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There is definitely no shortage of things to do for an Orange County staycation. There are tons of attractions, which of course include the Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm theme parks. Orange County is also well situated for a staycation day trip as well. It's right in the middle of Southern California between Los Angeles and San Diego. Follow along for tips on what to do and where to go on your Orange County staycation. This includes finding the best deals, discounts, and coupons for area attractions and day trip destinations that are either within 100 miles or just a short 2 hour drive down the road.

Are you planning a day trip to Hollywood or anywhere in the Los Angeles area? If you are then just check out Los Angeles Staycations first for the latest tips, coupons, and other discounts that you can use on your staycation day trip.

The Latest Staycation Ideas

  1. Knott’s Soak City Orange County
  2. Medieval Times Buena Park
  3. Catalina Flyer
  4. Laguna Playhouse
  5. Wet ‘n Wild Palm Springs
  6. UltraStar Cinemas
  7. Newport Landing Whale Watching
  8. Orange County Zoo
  9. Merlin’s Magic Dinner Show
  10. Sunset Gondola

Great Horror Campout 2015 – 30% Off

May 21, 2015

Experience something truly frightening this summer at the Great Horror Campout. The event will be held at Griffith Park Zoo, where there have been numerous accounts of paranormal activity. For 12 hours you are immersed in a one of a kind horror event with an obstacle course of interactive tents and activities. Campers can choose their level […]


A Talking Bed Heals a Man's Broken Heart in the Rom-Com "Bed: A Horizontal Musical"

at Mysterium Theater at The La Habra Depot Playhouse, La Habra
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Talk about your "strange bedfellows." In "Bed: A Horizontal Musical", a recently-jilted man learns about the true meaning of love "from" his bed. Based on the book by Tom Swimm, this musical romp cent... [more+]

Talk about your "strange bedfellows." In "Bed: A Horizontal Musical", a recently-jilted man learns about the true meaning of love "from" his bed. Based on the book by Tom Swimm, this musical romp centers around a broken-hearted Broadway musical composer whose bed suddenly comes to life to help counsel him through a break-up. What can one learn from a magical mattress? Well, for starters, that love and romance are fleeting and impermanent and that friendship is the most important thing in life. This unconventional comedy features lyrics and music by C. J. Ver Burg and rolls into the Mysterium Theater at The La Habra Depot Playhouse. [less-]

Philharmonic House of Design: Tour an OC Showplace

at Philharmonic House of Design Shuttle Pick Up, Irvine
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Not only have 17 of the region's top interior designers decked out the eight bedrooms and more of a gorgeous 15,000 square-foot Provencal stone villa perched high atop a hillside in the OC's exclusive... [more+]

Not only have 17 of the region's top interior designers decked out the eight bedrooms and more of a gorgeous 15,000 square-foot Provencal stone villa perched high atop a hillside in the OC's exclusive Shady Canyon community, but this year's Philharmonic House of Design also boasts an elegant outdoor marketplace with home decor, jewelry, clothing and gourmet items for purchase, along with a cafe and wine bar. Proceeds benefit the Philharmonic Society of Orange County's nationally recognized Youth Music Education Programs. [less-]

Star-Studded Musical Revue Headlined by Female Impersonators

at Oscar’s Café & Bar, Palm Springs
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Liza, Barbra, Gaga -- they're the greatest female entertainers known to man, and they're brought to life by men in this top-notch musical revue, arriving in Palm Springs after a decade-long run at Lak... [more+]

Liza, Barbra, Gaga -- they're the greatest female entertainers known to man, and they're brought to life by men in this top-notch musical revue, arriving in Palm Springs after a decade-long run at Lake Tahoe's Horizon Casino. Film and TV actor James "Gypsy" Haake, who performed at the original "La Cage aux Folles" nightclub in Beverly Hills, has put together a stellar lineup of female impersonators to portray current artists like Pink, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, as well as all-time favorites including Marilyn Monroe, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Joan Rivers, Reba McEntire, Bette Midler and, of course, Barbra Streisand. Come see the "Carnival Cabaret" at Oscar's Café & Bar. [less-]

Experience Powerful Tale of Redemption at "The Spitfire Grill"

at MYART Studio, Los Alamitos
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Starting over isn't always easy, something that the characters in "The Spitfire Grill" wrestle with in different ways. Recently paroled convict Percy Talbott is looking for a fresh start, and she find... [more+]

Starting over isn't always easy, something that the characters in "The Spitfire Grill" wrestle with in different ways. Recently paroled convict Percy Talbott is looking for a fresh start, and she finds her way to a rural town, where she takes a job at the titular restaurant. In order to help the ornery widow who runs the joint, Percy creates a plan to hold a raffle for ownership of the grill that requires a hundred bucks and an essay. As these tales come in, Percy realizes she's not the only person in town with a history. The intimate setting is ideal for the emotional weight and stirring revelations of this folk- and bluegrass-inspired musical. [less-]

