OC Up Close Blog
If you are looking to experience the quintessential California vacation destination, look no further than Anaheim, California. Located in sunny Orange County, in the heart of Southern California, Anaheim is a world-class vacation destination.
Walt Disney once said, “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” It has been 60 years since Walt Disney first opened the gates to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, giving a lifetime of magical moments to visitors year after year.
Take part in a sweet Orange County tradition - the 57th Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival. With roots dating back to 1958, come see why this family-friendly event continues to be a local favorite for over half a millennium.
Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, so what better way to celebrate by soaking up all of the fun activities Anaheim/Orange County has to offer.
Two water-themed offerings make Knott’s Berry Farm® an ideal place to cool off this summer!
As Disneyland®Resort approaches its 60th anniversary this July, it is important not to forget the park’s other anniversaries being celebrated in 2015. We’ve already looked at Indiana Jones Adventure and Mission to Mars attractions, but this time we’re going to take a trip to the “little minin’ town of Rainbow Ridge.”
In a bind and need brunch plans for Mother’s Day? Let us help you navigate the restaurant waters and find the perfect place to entertain the mom in your life. So break out your phone and start dialing for reservations … and save us a glass of bubbly.
Orange County is a tourist’s dream — from miles of beaches to Disneyland®Park and Knott’s Berry Farm® — the county is a premier destination for millions each year. In honor of National Travel & Tourism Week, local historian Charles Epting takes a look back at the early days of tourism in Orange County and how the industry grew from such humble beginnings.
Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo (May 5) and all of Orange County is celebrating! From restaurant specials to lively community events, we’ve got you covered on the best places to fiesta!
A short walk from the Anaheim Packing House is one of Anaheim's gems - Center Street Promenade. What was once the historical center of commerce for Anaheim at the turn of the century, has turned into a mecca for artisan eateries, one-of-a-kind shops and plenty of storefronts to peruse during a leisurely stroll.