Places to go

Places to go: Things to Do in Southern California Before or After Congress

(all times approximate)

Orange County is a great family destination. Plan to bring the family and grandkids and make a vacation out of it! Check out the Orange County Visitors Bureau for more information, maps, etc…

 

HOST SOCIETY RECEPTION

 

POSSIBLE TOURS

 

Museums

Nixon Library
Bowers Museum (10 to 20 minutes)
https://www.bowers.org/

Autry Museum of the American West (1 hour)
https://theautry.org/

J. Paul Getty Museum (1 hour)
http://www.getty.edu/museum/

Getty Villa (1 hour)
http://www.getty.edu/visit/villa/

Huntington Library & Gardens (1.5 hours)
http://www.huntington.org/

Places of Interest

Newport Back Bay
http://newportbay.org/

Queen Mary, Long Beach (40 minutes)
https://www.queenmary.com/

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach (40 minutes)
http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/

Battleship Iowa (45 minutes)
https://pacificbattleship.com/

Catalina Island
https://www.catalinachamber.com/

Amusement Parks

(may be a bit crowded in July)

Disneyland
https://disneyland.disney.go.com/

Knotts Berry Farm
https://www.knotts.com/

Arts and Theater

Irvine Art Museum (5 minutes)
http://irvinemuseumcollection.uci.edu/

Segerstrom Center for the Arts (5 minutes)
https://www.scfta.org/

South Coast Repertory Theater (5 minutes)
https://www.scr.org/

Laguna Beach Art Festivals (20 -30 minutes)
https://www.foapom.com/
https://sawdustartfestival.org/

Shopping

South Coast Plaza
http://www.southcoastplaza.com/

Fashion Island
https://www.shopfashionisland.com/

The Lab “Anti-Mall”
http://www.thelab.com/

Irvine Spectrum
https://www.irvinespectrumcenter.com/

Fun Activities

Electric Boat rental
http://www.duffyofnewportbeach.com/

Parasailing
http://balboaparasail.com/

Bike rental (regular or electric)
https://www.beachandbikes.com/
https://www.newportcruisers.com/
https://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/dealers/corona-del-mar/

Angels Baseball
https://www.mlb.com/angels

Newport Beaches
https://www.visitnewportbeach.com/things-to-do/beaches-and-parks/

Huntington Beach
https://www.surfcityusa.com/

Dana Point
https://danapointharbor.com/

San Diego

(90 minutes)

San Diego Zoo
http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/

Balboa Park
https://www.balboapark.org/

U.S.S. Midway
https://www.midway.org/

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
http://sdzsafaripark.org/

Wine Tasting

Orange County
http://ocwinetrail.com/

Temecula (90 minutes)
https://www.temeculawines.org/taste/winery-listing.php

Santa Barbara/Santa Ynez (3 hours)
https://www.sbcountywines.com/