Chances are, you’ve passed over this hidden tunnel many times without realizing it was below.
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Cool factor: Probably Orange County’s most dramatic cave landscape. The entrance takes you into the rocky cliffs at this South Laguna beach. Visit during low tide when access is easier and safer.
Where to find: Concrete stairs at Ninth Avenue and South Coast Highway to Thousand Steps Beach, walk to the south end

Laguna Beach’s Tyler Russell, CEO of The Escape Bus, tells about his mobile escape room in a renovated yellow school bus.
Start out on this moderately difficult 4-mile hike walking northwest on a paved ridgeline fire road (Aswut Trail), which has some of the county’s best vistas. Undeveloped Aliso Canyon lies on one side and on the other you’ll have expansive views down into Laguna Beach and the ocean. Then dip into the park via its least-known entrance.
Lots of things turn up in and around the ocean. Some you’d expect—others, not so much.
Black Star Canyon has a reputation as a haunted spot, but it really should be known for its spectacular seasonal waterfall. The 6½-mile hike is glorious, but strenuous. It entails following the creek bed, wading through water, dodging poison oak, and climbing a couple of boulders. From the parking area, follow the paved road for half a mile, then turn right onto the dirt road.
Kevin Dubrow - Lead singer of heavy-metal band Quiet Riot, Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona del Mar
Now that the trucks have been mothballed, fans flock to this moored flagship for Andrew Gruel’s sustainable seafood treats. Still, two of the best are only available by request: the Classic New England Lobster Roll ($23), and the famed lobster grilled cheese ($15). 19696 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, 714-963-3900, slapfishrestaurant.com
Designed by Stanford White in 1888 for the renowned Shakespearean actress. One of two National Historic Landmarks in the county, tucked into Modjeska Canyon, natch.

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