1. Why should I visit Orange County?
Orange County is close to everything youll want to see and do in Southern California and the weather is some of the best youll find in America. There are 42 miles of white sandy beaches, exhilarating amusement parks, luxury hotels as well as world-famous dining, entertainment and shopping. Theres something for everyone in your family.
2. Where is Orange County?
Orange County is located in the heart of Southern California. It is centrally located on the coast between the metropolitan areas of Los Angeles and San Diego.
3. How far is it from the following major cities to Orange County?
Bakersfield, CA 123 miles
Las Vegas, NV - 222 miles
Los Angeles, CA 36 miles
Phoenix, AZ 335 miles
Portland, OR 846 miles
Salt Lake City, UT 579 miles
San Diego, CA 82 miles
San Francisco, CA 379 miles
Seattle, WA 979 miles
4. What major airports service Orange County?
John Wayne Airport (Orange County Airport)
18601 Airport Way
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Long Beach Airport 30 minutes away
4100 E. Donald Douglas Drive
Long Beach, CA 90808
Ontario International Airport 45 minutes away
1 Ontario Inter Airport
Ontario, CA 91761
Los Angeles International Airport 50 minutes away
Los Angeles, CA 90045
5. Can you provide typical weather conditions/temperatures throughout the year?
The temperature in Orange County throughout the year is mild and the average yearly rainfall is 15 inches.
Low: 45 Fahrenheit
6. What clothing should I bring for my visit?
Casual sportswear goes right along with our comfortable weather. Summer and spring are usually warm, so shorts are perfect. Fall, winter and evenings can be a little cooler, so a sweater or light jacket should be packed. A few restaurants may require a jacket and tie for dinner, but they are the exception to the rule.
7. What are the major special events for the year?
8. Which hotels and motels accept pets?
There are a number of Orange County hotels and motels that do accept pets. In some cases, they require a non-refundable fee, an additional daily fee or both. Be sure to call the individual facility for their fees and restrictions as they vary widely. You can check our lodging section if you want more information.
9. What hotels are on the water?
10. What locations are good for weddings in the Orange County area?
The Orange County area is filled with many lovely locations for a romantic and unique wedding.
Many couples dream of a celebration on the beach and there are a number of picturesque parks along the coast that are available for rent such as Lantern Park in Dana Point or Heisler Park in Laguna Beach. Contact the County of Orange, Harbors, Beaches & Parks for more information at 714/771-6731. Sherman Gardens in Corona del Mar is also a popular and unique venue for weddings (949/673-2261).
If you are looking for a more complete beach wedding package that includes reception facilities, you can contact the Doubletree Guest Suites Dana Point (949/661-1100); Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach (714/960-7873); Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel (949/240-2000); or Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort (949-729-3863) and Portofino Beach Hotel (949/673-7030) in Newport Beach. For a unique nautical wedding, you can charter a yacht from Hornblower Cruises & Events at 949/646-0150.
The beach isnt the only location that can bring you memories to last a lifetime. Disneyland® Fairy Tale Weddings (714/778-6600) can organize the wedding of your dreams at Disneyland Park, Disneyland Hotel or Disneyland Pacific Hotel. The Mission Inn (800/843-7755) in Riverside has a romantic wedding chapel with authentic Tiffany stained glass windows. Adventures at Sea in Newport Beach (800/229-2412) can even perform ceremonies in a gondola with live Italian opera!
11. Where is the nearest hospital?
If you need immediate emergency medical assistance, dial 911. For hotel guests and visitors who need mobile urgent care or medical assistance, please call 800/223-0911. In addition, here are area hospitals that offer emergency room assistance:
One Hoag Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Huntington Beach Hospital
17772 Beach Blvd.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center
2770 Medical Center Road
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Placentia Linda Hospital
1301 Rose Drive
Placentia, CA 92670
St. Joseph Hospital
1100 West Stewart Drive
Orange, CA 92668
Western Medical Center
1001 N. Tustin Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705