Neighborhoods: Lido Marina Village

After nearly two years of anticipation, many of the stores at revitalized Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach opened at the end of the summer.

Hidden Treats in Laguna Hills

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...

Neighborhoods: New in Old Towne Orange

Old Towne Orange’s mix of old (antiques malls) and new (upscale gastropubs) makes it a perennial favorite—one that’s getting more interesting all the time...

Neighborhoods: Spiffed Up Shopping in Irvine

New facades and landscaping—part of a $10 million renovation—have gussied up Heritage Plaza, formerly a somewhat-tired Irvine strip mall with a few good places to eat. New tenants Habit Burger and Bruxie are breathing life into this place, along with these local favorites.

Exclusive Video Tour of Anaheim’s Packing House

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Neighborhood: Newport Coast

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?).

Hoods: A Busy Corner of San Juan Capistrano Has Turned Into a Place to...

Thanks to some noteworthy businesses there.

Neighborhoods: Along the Boulevard

One of Newport Beach’s busiest thoroughfares may be just a block away, but the sprawling strip mall at Old Newport Boulevard and Hospital Road still seems like a local secret. It’s one worth knowing: Among the hairstylists and tanning salons, you’ll find an unexpectedly diverse collection of treasures.

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

Orange County’s Indie City

A mini-map to Costa Mesa.