As part of our Best of 2014 guide, we focused on four perfect days in Orange County. We’ve done the planning for you, whether you’re in the mood for romance, athletic activity, or some family time, or if you are showing the out-of-towners a good time. Remember, these are best-of recommendations.
Best Active Day
Games go on daily adjacent to the Huntington Beach Pier, for professional-level players (south of the pier) and amateurs (the north side).
Kayak the Back Bay
Take a tour, or just rent a kayak and enjoy the water, birds, and vistas.
Mountain Bike the Tijeras Creek Loop Trail
Ride this mostly easy-to-moderate, 19-mile conditioning course off Crown Valley Parkway. No big hills, but you will cross the creek several times.
Alta Laguna Park
Cool down and take an easy stroll as you watch the sun go down from this lovely and less-crowded Laguna Beach park.