Fun Things to Do

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Orange County is one of those places you can live and find a ton of free things to enjoy. Art activities are one area that you’re going to find plenty of great free activities that all ages can enjoy. From downtown art walks to free admission to art museums, just knowing where and when to find these free art activities is all you need to do. Here is how to get your art fix for cheap or free and enjoy paintings, sculptures, jewelry, performances and more around the OC.

Bowers Museum – 2002 Main Street, Santa Ana

Head over to the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana on the first Sunday of every month. They feature free admission into the museum and add special family events to help you explore different cultures around the world. You’ll get to see the

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A great massage can just melt all your stress away and help you relax. You don't want to go just anywhere to get one though, you need to know the best place to go. These are some of the best places in the OC for both service and price. All of the choices have the best location and professional masseuse artists that know how to take care of your aches and pains.

Revive Massage and Bodyworks

Revive Massage and Bodyworks offers all the services you could want including Swedish massages, hot stone massages, aromatherapy, and many more options. You can choose between sixty minutes, ninety minutes, and two hours. Prices are affordable and relaxation is guaranteed.

The Great Glory Massage

The Great Glory Massage is a smaller location but they

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The Ocean Institute is one of the top attractions in Dana Point. It's nationally known for the hands-on education provided in marine science. With many programs, such as the ocean education program and the maritime history program, this is one of the best places for students from kindergarten to 12th grade to go for learning about the ocean.

The Institute has won 61 awards for their immersion style programs. With about 115,000 students and 8,000 teachers visiting every year, the Institute is able to teach many about oceanography, the creatures of the sea, science and more. Students can take a voyage on the ocean and study in the labs at the Ocean Institute, as well.


Many different programs are held throughout the year for all different

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Finding the right type of nightlife in your new home is important. Maybe you don't go out every weekend, but sometimes you like to hit the bars and have a little fun. Here are some of the top spots to enjoy nightlife throughout Orange County.

Friends Enjoying in a Sports Bar

Yard House - 1875 Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa

With multiple locations found in the Orange County area, The Yard House is known as one of the top spots for beer. They have anywhere from 130 to 250 taps per location and provide plenty of craft beer choices. Along with the beer, this spot provides plenty of TVs for sports, live music and so much more. The happy hours provides plenty of fun and great prices from 3pm to 6pm during the week.

Iva Lee's - 555 North Camino El Real, Suite E, San Clemente

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Parks are the perfect way to spend some family time together. Kids can enjoy the activities that are available, while parents interact with them. So many memories are made when swinging, and racing to get to the slide. All of San Clemente parks are accessible between 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Best of all, you can enjoy these parks free of charge. A special permit needs to be obtained for any sports organization, clubs, commercial gathering that will have more than 50 people, weddings, or the use of equipment. Reservations can be made by contacting park officials.

There are numerous parks in the San Clemente area. Here are some that you will want to check out.

  • Baron Von Willard Dog Park – perfect place to bring your four legged friend for a day
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San Clemente Municipal Golf Course is designed to accommodate the whole family in a 18-hole game of golf. The course is beautifully landscaped, which adds to the serenity of playing golf. Those who enjoy taking a leisurely walk can visit the course for a peaceful stroll. Juniors can play golf for half price.

Best Value

The course is owned and run by the city of San Clemete. You will be delighted, as the course is only a mile from the Pacific Ocean, and several of the holes present an ocean view. In 2008, the San Clemente Golf Course was awarded “Best Value in Orange County.”

The tranquility of this course will give you the opportunity to hone in on perfecting your golf game. Your skills will be pushed to the limits, as the course contains

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There are many activities to enjoy around the Huntington Beach area. This part of Orange County has a large focus on outdoor activities. Here are some of the top things to do outside in Huntington Beach.

Deep Sea Fishing

Davey's Locker offers deep sea fishing trips, along with a few other companies. You can enjoy a trip for a half day or a full day. Expect to catch plenty of fish ranging from yellowfin tuna to sand bass to white sea bass and more.

Hit the Links

If the water isn't something you want to enjoy, you can play golf at one of the top area courses. Some of the best courses near Huntington Beach include:

  • Aliso Viejo Golf Club
  • Black Gold Golf Club
  • Coyote Hills Golf Course
  • Meadowlark Golf Club
  • Mile Square Golf Club
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Port Theater is Orange County’s premiere luxury theater that first opened in September 1949. It was once the most happening settings in Corona del Mar before Fashion Island and John Wayne Airport had opened. It was a place that allowed you to bring food in, smoke inside and tickets were under $2.

The young and the old found the Port Theater enjoyable at this time and when more multiplex theaters began opening up, the business was forced to recreate itself. Ownership was transferred and movies were more artistic selections but the theater closed in 1998 due to financial struggles. Here is a look at what’s happened since reopening in 2012.


The Port Theater has experienced the “Greatest Show on Earth” with a live elephant on stage,

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It is said that every community needs a heart. That is exactly what Casa Romantica is to the Southern Orange County area. Many even refer to it as a historic treasure.

It was built back in 1927 by its original owner, Ole Hanson. He built it so his family could have a beautiful place to live. It was his idea of living the California dream. This home consisted of 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.


Over the years the home had several different owners. It wasn't until 1946, when Lambert and Patricia Schuyler purchased the home, that it was named the Casa Romantica. In 1991 it was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Visit and Discover History

Now Casa Romantica serves as a place where visitors can come and learn about the

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Coto de Caza is known for its many parks. Every year thousands of people visit this park to do everything from horseback riding to mountain biking. One of the most popular parks found in Coto de Caza is Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park. Here’s a look at this park and what is has to offer.

The Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park

Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park is considered a wildlife sanctuary. It is home to a variety of different native plants and animals. It consists of two flowing creeks that are bordered by live oaks and Western sycamores.

This park is over 500 acres of wilderness. There are also five miles of tracks and trails that can be used for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and much more. If you are a beginning mountain biker

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