Regardless of the season, it’s important to remember that there’s always time to enjoy one of the things that makes this area we live in so special, our outdoor spaces. From astounding beaches to glorious hiking trails and magnificent parks, let us take a moment to remember that we have so many options – and take advantage of them today!
Taking a look first at all the locations we have access to within our corner of California, the majority of which enabling us to enjoy the splendors of outdoor life year-round!
The coast is what brought a large amount of us to Orange County in the first place. There may be more beach options than you realize, unexplored areas that are waiting for you to explore. Check out Orange County Outdoors to see a comprehensive list and then make sure to check here: beach health before you head out, to ensure it’s the best time to enjoy!
For those with little ones, we also found this great site listing wonderful beachside playgrounds for your enjoyment.
Hiking & Parks
Coming slightly more inland, Views, Views, Views are the second most popular reason to be in Orange County. And when it comes to hiking trails, we’ve got them in spades! Thanks to HikingGuy.com you can easily find the trail that suits you the best.
As for parks, from children’s unique playgrounds to large recreation areas and of course plenty of room to just relax, Orange County parks truly can’t be beaten! To find that perfect outdoor oasis, OCparks.com has the most extensive list around.
From Balboa Island to Lake Elsinore, views are prized when it comes to the true Orange County (and slightly beyond) dining experience. Finding the perfect view for your outing can be almost as important as the food itself. Going back once more to OrangeCountyOutdoors.com, there is a great list of establishments that can offer you the sights you’ve been looking for.
When it comes to truly experiencing nature, these fun (and free) locations are all a MUST!
Now, get out there and make the most of this place you call home!!!