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Everything’s Coming Up Wildflowers: Your Complete Guide to Orange County’s Wild Blooms

Spring is the real New Year. Everything is blooming. Colors are vivid. The air smells better. And around Orange County, you’ve probably seen unexpected pops of color on hillsides and stretches of land that are normally in an earth tones palette more suited to a reality TV celebrity dining room. We haven’t had the deluges …

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10 Beloved Orange County Hikes and Brunch Spots for the Perfect Weekend Combo

Hike and a brunch? You know you love it. Hiking in California is a universal activity. Rappers do it. Kim Kardashian does it. And I know you love brunch. Oh, how you love brunch. So everyone loves a hike-n-brunch on a sunny weekend morning, and with the weather seemingly turning a corner from its oh-so-brief winter spell, …

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The Ultimate Drives in the OC: Where and When to Take the Top Down & Cruise

When overuse of the 5 and 405 freeways give you cause to scratch your head and wonder why on earth you moved to Orange County and bought a 6-speed manual transmission convertible, it may be time to inspire yourself with the possibility of some new, scenic drives. After all, L.A. has the sit-in-traffic base covered. …

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4 Super-Fun Downtown Districts in Orange County

Orange County is comprised of 34 cities and while some of those cities have a reputation for being master-planned within an inch of their lives (*cough*, Irvine, we’re looking at you), several Orange County cities have historic or newly-restored downtown districts that are drawing in visitors, residents and tourists out to play. Most of Orange County’s …

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5 Activities Your Kids are Guaranteed to Love in Orange County (that aren’t Disneyland)

If you have young kids in Orange County, the automatic response from your child to the inevitable question of “Where do you guys want to go today?” will nearly always be “Disneyland!” Unfortunately, that isn’t the most financially viable or convenient location to bring a young one (a one-day Park Hopper Ticket will cost you $150+ per …

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The Ultimate Guide to the Pirate Tower in Laguna Beach’s Victoria Beach

30 miles south from Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, which proudly sits in the heart of Disneyland, lies another, less heralded tower. Nestled on the side of a cliff on Victoria Beach, rests a 60-foot tower, known to many locals as the “Pirate Tower.” History of the Tower Built in 1926 for the family of William E. …

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