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As Disneyland® gears up for its 60th anniversary this spring, it’s important not to forget that one of the park’s most popular attractions is also celebrating its 20th anniversary. “Indiana Jones Adventure,” an Adventureland staple, has become one of Disneyland’s most beloved attractions since it first opened to the public on March 4, 1995.
Doughnuts, they are a traditional sweet treat that satisfies around-the-clock and appeals to all ages. Whether it’s an old fashioned, a maple bar or an apple fritter, everyone has his or her go-to doughnut flavor. From new flavors to hybrids, like the cronut, a fair share of experimental and unique doughnut options have popped up around Orange County.
From the Santa Ana Mountains to the former Irvine Ranch and dozens of miles of coastline, Orange County is renowned for having some of Southern California’s best hikes. Here are three hikes that — in addition to featuring beautiful scenery — showcase the county’s rich cultural history.
Plastic beads, fancy masks, bright colors, drinking, dancing and parades. Mardi Gras is right around the corner and even if you can’t make it to New Orleans this year, many places throughout Orange County are bringing a little bit of the Big Easy to SoCal.
Forty years ago this year, a ride opened at Knott’s Berry Farm that revolutionized theme parks forever. Although a ride on the Corkscrew only lasted a minute and 15 seconds, it provided park-goers with an experience unlike anything else in the world — a chance to travel upside-down on a roller coaster.
Take your taste buds on a vacation - OC Restaurant Week returns Sunday, March 1- Saturday, March 7. If you’re visiting the Anaheim and Orange County area, make sure to make room in your itinerary and tummy to experience this treasured culinary event.
An immediate classic upon its release in 1961, Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 is considered by many to be one of the greatest books ever written — even landing a spot at number seven on Modern Library’s list of the 100 Best Novels. Although read by millions, few realize that one of the major locations in the book is actually in Orange County.
Orange County has a number of aviation-themed landmarks — from the site of the world’s first water-to-water flight in Newport Beach to the Tustin lighter-than-air ship hangars — but few people know about a record that was set 80 years ago by one of history’s most enigmatic figures.
Years before he ever wrote The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, or Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, an unknown playwright by the name of Tennessee Williams spent “the happiest and healthiest and most radiant” summer of his entire life at an enchanting artist colony known as Laguna Beach.