Trip to Orange County, California!
By: Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama

Enter to win one of THREE vacation packages to Irvine, California - including airfare, hotel, and entertainment for two people from Destination Irvine. Read on to find out how to enter.

As a Southern California resident, I love sneaking away to Orange County for weekend getaways and day trips. There's so much to see and do in the O.C.!

You can rent bicycles, take a spin on a paddle boat, go horseback riding, or hike nature trails during a visit to one of my family's all-time favorite spots, Irvine Regional Park.

Looking for an uplifting experience? Take a fun and FREE ride in the Orange County Great Balloon!

If traveling with children, you absolutely must stop by Pretend City Children's Museum to watch the kiddos take turns acting store keepers, farmers, postal workers, and more in this kid-sized make-believe town.

Or, spend a day swimming, snorkeling, surfing, or just soaking up some sun at one of the plentiful California beaches. (Photo of Crystal Cove Beach by Sharlene Earnshaw, Trekaroo)

For those seeking amusement park fun, Irvine is conveniently located near Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm.

This Destination Irvine Package includes:

• Two-round trip airline tickets on Southwest Airlines to John Wayne Airport

• Two-night stay at either the Hilton Irvine, Hyatt Regency Irvine or Marriott Irvine Hotel

• $100 gift card to the Irvine Spectrum Center

• V.I.P. passes for two to the Improv Comedy Club

Approximate value of each package is $1,470!

Sweepstakes runs from Tuesday, March 1, 2011 through Tuesday, May 31, 2011. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Winners will be selected from all eligible entries received in random monthly drawings and will be contacted by Destination Irvine via email.

Enter now on the Destination Irvine site!