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Newport Beach~~~California



Restaurant Week~January 18-22, 2009

Whale Watching~January through March


Newport Beach Jazz Party~ February 12-15, 2009


PGA Toshiba Classic~March 2-9, 2009


Newport Beach Film Festival~April 23-30, 2009

Newport Boat Show~April 15-19, 2009

Newport-to-Ensenada Yacht Race~April 24, 2009


Newport Beach Jazz Festival~May 15-17, 2009

Food & Wine Festival~May 22-24, 2009


Balboa Island Parade ~June 2009


Fourth of July Celebration Dune~ July 4, 2009 

Fashion Island Concert Series ~July through August


Taste of Newport~ Sept 18-20 2009


Newport Beach Restaurant Week October 16 - 22 2009 www.newportbeachdining.com

Sandcastle Contest~October 4, 2009




101th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade~Dec. 16-20, 2009

 Dana Point~~~California 


Whale Watching Cruises Daily

Click here for more info  Whale Watching Page


Festival of Whales ~ March 7&8 and 14 & 15


Dana Point Harbor 1st Annual Spring walk for the cure

1st Annual just for the Halibut Derby~ May 1st –May 31
Mother’s Day Weekend Art Show & Sales~ May 9 & 10 2009
Doheny Blues Festival~ Annual Blues Festival Celebrate beginning of summer~ Doheny State Beach May 16 &17
Dana Point Harbor Annual Boat show May 28 -31 2009

Dana West Yacht Club Leukemia Cup~ June 6 -7 2009

Leukemia Cup Regatta Info Site

Dana Point Summer Concert Series~ June 21

Father Day Weekend Art Show & Sales~


Fireworks Extravaganza ~ 4th of July

Click Here For July 4th Fireworks Information!


Shakespeare by the Sea~


Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta~ Sept 10th -13th

Regatta Information Site

Toshiba Tall ships Festival~ Sept 12th -13th





Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5k/10k run~ Nov 26


Holiday in the Harbor~ Late November/ Early December


Holiday in the Harbor~ Dec 4th

Whale watching Dana Point Harbor~ Dec through early April

33rd Annual boat parade of lights~ Dec 11,12, & 18,19

Boat Parade Entrants Info

Boat rides with Santa~ Dec 5th & 6th


Dana Point Harbor 34555 Golden Lantern~For more information please visit   www.danapointharbor.com/Calendar

 Huntington Beach~~~California 

October 2009~ September 6, 2009  to November 1, 2009 7561 Center Avenue #49 Huntington Beach, CA 92647 www.oldworld.ws/okfest.html

Night Life Of Orange County  
                                            Bar & Lounge the Nightlife of OC

Corona Del Mar


Landmark 3520 East Coast Hwy Corona Del Mar, California 92625 949.675.5556

Quite Woman 3224 E Coast High way Corona Del Mar, California 949.640.7440


Costa Mesa


Shark Club 841 Baker St Costa Mesa, California 92626 714.751.6428

Detroit 843 W 19th Costa Mesa, California 92627 949.642.0600

Sutra Lounge 1870 Harbor Blvd #A200 Costa Mesa, California 92627 949.722.7103

Goat Hill Tavern 1830 Newport Blvd Costa Mesa, California 714.548.8428

Yard House 1875 Newport Blvd Costa Mesa, California 949.642.0090

Pierce ST. Annex 330 E. 17th St, Costa Mesa, California 714.646.8500





Ilounge 18912 MacArthur Blvd Irvine, California 92660 949.833.1900

Tentation  Ultra Lounge 4647 Mac Arthur Blvd Newport Beach, California 92660 949.660.1010


Newport Beach

Code 4221 Dolphin Striker Way, Newport Beach, California 949.660.0888

Sharkeez 114 Mcfadden Pl Newport Beach, California 92663 949.673.0292

Rudy’s Pub & Grill 3110 Newport Blvd Newport Beach, Ca 92663 949.723.0293

3 Thirty 3  333 Bayside Dr Newport Beach, California 92660 949.673.8464


Laguna Beach


White House 340 South Coast Highway Laguna Beach, California 92651 949.494.8088

Sandpiper  1183 South Coast Highway Laguna Beach, California 92651 949.494.4694 

Ocean Avenue Brewery 237 Ocean Avenue Laguna Beach, CA 92651  949.497.3381

Marine Room Tavern 214 Ocean Avenue Laguna Beach, California 92651  949.494.3027

K'ya Bistro Bar & Rooftop Lounge at La Casa del Camino 1287 South Coast Highway Laguna Beach, California 92651

