A diverse and historic beach culture, theme-park thrill rides, art enclaves – The OC has it all. Add to that three airports within an hour’s drive, three harbors, two sports teams, several designer malls, temps in the 70s year-round, and 360DG as your Orange County DMC (destination management company), and you’ll see what makes this sunny oasis one of the Golden State’s best places for groups to gather.
The small coastal city of Laguna Beach captivates visitors with its vibrant artist colony housed in a walkable town dotted with not one but three rooftop bars, galleries, and shops. Unrivaled scenic beauty abounds, with seven miles of coves and beaches and 20,000 acres of protected wilderness – all within city limits. It’s also a great dine-around location, with options such as a reception at a gallery, then walking to several of the one-of-a-kind restaurants, including one helmed by a Bravo Top Chef (Broadway by Amar Santana). Not to mention, the city’s close proximity to major hotels make it an easily accessible place to plan a number of memorable Orange County corporate events.
Newport Harbor is the largest recreational harbor on the West Coast, comprising eight islands with three miles of coastline and 10 distinctive districts to explore. Year-round summer vibes beckon visitors to the thriving waterfront for standup paddle boarding, sport fishing, and whale watching, while adrenaline junkies can surf some of the largest swells in Southern California at “The Wedge.” You’ll also find Duffy Boats galore – electric boats that are like golf carts on water and perfect for floating receptions and team-building scavenger hunts. There are also many waterfront dining options, allowing the perfect places to dock and dine. For some old-fashioned fun, check out the vintage arcades and amusements at Balboa Fun Zone, and be sure to snap a sunset selfie in front of the iconic Ferris wheel.
Renowned for its 9.5-mile stretch of sand, Huntington Beach embraces an active outdoor lifestyle, welcoming guests to the 1,850-foot-long pier for a bird’s eye view of the epic sunsets and crashing waves. Main Street – one of two unique entertainment districts – is home to Huntington Beach Surf and Sport, which is the perfect place to pick up surf clothing to look like a local. Follow that up with a stroll down the historic street to find a spot to grab a drink and take in a local surf band. Huntington Beach is also home to the newest recreation destination, Pacific City, where one-of-a-kind artisanal eats and stylish boutiques are the hallmark of this hip and trendy district.
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