Southern California Things to See and Do
An Orange County tradition that brings the magic of Christmas to the warm waters of the Newport Beach harbor, the annual boat parade features dozens of yachts and sailboats decorated in the spirit of the season. The competition ends with an awards dinner where a winner is chosen among all of the amazing participants.
Every year, the residents of Thoroughbred Street in Rancho Cucamonga put on a Christmas lights demonstration that brings visitors from miles around. Nearly every house on the street has a tremendously creative design for all to see on their houses and lawns. Some residents even set up hot coco stands for people and families to enjoy.
Kick of the Holiday Season with the Christmas light display at the incredible Fashion Island Shopping center in the beautiful oceanfront city of Newport Beach, California. The whole family can appreciate walking through this dazzling display of gorgeous Christmas lights and marvel at the giant Christmas tree in the middle of the shopping center.
Located in the courtyard of the Ayres Hotel & Suites Ontario Airport, a delicious meal is right outside the door for guests who are looking for a variety of scrumptious entrees and appetizers.
If you want a delicious combination of French cuisine mixed with classic Mexican dishes, then guests of the Ayres Inn Orange can find such a rare dining option right in the hotel. Anepalcos was best restaurant of 2013 by OC Weekly.
The holiday season is a time for special seasonal meals and Matisse has created such a menu in light of this festive season. Right next door to the Ayres Hotel Manhattan Beach, Matisse Restaurant is great place for lunch and dinner. They also cater events as well.
Filled with over 120 value and outlet stores, the Outlets at Orange is Orange County's only outlet mall. There are also 25 fantastic restaurants and cafes, along with the indoor Vans Skate Park, the Lucky Strike Bowling alley, and huge AMC 30 movie with an IMAX screen.
With over 250 boutique stores and 30 restaurants, South Coast Plaza is the premier retail destination for all of Orange County. It is across the street from the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.
California's largest outlet and value mall has over 200 stores with some the biggest names in apparel, sporting goods, jewelry, and footwear.