There’s probably no better place for a family vacation or for fun activities for the children than Orange County. We’re talkin’ awesome theme parks like Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm and water parks, skate boarding, the beach, miniature golf, fun restaurants, you name it. If you’re a kid, and you want to experience the California adventure firsthand, this is definitely where you want to be. Just hold on because some of those wild rollercoaster rides go pretty fast.
Theme park for kids; rides, petting zoo, children's theater, puppet shows and game room. Anaheim. 714-236-9300.
Tree houses construction area, rafting pond, rope bridge, tire swings and mud slide. Huntington Beach. 714-842-7442 (summer only).
Boomers is full of fun. It has miniature golf, extreme skateboarding park, arcades, go-cart races, laser tag and lots more. Located in Irvine.
Interactive experiences including special activities. Santa Ana. 714/480-1520.
The Carousels at South Coast Plaza
Treat your children to one of our exquisitely painted carousel rides. Costa Mesa. 800-782-8888.
Children's Museum at La Habra
Hands-on exhibits, science center, theater and nature walks. La Habra. 562/905-9793.
Discovery Science Center
Live science demonstrations and performances. Santa Ana. 714-480-1520.
Discovery Museum of Orange County
Restored 1898 Kellogg House and Garden. Santa Ana. 714-540-0404.
Edward's IMAX 3-D Theater/Entertainment Center
20-theater complex with futuristic IMAX 3-D theater, restaurants, shops and arcades. Irvine. 949-640-4600.
Huntington Beach Pier and Amphitheater
family entertainment and special events. Huntington Beach. 714-969-3492.
Hobby City Doll and Toy Museum
24 hobby and collectibles shops including toys, dolls, model railroads, coins, stamps, and baseball cards. Anaheim. 714-527-2323.
Irvine Regional Park & Zoo
Featuring a petting zoo. Orange. 714-633-2022.
Medieval Times Dinner ® & Tournament,
A dinner theater in a castle setting featuring jousting, sword fights and equestrian acts. Buena Park. 714-521-2342.
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Built in 1776, one of Father Junipero Serra’s historic missions known for the return of the swallows every March. San Juan Capistrano. 949-234-1300.
Movieland Wax Museum
Over 300 figures of movie, stage, and television in panoramic sets. Buena Park. 714-522-1154.
Newport Bay/Balboa Pavilion
World-class small boat harbor with a ferry to the historic 1905 Balboa Pavilion. Amusement area, shops and restaurants. Newport Beach. 949-772-1611.
Dana Point. 949-496-2274.
Ripley's Believe It ot Not Museum
Buena Park. 714-522-7045.
Santa Ana Zoo
Zoo attractions including a petting zoo, picnic area and playground. Santa Ana. 714-835-7484.
Wild Bill's Wild West Dinner Extravaganza
An all-you-can-eat dinner and wild west entertainment. Buena Park. 714-522-6414.
Wild Rivers Park
Over 40 attractions and water rides. Irvine. 949-768-9453.