Best Fall Activities in Orange County

November combines the excitement of autumn with anticipation of the holiday season. Cooler air and a flurry of activity mean plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy a little family or couple’s time. Usher in Fall 2015 with our round-up of activities in the Santa Ana area.

  • Watch planes at John Wayne Airport
  • Rockin’ Tots trampoline park
  • Family reading and playtime at Newhope Library
  • Patchwork Show downtown
  • Old Orange County Courthouse

For just two dollars, you and your little ones can get an up-close-and-personal view of planes taking off and landing at John Wayne Airport. Park on the A1 parking deck’s fourth level, and be prepared for plenty of oohs, aahs, and general excitement. Girl playing on trampoline at Rockin' Jump in Santa Ana Get a jump on your New Year’s resolutions before 2015 even comes to an end. Burn plenty of calories alongside your kids as you bounce the day away at Rockin’ Jump’s Rockin’ Tots events. Squeeze in some socializing and treat yourself to gourmet coffee — and maybe just a few bites of the tempting goodies on hand.
Librarian reading to children at at Newhope Library in Santa Ana, CA Something about fall brings out the bookworm in many of us. Spend family time together with reading and playtime at Newhope Library on November 21st. Kids will love interactive readings and rhymes, and you’ll love the budget-friendly aspect of this Santa Ana family-friendly activity.

Head to the Patchwork Show in Santa Ana for a day of fun for everyone. Food, music, and handmade items offer a great way to wile away the day. Get recipes and DIY tips while supporting local artisans. The Patchwork Show will be held downtown on November 29th, 2015 at 2nd at Sycamore Street. Admission to the market is free.

Leave 2015 behind for a day with a November visit to the Old Orange County Courthouse. You’ll appreciate the building’s place in the area’s history, and your kids will lose themselves in the charm of the restored turn-of-the-century — that’s the 20th century — edifice. The 30,000 square-foot building is Southern California’s oldest courthouse.

With so many options, you’ll have no shortage of things to do in Santa Ana this November. Enjoy one or more of these family-friendly activities as Fall 2015 comes to a close.