Sightseeing in Old Town Orange


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Deanna and Renee's memories of childhood are bathed in the warm, nostalgic glow of bustling family celebrations nourished by Northern Italian dishes and homemade wine. So influential were these culinary family traditions that the sisters banded together in adulthood to share their love of fine dining and their hometown with visitors from across the globe. Thus Old Towne Orange Walking Food Tours was born, a venture that enables the pair to shepherd curious foodies and history buffs of all ages through Old Towne Orange during their meticulously planned culinary walking tours. The leisurely paced tours introduce guests to the town?s diverse selection of bistros, bakeries, and farmers' markets via numerous stops to sample house specialties. The Orange Sampler Tour introduces palates to the panoply of cuisines in the county, from heirloom tomato salad to french baked-potato soup.
101 E Chapman Ave
Orange,
CA
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Easily recognizable by the 10-story black cube that looks more like a crashed alien spaceship than a source of clean energy, the museum has been using science-based exhibits to educate and inspire its young visitors for more than 15 years, with a rotating cast of hands-on, interactive exhibits, including MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition. Size: two floors of interactive exhibits spread across 59,000 square feet Eye-Catcher: 10-story black cube that towers over the freeway Hands-On Experiments: feel the force of hurricane winds or a rocket launch, play hockey against a virtual goalie in the Science of Hockey, explore inside a two-story tall dinosaur and go on a prehistoric adventure in Dino Quest, become a green superhero at the Eco Challenge, and push your face into a giant pin wall Permanent Mainstay: trigger a simulated rocket launch inside the giant cube while standing beneath a real rocket engine Visiting Exhibits: Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition, where live demos and hands-on experiments put popular myths to the test, and WEEBLES Coast to Coast, which lets kids explore American state-by-state in a hands-on manner Don't Miss: Eco Challenge?where kids join the Eco Crew in interactive games and challenges to learn how to shop smart and recycle Special Events: Overnight Explorers, where kids wander the museum and watch science movies before camping out in sleeping bags
2500 N Main St.
Santa Ana,
CA
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Art ranks among the highest achievements of any world culture, and The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art aims to enrich our own by sharing some of the finest works from Native American, Polynesian, African, East Asian, and South American cultures. The museum’s vast collection—and buzzing calendar of new exhibits and special events—has earned it a decades-long streak as the Orange County Register’s pick for Best Museum in Orange County. Size: 93,000 square feet featuring more than 120,000 examples of pottery, stone tools, jewelry, wooden sculptures, and clothing Permanent Mainstay: A broad range of artifacts from the entire Pacific Rim, including the South Pacific, China, and early California Visiting Exhibit: Chuck Jones: Doodles of a Genius celebrates the legendary Looney Tunes animator at his most creatively uninhibited with drawings from his private collection—many on public display for the first time Hands-On Experiments: At the Kidseum, children can play musical instruments, dress in ethnic clothes and masks, and learn how to excavate artifacts Eye-Catcher: the stucco-beamed glass ceiling of the museum’s courtyard restaurant, Tangata, which suffuses the French-accented California cuisine with natural light
2002 N Main St.
Santa Ana,
CA
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For couples heading out on the town, The Hobbit Restaurant's dim lighting and fine French fare create the perfect date-night dinner spot. If you're looking for low-fat food, look elsewhere. If you're looking for great-tasting food, come to The Hobbit Restaurant. The bar at The Hobbit Restaurant is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table ahead of time. Dress up for your night on the town so you can feel great while you eat great. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from The Hobbit Restaurant as well. Tired of driving in circles? Head to The Hobbit Restaurant for a bite to eat and find quick parking in the lot next door. The Hobbit Restaurant is a little bit on the pricey side, so save it for a special night out.
2932 E Chapman Ave
Orange,
CA
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The Angels first brought their brand of baseball to the West Coast in 1961. During the club's first four decades, it experienced patches of success?a trend that changed in 2000, when a new manager took the reins. Since his arrival, he has spearheaded six playoff appearances, including the Angels' first World Series title in 2002. Today, the team's consistent play unfolds inside Angels Stadium of Anaheim, a 45,000-seat facility that features terraced bullpens, a towering right-field wall, and an artificial-rock structure above left-centerfield. Though artificial, the structure serves a true purpose as the launching point for the stadium's famous fireworks?sky-high explosions that let the world know that an Angel has either hit a home run or received the wings for his bee costume.
2000 E Gene Autry Way
Anaheim,
CA
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