Experience first-hand the thrill and excitement of racing in a Sprint Cup style NASCAR stock car at Auto Club Speedway. A crew member buckles you in, checks your radio, and gives the "thumbs up" sign to your instructor. It's time for the thrill of a lifetime!
Region: Orange County
Conveniently situated just outside of Los Angeles, it's no wonder that the OC is a prime vacation destination — not to mention an ideal location for those lucky enough to call the vibrant area 'home.'
Whether you're looking for an unforgettable way to celebrate someone's special day, or are simple on the prowl for a fun new way to explore your stomping grounds, Orange County experience gifts are the key to unlocking some serious fun with family and friends!
Nestled up against the beautiful west coastline, it's tough to stay away from the OC's wonderful world of water. But why even try? With a host of Orange County activities ready and waiting to set sail, sweep you off your feet, and make some waves — these aquatic adventures are not to be missed! Go whale watching, reel in some fish, delight in delicious cuisine aboard a cruise, try surfing, fly a hydro-powered jetpack, and more!
And speaking of flying — there are plenty of adventurous things to do in Orange County by air and land, too! Learn to pilot a plane or helicopter; go ziplining or bungee jumping; give indoor skydiving a try; or enjoy a breathtaking aerial tour of LA, Hollywood, and the surrounding scenery!
Does the mere thought of H2O and air outings make your heart race with excitement? Then buckle up for this big news! Among the many unrivaled things to do in Orange County is an array of top-notch driving experiences, that really put the pedal to the metal! Check out the fleet of high-speed options that Cloud 9 Living offers at renowned Orange County attractions raced by the pros themselves — like the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana and the Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in Desert Center.
Hop behind the wheel of a real Indy or stock car to challenge the Auto Club Speedway's two miles of rubber-burnin' asphalt for yourself! Kick the big day off with a classroom training session, learning the ins and outs of professional racing — driving lines, communication systems, car mechanics, track geography, safety protocol, and more. Suit up in real driving gear, then head to pit road for a demo lap in a crew vehicle, followed by revving your very own engine to let loose, lap after lap!
Prefer to just sit back, hold on tight, and let a professional do the driving at top speeds? Done! Ride alongs are the perfect way to get the adrenaline pumping and experience first-hand how a race car driver takes on a track, relentlessly charging its curves and straightaways!
Got an eye on some of the 'flashier' sets of wheels? Indulge any car buff in the more exotic things to do in Orange County — like racing a Ferrari or taking a Lamborghini for a spin! The Auto Club Speedway comes equipped with a remarkable road course, packed with twists and turns that satisfy any horsepower-hungry thrill-seeker. And, of course, these Orange County experience gifts for enjoying the world's most prestigious, exotic vehicles come as both driving and ride along options — perfectly satisfying any need for speed!
From diving straight into the water, to hovering above it, and cruising along it — Cloud 9 Living offers an array of things to do in Orange County that bring out the best in any aquatic activity!
Explore Orange County attractions from the comfort of a cruise ship. Keep your eyes peeled for some of the most magnificent signs of marine life on a whale watching excursion! Take Sunday nice 'n' easy as you enjoy the sights and sounds of Newport Beach or Marina Del Rey aboard a delectable brunch cruise, infused with bottomless glasses of champagne.
Embark on the evening outing of a lifetime from Newport Beach for a gourmet dinner cruise. Soak up the shoreline scenery while strolling along the deck. Enjoy fine dining and superior service, as well as cocktails and beverages from the ships cash bars. And if the mood strikes, get your feet moving to the beat of the cruise's live music entertainment!
For a more intimate option of things to do in Orange County, don't miss out on a gondola ride for two. Experience romance at its finest with this Newport Beach outing, not far from favorite Orange County attractions and activities! Let a charming gondolier navigate the boat along Newport Harbor's many quaint canals, as you share a box of chocolates and unique quality time with a special someone.
Want to up the ante on the H2O? Dive in to wet 'n' wild excursions that won't soon be forgotten like flying a jetpack, dabbling in sportfishing, catching a gnarly wave while surfing, or even hopping into the water with Great White Sharks!
With Orange County experience gifts like these, it's easy to make a big splash — with even bigger memories to last a lifetime!
There's no rule that says sightseeing in Orange County means both feet must be planted firmly on the ground. So why not take to the skies to explore instead?
Get swept off your feet with Orange County experience gifts that come loaded with airborne adventures, giving spectacularly unrivaled views of the famed OC and surrounding areas!
For those looking for a little bit of R-&-R, a variety of scenic tours offer the perfect getaway. Catch the sunrise or sunset immersed in the tranquility of a hot air balloon ride as you watch the Pacific Ocean sparkle in the distance. Escape the mainstream Orange County attractions to float peacefully through the California air on a glider ride for two — enjoying the picturesque Lake Henshaw, Hot Springs Peak, and Palomar Mountains below. Or soar above the hottest happenings in Hollywood in a helicopter!
Have a history buff on your hands? Climb above the clouds in a North American T-6 Texan Warbird; or hop aboard a brilliantly-restored 1920's biplane in San Diego for gorgeous glimpses of the SoCal countryside.
And guess what? Cloud 9 Living's list of air-mazing things to do in Orange County caters to people with big piloting dreams, too!
Take sky-high activities to new heights by learning to fly an airplane, helicopter, or glider. After a brief ground orientation and pre-flight aircraft assessment, go up, up and away for hands-on coaching by an FAA certified flight instructor. Stunning views of the incredible landscape below are undoubtedly included.
Have a hankering for a freefall? Put on a helmet and jumpsuit, and leave the parachute behind! An indoor skydiving excursion is one of the most memorable, fun things to do in Orange County. Float, twirl, and experience the freedom of flight inside a giant wind tunnel — a perfect outing for nearly any age!
Adventures in the OC are out there, and they're waiting for you — woohoo! (Or for your lucky gift recipient, but either way, someone is going to have the time of his or her life!)
So what are you waiting for? The time is now, thrill-seekers — go make some epic memories happen with things to do in Orange County by land, air and sea!
Dive off of California's notorious Bridge to Nowhere, bravely plunging toward the expanse below on a bungee jump. Or harness up and suspend yourself from just a cable, racing among treetops and over valleys on the ultimate ziplining tour in the San Gabriel Mountains! Craving more? Cross suspended sky bridges, hike, and rappel as you soak up the stunning sights.
Yo-ho-ho, head to the H2O — where we dare you to defy gravity! Strap on a hydro-powered jetpack to take command of the water; hover, dolphin-dive, take-off, steer, walk on the water, go hands-free, and more!
And if you want your aquatic adventure to be under the sea instead, nothing gets the heart pounding like an encounter with Great White Sharks!
Hoping to keep the adrenaline pumping? Satisfy a need for speed behind the wheel of one of the most horsepower-hungry vehicles in the world. Head to the Auto Club Speedway or Chuckwalla Valley Raceway for things to do in Orange County that keep a sucker for speed smiling from ear to ear! Ride alongs and driving experiences are available in all sorts of makes and models — stock, Indy, Porsche, Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Corvette, dragster, Harley Davidson, and more!
Care to courageously check out Orange County attractions that are a bit off the beaten path? Give rock climbing a go! Or take a mountain biking tour through the heart of the San Andreas Fault. Explore the geological phenomenon of Earthquake Canyon or Joshua Tree National Park by off-roading in a Jeep.
With action and adventure Orange County experience gifts like these, "daredevil" might just make a great middle name!