Moving to Orange County, CA

Laguna Beach, CA by AngryJulieMonday (CC BY 2.0)

So what’s cool about living in the OC? Uh, just about everything! Orange County is full of fun places to explore, relax, learn, and thrive. What more could you need? Pack up your sunglasses and shorts, and hire a good moving company, because after you read this post about how awesome Orange County is, you’ll want to get moving asap!

Orange County Theme Parks

Like roller-coasters and giant hug-worthy cartoon characters? Then Orange County is the place for you! With Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure, and Knott’s Berry Farm located in Orange County, you’re bound to have a good time. The best part is that SoCal residents usually get discounts at the parks, so make sure to change your official address on your ID once you finish moving!

Orange County: Disneyland (Photo by Adam Arthur)

The Orange County Fair and Fairgrounds

For a whole month every summer, Orange County is the place to be for one of the best county fairs in the country! The OC Fair is full of fun rides, vendors, food, performers, animals, and more! The fairgrounds are also a great place to go for weekly food truck gatherings, or you can catch your favorite band at the Pacific Amphitheatre.

Orange County Fair: Photo by rocketboom

Orange County Shopping

Shop till you drop in Orange County! With shopping meccas such as Fashion Island in Newport Beach, South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, and the Irvine Spectrum, you’ll be in shopping heaven. These are also great places just to spend a nice night out for dinner and a movie or hanging out with friends.

Orange County: Fashion Island (photo by Patrick Nouhailler)

Orange County Beaches and Balboa Island

Love the beach? You’ll love Orange County! With world-famous beaches like Huntington Beach and Newport Beach, you can go surfing, fishing, boogie boarding, or my favorite: beach reading. (It’s such a workout!) For the ocean animals lovers, there are dog-friendly OC beaches, and you can even go whale watching at places like Newport Beach or Balboa Island! Balboa Island, made famous by the TV show Arrested Development, is a great place to spend a day eating frozen bananas and enjoying the sunshine.

Orange County: Balboa Island (Photo by Alex Kehr)

And these are just a few of the many things to do in Orange County! Do you live in Orange County? Wanna get moving there? Share your favorite things about Orange County in the Comments section!