A Weekend Guide to Laguna Beach

A Weekend Guide to Laguna Beach

Grab your sunscreen and Tom Ford sunglasses, everyone! We're heading to Laguna Beach for a weekend!

This gorgeous town is located in the heart of sunny Orange County, California, and I guarantee that you will fall in love with it in just 1 trip. Beautiful beaches, art galleries, scrumptious food, luxurious hotels... Laguna Beach is the perfect place for a quick weekend getaway, and here are tips on where to eat, where to sleep, and what to do!


  1. Ruby’s Shake Shack7703 East Coast Hwy
  2. Orange Inn703 S Coast Hwy
  3. Gina’s Pizza1100 S Coast Hwy #104
  4. The Stand238 Thalia St
  5. Adolfo’s998 S Coast Hwy

Also try: BJ’s, Pizza Lounge, Royal Thai Cuisine, or Taco Loco


  1. Brussels Bistro222 Forest Ave
  2. The Cliff Restaurant577 S Coast Hwy
  3. C’est La Vie373 S Coast Hwy
  4. La Sirena Grill30862 Coast Hwy
  5. Nick’s Laguna Beach440 S Coast Highway

Also try: Carmelita’s, K’ya Bistro Bar, Tommy Bahama Bar & Grill, or Alessa Laguna


  1. Selanne Steak Tavern1464 S Coast Hwy
  2. Studio at Montage30801 S Coast Hwy
  3. 230 Forest Avenue230 Forest Ave
  4. The Loft Restaurant30801 S Coast Hwy
  5. Cafe Zoolu860 Glenneyre St

Also try: Splashes, Sapphire, Watermarc, or Las Brisas


The mediterranean-style Laguna Beach House is a perfect budget option when staying in Laguna Beach. It is just a short walk to the hiking trails in Heisler Park, and less than 1 mile from the town's main beach.

Also try: Crescent Bay Inn ($$) or The Tides Laguna Beach ($$)


Photo via www.innatlagunabeach.com

Located right in the heart of Laguna Beach is this charming boutique hotel. Take in the views of the ocean from your room, and then step out into the town and explore the wonderful shops and dining options of Laguna Beach.

Also try: Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa ($$), La Casa del Camino ($$), or Pacific Edge Hotel on Laguna Beach ($$)


The Montage boasts killer views of the Pacific Ocean, 5-star quality service, luxurious rooms, and the occasional celebrity sighting.

Also try: The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel ($$$$), Surf & Sand Resort ($$$), or Monarch Beach Resort ($$$$)


Things To Do in Laguna Beach:

  1. Escape to Crystal Cove State Park
  2. Take a hike in Heisler Park
  3. Visit Crescent Bay Point Park
  4. Browse the shops at Laguna Village (my favorite is the Mermaid Cove!)
  5. Shop around the downtown boutiques and galleries
  6. Have a romantic stroll through 1000 Steps Beach
  7. See the Victoria Beach Pirate Tower
  8. Enjoy the animals at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center
  9. Check out Pageant of the Masters
  10. See a show at The Laguna Playhouse

Where are your favorite spots to hang around Laguna Beach? Comment below with extra recommendations!

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