Many areas within Orange date prior to 1920. However, you can find urban amenities mixed in with “old town” feel as you walk down these streets.  This atmosphere is prevalent as you go through the Old Towne Plaza that is still home to many mom and pop shops and restaurants like Grinder & Ice Cream Parlor or  Bruxie Belgium Waffles. Check out Old Towne Walking Food Tours ( to experience the best places for the foodie in you or enjoy private presentations by artists and gallery owners. For family fun, visit the Irvine Regional Park ( and visit the zoo, learn more about historic sites, like the railroad or just lay in the grass and relax. During the winter look for the Christmas tree lighting or the Orange International Street Fair on Labor Day weekend.