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Posted October 21, 2014 by Chris Epting
One of the bulls at the Professional Bull Riders Elite Built Ford Tough series

The Bulls have come to the beach! Leave it to Surf City U.S.A., a.k.a. Huntington Beach, to bring to town a wild and reeling event like the Professional Bull Riders Elite Built Ford Tough series.

Posted October 16, 2014 by Chris Epting
Glide'er Inn

It's one of the most historic and interesting buildings on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) in Seal Beach. Maybe you’ve seen it before? It has an airplane on top of it and until 2000 it was called the Glide’er Inn.

Posted October 14, 2014 by Sharlene Earnshaw
Giant Mickey pumpkin at Disneyland Park

Halloween is one of the best times to visit the Disneyland Resort. The parks transform into a masterpiece of orange-trimmed fixtures and storefronts, festively-dressed costumed characters, deliciously sweet treats, ornately carved pumpkins, and Halloween-themed rides and experiences.

Posted October 13, 2014 by Katie Brandenburger
CHOC Walk, Main Street U.S.A.

Just before dawn on Sunday, Oct. 12, nearly 16,000 people gathered at the Disneyland Resort for the annual CHOC Walk in the Park – a 3.1-mile walk through Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in support of Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).  

Posted October 09, 2014 by Chris Epting
La Cristianita, Orange County

It’s called the Howe-Waffle House in Santa Ana but don’t expect to find any syrup in there. See, the “Waffle” house is not a hipster breakfast place but rather a very substantial Queen Anne Victorian landmark. 

Posted October 08, 2014 by Chris Epting
Anaheim Ducks in action

Leave it to the Walt Disney Company. Just one year after their 1992 hit movie “The Mighty Ducks,” they had themselves a professional hockey team by the same name.

Posted October 07, 2014 by Katie Brandenburger
Faces of Tourism in Anaheim & Orange County, CA

Nearly 157,000 people have tourism-related jobs in Anaheim and O.C., and these people make up the faces of tourism.

Posted October 02, 2014 by Chris Epting
CarnEVIL at Knott's Scary Farm

It's the one that started it all. Now celebrating its 42nd year, Halloween Haunt at Knott’s Scary Farm (the seasonal spectacular at Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park) today features over 1,000 monsters, eight mazes and literally 160 acres of horror.

Posted September 30, 2014 by Chris Epting
Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth

After relocating from Brooklyn to nearby Los Angeles in 1958, the Dodgers commanded immense attention from local sports enthusiasts for nearly a decade. However, the arrival of the California Angels in 1966 all but heralded the beginning of real baseball history in the area and, for many, put Orange County baseball on the map.

Posted September 23, 2014 by Chris Epting
Huntington Beach Surf Dog Competition

Dog owners hailing from as far as Florida, Canada and Brazil will be packing up their pups and bringing them to sunny Huntington Beach to participate in the Unleashed by Petco Surf City Surf Dog event. Held Sept.

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