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.