Babymooning… a much needed getaway with my love, just us. I have a feeling last weekend was the last time we will be able to take a little vacay for a loooong while. Can’t wait for what’s ahead, but that time to relax and reconnect was kind of the best. We chose to do a “staycation” for a few obvious reason. 1. Being 35 weeks pregnant makes it a little difficult to get on a plane or take a really long road trip. 2. I am way to exhausted to sightsee anyway. So being somewhere we know, without the pressure of getting out/exploring was just perfect.
I want to share a few of my favorite places in Laguna. Places to eat, where we stayed, where to shop, where to beach etc!
WHERE TO STAY:
We stayed at The Casa Laguna Hotel and Spa… the cutest, most quaint little boutique hotel. I was in love. It only has 22 units, very personal, the staff was incredible, design and decor was on point… everything. I loved it all.
WHERE TO EAT:
Nick’s: Fine Dining American Restaurant with an open air California vibe. This place was sooo yummy… the butter cake was unreal.
Active Culture: We go here all the time. It is so yummy with lots of healthy, vegan options. We love the Wholesome Bowl and Nachos. Legit crazy good.
Starfish: Asian Fusion Dining – Voted best Asian cuisine in Laguna in 2016. We loved the cool vibe and the Pad Thai.
La Sirena: Great Mexican menu with the best chicken enchilada I’ve had.
WHERE TO TREAT:
Cream: We didn’t make it here… but I heard it is the best ice cream and cookie sandwiches.
Sprinkles Cupcakes & Ice Cream: Just go. Can’t get enough of Sprinkles Cupcakes and then they go and take things to the next level with ICE CREAM. It is so delicious. Try the mint ice cream. YUM.
BJ’s Restaurant: This is Clay’s favorite spot for the Pizzookie. Just a huge, hot cookie pizza topped with tons of ice cream. Can’t get any better.
The Candy Baron: A classic candy store in downtown Laguna. So fun to reminisce on old favorites and stock up for movie night!
Loop: Handcrafted Churros – Just click the link to check out their Insta. You’ll see why you need to make the trip.
Nick’s: yea, already talked about this butter cake but TOTALLY worth mentioning again.
WHERE TO BEACH:
Victoria Beach: You have probably seen photos of this place. It is pretty incredible. There is an old “castle-like” structure sitting right on the beach that looks like Rapunzel’s tower. Magical spot. Tip: Make sure to go at mid-low tide otherwise the water will be too high to walk around the cliff to see the structure.
Brooks Street Beach: One of the best spots for surfing in Laguna.
WHERE TO SHOP:
Downtown Laguna: The perfect place to just meander about, in and out of shops. A few of my favorites are Little Bohemian, Tuvalu and LF.
101: If you have the time, there are sooo many little shops + art galleries scattered along the 101 in Laguna and surrounding. I would love to just take the trolly up and down that street exploring.
Happy Travels! This is a verrrry small list of favorites, mostly just things we actually did and loved while we were there. If you have anything to add, I’d love to know in the comments! 🙂