Orange County is a coastal county in Southern California, located approximately one hour-drive north of San Diego and 2.5 hour-drive south of Santa Barbara.
The region which makes up Orange County initially developed as an area of Spanish Land Grant Ranchos in the 1700s. In the late 1800s, silver was discovered in the Santa Ana Mountains, spurring growth and further development. With this growth, agriculture gained prominence, namely in the form of citrus groves. The mid-1900s saw the transition of the county into a high technology and business center.
The living environment and climate in Orange County are pleasant as a coastal region of California, with recreational activities including those in nearby Newport Bay and adjacent beach cities, harbors, parks, and mountains.
Numerous cultural activities are available, including at the nearby Pacific Symphony, the South Coast Repertory, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the Irvine Barclay Theatre, Bowers Museum, the Laguna Art Museum, the Orange County Museum of Art, and the Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts - Pageant of the Masters. Links to other activities and places of interest in and around Orange County are listed below. Additional activities may be found in downtown Los Angeles, approximately 45 miles to the north.
Residents and fellows in the department have privileges as part of the University of California, Irvine community, including opportunities for learning outside of medicine and radiology on the main university campus in Irvine. Additionally, there are recreational opportunities through the UC Irvine Campus Recreation Center, which includes instructional classes in sailing and sailboat rentals at the UC Irvine Sailing Base in Newport Harbor.
|UCI Sailing Association||Orange County Arts Guide|
|Newport Ocean Sailing Association||Laguna Playhouse|
|Irvine Ranch Conservancy||The Irvine Museum|
|Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks||Philharmonic Society of Orange County|
|Catalina Island Conservancy||South Coast Symphony|
|Balboa Bay Club activity/attraction links||MUZEO Museum|
|Orange County Arts Guide||San Juan Capistrano|
|Art-A-Fair Festival||Catalina Island|
|Sawdust Art Festival - Laguna Beach||Newport Harbor Nautical Museum|
|Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race||Ocean Institute - Dana Point|
|Dana Point Festival of Whales||Newport Beach map and images|
|Laguna Beach Music Festival||Disneyland|
|Newport Beach Film Festival||City National Grove of Anaheim|
|Newport Beach Restaurant Week||The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano|
|Tall Ships Festival - Dana Point||The Improv, Irvine|
|Knotts Berry Farm|
|House of Blues Anaheim|