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Best arcades in Orange County

Best arcades in Orange County

If you’re looking for a unique way to pass the time, Orange County has a number of fun arcades that are sure to delight both kids and adults.

From classic pinball machines to cutting-edge virtual reality games, these list of best arcades in Orange County offer something for everyone.

Whether you’re a local or just visiting, don’t miss the chance to check out these standout destinations for arcade gaming fun.

Here are some of the best arcades in Orange County:

Round 1 – Located in the MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana, Round 1 is a massive entertainment complex that offers bowling, karaoke, billiards, and a huge selection of arcade games. They have everything from classic titles like Pac-Man and Space Invaders to modern games like Dance Dance Revolution and virtual reality experiences.

Dave & Buster’s – This nationwide chain has a location in Irvine that’s always bustling with activity. With a full bar and restaurant, plus a wide range of arcade games, Dave & Buster’s is a popular destination for parties and group events.

Nickel! Nickel! 5 Cent Games – As the name suggests, this arcade in Huntington Beach offers a range of games that cost just a nickel per play. They have classic arcade titles as well as newer games, and the low cost makes it a great option for families on a budget.

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Howie’s Game Shack – With locations in Mission Viejo and Buena Park, Howie’s Game Shack is a unique arcade experience that focuses on PC gaming. They have high-end gaming computers that can run the latest games, as well as consoles and virtual reality equipment.

Boomers! – This family entertainment center in Irvine offers a range of attractions, including mini golf, go-karts, and bumper boats. Their arcade section has a mix of classic and modern games, plus a redemption counter where players can trade in tickets for prizes.

K1 Speed – While not strictly an arcade, K1 Speed’s locations in Irvine and Anaheim offer a unique gaming experience with their indoor go-kart tracks. Racers can compete against each other for the fastest lap times, and there’s also a small arcade section with racing-themed games.

Camelot – This small but charming arcade in Anaheim is a must-visit. It also a great place to host a birthday party because not only do they have an arcade, but they also have bumper carts, miniature golf and water bumper carts.

These are just a few of the many excellent arcades to be found in Orange County.

Whether you’re looking for classic arcade games, virtual reality experiences, or something in between, there’s sure to be a destination on this list that will keep you entertained for hours.

Originally published on March 4, 2023. Last Updated on March 4, 2023 by Pattie Cordova

Pattie Cordova is founder of Cordova Media Group, LLC, a boutique social media consulting firm that develops and creates social media strategies for businesses. She manages LivingMiVidaLoca.com. In her spare time (what little there is LOL) she enjoys working out, hanging out with her family (two chiclets and a Hubster) and traveling.

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