If your idea of a great weekend includes shooting capsules of paint out of a compressed air gun at an opponent inside a simulated combat zone, you must be an avid fan of paintballing. Whether you play in a league or just enjoy some fun competition with friends, this adrenaline-pumping sport is a thrilling way to burn off steam from the workweek. 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.
SC Village Paintball & Airsoft Park
8900 McCarty Road
Corona, CA 92880
SC Village is a famous paintball park considered by some players to be one of the best in the world. This 100-acre enterprise has been hosting paintball wars for more than 25 years. Located just 30 minutes from Orange County, this park boasts 25 exciting outdoor fields designed to look like various locations throughout the world. Compete in the jungles of the Mekong Delta, barracks of Baghdad or trenches of Kuwait. SC Village also hosts major tournaments and one of southern California’s largest 24-hour paintball scenario events called Decay of Nations, which draws crowds and players from all over the world.
Jungle Island Paintball & Airsoft Park
14881 Temescal Canyon Road
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Hunt your opponents in the outback, among dinosaurs, in the Wild West or around concrete pipes. At Jungle Island Paintball Park, you have 11 paintball fields, four airsoft fields and a tournament complex to choose from. Open since 1997, this competition playground in the Inland Empire is one of the longest operating paintball parks in the state. Host your next party or event at Jungle Island and you’re sure to have a wild time.
9030 Somerset Blvd.
Bellflower, CA 90706
Reenact battle scenes from your favorite movie classics at Hollywood Sports. Take advantage of classic sets such as “The Haunting,” “Starship Troopers,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Supernova” and “Godzilla.” Known as one of the most elaborate California paintball parks, Hollywood Sports has gained notoriety hosting the Spyder Cup and Cal Jam while also offering extreme sports attractions such as rock-climbing, BMX racing, remote-control track racing, beach volleyball, indoor soccer, a two-story arcade and a restaurant banquet facility.
Warped Paintball Park
34481 Ridge Route Road
Castaic, CA 91384
If you don’t mind shooting or being shot at by a compressed air gun full of paintballs, swing by Castaic for 40 acres of paintballing excitement. Warped Paintball Park has six scenario fields and two tournament-grade arena fields suitable for paintballers of all ages and skill levels. Warped Paintball Park is also a great place to bring the kids for some exciting birthday party fun. The Park offers junior-sized equipment for kids ages 8 through 11 and even provides a private referee to ensure the kids stay safe while having fun. The hour-and-a-half drive from Los Angeles will feel like nothing after the adrenaline rush experienced here.
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1925 Old Nadeau Rd.
Palmdale, CA 93550
Located in the northern part of Los Angeles, the Paintball Wars battleground offers an unrivaled chance to stalk, outwit and ambush your enemies. Simulated urban war zones never looked so compelling at this terrific paintball park. At this expansive facility, you can rent everything from equipment to one-time-use camouflage coveralls as well. With a commitment to supporting the local community, Paintball Wars offers discounts to church and youth groups while offering at-risk local students complimentary lessons, and opportunities through education and volunteer programs.