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From pirate coves to movie star hangouts, our editors recommend the most legendary spots in Orange County.
Updated: June 22, 2006
Errol Flynn, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Mae West and John Wayne held legendary parties on their yachts in Newport Harbor.
Years after prohibition ended, bottles from rum smugglers who brought their booty ashore were found in the sand and water.
Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather and Diane Sawyer frequently stayed here while reporting on President Nixon's visits to San Clemente.
Infamous pirate Hipolito Bouchard anchored his fleet at Dana Point in 1818 while trying to raid Mission San Juan Capistrano.
This hilltop steakhouse sits on an old silver mine site. Memorabilia on display are actual artifacts from the mining era.
The Disney Gallery is reportedly haunted by Walt himself, who used the space as an apartment while overseeing park construction.
In 1912 Glenn Martin flew his plane from Balboa to Catalina and set a record for fastest over-water flight.
The movies "American Wedding," "That Thing You Do," and "Big Momma's House" filmed here and around historic Orange Circle.
B.B. King, Ray Charles, Leon Russell and Patti Smith are a few of the music legends that graced the stage.