Orange County on a Budget

Cash flow low? Check out the city's top spots for budget-conscious folk--from cheap eats to cheap sleeps.

Updated: July 16, 2004

Cheap Eats


Amazon Churrascaria

1445 S Lemon St, Fullerton, CA 92832

Fullerton's first churrascaria offers juicy, inexpensive all-you-can-eat meats in a classy setting.


Felix Continental Cafe

36 Plz Sq, Orange, CA 92866


Gypsy Den

125 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701


Free Attractions


Bowers Museum Of Cultural Art

2002 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92706

Learn about California's early history, with free admission on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.


Balboa Fun Zone

600 E Bay Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92661

Admission to Newport's harborside amusement park is free; rides and games have nominal fees.


Budget Hotels


Best Western Regency Inn

19360 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92648


Candy Cane Inn

1747 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802

Avoid the sky-high Disneyland hotel rates by booking a room away from the craze, but still shuttle-close.


Pacific Edge On Laguna Beach, A Joie De Vivre Hotel

647 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651