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Dining

  • Cedar Creek Inn
    26869 Ortega Highway
    San Juan Capistrano
    The food is contemporary American, such as the ahi-burger with spicy jalapeno tartar sauce
    (949) 240-2229
  • Hirondelle Restaurant
    31631 Camino Capistrano
    San Juan Capistrano
    Savor French continental cuisine featuring escargot, pepper steak, roast duck, sweetbreads, rabbit, and daily fresh fish
    (949) 661-0425
  • Ramos House Café
    31752 Los Rios Street
    San Juan Capistrano
    Located in the historic Los Rios district in a restored 1880s house, this outdoor café under a mulberry tree is perhaps the most charming and unpretentious restaurant in Orange County.
    (949) 443-1342
  • Agora
    1830 Main St.
    Irvine
    Brazilian-style steakhouse
    (949) 222-9910
  • Bistango
    900 Bayside Drive
    Newport Beach
    Features American contemporary cuisine
    (949) 752-5222
  • Caspian Restaurant
    Heritage Square
    14100 Culver Drive
    Irvine
    Featuring the finest in Persian cuisine; also live entertainment Thursday through Sunday and belly dancing nightly
    (949) 651-8454
  • Brio Tuscany Grille, And Italian Steak House
    24050 Camino Del Avion, Suite B
    Dana Point, CA 92629
    Features patio dining and a martini bar, and there is dancing and music Tuesday through Saturday
    (949) 443- 1476
  • Canyons Restaurant & Terrace Inc
    34344 Street of The Green Lantern
    Dana Point
    The restaurant’s American cuisine features signature items such as blackened halibut, filet mignon, and herb-crusted prime rib
    (949) 496-6146
  • Crab Cove
    8 Monarch Bay Plz
    Dana Point
    The restaurant offers Euro-Asian seafood with Vietnamese flair
    (949) 240-4401
  • Mirabeau
    17 Monarch Bay Plaza
    Dana Point
    Classic bistro recipes are prepared beautifully by chefs David Pratt and Katie Averill.
    (949) 234-1679
  • Stonehill Tavern
    One Monarch Beach Resort
    Dana Point
    Celeb chef Michael Mina’s take on modern American tavern fare features his signature small plate tasting trios, allowing us to indulge in Maine lobster in three different preparations.
    (949) 234-3200
  • Savannah Chop House
    32441 Golden Lantern
    Laguna Niguel
    This contemporary American grille features regional dishes with a Southern accent. There is a full bar, and live jazz is played from 8 p.m. to midnight Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday
    (949) 493-7107
  • Villa Nova Restaurant
    3131 W. Coast Hwy
    Newport
    Award-winning Italian with spectacular Newport Harbor view. Extensive wine list. Live entertainment nightly at 8 p.m.
    (949) 642-7880
  • 21 Oceanfront Restaurant
    2102 West Oceanfront
    Newport
    Simply elegant oceanfront dining and event facility
    (949) 673-2100
    www.21oceanfront.com
  • 3-Thirty-3
    333 Bayside Dr
    Newport
    (949) 646-4202
  • Kantina
    2406 Newport Blvd
    Newport
    Newport's seductive and stylish restaurant quotient
    (949) 673-1400
  • Aubergine
    508 29th Street Newport Beach
    Newport
    This modern California-French restaurant in the heart of Cannery Village offers a plush ambiance and a fanatic-worthy wine list to match.
    (949) 723-4150
  • Bluefin
    7952 E. Coast Hwy
    Newport
    Takashi Abe is among the best sushi chefs in SoCal. His resume includes a stint under L.A.'s Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa
    (949) 715-7373
  • Arches Restaurant
    3334 W. Coast Highway
    Newport
    This is a dark, romantic spot with classic American luxury food
    (949) 645-7077
  • Bayside Restaurant
    900 Bayside Dr
    Newport
    American cuisine with view of sailboats docked in a channel of Newport Harbor
    (949) 721-1222
  • Bluewater Grill
    630 Lido Park Drive
    Newport
    When you're in the mood for fish this is the place!
    (949) 675-3474
  • Cafe Panini
    4647 MacArthur Blvd.
    Newport
    Quaint sidewalk cafe; in the heart of downtown Corona del Mar
    (949) 650-0101
  • The Cannery
    3010 Lafayette Rd.
    Newport
    It's easy to spend an entire afternoon outside on the patio sipping house margaritas, the family recipe comes courtesy of owner Ron Salisbury
    (949) 566-0060
  • First Cabin at the Balboa Bay Club
    1221 Coast Highway
    Newport
    Seafood restaurant with bay view
    (949) 645-5000
  • Five Crowns
    3801 E Coast Hwy
    Corona del Mar
