‘Hoods: Where to Find Greek Food and Vintage Treasures in Tustin

Two new spots draw visitors to this section of Tustin, where folks seeking authentic Greek food and vintage treasures have long gathered.

Neighborhood: Yorba Linda

“We should open a store called Forever 39. We’ll sell wine and yoga pants.” This viral Internet quip was part plea, and now the ingredients are all there at Yorba Ranch Village. But that doesn’t do the peaceful, unhurried shopping center justice: OC Wine Mart & Deli staffs a wine concierge, holds wine tastings, and will help you create overflowing gift baskets for anyone on your list. Fig Leaf stocks Pilates and yoga gear, and a little inspiration (ever heard of the “30-Day Plank Challenge”?) There’s more, of course: Herbed Chicken Breast Gorgonzola at The Wild Artichoke, and eclairs from Beverly’s Best Bakery.

Neighborhoods: Brea’s New Oasis

At the Village at La Floresta in Brea, a $2.5 million art installation titled “Oasis” towers over a cozy sitting area stocked with cushy patio furniture.

Neighborhoods: Balboa Village

With the Fun Zone on one side and Balboa Pier on the other, Newport Beach’s Balboa Village can feel like a jumble of bike...

Irvine’s Newest Food Hall: Trade

The food hall trend arrived in Irvine in April when Trade opened at 2222 Michelson Drive. Inside a renovated strip mall, the 12-stall...

Hoods: CSUF City, USA

Students and locals slurp noodles, sip milk tea, browse bouquets, and jump into the e-sports craze.

Neighborhoods – Santa Ana

The foodie revolution in Santa Ana that began five years ago is picking up steam again. A half-dozen buzz-worthy restaurants have opened in the past six months, and a microbrewery, The Good Beer Co., is on the way. Try them for lunch, dinner, or dessert between gallery visits, or while celebrating at downtown’s annual Noche de Altares festival on Nov. 2

Hip ‘Hoods | Mission Viejo

You’ll find boba tea, handmade pasta, specialty hot chocolate, and a charming boutique.

Neighborhoods – Little Saigon

Plan a summer outing around the Little Saigon Night Market. The open-air fest, modeled after markets abroad, pops up outside Westminster’s Asian Garden Mall on weekends through September. Browse booths that offer clothes, gadgets, toys, and Vietnamese snacks. Enjoy live music, then hit these nearby locales for dinner or dessert.

Neighborhoods: Food and Drink Picks Near Angel Stadium

If you’re heading to Anaheim to watch the Angels close out their season, get there a few hours early to try these breweries and restaurants, all within walking distance to the stadium.