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The Ultimate Guide for a Weekend Getaway in Laguna Beach California

Located in the heart of Orange County, California, this gorgeous beach town has been on my bucket list ever since I moved to SoCal. I can't believe it took me three whole years to FINALLY go. I've been to Huntington Beach and Newport...but somehow never actually Laguna Beach (even though they are right next to each other). CUE "Ocean Avenue" by Yellow Card...let's go!

Laguna Beach beautiful ocean
Laguna Beach

I fell in love with Laguna Beach from the moment I arrived! It was everything I expected and more. The town is so cute with gorgeous beaches, parks, boutique stores, art galleries, luxurious hotels, and so much to do.

About an hour from LA, Laguna Beach is the perfect place for a quick weekend getaway. I took a quick trip here on my way to San Diego for my birthday weekend and had a wonderful time. I want to share all my tips on where to stay, what to eat, and things to do.

While indoor dining is not yet allowed yet in Laguna Beach, most have converted to outdoor seating right near the water.



Laguna Beach House (this is where I stayed)

Laguna Beach House has sweeping coastal views meet a minimalist, airy layout. It's within walking distance to Main Beach, restaurants, and shops. They have wine happy hour and cookies every day! The pool/hot tub were great to relax in after coming home. The room was clean, big, and had a very comfortable bed.


Laguna Beach Inn (I was also looking here, but ended up getting a better deal at Laguna Beach House)



Javier’s 7832 Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach

Nick’s 440 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach

Driftwood Kitchen 619 Sleepy Hollow Ln., Laguna Beach

The Deck

627 Sleepy Hollow Ln, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

448 South Coast Hwy, Ste A Laguna Beach, CA 92651


  1. Escape to Crystal Cove State Park

  2. Take a photo at the Sea Cave at Treasure Island Beach

  3. Go on a hike in Heisler Park

  4. Visit Crescent Bay Point Park

  5. Go window shopping in Laguna Village

  6. Shop around the downtown boutiques and galleries

  7. Take a stroll through 1000 Steps Beach

  8. Visit the Pacific Marine Mammal Center

  9. Check out Pageant of the Masters

  10. See a show at The Laguna Playhouse

  11. Explore the Tide Pools

  12. Find the Pirate Tower on Victoria Beach

  13. Visit Ocean Avenue (I hope you know what song I'm referring to!)

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