    This bastion of prime rib remains one of the most popular places in O.C., despite its old English country inn look
    (949) 760-0331
  • Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
    455 Newport Center Dr
    Newport
    With its progressive wine menu that boasts 100 wines served by the glass, this Fashion Island steakhouse features prime grade meats and chops.
    (949) 720-9633
  • The Golden Truffle
    1767 Newport Blvd
    Costa Mesa
    It's difficult to categorize chef Alan Greeley's restaurant. With its ever-changing offerings, eclectic, seems too simple a word.
    (949) 645-9858
  • Habana
    2930 Bristol St
    Costa Mesa
    This great date spot promotes romance with numerous candles and remains the only game in town for top Nueva Latina cuisine with the flavors of Cuba and the Caribbean.
    (714) 556-0176
  • La Cave
    1695 Irvine Ave
    Costa Mesa
    A favorite since 1962, this place has become cool again with jazz in the bar, occasional karaoke with a live band and good American steak and seafood.
    (949) 646-7944
  • Le Quai
    2816 Lafayette Ave
    Newport
    In addition to a world-class wine list and an amazing foie gras-topped steak, this terrific dockside bistro boasts an entirely outdoor dining room overlooking Newport Harbor.
    (949) 673-9463
  • Memphis
    2920 Bristol St
    Costa Mesa
    Southern style specialties
    (714) 432-7685
  • Mariposa
    Fashion Island
    Newport
    Lunching couldn't be more fabulous than in the refined and airy environs of Neiman Marcus Mariposa
    (949) 759-1900
  • Muldoon's
    202 Newport Center Dr
    Newport
    British style fish and chips, Irish themed bar with a dash of California style
    (949) 640-4110
  • Onotria
    2831 Bristol St.
    Newport
    Massimo Navaretta's latest stunner delivers wine country cuisine with panache and style.
    (714) 641-5952
  • Pascal
    1000 Bristol Street, Suite 11
    Newport
    Provencal country cuisine
    (949) 752-0107
  • Pavilion
    690 Newport Ctr. Dr.
    Newport
    Island Hotel’s award winning eatery
    (949) 760-4920
  • The Ritz Restaurant and Garden
    880 Newport Center Drive
    Newport
    Known for impeccable service as well as classic cuisine, the Ritz is one of Orange County's most popular restaurants
    (949) 720-1800
  • Rothschilds
    2407 E PCH
    Corona Del Mar
    This romantic CdM landmark has the feel and familiarity of a quaint European chateau, boasting a sophisticated yet friendly atmosphere and amazing food honed over twenty years.
    (949) 673-3750
  • Rouge
    327 Newport Center Dr
    Newport
    Traditional Parisian cuisine with a Wilhelm twist
    (949) 640-2700
  • Roy's
    453 Newport Center Drive
    Newport
    Hawaiian cuisine, which incorporates French and Asian influences
    (949) 640-7697
  • Sage
    2531 Eastbluff Dr
    Newport
    Chef/owner Rich Mead does wonderful things with seafood, and for those times when soup and salad are the things you crave, you can't go wrong here.
    (949) 718-9650
  • Sutra
    1870 Harbor Boulevard
    Suite A-200
    Costa Mesa
    Love is the name of the game here, where a dimly lit, sultry decor meets aphrodisiac-inspired; food meant for sharing.
    (949) 722-7103
  • Ten Asian Bistro Sushi
    4647 MacArthur Boulevard
    Newport
    Japanese restaurant and bistro, also a hip club.
    (949) 660-1010
  • Tutto Mare
    545 Newport Center Drive
    Newport
    This is not simply an Italian restaurant, but one of the best seafood restaurants in O.C.
    (949) 640-6333
  • Wasa
    1346 Bison Avenue
    Newport
    The sushi venture boasts the amazing skills of chef/owner James Hammamori, winner of the James Beard award.
    (949) 760-1511
  • Wildfish Seafood Grille
    1370 Bison Avenue
    Newport
    The seafood entrees are a fresh and amazing as if they were caught an hour before.
    (949) 720-9925
  • Zipangu
    2930 Bristol St
    Costa Mesa
    Housed in the old theater space behind Costa Mesa's anti-mall, this mod sushi restaurant offers a menu complete with the old and new.
    (714) 545-2800
  • Claim Jumper
    25332 McIntyre St
    Laguna Hills
    Family Restaurant, Large Portions Of Western Style Food. Prime Rib On Weekends, Steaks, Seafood, Beef Pork Ribs
    (949)768-0662
  • French 75
    1464 South Coast Hwy
    Laguna Beach
    This 1940s Parisian-style bistro and champagne bar features traditional and contemporary French bistro cuisine; also live jazz Tuesday through Saturday nights
    (949) 494-8444


