Looking for OC Things to Do: Fun in the Sun

Things to do in the OC

If you’re planning on visiting Orange County (located south of Los Angeles in southern California) or if you’re a resident hoping to find new things to do in OC, here are some of my favorite spots. I love theatre and live performances, and have found that every production at The Orange County Performance Arts Center has never failed to entertain with its full schedule of orchestral performances, Broadway shows, and stunning ballets. If you’re a dog owner, bring your pup to The Huntington Dog Beach to frolic in the waves and enjoy the company of other canines.

Of course, you can always kill time shopping for a new frock, and if this is on your list of fun vacation activities, I highly recommend Fashion Island in Irvine. You can stroll in the sun with views of the Pacific Ocean and visit all of your favorite department stores and retail chains. If smelling the salt air is on your agenda, consider Balboa Island, a manmade oasis accessible by road or ferry with shopping and many restaurants to pass the time. Or if you’re looking for pure beach time as number one on your vacation to do list, one of my favorite municipal beaches with great sand and sparkling views is Newport Beach, open 6am-10pm, located west of Balboa Avenue and south of 61st and North Island Avenue.