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Favorite OC Places

Get to know Orange County like a local through our recommendations! Here are a few of the local hot spots, hidden gems, and destinations simply too good not to share…

 

 

 

 

 

Jan’s Health Bar | Smoothies and healthy bites for on-the-go
http://www.janshealthbar.com

Haute Cakes Caffe | A must for Sunday brunch
http://www.hautecakescaffe.co

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop | Salads, sandwiches, and…did we mention they have a wine bar?
http://www.greenleafchopshop.com

Café Gratitude | Plant based food for the mind, body and soul…plus an organic cocktail bar!
http://cafegratitude.com

The Water Brewery | Purified water at its finest
http://www.thewaterbrewery.com

Mesa | Delish dinner and a lively yet laid-back bar scene
http://www.mesacostamesa.com

Nick’s Laguna Beach | California comfort food with flair…
http://nicksrestaurants.com/nicks-laguna-beach

La Sirena Grill | Family owned, fast casual Mexican restaurant. A favorite “hole in the wall” restaurant that the locals love!
http://www.lasirenagrill.com/LagunaBeach

Urth Café | In the former space of Laguna Beach’s Landmark “The Cottage”
https://urthcaffe.com/caffe/locations/urth-laguna-beach

Sidecar Doughnuts | Sleek sweet shop for creative donuts, from sweet flavors to savory breakfast versions, plus coffee.
http://www.sidecardoughnuts.com

Las Brisas | Views for days…great for drinks at sunset and dinner- or Sunday brunch!
http://www.lasbrisaslagunabeach.com

Portola Coffee Lab |Farm to cup fine coffee roasters with a passion!
http://www.portolacoffeelab.com

Shake Shack | Stop in for a shake, burger and fries pre or post beach cruise! Perched off PCH high above Crystal Cove Historic District.
http://www.rubys.com/locations/newportcoast/index.html

The Beachcomber | A legendary location with a special Martini Flag Raising Tradition at Sunset daily
http://www.thebeachcombercafe.com/_crystalcove/index-apple2.aspx

Javier’s Crystal Cove | Upscale Mexican Restaurant- great late night spot!
http://javiers-cantina.com/#!/page_HOME

Urban Plates | Delicious and affordable organic food.
https://urbanplates.com

Anaheim Packing District | No matter what your culinary desire is, you will find it here.
http://anaheimpackingdistrict.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irvine Ranch Market | A local’s market with a killer meat and seafood counter
http://irvineranchmarketoc.com

Mother’s Market | Grocery shopping with great produce and ready-made bar
https://www.mothersmarket.com

Healthy Spot | Because pets need great food and daycare too
http://healthyspot.com

South Coast Plaza | A given for shopping and just simply not right if we left it off the list
http://www.southcoastplaza.com

Downtown Laguna | From art galleries to unique boutiques, there is so much to experience!
http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/things-to-do/shopping

The Vault for Men | Designer denim, dress shirts and accessories for the modern man
http://www.thevaultmen.com

Robin’s Jeans | Lifestyle apparel for men and women
http://robinsjean.com/lifestyle/new-robins-jean-laguna-beach-store-facade

 

 

 

 

Grit Cycle | An spin experience unlike any other
https://www.gritcycle.com

The 12 | Cross-training classes for all – Irvine and Costa Mesa locations
https://www.the12.com

Pageant of the Masters | An experience one must see to believe
https://www.foapom.com

The Sawdust Festival | Celebrating over 50 years of history in Laguna Beach
https://sawdustartfestival.org

Crystal Cove State Park and Beach | Camping, hiking, and beach waves…
http://www.crystalcovestatepark.org

Main Beach Laguna | Sun tans, volleyball, basketball, surfing and tide pools…
http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/listings/Main-Beach/32

Woods Cove | A great stretch of the Laguna Beach sand…
http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/listings/Wood-s-Cove/1218

Thousand Steps Beach Laguna | It may be part of the beach, but the locals use this for a workout too!
http://www.discoverlaguna.com/beaches/1000steps.htm

Balboa Island | Take a trip back in time to see Orange County in the early days. Make sure to grab a Balboa Bar while you walk around town!
http://www.balboaisland.com

Peter’s Canyon Hiking Trail | Walk through beautiful scenery and hike the trails. Great place to escape the city and be immersed in nature.
http://ocparks.com/parks/peters

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