Welcome to Orange County

Orange County is the epitome of Southern California. There is a vibe here you’ll find no place else on earth. People travel to Orange County for both business and pleasure, and at the heart of any experience is the ability to enjoy our casual sophistication, pristine beaches, legendary theme parks, wide open spaces, variety of recreational activities, innovative restaurants, alluring hotels, amazing shopping, and so much more. With bright sunny days and wonderful starry nights, this is the place where California dreams are made.

There’s no better destination to experience the best of the “OC” than Irvine. We like to say when you stay in Irvine you’re within 30 miles and 30 minutes of Southern California’s best attractions, including the theme parks, shopping malls, and beaches.

Orange County is home to the original theme park: Disneyland Resort. And not far is Knott’s Berry Farm. If you’re here for the beaches, the OC has 42 miles of them — perfect for surfing, sunning, and strolling. In fact, the beaches aren’t the only place to spend time outside. We have an amazing variety of sprawling wilderness and nature parks where you can hike, bike, bird watch, picnic, relax, and more.

And then there’s something else Orange County is famous for: shopping and dining. There’s a reason you see a lot of shopping and eating when movies and television shows feature Orange County — it’s because we have an amazing selection of stores, boutiques, and malls here. Then, after a day spent swimming, hiking, or shopping, who doesn’t want a great meal? With restaurants serving cuisine from all around the world — many located right here in Irvine — a wonderful cocktail and a great meal are guaranteed.

We look forward to welcoming you to Orange County!

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