  • Hush
    858 S Coast Hwy
    Laguna Beach
    The restaurant, bar, and patio offer a sleek and sophisticated environment with a trendy ambience. The cuisine focuses on New World flavors with a French flair.
    (949) 497-3616
  • Studio of Montage Resort and Spa
    30801 Coast Hwy
    Laguna Beach
    Contemporary French cuisine is served.
    (949) 715-6420
  • Tabu Grill
    2892 S Coast Hwy
    Laguna Beach
    Food, wine, and a chic design make this a Laguna Beach hot spot for dining
    (949) 494-7743
    www.tabugrill.com


  • Splashes
    1555 S Coast Hwy
    Laguna Beach
    This beachfront restaurant/bar at the Surf and Sand Hotel provides oceanfront dining with good food and a spectacular view.
    (949) 497-4477


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Sports and Recreation


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Entertainment

Orange County Performing Arts Center

  • Classic workds of literature are brought to life through the breathtaking beauty of music and dance
    (949) 556-2787
    www.ocpac.org
  • Bayanihan Philippine National Dance COmpany
    Sunday, October 1, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.
  • New York Philharmonic (Philharmonica Society)
    Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 8:00 pm
    Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 8:00 pm
  • Kirov Opera: Boris Godunov
    Friday, October 13, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 2:00 pm
    Saturday, October, 14, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Sunday, October 15, 2006 at 2:00 pm
  • Porgy and Bess (Opera Pacific)
    Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 8:00 pm
    Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 8:00 pm
  • Rolando Villazon (Philharmonic Society)
    Friday, October 13, 2006
  • Dia De La Raza (Philharmonic Society)
    Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 8:00 pm
  • Kirov Ballet (Dance)
    Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Friday, October 20 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 2:00 pm
    Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 2:00 pm
  • Mozart Classical Orchestra: Grand Opening (Other Events)
    Sunday, October 15, 2006 at 3:00 pm
  • Wynton Marsalis Septet (Jazz Club)
    Friday, October 27, 2006 at 8:00 pm
  • The English Concert (Concert Series)
    Monday, October 30, 2006 at 8:00 pm
  • Jazz Club Season (Jazz Club)
    Friday, November 3, 2006 at 7:00 pm
    Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 9:30 pm
  • Ramsey Lewis (Jazz Club)
    Friday, November 3, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Friday, November 3, 2006 at 9:30 pm
    Saturday, November 4, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Saturday, November 4, 2006 at 9:30 pm
  • Riverdance (Bank of America Broadway Series)
    Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Friday, November 10, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Saturday, November 11, 2006 at 2:00 pm
    Saturday, November 11, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 1:00 pm
    Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 6:30 pm
  • Parisii Quartet, Phillippe Bianconi & Jerome Correas (Concert Series)
    Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at 8:00 pm
  • Jane Krakowski (Cabaret Series)
    Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Friday, November 10, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Saturday, November 11, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 7:00 pm
  • Mozart Requiem (Philharmonic Society)
    Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 8:00 pm
