While in Orange County, California, visitors can tour historical sites such as the Buena Park Historic District, lounge at the beach, enjoy Disneyland or Knott's Berry Farm, and explore Crystal Cove State Park and Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Tourists can also travel to Balboa Island for some water fun and whale watching tours.
Visitors can catch glimpses of a bygone era at the Buena Park Historic District, which features several preserved buildings and museum displays. The Bacon House is one of the oldest buildings in the city, while another preserved structure, the Whitaker-Jaynes House, doubles as a museum chronicling the areas history. The Murphy-Smith Historical Bungalow, located at Laguna Beach, has the honor of being one of the few original buildings left in the downtown area as of 2015.
After exploring the historic wonders of Orange County, visitors can explore the natural ones at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, a 7,000-acre preserve that stretches from the coast inland. It offers 40 miles of hiking and biking trails that lead people through old woodlands and canyons to ridges and rocky bluffs. Visitors can also go to Crystal Cove State Park, which offers back country hiking and camping, as well as access to 3 1/2 miles of beach and multiple tide pools. Guests can observe the organisms that make transitory tide pools their homes as long as they don't disturb or take anything.