Monday, February 24, 2014

A Long Weekend in Laguna Beach

This year I decided I needed some sun for the President's Day weekend and I got it, in Laguna Beach, CA. Here are the highlights from my trip.

Getting There: We took direct flight from Seattle to Orange County Santa Ana airport. We rented a car to get to our hotel. But frankly, you can't be without a car in Southern California.

Accommodations: We stayed at Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. An oceanfront hotel with a pool and a superb restaurant.

Food: I did a lot of reading on yelp to find places to eat on our trip. Here is a list of restaurants we went to, all of which I would highly recommend.

1. Splashes Restaurant at Surf and Sand Resort offers excellent food. We had ahi tuna tartare and the best rack of lamb I have ever had. 

2. Carmelita's Kitchen in downtown Laguna Beach serves fantastic Mexican food. They do use a lot of pork fat! We had halibut fish tacos, tamale and chile relleno.

3. House of Big Fish and Ice Cold Beer Bar/Restaurant was a great place to hang out - loud bar, great food and it is also good for the families, prices are also reasonable.

Things to Do and See: We did a lot of walking on a beach. We walked along the beach that starts right at the Laguna Beach downtown area. 

One day we went to the Crystal Cove State Park. It is a great park to walk for a long time. Rocks with mussels and starfish are also an attraction.

A walk in Salt Creek Beach Park was very nice too.

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