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TRAVEL GUIDE: ORANGE COUNTY AREA




Characterized by its Mediterranean climate and flourishing production of orange crop to which the region is aptly identified, Orange County is no longer the overshadowed land of obscurity between Los Angeles and San Diego. The area has established itself as a mecca for tourism, boasting a multitude of attractions, such as the home of Disneyland, several sports teams, and a notable convention center, all of which garner its appeal as a tourist destination. This suburban metropolis also is the home to several Fortune 500 companies and plenty of shopping and picturesque beach landscapes, protracting its motley allure in both leisure and business. Orange County has become a poster child for the state, featuring a melting pot of society and culture in the heart of Southern California.

TRAVEL

72-HOUR VACATION
Disneyland, California

The Disneyland you visited as a child has changed. It's bigger, it's better and there's way more to see, do, eat and drink. But if you're worried that Disneyland has changed too much, don't fret. Walt Disney's original "Happiest Place on Earth" remains intact with all of the magic, rides, characters, creativity and family fun.
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Meet your favorite characters at Disneyland in California

SOPHISTICATION WITH A SUNTAN
Newport Beach

On rare occasions when the sun isn't out in Orange County, California, Newport Beach still shines bright with fine dining, world-class art exhibits, an independent film festival and oodles of outdoor activities.

72-HOUR VACATION
Laguna Beach

Located between Los Angeles and San Diego along the famed Pacific Coast Highway, this Orange County beach town is a genuine slice of tropical paradise sometimes known as California's Riviera, with its charming inns, romantic coves, and sophisticated style.
A lifeguard tower at Laguna Beach

Anaheim Convention Center
BUSINESS TRAVEL GUIDE
Anaheim/Orange County

Orange County knows how to blend business and luxury, as its high-end resorts, beautiful beaches and a vibrant nightlife surround the headquarters of many of the world’s corporations. The Anaheim Convention Center and Disneyland alone draw millions to this business and leisure hotspot annually.


California Travel Guide
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(Updated: 09/02/13 HC)


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