Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Orange County Day Trips

*Please phone ahead to verify prices and hours.
Zoomers Petting Zoo
(714) 973-6847 31791 • Los Rios Street, San Juan Capistrano.
Petting zoo with playground, train, pony rides and more!

Santa Ana Zoo
(714) 647-6575 • 1801 E. Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana
Elephants, monkeys, birds, train rides and seasonal activities make this a fantastic little Southern California Day Trip.

Ocean Institute 
(949) 496-2274 24200 • Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point
Located in Dana Point harbor.  The Ocean Institute offers hands-on marine science, environmental education and maritime history programs for children and adults alike.

The Strand at Dana Point Headlands
(949) 487-2500 33971 • Selva Rd, Dana Point
Located near Dana Point and Salt Creek Beach.  With five parks, totaling over 68 acres, the Strand is surrounded by nature, the Pacific Ocean and the white sands.  The Strand 
Beach makes a perfect family outing with miles of hiking trails and a fun Cliff Railway you can ride down to the beach.

The Great Park of Orange County
(866) 829-3829 • Irvine
The Orange County Great Park is the first great metropolitan park of the 21st Century.  Upon compleation the OC Great Park will encompace over 1300 acres, over twice the size of New Yorks Central Park.  Highlights Include: Balloon Rides, Botanical Gardens, Seasonal Events, Sports and Park Fields.

Dana Point Harbor
Home of the Ocean Institue, restaurants, shops and more!  Check out the parks and kid's beach, they are favorites among OC locals.

Irvine Regional Park Railroad
(714) 973-6835 • 1 Irvine Park Road, Irvine
This is a fun Day Trip for the family.  There's a petting zoo, train ride and other seasonal events.  While there visit the Orange County Zoo.

Orange County Performing Arts Center
Farmers Markets
*Please phone ahead to confirm dates and times as many Farmers Markets are seasonal.

San Juan Capistrano
(858) 272-7054
Yorba Street and Camino Capistrano
Wednesdays from 3 PM - 6 PM

Seal Beach Village Certified Farmers Market
(562) 799-0179
13958 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach
Tuesdays 9 AM - 1 PM. 

Historic Park at the Irvine Ranch
(714) 573-0374
13042 Old Myford Road, Irvine 
Tuesdays 9 AM - 1 PM (rain or shine)

Irvine Center on the corner of Bridge and Campus 
(714) 573-0374 · (across from UCI)
Saturdays 8 AM - Noon (rain or shine)

Laguna Beach
(714) 573-0374
Lumberyard Parking Lot next to the City Hall
Saturdays from 8 a.m. - Noon (rain or shine)

Dana Point Farmers Market
(949) 573-5033
Pacific Coast Hwy & Golden Lantern S 
Saturdays 9 AM - 1 PM

Huntington Beach Pier Plaza Farmers Market
(714) 573-0374
Main Street & Pacific Coast Highway
Fridays 1 PM - 5 PM (rain or shine)

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