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2020 Black Friday Gift Guide with 10 Orange County Must-Read Books

Looking for gifts that show off your savvy, well-read style or just something to read yourself instead of spending hours browsing Black Friday sales for a deal on something you don’t really need? Our gift guide of books is perfect for anyone on your list, and every purchase supports local bookstores, as Bookshop’s mission is …

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11 Places You Must Visit in Old and New Downtown Santa Ana

Nod your head if you’ve seen any of the following on Instagram anytime in the last year: an expertly-styled plate of food from somewhere within 4th Street Market, framed with sunglasses and/or other accessories the hallway at 4th Street Market with the caption: “Sooo many options!” the outdoor 4th Street Market sign with the caption …

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5 Scenic Bike Rides in Orange County and Where to Grab a Beer After

After the popularity of the Hike & Brunch post, it seemed natural to pair Orange County bike trails with places to grab a beer afterwards. The good news is that there are bike trails all over Orange County, but for those of us who aren’t wearing branded spandex yet, there are lots of beginner to intermediate options of …

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Skip Brunch for Mother’s Day: Take Mom on a Picnic in Orange County with these Options

Mother’s Day is when you most need your brunch game to be strong. We love brunch as much as you do, but we don’t love the simmering anxiety of being in a restaurant on its busiest day of the year (besides Valentine’s Day). Aren’t there better options to celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day in Orange County? Moms …

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The Real Natives of Orange County: The Definitive Nature Center Guide (South County)

Question: Is there wildlife in Orange County if we’re not talking about what comes out at night and hits the bars in Newport Beach? Most of us would be hard pressed to name more than sea gulls and squirrels. Local trees? The palm trees and eucalyptus are imports. Even the wild mustard that turns the …

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