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Upscale Laguna Beach is SoCal must-seeThe city of Los Angeles with its modern glass and 1 steel and endless driving through suburbs before you even leave what really is one large, flat Southern California metropolis, sometimes can be overwhelming to the visitor who just wants to sample the SoCal sun from the vantage point of one of the area’s many charming beachfront communities.
One of the most charming is Laguna Beach, worth the hour or so it takes to drive from the center of the metropolis and well worth considering as a base of operations for at least part of your next visit to the Southland.
Laguna Beach Lodging
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The Inn at Laguna Beach
211 N Pacific Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Ph: 949-497-9722 Fx: 949-497-9972
Experience a luxury boutique escape in the heart of Laguna Beach, with the finest art galleries, shopping, dining and nightlife just steps from your door. Blending the style of a timeless beach bungalow with the modern comforts of today, 70 newly-appointed guest rooms and suites await you.
Plus, no Resort Fee! Wake up to a variety of European artisan pastries and traditional favorites. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner from legendary Las Brisas, a Southern California landmark. Offering intimate spaces, personalized service and one of the only meeting rooms in Laguna Beach with a breathtaking ocean view and open terrace.
Laguna Beach House
475 N. Pacific Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Following a $1.5 million reinvention of all guest rooms and public spaces, an expanded pool deck and brand new meeting space - guests of Laguna Beach House will be immediately immersed into Southern California Surf Culture. Chic coastal décor and vintage furniture create the look and feel of an open, airy beach cottage. Our convenient location is within a short walking distance to Main Beach and downtown Laguna Beach. Enjoy complimentary coffee at daybreak, nightly wine hour at sunset and cookies and milk before bedtime. All the comforts of home amidst the calming breeze of the Pacific Ocean.
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa
Perched atop the cliffs of Dana Point, along the beautiful Southern California coast, the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, provides an oceanside escape like no other. From deeply romantic retreats to highly-successful business conferences, you'll discover rare luxuries and services to suit all of your needs. Enjoy exquisite dining, first-class accommodations, and a myriad of ocean activities at this exclusive AAA four-diamond resort. Relax in absolute comfort at our premier spa, or spend an afternoon enjoying world-class golf, tennis, swimming/jacuzzi, and we're only a short walk to the harbor's quaint restaurants, and shops.
More than one million passengers set sail to Catalina Island each year on board Catalina Express, Our fleet takes you to or from Catalina in just over an hour with up to 30 daily departures year round from Long Beach, San Pedro, Dana Point, Avalon and Two Harbors. The fleet consists of eight high-speed vessels including four catamarans. The largest vessel in operation, the Catalina Jet has the capacity to carry nearly 500 passengers across the channel. Catalina Express partners with more than 20 hotels on the island to offer the best prices on getaway packages.
South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
South Coast Plaza is more than just a shopping center. It is a luxury destination filled with exclusive shopping and events and surrounded by art, shows, music, and other entertainment, which include: The Orange County Performing Arts Center; Segerstrom Center For the Arts; South Coast Repertory; California Scenario; Sculpture Garden; Orange County Museum of Art satellite store and South Coast Plaza Village. South Coast Plaza is the "Ultimate Shopping Resort" and is located within minutes of many of Southern California's finest beaches, museums, and theme parks.