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Arts & Culture

Best OC Photographers To Follow On InstagramThe photographer community in California is growing, largely through the social media network Instagram, which is opening up channels for professionals and amateurs alike to connect.
OC's Most Popular Filming LocationsThere are a few productions that have decided to film in our Orange County. Here are some of the locations the film industry uses time and time again without us even knowing it.
Best Holiday Activities & Events In Orange CountyFor shopping and culture, and mild winter weather, there's no better place to visit than Orange County for Christmas.
Best Things To Do This Weekend In OC - November 20So before getting together with your family and the second helping of pumpkin pie, you might want to get out and get active. Orange County has a healthy amount of places and faces to get familiar with.
Guide To Disneyland's 'Season Of The Force' Star Wars CelebrationYour guide to “Season of the Force,” the limited-time Star Wars-themed event taking place at Disneyland starting November 16.
Best Of OC - Week Of November 16'Tis the season for family fun. Orange County residents welcome a host of activities and adventures this week for the whole family, including the highly anticipated debut of "Season of the Force" at Disneyland Park.

Shopping & Style

Best Local OC Businesses To Shop On Black Friday 2015It's exactly a month 'til Christmas Eve and the holiday shopping season officially begins this year on Friday, November 26, aka Black Friday. Black Friday shopping doesn’t have to entail big name mall stores. Local and smaller businesses are just as savvy as the corporate retailers offering Black Friday deals and offers.
Best Place To Start Your Holiday Decoration Shopping In Orange CountyIf you're in the market for new holiday decorations, Orange County offers up shopping perfect for any need.
OC's Best Florists For A Holiday PoinsettiaEvery holiday season, flowers make the perfect gift for family and friends. Poinsettias, in particular, offer a touch of class and care that let that special someone know that you care, but getting the correct bouquet is not as easy as it looks. You need quality customer service, convenience and fair prices to feel good about the purchase. Orange County offers a mix of all of those important qualities, and a few go above and beyond the call of duty to make the holidays go smoother than any year prior.
Best Places for Rain Gear In Orange CountyFor those who are cautious and like to be prepared, their best bet to find rain gear at outdoor specialty shops. Then there are the stores that carry waterproof gear such as sporting goods stores. Whatever your preference, is here are the best places to shop for rain gear in Orange County.
5 Money-Saving Tips For Your Holiday ShoppingSave some dough this holiday season with these easy holiday shopping tips. No need to break the bank just to have a fun and memorable holiday.
Getting The Best Deal By Researching Holiday Gift PricesDon't miss out on the best deals. Shop smart and do your homework to ensure you're saving as much as possible on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

Food & Drink

Best Restaurants For Pierogies In Orange CountyWhen craving this old world food item, there are several restaurants and even a food truck that serve this favorite delicacy.
Orange County's Best Thanksgiving Take Out Dinners To-GoThis holiday, serve your guests a traditional Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and more courtesy of these great Orange County spots.
Best Restaurants For Thanksgiving in the Inland EmpireHere are five great restaurants offering traditional Thanksgiving dinners with all the trimmings at historic or beautiful Inland Empire locations.
Best Thanksgiving Pie In Orange CountyThanksgiving is a time for love, laughter, family, friends and pie. These bakeries serve up classic favorites and new creations to add some extra sweetness to your holiday.
6 Best Cookbooks To Help With Your Holiday GatheringsThe holidays are a time to gather around the table with friends and family and share delightful food and conversation.
Ask an OC Chef: Best Unique Thanksgiving Side Dish RecipesSpice up your family's traditional Thanksgiving menu with the insight and southern influences of one of OC's newest and brightest chefs.

Nightlife & Music

Best Places For Sour Beers In Orange CountyIt's easy to be sweet on these Orange County sour beers
Best Bars With Infused Vodka In Orange CountyIf vodka is good, then infused vodka is even better, whether it is infused with fruit, herbs or something else. Try these places for great cocktails made with infused vodka.
Best Outdoor Bars With A Patio In Orange CountyOrange County patio bars don't rely on outdoor seating and spectacular views to bring in customers.
Best Events To Do This Fall For Couples In OCOrange County offers great events and activities for couples in the fall.
Best Restaurants In OC With Live MusicIf you like live music without standing in a crowd full of 22-year-olds, try these restaurants.
Best November Concerts In Orange CountyFrom 80s favorites to country, Orange County offers some good shows for you to check out in the month of November.

Family & Pets

Ask An OC Expert: 5 Tips For Giving Your Pet A Quality BathAs with kids, giving a dog a bath can be an undesirable but necessary chore. Chris Ferretti of Maws & Paws Dog Services provides some tips for making bath time a little easier for you and your dog.
Best Indoor Playgrounds In Orange CountyIf you have kids with boundless energy, take them to these places to wear them out.
Best Activities For Kids In OC Over Thanksgiving WeekendKeep the kids entertained over Thanksgiving weekend with these activities around Orange County.
Best Thanksgiving Day Events & Activities In Orange CountyThere's more than one way to enjoy Thanksgiving in the OC. From turkey trot races to educating younger members of the family about this holiday, we've got you covered!
Best Running Clubs In Orange County These running communities may help give you motivation and encouragement to meet your fitness goals.
Best Holiday Volunteer Opportunities For The Family In Orange CountyEvery day, in every community, your family can make a difference. Orange County is certainly no exception. This holiday season you and your family may engage in anything from toy drives to family counseling and support to landscaping projects. Take your pick, and lend a hand at the best holiday volunteer opportunities for the family in Orange County.

Fitness & Outdoors

Top Outdoor Workout Spots In Orange CountyGet in shape and have fun at these top outdoor workout spots.
Best Public Golf Courses In Orange CountyOrange County has the ideal weather year-round that can be great for those looking for some of the best golfing experiences.
Best Places for Outdoor Yoga in Orange CountyThe beautiful weather in Orange County makes it one of the nation's best places for outdoor yoga enthusiasts.
Best Hiking Trails in Orange CountyThese essential routes will most certainly allow you to get in touch with OC in a unique, refreshingly rustic way.
Orange County Workouts Beyond The GymThe following gyms in Orange County break the stereotypical gym model to help you get motivated and stay motivated. Break out of your routine work out and try something new at one or all of the following fitness centers.
Best Rafting And Kayaking Near Orange CountyWhile river sports are in short supply in this part of California, beach access provides an endless playground for water lovers who enjoy the view above the waterline. Here are five nearby spots for great rafting and kayaking.

Eat See Play

Best Places For Guitar Lessons In Los AngelesAs the hub of entertainment for the world, LA offers everything needed to insert music into your life or your children's education. These are some of the best places in Los Angeles to make those dreams a reality.
Best Concert Venues In Los Angeles For A DateWhether you prefer to hang out casually or rock a steady hookup, here are some of the more alluring concert venues in Los Angeles designed to stimulate, gratify and redefine date night.
Best Places For Vinyl In Los AngelesLA has a robust selection of great music stores that sell vinyl records.
Play In The Front YardWhile it may not be the front yard you had as a kid, it’s just as comfortable and homey feeling making it the perfect place to get some grub and chill out.
Definitely Not A DudDudley Market is the newest café to open right next to the beach, making it perfect for all of your munching needs. They offer both a sit down option or a grab and go...
Make The Most Of SummerWe know how important the end of the summer is, so in order for you to get all the activities in on your summer bucket list in (because we know you’re not going to bother to do them next year) we at CBS Local E.S.P. Eat. See. Play are bringing you the best products to end August with a bang.
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