(Credit: Costa Mesa Historical Society)

(Credit: Costa Mesa Historical Society)


The rain is supposed to be on and off throughout the weekend, but staying couped up all weekend doesn’t give you much to talk about come Monday morning. We took to the calendars of different Orange County cities to find some cool places that will coax you out, despite the wet weather. Regardless of your budget or preference, the OC is stacked with cool things to go, do, and see. Let’s plan your weekend right.

Friday, April 8
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 26:  Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim watches his grand slam home run as he runs to first base in the sixth inning during a game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 26, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)


Angels Vs. Rangers
Angels Stadium
2000 E Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 940-2000
www.angels.com

Local basketball and football have been non-existent as of late, but when it comes to baseball, Southern California has got the goods. Angel Stadium is a great baseball park with easily-accessible parking, fantastic concession options (you can get everything from a brisket sandwich to an acai bowl at the stadium) and the baseball squad ain’t bad either. The kind of field that really doesn’t have a bad seat in the house, a weekend night at Angels Stadium with a tall beer and the boys on the bases makes for some quality time. With a team that is looking to be contenders this season, it’s worth getting familiar with the stadium early in the season.

Saturday, April 9
 (Credit: Costa Mesa Historical Society)


(Credit: Costa Mesa Historical Society)


Explore OC’s Roots
Diego Sepulveda’s Adobe
1900 Adams Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
www.costamesahistory.com

Want to get an idea of how hallowed these Orange County grounds are? In 1962, remains of an actual Mastodon were unearthed here. How is that for historical? The Adobe is one of the oldest buildings in all of Orange County. Overlooking the Santa Ana River at Estancia Park, this early California relic traces back to Spanish settlers with links to the establishment of the California missions. An integral part of the Costa Mesa Historical Society, the Adobe functions as a hub in hosting events from guest speakers and historical collections that all spotlight the rich history of SoCal. While the exact date of the building isn’t known, the Adobe traces back into the early 1800’s.
 

(Credit: Zebrahead/Dan Palmer)

(Credit: Zebrahead/Dan Palmer)


Zebrahead
House of Blues Anaheim
1530 Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 778-2583
www.houseofblues.com

Since the mid-90’s Zebrahead has been cranking out modern rock tunes that embrace a unique Southern California pop sensibility. Rooted in punk while retaining a sense of humor in their music, the OC natives haven’t lost a step when it comes to translating some real energy live. Releasing Walk The Plank last year, the band continues to evolve, travel the globe, and deliver the goods when they set up show at home. The House of Blues at Anaheim will be shoulder to shoulder this weekend.

Sunday, April 10
Credit: Goldenwest Swap Meet)

Credit: Goldenwest Swap Meet)


Swap Meet Shopping
Goldenwest College Swap Meet
15744 Goldenwest Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 895-0888
www.goldenwestcollege.edu

On the campus of Goldenwest College, one of the longest running swap meets takes place every weekend. With a wide variety of vendors offering everything from locally grown produce to antiques and collectibles, you could spend a whole afternoon or early morning roaming up and down the aisles with no real aim. For those that like hunting for recycled treasures, there is a healthy amount of random junk that is ripe with discovery potential too. Removing the windows from window-shopping, the swap is a great way to take in some fresh air and come away with something you weren’t expecting.
 

(Credit: Whole Foods Market)

(Credit: Whole Foods Market)


Paint & Sip
Brea Whole Foods
3301 E Imperial Hwy.
Brea, CA 92823
(714) 528-7400
www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Brea is the latest city to be fortunate enough to score a Whole Foods location. Complete with a full café, a craft beer bar and the kind of specialty groceries that will seriously get you excited to be around food, there are events that happen regularly at the location as well. This weekend, Whole Foods will curate a wine list paired with a painting session because drinking painting have always gone hand in hand. Of course your artistic inspiration couldn’t hurt from a little booze and some great small bites.

Article by Ramon Gonzales.

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