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Angels Baseball

The Angels have been playing in Anaheim since the 1960s. Winner of the 2002 World Series, their 1997 rennovated stadium regularly draws more than three million fans for the regular baseball seasons.

2000 Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806


Anaheim Convention Center

The Anaheim Convention Center is the newest and largest convention center on the West Coast and one of the largest convention centers in the world. After three years of expansion and renovation, this new jewel has quickly become known as a regional architectural landmark.

800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA

(714) 765-8950

Honda Center

The Honda Center hosts a variety of first-class events each year including concerts, sporting events and family shows. The 650,000-square-foot arena is home to the NHL Mighty Ducks of Anaheim as well as the prestigious Expanets John R. Wooden Classic and Fight Night at the Pond. Annual events include the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the World Wrestling Federation and the Harlem Globetrotters

2695 E Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA

Phone: 714-704-2400

Balboa Fun Zone

The Balboa Fun Zone is one of Southern California's oldest and last great coastal amusement areas. Located on the Balboa Peninsula of Newport Beach, the Fun Zone continues to compete with Orange County entertainment giants such as, Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, as the fun place to go.

600 E. Bay Ave. Balboa, CA 92661

Phone: 949-673-0408

Bolsa Chica Wetlands

Bolsa Chica Wetlands is a 300 acre coastal sanctuary for wildlife and migratory birds.

Located off Pacific Coast Highway
(between Seapoint & Warner Ave)

Camping and Hiking
Ortega Highway winds up through the Trabuco Ranger District of the Cleveland National Forest. Along this highway are beautiful hiking trails, campgrounds and scenic stops.

Highway 74


Walt's original Theme Park continues to reign as "The Happiest Place on Earth" and home to almost five decades of Disney wonder and magic. Greet old friends like Mickey and Minnie and check out the next door neighbor, 'California Adventure'.

Irvine Spectrum
Orange County's premier dining, shopping and entertainment destination. Stroll through its European-flavored boulevards. Enjoy concerts, dancing, movies, dining, comedy and nightclubs.

71 Fortune Drive, Irvine, CA

Knott's Berry Farm
The well-known amusement park features 165 rides, shows and attractions in five themed areas.

8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 90620
Phone: 714-220-5200

Little Saigon

Pictured is Asian Gardens Mall and Cultural Court. Covering approximately four blocks on Bolsa Ave, from Magnolia to Brookhurst. Numerous stores, shopping centers, restaurants and jewelry centers can be found in the center of this Vietnamese cultural hub.

9225 Bolsa Ave
Westminster, California
Phone: 714-891-2212

Los Alamitos Race Track

Quarter Horse, Arabian, Thoroughbred, Paint and Appaloosa Racing.

4961 Katella Ave. Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Mission San Juan Capistrano, the Birthplace of Orange County, was founded more than two hundred years ago. Today it is a monument to California' multi-cultural history, embracing its Native American, Spanish, Mexican and European heritage.

Ortega Hwy and El Camino Real
(949) 248-2049

Muckenthaler Cultural Center

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center is dedicated to the study, exhibition, and collection of multicultural arts and the staging of the performing arts. It is a multidisciplinary venue that celebrates the traditions of a variety of cultures and encourages appreciation and creative expression in art, music, dance, literature, drama, local history, landscaping and botanical gardening.

1201 W. Malvern Ave

Ocean Institute

The public can join their scientists aboard the R/V Sea Explorer for an in-depth study of whales, dolphins and sea lions using customized state-of-the-art equipment including plankton nets, grab samplers, video microscopes and the dolphin-cam! Free Marine Mammal Lecture Series 2002 will run January through March.

Dana Point Harbor Drive

Phone: 949-496-2274

Orange County Fairgrounds

From the annual Orange County Fair to the various events and activities that take place at our grounds throughout the year, the Orange County Fair & Exposition Center has more to offer than meets the eye.

88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, Ca 92626
Phone: 714-708-FAIR

Orange County Performing Arts Center

The world's greatest singers, dancers, actors and musicians create spectacular entertainment in The Center's acoustically superb 3000-seat Segerstrom Hall and the intimate ambiance of the 250-seat Founders Hall.

Segerstrom Hall
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, California 92626

714 556-2787

Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace

Built on 9 acres, this facility houses Nixon's Presidential Library along with his restored place of birth, museums, galleries and exhibitions. Also noteworthy, is the Library gardens which reflect Pat Nixon's love of the White House gardens and roses.

18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.

Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park

Today the Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park is a public zoological garden occupying a unique urban site in the heart of Orange County. Situated on approximately 20 acres, it hosts more than 270,000 people annually.

1801 E. Chestnut Ave.

University of California, Irvine

Premier Institute and research facility.

University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697

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