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Best for Kids in Orange County

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Santa Ana Zoo

This small zoo has a lot to offer its visitors. There is a recreation of an Amazon rainforest that will awe and inspire both young and old alike. In the Children's Zoo youngsters can pet everything from a sheep to pot-bellied pigs. The Zoofari Express train offers a few thrills. Monkey Row is home to all kinds of primates, from lemurs to apes to Dusky Titi monkeys. The Australian Yard features wallabies and emus while the Endangered Species area features bald eagles and Diana Guenon monkeys. There is something to delight and educate just about anybody with a sense of curiosity about the wonderful world of animals.

Santa Ana, CA, United States
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Jacadi

Since many believe it is important to dress for success, why should children be left out? This place, located on the outskirts of Beverly Hills, offers classy and elegant European clothing for children from infancy to 12 years old. The selection includes shirts, slacks, dresses, sport coats and more. Prices are high, but then again, so is the quality and service.

Costa Mesa, CA, United States
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Discovery Cube Orange County

Imaginations turn, twist and fly through 120 exciting hands-on exhibits at Discovery Cube Orange County. The park, which was formerly called the Discovery Science Center, is located in Santa Ana and has been inspiring kids of all ages for years. Experience science in the museum's themed areas, which include Quake Zone, Techno Arts, Discovery Stadium, Perception, Dynamic Earth, Air & Space, Kids Station and Dino Quest. Kids and adults alike are given a chance to lie on a bed of needles, run with dinosaurs, and dive to the depths of the ocean, all in one building! The establishment also hosts educational programs throughout the year.

Santa Ana, CA, United States
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Tanaka Farms

Located in Irvine, this family owned and operated organic farm is spread out over 30 acres (12 hectares). Producing over 60 kinds of fruits and vegetables, Tanka Farms is known for offering delicious produce at their farm stand and for their one-of-a-kind tours and activities. Offered year-round, the tours and activities aim to educate children on where their food comes from and how it is grown. Changing with the seasons, tours in the winter and fall focus on pumpkins and Christmas trees. In the spring and summer, watermelons and their famed strawberry tours take place.

Irvine, CA, United States
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A Whale of a Tale Children's Bookshoppe

A Whale of a Tale Children's Bookshoppe continues to win local praise and awards for its hands-on approach to children's literature. Owned and operated by children's literature aficionado and literacy advocate Alex Uhl, this bookshop continues to be a community force for youth education. Numerous globally-recognized authors such as J.K. Rowling have hosted events at this spacious location, demonstrating the importance of Uhl's operation to the local literary scene. A huge selection of books guarantees there is something for everyone, the selection ranging from basic picture books to more complex young adult fiction. A charming book store driven by passion and catering to the community, A Whale of a Tale Children's Bookshoppe is one of the best of its kind in Orange County.

Irvine, CA, United States
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Pacific Amphitheatre

Pacific Amphitheatre, located on the grounds of the Orange County Fair & Event Center has hosted performances by some of the finest artists of America. Some past artists that have performed here include Jessica Simpson, Hillary Duff, Madonna and several other noteworthy artists. This makes Pacific Amphitheater the most sought after venue in the Orange County region. With a seating capacity of 8500, it is advisable to book tickets well in advance.

Costa Mesa, CA, United States
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Angel Stadium of Anaheim

The Angel Stadium of Anaheim is the home of the Angels, a Major League Baseball team in the American League. The stadium is a modern ballpark used to host professional baseball and football games, as well as major concerts and college sports games. One of the unique features of the establishment is the terraced bullpens in the outfield. In addition to the usual eateries, the stadium includes three full-service restaurants - The KnotHole Club, The Diamond Club and the Homeplate Club. The parking lot can be accessed via three entrances and opens two and a half hours prior to any event held here.

Anaheim, CA, United States
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City National Grove of Anaheim

An elegant indoor venue with plush interiors, The Grove of Anaheim is the perfect place to go for private gatherings, concerts, meetings, or seminars. The Grove boasts 27,140 square feet (2,500 square meters) of space capable of accommodating up to 1,700 guests, state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, an in-house production staff, catering, and parking facilities. Whether taking the kids to see Sesame Street Live or catching a Cyndi Lauper performance for a girls night out, The Grove of Anaheim is a great source of entertainment for everyone.

Anaheim, CA, United States
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Honda Center

The Honda Center stands as the premier entertainment and sports venue in Southern California. Fans of all ages visit the Honda Center to cheer for the Anaheim Ducks, see top-name concerts, sporting events and family shows. Musical artists such as U2, the Eagles and Paul McCartney have graced the stage. The arena is also home to the prestigious John R. Wooden Classic. Annual favorites include the Harlem Globetrotters, Stars on Ice and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Anaheim, CA, United States
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Irvine Park Railroad

Irvine Park Railroad is located in beautiful Irvine Regional Park. The one-third scale train takes visitors on a scenic, 12-minute ride through the 477-acre park. Other park attractions include pony rides, the Orange County Zoo, walking trails, horseback riding, snack bars and more. You can rent paddle boats, bikes, and horseshoe and volleyball sets. Annual Irvine Park Railroad events include the Pumpkin Patch, Christmas Train, Easter Eggstravaganza, California History Education Program and Anniversary Celebration. School field trips are available. You can also reserve space for private parties.

Orange, CA, United States
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Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park

Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park offers many fun cycle and paddle boat options to rent. They offer the ultimate in fun and recreation for the entire family to enjoy. From toddlers to grandparents, all visitors are sure to enjoy the outdoors at the Irvine Regional Park. Wheel Fun Rentals is the premier provider of fun and unique outdoor recreational vehicles. Their fleet of cycles -- which are ideal for sightseeing, people watching, exercising or simply enjoying the park -- include the surrey, double surrey, deuce coupe, quad sport and chopper. Other bikes available for rent include tandem bikes, cruiser bikes and kids bikes. They also feature paddle boats (aqua cycles) available to rent; visitors can ride the paddle boats on the beautiful lake located inside of the park. Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park is located adjacent to the historic boathouse next to the lake and opens daily at 10a.

Orange, CA, United States
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Orange County Zoo

Orange County Zoo is a wonderful family friendly attraction located in Irvine Park. The zoo has an impressive collection of animals and most of the animals are native to southwestern United States. Visitors will marvel at the black bears, be awed by the turkey vultures, and get to interact with the barnyard animals including sheep and domestic goats. The idea of a zoo began in 1905 when Red Foxes were added to Irvine Park, then in 1920 an animal collection was started and continued to grow until the modern zoo was officially opened in 1985. Visit this attraction the learn about the fascinating animals in a fun filled environment.

Orange, CA, United States
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