The Ultimate Family Beach Vacation at The Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel

Your Next Bucket List Experience

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This summer, families can check a few activities off their bucket list with an ultimate family beach vacation at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Experiences at the oceanfront resort range from learning how to catch a wave, flying a kite on the beach or toasting s’mores over an outside fireplace on the guestroom patio to seeing a Blue whale in its natural habitat, witnessing a pod of stampeding dolphins, or catching a glimpse of a Garibaldi while snorkeling in the Pacific.

Take a vacation in your own backyard. The ocean front resort offers countless activities and amenities that keep children busy, mom and dad relaxed and the entire family connected, making it the perfect destination for families wanting to enjoy distinctive, unforgettable and epic family beach vacation experience.


Lively Little Ones

Children can enjoy a body board experience through the Eco-Adventure Center or learn about the sea creatures that live in the tide pools below the resort. For older children, they can enjoy a true Southern California pastime by taking lessons and learning how to surf. Building a sand castle or flying a kite on the beach are also fun activities that create lifetime memories.

Pampered Parents

The resort’s Beach Butlers offer personalized services so parents can enjoy a relaxing day at the beach. Services include setting up beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels, offering and assisting with food and beverage service and providing transportation to and from the beach on the complimentary beach shuttle. Beach butlers are also fully equipped with sun screen and tanning lotion.

For complete relaxation, The Ritz-Carlton Spa offers a full menu of services including massage, facials and body treatments. A selection of treatments designed to relax, recharge and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. The Spa also offers wellness classes including yoga and Pilates.

Fun for the Family

The Eco-Adventure Center is dedicated to showcasing Southern California’s natural wonders. Fifteen excursions showcase the local surroundings and are led by expert naturalists. Families can learn about the blue whales on a whale watching adventure, discover the native fish and underwater creatures on a snorkel excursion, or experience riding the waves during a body boarding activity.

The resort features two outdoor swimming pools, two whirlpools, a playground area, basketball court, ping pong table, and tennis courts. Throughout the summer, poolside movies are presented every Thursday evening, and a selection of children’s movies are available for in-room viewing.

There is also a variety of cultural attractions nearby. Guests can visit the Mission San Juan Capistrano, a historic landmark, and museum. The whole family will enjoy activities, experiencing culture and history in many ways from audio tours to educational tour booklets, fun exhibits and historical re-enactments. The resort provides guests with complimentary admission to Mission San Juan Capistrano.

The resort offers a selection of dining options including Raya, a family-friendly dining experience fashioned by Chef Richard Sandoval, enoSTEAK, an intimate steakhouse featuring local organic produce and grass fed meats, 180blũ an outdoor oceanfront lounge that features panoramic views of the California coast, and The Market Place, a grab-and-go lifestyle outlet, highlight new and creative dining options at the resort.


The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
1 Ritz Carlton Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.240.2000 |

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