Romantic Things to Do in Orange County

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    The Most Romantic Things to Do in Orange County

    Sunset at the Huntington Beach Pier
    ••• Sunset at the Huntington Beach Pier. Photo © 2009 Kayte Deioma, licensed to

    For a couple in love, or if you're working on romancing your special someone, there are plenty of romantic things to do in Orange County. Here are some suggestions to appeal to a variety of different tastes.

    Go to the Beach

    Whether it's a sunset stroll, sharing a picnic, taking a surrey for two or baring some skin on the sand, Orange County has a variety of beaches with different personalities, each of which can be romantic in its own way. Crystal Cove is great for tidepooling, Huntington Beach has surreys and tandem bikes to rent. Laguna Beach is a picturesque spot for a romantic walk. Read more about Orange County Beaches.

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    A Romantic Gondola Ride

    Gondola Company of Newport Beach
    ••• Gondola Company of Newport Beach. Photo courtesy of Gondola Company of Newport Beach

    There are numerous places to take a romantic gondola ride in Southern California. In Orange County, you can take a gondola cruise with Sunset Gondola through Huntington Harbor in Huntington Beach or from Gondola Company of Newport Beach or Gondola Adventures in Newport Beach. Check for Gondola tickets in Newport Beach.

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    Get Out on the Water

    ••• Sailing. Photo STOCK4B/Getty

    You could take a champagne brunch cruise, or sunset cruise, or go all out and charter a sailboat for a sunset sail.  For a little privacy, you can rent an electric Duffy to have a picnic cruising the Newport Harbor, or for something more energetic, rent kayaks to ply the still waters of the bay.

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    Take a Sunset Helicopter Tour of the OC Coast

    Newport Beach Aerial Sunset
    ••• Newport Beach Aerial Sunset. Photo John Connell/Getty

    Book well in advance to get a sunset spot on a romantic helicopter tour of the Orange County coast. Flights range from a 10 minute "Get Your Feet Wet Tour" to a 25 minute beach tour. Flights depart from the Orange County John Wayne Airport.

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    Private Dance Lessons

    Couple Dance Lesson
    ••• Couple Dance Lesson. Photo Flynn Larson/Getty

    One or both of you feel like you have 2 left feet? Sign up for private dance lessons from salsa,  cha cha and other Latin dances to swing and country 2 Step or ballroom to get over your fear of dancing – a great way to spend time in each other's arms. 

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    A Romantic Visit to Disneyland

    Romantic Disneyland
    ••• Best Places to Kiss at Disneyland. Photo © 2015 Kayte Deioma, licensed to

    Couples with a good sense of fun can find all kinds of romance at the Disneyland Resort, from exploring the Best Places to Steal a Kiss at Disneyland to fine dining at Napa Rose or the ultimate geeky Disney fan romantic dinner spot, the Blue Bayou Restaurant, where you're seated on a dimly lit waterfront terrace with the Pirates of the Caribbean boats passing by.

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