American Link | March 17, 2015

Laguna Beach, California

There are plenty of beaches and coves to relax on in Laguna Beach. You will always see people laying out or taking part in surfing and other water sports all year long. There are art galleries, live music and shopping hot spots throughout the city.

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Where to Stay

If you are vacationing as a couple, there is the Capri Laguna on the Beach and Inn at Laguna Beach with various affordable, ocean front rooms with romantic amenities offered. The Surf and Sand Resort offers coastal suites in addition to a spa and bar and lounge. The Retreat in Laguna offers luxury ocean villas and a romance package. If you’re traveling with your family, the Montage Laguna Beach is a potential choice. They have a spa, pool, cabanas and youth programs. You can eat at three different resort restaurants and enjoy live entertainment in the lounge at night, making it enjoyable for everyone. Pacific Edge Hotel is another great option that offers ocean access, two pools, hot tub and more. Sunset Cove Villas is another option that has private beach access; there are eight distinct styles of villas, making it a unique experience.

What to Do

If you are a wine connoisseur, visit Orange County’s only winery that hosts public tastings, grape crushing and wine shops. If you enjoy cooking, take a cooking class from the professional cooking school located right in Laguna Beach. There are parks for hiking and walking for people who enjoy being outside, such as Heisler Park, or you can explore tide pools featuring local marine life. If you’re a fan of art, you would enjoy walking around town at the collection of over 80 pieces of public art that were specifically created for Laguna Beach. For families, there are sandy beaches and La Vida Laguna tours. The tours offer surf and paddleboard lessons and rentals. You can view coastline and see hidden coves, kelp beds and sea lion colonies. The Aliso Beach Park has skimboarding, surfing, skin diving, paddle boarding, bon fire pits and concessions all while having the view of local wildlife. The nightlife scene includes rooftop bars and bars that offer live entertainment.

Where to Eat

There is a variety of restaurants offered in Laguna Beach; there is California contemporary, Japanese, Mexican, Italian, Caribbean and Chinese styles of food. Some examples of restaurants to visit are C’est La Vie, Brussels Bistro, Alessa Laguna Beach, Active Culture, Starfish, K’ya Bistro and Bar, Caribbean Kitchen and Nirvana Grille. The Deck is a popular choice if you are interested in an open-air beachside restaurant. It has plank flooring that is suspended over sand near the water. High tide brings the water right under your feet. For more restaurant options, go to www.lagunabeachinfo.com.

Credits // Author: Jessica Carbino

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