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Best Hiking Trails in Orange County

These essential routes will most certainly allow you to get in touch with OC in a unique, refreshingly rustic way.

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Top Gyms in Orange County

With so many gyms and fitness studios in Orange County, it’s easy to find one that’s suited to you and your needs.

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How To Spend One Day In Newport Beach

Whether it’s your vacation destination or a quick layover, here are five must-see attractions to complete during your one day in OC.

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Best Helicopter Tours Near Orange County

Whether you’re on a romantic date or just want an adventurous outing with friends, let a helicopter tour of the Southland propel you onto cloud nine. Take to the skies using one of these Orange County tour services and prepare for an uplifting experience.

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Walking Tour Of Downtown Laguna Beach

A day in downtown Laguna Beach is a day in paradise. Whether you’re looking to relax on a beach towel or gaze at some art from modern masters, there’s plenty to do within walking distance of your highly coveted parking spot.

CBS Los Angeles–09/21/2013

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Guide To Paddleboard Yoga In OC

For a sport that only began in 2005, stand-up paddleboard (SUP for short) is experiencing a huge boom these days. And its offshoot, paddleboard yoga, is one of the more popular movements the fitness practice has experienced.

CBS Los Angeles–09/13/2013

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Best Places For Stargazing Near OC

When it comes to stargazing, the Perseid massive meteor shower produces a spectacular show in Orange County. The peak of the Perseid meteor shower’s intensity typically occurs from Aug. 10 to 13.

CBS Los Angeles–08/10/2013

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Best Rafting And Kayaking Near OC

While 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.

CBS Los Angeles–07/27/2013

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SoCal Expert’s Tips For Basic Survival

If you’re out hiking alone in a remote area and somehow get lost, can you survive for a few nights? What would happen in the aftermath of a major earthquake that disables all public utilities?

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Best Ladies-Only Sports In Orange County

Camaraderie and conditioning go hand in hand with the many great sporting activity options women get to enjoy in Orange County.

CBS Los Angeles–07/06/2013

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Extreme Sports In Orange County

An ordinary game of baseball or golf isn’t enough for you, you are a thrill seeking adventurer that is up for fast action, adrenaline-pumping thrills! Try one of these extreme sports in OC.

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Cycling Expert’s Favorite Rides In OC

Get into gear this spring with Orange County rides that offer a workout for beginning bikers and seasoned cyclists alike.

CBS Los Angeles–04/13/2013

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Tips For Keeping Your Kids Active In OC

In the wintertime, it may be tempting to keep your kids indoors in front of the television or to let them spend a rainy day playing video games. There are many alternative cold weather activities for kids in Orange County, and it’s important that parents encourage their kids to stay active despite the rain or chill. Small lifestyle changes are what Linda Franks from Kid Healthy advocates to maintain lifelong good health.

CBS Los Angeles–02/09/2013

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Best Kettlebell Workouts In Orange County

The Russian kettlebell is the latest weapon against fat and calories in gyms across the southland. Orange County fitness experts are turning to this bowling ball with a handle to develop strength, flexibility and cardio.

CBS Los Angeles–02/02/2013

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Best Running Clubs In OC

Whether you run for fun, fitness, stress relief, or competition, there are many like you in Orange County who pound the pavement with some of the region’s best running clubs to train and to socialize.

CBS Los Angeles–01/12/2013

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Baseball Shots Of The Week – July 15, 2013

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in MLB. Here’s your recap for the week ending July 15, 2013.

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Miami Heat Win Back-To-Back NBA Titles

(AP) – LeBron James and the Miami Heat remain atop the NBA, and not even a proud push from the San Antonio Spurs could knock them down. James led the Heat to their second straight NBA title, scoring 37 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in a 95-88 victory Thursday night in a tense Game 7 of the NBA Finals that lived up to its billing.

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A collection of photos from beaches around the Southland.

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