With an uncountable place to take in gorgeous views, it can be super challenging to find the perfect spot for a date night or a special hangout. If you are planning to visit OC this summer and looking for things to do in Orange County, you should visit these amazing rooftops that have views worth a thousand panoramic pics.
Meet Me by the Pool
Astoria at Central Park West
This inviting apartment in Irvine is home to a beautiful third-floor deck of high-end amenities. You can lounge on chic and stylish couches while enjoying the views of the sunsets, the outdoor beats and city skyline. Astoria offers the ultimate amenities you desire whether you unwind the fitness studio, socialize with other guests at the spa and pool, or shopping and dining at the South Coast Plaza.
If you got the helicopter for transportation, these two higher rooftops are just like helipads. Just arrive like James Bond, and enjoy your day.
Spice Up Your Life
While you are Orange County you can do some fantastic things, better yet you can taste African cuisine which can spice up your life. It is located in the heart of Laguna. Mozambique offers a variety of menu items inspired by the cuisine of the South African coastline. Peri-peri is Mozambique’s signature ingredients, which is created from chiles from African countries. Apart from versatile drink menus and the delicious food, it offers the rooftop for a romantic date night with the eye-catching views of the Pacific Ocean. Every night at Mozambique feels a date night.
According to the staff, a big favorite off the menu is Peri-Peri Prawns which are often served with fruity and fresh salsa!
I Sea You
The Skyloft in Laguna
The Skyloft is ideally located in Downtown Laguna. It boasts panoramic views of the extended beach and beyond. Its versatile menu offers an array of hearty sandwiches, fresh salads, and share plates – all about that brisket. The good news is – the menu has a California barbecue-style which spice up your experience a little bit more. If you need something else to chow down while mesmerizing the view, get the stuffed avocado appetizer, finished with mango peppers and chilled shrimp.
The uber-hip environment and the modern style distinguishes Tanner’s as a must see rooftop in Orange County. It is located within the luxury grounds of the Pasea Hotel & Spa, which is redefining luxury in Huntington Beach. You can have a short walk and enjoy the mesmerizing view of Huntington Beach. The SoCal inspired menu includes drool-inducing fried calamari dish, served with apricot jam, pickled Fresno Chilis, and sriracha. If you want you can even take the early morning glow at 7 a.m. via breakfast menu.
Watching the sun saying goodnight is a real retreat. It is one of the things that can spark your soul while you are in Orange County.
Uh Huh, Honey
Hive & Honey
This one is the newest addition to the best rooftops in Orange County. It is located on the 16th floor of the Marriott Irvine Spectrum. This rooftop is spectacular from the comfy fire pit lounging area to the unparalleled view of the Irvine skyline. Don’t forget to try out turkey meatballs topped with blue cheese crumbles and buffalo sauce. You can’t ignore the long list of the cocktail either. Sip your favorite one or any of the craft drinks like The Bee and The Monk, with lemon juice, honey syrup, vodka, and carbonated turmeric-coconut water. Wait, they also have the classic Aperol Spritz, say cheers!!
Don’t worry about the hotel parking, Hive & Honey offers parking validations. If you need it, ask away!! Call Toyota near Irvine if you need a ride to and from the Hive & Honey bee in Irvine.
Native Son Alehouse
Kick back at the Native Son Alehouse, which is located at the historic Downtown Santa Ana. It is the perfect place for “You” time. You can relax and enjoy the exciting views of the buzzing Fourth Street scene – the main artery of Downtown Santa Ana. It includes 27 rotating taps which feature the finest craft beers in SoCal.
If you need something else than beer, ask away. The staff is friendly and very professional.
Upscale modern style meets R&R at the five thousand square foot wide restaurant and bar, The Fifth. This open-air restaurant and bar with the incredible city view The Fifth is the only of its kind. It has a versatile menu that includes everything between California bruschetta and noms from loaded ahi street tacos. Make sure you check out the online menu to see what’s exciting before you head over to your next night out on the town. Whiskey and wine are available every Wednesday from 5-11 p.m. Just in case cocktails are your jam, they also offer at an affordable price.
The proximity of the Fifth to The Disneyland Resort allows the diners and couples enjoying at the bar and restaurant can also mesmerize the firework show, which is hosted at 9:30 every night. Just a heads up that they’re closed on Mondays.