10 Top Summer Adventures – Orange County’s Best
Summer is almost over and you are probably thinking how fast it went by. But more importantly your probably wondering whether you hit all the hot spots within the OC? Maybe not, but its not too late to check them out. We took some of the best summer adventures that the OC has to offer and refined them by featuring those in our opinion, that have fantastic websites. Below is a sample collection of our Orange County web design team’s favorite local spots to soak up summer.
1. Explore Catalina Island
Not only is Catalina Island breathtakingly beautiful, but it also boasts of quaint historic inns, fresh seafood restaurants, snorkeler coves, beach club parties and so much more. With vivid imagery and great navigation, Catalina Island’s website is one clean, modern site that consumers can navigate through, book hotels, find restaurants and easily find activities of there choice! www.visitcatalinaisland.com
2. Staycation @ Montage Resort
Ahhhh, the Montage…in one word: luxurious! Why take a vacay far away when you have one of the most sought after hotels of choice right here along the coast? Right in the middle of the California Riveria, the Montage boasts of exquisite restaurants, magnificent coastal scenery, elegant ocean view rooms, tranquil spa services, and a million dollar beach right in front. Get swept away by visiting their website. Visit www.montagehotels.com today!
3. Sunday Brunch @ Las Brisas
If you haven’t had a Sunday Brunch at Las Brisas yet, this is definitely something you need to experience. Perched high in the bluffs in Laguna Beach, Las Brisas overlooks the magnificent ocean and seaside cliffs. On Sundays, they offer a four-course, full-service dining experience from omelets and premium steaks, to fresh seafood and decadent desserts. From the tantalizing menu photos to the easy to use navigation, this is one website that got us going! www.lasbrisaslagunabeach.com
4. Hiking in Orange County
Orange County has some of the most breathtaking trails for hiking or biking, from the beginner to advanced. Winding in and around our most sought after cities, you can find trails of any choice. From the leisurely Back Bay walk to the rocky climb of Laguna Canyon, there is something for all to enjoy. Hikespeaks’ website allows for you to easily find the trail of your choice by location and includes trail ratings, descriptions, photos, weather and tracking. Don’t miss out this summer on our beautiful Orange County backcountry wilderness. www.hikespeak.com
5. Golf @ Shady Canyon Golf Club
If you want a private club that epitomizes the game of golf at its best, then Shady Canyon is the place to be. Shady Canyon Golf Club is one of the choice private clubs in the country. Scenic, unspoiled, and rugged, Shady Canyon’s finest clubhouse and golf course are artfully shaped to the natural surroundings of the landscape. It is a place where new friendships are made, where families gather, and where camaraderie endures. Join the club and feel right at home with their simple, but effective website design. www.shadycanyongolfclub.com
6. Explore Balboa Island
Modern. Historic. Memorable. Balboa island offers a little something for everyone. From strolling down Marine Ave, to viewing the historic homes and quaint canals, you can sip on coffee, watch live entertainment, have a treat or relax at happy hour. Vibrant colorful images showcase all that the island has to offer while viewers can easily find what they need through the simple navigation. Drop into www.balboaisland.com today!
7. Boating @ Davey’s Locker
Who doesn’t enjoy whale watching, deep sea fishing or boating? At Davey’s Locker they give you the best of both worlds. From booking a tour to renting your own water craft, you can enjoy your last summer days out on the water with family and friends. From the large engaging photos, to the ease of navigation; you can buy your tickets or reserve your boat directly online. They also offer recent whale & dolphin sightings or the latest fish counts on their site if that floats your boat. Tour www.daveyslocker.com to find out more.
8. Tennis/Swim @ Spearman Club
What a better way to spend the lazy summer days of Southern California, then in one of their saline filtered Jr. Olympic size swimming pools, or one of their private tennis or fitness facilities? Spearmint Clubs is a multi-sports tennis and fitness company that offers “something for every one.” With campus’s in Irvine, Monarch Beach and Laguna Niguel, Spearmans offers a variety of social events throughout the year including ladies luncheons, family dinners, tennis socials, book clubs, and so much more! Find everything you want easily on their website by location. www.spearmanclubs.com
9. Evening Out @ Pageant of the Masters
If you have never seen Pageant of the Masters, you are in for a real surprise! POM is a 90 minute show featuring “living pictures” – beautiful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real models posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. An outdoor amphitheater, professional orchestra, live narration, intricate sets, sophisticated lighting, expert staff, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers have won recognition for the Pageant as the best presentation of its kind. With only less than a week left to enjoy, you can view past performances, book your tickets, add option add-ons, view the program guide, or volunteer easily online on their nicely designed website. www.foapom.com
10. Seafood @ Starfish
Fresh seafood flown in daily, at Starfish you can enjoy Asian fusian style tapas and while sipping exotic drinks. From Lobster Roll Sliders, Wok Fire Mussels and Crab Wontons as appetizers, to Curried Mahi Mahi, Thai Basil Banana Leaf Seabass or Candied Dragon Prawns, you can experience exquisite fine dining in their modern vibrant lounge. Visit their website to see large tantilizing photos, easy navigation, and the latest specials. www.starfishlaguna.com