Food & Drink

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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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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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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