“In an era when technology has made it, seemingly, unnecessary for anyone to leave their home, The Orange County Register encourages you to “get out there!” From locally owned shops, to best-in-class performance venues and postcard-perfect beaches; there’s so much more that awaits us when we venture out — especially in Orange County.
With opportunities to boat, surf, mountain bike and explore trails on horseback, we live in a mecca for outdoor activities. And for those craving urban appeal, we can enjoy world famous shopping destinations, music, theater, and a thriving local restaurant scene with two establishments that were recently awarded Michelin stars.
Downtown areas of Fullerton, Anaheim, Orange and Santa Ana draw students and hipsters to their clubs, eateries and nightspots. Irvine, the county’s third-largest city, is known for its safe tree-lined neighborhoods and excellent schools, but also is a major sports and cultural draw with the Great Park and its adjacent amphitheater and sports facilities.
With such an array of incredible places to experience, the greatest challenge is where to begin. The Orange County Register’s 26th annual Best of Orange County magazine is a great place to start.
Every year, thousands of readers cast votes to choose the county’s best activities, shops, restaurants and businesses. The biggest vote-getters are reviewed in this special publication. As you search for dining, entertainment and places to do business, consider Best of Orange County to be your go-to guide.
The magazine is divided into five engaging chapters: Places to Go + Do, Shopping & Services, Luxury Lifestyle, Food & Drink and Home & Garden. Within each chapter, you’ll recognize some “best of” favorites and discover new places to explore.
Congratulations to the businesses, organizations and activities featured in this year’s Best of Orange County. Your good work lays the foundation of what makes our county great.”
A special congratulation to those businesses who are Chamber members! You are what makes Orange County great!