Top 42 Things to do in Orange County, California

Nestled between San Diego and Los Angeles in Southern California, Orange County attracts beach dwellers and culture mavens from around the world. From huge amusement parks to sleepy coastal towns, attractions in Orange County run the gamut of fun attractions. Whether you are in the area on a family vacation or grabbing a weekend getaway with your significant other, there is something to do in the County of Orange that will make your trip memorable.

Aquarium of the Pacific
A wonder for all ages, the fascinating Aquarium of the Pacific offers a view into the diverse Pacific Ocean. The aquarium is home to more than 11,000 ocean animals across multiple exhibits, including Shark Lagoon, Tropical Pacific Gallery, and underwater... Read More

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1 day

Free cancellation

$30
per adult

Beginner Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree
Head to Joshua Tree National Park where you are surrounded by desert landscapes and the iconic trees. Here, you can spend an exciting morning rock climbing. This introductory class led by a professional climber is ideal for beginners to the... Read More

Categories: Adventures

4 hours

Free cancellation

$99
per adult

Bodies: The Exhibition by Premier Exhibitions
Bodies: The Exhibition showcases the very best of the human body in an informative and intimate way. Get answers to questions about the human body that have been plaguing humankind since the earliest days of Egypt. Go on an exploration... Read More

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1 hour 30 minutes

$22

$20
per adult

Champagne Brunch Cruise from Newport Beach
The champagne starts flowing as soon as you step aboard this elegant brunch cruise and doesn't stop until you pull back into port. Enjoy a luxurious afternoon out, savoring delicious and seasonal cuisine and taking in the SoCal scenery from... Read More
Cupcake Tour of Hollywood
There's no sweeter treat than the cupcake, and this guided tour lets you sample your way through the neighborhood's best frostings and flavors. See how the words, "Meet me at 3rd and Fairfax" became an old Hollywood saying as you... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Land Adventures, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

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$50

$25
per adult

Disneyland® Resort Tickets
Magical kingdoms and storybook fairy tales come to life before your eyes at Disneyland® Resort Theme Parks. Discover why Walt Disney's enchanting Disneyland® Park is the happiest place on earth and see your favorite Disney and Pixar stories leap... Read More

Categories: Amusement Parks, Attractions

2 days

Free cancellation

$195
per adult

Full-Day Outdoor Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree
Get the most out of your outdoor rock-climbing experience with an exhilarating all-day excursion in Joshua Tree National Park. With a plethora of route options, there's something for all skill levels as you climb up the granite formations in a... Read More

Categories: Adventures

7 hours

Free cancellation

$299
per adult

Go Los Angeles Card
Enjoy unlimited entry to the most popular attractions in Los Angeles with a multi-ticket card. Your Go Card is valid for 14 days from first activation. During this period, you may use it for the number days (consecutive or non-consecutive)... Read More

$79
per adult

Half-Day Basic Self-Rescue Class in Joshua Tree National Park
Don't miss your perfect chance to learn assisted-rescue skills that no climber should be without. This half-day class gives you the skills you need to perform basic self-rescue for you and your partner, and get yourself or others out of... Read More

Categories: Adventures

4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$179
per adult

Half-Day Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree
Challenge yourself mentally and physically with a thrilling outdoor rock climbing adventure in Joshua Tree National Park. Hike through the desert landscape full of the namesake tree and spend half a day putting your beginner or advanced skills to the... Read More

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4 hours

Free cancellation

$169
per adult

Half-Day Rock-Climbing Anchors Class in Joshua Tree National Park
Enjoy some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city and try out your rock-climbing skills with a half-day of lessons in Joshua Tree National Park. With hands-on training and a friendly, professional guide, this class is great... Read More

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4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$179
per adult

Half-Day Sport Lead Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park
The huge granite rocks of Joshua Tree National Park are waiting for you on this spectacular sport-climbing workshop. Join a friendly and professional guide for a lesson that teaches you the essentials of lead climbing in the remarkable desert setting.... Read More

