As writer Robin Jones points out, Crystal Cove Promenade lies across the street from the Pacific, so you can enjoy the sea air along with Neapolitan pizzas underneath olive trees at Settebello; browse jewelry, cool textiles, and letterpress cards at Juxtaposition Home; and fill up a take-home pastry box at Sweet and Saucy Shop (when did macarons get to be so hip?).
The community of Silverado and sites along Santiago Canyon Road are not far from central Orange County, but with a rustic, rural vibe, the area feels like a different world. Whether you’re hiking in the canyon or heading for...
At the corner of La Paz Road and McIntyre Street, tucked into a leafy Laguna Hills residential neighborhood, two strip malls offer upscale eats, surprising...
Orange County’s newest food hall feels a bit like a permanent food truck meet-up, with walk-up counters serving imaginative concoctions to enthusiastic customers. There are lots of tables inside and out, but you might have to hunt for seating...
Vietnamese spot and sandwich place complete the appeal of this popular hood.
Two new spots draw visitors to this section of Tustin, where folks seeking authentic Greek food and vintage treasures have long gathered.
If you think of Downtown Fullerton as nothing more than a spot for vintage shopping and bar hopping, think again. An increasing number of creative restaurants and outside-the-box boutiques have opened recently alongside the thrift stores, making it an...
Near the corner of El Toro Road and Muirlands Boulevard in Lake Forest, foodies find an unexpected surprise: Vietnamese, Japanese, American, and Mexican cuisine, all in one unassuming cluster of strip malls. It’s like stumbling into a concentrated culinary...
You’ll find boba tea, handmade pasta, specialty hot chocolate, and a charming boutique.
Orange County’s newest seaside shopping destination opened in Huntington Beach in November with more than a dozen boutiques and restaurants. More are expected, but there’s plenty to see now, even if you just grab some coffee and enjoy the...

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