We all have our favorite restaurants and we all know where to find the best White Russian in Orange County, right?  But when’s the last time you shook things up and tried something different? Ever considered any of the food and drink tours in Orange County?

The Old Towne Walking Tour is an award-winning compilation that brings the best the city of Orange County has to offer. It’s great year-round, but when the fall months come? Why, it becomes a must-do part of any holiday season. Many kick it off in October and we agree – we think that’s a mighty fine time to start.

Old Towne Orange offers something for everyone, but one element you definitely don’t want to miss is the cooking classes. It doesn’t matter who you trained under, there’s a lot of fun to be had in this class. The environment is warm and inviting and it’s sure to become a favorite part of your year.

We really love the Christmas in Olde Towne. It too is part of the Old Towne Orange. You and your group – whether it’s your family or your annual “best friends forever” get-together, you’ll experience the mesmerizing images, scents and scenery of days gone by. Glasswell and Chapman Streets, complete with the incredible antique stores we all know and love, down to the historic buildings that are ready for the holidays as much as anyone on the tour, do not miss this magical time. While you’re there, you’ll enjoy delicious food sampling opportunities, plenty of holiday shopping opportunities and a bit of history on days gone by and how our Orange County became the place we call ‘home.’

If you’ve lived in southern California for any period of time, odds are, you know all about the delicious sourdough breads that permeate the air, especially during the holidays. Since 1849, Boudin Bakery has made these delicious breads available for all of us and now, you can take the Bakery Tour, hosted by Boudin Bakery. Explore the earthy kitchen and see how these breads are made, from the moment they’re set aside to rise until the instant they come out of the oven. Enjoy free samples and pick up a recipe book or two, as well. This is a great opportunity for the family to get together and try something new and different.

Finally, we check in with the people who make the Walk, Wine and Dine tour such a special event. This is a great date night event and you can learn a thing or two about the history of the area while picking up a few tricks to creating delicious food and then pairing it with a wonderful wine. Space is limited as these are deliberately kept small, so make your reservations early.

Feeling inspired yet? Remember – you learn something new every day and today’s a great time to pick up a few facts about the place we all love through a food and drink tour in the city of Orange County, California.