With miles of sun-kissed beaches and some of the world's best-loved theme parks, it's no surprise that Orange County makes it onto most visitors' must-see lists. With Disneyland Park, Disney's California Adventure Park and Knott's Berry Farm all within the region, "OC" makes a fantastic family destination. Surfng attracts a whole other crowd; in fact, the beach town of Huntington Beach, home to the International Surfng Museum, proudly has the nickname of "Surf City USA". For a quieter setting, enjoy the peaceful vistas at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, a great spot for birdwatching. Cultural attractions include the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano and the artists' community of Laguna Beach. In Westminster's Little Saigon and other Asian and Hispanic neighbourhoods, visitors can explore shops and restaurants offering everything from 100-year-old duck eggs to Oaxacan chocolate.
Disneyland park And Disney's California Adventure
Visit the incomparable Magic Kingdom to meet Mickey and friends and enjoy fabulous rides and shows, then enjoy Disney's take on the Golden State, with rides that aim to evoke the California state of mind.
International surfing museum Huntington Beach
Celebrate the pioneers, culture and evolution of surfng, near one of the most heavily surfed beaches in the West. Highlights include vivid vintage posters and an original hardwood surfboard owned by Hawaiian legend Duke Kahanamoku, the "father of surfng".
Knott's Berry Farm Buena park
Enjoy the old-fashioned ghost town, a vintage carousel, a country fair ambience and delicious funnel cakes at this family-friendly amusement park, built on the site of a former berry farm.
Old town Orange
Seek out vintage fashion and furniture - or just enjoy the feeling of a classic California downtown of a quieter era. Old Towne Orange features broad, tree-shaded avenues and more than 60 charming antique shops.
Orange county museum of Art
Explore the West Coast contemporary art scene from the 1960s to the present day; look for art pieces that incorporate performance, pop and video art.