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Posted November 24, 2015 by Melodi Steinberg

Thanksgiving brings family and friends together from all over. But, what do you do with the kids after the feasting is over?

Posted November 24, 2015 by Ashley Breeding

When shopping in Orange County this holiday season — or better yet, anytime — think small: mom-and-pop stores and specialty stores owned and operated by the people in your community.

Posted November 24, 2015 by Deirdre Michalski

Thanksgiving is almost here and for those looking to be thankful... to not cook this year, Anaheim has a cornucopia of dining options for the whole family. From farm-to-table and family-style feasts to vegetarian selections and "to go" meals with all the fixin's, relax and let Anaheim do all the cooking!

Posted November 24, 2015 by Wendy Bowman

Lace up your sneakers, don a Thanksgiving-themed outfit and prepare to work up an appetite at one of the most anticipated events of the holiday season — Run Orange County’s Turkey Trot 5K, an annual tradition set for Thursday, Nov. 26, at Irvine Valley College (5500 Irvine Center Drive).

Posted November 23, 2015 by Gabe Medeiros

Last week, Medieval Times welcomed the 127th Tournament of Roses Royal Rose Court to celebrate a 25-year equestrian partnership between the two organizations

Posted November 19, 2015 by Melodi Steinberg

Shorts, sandals and sunglasses are always in season in Orange County, but with El Niño looming—it might be time to bring the fun inside. While there are no shortage of outdoor fun for families, it can be tricky to find a creative way for children to release their excitement and energy indoors.

Posted November 17, 2015 by Ashley Breeding

Anaheim definitely knows good music and there’s a diverse roster of venues showcasing a plethora of music genres to find your groove. 

Posted November 12, 2015 by Deirdre Michalski

Craft breweries have become the mantra here in Anaheim, with even more on the way. But, don’t fret wine lovers—Anaheim and Orange County also have a blossoming wine scene chock-full of options for any occasion. From down-home to laid back and even “pinky finger in the air” elegant—we’ve highlighted a few wine bars worth considering for a memorable night out.

Posted November 09, 2015 by Melodi Steinberg

One of the largest cities in America and the second largest in California, San Diego offers a wealth of activities for families looking for a fun day trip from Anaheim! 

Posted November 05, 2015 by Melodi Steinberg

Whether it’s learning about tide pools and how baby sea lions are rehabilitated, to understanding the human body and examining historical artifacts, Orange County offers a sea of family-friendly places to delight in and enrich your lives with.


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