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4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$189
per adult

Half-Day Trad Climbing Class in Joshua Tree National Park
Learn a true traditionalist's rock-climbing skills with a half-day lesson away from the bustle of the city in Joshua Tree National Park. With a professional guide to show you the ropes, this experience gives you the skills you need to... Read More

Categories: Adventures

4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$189
per adult

Historical Wine Tour
Discover why Orange Country is renowned for its fresh and tangy wine varietals as you tour the stunning California countryside. Awaken your taste buds with delicious tastings from 2 selected wineries. You also get to sample some of the region's... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$386
per adult

Hollywood Ghost Walk
Beyond the façades of the decadent houses and luxury shopping boulevards, there lies a hidden, darker side to Los Angeles. In fact, the city has one of the densest concentrations of paranormal activity in the world. Explore the myths, legends,... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

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$35

$18
per adult

Knott's Berry Farm Tickets
Get ready for thrilling and wild adventures at Knott's Berry Farm. Geared towards families of all age groups, this highly interactive theme park—filled with more than 165 rides, shows, and attractions—offers unique insight into California’s cultural heritage and pioneering past.... Read More

Categories: Amusement Parks, Attractions

1 day

Free cancellation

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$72

$47
per adult

LEGOLAND® California Tickets
Aimed at families with kids ages 2–12, LEGOLAND® rides, shows, and attractions center on the colorful blocks and the imaginative creations you make with them. Read More

Categories: Amusement Parks

1 day

Free cancellation

$93
per adult

Los Angeles and Hollywood Beaches Tour
Soak up the SoCal sunshine and celebrated sights of the City of Angels on this narrated full-day tour. Do the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, window shop on glitzy Rodeo Drive, and dig your toes into the sand by Santa... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$67
per adult

Madame Tussauds Interactive Wax Museum
Want to shoot hoops with Kobe Bryant, sing with Justin Timberlake, or shake your hips with Elvis Presley? Now you can visualize these experiences at Madame Tussauds Hollywood Wax Museum as you stand next to these stars. Read More

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1 day

Free cancellation

$30
per adult

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Hear ye, hear ye. Make haste to the castle to indulge in a night of feasting, combat, and revelry. The knights and horses of Medieval Times are here to thrill you with acts of showmanship and bravery reminiscent of legends... Read More

$67
per adult

Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt
Put on your detective hat and get ready to rack your brain as you follow clues around San Clemente, racing against the clock and up to 8 other teams. Call headquarters if you need help with tricky hints, solving puzzles... Read More

$110
per adult

Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt
Put on your detective hat and get ready to rack your brain as you follow clues around Laguna Beach, racing against the clock and up to 10 other teams. Call headquarters if you need help with tricky hints, solving puzzles... Read More

$110
per adult

Outlet Shopping with Roundtrip Transfer
Shop till you drop at one of Southern California's most extensive outlet shopping malls. Browse the 90 different shops and restaurants and find something perfect for you, your family, or your home. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$38
per adult

Pirate's Dinner Adventure
Become part of an authentic and interactive 18th-century pirate dinner show. Laugh, sing, eat, and dance in an atmosphere providing 1st-class food and an epic tale of adventure. Read More

$72
per adult

San Diego Zoo Tickets - Centennial Celebration
Join in on the party as the San Diego Zoo celebrates its 100th anniversary. With new exhibits and attractions, and a host of special events planned throughout the year, this centennial bash is sure to put a special twist on... Read More

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1 day

Free cancellation

$50
per adult

Santa Catalina Island Day Trip
Sit back and enjoy a tour of Long Beach before heading out to the picturesque town of Avalon. Spend the day in beautiful Santa Catalina Island with year-round warm temperatures, soft white sandy beaches, and amazing nature conservatory. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$97
per adult

