In high school, my favorite show was The OC. I owned all the seasons on DVDs, and could basically quote all the episodes. Orange County might not have the same drama or quippy one-liners, but it does have great food and beautiful scenery. We’ve made quite a few trips to Southern California (mainly because Disneyland, duh), and today, we’re sharing our favorite spots.
This is some of the best seafood we’ve had, at ridiculously low prices. We had the fish tacos, crab grinder sandwich, and chowder fries, and everything was delicious.
This place has our favorite poke in the world and has great drinks as well. We make a point to come here every time we’re in California.
-Dads Frozen Banana
There might not always be money in this banana stand, but there is Balboa Bars – which are ice cream dipped in fast-drying chocolate with your choice of toppings. Balboa is a super cute area where we love to wander around.
-Treasure Island Beach
Treasure Island is our favorite beach in California. It’s in Laguna and is surrounded by beautiful rocks, and full of tide pools.
-Huntington Dog Beach
GUYS. PEOPLE BRING THEIR DOGS HERE AND LET THEM RUN AROUND MAKING FRIENDS WITH ALL THE PEOPLE. Basically, it’s heaven on earth.
Our friends recommended this coffee shop in Newport, and it was delicious.
-Lost Pier Cafe
This breakfast spot is right on the beach with only outdoor seating. They have great breakfast food at super affordable prices.
These are the best donuts we’ve had in the whole world. Which as lovers of all breakfast pastry, that’s a bold statement for us to make.
-Pacific City Boardwalk
This is a great collection of restaurants and outdoor shopping, all with great views of the Ocean.
-Crescent Bay Point Park
If you’re looking for one of the best views in Orange County, head here.