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Upscale Outings in Orange County

Upscale Outings in Orange County

Lifestyles of the rich and the famous are definitely not reality for the majority of us, but sometimes, it just feels good to treat yourself. Orange County is the perfect place to indulge in some luxuries that are out of the everyday norm, so forget feeling guilty and get ready to enjoy! You deserve it.

Day Spa

It’s hard to think about luxurious indulgence without images of a serene, spa-like setting immediately popping into your mind. When it’s time to unwind and take a day for “you time,” head to one of Orange County’s beautiful day spas. If you’re spending time in the Anaheim Resort Area, head to Burke William’s Day Spa at the Outlets at Orange for a day in their famous facilities. Try one of their Signature Treatments for a soothing, luxurious experience.

Or, if you’d like a distinctly Disney experience, spend some time basking in Balinese Zen at the Mandara Spa at the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Try the Elemis Aroma Spa Seaweed Massage for the ultimate combination of skincare and massage. Their facilities are stunning to say the least, so make sure you leave plenty of time to soak in the serenity.

Mandara Spa at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Mandara Spa, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Photo courtesy of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa


If you’d rather enjoy the OC sunshine instead of spending your day at the spa, there are plenty of options for your day of extravagance. The golfers out there will be pleased to know they’re at the “Golf Coast,” with more than 50 courses at their fingertips. Head to the beautiful Monarch Beach Golf Links for stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from the affluent Dana Point coast. You’re almost guaranteed to see dolphins, and if you’re lucky, you’ll see a whale!


For all those whose happiness is found in a fitting room, Orange County is going to satisfy your need for a fashion fix. A shopping destination in and of itself, OC is home to world-class malls and luxury boutiques. If you’re serious about shopping, spend your day at South Coast Plaza for the ultimate experience. Their VIP Access Suite is designed to give you the best service possible with personal shoppers and concierge ready to help in any way, champagne and espresso to be served, and private areas to relax. You’ll shop top international labels like Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Christian Dior and many more.

South Coast Plaza

South Coast Plaza

Photo courtesy of South Coast Plaza

Harbor Cruise and Fine Dining

Maybe a ritzy date is what you’re looking for. Get out on the water with luxury yacht cruise company Hornblower for a Sunday brunch or sunset dinner cruise. Or, look out onto the water from five-star Newport Beach fine dining restaurant 21 Oceanfront. If you’re in Anaheim, we recommend dining at The Ranch Restaurant, a beautifully decorated steakhouse with an enviable wine selection.

Hornblower Cruises and Events

Hornblower Cruises and Events

Photo courtesy of Hornblower Cruises and Events

21 Oceanfront

21 Oceanfront

Photo courtesy of 21 Oceanfront

The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon

THE RANCH Restaurant and Saloon

Photo courtesy of The Ranch Restaurant and Saloon

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