Many people don’t realize that John Wayne International Airport has a tourist destination located right on the Airport grounds. Lyon Air Museum, the only Orange County aircraft museum, is home to educational exhibits including historical aircrafts and related memorabilia. The museum, located on the west side of the Orange County Airport, was founded by Major General William Lyon, an Army Air Corp veteran of WWII and Korea, in 2009. Many of the artifacts are part of General Lyon’s personal collection. The mission of the museum is to “provide a quality venue of inspiration where the stories of aviation’s past can touch the lives of its visitors”. The exhibits place an …..
We were recently contacted by a JohnWayneAirport.org reader who asked: “what are the closest beaches to the John Wayne Orange County Airport?” We have reached the heat of summer so it’s no wonder people are thinking about a trip to the beach! If you’re headed to Orange County, you’re in luck because there are a number of great beach communities to visit and they’re all within a 42 mile span of uninterrupted beach. The closest beach to the John Wayne Airport is Newport Beach, located just 7 miles, or 12-15 minutes from the airport. North of Newport Beach is Huntington Beach then Sunset Beach, Surfside and Seal Beach. South of Newport Beach …..
The John Wayne Airport is located along the northern boundary of the City of Newport Beach and has a number of residential areas in close proximity. The residential area is about to grow as The Shopoff Group has recently announced plans to replace a couple of old industrial buildings with Uptown Newport Village, a new and innovative residential and retail area. Construction on phase 1 of the project is scheduled to begin this month. The Village will include 1,244 luxury homes, retail stores, 2 public parks, plazas, fountains and public paseos. The project will also include 483 luxury apartments which are slated for construction by the end of the year. …..