1. Why should I visit Orange County?

Orange County is close to everything you’ll want to see and do in Southern California and the weather is some of the best you’ll 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. There’s 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
    World Way
    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.

    Winter (Dec-Feb):
    Low: 45 Fahrenheit
    High: 65

    Spring (Mar-May):
    Low: 50
    High: 70

    Summer (June-Aug)
    Low: 59
    High: 79

    Fall (Sept-Nov)
    Low: 54
    High: 76

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 isn’t 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:

    Hoag Hospital
    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

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