  • Royal Drummber of Burundi (Philharmonic Society)
    Friday, November 10, 2006 at 8:00 pm
  • Sweet Charity (Bank of America Broadway Series)
    Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Thursday, November 23, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Friday, November 24, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 2:00 pm
    Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Sunday, November 26, 2006 at 1:00 pm
    Sunday, November 26, 2006 at 6:30 pm
    Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Friday, December 1, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Saturday, December 2, 2006 at 2:00 pm
    Saturday, December 2, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Sunday, December 3, 2006 at 1:00 pm
    Sunday, December 3, 2006 at 6:30 pm
  • Noche Flamenca (Dance)
    Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Friday, November 24, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 2:00 pm
    Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Sunday, November 26, 2006 at 2:00 pm
  • Ivo Pogorelich (Philharmonic Society)
    Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 8:00 pm
  • Dan Zanes & Friends (Family Series)
    Friday, December 1, 2006 at 7:00 pm
    Saturday, December 2, 2006 at 11:00 am
    Saturday, December 2, 2006 at 2:00 pm
    Sunday, December 3, 2006 at 11:00 am
    Sunday, December 3, 2006 at 2:00 pm
  • Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorus (Concert Series)
    Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 8:00 pm
  • Menahem Pressler & Friends (Concert Series)
    Monday, December 11, 2006 at 8:00 pm
  • St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre The Nutcracker (Dance)
    Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Friday, December 15, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Saturday, December 16, 2006 at 2:00 pm
    Saturday, December 16, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Sunday, December 17, 2006 at 2:00 pm
  • John Pizzarelli (Jazz Club)
    Friday, December 15, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Friday, December 15, 2006 at 9:30 pm
    Saturday, December 16, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Saturday, December 16, 2006 at 9:30 pm
  • Woody Allen & New Orleans Jazz Band (Philharmonic Society)
  • Monday, December 18, 2006 at 8:00 pm
  • 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee (Bank of America Broadway)
    Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Thursday, December 21, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Friday, December 22, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Saturday, December 23, 2006 at 2:00 pm
    Saturday, December 23, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 1:00 pm
    Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 6:30 pm
    Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Friday, December 29, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Saturday, December 30, 2006 at 2:00 pm
    Saturday, December 30, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Sunday, December 31, 2006 at 1:00 pm
    Sunday, December 31, 2006 at 6:30 pm
  • Barbara Bonney, Angelika Kirschschlager & Malcolm Martineau (Philharmonic Society)
    Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at 8:00 pm
  • Lillias White (Cabaret Series)
    Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Friday, December 29, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Saturday, December 30, 2006 at 7:30 pm
    Sunday, December 31, 2006 at 7:00 pm

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Orange County Museums & Cultural Centers

