Things to Do in Orange
Discover pristine beaches, thriving culture, relaxed spirit, and iconic theme parks, all just a short drive from our Orange County hotel. Centrally located in the heart of Orange, CA, Ayres Hotel Orange is just one mile from the Angel Stadium and two miles from Anaheim Convention Center, Disneyland and the Honda Center. Our convenient Orange County hotel is minutes from wonderful shopping and dining, entertainment, museums, and universities. Catch a show at The Grove Theatre, visit the gorgeous Christ Cathedral, stroll through Old Towne Orange Plaza, or enjoy a family adventure at Knott's Berry Farm.
Orange County Highlights
Orange County boasts some of the best beaches around. It’s home to Huntington Beach, the iconic beach city that hosts the US Open of Surfing. If you prefer a more artsy vibe, there’s Laguna Beach, where you'll find art galleries, quaint beachfront homes, and offbeat surf shops. Newport Beach is also extremely popular, from the laid-back vibes of the peninsula to the pristine beauty of Crystal Cove State Park.
If you’re looking forward to a SoCal shopping spree, you won’t be disappointed here. Start at the South Coast Plaza, which is the largest shopping center on the West Coast. There’s also the upscale Fashion Island, an outdoor shopping center in Newport, and the Irvine Spectrum, a popular destination full of shops, eateries, bars, and entertainment.
It may not have the most extreme coasters in the world, but Orange County is home to the world’s most famous amusement park: Disneyland. After all these years, the Happiest Place on Earth continues to evolve, with plenty of new attractions to explore and even a second park, Disney California Adventure. There’s also Knott’s Berry Farm, which honors California’s heritage with enchanting Western, Native American, and Mexican-themed attractions.
One of the best ways to capture the flavor of a destination is by catching a game, and Orange County holds two exciting options. Watch the Anaheim Ducks take to the ice (founded by the Walt Disney Company and named after the film, “The Mighty Ducks”), or head to Angels Stadium to enjoy some Angels baseball.