Orange County, California with Kids

Everest and his dad ride in Disneyland's Astro Orbiter
My niece gets a chance to get close to a *real* princess
Balloon seller at Disneyland
Astro Orbiter at Disneyland Resort
Fireworks over the 5 freeway at Disneyland

Famous for its beaches, amusement parks, and warm weather, it's almost a given that west coast families will spend at least some of their vacation time here. Our own family visits several times a year because we have relatives in the area, and in this guide I share some of my favorite things to do in Santa Ana, Laguna Beach, Orange, Irvine, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and other parts of Orange County