Biking the Orange County Coast from Seal Beach to San Clemente

6:30am: A friend and I are dropped off at Seal Beach Municipal Pier. I’m on a hybrid mountain bike in a ski helmet; she’s on a road bike in a skate helmet. We begin cruising down the boardwalk through Huntington Beach and into Newport Beach.

Living With Coyotes

I’ve always felt safe in our planned community, even though my home is close to the hills and wildlife. But recent coyote sightings have...

How William Pereira Got the Job to Design Irvine and UC Irvine

The UC Board of Regents voted in 1959 to build two new campuses, one in the north and one in the south. The board wanted sites spacious enough to allow for growth, but close enough to population centers to draw on metropolitan life. Hiring William Pereira’s former partner Charles Luckman to locate Southern California sites (with Pereira watching), the vast Irvine Ranch was selected. It was mostly pastureland in 1960, but the center of Southern California’s population was moving toward this part of Orange County

O.C.’S BEST 2019! | VR IN OC

Go high-tech with these immersive virtual-reality experiences.

Explore Little-Known Reading Programs With O.C. Librarian

Suprising story times with children’s librarian Kimberly Tran-Hoang at University Park Library in Irvine

Small-Town Getaways Travel Information

Come along for five weekend escapes to nearby places where life just seems simpler, including Ojai, Julian, Avalon, Del Mar, and Montrose. We tell you what to see, where to shop and eat, what’s nearby, even what it costs to feed the main street parking meters—if there are any. For fun facts about each city’s small-town cred, click here.

Seafood Tacos: Industry Players Tell Us Their Favorites

Find out which seafood tacos are their go-to.

Arts Preview Listing: Season at a Glance

A look at performances, events, and art exhibits throughout Orange County this season, plus a list of local galleries.

Why We Love O.C. | Numbers Don’t Lie When It Comes To These Cities

By the numbers: Anaheim, Fountain Valley, and Huntington Beach

7 New Next-Generation Watering Holes You Need to Visit

Be they funky speakeasies, bougie lounges, or dapper whiskey rooms, it’s clear we’re making up for lost social time with this crush of new places to drink.