Hennessey's Tavern  213 Ocean Avenue Laguna Beach, California 92651 949.494.2743

Things to do in OC
  • Anaheim Convention Center : 1.4 million square feet of exhibit, meeting and prefunction space. in Anaheim
  • Crystal Cathedral : An all glass cathedral seating 3,000 and featuring a mirrored steeple. in Garden Grove
  • Disneyland Resort : The Happiest Place on Earth, featuring Disneyland, Disney's California Adventure, and Downtown Disney, where Disney fantasies and characters are magically brought to life. in Anaheim
  • Huntington Beach Pier & Amphitheatre : Family entertainment and special events. in Huntington Beach
  • Knott's Berry Farm : America's first theme park with thrills rides, including Soak City USA with over 20 California beach-themed water attractions. in Buena Park
  • Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament : A dinner theatre in a castle setting featuring jousting, sword fights and equestrian acts. in Buena Park
  • Newport Bay/Balboa Pavilion : World-class small boat harbor with a ferry to the historic 1905 Balboa Pavilion and amusement area. in Newport Beach
  • Santa Ana Zoo : Features a large selection of primates, a rainforest habitat and a walk-through aviary. in Santa Ana
  • Wild Rivers Park : Over 40 attractions and water rides. in Irvine
     Beaches & Costal Facilities
  • Aliso Beach : in Dana Point
  • Big Corona Beach : Family beach with fire rings, picnic tables, and volleyball area. in Corona Del Mar
  • Capistrano Beach : The swallows return to the Mission each year in March. in San Juan Capistrano
  • Dana Point : Marina with shops and restaurants, sportfishing, Orange County Marine Institute and the tallship Pilgrim.
  • Huntington Beach : 8-1/2 miles of white sand beach, longest concrete pier in California, surfing capital with shops and restaurants.
  • Laguna Beach : Scenic white sand beaches, picturesque boutiques, restaurants and art galleries.
  • Newport Beach & Balboa Island : 6 miles of white sand beaches, watersports, harbor cruises, two wooden piers (Newport Beach piers) (Balboa piers) restaurants and shops.
  • Seal Beach : Quaint village atmosphere.
  • San Clemente : Pier, beach and charming restaurants and shops.
    Major Mall & Shopping
  • Anaheim Plaza : in Anaheim
  • Asian Garden Mall & New Saigon Mall : in Westminster
  • Block at Orange : An imaginative open-air promenade for dining, shopping, and entertainment. Home of the largest skate-park in world. in Orange
  • Brea Mall : Second to only South Coast Plaza in number of stores. in Brea
  • Buena Park Downtown : A newly redeveloped 1.2 million square foot center featuring Buena Park Mall, Buena Park Place & Park Central Entertainment, one block east of Knott's Berry Farm. in Buena Park
  • The Camp : An innovative retail community designed to offer outdoor and action sports enthusiasts authentic retailers and suppliers in a natural and complimentary setting. in Costa Mesa
  • Corona del Mar Plaza : This center includes great dining, shopping, and spas. in Corona del Mar
  • Downtown Disney : A shopping, dining, and entertainment district featuring ESPN Zone and House of Blues, located at the Disneyland Resort. in Anaheim
  • Enderle Center : 28 specialty shops with unique fashions, collectibles, fine art and crafts, home decor and fresh flowers. in Tustin
  • Fashion Island : An upscale outdoor experience with over 200 stores including Bloomingdale's and Neiman Marcus, 7-screen cinema, and restaurants, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. in Newport Beach
  • Historic Downtown Fullerton : Antiques, specialty shops and restaurants, along Harbor Blvd. in Fullerton
  • Irvine Spectrum Center : Entertainment center featuring IMAX theatre surrounded by trendy restaurants and shops. in Irvine
  • Kaleidoscope : The Kaleidoscope Courtyards is not just a mall, but an entertainment center with a wide variety of things to do, see, and buy. in Mission Viejo
  • Laguna Hills Mall : in Laguna Hills
  • The Lab Anti-Mall : Specializing in the innovative, located in renovated factory buildings on 3 acres. in Costa Mesa
  • Loehman's Five Point Plaza : An open-air value center and discount outlet. in Huntington Beach
  • MainPlace : Nordstrom, Macy's, Robinsons-May plus 190 specialty shops, eateries and 6 screen theatre. in Santa Ana
  • Old Towne Orange : antique shopping and charming restaurants amid historic buildings in Orange
  • Old World Village : Shopping, dining, and entertainment center with old world charm. in Huntington Beach
  • The District Tustin Legacy - Shop the District at Tustin Legacy, premier shopping, dining Entertainments. Irvine
  • The Shops at Mission Viejo : Orange County's newest major mall with Nordstrom and Saks plus an array of other retailers. in Mission Viejo
