Top 5 Haunted houses in Orange County

Halloween is right around around the corner, so here is our top 5 Haunted Houses to visit in and around Orange County this 2015. 5 Haunted Houses to visit 1. Halloween Horror Nights (Universal Studios) With the heritage of making horror films for over 80 years, Universal Studios Hollywood brings you the most terrifying live Halloween event in Los Angeles! Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608, United States Website: www.halloweenhorrornights.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/HalloweenHorrorNights Phone: 1 800-864-8377 2. The Queen Mary Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor in Long Beach is an annual Halloween tradition featuring horrifying mazes, attractions, live entertainment, food and drinks. Address: 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA Website: www.queenmary.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/thequeen.mary Phone: 1 877-342-0738 3. Knott’s Scary Farm Whatever you’re imagining, it’s here at Knott’s Scary Farm, one of the largest and most terrifying Halloween events in Southern California with 11 mazes, 1000 monsters, 2 shows and 13 thrill rides. Address: Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620, USA Website: www.knotts.com/scaryfarm Facebook: www.facebook.com/KnottsScaryFarm Phone: 714-220-5200 4. The Cemetery of Lost Souls (Anaheim) The Haunted Dojo (aka the Cemetery of Lost Souls) is a super scary haunted house put on by United Studios of Self Defense in Yorba Linda. They started out offering a small, free, haunted house to the community just for fun. It grew year after year and it didn’t take long for it to be ranked in the Top 5 Best Haunted Houses in Orange County - twice. Address: 4965 Yorba Ranch Road, Yorba Linda, CA 92887, USA Website: www.thehaunteddojo.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Cemetery-Of-Lost-Souls-275008249269996/ Phone: 714-777-5026 5. The 17th Door Haunted House The 17th Door is Orange County’s New, Extreme Haunted House! 17 interactive rooms and over 30 minutes of...

ARTIC - OC’s Hub for Transportation

Growing up in Orange County, I will be the first to say that the public transportation system has not been great. As a matter of fact I, like most OC residents, had a car before I ever set foot on public transportation. So if you live or are travelling in Orange County, you can really appreciate ARTIC; the new transit hub providing stress-free commuting and access to Southern California’s major entertainment destinations, all in a stunning iconic setting. ARTIC is a hub for private and public transportation options like Metrolink, Amtrak, OCTA and ART. Conveniently located between Angels’ Stadium and the Honda Center on East Katella Avenue. makes for an easy walk to either spots and also a short distance from Disneyland, the Anaheim Convention Center, The Grove of Anaheim, and the Anaheim Gardenwalk. in between events dine or grab a beer at the Stadium Promenade. The best thing about the ARTIC is when you’re going to any major event downtown you can avoid parking and more importantly freeway traffic!… So sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Website: http://www.articinfo.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ARTICanaheim Phone: (714) 385-5100 Additional Links: Disneyland Anaheim Convention Center The Grove of Anaheim Anaheim Garden Walk Stadium Promenade Angels’ Stadium The Honda Center Share this:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in...

Foo Fighter Rock the Honda Center

  The Foo Fighters’ latest studio album, “Sonic Highways,” is still hot off the press and they have already started their 2015 world tour. The tour includes 28 dates in North America, with the band hitting the Honda Center in Anaheim twice. The Foo Fighters played the Honda Center on the 19th of September. They simply rocked the sold out house with a two hour set. Hits like “Learn to Fly” and “My Hero” had the whole crowd singing. Lead singer/guitarist Dave Grohl has a bum right foot, after an onstage accident, so he had to sit on his throne for the whole concert, but that didn’t stop the show from being awesome. Drummer, Taylor Hawkins, grew up in Laguna Beach so these two Anaheim shows are a real hometown gig for the Foos. You’ll be able to find Anaheim-exclusive merch like T-shirts with the “FF” logo with the Angels’ halo looped around part of the top, along with other custom Anaheim items. Grohl closed out the evening by thanking OC for “letting me borrow Taylor Hawkins for the last 20 years.” He also noted, “We never say goodbye. You know what we say?” and the band segwayed into an awesome performance of “Everlong.” The Foo Fighters play their next SoCal concert here in Orange County at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday, October 17. You can check out all the details and ticket info on the Honda Center website: Honda Center of Anaheim Events or on the Foo Fighter’s website. Share this:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share...

Oktoberfest Huntington Beach 2015

Oktoberfest Huntington Beach 2015 October is just around the corner and that means playoff baseball, pumpkin spice lattes, horror films, and Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest in Huntington Beach is the best event for beer aficionados and party people. At Old World Huntington Beach, they have been hosting the biggest parties since 1977. Oktoberfest 2015 is hyped up to be the best celebration of the year, which will include authentic German food, imported German beer, competitions, games and other festivities. Oktoberfest is not only playtime for adults, but they also managed to squeeze in some cool stuff for kids as well. Kinderfest on Sunday will have carnival games, face-painting, bouncy house and the popular Weiner Dog Races. Parents can enjoy from the great selection of German Beers and German Sausages that were voted best sausages in California. Of course Old World is famous for hosting the best Oktoberfest, but they are also known for their award winning German cuisine restaurants, German bars, pretty much anything German. At the authentic European market you can peruse the aisles of fresh baked bread, cakes and the best sausages you will ever find in California. Oktoberfest started on September 13th and will continue until November 1st. Here are the details: Wednesdays & Thursdays: 6:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. Fridays & Saturdays: 6:30 P.M. - 1:00 A.M. Kinderfest Sundays: 2:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. Do not miss out on their last day, November 1st, for they will be holding their Doggy Dress Up & Kid Costume Party to celebrate Halloween. Old World German Restaurant is located at: 7561 Center Ave. #49 Huntington Beach, CA 92647. For more information about...

Honda Center September Events

  We love Southern California. Home of every kind of major sports teams and a plethora (thank you word-of-the-day calendar) of entertainment centers; we are in one of the most sought-after travel destinations in the world and we don’t even have to leave our own backyard. Every month SoCalLocal will tell you about the biggest concerts, sports events, and all the can’t miss action happening in Southern California. Let’s kick this feature off with what’s happening in September: Kevin Hart Kevin Hart, one of the most popular comedians today, will be performing at the Honda Center Thursday, September 17, 2015. The event starts at 7:00 PM. The comedian has played major roles in blockbuster movies like “Ride Along” and “Get Hard”. This event will be a part of his “What Now?” comedy tour. Foo Fighters Foo Fighters will be rolling into the Honda Center on Saturday, September 19, 2015. The concert begins at 7:00 PM. The concert is part of what will be their biggest North American tour ever. Performing through the Summer and Fall, the Foo Fighters are excited to be doing this tour after a great success with their recent album, “Sonic Highways”. The album reached the top 3 charts worldwide. Anaheim Ducks The NHL returns to the Honda Center on Friday, September 25 2015. The Anaheim Ducks will face-off against their state rivals the Los Angeles Kings. Although a preseason match, it is highly anticipated game with a play-off atmosphere. Honda Center The Honda Center in Anaheim is known as the home of the 2002 NHL Stanley Cup Champions the Anaheim Ducks. The venue is also...