Orange County has blossomed into more than a southern suburb of Los Angeles. This collection of cities thrills tourists with theme parks, relaxes sun worshippers with miles of beaches, and impresses shoppers with expansive indoor and outdoor malls. Flights to Orange County land at John Wayne Airport (SNA) and are often included in Orange County vacation packages. Otherwise, you may prefer accommodations closer to the charmingly walkable City of Orange or with views of the surfers at Huntington Beach.
The car is king where you fly in, which makes roads well-maintained and parking easy-to-find and mostly free. Consider renting a car once you've completed one of your Orange County flights. The major rental-car companies have counters on the lower level between Terminals A and B. If you're heading to Disneyland, its Resort Express bus stops at the Ground Transportation Center on the lower level. The Center is also where you can catch shuttles and taxis after your plane ride. For bus service, ride routes 76 and 212, or I Shuttle Route A from the lower level in front of Terminal B. You can buy your ticket on-board. After you've freshened up at one of many cheap hotels close to John Wayne Airport, slather on the sunscreen and get ready for fun outside. It rarely rains, so you won't have to consult any weather reports before your daily travel adventures.
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