Dining With a View – Orange County

Dining With a View – Orange County

With 42 miles of Pacific coastline, it’s no doubt that Orange County is home to some spectacular views.  Ocean-view dining is a favorite activity among locals and visitors alike, so if you want to experience it for yourself, we strongly recommended making reservations whenever possible. Here is just a...
Day Trip: Channel Islands National Park

Day Trip: Channel Islands National Park

Located off California’s central coast, Channel Islands National Park spans across five islands rich with pristine views and wildlife. Great for those who want to escape civilization for a day and be surrounded by nature, it’s highly recommended to visit at least once in your lifetime. Each island offers...
Scenic Sunday Drives: Short on Length, Long on Leisure

Scenic Sunday Drives: Short on Length, Long on Leisure

If you’re eager to hit the road again but want to hold off on a long trip that requires lots of advance planning, then scenic Sunday drives are the perfect in-between solution. Check out these shorter stretches of road that offer all the amazing scenery without any of the...
Top 5 Favorite Historical Experiences in Orange County

Top 5 Favorite Historical Experiences in Orange County

  Quick historical facts about Orange County: It was originally part of Los Angeles, but the state legislature made it a unique county in 1889 after the discovery of silver in the Santa Ana Mountain led to an influx of new residents. The county was named “Orange” to suggest...
Day Trip to Laguna Beach’s Summer Art Festivals

Day Trip to Laguna Beach’s Summer Art Festivals

Located just a half hour north of Dana Point, Laguna Beach’s bustling art scene and adorable downtown provide the perfect excuse to drive up the coast. Visit before the end of August to participate in three art festivals: the Festival of Arts with its acclaimed Pageant of the Masters,...
The Grown-Up Kid’s Guide to SoCal Theme Parks

The Grown-Up Kid’s Guide to SoCal Theme Parks

Capistrano SurfSide Inn truly has a special place in Southern California’s heart.  Conveniently located between Los Angeles and San Diego, our resort is the perfect “home base” for all of your SoCal adventures, especially if include theme park fun. Spend the day riding world class roller coasters and making...
How to Find Cheap Airfare for Your Vacation

How to Find Cheap Airfare for Your Vacation

Cheap airfare can be elusive. A few weeks ago I found an incredible deal for my upcoming trip to Cabo San Lucas. But by the time I went back to Kayak to book the flight, gas prices had increased considerably and so had the cost of my tickets. It turns...
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