Virginia Woolf wrote, “If you are losing your leisure, look out! It may be you are losing your soul.” Hobbies play an important role in our lives. Some of us are passionate about one thing, whether it’s collecting vintage film memorabilia while others have a passion for many things, including model airplanes and collecting TV Guides. Whatever your passion, it is important to not leave it to the wayside for long. They serve an important purpose in our lives. And if, by chance, you are looking for a new and exciting hobby, there are many hobby shops in the city of Orange County that can help you find something you will enjoy.

Rob’s R/C Hobbies offers everything for the collector of remote control cars, trucks and even airplanes. He offers boats and drones as well as helicopters and airplanes – all of which are remote controlled. Located on Huntington Beach, this Orange County hobby shop is open 7 days a week. A few of the many offerings include parts – rear shocks, for example as well as brushless monster trucks and the popular Domida Vista UAV quadcopter.

Many of us can relate to being fascinated with model trains. These classic favorites are often passed down through the generations. Arnie’s Model Trains, with several locations, carries brand for every railroader model and for every type of collector, whether he is new to the model train world or has been enjoying the hobby for years. Not only that, but there are monthly specials and events as well as a YouTube channel and other social media pages that can help collectors determine what’s new, what’s exciting and what’s come full circle and in demand once again.

And let us not forget the die-cast model cars that entertained us for hours as kids and wow us as adults. Prestige Hobbies has the largest die-cast racing collectibles found anywhere on the west coast. From videos to books to die cast and plastic cars, planes and other vehicles, you are bound to find exactly what you’re looking for. This is the place to be for NASCAR, NHRA and F1 racing fans. This large hobby shop is open every day except Mondays.

We take a stop at Wow Hobbies. In business since 2008, this “hobbies headquarters” touts more than 32,000 sq. ft. of hobby heaven. Not only that, but it is the largest distributor of professional remote control helicopters, drones and other aerial equipment. These guys mean business, too, “Our huge inventory is replenished by regular ocean containers which are further supplemented by daily air freight services.” It’s closed on the weekends, but there is an E-Bay page. Located in Orange County, this is a great place for those who are looking up to their remote-control game.

Does this inspire you to get back into the swing of things with a hobby you always enjoyed? Orange County offers something for everyone who is looking to fire their passion for the things that are relaxing and invite peace in a fast-paced world.