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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

Haute Cakes Caffe | A must for Sunday brunch

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop | Salads, sandwiches, and…did we mention they have a wine bar?

Café Gratitude | Plant based food for the mind, body and soul…plus an organic cocktail bar!

The Water Brewery | Purified water at its finest

Mesa | Delish dinner and a lively yet laid-back bar scene

Nick’s Laguna Beach | California comfort food with flair…

La Sirena Grill | Family owned, fast casual Mexican restaurant. A favorite “hole in the wall” restaurant that the locals love!

Urth Café | In the former space of Laguna Beach’s Landmark “The Cottage”

Sidecar Doughnuts | Sleek sweet shop for creative donuts, from sweet flavors to savory breakfast versions, plus coffee.

Las Brisas | Views for days…great for drinks at sunset and dinner- or Sunday brunch!

Portola Coffee Lab |Farm to cup fine coffee roasters with a passion!

Shake Shack | Stop in for a shake, burger and fries pre or post beach cruise! Perched off PCH high above Crystal Cove Historic District.

The Beachcomber | A legendary location with a special Martini Flag Raising Tradition at Sunset daily

Javier’s Crystal Cove | Upscale Mexican Restaurant- great late night spot!!/page_HOME

Urban Plates | Delicious and affordable organic food.

Anaheim Packing District | No matter what your culinary desire is, you will find it here.







Irvine Ranch Market | A local’s market with a killer meat and seafood counter

Mother’s Market | Grocery shopping with great produce and ready-made bar

Healthy Spot | Because pets need great food and daycare too

South Coast Plaza | A given for shopping and just simply not right if we left it off the list

Downtown Laguna | From art galleries to unique boutiques, there is so much to experience!

The Vault for Men | Designer denim, dress shirts and accessories for the modern man

Robin’s Jeans | Lifestyle apparel for men and women





Grit Cycle | An spin experience unlike any other

The 12 | Cross-training classes for all – Irvine and Costa Mesa locations

Pageant of the Masters | An experience one must see to believe

The Sawdust Festival | Celebrating over 50 years of history in Laguna Beach

Crystal Cove State Park and Beach | Camping, hiking, and beach waves…

Main Beach Laguna | Sun tans, volleyball, basketball, surfing and tide pools…

Woods Cove | A great stretch of the Laguna Beach sand…

Thousand Steps Beach Laguna | It may be part of the beach, but the locals use this for a workout too!

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!

Peter’s Canyon Hiking Trail | Walk through beautiful scenery and hike the trails. Great place to escape the city and be immersed in nature.

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