Why Orange County is Ranked as a Top Choice for an Affordable Family Vacation

Planning an affordable family vacation to Orange County can be the perfect getaway for a weekend or longer. The county offers a variety of activities ranging from watercraft rentals to historical attractions. Disneyland, Fashion Island, and, of course, Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina are all in the area.

Lodging options include hotels, RV & tent camping resorts, and vacation rentals. Most resorts host family-friendly activities and will also have on-site dining and entertainment venues just steps away from the beach.

Orange County is home to over 42 miles of beaches. Newport Beach and Huntington Beach have a typical SoCal vibe with miles of boardwalk, surfers, in-line skaters, and sunbathers. Nearby Crystal Cove offers a more natural setting framed by the Resort at Pelican Hill and its villas that overlook the beach.

Laguna Beach and Treasure Island Beach offer family-friendly gentle waves and lifeguards. Treasure Island Beach is a great location for snorkeling through the crystal-clear waters. During the spring and summer seasons, friendly Orcas, Bottlenose Dolphins, Sea Lions, and Gray Whales often come to frolic in the warm waters. Less than one mile south, the iconic 1000 Steps Beach feature spectacular views of the ocean crashing against the rocks while visitors challenge themselves to the cardio session of climbing the one thousand steps stairway from the road to the beach. All of these attractions are free, making a beach visit a must when you are looking to plan an affordable family vacation in Orange County.


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There are numerous other free or low-cost activities in the Orange County area. Balboa Island and Peninsula serves as an exemplary model of beachfront architecture and cultural heritage. Surrounded by small businesses and many historical buildings, Balboa Island and Peninsula is home to the Balboa Island Ferry, the Balboa Fun Zone, and the Balboa Pavilion.


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All of the above is just a small sample of what affordable family activities in Orange County could look like!

When planning your affordable family vacation to Orange County, consider Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina. It is a laid-back luxury resort and RV & tent glamping right on the shores of Back Bay in Newport Beach, California. Offering watercraft rentals, planned activities, live entertainment and concerts, waterfront dining at Back Bay Bistro, a summer inflatable obstacle course, and so much more, it is a great family vacation spot. Newport Dunes has offered affordable Orange County family vacations for over 60 years. If you don’t own an RV or tent, you can rent an RV from one of the local companies or stay in one of our newly enhanced beach cottages. To learn more, visit NewportDunes.com or call us at (949) 729-3863.


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