Lake Forest, located in Orange County, California, is known for its two man-made lakes. The Lake Forest Beach and Tennis Club lines one lake's shore, while the Sun and Sail Club lines the other. The area is known for its many eucalyptus trees and its scenic location set against the Saddleback Mountains.
Lakeside accommodations are among the most popular lodging options in the area where visitors can partake in tennis, volleyball, swimming, barbecue pits and other activities. You can travel to Lake Forest via the John Wayne Airport (SNA), which is the only commercial airport in Orange County. Once in Lake Forest, you can get around town via Metro train service, bus service, taxi or by renting your own vehicle.
Lake Forest is one of the newer parts of Orange County. It was incorporated in 1991, but before that time, it was known as El Toro. It expanded greatly since its incorporation, featuring planned communities and commercial businesses. It hosts an annual summer concert at Pittsford Park, as well as the Fourth of July 5K Run and fireworks at the Sun and Sail Club. Hamilton Oaks Vineyard is ideal for those with more adult palates, whereas Etnies Skate Park offers something fun for the younger generation.