L.A. Grand Ensemble: Cutting-Edge Classical

at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, San Clemente
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Thu, May 28
FULL PRICE: $25.00
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Experience an exciting new concert aesthetic that blends beautiful music with eye-catching visual content, as the L.A. Grand Ensemble performs as part of the "Casa Classic" series. Conceived by Grammy... [more+]

Experience an exciting new concert aesthetic that blends beautiful music with eye-catching visual content, as the L.A. Grand Ensemble performs as part of the "Casa Classic" series. Conceived by Grammy-winning composer Juan Colomer, musicians from the L.A. Phil, L.A. Opera and the Colburn School have come together to form this cutting-edge contemporary group that adds innovative lighting, set design and 21st-century technologies to create a thoroughly modern and highly engaging evening of entertainment. From its beautiful setting overlooking the historic San Clemente Pier, Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens is dedicated to furthering the arts in the O.C. [less-]

Nora & Delia Ephron's Hit Play "Love, Loss and What I Wore"

at Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach
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Superstar sisters Nora & Delia Ephron -- writers of some of the most popular romantic comedies in history, including "Sleepless in Seattle" and "When Harry Met Sally" -- bring a hilarious and poignant... [more+]

Superstar sisters Nora & Delia Ephron -- writers of some of the most popular romantic comedies in history, including "Sleepless in Seattle" and "When Harry Met Sally" -- bring a hilarious and poignant collection of stories to the stage in "Love, Loss and What I Wore". Based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman, this show features women telling intimate stories inspired by the articles of clothing they were wearing at the time. As adapted by the Ephron sisters, masters of depicting the female psyche, "Love, Loss and What I Wore" casts a funny, surprising and touching light on moments that every woman will relate to. Don't miss the show that "Vanity Fair" called "witty and wise!" when it comes to the Laguna Playhouse, starring a different cast of actors each week. [less-]

"Secrets of a Soccer Mom": Comedy at a Mother-vs.-Child Soccer Game

at Modjeska Playhouse, Lake Forest
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Just another ordinary neighborhood soccer match becomes extraordinary when the mothers take on the kids in the riotous family comedy "Secrets of a Soccer Mom". What starts out as good parent-child bon... [more+]

Just another ordinary neighborhood soccer match becomes extraordinary when the mothers take on the kids in the riotous family comedy "Secrets of a Soccer Mom". What starts out as good parent-child bonding fun becomes an hilarious ethical quandary as three of the moms use their cool-off time between rounds to debate whether they should let the kids win or teach them a lesson about healthy competition. But, will ceding power over their children in a game affect a deeper family dynamic? And what if they couldn't defeat their kids even if they wanted to? Watch these flawed but funny ladies wrestle with such burning questions as "Secrets of a Soccer Mom" comes to Modjeska Playhouse in Lake Forest. [less-]

"Mary Poppins": See the High-Flying Musical Live

at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, La Mirada
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Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the beloved Disney film, the hit Broadway musical adaptation of "Mary Poppins" lands on the stage with a heartwarming score, spoonfuls of imagination and a fly... [more+]

Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the beloved Disney film, the hit Broadway musical adaptation of "Mary Poppins" lands on the stage with a heartwarming score, spoonfuls of imagination and a flying nanny who's perfectly perfect in every way. Audience members young and old will step in time to such favorite tunes as "Spoonful of Sugar" and "Chim-Chim Cher-ee," while also being able to experience parts of the books that were left out of the film. "Mary Poppins" was co-created by acclaimed British producer Cameron Mackintosh ("Oliver!") and features music and lyrics by the legendary Sherman brothers, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, with a book by Julian Fellowes ("Downton Abbey"). [less-]

"Merlin's Magic Dinner Show": A Night of Wit and Wizardry

at Rib Trader Restaurant, Orange
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Feast like a king or a queen at this two-hour magical meal hosted by a royal wizard. Saucy serving wenches bring you hearty food, tempting beverages and cheeky banter while Merlin the Magician provide... [more+]

Feast like a king or a queen at this two-hour magical meal hosted by a royal wizard. Saucy serving wenches bring you hearty food, tempting beverages and cheeky banter while Merlin the Magician provides an evening of entertainment you won't soon forget. His mesmerizing magic feats range from sleight of hand to grand illusion, and he's a bit of a comedian as well. A mouth-watering, two-course dinner from the Rib Trader is included in the ticket price. [less-]

