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According to weather reports temps are expected to rise, so relax and trade in your heels or work shoes for flip-flops. Summer is around the corner and we found a variety of summer teasing activities around SoCal to enjoy from wine country to the sea.

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Monday, May 7

Hit the Deck on Mondays

The Deck on Laguna Beach is a no frills relaxed beachy place. The perfect spot to end your Mondays with panoramic breathtaking views of the coast. Your workday woes will be swept away with high tide, as you taste the mouthwatering appetizers, crisp coastal salads and surf style entrees. On Mondays mojitos and burgers are specially priced for those in the hospitality industry.

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Tuesday, May 8

Take Tuesday off and hit the local seas. (Shh!! We won’t tell the boss) This five-hour trip is perfect for families who want to fish locally off the coast. Make your reservations early these weekday specials fill up fast.

Fishing License is required for anglers 16 years of age. You can pre-purchase your fishing licenses online.

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Wednesday, May 9

Calling all foodies. The after dark Food Truck Fare with a cash bar will be out at the OC Fair and Event Center. A variety of gourmet food trucks will be tantalizing your taste buds Wednesday evening. Check the Twitter (@ocfair) or Facebook (OCFair) pages for the list of this weeks’ trucks.

Admission: FREE admission and parking
Hours: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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Thursday, May 10

Put on your dancing shoes for this energetic delightful journey back to the era of Big Band Swing where 13-piece orchestras dominated the dance floor and the pulse of the nation! The Encore Dinner Theater will feature a tiered, center-stage orchestra, period dancers, crooners & swooners. Complete with an audience dance-floor! Guests can also enjoy a personal mini-lesson w/swing professionals.

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Friday, May 11

Music and Wine in the Vines

Head inland to Temecula’s wine country this Friday for dinner and wine while listening to jazz or a local band. Temeculas wine country has grown up and there is plenty of fun on the weekends lasting well into the evening.

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Saturday, May 12

Experience murder on the high seas as you step into the world of mystery and intrigue on this exciting dinner cruise. Mix and mingle with unusual characters as you try to solve an exciting “who-dunnit!”

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Sunday, May 13

Give the mother you know bragging rights by taking her on a Mother’s Day Special Gondola Cruise along Newport’s canals. Choose from a chocolate cruise, appetizer cruise or a dessert cruise. Make this Mother’s Day an occasion to remember. For more Mother’s Day events in your community check out the following links on CBSLA by our fabulous writers:
Best Mother’s Day Brunches in SoCal
Best SoCal Mother’s Day Adventures
Best Mother’s Day Activities in the Inland Empire

Michelle Mears-Gerst is a writer in Orange County. You can find her at @sunnynsocal or on Facebook.