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Our most recommended Orange County Family-friendly Activities

San Juan Capistrano: Scavenger Hunt Adventure

1. San Juan Capistrano: Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Join this interactive, scavenger hunt to turn San Juan Capistrano into a giant game board. Using your phone as your guide, combine fun challenges with a two-and-a-half-hour sightseeing tour of San Juan Capistrano. Start your adventure in the Los Rios Historic District, California's oldest residential street, to see historic adobe homes. You'll learn about a ghost that still haunts the train depot, the story of the Mission, and the amazing swallows that soar through the sky. Continue exploring the historical area at your own pace while solving clues and completing challenges. With only your smartphone as a guide, you control the tour – so why not stop for a bite to eat or wander through a mission?

Dana Point: Harbor Kayaking and Headlands Hiking Tour

2. Dana Point: Harbor Kayaking and Headlands Hiking Tour

Experience Southern California’s Dana Point by both land and sea with this combo hike and kayak tour. Kayak around Dana Point Harbor then hike along the scenic Bluff Top Trail in the headlands. Start the day with a kayak tour of the harbor. Your guide will give a brief overview on how to safely enjoy your sea kayaking adventure before you set sail. See marine life and take in views of the Pacific. Cruise around the harbor and learn about the interesting history and folklore of Dana Point. Upon returning your kayak, embark on a scenic hike over the Dana Point Headlands. Along the way, hear all about the Lantern District, Richard Henry Dana, and the Hollywood connection. See stunning beaches, a laid-back local vibe, and a beautiful mountain backdrop.

Irvine: Boomers Amusement Park Admission Ticket

3. Irvine: Boomers Amusement Park Admission Ticket

Spend some quality time with the family with this ticket for an full-day pass to the Boomers amusement park in Irvine. Get the whole crew together for a game of bumper cars or make a splash with the bumper boats.  Skip the stress of figuring out where to put your car with access to free parking. Partake in activities for the whole family with unlimited access to the go-karts, mini-golf courses, bumper boats, a flame thrower activity, laser tag, and indoor bumper cars.  Have a blast with the new Starship attraction where you are placed inside a revolving drum where centrifugal force will plaster you against the wall. Upgrade your experience by purchasing access to the batting cages or arcade games onsite.  Satisfy your cravings with access to a variety of delicious food and beverages options inside the park.

Santa Barbara: Shopping and Scenic Private Day Trip

4. Santa Barbara: Shopping and Scenic Private Day Trip

Discover the beautiful city of Santa Barbara on a private day trip. Take in scenic beach views, shop in the Camarillo outlet mall, and stroll around the city admiring the Mediterranean-style architecture. Begin your trip by departing from Los Angeles County or Orange County with your own driver. Make your first stop at the iconic Santa Monica Pier and have fun in the amusement park. Stay for about an hour to enjoy the attractions, take pictures, and do some shopping. From here, drive to the Camarillo Outlet Mall, via the Pacific Coast. Find brand-name retail at highly discounted prices and take a couple of hours to browse, shop, and dine. Finally arrive in Santa Barbara, a city on the central California coast. Explore the city and admire the red-tile roofs that reflect the city’s Spanish colonial heritage. Visit local shops, discover the outdoor dining or head to the golden sandy beaches.

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