Whether you’re a fan of the O.C. or not, most people know that Orange County is a mostly affluent area of Southern California that also is a famous tourist destination. Disneyland was founded here. Knott's Berry Farm is here. It’s the home of the Anaheim Ducks. Hockey, anyone?
Anaheim is the draw for the family crowd, but Orange County’s coastal area boasts some of California’s best beaches: Laguna, Newport, Huntington. The area draws outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes—surfers, hikers, skateboarders, swimmers, golfers, you name it. Luxury seekers have myriad resorts to rest their weary legs—whether from sports activities or shopping—including the Montage Laguna Beach, St. Regis Resort Monarch Beach and the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point.