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Romantic Guide to Laguna Beach

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Laguna Beach is one of the most romantic cities in Orange County. It's the perfect place to spend the evening or even the whole day with your special someone! Here are some of the best spots to get you started.

Good for
  • Couples
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

11 Places

3 City Tips

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11 Places

Montage Laguna Beach

Hotels

Watermarc Restaurant

Restaurants

Gelato Paradiso

Restaurants

Las Brisas

Restaurants

Laguna Canyon Winery

Wineries & Vineyards

Sawdust Arts and Craft Festival

Lessons & Workshops

Pageant of the Masters

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Drizzle Art Studios

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Heisler Park

Parks

Crystal Cove State Park

Beaches, State Parks

Table Rock Beach

Beaches

Whitney C's City Tips

  • Tip 15-20% at restaurants if gratuity is not already included in the bill.
  • You can find a list of daily parking lots in Laguna on the City Hall web page.
  • Parking in Laguna can be pretty tricky, so your best bet is to find a spot when you arrive and then just walk from there. Parking meters are common, and they accept credit cards.
  • Montage Laguna Beach
    Hotels
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    Whitney C Says:

    With gorgeous views, excellent service, and a beautiful spa, even if a stay here doesn't fit in your budget, it's still worth a visit. Grab a cup of coffee in the lounge and take a stroll on the beautiful grounds.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • The spa is open to non-guests. Check out their list of treatments for some seriously romantic pampering.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The Montage is spectacular 11/11/2018
    • Elegant west coast property 10/11/2018
    • Montage Laguna Beach
    Address:
    30801 South Coast Highway
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651-4221
    Phone:
    +1 855-398-3263
    Other:
  • Watermarc Restaurant
    Restaurants (American, Seafood, Healthy)
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    Whitney C Says:

    I've only been treated to dinner at Watermarc once, but it made such an impression I recommend it to all my friends looking for somewhere special. Their menu is absolutely fantastic and the ambiance is so romantic.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Some of their best dishes are their appetizers. Order a few and share with your sweetheart!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 140 restaurants in Laguna Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great food & experience 23/10/2018
    • Dinner For Two 22/10/2018
    • Watermarc Restaurant
    Address:
    448 S Coast Hwy
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2484
    Phone:
    +1 949-376-6272
    Price range:
    USD 25 - USD 60
    Hours:
    Sun
    8:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Mon - Thu
    11:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Fri
    11:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Sat
    8:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Other:
  • Gelato Paradiso
    Restaurants
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    Whitney C Says:

    Gelato Paradiso is one of my all-time favorite places in Laguna Beach. They make the best gelato I've ever eaten outside of Italy, and serve it in their mouth-watering homemade waffle cones. This is such a fantastic date-night option — my husband and I love grabbing a cone here and then walking across the street to the beach.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Gelato Paradiso is located just down a small alleyway from Watermarc, so it makes a great dessert stop after dinner!
    • The line can get pretty long on the weekends, but hang in there — it's worth the wait!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 140 restaurants in Laguna Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Off The Hook !!! Don’t Miss This Place 25/10/2018
    • Delicious 03/10/2018
    • Gelato Paradiso
    Address:
    448 S Coast Hwy
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2484
    Phone:
    +1 949-464-9255
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Other:
  • Las Brisas
    Restaurants (American, Mexican, Seafood, Contemporary)
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    Whitney C Says:

    Las Brisas is one of the prettiest, most popular restaurants in Laguna. The view is absolutely unbeatable and the food is delicious. While Mexican food tends to be more on the casual side, at Las Brisas it is elevated to something so special! Perfect for a romantic dinner after strolling around the city.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • This place gets packed on the weekends, so reservations are a must.
    • Make absolutely sure you get a spot on the patio! The outdoor heaters, sea breeze, and fireplace make for a very romantic setting.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 140 restaurants in Laguna Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Ocean Breezes 12/11/2018
    • The ocean view is the only high point 28/10/2018
    • Las Brisas
    Address:
    361 Cliff Dr
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1623
    Phone:
    +1 949-497-5434
    Price range:
    USD 20 - USD 70
    Hours:
    Mon - Thu
    8:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Fri - Sun
    8:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Other:
  • Laguna Canyon Winery
    Wineries & Vineyards
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    Whitney C Says:

