I'm Chelsey. Wife. Mama to two. Interior Designer. Passionate about all the details that make life beautiful. Hope you have a nice stay!

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Laguna Beach Tour Guide

Laguna Beach Tour Guide

A couple of weekends ago, we stayed down in Laguna Beach with my in-laws who flew into town and it was such a great getaway.  We always love love whenever we have visitors come to California so it was such a treat to stay with them at the Surf & Sand Resort and enjoy one of our favorite spots on California.  Since living here, we have spent a lot of time in Newport and Laguna Beach area because when our family or friends come to vacation at the beach in the summer - this is where everyone comes.  They don't usually come to the beaches in LA, I think because it's so family friendly and easier to get around down there.  We have a lot of favorite places we always try and stop when we're there, so I thought I'd put together a little tour guide and I'd love to hear what your favorites are so we can try them next time!  Thanks so much for reading.


Laguna Beach main strip [great for volleyball, boogie boarding, bike riding, paddle boarding]

Ride the trolley through town in the summer months

Explore the tide pools

Crystal Cove State Park [great beach and hikes]

Shops at Crystal Cove [my favorite spot here is Juxtaposition Home]

Other great beaches - Thousand Steps Beach, Victoria Beach, Treasure Island Park, Shaw's Cove, Thalia Street Beach, Aliso Beach Park

Shopping at Fashion Island

Favorite Boutique Shops - Bliss Home and Design, LaLa a Kerry Cassill Store, and Laguna Supply 

Pageant of the Masters

Angels baseball game


The Beachcomber [every meal here is delicious! dinner is great because you get the most gorgeous view of the sunset]

Ruby's Shake Shack [down the street from Beachcomber to get a delicious shake or come for a burger and fries]

Orange Inn [good breakfast and smoothies]

Zinc Cafe [amazing breakfast, but you have to come back later for the desserts and garlic knots]

Bandera [great dinner spot and the skillet cornbread is to die for]

Nick's Laguna Beach [great american cuisine for lunch or dinner.  I love the wedge salad]

Rose Bakery Cafe [perfect spot for breakfast or lunch, I always go for the eggs benedict]

Tommy Bahama Restaurant

Sprinkles Cupcakes and Ice Cream Shop [if you haven't experienced sprinkles ice cream yet, it's even more amazing than the cupcakes because you can get them both together or have one of their delicious cookies - they really can just do no wrong]

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

Floppy Hats and Ankle Boots

Floppy Hats and Ankle Boots