Winter Wine Tasting Cruise on Dana Point Harbor

at Dana Wharf Boats, Dana Point
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FULL PRICE: $49.00
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Indulge in an end-of-week treat with a 90-minute evening catamaran cruise, where you'll sip warming wine while taking in the gorgeous winter sunset views of Dana Point Harbor. You'll be treated to sev... [more+]

Indulge in an end-of-week treat with a 90-minute evening catamaran cruise, where you'll sip warming wine while taking in the gorgeous winter sunset views of Dana Point Harbor. You'll be treated to several samples of hearty reds from The Organic Cellar, whose offerings are organically grown and pesticide-free, featuring a signature wine by Wyland. There's also cheese, crackers, fruit and nuts to go with the wine, and the vessel features a cash bar offering additional beverages for purchase. The 63-foot catamaran, the Ocean Adventures, was built exclusively for Dana Wharf and features high-tech viewing cameras mounted at the bow, a roomy viewing deck and the smoothest ride on the water. [less-]

"Little Women: The Musical" -- Song-Filled Adaptation of the Beloved Novel

at Costa Mesa Playhouse, Costa Mesa
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Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel "Little Women" is one of the most widely read books in the English language. Now the touching tale of young love, personal discovery and the enduring power of family has... [more+]

Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel "Little Women" is one of the most widely read books in the English language. Now the touching tale of young love, personal discovery and the enduring power of family has been transformed into a spirited musical that lights up the stage. "Little Women: The Musical" traces the adventures of the four young March sisters -- oldest sister Meg, tomboy and budding author Jo, shy and gentle Beth, and the lovely, artistic Amy -- as they grow up during some truly trying times in Civil War-torn America, always under the watchful eye of their beloved Marmee while Father's away at war. Performed by the Costa Mesa Playhouse, "Little Women" is a vibrant and sweeping musical full of heartache and hope. [less-]

"High Fidelity": Musical Comedy Based on the Popular Film and Novel

at Curtis Theatre - Brea Civic & Cultural Center, Brea
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"High Fidelity", the hit Broadway musical featuring everything from pop and rock to country and R&B, comes to the Curtis Theatre. Based on the best-selling novel by Nick Hornby and the cult classic fi... [more+]

"High Fidelity", the hit Broadway musical featuring everything from pop and rock to country and R&B, comes to the Curtis Theatre. Based on the best-selling novel by Nick Hornby and the cult classic film starring John Cusack and Jack Black, "High Fidelity" follows the life of record-store owner Rob as he navigates through business and relationship troubles with the help of his quirky friends and his beloved music. The show's writers include Tony Award winners Tom Kitt ("Next to Normal") and David Lindsay Abaire ("Shrek the Musical"). [less-]

Neil Simon's "Rumors": Laugh-Out-Loud Classic Farce

at Whittier Center Theatre, Whittier
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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon's truly timeless farce "Rumors" finds a foursome of affluent couples arriving at an upper-crust Manhattan party to discover their hostess is missing and th... [more+]

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon's truly timeless farce "Rumors" finds a foursome of affluent couples arriving at an upper-crust Manhattan party to discover their hostess is missing and their host, who happens to be the deputy mayor of New York, has accidentally shot himself. Though the wound itself is minor, the situation causes a major commotion as the gathered go to elaborate and zany lengths to protect his reputation and keep the police and press from finding out the truth, resulting in a hilariously tightening web of deceit. [less-]

Expect Saucy Sassiness at the "Lipstick and Lashes Drag & Dinner Show"

at Velvet Lounge, Santa Ana
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If you're looking for Las Vegas glamour, divas and fun without leaving Orange County, head to Velvet Lounge in historic downtown Santa Ana for a dinner theater-style drag extravaganza worthy of the St... [more+]

If you're looking for Las Vegas glamour, divas and fun without leaving Orange County, head to Velvet Lounge in historic downtown Santa Ana for a dinner theater-style drag extravaganza worthy of the Strip. "Lipstick and Lashes" is hosted by television star and female impersonator Shannel from RuPaul's hit shows "Drag Race", "All-Star Drag Race" and "Drag-U" as well as a host of "Divas Las Vegas", billed as "The World's Biggest and Most Outrageous Drag Show." Along with a delicious three-course dinner in an intimate atmosphere, expect sparkle, feathers, incredible costumes, comedy, impersonations, sexy backup dancers ... and lashes for days. [less-]

"Comedy of ERROR": Love in the Digital Age

at Lyceum Theater, Costa Mesa
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A struggling web developer who runs a failing dating site would love to quit his day job and focus his energies on the internet and his longtime girlfriend, but can't make it happen. In "Comedy of ERR... [more+]

