Travel & Leisure
Orange County, once a hush-hush Southern California gem, has quickly become this coastal state’s breath of fresh air with its clean and upscale charm at the foot of stunning white-sand beaches. Yes, Los Angeles may have the fame and San Diego may have the action, but Orange County is the new and upgraded Southern California.
There are plenty of reasons to head to San Diego for a midsummer getaway, but escaping the desert heat is tops. Take in cool breezes, fresh ocean views and a world of activity at your fingertips.
Whether near or far in the region, a summer weekend of escape and family fun is only a car drive away.
It would be a shame to visit Northern California without exploring the rich wine country of Napa Valley. Whether as a large group or a romantic getaway, wine tasting through the plush vineyards is never a disappointment.
When you think of the great state of California, you think Hollywood, you think stardom, you think LA. Which makes it no surprise that the “Entertainment Capital of the World” creates the occasional celebrity sighting and tourism from around the globe.