Italy-born chef Ugo Allesina "has raised the bar at Prego" with "Italy's best culinary hits" -- this Irvine eatery is "definitely worth a visit" writes Gayot.
Spot the majestic gray whale in its peak migratory season with this excursion, which leaves from Newport Beach and travels 15 miles into the Pacific.
"It's been a very happy New Year so far for whale watchers," as SoCal gray whale sightings have hit record numbers (CBS Local). Take advantage with this cruise.
Hunt for more than 30 varieties of fish such as white sea bass, halibut, barracuda and yellowtail on a choice of deep sea fishing excursions.
Retreat to the AAA 4-Diamond Fairmont Newport Beach for a day of pampering, complete with two hourlong treatments plus pool and amenity access.
Citrus City Grille "boasts American fare, contemporary Asian and European favorites, along with a modern flair" (Gayot); 94% of Travelzoo guests love it.
Voyage to "the prettiest of all the SoCal beach towns" (Frommer's) and stay just 15 steps from the beach at the Pacific Edge Hotel on Laguna Beach for 55% off.
The praises for Chapter One are endless: Zagat rates it "very good to excellent" (24), OC Weekly named it a best new restaurant and it's on four CBS LA "Best Of" lists.
RokPrime Steakhouse & Grille invites Travelzoo users to taste select meats and seafood grilled in its "rok" method, which uses a 752-degree volcano stone.
Save 50% on dinner or lunch for two at Gaucho Grill, which Gayot praises for its "respectable Argentine cuisine."
Hunt for more than 30 varieties of fish such as white sea bass, halibut, barracuda and yellowtail on a 10-hour deep sea fishing excursion around Catalina Island.
Enjoy this winter heat wave on an afternoon kayak excursion from Newport Fun Tours, which has a 91% positive rating from Travelzoo subscribers.
"With three delicious food tours to choose from, Old Towne Orange Walking Food Tours tempts you to bite off more than you can chew" (CBS Local).
Cruise the high seas in search of whales, dolphins and other sea creatures during this excusion off the Gold Coast.
For 55% off, coast through Newport Bay with up to seven friends and a bottle of bubbly during a 90-minute electric boat cruise.
Save 55% on a five-course dinner for two at Brio Tuscany Grille, where "Italian favorites are given a California twist" (Orange County Register).
A Little Touch of Heaven "lives up to its name" (CBS LA). Visit this tranquil spa by the sea for a massage for $60 off.
"The C4 Deli blends the contemporary, yet timeless elements of a boutique wine bar and craft beer store" (Examiner). Save 50% on elevated deli fare and drinks.
Zagat praises the "wonderful variety of Nuevo Latino dishes" at Alegria Cocina Latina. Save 50% on dinner and drinks for two.
Save 50% on dinner at Agaves Kitchen & Tequila, which Long Beach Gazette calls a "welcome Pine Avenue addition" with a vibe that is "downtown chic."
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