Southern California and Orange County Wikipedia OverviewEdit

Orange County Map

"Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. Its county seat is Santa Ana. As of the 2000 census, its population was 2,846,293, though a July 2008 estimate placed the population at 3,010,759, making it the second most populous county in California, behind Los Angeles County and ahead of San Diego County.[1]

The county is famous for its tourism, the home of such attractions as Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, as well as several beaches along more than 40 miles (64 km) of coastline. It is also recognized for its nationally known centers of religious worship, such as Crystal Cathedral, Saddleback Church, Calvary Chapel, and the Newport Beach California Temple. It is known for its affluence and political conservatism.

Whereas most population centers in the United States tend to be identified by a major city, there is no defined urban center to Orange County. It is mostly suburban, except for some traditional downtown areas such as those of Anaheim, Santa Ana, Orange, Huntington Beach, and Fullerton. There are also several edge city-style developments such as the South Coast Metro and Newport Center.

While Santa Ana serves as the governmental center of the county, Anaheim is the main tourist destination and Irvine is the major business and financial hub. Four Orange County cities have populations exceeding 200,000: Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine, and Huntington Beach.[2]

Thirty-four incorporated cities are located in Orange County; the newest is Aliso Viejo, which was incorporated in 2001. Anaheim was the first city incorporated in Orange County. It was incorporated in 1870 when the region was still part of neighboring Los Angeles County."

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Fullerton, CAEdit

Fullerton, CA is home to [ California State University Fullerton] and the City of Fullerton hosts events through-out the year. Some of these upcoming events are:

Haunted Fullerton Walking Tours which runs September through November each Fall.

A Night in Fullerton which is held in downtown Fullerton every October and supports local artists.

Orange County RestaurantsEdit

Disney hotel

10 Best, a travel website offers this overview of eating out in Orange County:

With Orange County's disposable income and proximity to LA, it's practically guaranteed that exquisite restaurants will be prominent. And with California's focus on fresh produce and local ingredients, you can bet that the cuisine will be memorable. A prime illustration of the bounty comes at Napa Rose, the restaurant at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel® that is widely venerated for its amazing food and stellar wine list.

Resort dining is also an indulgent treat at Michael Mina's Stonehill Tavern in Dana Point, which boasts a siren's call in the form of beautiful food, beautiful people, and a beautiful space. The shared culinary techniques of French and Californian food are displayed to wonderful effect in more of the county's top eateries. Balboa Island's Basilic Restaurant and Brea's La Vie en Rose are Continental delights, as charming and romantic as they are delicious.

Gorgeous views, Californian cuisine, and soothing interiors are the seductive draw at the Ritz-Carlton's Restaurant 162', which plies diners with perfectly prepared seafood. For a funkier, more global-inflected version of the Golden State's contributions, try Café Zoolu, and be prepared to swoon in response to the sassy delights. Orange County knows how to serve a fabulous steak too, as places like Mastro's prove, and even if you're low on funds, you don't have to resign yourself to ramen: Zankou offers mouthwatering rotisserie chicken and baklava at less-than-California prices. -- Kelly Sigmon, Senior Editor

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