Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Orange County

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Orange County. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the theme park, beaches and coffeehouses. Local cultural sights include Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Bowers Museum. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around Orange County

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Orange County a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Disney California Adventure® Park (12.4 mi / 19.9 km)
  • Disneyland® (12.4 mi / 19.9 km)
  • Knott's Berry Farm (17.4 mi / 28 km)
  • Santa Ana Zoo (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Discovery Science Center (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Medieval Times (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Orange County

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 84°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Orange County

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Orange County. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Main Beach Park (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Huntington State Beach (12 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Citrus State Historic Park (24.8 mi / 39.8 km)
  • Orange County Great Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Heritage Hill Historic Park (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)

How to get to and around Orange County

The nearest airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), located 5.3 mi (8.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 17.9 mi (28.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Irvine Transportation Center, Tustin Station and Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around Orange County?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,893 holiday lettings near Orange County. From 2,029 Houses to 119 Villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Orange County is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Orange County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Orange County. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Irvine: 2,860 holiday homes
  • Huntington Beach: 2,547 holiday homes
  • Airport Area: 58 holiday homes
  • Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center: 3,169 holiday homes
  • Anaheim Colony Historic District: 253 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Orange County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Orange County?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Orange County with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Irvine: 2,860 holiday lettings
  • Huntington Beach: 2,547 holiday lettings
  • Fullerton: 705 holiday lettings
  • San Clemente: 865 holiday lettings
  • Costa Mesa: 2,608 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Orange County?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Orange County are:

  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co Airport (SNA): 3,377 self catering accommodations
  • Fullerton Municipal Airport (FUL): 1,503 self catering accommodations
  • Ontario International Airport (ONT): 217 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Orange County?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Orange County. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center: 3,169 holiday rentals
  • Disneyland: 2,951 holiday rentals
  • Los Coyotes Country Club: 2,336 holiday rentals
  • Fountain Valley Recreation Center: 3,173 holiday rentals
  • Huntington State Beach: 3,306 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Orange County listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Orange County

2,860 holiday rentals
Huntington Beach
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San Clemente
865 holiday rentals
Costa Mesa
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Laguna Beach
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1,023 holiday rentals
Newport Beach
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Coto de Caza
827 holiday rentals
Santa Ana
2,477 holiday rentals
Dana Point
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Mission Viejo
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699 holiday rentals
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