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Posted November 19, 2014 by Chris Epting
President Barack Obama pardons the turkey in 2009

Every year, one lucky turkey is granted Presidential pardon and selected as the National Thanksgiving Turkey. But did you know Orange County used to have a key part of the turkey tradition?

Posted November 18, 2014 by Melodi Steinberg
Dining Out on Thanksgiving in Anaheim and Orange County

Not everyone wants to deal with the hassle of cooking a 14-pound turkey and a choice of sides for the family. If you’re looking to dine out this Thanksgiving, here are a few restaurants in Anaheim and Orange County that are serving up Thanksgiving feasts for you and your family to enjoy.

Posted November 04, 2014 by Chris Epting
Orange groves in Orange County

Sure it's called Orange County, but what ever happened to all of the oranges here?

Posted October 30, 2014 by Chris Epting
Anaheim Halloween Parade in 1949

It all goes back to 1924, and believe it or not, baseball legend Babe Ruth factors into the beginning of the historic Anaheim Halloween Parade.

Posted October 29, 2014 by Justine Tobias
White Star Line Titanic Boarding Pass

Have you ever wondered what it was like to walk in the shoes of a passenger during a timeless & iconic moment in history? Discover Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition and you can.

Posted October 22, 2014 by Maggie Davis

Traveling to Anaheim and Orange County is a breeze! Check out this quick guide to help you plan your way to a perfect stay in Anaheim and Orange County.  

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).  

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