How to Plan the Ultimate Orange County Road Trip

Do you want to plan a getaway that’s close to home? If you’re a Southern California resident, an Orange County road trip is a perfect choice! Orange County encompasses nearly 950-square-miles, so there’s plenty to explore in your own backyard. From Dana Point to Anaheim, there are several California road trips to choose from. Read on to discover three of our favorite road trips in Orange County!  

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3 Options for an Orange County Road Trip 

1. Irvine to Newport Beach 

The trip from Irvine to Newport Beach is incredibly short. The route only takes about 20 minutes to drive, so it’s perfect for a day trip or last-minute weekend getaway! You can also take a ride-share between the two cities if you don’t want to drive. Newport Beach is also a great destination for a date night, as our area offers several restaurants with ocean views! 

2. Anaheim to Newport Beach  

Anaheim to Newport Beach is another easy road trip. The distance between the two cities is only 19 miles, so you can complete the drive in just under 30 minutes! It’s the perfect option to escape after a long week at work. With such easy access to the beach, you’re sure to forget that you’re just 30 minutes from home!  

3. San Diego to Newport Beach 

San Diego, located on the southern end of Orange County, is another great option for a California road trip! Even still, the drive from San Diego to Newport Beach is only about an hour and 20 minutes. Travelers leaving after work should keep in mind that rush-hour traffic can add up to 40 minutes to your drive. So, plug in your phone, turn on your favorite podcast, and cruise! 

If time isn’t a concern, we recommend taking a detour on the Pacific Coast Highway from Dana Point up through Laguna Beach. This route only adds 20 to 30 minutes to your journey and the views are well worth it!  

Other Road Trips to Newport Beach 

While it’s easy to plan for an Orange County road trip, it’s not the only option. Here are a couple of other popular road trips to Newport Beach: 

Make Newport Beach Your Road Trip Destination 

No matter which Orange County road trip you choose, make Newport Beach your destination. Our beach town boasts a great location on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, fantastic things to do, and premier rental homes! Burr White Realty offers more than 100 Newport Beach vacation rentals that are the perfect homestead for your trip. We have an extensive selection of oceanfront, oceanside, and bayfront homes for all styles and budgets! 

Browse a full inventory of our Newport Beach rentals to start planning!