8 Things To Do For Fun And Adventure In Fountain Valley, CA - Updated 2021

things to do in fountain valley california

Fountain Valley was part of the land originally owned by Mexico then gained by the United States, and it became a city in 1957. This area is a great family getaway and great for outdoor enthusiasts who like sports and nature.

Family fun:

1. Reptile Zoo

Posted by The Reptile Zoo on Monday, 8 May 2017

The Reptile Zoo provides the community of Fountain Valley with a unique educational entertainment facility which has over 100 species of reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids from around the world. Guests can learn about these animals and experience them close up. They come from all types of places. The animals include an Iguana, Anaconda, various Pythons, Cobras, Tortoisse, and Alligators.

Reptile Zoo

Address: 18818 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 11 am to 7:30 pm, Sunday 11am - 5:30pm

Price: Adults 10 USD, Kids 5 USD, Toddlers Free

Website: Reptile Zoo

2. Mile Square Regional Park

Mile Square Regional Park
Source: Photo by user OCParks_CA used under CC BY-ND 2.0

Mile Square Regional Park, an urban park with over 600 acres (243 hectares) of land, was originally used for the United States Navy and as military airfields. It was converted to a park in the 1970s. Within the park’s boundaries are golf courses, soccer fields, baseball and softball diamonds, archery and nature areas. Also, there are fishing lakes, concession operated bike and paddle boat operations, and picnic tables are available for visitors.

Mile Square Regional Park

Address: 16801 Euclid St. Fountain Valley, CA

Open Hours Spring & summer 7 am to 9 pm PST, fall & winter 7 am to 6 pm PST

Website: Mile Square Regional Park

3. Bowling

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Posted by Fountain Bowl on Friday, 8 July 2016

Fountain Bowl is a fun bowling alley that’s open to all of Orange County, including Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Westminster, and Garden Grove. The bowling lanes feature auto scoring and side rails for kids. It hosts special bowling events, bowling parties, cosmic bowling, and bowling fundraisers. There’s a newly remodeled lounge here that has a comedy hour on Wednesday nights.

Fountain Bowl

Address: 17110 Brookhurst St. Fountain Valley, CA

Open Hours Monday 10 am to midnight, Tuesday 9 am to midnight, Wednesday 10 am to 1 am, Thursday 9 am to 1 am, Friday 10 am to 2 am, Saturday 8:30 am to 2 am, Sunday 8 am to midnight

Rates Monday to Friday daytime 5 USD, Saturday, Sunday and nights 6 USD, Sunday morning 2.75 to 4.25 USD, Cosmic Bowling Friday 15 USD Saturday 18 USD

Website: Fountain Bowling Alley

4. Boomers Park

We are open until 8pm ~ come out for a day of fun with the kids! Be sure to visit our website for specials & promotions!

Posted by Boomers Fountain Valley on Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Boomers include a miniature golf course, go-carts, bumper boats, a rock wall, batting cages, a Ferris wheel and kiddy rides. There’s also a game room for the kids to enjoy. Fountain Valley has an amusement park in its town. Food is available for purchase and this place is available for birthday parties and groups.

Boomers Park

Address: 16800 Magnolia Street Fountain Valley, CA

Open Hours Monday to Thursday 3 pm to 8 pm, Friday 3 pm to 11 pm, Saturday 10 am to 11 pm, Sunday 10 am to 8 pm

Rates 4 hour pass 49.99 USD, attractions between 2 and 10 USD

Website: Boomers

Outdoor recreation:

5. Air Museum

Flight line, Lyon Air Museum
Source: Photo by Flickr user Gnawme used under CC BY 2.0

The Lyon Air Museum exhibit is comprised of authentic aircrafts, rare vehicles, and related memorabilia. It features the main events of WWII. The exhibits are based on historical scholarship which shows how the United States shaped world history. The museum is named after Major General William Lyon who flew combat missions in Korea and served as Chief of the Air Force Reserves, then after retiring went onto creating a company that builds homes for military personnel.

Lyon Air Museum

Address: 19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana, CA

Open Hours 10 am to 4 pm daily

Rates 12 USD

Website: Lyon Air Museum

6. Golf

Posted by Mile Square Golf Course on Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Mile Square Golf Course, which opened in 1969, is Orange County’s premier golf course with the finest greens in southern California. The course was created by a famed golf course architect. It features two challenging 18 hole courses and a clubhouse. It is conveniently located in Mile Square Park.

Mile Square Golf Course

Address: 10401 Warner Ave, Fountain Valley, CA

Open Hours Monday to Friday 6 am to 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 7 pm

Rates Morning 52 USD, Afternoon 28 USD, Evening 18 USD

Website: Mile Square Golf Course

7. Huntington State Beach

Huntington State Beach:  Lifeguard Tower Panorama Perspective
Source: Photo by user Joe Wolf used under CC BY-ND 2.0

Huntington State Beach, created in 1963, is a 121-acre (49 ha) beach that is a great place to surf, swim, fish and watch the sunset. There are volleyball courts, basketball courts, fire rings for bonfires and a multi-use trail. A paved beachside trail is 8 miles (12.8 km) between Huntington and Bolsa Chica State Beaches. The first West Coast Surfing Championship was held at Huntington in 1959. Huntington Beach is known as “Surf City USA.” It hosts the US Open of Surfing; the world’s largest annual surf competition.

Huntington State Beach

Address: 1416 9th Street Sacramento, CA

Open Hours 6 am to 10 pm daily, gates close at 9 pm

Rates Standard Car 15 USD, Senior 14 USD, Disabled 7.50 USD

Website: Huntington State Beach

8. Bird Tours

Tis the season ! Cedar Waxwings are back in numbers at the marsh in Irvine. Come visit and watch them raiding the Toyon berries. Photo Sandrine Biziaux Scherson - Photography

Posted by Sea and Sage Audubon Society on Tuesday, 6 December 2016

An Audubon Naturalist will lead a group on an hour long tour, offering a close-up look and discussion about mounted bird displays in the Learning Center and then on a nature walk on trails around the freshwater ponds. The guide will introduce the wetland ecosystem, explain bird migration and adaptations, how to identify birds and discuss ways to protect the wetlands.

Sea and Sage Audobon

Address: 3512 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA

Rates 30 USD

Website: Sea and Sage Audobon

Enjoy your stay in Fountain Valley

Fountain Valley is the place for outdoor enthusiasts or families on vacation. With its beautiful beaches and outdoor activities, along with wildlife to view, it’s a nature lovers paradise. There is plenty for families to do, amusement parks, golf, bowling and a reptile zoo. Make your next vacation in Fountain Valley, CA.

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