The sun and surf converge in beautiful Orange County, featuring 42 miles of pristine coastline. Orange County visitors will discover a variety of attractions and things to do, from boating, swimming, and beach volleyball, to world-renowned theme parks, museums and historic sites. Ayres Hotels in Orange County are conveniently located in the heart of all the action, whether you're seeking exciting sports entertainment, leisure golf, high-end shopping or exciting festival celebrations.
Orange County things to do
Explore inspiring worlds of magic at the famous Disneyland® Resort. This Anaheim theme park is home to world-famous rides and attractions including the Tower of Terror, Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain and Dumbo the Flying Elephant. Dazzling shows and entertainment make all your favorite Disney characters come to life. For more information, visit http://disneyland.disney.go.com.
The Honda Center
Formerly known as the Arrowhead Pond, the Honda Center in Anaheim has been showcasing the hottest concerts, sports events, and entertainment shows since 1993. Sports enthusiasts can also watch the Anaheim Ducks NHL team take center ice. For more information, visit www.hondacenter.com.
Richard M. Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation
Gain insight into the life and work of 37th president, Richard M. Nixon. The library and museum are located on nine acres in Yorba Linda and feature a collection of memorabilia, clothes, bronze statues and more. For more information, visit http://nixonfoundation.org.
Discover seven miles of relaxing seaside paradise in Laguna Beach, nestled in the heart of Orange County. When you're not soaking up the sun on a white sandy beach, enjoy whale watching, golf, tennis, boutique shopping, or art gallery exploration. The Laguna Playhouse and Laguna Art Museum are not to be missed. For more information, visit www.lagunabeachinfo.com.
Browse over 130 retail stores, from Anthropologie and H&M to Nordstrom and Lucky Brand. This Orange County shopping center also features a collection of fast food and casual dining eateries including P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Johnny Rockets and Wahoo's Fish Taco. For more information, visit www.shopirvinespectrumcenter.com.
Orange County Fairgrounds
The Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, California is home of the annual Orange County Fair. Families of all ages will discover thrilling carnival rides, live entertainment, toe-tapping concerts, arts and crafts vendors and excellent food booths featured during the month-long celebration. For more information, visit www.ocfair.com.
Anaheim Convention Center
With 815,000 square feet of exhibit space, 200,000 square feet of pre-function space and 130,000 square feet of meeting facilities, the Anaheim Convention Center is a state of the art destination for expos, trade shows, special celebrations, conferences and large banquets. For more information, visit www.anaheimconventioncenter.com.
Root for the home team at Angel Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim MLB team. This 45,000-seat baseball stadium is the spot to catch energizing strike-outs, high-flying home runs and thrilling double play action of America's greatest pastime. For more information, visit http://losangeles.angels.mlb.com.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Catch dazzling Broadway musicals, performing arts shows, ballets, concerts and year-round educational programs at this premier Orange County art and culture center. Resident companies include the Pacific Symphony, Pacific Chorale and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County. For more information, visit www.scfta.org.
John Wayne Airport
This Orange County airport is situated only 35 miles south of Los Angeles. John Wayne Airport features two runways that service commercial and private aircrafts. For more information, visit www.ocair.com.
South Coast Plaza
Are you ready for endless shoping at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa? Located only 2 miles from Ayres Hotel & Suites Costa Mesa, South Coast Plaza defines luxury shopping as the largest mall on the West Coast. Enjoy personal service and upscale amenities at South Coast Plaza. For more information visit: www.southcoastplaza.com
From tantalizing seafood and sushi, to delectable Italian, Japanese and American fare. Orange County dining is just as diverse as the fascinating cities found within this gorgeous coastal region. Below is a sample of a few of the top restaurants in the area.
Downtown Disney Restaurants
Gordon Biersch Brewery
Orange County Shopping Destinations
Orange County is renowned for its high-end shopping destinations. Discover everything from indoor shopping malls, to outdoor shopping centers, to downtown destinations. You're sure to find exactly what you're looking for in Orange County.