4 Things to Do on a Budget in Orange County

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Living in Orange County can cost a pretty penny but with a little creativity and imagination there are a lot of fun and inexpensive things to do in this city. So listen up Orange County apartment residents, we have a few ideas that will keep you entertained and we promise they will not stretch your budget.

​Fun in the Sun 

The wonderful thing about living in Orange County are the beaches. We are spoiled with beautiful, sandy beaches year round, and they don’t cost a thing to enjoy. So pack up your car with a few beach necessities, pick up some friends and head down to your favorite spot. Don’t forget to stop by your local grocery store for some BBQ-ing goodies, a bonfire is the perfect way to end a day at the beach! If you are looking to have fun with your four legged friend, Huntington and San Onfre State Beach have some awesome dog parks.

The Orange County Swapmeet

The Orange County Marketplace is a great weekend activity to enjoy with friends and family. It is America’s most unique outdoor shopping experience and offers a variety of food, beverages, cocktails and fun, that will keep will keep you entertained all day long – or until they close, which is 4:00PM.  

Educational Activities for Everyone

The great thing about living in the OC is that there are cheap things to do for people of all ages. If you love learning or have some kiddies to entertain, go to the Discover Science Center where there are numerous platforms to stimulate your brain. The Science Center offers interactive exhibits and programs to educated and increase the public understanding of science, math and technology.

To end a day on a budget… Grab a Bite

If you are in the mood for some delicious food but your pockets are running low, you’re in luck because I have the perfect place for you! I would suggest heading over to Taco Mesa located in Costa Mesa. Taco Mesa offers healthy, authentic and innovative Mexican cuisine from only the freshest ingredients. Almost all of the items on the menu are under $10.00 and the portions are just right, you will leave feeling satisfied and full. 

P.S. Don’t forget your local community centers, they offer a variety of classes from cooking, crafting and more. Let us know your secret spots for some low cost fun in the OC.