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Top 66 attractions to explore in Orange County

Third-most populous county in California, the sixth-most populous in the U.S. Although mostly suburban, it is the second-most densely populated county in the state, behind San Francisco County.

"it's a small world"1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802, USA
Theme Parks

"It's a Small World" is a water-based boat ride located in the Fantasyland area at various Disney theme parks worldwide. The ride features over 300 audio-animatronic dolls in traditional costumes from cultures around the world, frolicking in a spirit of international unity, and singing the attraction's title song, which has a theme of global peace.

Anaheim Packing HouseAnaheim Packing House, 440 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805, USA
Iconic Buildings

A 42,000-square-foot gourmet food hall in Downtown Anaheim. It is one of the few remaining packing houses in Orange County, and the only one in Anaheim. The packing house was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the Anaheim Orange and Lemon Association Packing House in 2015. Along with the Packard Building, a renovated 1925 Mission Revival style building, and a farmer's market, it makes up a shopping center called the Anaheim Packing District.

Balboa IslandBalboa Island, Newport Beach, CA, USA
Islands

Balboa Island was originally a sandbar that developer William S. Collins turned into an island between 1905 and 1913. It is accessible to the public via bridge, ferry and several public docks. It is home to local small businesses including restaurants, bakeries, fishing & tackle, and local crafts. The island also has a fire station and a post office. The community is surrounded by a paved concrete boardwalk open to pedestrian traffic, designated as a public walking trail by the city.

Balboa Pier1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, CA 92661, USA
Beaches
Bridges

A popular fishing spot. The pilings are home to a large population of starfish that feed on the large colonies of mussels growing there, and are easily spotted at low tide.

Blue Bayou Restaurant1313 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802, USA
American Cuisine Places

Blue Bayou are full-service New Orleans/Cajun-style restaurants renowned for their unusual ambiance. The restaurant is built within the same show building that houses part of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, with parts of the ride even taking place beneath the restaurant.Guests wishing to dine at the restaurant are advised to make reservations at least a day in advance. At Disneyland, it is advisable to reserve at least one week in advance for the 4–8 pm dinner period.

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve18000 CA-1, Huntington Beach, CA 92648, USA
1 Day Treks
Bird Sanctuaries

A nature reserve to protect a coastal wetland, and its resident threatened and endangered species.

Bolsa Chica State BeachBolsa Chica State Beach, California, USA
Beaches

Bolsa Chica State Beach is a popular state beach, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors to its location south of the community of Sunset Beach in Orange County. The beach extends 3 miles from Warner Avenue in Sunset Beach south to Seapoint Avenue, where the Huntington City Beach begins. Activities include surfing, sunbathing, play volleyball, and water sports. Tent camping is not allowed at Bolsa Chica State Beach. Fire rings are available.

Bowers Museum2002 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92706, USA
Museums

An art museum with a permanent collection of more than 100,000 objects and features notable strengths in the areas of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, Native American art, the art of Asia, Africa, and Oceania, and California Plein-air painting.

Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger SpinMagic Kingdom Park, Orlando, FL 32836, USA
Theme Parks

This is an interactive shooting dark ride attraction located in the Tomorrowland area of the Disney theme parks. Designed by Walt Disney Imagineering and inspired by Disney/Pixar's movie Toy Story. This attraction combines a carnival game and a third-generation Omnimover system.

Cars Land20 Rte 66, Anaheim, CA 92802, USA
Theme Parks

Cars Land is a themed area of Disney California Adventure, inspired by the Disney·Pixar franchise, Cars, and Route 66 in America.It contains three rides as well as shops and restaurants, all situated in a replica of Radiator Springs, the fictional town in which most of the first film's events take place. The area's main attraction is Radiator Springs Racers, a racing ride that uses the technology of Epcot's Test Track.

Casey Jr. Circus Train49 Fantasyland, Anaheim, CA 92802, USA
Man-made Structures- Other

Casey Jr. Circus Train was one of the original Disneyland Park attractions from 1955. The sleigh-style train cars were transplanted from the merry-go-round that later became King Arthur Carrousel. Based on the train of the same name from the 1941 film Dumbo, it gives passengers a tour of many miniature versions of scenes from Disney animated films. This tour is similar to the one given on the slower paced Storybook Land Canal Boats, but does not incorporate narration.

Cozy Cone MotelDisney California Adventure Park, Rte 66, Anaheim, CA 92802, USA
Man-made Structures- Other

The Cozy Cone Motel is a motel in Radiator Springs owned by Sally comprised of several large traffic pylon cones that serve as the motel rooms.It is shown in the films Cars, Cars 2, and Cars 3, along with in some of the Cars Toons episodes.

Crystal Cove State Park8471 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA
Outdoors- Other

Crystal Cove State Park is a state park of California, United States, encompassing 3.2 miles of Pacific coastline, inland chaparral canyons, and the Crystal Cove Historic District of beach houses. Crystal Cove is one of Orange County's largest remaining examples of open space and natural seashore. It has 3.2 miles of beach, 2,400 acres of backcountry wilderness, which is popular for outdoor enthusiasts and an offshore underwater area.

Discovery Cube Orange County2500 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705, USA
Museums

A science museum with more than 100 hands-on science exhibits designed to spark children's natural curiosity.

Theme Parks

This is a 72 acre theme park located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. It is themed after the history and culture of California, which celebrates the adventure of the state through the use of various Disney, Pixar and Marvel Studios properties. According to the Themed Entertainment Association, the park hosted approximately 9.9 million guests in 2018, making it the 12th-most visited theme park in the world that year.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa1600 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802, USA
Luxury Stays

This stunning hotel offers premium accommodations and rich dining experiences in American Craftsman style and elegance. This luxury hotel is designed to celebrate the early 20th Century Arts and Crafts era, showcasing the once-dominant architectural style of California. It also features a Disney Vacation Club wing that opened on September 23, 2009.The hotel has an entrance to Disney California Adventure park, located at the Grizzly Peak area.

Disneyland Hotel1150 Magic Way, Anaheim, CA 92802, USA
Luxury Stays

A wonderful resort located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through their Parks, Experiences and Products division. Very little of the original hotel other than parking areas and service facilities survive, sitting outside of the perimeter created by the three remaining guest room towers. Original signs and other artifacts from several of the stores and restaurants demolished with the Plaza are on display in the hotel's employee cafeteria.

Disneyland Park1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802, USA
Theme Parks

It is the only theme park designed and built to completion under the direct supervision of Walt Disney. It is the oldest Disney Park in the world.

Disneyland Resort1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802, USA
Luxury Stays
Iconic Buildings
Man-made Structures- Other

A beautiful entertainment resort in Anaheim, California, owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company. The resort is generally bounded by Harbor Boulevard to the east, Katella Avenue to the south, Walnut Street to the west and Ball Road to the north. Interstate 5 borders the resort at an angle on the northeastern corner.

Doheny State BeachDoheny State Beach, Dana Point, CA 92624, USA
Beaches

A beautiful beach located in the city of Dana Point. The beach is a popular surf spot located at the mouth of San Juan Creek, which flows from the Santa Ana Mountains southwest to the beach, where it forms a fresh-water lagoon. It is also one of the most polluted beaches in Southern California. It is one of California's most popular state beaches and attracts almost one million visitors per year.

Map of attractions in Orange County