Things to Do in Seal Beach

Discover the allure of Orange County at Ayres Hotel Seal Beach. Located near the stunning shores of Seal Beach, a laid-back destination where the Southern California sun and surf converge, our hotel is 4 miles from Long Beach Airport and 10 miles from downtown Long Beach. Enjoy fishing and surfing at Seal Beach Pier, go shopping at The Shops at Rossmoor, and explore Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, which boasts stunning landscapes for bird watching. See thoroughbred horse racing at Los Alamitos Race Track, take a tour of the Queen Mary, or visit Long Beach's Aquarium of the Pacific. Business travelers appreciate easy access to Boeing, Yamaha, Johnson Controls, and Sharp Electronics.

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.

Theme Parks

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.

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