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Best Off-Leash Dog Areas In OC

When your feisty canine pal is begging for a good workout, consider visiting some of Orange County’s best off-leash dog areas where pups go to play and burn off their extra energy.

CBS Los Angeles–08/27/2015

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Best Paintball Arenas Near Orange County

Paintballing is a way of life for some in Southern California so it’s no surprise that some of the best paintball arenas in the country are all within a short drive from Orange County. Here are the five best paintball arenas around.

CBS Los Angeles–08/06/2015

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Best Rafting And Kayaking Near Orange County

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–07/16/2015

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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–06/16/2015

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Best OC Fashion Blogs

Our list of the best local bloggers defining what is fashionable in OC.

06/08/2015

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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–05/28/2015

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Best Bars For Business Drinks In OC

If you’re looking to wine and dine an important business contact, these Orange County bars offer a ritzy atmosphere and are perfect for a professional tête-à-tête.

CBS Los Angeles–04/09/2015

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Orange County’s Most Romantic Hotels

Tell your significant other how much you love her by checking into one of the most amorous and enchanting hotels Orange County has to offer.

CBS Los Angeles–03/17/2015

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Best Races For Getting Dirty Near OC

Here are the five best running competitions in the area for getting down and dirty.

CBS Los Angeles–03/12/2015

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Best Places For Men’s Haircuts In OC

Getting a haircut can often be a grueling experience if you’re a guy. You can either endure the same stuffy salon where your wife gets her hair styled and colored or brave the nearby quick-cut at the local strip mall. Here in Orange County, there’s no longer a reason to dread the monthly buzz and trim. Salons and barbershops appealing to men know exactly what a masculine grooming environment should look like.

CBS Los Angeles–02/23/2015

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Ask A Local Trainer: The Best Ways To Get Fit In OC

It’s no surprise that once the tinsel and lights come down in the new year, memberships to gyms increase dramatically as people attempt to work off those extra holiday pounds. As many fitness gurus will tell you, getting fit isn’t just about joining a gym, it’s about changing your lifestyle. These five lifestyle tips from Sarah Beckx, a personal trainer in Orange County, will show you how easy it is to get in shape.

CBS Los Angeles–12/25/2014

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Best Places To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree In The OC Area

Whether it’s a Douglas Fir or Monterey Pine, natural green or flocked, the Christmas tree is the iconic symbol of the holiday season. While some tree shoppers choose artificial trees made to look like the traditional evergreen conifers, others seek pre-cut trees hauled in from miles away and propped in the corner of an empty parking lot. For those Christmas tree purists in Orange County who want to hand-pick the tree with the perfect spread of branches and ideal scent of pine, there are several Christmas tree farms within driving distance that bring the nostalgia of childhood back to the holiday season.

CBS Los Angeles–12/19/2014

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Best Places To Go Ice Skating In Orange County

In Orange County, the summer atmosphere seems to permeate the landscape year-round. Even in wintertime, locals are hard-pressed to call this part of California a winter wonderland. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t experience a classic holiday escape amidst the palm trees and bright sunshine. Without having to drive past the county line, families and friends can get into the mood of winter by grabbing a pair of skates and enjoying some of the best ice skating rinks in the southland.

CBS Los Angeles–11/28/2014

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Where To Buy Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts In OC

Show your sweetheart how much you really care with a unique gift that proclaims your love and affection.

CBS Los Angeles–02/04/2014

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2013’s Best New Boutiques In OC

As a major West Coast fashion and style mecca, Orange County offers a new wave of stores offering some of the latest fashion trends.

12/10/2013

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