A vacation in Laguna Beach can be relaxing or exhilarating, or a little of both. In Laguna Beach and the surrounding area, you will find countless reasons to pull yourself away from your very comfortable beach chair. Choose from many recreational options featured here, and our concierge team will be happy to arrange every detail of your beach vacation. For more information on Laguna Beach, please click here.
There is a cuisine to please every palate in Laguna Beach, from California contemporary to international fare to quaint coffee pubs and lively entertainment spots. Please contact the Concierge Desk for suggestions and maps.
A renowned artists' colony, Laguna Beach is home to more than 90 art galleries. Stroll through Laguna's North Gallery Row, browse through tree-lined Forest Avenue in downtown Laguna, or explore the surrounding areas for a diverse range of visual art. Maps and information are available at the Concierge Desk.
Enjoy numerous shopping opportunities throughout Orange County. Please see the Shopping section of this website.
MUSEUMS, THEATERS & CULTURAL CENTERS
Laguna Beach is home to the Laguna Art Museum, the oldest cultural institution in Orange County. Numerous other museums, theaters and cultural centers throughout the county offer something for everyone.
BEACHES & PARKS
Discover Orange County's 42-mile stretch of beaches - the perfect backdrop for surfing, swimming and other water activities. Maps available at the Concierge Desk.
ORANGE COUNTY TOURS AND SIGHTSEEING
Discover the hidden treasures of paradise on half-day tours of Orange County. Five tours are offered: Two Wildlife & Beach Tours, an Art & Wine Tasting Tour, an Orange County Tour and a Beach Coastal & Shopping Tour. Includes transportation, educational guide, beverage and snack. Light walking required. For a reservation, call (949) 500-6981 or visit www.ocwildlifebeachtour.com.
Tennis court reservations, as well as lessons for children and adults, can be made at the nearby Laguna Niguel Racquet Club, offering 22 championship courts.
WHALE/DOLPHIN WATCHING TOURS
While you may spot whales and dolphins from your guestroom, here is an opportunity to see them up close. Experienced marine naturalists guide your whale and dolphin safari.
There's no better way to see one of Southern California's most storied coastlines than on a kayak tour. Launching next to the resort, these two-hour guided tours explore Laguna's amazing coastline. Explore beaches, cliffs, caves and Seal Rock, a nature sanctuary that is home to hundreds of California sea lions. For more information, click here or visit www.lavidalaguna.com.
Enjoy the multitudes of fish that inhabit the waters off Dana Point Harbor. For the more adventurous, all-day deep sea fishing excursions are available.
Experience the thrill of sailing the Pacific waters along the California Riviera. Take a "hands-on" approach as you assist the captain or simply relax and enjoy an afternoon cruise.
JET SKI RENTALS
Enjoy cruising the Pacific on a jet ski from Dana Point Harbor. These fast-moving cruisers will allow you to experience the refreshing waters of Southern California.
Enjoy Southern California's most popular island. The day-long excursion will transport you by ferry to and from beautiful Catalina Island. Activities are abundant in this ocean paradise, from parasailing to scuba diving.
Just a scenic 90-minute drive east is the unique micro-climate of the Temecula Valley, the "Napa Valley" of Southern California. Fifteen wineries dot the landscape, most with tasting facilities where you can sample some of the region's finest wines.
DEL MAR THOROUGHBRED CLUB
Just a stone's throw from the Pacific Ocean, this race track opened its gates back in 1937. The man at the turnstile collecting tickets that day was none other than the original laid-back Californian himself, Bing Crosby. Crosby and several of his Hollywood buddies conceived of a horse palace by the ocean where you could play all day, party all night and leave all your cares behind. That light-hearted spirit remains today.
FLAVORS OF LAGUNA
Enjoy Flavors of Laguna, where you can experience a Food Tasting Walking Tour in Orange County, CA. Enjoy the most intricate and flavorful culinary delights that Laguna Beach has to offer in a 2- to 3-hour walking tour. You will indulge in tastes that will delight your palate and gain knowledge of various "hot spots" in Laguna Beach, as well as find unique tidbits about this wonderful beach city. For more information, visit www.flavorsoflaguna.com