The Ultimate Bucket List for Living in Orange County

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Southern California, and Orange County specifically, is the ideal place for endless activities and entertainment. Whether you’re new to the O.C. scene or you’ve lived here your whole life, make sure you check off each of these items on the ultimate bucket list for living in Orange County and get the ideal southern California experience. Pay a visit to Disneyland AND Knott’s Berry Farm These two iconic amusement parks offer hours of entertainment. As soon as you go once, you’ll never want to leave. Make sure to try the Dole Whip at Disneyland and the chicken dinner and boysenberry pie at Knott’s. Don’t miss the Main Street Electrical Parade and Disneyland Fireworks, and make a point to visit Knott’s during the Halloween season for Knott’s Scary Farm. Rent a Duffy boat Cruise around Newport Harbor in style with a trip on one of the iconic Duffy boats. Get a group of friends together to pitch in for a two-hour trip and a couple bottles of your favorite sou

San Clemente Weekend Activities

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San Clemente is a charming town in the heart of South Orange County that is known for the rich culture and popular surfing community. San Clemente has a number of attractions and fun things to do, so we have created a weekend guide of great activities to help you explore all San Clemente has to offer! San Clemente Farmer’s Market  Head to downtown on Sunday mornings from 9 am- 1 pm for the amazing Farmer’s Market in San Clemente. You can find locals typically bike or walk to the market and fill their bags and baskets with lots of fresh vegetables, fruits and flowers. The vendors also sell things like exotic plants, honey, salsa, bread and much more! No need to cook a big brunch on Sunday mornings, just head down to the Farmer’s Market for all the food you’ll need. San Onofre State Beach  This extremely popular beach is perfectly located in between San Clemente and Oceanside, making it apart of both Orange County and San Diego County. The San Onofre State Beach is a de

Best Dessert Spots in South Orange County

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Calling those with a sweet tooth! Some of the best dessert spots in Orange County are located in local towns like San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point! Whether they’re spots you’ve heard of or not, all five of these great dessert destinations should be on your list of things to do over the next few months! After reading about them though, you might want to try all of them right now! Southswell Hand Dipped Ice Cream The first stop on your dessert tour of South Orange County should be Southswell Hand-Dipped Ice Cream in San Clemente! This unique dessert shop has only been open for a few months, but is already gaining a lot of popularity because its special approach to serving ice cream. Customers have the option between a variety of ice cream bars on a stick or a variety of ice cream floats. The ice cream bars, however are not your basic vanilla ice cream dipped in chocolate… A fan favorite at the shop is called The Parent Trap which is vanilla ice cream, chocol

Things to Do in Dana Point

A quaint boating community, Dana Point is home to ocean lovers and boating enthusiasts alike. This fitness-loving community spends much of its time catching the waves on one of the nearby beaches or hiking one of the city’s trails to see breathtaking views of the area’s coastal bluffs lining the Pacific Ocean. The friendly, involved residents take advantage of the unbeatable events happening around this coastal city year-round. From annual wine and music festivals to farmer’s markets and harbor cruises, there is never a shortage of fun things to do in Dana Point. Year-Round Activities in Dana Point Throughout the year, make a visit to the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort and enjoy aiming for a hole-in-one at one of the Top 100 Golf Resorts in the world. This championship golf course overlooks the Pacific Ocean and features rolling hills on an 18-hole golf course. Hop aboard a luxury catamaran for an incredible trip around Dana Point Harbor, complete with wine tastings f

Dining Guide to South Orange County

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Whether you’re brunching on the weekend, out for lunch with the ladies or planning a fancy dinner, South Orange County has some of the best restaurants to meet your every craving, desire and atmosphere. There are so many fantastic restaurants that sometimes it can be hard to choose just one! We have tried to help guide you by picking out some of our favorite spots in the area! Some of which are just minutes away from current listings on our site! South of Nick’s Mexican Kitchen + Bar One of many popular Nick’s restaurants in the Orange County area, South of Nick’s in San Clemente holds its own charm and character compared to some of Nick’s other restaurants in the area. If you’re looking for great Mexican food in San Clemente book a reservation at Nick’s today! It’s a great place to go with a big group because the appetizers are large and the atmosphere is friendly. Large parties usually opt for the pork or vegetable empanadas as a starter, then pick off each othe

Top 5 Workouts in Orange County

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Summer is around the corner and what better place to work on your beach body than in one of the most beautiful beach cities in Orange County, San Clemente! Explore everything from high intensity cycling classes to meditative hot yoga practice. Skip the boring gym elliptical and join one of the many fitness families waiting to begin this journey with you. CycleBarn San Clemente Trade your beach cruiser for an indoor cycling bike and join the fitness revolution. A full forty-five minutes of fat-burning cycling and choreography will leave you sore yet satisfied. You and your fitness family will move, shake, and motivate each other as your transform your body and life! Inspirational instructors and a fun variety of classes will keep your spirits high and your heart rate even higher. 372 Camino De Estrella, San Clemente, CA 92672 Studio open Monday through Sunday with classes ranging from 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM Learn more about the studio here. Crossfit San Clemente A