Orange County, USA, is a bustling area south of Los Angeles in California. While it can be stressful to get to if you're getting there by car on the busy freeways, it offers a great starting point to see and experience everything you've heard about Southern California.
The most popular destination in all of California is located right in Orange County -- Disneyland. The Disneyland and California Adventure parks are visited by people all over the world. It's a family-friendly atmosphere. It's known as "the happiest place on Earth," but that happiness comes with a major price tag. You can save some serious cash by staying at a Orange County, USA hostel instead of a Disneyland resort. Some Orange County, USA hostels and those in the surrounding areas even offer transportation to Disneyland and other nearby attractions.
If you like theme parks, there's even more available to you outside of Disneyland. Knott's Berry Farm is another attraction located near Buena Park. Balboa Island, in Newport Beach, is a much smaller amusement park with a handful of carnival rides and plenty of food vendors. If you drive just outside of Orange County, the attraction opportunities are endless. Hollywood, Los Angeles, and San Diego all offer parks, tours, and unique places to go.
The Los Angeles Angels do not actually have their stadium in Los Angeles. Instead, it's near Anaheim. You can go here to watch professional major league baseball games, or save some money by attending a minor league game instead. (The Quakes are a popular local team.)
Of course, if you've seen how Orange County is portrayed on television, you know that there are plenty of beaches nearby. For ideal spots to tan, surf, and simply enjoy the beach culture, check out Huntington Beach and Newport Beach. These two cities have stunning views and miles of coastline. They also have piers to enjoy and delicious restaurants when you're not on the sand or in the water.
Because this is Southern California, a vacation here can be pretty expensive. Hostels in Orange County, USA, may cost more than some other places, but staying at one is an easy way to save money when compared to the neighboring hotels and resorts. If you can't find any available hostels in Orange County, USA, you're sure to find plenty of hostel options closer to the Los Angeles area.
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