At The Heart of Southern California
Welcome to the home of the Disneyland Resort, Knotts Berry Farm, famous surf breaks, award winning dining and unparalleled shopping at the prestigious South Coast Plaza. When you visit us in Orange County, you can experience the entire Southern California region from Los Angeles to San Diego.
As one of the southernmost counties in the state, Orange County remains the premier region for California beach vacations. There’s no denying that the Pacific Ocean, palm trees and glamour draw visitors to our doorstep every day.
Known as “The OC,” Orange County is not Los Angeles—an important distinction for us locals—though we live just below the larger-than-life city. Orange County encompasses Huntington Beach, Anaheim (aka Disneyland), Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, San Juan Capistrano, Costa Mesa, Buena Park, Irvine and Santa Ana.
The Orange County region embraces a beach lifestyle that’s distinct from our metropolitan neighbors like San Diego, and Dana Point’s laid-back surfer vibes and sophisticated accommodations are an amalgamation of everything our region has to offer visitors.
We set ourselves apart from our SoCal siblings with our attitude. We pride ourselves on being approachable—the cool guy at a bar with all the best tips on where to go surfing or grab the freshest seafood. We are comfortable with who we are, where we are. Legends were made here. Cultures were started. And when you’re here, you’re one of us.
At the center of Southern California, Dana Point is the perfect home base for your getaway to Orange County. Stay at one of our four oceanfront resorts, learn to surf at Doheny State Beach, spot blue whales just a couple miles off the coast and find balance during a paddleboard yoga class. What are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to southern Orange County.