Orange County Trip Planner
Welcome to Orange County!
The beaches and the Pacific surf are what draw visitors to Orange County, located roughly 30 mi (48 km) south of Los Angeles. Well known around the world as the site of the Disneyland amusement park, this county also boasts a number of parks, luxury resorts and unmatched shopping opportunities. One of the jewels of Orange County is the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve, which features botanical gardens and activities like kayaking, canoeing, hiking and fishing. Accessible by boat, the Reserve is California's largest estuary and is home to several species of native wildlife that can be viewed in their natural habitat. Laguna Beach, found just south of Newport Beach, is celebrated as an arts community that offers several galleries and museums that showcase local and international artwork. Another popular attraction in Orange County are the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains, whose peaks provide visitors with views of Los Angeles to the north.