The Real Orange County

See the opulence and appeal of Orange County in our photo tour.
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Ruby's Diner is located at the end of the Huntington Beach Pier, one of the longest public piers on the West Coast.

Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city made famous by MTV's series of the same name following privileged SoCal teenagers.

Laguna Beach is the second-oldest city in Orange County, second to Anaheim. Its picturesque coastline is midway between Los Angeles and San Diego.

There's no shortage of shopping for real housewives or tourists in Orange County.

The newly-renovated Hilton La Jolla sits atop the bluffs and overlooks the legendary Torrey Pines Golf Course and Pacific Ocean.

One of the youngest cities in the OC, Rancho Santa Margarita is a beautifully planned community set upon the rolling hills.

The streets of downtown La Jolla are spotted with the world's shopping elite visiting storefronts from charming boutiques to high-end art galleries.

San Clemente is a popular surfing destination, catching swells all year long.

Newport Beach Harbor is a semi-artificial harbor that created several islands such as Newport Island, Balboa Island, Collins Island and more now mostly covered with private homes.

Imagine soaking in the sunset view at home in Laguna Beach.

La Jolla's curving coast along the Pacific Ocean is an affluent seaside resort with home prices averaging $2 million.

The South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa define luxury shopping with the highest sales in the US.

With more than 12 miles of sand and surf and 8 miles of paved boardwalk downtown Huntington Beach offers one-of-a-kind shopping, dining, activities and nightlife.

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