With luxury shopping at Fashion Island, hiking trails and scenic golf courses, visitors will never find themselves wanting things to do in the city of Newport Beach. For the quintessential experience, however, take to the water. Home to more than eight miles of beaches and the largest recreational harbor on the West Coast, Newport Beach is a coastal paradise found. Soak up the sun while engaging in aquatic opportunities for all ages and skill levels, from scenic boat tours to interactive adventures.

Tags: Newport Beach, Anaheim Adjacent, Beach Trip, Whale Watching, Crystal Cove

Memorial Day is a time of remembrance and tradition. It is also a time where families come together for barbecues and fun events. Blue skies, warm weather and friends mark the beginning of summer and the last long weekend before the kids are out of school. Here are some of the best places to celebrate Memorial Day with your family:

Tags: Memorial Day weekend, Memorial Day Orange County, Memorial Day Anaheim, Memorial Day Southern California

Did you know that Davey's Locker, in Newport at Balboa Fun Zone, offers Whale watching?

Written By: PennyOnTheGoOC

I have heard about Davey's Locker Sportfishing for a while... my husband has been wanting me to do a half day fishing trip with him, but I recently went out on the Whale Watching tour with my daughter and loved it.

Celebrate Mother's Day by treating your mother to the best at some of the most superlative spots in The OC.  

Tags: mother's day, Mother's Day Anaheim, Mother's Day Orange County, House of Blues Anaheim

Calling Southern California your home comes with many perks — gorgeous weather, beautiful beaches, but perhaps most importantly, GREAT Mexican food. It would be wrong not to honor Cinco de Mayo by eating the cuisine inspired by our neighbors on the southern border. Whether you’re looking for a traditional, no-frills spot to grab a few tacos, or maybe you want to find out what a Mexican-Latin-Vietnamese dish tastes like, these OC spots are all you need to have a fun-filled Cinco de Mayo.

URBANA | Anaheim, CA

Tags: Mexican Food, Gabbi's Kitchen, SoCal Tacos, SoCal Burritos

Grab a water bottle, lace up your tennis shoes and go outside to explore some of the beautiful hiking trails in Anaheim. Anaheim is home to the best theme parks, entertainment, dining and hiking trails in Orange County.

Oak Canyon Nature Center & Hiking Trails

6700 Walnut Canyon Road

Anaheim, CA 92805

Tags: Hiking, Anaheim Hiking, Orange County Hikes, Hiking in OC, Southern California Hiking

For many Orange County baseball fans, the arrival of the California Angels in 1966 all but heralded the beginning of real baseball history in the area. But just like the rich pre-Dodger baseball era in the Los Angeles area, Orange County, in particular, Anaheim, also boasted an impressive amount of history.

Tags: MLB, Anaheim Angels, Angel Stadium, Angels Baseball, Los Angeles Angels

By MaryKTran@LetsPlayOC

Orange County’s largest outdoor water park, Knott’s Soak City in Buena Park, underwent some renovations over the winter/spring and is getting ready to debut two new exciting water slide towers just in time for the grand re-opening this summer!  

Tags: Knott's Berry Farm, Knott's Soak City

The NHL regular season returns to Orange County, and the 2007 Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks are ready to make their push towards a second crown in franchise history. If you miss your chance to secure a home game ticket—don't worry. We've found five bars and restaurants near Honda Center with the perfect hockey atmosphere.

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, NHL Playoffs, Where to Watch Anaheim, Ducks Games, Watch Anaheim Ducks

Author: Melodi Steinberg

While there is an endless list of restaurants that offer an amazing variety of choices, it is often difficult to find a place with the right balance of options for kids. Fortunately, kids menus have evolved to more than just your typical mac and cheese or chicken nuggets. From Cafe’s to pizza joints to Teppan, here are the best Kids Menus in Anaheim and Orange County.

Mimi’s Cafe

1400 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92802

Tags: Family Food, Kids Menu, Anaheim, Bubba Gump, Anaheim Gardenwalk