Global Search

Set Current Location
Join
Sign Out
user image
My Profile
Sign Out
While we do our best to ensure the accuracy of our listings, some venues may be currently temporarily closed without notice. Please confirm status on the venue website before making any plans.
Category
All
Attractions
Museums
Theaters
Outdoors
Family Outings
Concert Venues
Sports
Historic Sites
Galleries
More

Filter
Child Friendly
Good for Groups
Historical
Provides Tours
Romance
Weird & Wonderful
$
$$
$$$
More

x
Outdoors

Top Rated Attractions in Orange County

Search Radius (Miles)
Ocean Institute

The Ocean Institute is located in beautiful Dana Point Harbor and offers ocean science and maritime history programs perfect for kids and adults alike. See hundreds of marine animals in aquariums, watch animal feedings, experience ocean-themed exhibits, and have fun with hands-on activities. For an extra charge, take a tall ship or a whale watching cruise. The Dana Point Marine Protected Area is steps away from the Institute.

Bolsa Chica State Beach

Once known as the "Tin Can Beach", Bolsa Chica State Beach is now a popular beach which attracts visitors all year-round. It is an ideal place to go sunbathing, play volleyball, have a family day out and try other water sports. Surf fishing of fishes like croaker and corbina are among the other activities you can partake in here. Also, on this three-mile long sandy stretch is a designated place where you can camp in your RV vans. Bolsa Chica is a great spot to sit back and enjoy everything that the beach has to offer.

Newport Bay Conservancy

The area is 900 acres (364 hectares) of estuary, marsh, and coastal sage scrub habit, and it is home to several endangered bird species. Seventy species of fish use the bay and during winter migration thousands of shorebirds and ducks either visit or spend the winter here. Kayak, canoe, walking and electric boat tours are offered and a state of the art Interpretive Center is located at 2301 University Dr., Newport Beach.

Corona del Mar State Beach

For those who can make only one stop in Corona del Mar, make it the Corona del Mar State Beach. This area alone can make everyone fall in love with CdM, a laid-back multi-million-dollar neighborhood accented by the Pacific, with streets lined by palm trees and flower beds. On the bluff, three signs mark beach access: Lookout Point, Main Beach and Inspiration Point. Each point has a different view, but all share Catalina Island in the background, and Newport Bay and Balboa Island in the foreground. A few steps towards the south end of Ocean Boulevard is a secluded cove near the Robert E. Badham Marine Life Refuge, and some of the most extravagant mansions follow.

The Wedge

A paradise for surfers, the Wedge is the name given to a particular location off the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach. The spot is called so owing to the huge wedge-like waves that occur here due to the outstretched Newport Beach Jetty that lies in the path of the incoming tides from the North Pacific Ocean. With waves reaching as high as 30 feet (nine meters) at times, the Wedge occupies a very special place on the bucket list of most surfers and adventure seekers.

Environmental Nature Center

The Environmental Nature Center is a must-visit for every nature lovers touring Newport Beach. It’s a beautiful attraction lined with native plants and trees where several bird species dwell. A getaway for birding enthusiasts as well as those who love hiking, the center is a perfect break from city noises. It is dedicated to teaching children as well as adults about sustainable development and waste management, in addition to other subjects that aid in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.

0,6 162 27 1 5,7,6 166 Outdoors 166|outdoors|Outdoors [["Ocean Institute","33.461253838243","-117.70672634434","https:\/\/cityseeker.com\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/dark_blue_circle.png","","","24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA, 92629","https:\/\/cityseeker.com\/orange-county\/367503-ocean-institute"],["Bolsa Chica State Beach","33.695556647531","-118.048891501","https:\/\/cityseeker.com\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/dark_blue_circle.png","","","Off Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA, 92648","https:\/\/cityseeker.com\/orange-county\/1008543-bolsa-chica-state-beach"],["Newport Bay Conservancy","33.653219719961","-117.88758975356","https:\/\/cityseeker.com\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/dark_blue_circle.png","","","2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA, 92660","https:\/\/cityseeker.com\/newport-beach\/262059-newport-bay-conservancy"],["Corona del Mar State Beach","33.593312130751","-117.87551397911","https:\/\/cityseeker.com\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/dark_blue_circle.png","","","Ocean Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA, 92625","https:\/\/cityseeker.com\/newport-beach\/381116-corona-del-mar-state-beach"],["The Wedge","33.593544357183","-117.88133330028","https:\/\/cityseeker.com\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/dark_blue_circle.png","","","East Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA, 92661","https:\/\/cityseeker.com\/newport-beach\/1205044-the-wedge"],["Environmental Nature Center","33.622917585708","-117.90825790599","https:\/\/cityseeker.com\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/dark_blue_circle.png","","","1601 East 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA, 92663","https:\/\/cityseeker.com\/newport-beach\/1205047-environmental-nature-center"]] adayincity 367503,1008543,262059,381116,1205044,1205047 6 0 1 Attractions
5,7,6,10 0 0 0 10 0

More Attractions

1
2
3
4
5
6
......
27
16227
5,7,6,10 162 0 0 0,6 6