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Cheap flights to Orange County, United States

Cheap flights to Orange County

Most popular in July High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price $318 Price for this month
Cheapest price $148 From New York to Santa Ana

Cheapest Prices for Orange County flights by month

January
$277
February
$285
March
$283
April
$338
May
$300
June
$363
July
$390
August
$357
September
$277
October
$297
November
$318
December
$354
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Orange County is currently January; with July being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Orange County?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
$374
$315
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$197
Price
$197 - $357
Temperature
68 - 89.6 °F
Rainfall
0 - 4.84 inches
January is typically the best time to fly to Orange County, but there are other times where great deals are available. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Orange County, the warmest period tends to be August, with the wettest being February.

When is the best time to book flights to Orange County?

The price you pay for your flight to Orange County may vary depending on when you book.For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 60 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
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Which day is cheapest to fly to Orange County?

Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Orange County. Flying on Sunday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly?

Flights in the evening are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Orange County. Flights at noon are usually the most expensive.

Orange County – or The OC as it also known – lies at the heart of southern California and encompasses (and enhances) all that make the area a top destination. Home to both Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, it is also a beach resort and includes some of the wealthiest communities in the world, one worthy of its own television program (The OC).

The county is one of the most populous in the US but is made up of a series of incorporated cities without a single dominant urban area though Anaheim is probably the best-known. It’s home of the National Hockey League’s Ducks and Major League Baseball’s Angels.

Boasting a climate that maintains a summer feel throughout the year, Orange County is as varied a destination as they come with something to attract even the fussiest of travelers.

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Orange County climate

Orange County covers an area that stretches from the coast to inland foothills and its climate varies as a result. The best weather can usually be found on the coast where the Pacific Ocean serves to cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Nearly constant sunshine – and needless to say very limited rainfall – as well as an average annual temperature in the mid-70s (F) range really do come close to climate perfection.

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Best Time to Fly to Orange County

Peak Season:

Because of the lack of seasonality in Orange County, peak times tend to be dictated by school vacation when families in the area and abroad visit.

Off Season:

The periods between school holidays – i.e. mid-September through to mid-November, mid-January through to mid-March and mid-April through to mid-May – tend to be quieter, particularly at family destinations such as Disneyland. However, many of the attractions cut down on their opening times to compensate and may also carry out refurbishment programs at these times so do some research before booking flights to Orange County.

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Getting around Orange County

This is California, the world’s capital of the car, so it is not surprising that the best way to get around Orange County is to use one. Of course everyone else uses one as well so the freeways tend to fill up at busy times. Avoid using them during the morning and afternoon rush hours (7am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm).

Major car rental companies are represented at all airports in the region. Shuttles to hotels and nearby towns are also available as are taxis.

Trains are not as popular a mode of transport in California as they are in other parts of the US but Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner does serve most of the Orange County communities. Buses are the best public transportation option and bus services run throughout the county.

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Orange County Travel Information

  • Orange County’s Little Saigon is home to the largest concentration of Vietnamese people outside of Vietnam. It is also home to sizable Chinese and Korean communities, particularly in western Orange County. There are many exotic shops selling Asian foods and of course no shortage of Vietnamese, Chinese and Korean restaurants.
  • Huntington Beach, or Surf City USA as it is also known, is the local centre of all things sun, surf and sand. Its other claim to fame is the longest recreational pier in California.
  • Laguna Beach is another beachside community in the county. However, there is more to it than just another beach. The Laguna Art Museum and Laguna Playhouse provide an establishment cultural backdrop to a place that is already renowned for its art festivals, galleries, historic districts and unique gift shops. Its restaurants are not half-bad either. Laguna Beach is also a designated marine-life refuge while Heisler Park Ecological Reserve is the perfect setting for some cliff-walking.
  • Fashion Island is an outdoor shopping centre in Newport Beach that features a massive koi pond and gardens to calm the senses after a hectic shopping schedule. The area’s coastline is home to a huge marina, the largest small-yacht harbor on the West Coast. It goes without saying that harbor cruises are available though the best bet for an excursion is the high-speed catamaran to nearby Santa Catalina Island.
  • This would not be California without the unexpected and despite the fact that Orange County features as mild a winter as is possible without crossing the equator, Winter Wonderland features the arrival of 100 tons of snow at Bonita Creek Park in Newport Beach. Sledding, snowball fights and pictures with Santa are all on offer.

 

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