Like most of southern California, Orange enjoys year-round pleasant weather. Temperatures rarely soar above 85°F and dip to the mid 40's°F at the coolest time of year.
Orange is home to parks, lakes, a small zoo, a university and a wildlife sanctuary. Irvine Regional Park and Santiago Oaks Regional Park both offer miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding. Visitors can enjoy the natural charm of California in these relaxed settings. Irvine Lake in nearby Silverado offers a scenic, quiet spot at the base of the Cleveland National Forest that is excellent for family fishing. No fishing license is required.
Visitors to Orange will want to stop in at The Block at Orange, billed as southern California's most imaginative dining, shopping and entertainment experience and The Plaza at Orange which showcases the town's history primarily through its architecture. Orange hosts various festivals throughout the year and visitors can enjoy free concerts in the park during the summer months.
Orange is within driving distance of a lot of beaches so visitors to the area will want to pack their beach gear. While at the beach, tourists may want to take a cruise specifically to see whales and dolphins. Nearby beaches cater to vacationers with rentals of all kinds so a day at the beach is guaranteed to be a fun one.