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10 Best Spring Activities In Orange County

As springtime approaches Orange County with its amazing weather and fresh air, it’s the perfect season to explore all the great activities Orange County has to offer. From blooming flower fields to fun at Knott’s Berry Farm, to exploring local restaurants and Huntington Beach, here are the 10 best spring activities for endless fun to make the most of this amazing time of year in Orange County!

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Floral Wonderland at the Flower Fields, Carlsbad

The great thing about living in Orange County is that places like the Floral Wonderland in Carlsbad are just a short trip away! If you have the opportunity, the Flower Fields in Carlsbad are a sight to behold for the whole family. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty with 55 acres of colorful ranunculus flowers. It’s a great place to enjoy with the entire family and also a fantastic spot for photos!

Disneyland in Bloom

Springtime is one of my favorite times of year to enjoy local theme parks! And our favorite place to go is Disneyland Park. During this time of year, Disneyland is adorned with vibrant flowers, topiaries, and seasonal decor. Did you know that Disneyland even has its own rose? Their rose is in full display this time of year! It’s the perfect time to enjoy the rides, eat some great food (churros or corn dogs on Main St.), and soak in the beautiful California sun!

Dana Point Whale Watching

The awesome thing about Orange County is that Spring brings the migration of gray whales along the California coast. We definitely recommend making your way to Dana Point for a whale-watching excursion to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. It’s really cool to see these powerful animals pass through! Definitely one of the best spring break activities Orange County offers!

Art Walks in Laguna Beach

Head down to Laguna Beach and explore the artistic side of Orange County by strolling through the galleries and art studios in Laguna Beach. Many places host regular art walks, providing the perfect opportunity to discover new talents, buy local artisan’s works, or even get involved in art projects!

Hiking in Crystal Cove State Park

Head over to the Newport Coast in Orange County and enjoy the blooming wildflowers and coastal views by taking a hike in Crystal Cove State Park. It’s one of my favorite places to hike in Southern California. With a variety of trails suitable for different fitness levels, it’s an excellent way to connect with nature and take advantage of the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean!

Spring Festivals

Orange County hosts numerous spring festivals featuring live music, craft beer, carnival rides, carnival games, delicious food, and a variety of entertainment. Check out our local event listings for the latest updates on spring festivals in the area.

Balboa Island Ferry Ride

Make your way to Newport Beach and take a scenic ferry ride to Balboa Island and enjoy the charming atmosphere. Walk along Marine Avenue, explore the boutiques, and indulge in the famous Balboa Bars for a sweet treat. It’s a great place to spend the day with the whole family!

Museums In Orange County

There are so many great museums in Orange County! Luckily throughout the Spring and Summer, the museums hold weekly events for the kiddos or the entire family. The Heritage Museum, Discovery Cube Orange County, Pretend City Children’s Museum, and the Lyon Air Museum hold cool activities. Make sure to subscribe to our local events list to see the latest updates on activities happening at the Museums in Orange County!

OC Beach Day

Spring is the perfect time to hit the sandy shores and amazing strands of Orange County’s beautiful beaches. Whether it’s surfing, sunbathing, or beach volleyball, there’s a spot for everyone to enjoy the coastal lifestyle. The tide pools are also a great place to spend the day and look at the amazing sea life we have in the county!!

Butterfly Pavilion at the Fullerton Arboretum

Visit the Fullerton Arboretum and explore their Butterfly Pavilion. It’s so cool to see the enchanting dance of colorful butterflies in a serene garden setting, providing a unique and magical experience. You can also take advantage of the beautiful landscape and garden around the Arboretum!

Orange County bursts into life during the Spring season, offering a plethora of activities for everyone to enjoy. Whether you prefer outdoor adventures, trips to local parks like Buena Park, cultural experiences, or simply basking in the coastal sun, Orange County has something special for everyone during this time of year!

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