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3033 Bristol St M, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA
This low key restaurant has a lively crowd and interesting cocktail choices that make up for the simple ambiance. Start with the curry fries, then order a Kurrito (bulgogi stuffed burrito), kimchi rice, and sautéed vegetables. End things with a...
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70 Newport Pier, Newport Beach, CA 92663, USA
Compared with other piers in the area Newport is less popular but in my opinion it is just as scenic. The surrounding area is full of restaurants, lodgings, volleyball courts, and miles of beach to soak up the sun. While on the PCH take Newport...
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Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach, CA 92649, USA
During an ice crystal sunset a number of commuters pulled off of the Pacific Coast Highway near Sunset Beach to watch, I was able to isolate this man from the crowd who seemed completely stuck by the beauty. Sunset Beach is near the Bolsa Chica...
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436 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA
It’s your local friendly pub that’s been upgraded with a rustic-meets-retro décor and a great menu. It may not look like much from the outside, but this newly renovated neighborhood bar is a well-known favorite. And you’ll see why. Take a seat at...
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Back Bay Loop, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA
The Back Bay Loop is a paved pathway that takes you all the way around the Newport Bay, an inlet from the ocean that has created a haven for birds and wildlife. Almost the entire path has designated biking and walking areas, making it a safe...
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Stand up paddling has exploded in Southern California. With bays and inlets that keep the waters decently calm, these areas are perfect for beginners. If it’s your first time on the board, take the time to get a lesson. The better form you have,...
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1807 Westcliff Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660, USA
Sitting outside under the vines and umbrellas, sipping on my cappuccino, and taking in the aromas of the freshly made orange ricotta haute cake—now that is a good way to start the day.
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6410 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869, USA
This restaurant is truly a gem in the fine dining scene of Orange County. Nestled atop Orange Hills, this restaurant offers breathtaking panoramic views of glamorous Orange County. To see it in all its illuminated glory, you'll have to visit...
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2000 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648, USA
Huntington Beach in Orange County is a must for Southern California visitors. Just think of the headquarters of cool life and this is it. Start the day surfing for a few hours, then join a match in one of the volleyball courts and go back to the...
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30806 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA
One of the benefits of having a rocky coastline (like the one in Laguna Beach) is that you get some amazing tide pool formations which offer the opportunity to view sea anemones and starfish (and various other saltwater critters) up close. The...
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2319 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672, USA
There are a couple of sugar shacks in California, one in Huntington Beach and Rose's in San Clemente. Both cater to surfers, offer views of the ocean and spectacular food at California prices. I have a weakness for omelettes of any description and...