  • Bowers Museum of Cultural Art
    2002 North Main Street
    Santa Ana, CA 92706
    714-567-3600
    http://www.bowers.org/
  • Festival of Arts / Pageant of the Masters
    650 Laguna Canyon Road
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    (949) 494-1145
    www.foapom.com/
  • Santa Ana Artists Village
    209 N Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    949-275-5190
    www.assuntafox.com
  • Orange County Performing Arts Center
    600 Town Center Drive
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    (714) 556-2122
    http://www.ocpac.org/
  • Newport Beach Film Festival
    4540 Campus Drive
    Newport Beach, CA 92660
    Phone: 949-253-2880
    www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/
  • South Coast Repertory
    655 Town Center Drive
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    (714) 708-5500
    http://www.scr.org
  • Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace
    18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
    Yorba Linda, CA 92886
    (714) 993-3393
    www.nixonlibrary.com
  • Muckenthaler Cultural Center
    1201 W. Malvern Ave.
    Fullerton, CA 92833
    (714) 738-6595
    www.muckenthaler.org
  • The Irvine Museum
    18881 Von Karman, Suite 100
    Irvine, CA 92612
    (949) 476-0294
    www.irvinemuseum.org
  • Laguna Art Museum
    307 Cliff Drive
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    (949) 494-8971
    www.lagunaartmuseum.org
  • Orange County Museum of Art
    850 San Clemente Drive
    Newport Beach, CA 92660
    (949) 759-1122
    www.ocma.net
  • Mission San Juan Capistrano
    Ortega Highway at Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano
    (949) 234-1300
    www.missionsjc.com

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Theaters

  • Arrowhead Pond
    2695 E. Katella Ave
    Anaheim
    (714) 704-2500
  • Balboa Performing Arts Theater
    707 E. Balboa Blvd
    Newport Beach
    (949) 673-0895
  • Camino Real Playhouse
    31776 El Camino Real
    San Juan Capistrano
    (949) 489-8082
  • Coach House
    33157 Camino Capistrano
    San Juan Capistrano
    (949) 496-8930
  • House of Blues
    1530 S. Disneyland Drive
    Anaheim
    (714) 778-2583
  • Huntington Beach Playhouse
    7111 Talbert Ave.
    Huntington Beach
    (714) 375-0696
  • Irvine Barclay Theatre
    4242 Campus Dr
    Irvine (at UCI)
    (949) 854-4646
  • Irvine Community Theater
    1 Sunnyhill Dr.
    Irvine
    (949) 559-6797
  • Laguna Playhouse
    606 Laguna Canyon Road
    Laguna Beach
    (949) 494-8021
  • Newport Theatre Arts Center
    2501 Cliff Dr.
    Newport Beach
    (949) 631-0288
  • O.C. Performing Arts Center
    600 Town Center Dr.
    Costa Mesa
    (714) 556-ARTS
  • Orange Curtain Theater
    31776 El Camino Real
    San Juan Capistrano
    (949) 412-3252
  • Pacific Amphitheatre
    1000 Fair Drive
    O.C. Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa
    (714) 708-1870
  • Pageant of the Masters
    Irvine Bowl Park
    650 Laguna Cyn. Rd.
    Laguna Beach
    (949) 497-6582
  • San Clemente Community Theatre
    202 Avenida Cabrillo
    San Clemente
    (949) 492-0465
  • Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
    8808 Irvine Center Drive
    Irvine
    (949) 855-8095

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Parks, Harbors, and Beaches

www.ocparks.com
  • Laguna Beach
    www.lagunacanyon.org
    Alta Laguna Park
    Bluebird Park
    Boat Canyon Park
    Dog Park "Bark Park"
    Heisler Park
    Lang Park
    Main Beach Park
    Treasure Island Park
    Crescent Bay Park
    Top of the World Park
  • Dana Point Harbor
    (949) 923-2255
    www.danapointharbor.com

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Transportation

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Shuttle and Taxi Services


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Airports

  • John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA)
    (949) 252-5200
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
    (310) 646-5252
  • Ontario International Airport (ONT)
    (909) 937-2700
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB)
    (562) 570-2600
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN)
    (619) 400-2400

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