What to Do in Mission Viejo, California

I’m at present within the Orange County space for a marriage that was situated in San Clemente. Although I go to LA rather a lot to see my shut associates, I’m not that acquainted with the OC. I didn’t understand San Clemente was so removed from Los Angeles that I couldn’t stick with my buddy and chill in LA. So as a substitute, I ended up staying round Mission Viejo at an AirBnB close by.  

Transportation and Lodging

I at present reside within the Bay Space, however I discovered it a bit harder to e-book a flight to Santa Ana vs. LA final minute. Subsequently I made a decision to take an in a single day bus by way of Megabus from San Jose to Anaheim after which fly again up from Santa Ana. I need to say I didn’t notably benefit from the in a single day bus. I’ve taken a bus right down to LA many occasions, however normally it’s fairly empty after I journey it. This time it was packed, which made it rather a lot much less snug. One man was loud night breathing tremendous loudly so it made it laborious to sleep! Subsequent time, I might possibly do what my buddy did and e-book to LAX (if no flights had been good to Santa Ana) and e-book a rental automotive for $50/day. As a result of Mission Viejo and San Clemente each want vehicles to get round, it may be simpler and extra price environment friendly to lease a automotive.

I acquired to Anaheim and took a Lyft to my AirBnB at Mission Viejo which price round $30. I ended up forgetting my heels to the marriage so I made a decision to go to a close-by shopping center, Outlets of Mission Viejo to get new footwear. I acquired a $7 Lyft to and again from the mall, and afterwards, I took a $25 Lyft to San Clemente for the marriage.

Stuff to Do

So after the marriage, my AirBnB host truly confirmed me round Mission Viejo and Irvine the subsequent day. Folks really useful hitting up Laguna Seashore which is about 20 minutes away. The one factor I knew about that place was the MTV present I used to look at in Elementary or Center Faculty, haha.

Laguna Seashore

I didn’t truly go to Laguna Seashore, nevertheless. However I preferred that Mission Viejo had entry to 4-5 seashores 20 minutes away – it made me extra inclined to reside in Orange County!

Lake Mission Viejo

So other than Outlets of Mission Viejo and Laguna Seashore, we determined to go to Lake Mission Viejo. It price $3 for a visitor cross, and it was fairly good! The realm contained seashore volleyball, boats, a seashore space to put out on, an space you may reserve for occasions, and a bunch of homes alongside the coast which might be simply value just a few million every.

I heard that it solely prices $20-25/hour to lease a ship. If I lived within the space, I’m positive that will in all probability be a enjoyable past-time with associates.

Additionally they maintain little live shows every now and then, and this space serves because the stage:

Afterwards we drove round and noticed different actions individuals within the Mission Viejo suburbs like to go to for enjoyable, together with an excellent good swimming pool that many individuals practice at (and a few of them have change into Olympians), in addition to the city bowling alley and different chill meetup spots.

Irvine Spectrum Middle

We headed in the direction of the Irvine Spectrum Middle. The middle was about 20 minutes away, but it surely was effectively well worth the drive. Look how good it was!

I truthfully felt like I used to be at a theme park or one thing trigger it was rather a lot bigger than I had anticipated it, and there have been tons of Christmas lights that made the expertise extra magical! I do know it’s primarily only a shopping center however I believed it was superior regardless. Except for retailers, there have been eating places, bars, a movie show, comedy membership, a ferris wheel, merry go-round, and even a Dave and Buster’s: 

I clearly determined to take a look at D&B’s and play some video games.

As Mission Viejo is principally a suburban space, it doesn’t have TOO many issues to do, however in the event you love the seashore and the nippiness life I’m positive you’d get pleasure from staying within the space! I discovered Mission Viejo notably stress-free. If in case you have different ideas on the place to go to tell us within the feedback beneath!

Mission Viejo


Hey there! My identify is Sharon. I give up my job in 2016 and have been touring for about 2 years as a digital nomad! I personal just a few on-line companies now that I can work on whereas being location unbiased. I’m keen about creating and residing my ‘full potential’, and I imagine journey is an important half in increasing your data in regards to the world and life.


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