Orange County

Coves of blue-green water, cafes with ocean views, European bakeries, eucalyptus trees of all varieties, flowers, and hilly neighborhoods. 

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Grand Park, Aliso Viejo

Playground and large sloping park with beautiful trees and views from high up.

Victoria Beach and Rapunzel Tower

Fantastic outing with a little bit of everything magical.

Ruby's Diner, Laguna Beach

Sit on their rooftop patio under red umbrellas checking out the sea and the hills covered in tropical plants. Check out their 1950s cars and decor!

Cleo Street Beach, Laguna Beach

Wonderful beach full of happy people. Lots of reef and tide pools, below beach houses.

Laguna Beach town

A wonderful place to walk around, with historic alleys and lovely architecture.

Bird Rock Beach, Laguna Beach

Rock pools, tropical vegetation, gorgeous cliffs and bird rock jutting out of the sea.

Las Brisas Restaurant, Laguna Beach

Restaurant with incredible location over stunning Laguna Beach.

Calafia State Beach, San Clemente

Very beautiful beach in a canyon of tall palms and red gold cliffs.

Heisler Park, Laguna Beach

One of the most beautiful spots in California- look way down below through lush palms at the incredible blue-green water.

Children's Discovery Museum, Rancho Mirage

Super fun children's museum two hours inland from LA.

Salt Creek Beach, Dana Point

Pretty beach with 1km walking path on the cliffs and gigantic sloped lawn.

Rockpile Beach, Laguna Beach

Small beach on the north end of Main Beach, with a little cave-like cove.

Aliso Viejo Town Center

Nice place to dine, with a fountain area kids can run around and large sloping park above the center.

The Orchard Shopping Center, Lake Forest

Outdoor shopping center with Daiso Japanese variety store.

Serrano Creek Park, Lake Forest

Shady walk among eucalyptus trees. Peaceful! Plus a cute playground tucked in a corner at the end.

Main Beach Park, Laguna Beach

Fun beach with many spots to explore, including rock pools, a walking path with flowers above the sea, basketball courts, a playground, and a lawn by the beach.

T-Street Beach and Pier, San Clemente

Gorgeous aquamarine water at a long strip of sand with a pier at the end.

Sea Summit Trail, Pico Park, San Clemente

Gorgeous hike through sagebrush with views of the ocean. Space age playground too.

San Clemente Beach Trail

2.5 mile hard-packed dirt path along the water, past T-Street Beach Pier.

Dana Point Lantern District

Cute cafes a few blocks back from the cliffs overlooking the harbor.

Corona del Mar Beach

Walk a steep path with lovely views down to a popular beach where kids play in the sand and bodyboard.

Aliso Woods Bike Path and Trails, Laguna Niguel

Wide paved sunny road for bike riding or to walk 1.5 miles to the Cave Rock and Dripping Cave trailhead.

Outlets at San Clemente

White Spanish-style buildings in an outlet mall, with views of hills from the parking lot.

Dana Point Harbor Overlook

Lookout point over the harbor and a 200m walk in front of clifftop houses. Near cute modern development.

Vantis Drive, Aliso Viejo

Street with shops and tiny coffee shop, and city views behind.

Canyon View Park, Aliso Viejo

Pretty park in a deeply recessed area, with a walking path, large lawn, and playground.

Kaleidoscope Center, Mission Viejo

A handy place to stop when you're on a long drive: restaurants, hallways to run, and sunshine.

Balboa Peninsula and Fun Zone, Newport Beach

Outdated area with ferris wheel, carousel, boardwalk between beachhouses and the beach, pier, and nice walking path along the harbor.

Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Laguna Beach

Pool with baby sea lions, through barbed wire.

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