Tax Day Planner

Whether you got a refund or owe a fortune, find the Orange County spots that fit your new budget on April 17.

Updated: March 17, 2008

Where to Splurge


Claes Restaurant

425 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

A table with a breathtaking ocean view is perfect for celebrating your good fortune. Feast on lobster, steak and champagne.


Montage Laguna Beach

30801 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Book a luxury suite for the weekend and indulge in pampering spa treatments and gourmet cuisine.


Jimmy Choo

3333 Bristol St Ste 1207, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

A pair of sexy stilettos may consume your entire refund check, but you'll feel like a million wearing them.


Where to Save


Buffalo Exchange

2930 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Trade those cast-offs in your closet for cool cash or trendy new duds.


Balboa Fun Zone

600 E Bay Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92661

Don't want to fork over theme park admission prices? Take the kids to Balboa and enjoy free entry and thrifty rides.


Ross Dress For Less

2851 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782

Spend time instead of money browsing the racks for deep discounts on clothes for men, women and children.