Age shouldn’t prevent your parents from having fun. From museums and garden walks to farmer’s markets and pumpkin patches, there are so many activities in Orange County ideal for your elderly parents this fall. Check out some of our favorites below!
Explore the Richard Nixon Museum
Located in Yorba Linda, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is perfect for guests of all ages. At the museum, guests will have opportunities to learn about the former president’s history, view gorgeous gardens designed by the former First Lady, and step aboard the presidential helicopter Army One. From now until January 7, 2018, the Richard Nixon Museum will also feature Picturing Nam: U.S. Military Photography of the Vietnam War, so don’t miss out on this great opportunity! Guests over the age of 62 will receive a discounted entry fee of $12.
Take a stroll through Arden: The Helena Modjeska Historic House And Gardens
A National Historic Landmark, Arden: The Helena Modjeska Historic House and Gardens is the home to Shakespearean actress Madame Helena Modjeska in Modjeska Canyon. Guests can receive a $5 docent led tour where they will learn about Madame Modjeska’s life and view the beautiful scenery of the Forest of Arden. Tours are provided only on Wednesdays and Saturdays, so plan ahead and click here for more information.
Go antique shopping in Orange
Old Towne Orange is a charming, picturesque downtown lined with historic buildings, restaurants, and shops. Known as “The Antique Capital of California,” Old Towne Orange is home to numerous antique stores ideal for people of all ages to explore. One antique store worth checking out is the Orange Circle Antique Mall. This is Orange County’s largest antique mall and contains everything from vinyl records to handcrafted furniture. Enjoy wandering around the shops with your parents followed by a delicious brunch at one of the many restaurants in the Orange Plaza!
Taste fresh fruit at your local farmer’s market
One of the best parts about living in Orange County is the accessibility to great farmer’s markets year round. Some of our favorite farmer’s markets perfect for your elderly parents can include: Farmers Park Market at the Anaheim Packing District, Farmer Mark along Newport Beach Pier, Orange County Farm Bureau in Tustin, and the farmer’s market located at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine. These farmer’s markets are not only family friendly, but a fantastic opportunity to support local farmers and encourage health and wellness.
Pick pumpkins at your local pumpkin patch
With corn mazes, petting zoos, carnival games, and wagon rides, pumpkin patches serve as a great location for your next family outing this fall. While it can be difficult to find activities suitable for both your elderly parents and young children, pumpkin patches have something for everyone. Some of our favorite pumpkin patches in Orange County can include: Tanaka Farms in Irvine, Pumpkin City’s Pumpkin Farm in Laguna Hills, and Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch in Irvine. All three of these pumpkin patches are wheelchair accessible and ideal for bringing out the childlike spirit in everyone!
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