Tuesday, August 14, 2012

5 Summertime Activities for Kids in Orange County

Summertime is a time to enjoy the break in school with a farewell to school time schedules. Most kids in Orange County enjoy the great outdoor weather that summer brings. There are many ways to savor the time off and the beautiful weather. Here are a few of our favorite summertime activities for kids in Orange County

Beach Time in Orange County
Having a beach day is one of the best ways to spend a summer day in Orange County with kids. We have many great beaches in the OC. Some of our favorites include Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and Crystal Cove or Little Corona Beach. You can pack a lunch and snacks or enjoy a yummy beachside burger at a restaurant. Be sure to bring sunscreen so you don’t burn.

Water Sports in the OC
Orange County offers an abundance of watersports for people to enjoy. Newport’s Bay Back has water sport rentals including kayaks, paddle boards and even canoes. If you are feeling adventurous, you may want to consider renting a wave runner or a Duffy boat and enjoy the OC water.

Orange County Kids Museums
You can take advantage of the many wonderful Orange County kid museums such as Bowers Kidseum, Pretend City or even the famed Discovery Science Center. These museums provide interactive fun for kids to enjoy. These are not your typical look, but don’t touch museums. They are engaging and fun while providing a fantastic learning experience for you kids.

Theme Parks in Orange County
The Granddaddy of all theme parks is of course the world favorite Disneyland. Other than the Happiest Place on Earth, there are many Orange County theme parks that kids love. Some of our favorites include Knott’s Berry Farm, Adventure City for the little ones, California Adventure, Balboa’s Fun Zone and Boomers.

Roller Skating in OC
If you want to beat the heat and head to an air-conditioned fun place, try roller skating. This is a fun experience for kids that are older than four or five years old. There are tons of fun activities for the little ones, but this is best suited for kids that are over four.  Roller skating is a favorite American pastime, and I remember the fun times I had as a tweeny bopper on the roller rink. 

There are so many fun activities for kids in Orange County to enjoy. Whether you are visiting from out of town or you live in Orange County, you can find an abundance of activities listed for your kids on our website. The only dilemma that you will run into is choosing what to do among the hundreds of choices. There are activities for all ages and many of them are free or at least low cost activities in Orange County. Take a peek at the many choices and let us know what you think. Send us a review of your favorite Orange County activity for kids and be featured on our OC Fun Guide website .