As part of Extra Space Storage’s Local Places & Extraordinary Spaces series, host and Orange County resident Dax Holt showed us around unique hidden gems in Orange County. Curious about where Dax took us in the OC? Check out the episode below to discover these amazing local spots!
The FIFTH Rooftop Restaurant & Bar
Searching for the best rooftop restaurant in Orange County? Look no further than The FIFTH Rooftop Restaurant & Bar in Anaheim. It’s the perfect spot for an unforgettable date night, thanks to its fantastic view of Disneyland and its nighttime fireworks show! They also have theme nights like Tiki Tuesday where you can sip on specialty cocktails like the Pele Punch or Ace In The Hole. You can even rent out the rooftop for special events like weddings, anniversaries, and more!
Porch & Swing
One of Orange County’s top eateries is Porch & Swing in Irvine. This contemporary restaurant combines the coastal Southern cuisine of Charleston, SC with farm-to-table sourcing to create a rotating menu hand-picked by an executive chef. Additionally, Porch & Swing has all kinds of great handcrafted cocktails, including the Peach Tea Infused Old Fashioned and the Spicy Little Bee.
A huge perk of living in Orange County is that you’re close to amazing outdoor recreation spots. If you’re down in the Laguna Beach area, you’ll have to make a trip out to Victoria Beach—if you can find it, that is! This Orange County hidden gem is tucked away in a residential area, which makes it the perfect spot for anyone who wants to spend time near the water and away from crowds. Be sure to check out Victoria Beach’s famous Pirate Tower while you’re there!
Left of the Dial Records
Do you love the sound of vinyl? Then head over to Left of the Dial Records in Orange to pick up some new records! This quirky music and record store offers everything from punk and metal to blues and reggae on vinyl, cassettes, and more. You can even pick up a retro entertainment center with vintage speakers, turntables, and receivers. And if you don’t know what you’re looking for—or you want to check out something new—the staff is happy to chat music with you any time!
The Blind Rabbit
Unique cocktails, quality food, and mystery all combine into an unforgettable atmosphere at The Blind Rabbit. This Orange County speakeasy comfortably seats about 32 people and is hidden within the Anaheim Packing District. Here, you can sip on libations like the Absinthe Minded while digging into delicious pub fare like Duck Confit Mac & Cheese. Just be sure to make reservations before visiting The Blind Rabbit because they won’t let you in without one!
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