Best Weekend Getaways in South Orange County

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Whether you live in Orange County permanently or are just visiting for the weekend, there’s nothing like a weekend getaway to keep the Summer fun and relaxing. Even if you live in Orange County year-round, you don’t need to take a big, expensive vacation this Summer to enjoy the sun and get away! There are plenty of spots and hidden gems where you can escape for the weekend! Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa Overlooking the beautiful ocean, the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa sits in between Laguna Beach and Dana Point. It is one of South Orange County’s finest hotels and it loved by every visitor! A weekend at the Laguna Cliffs Resort is perfect for couples who want a quiet weekend away. The days can be spent lounging by the pool or getting a massage at the spa, while the evenings can be spent walking the quaint streets of Laguna Beach. Services at the spa include a couples massage, lip and eye treatments, facials, waxing, body scrubs and more! The hotel has two divi

How to Spend the 4th of July in South Orange County

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South Orange County is great in the Summertime and especially festive in July when Independence Day rolls around. Residents of South Orange County love to celebrate the 4th of July so much so that the events, parties and celebrations don’t just attract locals, but lots of visits attend as well! There is a variety of options for every age, family type or location, so to help you decide what to do this 4th of July we have compiled a cheat sheet for the big day! Dana Point Doheny State Beach: Looking for the classic southern California 4th of July experience? Watch the fireworks on the beach! Doheny State Beach, one of Dana Point’s most popular beaches is pretty crowded all day long with families and couples trying to bask in the glory of this national holiday, but in no way does the beach die down throughout the day. In fact, the later it gets, the more crowded Doheny State Beach gets because starting at 9 p.m. there is a grand firework show over the ocean. There are shuttles thro

South Orange County Beach Guide

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Dana Point Harbor Beach If the name doesn’t already give it away, this beach is located along the harbor of Dana Point. It is a smaller beach, but great for a calm, family day. There is a swimming area for children, and a grass park behind the beach for picnics and barbecues. This beach is the way to go if you’re trying to avoid lots of  traffic and difficult parking. Doheny State Beach One of Dana Point’s more popular beaches, the Doheny State Beach is split up between north and south. The north side of Doheny State Beach is where more active beach goers like to visit because it offers beach volleyball courts, paddle boarding rentals and low tide surfing for beginners. The north beach also has a visitor’s center equipped with indoor tide pools, an aquarium and family-friendly exhibits. The south side of the beach is great for swimming as well, but also has campgrounds if you wish to sleep under the stars. Aliso Beach Aliso Beach, located along the Pacific Coast Highway

Summer To-Do List

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Orange County is the place to be this Summer! Not only is the weather fantastic, but there is so much to do! Whether you need an activity to take the kids to, or you want to plan a fun date night there’s always something going on throughout the Summer! Start making your to-do list now of events you want to attend! Dana Point Movies in the Park  Throughout the month of June, Dana Point hosts movies in the Lantern Bay Park that are great for the whole family! Grab your picnic basket, a blanket and some snacks and don’t miss these fun Friday nights in the park. Some of this Summer’s movies include Moana, Zootopia and The Jungle Book! Concerts in the Park July is just as lively in Dana Point with the Summer Concerts in the Park held at Sea Terrace Park! Each Sunday, during July, two different bands take the stage- one between 2:30-4 pm and one between 4:30-6 pm. Pack some appetizers and maybe even a few wine spritzers and enjoy the live music with your friends! San Clemente