Spending a honeymoon in Orange County may include a stop or two at the legendary Knotts Berry Farm or Disneyland, but couples who choose this Mediterranean-climate region will find there is so much more to do than wait in line at Splash Mountain. Even the most diehard of Disney junkies may want a break from the most "magical place on earth" and once they do, couples will quickly realize that the O.C. has so much of its own magic to offer.
Orange County Is a Resort Area at Heart
From sailing the crests of the Pacific Ocean to surfing its swells, Orange County has tons of water sports. It also has excellent golf like the Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport or relaxation on any of Orange County's 42-miles of glittering beach. Whether you wish to spend the day as surfing students or just study the pages of a beach novel on the sands of Laguna Beach, dynamic duos are happy to spend their days engaging in the OC's smorgasbord of outdoor fun and sun-drenched beauty.
Popular Attractions for the History Buff in Orange County
Even if you have chosen Orange County for its amazing beaches and sunny weather, you should see some of the historical sites between suntanning sessions. The Yorba-Linda born Richard Nixon has a library named in his honor. The Nixon Library and Museum is more than just books though, it also has high-tech galleries, movie and interactive video theaters, as well as the brilliant First Lady's Garden.
If Nixon isn't your cup of tea, visit the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Known for the return of the swallows, this 18th century mission is a living museum with grounds and gardens so beautiful you may find yourself distracted by the sudden urge to plant a kiss on your beau time and time again.
Popular O.C. Attractions for the Water Babies and Sun Worshippers
It would be impossible to visit all of the O.C.'s beaches on a honeymoon, unless you were lucky enough to have a couple of months on your hands. When couples think of Orange County, the endless stretches of golden sand come to mind. Laguna Beach's Heisler Park, Newport, Huntington, and Dana Point all boast dozens of coves and bays that beg to be explored.
For instance, Balboa Island is a man-made island along Newport Beach that is a fun day out for shopping and amusement, whereas Crescent Bay Point Park in Laguna as the most stunning aquamarine waters for wading and sunbathing. Do your homework and decide which beaches speak to your style. No matter what you are looking for, the O.C. will have it.
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