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How to Spend a Winter Afternoon in Laguna Beach

Fall in Love With the Charm of This Quirky Beach Town

Located in South Orange County, Laguna Beach is an 8.84-square-mile town full of scenic views to go with quaint restaurants, shops, galleries and more. Laguna Beach serves as a top destination for travelers and holds a distinctive charm because of its deep ties to art, local culture and environmental conservation. Surrounded by canyons and rolling waves, the town’s picturesque landscape, unique coves, beachy architecture and inspiring community make it an incredible place to visit year-round. Whether you’re riding the trolley downtown, hiking through the canyons, snorkeling in the crystal-clear water or lounging on the sand, Laguna Beach has something for everyone to enjoy. Trade in your normal commute for coastal views, and be sure to explore these must-visit destinations during your next Laguna Beach visit. Laguna Beach Itinerary

 

STAY

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel embodies the laid-back Southern California lifestyle with its coastal-inspired color palette and seaside location. Enjoy some R&R at the resort’s spa and indulge in Pan-Latin cuisine at restaurant RAYA or steakhouse enoSTEAK. If you prefer quaint over sumptuous, Hotel Joaquin is also a stellar staycation option. This barefoot-chic retreat digs deep into the details with amenities like morning coffee delivery and bohemian design elements, such as curated artwork and vinyl record players.

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DINE

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Since opening in 2018, Harley has become a neighborhood staple with its delicious dishes, thirst-quenching libations and accommodating service. The casual, hospitality-driven restaurant focuses on New American cuisine and creative, seasonal menu items. Named after Chef Greg Daniels’ grandma, Harley Laguna Beach is replete with stellar food, a charming staff and a welcoming environment reflecting its namesake. The restaurant resembles a cozy nook with green, white and black-colored accents filling the space.

SHOP

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From chic umbrellas and tents to luxurious chairs and coolers, Business & Pleasure Co.’s boutique is a one-stop shop for modern beach accessories that will make you the most stylish in town. Born in Australia and now featuring a stunning new brick and mortar shop in Laguna Beach, Business & Pleasure Co. embodies the beachy lifestyle of your dreams. Stop by, and shop their curated collection!

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DO

With lush landscaping, gorgeous ocean views and a refreshing sea breeze, there’s no better place to picnic than Laguna Beach. And with The Picnic Collective, all you have to do is show up and a stunning set up will be waiting for you. Whether it’s a special occasion, a girls trip or a romantic evening, The Picnic Collective does just the trick. Unwind, enjoy your meal and take in the acres of beautiful scenery.

 

DON’T MISS

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Witness the beauty of Laguna Beach’s long-established art community by exploring the city’s abundance of creative works. The First Thursdays Art Walk is held every first Thursday of the month from 6-9 p.m. and features works from over 30 Laguna Beach art galleries. During First Thursdays Art Walk, you can expand your mind and enjoy gallery tours, live music, drinks and creative installations during these nights of celebration.

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