We always thought that living in Orange County makes people happy. Now we have some stats to back it up! To celebrate International Happiness Day today, personal finance website WalletHub released a poll of America’s happiest cities. Our own Irvine and Huntington Beach are in the top 10 happiest cities, ranking 8th and 9th respectively. We’ve been sharing great things about these cities with Orange Coast readers for a while, as you’ll see when you visit the November 2017- Read issue “52 Great Saturdays”. Look out for the April issue of Orange Coast, Top New Restaurants, and you will find at least four places in Irvine and / or Huntington Beach that we love. In our May issue you will also find reasons to love each of the 34 cities in our county. Right now, here are some recent examples of things that make us happy in Huntington Beach and Irvine:
From the cover story of the 52 big Saturdays in our November issue:
→ Irvine Improv
→ Irvine Museum Collection at UC Irvine
→ Horseback rides in the Irvine Regional Park
→ Tanaka Farms tours in Irvine
→ Activation room unlocked in Irvine
→ Yoga on the beach in front of SeaLegs in Huntington Beach
→ Huntington Beach Pier Swimming
→ Vans US Open for surfing in Huntington Beach
→ Oktoberfest in Huntington Beach
From the best burgers in our October issue in OC:
→The booth in Irvine
→The cut in Irvine
→Mick’s Karma Bar in Irvine
→Umami Burger in Irvine
→Burned crumbs in Irvine AND Huntington Beach
→ Slaters 50/50 in HB
→Tanners in Huntington Beach
→ Water table in Huntington Beach
The cut photo of Priscilla Iezzi
Top 20 happiest cities in America
- Fremont, CA.
- Bismarck, ND
- San Jose, CA.
- Pearl City, HI
- Plano, TX
- Fargo, ND
- Sioux Falls, SD
- Irvine, CA.
- Huntington Beach, CA.
- Grand Prairie, TX
- Madison, WI
- Columbia, MD
- San Francisco, CA.
- Scottsdale, AZ
- Overland Park, KS
- Santa Clarita, CA.
- Glendale, CA.
- Oakland, CA.
- St. Paul, MN
- Gilbert, AZ