Orange County Offers Many Must-Try Weekend Options

on September 17, 2013

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If you are looking to have some fun in the sun while you are in California, you might need a compass to navigate through all the different choices you have.

Don’t worry, Weekendtrips has you covered:


Disney California Adventure Parks’ Cars Land is a great option for some fast and furious fun as you can motor around with the famous residents from the movie. You can eat at Flo’s, ship at Lizzie’s curios shop or even take a ride with Mater on your way to the big race with Lightning McQueen.


There are always great weekend options in Irvine. You can rise up in a tethered hot-air balloon at Orange County Great Park. If you prefer shopping, the Irvine Spectrum is a great shopping option.

Newport Beach

Take a kayak ride from the Newport Aquatic Center which offers naturalist-led kayak tours on weekends in conjunction with Newport Bay Conservancy. More information is available at

Dana Point

You can rent a sailboat or even an electric Duffy boat to explore Embarcadero Marina. We particularly recommend stopping for food at The Shwack Beach Grill. Try the ahi tuna burger. Trust us. More information is available at

Costa Mesa

The South Coast Plaza is a shopping epicenter with over 250 boutique stores and 30 different restaurants. These include chef David Myers’ Pizzeria Ortica that specializes in offered wood-fired pizzas with wild argula and delicious Parma Ham.