Television in the 2000s did everything it could to stress how fantastic Orange County was. Surely, nowhere could be as stunning or relaxing as Laguna Beach or the OC. We were wrong. Ideas have to come from somewhere, and Orange County is absolutely a magical slice of the US. This part of California is also much more than beautiful; there’s no shortage of things to do in Orange County. Whether all you want to do is sit and sip margaritas all day or watch the sun go down over the Pacific, there’s something for everybody in this west coast haven.

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01Spend a Night in a Beach Cottage

Have you ever dreamed of staying in a beach cottage? In Orange County, you can do just that. Founded in the 1930s, the fully-restored Crystal Cove Beach Cottages on Newport Beach is an affordable and unique way to spend the night. Crystal Cove itself was built as a seaside community between 1920-1940, and its history is still contained within these enchanting buildings. As well as staying on the beach, the Crystal Cove conservancy also puts on events of all kinds, making it an ideal vacation for introverts and extroverts.

Crystal Cove Beach Cottages Photo by Matt Artz on Unsplash