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Best Places To See Wildflowers in Orange County

Affiliate link Rains in Orange County are preparing us for a beautiful wildflower season this year, and many of the parks, public landmarks and gardens are already in bloom ahead of spring.  Poppies, lilacs and wild roses are just a few of the floral varieties that can be found blooming throughout the region’s wilderness parks …

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200+ Holiday Events in Orange County (Updated 2019)

This post may contain affiliate links. Christmas is coming and holiday events abound in Orange County!  From seeing Gingerbread Houses at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, to attending a Nutcracker performance at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, to strolling through luminaria-lit paths at Heritage Hill Historical Park’s Candlelight Walk in Lake Forest, there is a special holiday …

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Best Time To Visit Mission San Juan Capistrano

One of my favorite places to visit in the late winter, early spring in Southern California is The Mission San Juan Capistrano.  The character of the buildings, the history, and uniqueness of the mission add to the charm of the small town which it resides in. The History of Mission San Juan Capistrano Mission San …

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Rancho Days Fiesta At Heritage Hill Historic Park on May 6

The County of Orange and OC Parks invite you to celebrate the 21st Annual Rancho Days Fiesta at Heritage Hill Historical Park on Saturday, May 6 from 11 am – 3 pm.  Gather friends and family and travel back in time to the days of the rancho era, and enjoy hands-on activities, music, dance, and more.   Rancho …

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Field Trips To Ocean Quest in Newport Beach

Recently, my family and I had the opportunity to visit the Balboa Fun Zone in Newport Beach where Discovery Cube’s newest campus, Ocean Quest, opened.  Formerly known as Explore Ocean, Discovery Cube OC purchased the nautical museum in 2015 and converted into a year-round marine science center for visitors.   Today, Discovery Cube Ocean Quest provides interactive, hands-on, educational experiences …

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