Garden Grove is located in the northern section of Orange County, California. It is the home of the Strawberry Festival; an annual event held at the end of May that has been a tradition for over a century. The festival includes family activities, rides, food and a parade. The festival usually lasts for four days, and the specific location of the activities will vary from year to year.
Those heading to Orange County by plane will likely land at the John Wayne Airport (SNA). This international airport is located in neighboring Santa Ana. Garden Grove is close to the famous amusement parks Disneyland, a ten minute drive north of Garden Grove, and Knott’s Berry Farm. From Garden Grove, it's a short drive to Seal Beach along as well as Long Beach, home of the Aquarium of the Pacific and The Queen Mary. The city is served by the Orange County Transportation Authority, which connects the neighboring communities of Westminster and Orange. Lodging options close to the city center, can be found along Harbor Boulevard.Hints and tips
Garden Grove has a year-round temperate climate, but if you arrive in the wintertime, you may want to pack a warm jacket. Temperatures rarely reach freezing, but they can drop into the low 40s. In the 1990s, the alternative rock band Sublime wrote a song in homage the the city, which is home to a popular ska music scene.