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Fountain Valley, CA Things to Do


Whether visiting or living in this California destination, there are many things to see and do. Here are attractions, activities and events of interest:




Fountain Valley Events include: Classic Car & Truck Show, Summerfest, Concerts in the Park, Movies in the Park, Fountain Valley Easter Egg Hunt, and Fountain Valley Tree Lighting Ceremony





Fountain Valley is named for the underground springs that were discovered in the near-coastal region, once a rich area of farmlands. The farms have mostly given way to residences, commercial space, and shopping, but water still is important today in Fountain Valley. Both the Orange County Water & Sanitation Departments have a presence in the city and its land that overlooks the coast bordering Huntington Beach, its California coastal destination neighbor.

Fountain Valley is one of those places that would living a different persona if zoning had allowed it to capture some beach property. But since it only looks at the beach, much like neighboring Costa Mesa to its south looks at the beaches of Newport Beach, both cities have taken different roles in their livelihood. Known as business friendly, Fountain Valley is a shopping and dining destination for those living and working nearby. Located along the Interstate 405 (San Diego Freeway), Fountain Valley is home to major car manufacturing offices, has many larger department stores such as Costco, and dozens of popular California chain restaurants such as Mimi's, Stonefire Grill, Applebee's, Islands, and more.

There are only several hotels in Fountain Valley near the freeway. They are popular with business travelers especially, and operate in the budget to per diem traveler scale, though tourists do stay there, as well.

Things to do:

Mile Square Parkis a city park that literally spans a mile each direction of its square shape. Inside the park are lovely ponds, grass lawns, and Mile Square Golf Course, a public course that invites you to come play a round on a mostly flat course.

Fountain Valley Bowlis one of the few remaining bowling alleys in coastal Orange County. It features affordable day play, and popular night time rock & bowl games with fluorescent lighting and rock music. Annually one of the nation's top bowling championship events is hosted there.

Boomer'sis a family entertainment center with outdoor miniature golf, batting cages, water bumper boats, and a restaurant with pizza and kids games.

Fountain Valley Regional Hospitalis the primary hospital serving hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors in north/coastal Orange County. A large complex of surrounding medical doctors specializing in everything from cancer to foot care are located around Fountain Valley Hospital.

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