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 Romantic Day in O.C.
Start with a 10 a.m. tour of the storybook Santiago Creek-side home of 19th century actress Helena Modjeska. $5.
Reservations at 949‑923‑2230
Marriott Laguna Cliffs Spa offers 60-minute massages with masculine and feminine massage oils, and half-hour in the spa suite. $375 per couple.
Next, head to Dana Point Harbor, where you can rent an electric boat for as little as $20 for the first hour.
Dinner at Studio
Watch the sun set as you dine at one of Orange County’s finest restaurants.