Scenic Beaches of Orange County
The beaches of Orange County are known throughout the world for their beautiful, picturesque scenery. Whether its whale watching in Newport Beach, surfing in Huntington Beach, or enjoying the art of Laguna Beach, these communities offer a perfect getaway for... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$46
per adult

SeaWorld San Diego
Connect to the ocean at SeaWorld®, racing like a ray on Manta® the ride, watching whales leap at the One Ocean® show, and seeing—and sometimes feeling—sea creatures up close at Explorer's Reef and Shark Encounter. Read More

Categories: Amusement Parks, Attractions, Day Cruises & Water Activities

1 day

Free cancellation

$38
per adult

Shared Shuttle: John Wayne Airport (SNA)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between John Wayne Airport and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from John Wayne Airport, the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$11
per adult

Shared Shuttle: LEGOLAND Roundtrip Transportation
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective transportation between your Anaheim city center hotel and Legoland aboard a comfortable shuttle. For roundtrip transfers to and from Legoland, the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour

Free cancellation

$30
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Long Beach Airport (LGB)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Long Beach Municipal Airport and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Long Beach Municipal airport, the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$22
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Los Angeles International Airport and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Los Angeles International Airport, the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour

Free cancellation

$17
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Ontario International Airport (ONT)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Ontario International Airport and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Ontario International Airport, the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

45 minutes

Free cancellation

$29
per adult

Shop & Shuttle South Coast Plaza
Located in the heart of Orange County, South Coast Plaza features over 250 boutiques and 30 award-winning restaurants. Enjoy special VIP savings at this mall's world-class retailers, plus convenient roundtrip shuttle service from Disneyland and Anaheim hotels. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$20
per adult

Southern California CityPASS
Soak up the magic of 4 beloved and iconic Southern California theme parks. Meet your favorite Disney characters at Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park, celebrate creativity at LEGOLAND® California, and discover the wonders of the ocean at SeaWorld®... Read More

Categories: Amusement Parks

Free cancellation

$341
per adult

SpaFinder Gift Card
Pamper yourself with a facial, sweat it out in hot yoga, or ease into a state of calm with a soothing massage—however you find your bliss, the Spafinder gift card can get you there. With more than 20,000 participating wellness... Read More

Categories: Spas & Beauty

$50
per adult

Sports Car Racing
The time for daydreaming is over; turn your fantasies into reality and play your favorite racecar driver for an afternoon. Get behind the wheel of a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi, or Nissan GT-R and tear up this LA track. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Attractions

2 hours 30 minutes

$199
per adult

Starlight Dinner Cruise from Newport Beach
Step onto the deck of a luxurious yacht at the marina in Newport Beach and set sail for an unforgettable evening under the stars. Sip champagne and enjoy a 4-course meal of fresh and seasonal cuisine as you cruise past... Read More
Sunset or Night Harbor Cruise
Set sail along Newport Beach as you enjoy the lively harbor that is bustling with cruise, yacht, and sailboat traffic. Opt for a sunset cruise if you'd like to witness the sun sinking behind the horizon in a dazzling burst... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$25
per adult

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
Sail back in time as you travel through a fascinating interactive museum full of artifacts and recreations of the famous Titanic. Guided by trained actors in period costumes, dive deep into 100 years of history and travel from the shores... Read More

Categories: Attractions

1 hour

$22

$20
per adult

Universal Studios & Nighttime City Tour
Catch a glimpse of well-known Los Angeles neighborhoods and visit famous landmarks like the Chateau Marmont. Then head to Universal Studios to end your day learning about movie making, jumping on exhilarating rides, and watching 3-D thrillers.

Cruise through... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

13 hours

Free cancellation

$138
per adult

Winemaking Tour
Explore the world of Californian flavors as you experience some of the region's finest vintages and cuisine. Savor a wide variety of local, regional, and international wines, see and appreciate how the wine is made, and enjoy a sumptuous meal... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$412
per adult

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