  • South Coast Plaza : Recognized as one of "America's Most Famous Shopping Destinations" featuring 270 department stores, boutiques and restaurants. Attracts 23 million visitors annually. in Costa Mesa
  • Tustin Market Place : Major home and decorating stores, restaurants and theatres. in Tustin
  • Curtis Theater : in Brea
  • Elizabeth Howard's Curtain Call Dinner Theatre : Broadway musical plus dinner. in Tustin
  • Fullerton Civic Light Opera : One of the largest musical theatre companies in the southern California area. in Fullerton
  • Galaxy Concert Theatre : in Santa Ana
  • The Grove of Anaheim : in Anaheim
  • House of Blues : in Anaheim
  • Huntington Beach Playhouse : 300 seat theatre in the Central Library Building. in Huntington Beach
  • Irvine Barclay Theatre : Mid-sized performing art venue offering contemporay dance, theatre and world and classical music, art groups, special artists and attractions on the campus of the University of California, Irvine. in Irvine
  • Laguna Playhouse : Oldest continuously operating theatre in California, founded in 1920 featuring drama, musicals and comedies. in Laguna Beach
  • Orange County Pavilion : Newly-opened, intimate performing arts center. in Santa Ana
  • Orange County Performing Arts Center : Internationally acclaimed productions of Broadway musicals, opera, dance and music. in Costa Mesa
  • Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre : 15,000 seat bowl with concerts by leading entertainers. in Irvine
  • Aliso Creek Golf Course : in South Laguna
  • Aliso Viejo Golf Club : in Aliso Viejo
  • Anaheim "Dad Miller" Golf Course : in Anaheim
  • Anaheim Hills Country Club : in Anaheim
  • Back Bay Golf Course : in Newport Beach
  • Birch Hills Golf Course : in Brea
  • Brea Golf Course : in Brea
  • Buena Park Golf Center : in Buena Park
  • Costa del Sol Golf Course : in Mission Viejo
  • Costa Mesa Golf & Country Club : in Costa Mesa
  • Coyote Hills Golf Course : in Fullerton
  • Cypress Golf Course : in Los Alamitos
  • David L. Baker Golf Course : in Fountain Valley
  • Fullerton Municipal Golf Course : in Fullerton
  • Greens at Park Place : in Irvine
  • Lake Forest Golf & Practice Center : in Lake Forest
  • Meadow Lark Golf Club : in Huntington Beach
  • Monarch Beach Golf Links : in Dana Point
  • Mile Square Golf Course : in Fountain Valley
  • Newport Beach Golf Course : in Newport Beach
  • Oak Creek Golf Course : in Irvine
  • Pelican Hill Golf Course : in Newport Beach
  • Rancho San Joaquin Golf : in Irvine
  • Ridgeline Country Club : in Orange
  • River View Golf Course : in Santa Ana
  • San Clemente Golf Course : in San Clemente
  • San Juan Hills Country Club : in San Juan Capistrano
  • Shorecliffs Golf Course : in San Clemente
  • Strawberry Farms Golf Club : in Irvine
  • Talega of San Clemente : in San Clemente
  • Tijeras Creek Golf Course : in Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Tustin Ranch Golf Course : in Tustin
  • Willowick Golf Course : in Santa Ana
       Spectator Sports 
  • Anaheim Angels American League baseball team, play at Angel Stadium of Anaheim
  • Club Deportivo Chivas USA Major League Soccer team, play at The Home Depot Center in Carson
  • Fairplex Race Course Quarterhouse racing. In Pomona
  • Hollywood Park Race Course Thoroughbred horse racing. In Inglewood
  • Long Beach Ice Dogs West Coast Hockey League team, play at Long Beach Arena
  • Los Alamitos Race Course Quarterhouse racing. In Los Alamitos
  • Los Angeles Avengers Arena football team, play at Staples Center
  • Los Angeles Clippers National Basketball Association team, play at Staples Center
  • Los Angeles Dodgers National League baseball team, play at Dodger Stadium
  • Los Angeles Galaxy Major League Soccer team, play at The Home Depot Center in Carson
  • Los Angeles Kings National Hockey League team, play at Staples Center
  • Los Angeles Lakers National Basketball Association team, play at Staples Center
  • Los Angeles Sparks Women's National Basketball Association team, play at Staples Center
  • Mighty Ducks of Anaheim National Hockey League team, play at Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
  • Santa Anita Race Course Thoroughbred horse racing. In Arcadia
      In the Vicinity
  • Catalina Island Boats leave from Newport Beach, Dana Point, Long Beach, and San Pedro. 26 miles across the sea
  • Commerce Casino in City of Commerce
  • Glen Ivy Hot Springs in Brea & Corona
  • Legoland in Carlsbad
  • Queen Mary in Long Beach
  • Raging Waters in San Dimas
  • Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley
  • Sea World in San Diego
  • Temecula Wineries in Temecula
  • Universal Studios in Hollywood






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