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Orange County Beach Vacation Recommendations #2994890
08/10/19 12:37 AM
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Looking to take the family for a vrbo beach vacation in Orange County in september. Looking for recommendations on where exactly.

What im looking for:
>Rental or hotel on or very close to the beach
>fun waves right out front or within walking distance
>A couple of excursions for the kids within 20-30min drive; zoo, aquarium, musuem etc.

Re: Orange County Beach Vacation Recommendations [Re: surfy1476] #2995648
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In Newport: hotel solarena or Newport channel inn. Both are across the street from decently fun waves. Or just find a hotel near Huntington pier if you want to surf that zoo. Either Newport or Huntington are close enough to Long Beach Aquarium or Santa Ana Zoo.

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San Clemente- fun waves and pretty laid back vibe. Could drive to Legoland in Carlsbad, etc. Nice hiking a few mins away. Better than the hustle bustle of Grutington or Newp's IMO.

Cheers, Belch

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ya id do sc n legoland

santa ana zoo is tiny


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Re: Orange County Beach Vacation Recommendations [Re: surfy1476] #2995758
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If you stay in the San Clemente Pier Bowl area, you will be within walking distance to waves as well as lots of restaurant/shopping options.

As Belchfire mentioned earlier, Legoland is roughly 30 minutes away with no traffic. They have an aquarium there, as well as your standard amusement / waterpark.

San Diego Wild Animal Park is a little further out in Escondido, but well worth a visit.


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long beatch aquaurium is crowded and overated in my opinion. just go to sea world.


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Originally Posted by surfy1476

>A couple of excursions for the kids within 20-30min drive; zoo, aquarium, musuem etc.


This could be tough...there is always traffic


Nobody surfs here anymore..........it's too crowded

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Originally Posted by tacos
In Newport: hotel solarena or Newport channel inn. Both are across the street from decently fun waves. Or just find a hotel near Huntington pier if you want to surf that zoo. Either Newport or Huntington are close enough to Long Beach Aquarium or Santa Ana Zoo.

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traffic? more common than sanity

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Thanks guys. So SC should be a better bet for overall enjoyment?

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SC is a good time, I would check it out. Newport would be cool, too. But, waaay overpriced for me. Maybe stay a night or 2 there and see which one you like best.

Cheers
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Carlsbad waves out front plenty of food and shops. Kids legoland, scripps, fleet science, birch aqaurium, etc.
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