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Weekend Getaway: Laguna Beach:

Laguna Beach’s seven-mile coastline has 30 coves and beaches, some of the best in California. It also has more beachfront lodging than any other city in the Golden State. Pair this with award-winning restaurants, unique shopping boutiques, and highly-regarded art galleries there are plenty of reasons to consider a weekend getaway in this quaint beach town. 

Whether it’s snorkeling, swimming, surfing, paddle boarding, playing volleyball, or exploring the tide pools, the area’s nearly eight miles of coastline offers activities for every mood. 

Laguna Beach also offers a variety of festivals and happenings including a monthly Art Walk, highly anticipated Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, and the Sawdust Arts Festival. 

Twenty-thousand acres of wilderness attack hikers, bicyclists, bird watchers and plein air painters to the verdant hills, dramatic cliffs and majestic canyons.

For a full list of things to do, places to stay, and where to eat, visit  visitlagunabeach.com.

The Inn at Laguna Beach

Perched above the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, sits a Southern California beach retreat, The Inn at Laguna Beach. This boutique hotel recently unveiled a multi-million dollar environmentally-sensitive renovation June 1, 2012.

This Pacific Coast jewel has been modernized and upgraded to provide the perfect escape for an intimate and relaxed getaway. The Inn at Laguna Beach is situated in an iconic location on the cliffs of Laguna Beach and adjacent to Main Beach. The hotel is also just steps away from the shops, restaurants, and art galleries of downtown Laguna Beach. 

The Inn at Laguna Beach features 70 well-appointed guest rooms, a roof top terrace with a fire pit, newly renovated swimming pool and exceptional meetings facilities.

The Inn at Laguna Beach has attracted visitors from across the globe and with its extensive renovation and enhanced amenities will welcome the next generation of guests this summer.

Each guest room captures the beachside feel of the environment, while providing a new experience and contemporary touches for today’s guest. Reflecting a sophisticated beach chic style, the accommodations are spacious, fresh, and welcoming with clean lines, upgraded finishes and an understated design sensibility.

The well-appointed guest rooms feature plush pillow-top beds with, 250 thread count linens and luxurious spa-inspired bathrooms. All rooms feature a flat screen television, Wi-Fi access and king, queen, double, and twin beds.

The Inn at Laguna Beach offers several dining choices including a morning coffee, juice and pastry service, libations and light fare in the Poolside Bar, a nightly wine hour in the Lobby, as well as room service available throughout the day.

The Inn at Laguna Beach is located at 211 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. For reservations or more information, call 800.544.4479 or visit innatlagunabeach.com.

Laguna Beach House

Perched above Laguna Beach’s picturesque coastline sits a new Southern California retreat, the Laguna Beach House. The boutique hotel debuted on April 1 last year after a $1.5 million renovation, which included revitalizing all 36 guest rooms and public spaces, as well as the lobby, an expanded pool deck, and brand new meeting space. 

The hotel is steps from the shops, restaurants, and art galleries of downtown Laguna Beach, as well as Main Beach, one of Southern California’s most celebrated and historic beaches. 

Upon arrival, guests are immediately immersed into the Southern California surf culture. Chic coastal décor and vintage furniture create the look and feel of an open, airy beach cottage with a palette of natural, warm colors with vibrant pops. 

Oceanic scenes are depicted in the design and the artwork, and surf, skate, and sand accents are spread throughout the property. 

The expanded pool area features comfortable, casual lounge furniture and a fire pit, making it a perfect place to relax under the sun or stars in Laguna’s beautiful year-round weather.

The new, enlarged lobby acts as a gathering area for guests to mingle during nightly wine hours with General Manager Rachel Tejeda.

Visitors can also pop in each morning for the daily surf report, displayed on a chalkboard.

Laguna Beach House guest rooms are designed to reflect the laidback California vibe with beach accents abound. 

Twenty accommodations feature private balconies with garden tables, chairs, and coastal views. All rooms feature a flat screen television, Wi-Fi access, and king or double queen beds. 

Succulents, vintage surf books, small handcrafted instruments, canvas totes and coastal-inspired accessories are displayed throughout the guestrooms. Custom-made surfboards hang over the beds. If guests want to hit the waves, they can also opt to buy a surfboard on-site. 

The hotel commissioned a custom-designed Laguna Beach destination poster reminiscent of vintage travel posters, which will go in each guest room. T-shirts and posters of the limited edition artwork are also available for sale. Vintage 1970’s era Gordon & Smith skateboards serve as towel racks in all bathrooms, which have been fully remodeled.

Laguna Beach House offers several dining choices including complimentary morning coffee, a nightly wine hour at sunset, and milk and cookies before bedtime.

Laguna Beach House is located at 475 North Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach.

For more information or reservations, 800.287.0007 or visit thelagunabeachhouse.com.

The Rooftop Lounge

Leave your worries at the door of La Casa del Camino hotel in Laguna Beach and head up to the roof.

A local favorite and a must-see for visitors, The Rooftop Lounge offers a front row seat for a spectacular sunset. 

Indulge in one of the best happy hours in town, with signature fresh fruit Mojitos and one truly amazing panoramic ocean view while sampling small bites and California casual cuisine.

The Rooftop Lounge is the perfect venue for every occasion including weddings, private parties, meetings or corporate events with indoor/outdoor space, on-site catering and a staff dedicated to your every need.

It’s located at 1289 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. For reservations or more information, call 855.990.0282 or visit rooftoplagunabeach.com.

Mozambique

Mozambique Restaurant and Coastal Lounge brings the tastes and smells from the beaches of Mozambique in South Africa to Laguna Beach – creating an unforgettable experience that is exotic and yet close to heart and home.

So whether you are coming for Peri-Peri Prawns on the patio, or an unforgettable steak in one of its various dining rooms, you will always leave with the same feeling… wanting to come back soon with family and friends.

It’s located at 1740 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. For reservations or more information, call 949.715.7777 or visit mozambiqueoc.com

Skyloft

Skyloft offers ocean views and rooftop dining in a relaxing atmosphere with fast and friendly service. The menu features a balance of seafood, steaks, salads, sandwiches and specialty smokehouse BBQ items. Skyloft also boasts two full bars that offer a selection of hand-crafted cocktails, California coastal wines, and local craft brews. 

Guests can also enjoy nightly live performances from the state-of-the-art music stage or watch their favorite team on the high definition TV’s throughout the restaurant. Skyloft also offers various options for private and semi-private events.

Skyloft opened in late October 2015 in the downtown corridor above Tommy Bahama. This is Mozambique owner Ivan Spiers’ second Laguna restaurant. 

It’s located at 422 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. For reservations or more information, call 949.715.1550 or visit www.skyloftoc.com.

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