A struggling web developer who runs a failing dating site would love to quit his day job and focus his energies on the internet and his longtime girlfriend, but can't make it happen. In "Comedy of ERROR", our hero brings in the help of his best friend to make a last-ditch effort to save a client and his company by any means necessary -- even if the results aren't exactly real. This world premiere production, written by Rene Scheys, explores the nature of modern love in the digital age. [less-]

Whale & Dolphin Watching: An Evening Trip From Dana Point

at Dana Wharf Boats, Dana Point
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Explore Dana Point, one of the best places on earth to watch whales and dolphins, during a two-hour cruise with Dana Wharf. The area is home to several varieties of dolphins, sea lions, sharks and wha... [more+]

Explore Dana Point, one of the best places on earth to watch whales and dolphins, during a two-hour cruise with Dana Wharf. The area is home to several varieties of dolphins, sea lions, sharks and whales -- including the majestic blue whale. The largest mammals on the planet, blue whales can grow to more than 100 feet long, and seeing them from aboard one of Dana Wharf's spacious vessels is truly a sight to remember. Southern California also has more dolphins than anywhere else in the world. And, if you cheer loud enough, these highly intelligent and playful animals have been known to put on a show of their acrobatic abilities. All cruises are narrated by expert captains, who will educate you on the abundant ocean life along the coast. [less-]

Dana Wharf's Twilight Fishing Trip Along the Orange County Coastline

at Dana Wharf Boats, Dana Point
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Fri, May 29
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Dana Wharf invites you to come aboard one of their professional fishing boats for a four-hour twilight fishing trip. Watch the sun set as you fish along the Laguna, Dana Point and San Clemente coastli... [more+]

Dana Wharf invites you to come aboard one of their professional fishing boats for a four-hour twilight fishing trip. Watch the sun set as you fish along the Laguna, Dana Point and San Clemente coastlines. With more than 40 years of experience on the water, Dana Wharf's fishing guides make your outing the ultimate in relaxation, whether you're a novice or experienced fisher. Catches might include sand bass, calico bass, halibut, sculpin, sheephead and more. [less-]

Hornblower's Romantic Dinner-Dance Cruise in Newport Beach

at Hornblower Yachts Newport Beach, Newport Beach
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Fri, May 29
FULL PRICE: $113.91
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Set sail on an elegant Hornblower yacht for a three-hour evening cruise, where you'll be greeted with a boarding glass of champagne or sparkling cider, and enjoy a romantic seated four-course dinner a... [more+]

Set sail on an elegant Hornblower yacht for a three-hour evening cruise, where you'll be greeted with a boarding glass of champagne or sparkling cider, and enjoy a romantic seated four-course dinner and dessert prepared fresh on-board, with wine and other cocktails available for purchase. Then kick up your heels and dance to music provided by live DJs or just soak up the view of the stars and night-time scenery as it drifts by from the outdoor decks. [less-]

Cult Classic Dark Comedy "The House of Yes" by Wendy Macleod

at STAGEStheatre, Fullerton
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Love, incest, mental illness and murder -- these perverse topics and more are tackled in "The House of Yes", Wendy MacLeod's dark, compelling, exceedingly black comedy, which gets a proper 25th annive... [more+]

Love, incest, mental illness and murder -- these perverse topics and more are tackled in "The House of Yes", Wendy MacLeod's dark, compelling, exceedingly black comedy, which gets a proper 25th anniversary revival at STAGEStheatre. "The House of Yes" is a cult classic as unsettling as it is funny and moving, telling the story of an upper-class suburban family whose mannered exterior masks a disturbing family dynamic. When the eldest son brings home his fiancée, his bipolar twin sister goes into a tailspin, sparking a chain of events that leads to an astonishing climax. Jack Millis directs this wickedly entertaining tale that was made into an award-winning film starring Parker Posey. [less-]

"Boeing Boeing": Swinging 1960s Farce Lands in Orange County

at STAGEStheatre, Fullerton
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A 2008 Tony winner for Best Revival, the swinging '60s farce "Boeing Boeing" is set to make a landing at STAGEStheatre. This high-flying comedy follows an American lothario living in Paris who's secre... [more+]

A 2008 Tony winner for Best Revival, the swinging '60s farce "Boeing Boeing" is set to make a landing at STAGEStheatre. This high-flying comedy follows an American lothario living in Paris who's secretly engaged to not one but three beautiful flight attendants. Life is good. But then a new, faster Boeing jet goes into service, causing the ladies' schedules to get jumbled, and things turn turbulent as all three descend on his apartment at the same time. Making things even bumpier is an old schoolmate who can't seem to keep his pal's cover stories straight. This slapstick farce from French playwright Marc Camoletti has been performed in London and on Broadway and was made into a 1965 film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis. Now you can laugh along with all the saucy fun. [less-]