Orange County – The Conservative Yet Beautiful County of California
Orange County is the third most populous county in the state of California after Los Angeles and San Diego County. Its county seat is Santa Ana and its population is estimated at approximately 3,000,000 people.
The county is worldwide known due to the great number of beaches and the very well-known tourist attractions located within its borders, such as Disneyland and Knott’s Berry farm. It is considered a rather conservative region, among the most conservatives in the overall liberal state of California, however Orange County is one of the most known and popular centers of religious worship in the US.
Although Santa Ana is one of the largest cities of the county, there is no urban centre in this region; the entire county is basically suburban, featuring some towns, such as Huntington, Anaheim and Orange. The main tourist destination is Anaheim followed by Huntington Beach.
One of the most known attractions in the area is Balboa Island. It is a very beautiful, manmade island which can be accessed from Newport Beach via ferry boats, although there is an access road as well. Balboa island is visited by thousands of tourists who travel to Orange County and features gift shops, beaches and many restaurants.
Orange County boasts a large number of beaches, but two are the most famous and popular ones; Laguna Beach, a beach covering a few miles of scenic coastline. It has been a major tourist destination for more than a century and has hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs, as well as many water sport businesses. The second most famous beach of the county is Huntington Beach, located at the Norwest part of the county. The beaches there are large and spacious, while the homonym town features some of the largest piers in the world. 58 parks and the largest public park in the county are also found here.