The South Coast and Catalina Island Travel Guide

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Plan Your The South Coast and Catalina Island Vacation

With its tropical flowers and palm trees, the stretch of coast between Seal Beach and San Clemente is often called the California Riviera. Sure, few of the citrus groves that gave Orange County (OC) its name remain, and this region—south and east of Los Angeles—is now ruled by affluent subdivisions, high-tech businesses, theme parks, and shopping malls. But Orange County is still bucolic and refined enough to hold lots of appeal to both outdoor enthusiasts and culture vultures alike.

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The South Coast and Catalina Island Hotels

Along the coast there's been a flurry of luxury resort openings in recent years; Laguna's Montage elevated expectations and... read more

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The South Coast and Catalina Island Restaurants

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Things To Do in The South Coast and Catalina Island

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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