The Orange County Museum of Art is the premier visual arts organization in Orange County featuring critically acclaimed exhibitions that draw more than 40,000 visitors each year. With a mission to enrich the lives of the community through modern and contemporary art, OCMA is known for the California Biennial, featuring the state’s top emerging artists.
850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Laguna Art Museum is a destination for anyone interested in California art. Unlike any other museum in the state, it collects California art and only California art, and ranges across all periods and styles, nineteenth-century to present-day.
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
The world renowned J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts and European and American photographs. The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa in Malibu houses approximately 44,000 works of art from the Museum’s extensive collection Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities. The Getty’s courses, demonstrations, lectures, performances, talks and tours are popular among museum-goers.
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
The Huntington is one of the world’s great cultural, research and educational centers. Discover rare books and manuscripts in the fields of British and American History, along with an unsurpassed collection of materials from the American West. The Art Collections are featured in three separate galleries on the Huntington’s sprawling grounds. The famed Botanical Gardens cover 120 acres and are arranged with a park-like landscape of rolling lawns.
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
Celebrated sculptor and iconic artist Isamu Noguchi's sculpture garden, “California Scenario”, is a striking yet tranquil space that dramatically abstracts the California environment and plays cleverly with negative space.
Two Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
California’s premier fine art show, Laguna Beach’s summertime Festival of Arts is an open-air gallery that features over 140 top local artists in a wide variety of media such as paintings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, glass and more. Pageant of the Masters is a truly unforgettable experience featuring “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people posing to look like their counterparts in the original pieces.
650 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Founded in 1935, by the City of Santa Ana through a bequest from Charles and Ada Bowers, the Bowers Museum is one of California’s finest and Orange County’s largest museums. In the past 15 years, the museum has produced more than 50 special exhibitions, more than 24, exhibition catalogues and increased its facility size to 93,000-plus square feet. The Bowers Museum is celebrated for bringing national and international treasures to Southern California.
200 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Since 1955, Walt Disney’s original Magic Kingdom in Anaheim has attracted visitors from all over the world and has a larger cumulative attendance than any other theme park in the world. Disneyland now encompasses Disney’s California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney and hotels and restaurants. South Coast Plaza provides transportation three times daily and twice daily on weekends to/from select Anaheim/Disneyland area hotels.
1313 S Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92803
This popular Orange County theme park revives the spirit of the Old West in six themed areas and features rides – ranging from roller coasters to family-friendly rides – shops, restaurants and live performances. Kids enjoy visiting Camp Snoopy and for water fun there’s Bigfoot Rapids.
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA 90620
LEGOLAND® California is a 128-acre family theme park located in Carlsbad and offers more than 60 interactive rides, shows and attractions. There are more than 22,000 LEGO® models in the Park created from more than 57 million LEGO bricks. While geared to children ages two through 12, there is plenty of fun to be had for the whole family.
One Legoland Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Go behind-the-scenes and see how movie magic is made with the famed multi-car tram ride Studio Tour, come face to face with King Kong 360 3-D created by Peter Jackson and experience a special effects stage. Universal Studios Hollywood also includes the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the Gibson Amphitheatre concert and special event venue.
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
25002 Golf Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
With seven miles of stunning coastline, 20 pristine sandy beaches, a thriving art scene and bustling restaurants and bars, this world-famous resort town is the perfect spot to enjoy postcard-worthy sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. The charming town is home to bohemians, artists, surfers and families alike, making for a diverse community.LEARN MORE
Visitors fall in love with this charming area known for its picturesque beauty and spectacular harbor, which features two marinas, Catalina Island ferry service, whale watching, shopping, dining and entertainment. Boating enthusiasts will find everything they need, including guest slips, charters, fishing, sailing and harbor cruises.LEARN MORE
One of the most attractive communities on the West Coast, Newport Beach is known for its villages, each with its own distinct character and appearance, including Balboa Island, Lido Marina Village and Corona Del Mar. With the largest small boat harbor in the world, this beach city is famous worldwide for its picturesque sandy beaches and majestic coastline. Newport Beach is famous for “the Wedge,” one of the world’s best sites for body boarding, and Ocean Front Walk, one of the area’s most popular boardwalks.LEARN MORE
Blessed with an idyllic year-round climate, eight miles of the world’s most beautiful beaches, a historic pier, and an incredible array of recreational and cultural activities, Huntington Beach is classic American surf culture at its best. In 1925, Duke Kahanamoku brought the sport of surfing to Huntington Beach, which would later be dubbed “Surf City.” The famed beach is perfect for families, bicyclists and, of course, surfers.LEARN MORE
Visit Shamu and a host of sea life at this marine zoological park, which is one of California’s most popular attractions. There are entertaining shows such as Pets Rule! and Sea Lions LIVE, along with family-friendly rides such as Pirates 4D, Journey to Atlantis and Manta, among others. Get up close with dolphins, penguins, seals, polar bears and more.
500 Sea World Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
The world-famous San Diego Zoo and Safari Park features innovative animal habitats where the animals are the stars. The world famous 100-acre Zoo in Balboa Park is home to over 3,700 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies and a botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants.
2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Meet more than 11,000 animals as you explore sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the North Pacific and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific in the aquarium exhibits. Get up close with more than a dozen Magellanic penguins, visit Shark Lagoon, Lorikeet Forest, the sea otter exhibit and the Ocean Science Center.
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
The world-famous San Diego Zoo and Safari Park features innovative animal habitats where the animals are the stars. The Safari Park, located near Escondido, is an expansive wildlife sanctuary that is home to more than 2,600 animals representing 300 species. Over half of the park’s 1,800 acres has been set-aside as protected native species habitat.
15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, California 92027