Free O.C. Orange County
The Ultimate Free Fun Guide to the California Riviera
by Robert Stock
Editor: Troy Corley
It's a Promise!
This is a Book that Will Pay for Itself
As the author of The Frugal Book Promoter, I am the queen of all things thrifty.
Without reservation, Robert Stock's Free O.C. does it for me just as the first
Corley Guide, Free L. A. did.
As an Angeleno who misses the days before Prop. 13 when my adopted town was the "land of
the FREE," I am tired of blowing a hundred bucks to schlep a small family to a museum or
the zoo and Knott's Berry Farm. Well, fugeddaboutit!
Free O. C. to the rescue. A small book that will fit easily into a purse or the
side-pocket of your car, its $12.95 price will easily be made up by the first trek I take
using its advice. It plots out weekends to so much that is FREE in this area just south
of Los Angeles -from concerts to what it calls "Orange Specials" like the International
Surfing Museum. This book not only works well as a guide but gives a reader the flavor
of the area.
Because parking is always an issue in metropolitan areas, it is only natural that Free
should also cover where to find FREE parking. I also appreciate this book's Southern
California style irreverence. Instead of "details" we get "the poop" and it works.
I liked that, in spite of the fact that I have lived in Southern California, I found
new things to do and places to go. This book is as useful for residents as for travelers.
Residents may also have trouble tracking FREE museum days. Some charge eight bucks for
an adult ticket, but will give visits to the public if you know when to go. This feature
alone will prove invaluable when my relatives from the Rockies descend on my doorstep.