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The official first day of summer 2019 is June 21, and we’re guessing you’re as excited as we are for this extra fun and beautiful season here in Orange County. But how can you make the most of it? What are some of the must-do things happening this summer? How should you plan for your specific family and budget goals? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Chris Riggins is a family operated Orange County remodeling contractor located right here in Coastal California. Orange County is and has long been our home and we have deep roots here. So, whether you’re new to the area or you’re looking to experience OC in exciting new ways, we’re happy to help with this Orange County summer bucket list of some of our favorite family-friendly activities and events!

Go to the beach.

Spend the day at one of the many fabulous Orange County beaches and/or family-friendly tide pools in Orange County.

Explore Balboa Island.

Ride the Balboa Ferry and check out the Balboa Fun Zone while you’re there!

Go to Adventure Playground.  

Adventure Playground is one of the most unusual parks in Orange County and in the U.S. featuring a mud hole, sensory garden, gigantic tree house, art zone, sandboxes, concrete slides, giant Legos and Tonka trucks, and more.

See a concert or movie at the park or beach.

Check out this list of over 100 OC outdoor concerts to find a show near you, or head to one of these OC Movies in the Park for an evening under the stars.

Explore Irvine Regional Park.

Ride the Irvine Park Railroad train, rent a paddle boat on the lake or bike for the trails, and visit the OC Zoo inside the park.

Trek the Oso Creek Trail.

Located in Mission Viejo, CA, the beautiful Oso Creek Trail contains 5.5 miles of trails with numerous amenities and fun, educational features throughout.

Splash it up and cool down at Knott’s Soak City.

Knott’s Soak City isOrange County’s biggest water park featuring lots of water slides, a wave pool, kiddie area and lazy river.

Visit the “Patients” at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.  

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center rescues, rehabilitates and releases marine mammals and inspires ocean stewardship through research, education and collaboration.

Attend the OC Fair. 

From July 12-August 11, you can head out to the OC Fair and watch your mama pet a llama, soar up high on La Grande Wheel and sample the newest deep-fried, sugar-coated treats. Plus check out the best in visual art, woodworking, jam-making and more.

Go to the beach (again)!

OK, yes, we put this on here twice—but it’s a well-deserved duplicate considering all the amazing beaches in Orange County. Here’s a bit more info on some of our favorite beach communities we’re proud to also work in: And if you still can’t seem to get enough of the amazing beach life in Orange County, we’re proud to provide our unparalleled design-build services for those looking to build a beautiful beach home for their family in Seal Beach, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and beyond. No matter what your specific design-build goals, we’ll put our passion and experience to work for you. But don’t just take our word for it—check out our customer reviews and portfolio of projects and see for yourself why people in Orange County love working with us. Then be sure to contact us to learn more about our design-build services, discuss your specific needs, and get started on your summer remodel project today!
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