Just fifteen miles south of Newport Beach, Laguna Niguel offers visitors a place to rest and recuperate, while still being able to experience the delights of the area. The nearby town of Laguna Beach boasts twenty public parks and six miles of coastline. Visitors can observe naturally occurring tide pools where they can watch living ocean creatures in their natural habitats. Guided tide pool tours are provided by Laguna Outdoors year round. The Crescent Bay Beach and Park offers panoramic views of the ocean and coastline from a stunning vista. Divers will enjoy visiting the Glenn E Vedder Ecological Reserve, a true diver’s paradise. The Laguna Beach is also a great place to do some whale-watching. The gray whales migrate past the Laguna Beach coast from December to April. Nearby Newport Beach offers even more sand and surf for ocean lovers. Take a short boat ride to the beautiful Catalina Island, where you can go horseback riding, play golf, or go scuba diving.
After catching your fill of sand and sun, Laguna Niguel offers visitors access to several wilderness parks. The South Coast Wilderness Parks over horseback riding, walking, hiking, bycicling, and nature studies in a 19,000 acre park. The Crystal Cove State Park boasts 3.5 miles of beach and 2,000 acres of woodlands, a perfect destination for nature lovers of all types.
For a change of pace, consider visiting the Laguna Niguel Ritz-Carlton hotel. Open to the public, the hotel boasts 19th century chandeliers, marble floors, and hand-woven carpets. The lobby and restaurants offer many beautiful things to see. Art lovers are going to want to visit Laguna Niguel in July and August, when Laguna Beach hosts the Sawdust Art Festivals. One of the top art festivals in the country, visitors can see artists and their wares and participate in classes and studio tours.
If nature is not your destination, Laguna Niguel and nearby Newport Beach offer many exciting attractions. Disneyland, of course, is the most magical place on earth. Also available to visitors, Universal Studios California offers visitors the chance to see inside the art of movie making. Knotts Berry Farm houses 165 rides, shows and other attractions. Visitors can ride roller coasters, visit Snoopy and the Peanut’s gag, and visit the Old West Ghost Town. LegoLand is a miniature amusement park with a lego theme. Many of the attractions are made out of lego building bricks! This park is sure to bring a smile to the face of any kid, or kid at heart.
Whether you want to see nature in all her glory, of visit one of the many amusement parks nearby, staying in Laguna Niguel will give you access to many entertaining activities. For your next California vacation, consider a stay in Laguna Niguel!