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24 Hours in Orange County, CA

Mar 31, 2019 | California | 0 comments

Updated: Nov 1 , 2020

After spending 24 hours in Orange County, I’m now obsessed with California. Here is my list of things to do for a quick trip to Orange County.

Women posing on the rocks at Laguna Beach.| 24 Hours in Orange County, CA
#1- Laguna Beach

All I can say is, it is STUNNING. I plan on coming back in the summer and spending an entire week, because that is how much I LOVED it.

Couple posing on Laguna Beach.| 24 Hours in Orange County, CA

You can spend a couple of hours walking the trails and enjoying the views. My kids had a blast looking for sea animals and running from the massive waves. The best part is, the beach is free and the parking meters cost $1.00 a hour. You feel like you are touring a little paradise island.

Dad and his young son posing on Laguna Beach.| 24 Hours in Orange County, CA
Girl posing on the rocks on Laguna Beach.| 24 Hours in Orange County, CA
Kids playing on the rocks on Laguna Beach.| 24 Hours in Orange County, CA
#2- B. Candy Store

21058 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

After some fun in the sun, stop at the B. Candy Store. This place is adorable and it was a great place to cool down before our next adventure.

Outside the storefront of B. Candy Store in Newport Beach.| 24 Hours in Orange County, CA

If you love a great Instagram picture, then you can take a great picture next to the precious unicorn wall before heading inside.

Unicorn themed wall outside B. Candy Store in Newport Beach.| 24 Hours in Orange County, CA

This store has the most amazing homemade ice cream, mini cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. They are constantly rotating their ice cream flavors so you never run out of choices. Jackpot! They even have a large selection of unique toys and gift. The mini cakes are little pieces of art.

Dessert display inside B. Candy Store in Newport Beach.| 24 Hours in Orange County, CA

Enjoy your home made ice cream on these adorable ice cream bar stools.

Inside B. Candy Store in Newport Beach.| 24 Hours in Orange County, CA
Little girl eating ice cream at the counter at B. Candy Store in Newport Beach.| 24 Hours in Orange County, CA
#3- Huntington Beach Pier

This pier is perfect for watching whales and seals. Just five days before this picture the news station showed whales playing by this pier.

Woman posing on the pier at Huntington Beach Pier in Orange County.| 24 Hours in Orange County, CA

Sadly, on this trip we did not see either, but we had a fun time watching a surfing competition next to the pier.

Woman posing on the pier at Huntington Beach Pier in Orange County.| 24 Hours in Orange County, CA

There are a ton of shops and misc. things to do on the pier.

Girl shopping on the pier at Huntington Beach Pier in Orange County.| 24 Hours in Orange County, CA
Little boy posing in front of Lifeguard Truck at Huntington Beach Pier in Orange County.| 24 Hours in Orange County, CA

If you love shopping and the bar scene, there is an amazing shopping center across the street. It will not disappoint you. However, my family was too exhausted at this point. In the past, I’ve spent countless hours shopping at the stores. I love that you can find local clothing at the shops.

#4 Chronic Tacos

7520 E Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92869

If you love Chipotle, then you will love this place. You can build your own burrito. They even have seafood you can add to your burrito, unlike Chipotle. My husband had fried Mahi Mahi fish. He said it was delicious.

Large burrito from Chronic Tacos at Huntington Beach Pier in Orange County.| 24 Hours in Orange County, CA
Man eating a large burrito from Chronic Tacos at Huntington Beach Pier in Orange County.| 24 Hours in Orange County, CA

Hope you have a fun time in Orange County. I hope you even have longer than 24 hours in Orange County, because it is a little paradise and the perfect escape.

If you are in Orange County and have extra time, then go to Disneyland. Visit my Disneyland blog here for more suggestions.

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