Orange County

Orange County Travel Guide

Visit injured and sick sea lions; they’re rehabilitated here.

Walt's original California dream - charmingly retro and much more manageable than its Orlando descendant.

Insider clout: Braly books clients an unadvertised private tour of Río Secreto, one of Mexico’s cenotes (underground rivers), including a hike to some remote swimming holes, followed by lunch. Years as agent: 21.

Tour the Mission San Juan Capistrano, whose Serra Chapel is the oldest standing church in California (and in whose eaves the famed swallows arrive to nest every spring). The adjoining downtown area, with intimate galleries and cafés, reflects the charm of this Orange County community.

Jordan Market sells pistachios and dried figs straight from the motherland.