Information About Orange County

Laguna Beach sits in its own hilly enclave at the southern end of Orange County.

John Wayne Airport Orange County (SNA), is the closest airport to Laguna Beach, just 15 miles away. It is approximately 35 miles south of Los Angeles and is located between the cities of Costa Mesa, Irvine and Newport Beach, which makes it easily accessible. Major airlines serving John Wayne include United Airlines, American Airlines, US Airways, WestJet, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines and Southwest.

Orange County covers a great deal of square mileage, stretching from its northeast tip of La Habra to its northwest tip at Seal Beach, and its southernmost tip at San Clemente.

It's no wonder that Orange County itself is a destination spot as it offers Southern California's most famous beaches along 42 miles of gorgeous coastline (Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point and San Clemente). Orange County also proffers two large harbors in Newport Beach and Dana Point - there's no end to water sports in Orange County!

Orange County also serves as happy host to "The Happiest Place on Earth" (Disneyland and Disneyland California Adventure Park) in Anaheim, as well as Knott's Berry Farm and Knott's Soak City in Buena Park.

Throughout Orange County, you will find "play" a major part of its vocabulary. There are 53 sweeping golf courses (including our Laguna Beach hidden gem, the historic Ben Brown's Golf Course), high-end shopping malls (try South Coast Plaza or the gorgeous outdoor Fashion Island mall for starters), rambling water parks and more than 1,200 public parks, including the Laguna Wilderness Park in our own Laguna Beach Canyon, and the Orange County Great Park's 1,300 acres (twice the size of New York's Central Park). Trust us: Whether you choose to make your home in Orange County or decide to visit us, you won't be at a loss for something new to do every day of the week.