    If wineries are your thing, this one should definitely be on your itinerary during your visit to Laguna Beach. The wine is great and the staff know their stuff. Taste a few different grapes with your honey, and then buy a bottle to enjoy with a picnic on the beach.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • The Winery is very easy to miss from the road, so pay careful attention and make use of your map app!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 57 things to do in Laguna Beach
    • Interesting stop 28/10/2018
    • Good service, weird location 07/04/2018
    • Laguna Canyon Winery
    Address:
    2133 Laguna Canyon Rd
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1142
    Phone:
    +1 949-715-9463
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
  • Sawdust Arts and Craft Festival
    Lessons & Workshops
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    Whitney C Says:

    Laguna Beach was largely made famous by its amazing Sawdust Festival. People come from all over Orange County (and beyond) to enjoy this special event. Easily one of the best date-night options around if you and your special someone happen to be art lovers.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The Festival does not run year round, so be sure to check their website for specific dates and other information. They have two main events: The Summer Show and the Winter Fantasy.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 4 Classes & Workshops in Laguna Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best one yet 17/09/2018
    • Art - Innovative, Imaginative, Incredible 16/09/2018
    • Sawdust Arts and Craft Festival
    Address:
    935 Laguna Canyon Rd
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1840
    Phone:
    +1 949-494-3030
    Other:
  • Pageant of the Masters
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Whitney C Says:

    Along with the Sawdust Festival, the annual Pageant of the Masters event is one of the coolest and most well-known novelties in Laguna Beach. Even if you're not an art connoisseur, you will be able to enjoy the creativity and talent of the actors who literally bring art to life. If you're able to visit during the 8 weeks it takes place over summer, buy your sweetie tickets for their birthday and you'll be earning yourself some major brownie points.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • As with most of Laguna, parking here gets absolutely insane. Arrive early to save yourself the headache and park across the street.
    • Seating is outdoors, so jackets, blankets, seat cushions, etc. definitely come in handy.
    • The Pageant of the Masters and dinner at one of Laguna's fantastic restaurants is the perfect date-night combo. Just be sure you make reservations!
    • Check online for this year's pageant dates.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 57 things to do in Laguna Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • AMAZING Live Art Show! 13/11/2018
    • You will not believe your eyes 11/11/2018
    • Pageant of the Masters
    Address:
    650 Laguna Canyon Rd
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1837
    Phone:
    +1 800-487-3378
    Price range:
    USD 15 - USD 15
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Other:
  • Drizzle Art Studios
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Whitney C Says:

    If you've been inspired by the Pageant of the Masters and are looking for more art to admire together, Drizzle Art Studios is a great place to start! The studio is beautiful, as is the art, and if you're lucky, you'll be able to enjoy an appetizer and a drink with the artist himself!

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If you're looking for a very special gift, speak with the artist about a custom piece made especially for your loved one.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 57 things to do in Laguna Beach
    • Creative Pop Art Makes You Smile 10/07/2016
    • Just wanted to add a comment 30/10/2015
    • Drizzle Art Studios
    Address:
    550 S Coast Hwy
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2449
    Phone:
    +1 714-343-3043
    Other:
  • Heisler Park
    Parks
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    Whitney C Says:

    If you're looking for a nice place for a stroll hand-in-hand, the trail at Heisler park is exactly what you're hoping for. It winds along the coast with breathtaking views of the beach, and is a great spot to catch the sunset. It's one mile there and one back, making it an easy walk for all levels of fitness.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If this is an extra-special date night and you've got a ring in your pocket, there's a gazebo partway along the trail that would be the perfect engagement spot.
    • There are several pieces of art stationed along the trail, so make sure you get a chance to enjoy them as you're walking.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 57 things to do in Laguna Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Really beautiful and clean 13/11/2018
    • Beautiful breathtaking views of the Pacific 02/11/2018
    • Heisler Park
    Address:
    375 Cliff Dr
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1623
    Phone:
    +1 949-497-3311
    Other:
  • Crystal Cove State Park
    Beaches, State Parks
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    Whitney C Says:

    Crystal Cove is a very well known beach in Laguna, and one of my favorite places to catch the sunset. Grab a cup of coffee (or a milkshake from the famous Shake Shack), stroll down to the beach, and soak in the beautiful scenery together.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • It's quite a walk from the parking lot to the beach, so either take the shuttle or make sure you bring decent walking shoes.
    • If you're looking for a good place to hike or go for a longer walk, there are tons of great trails here as well!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 57 things to do in Laguna Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful 12/11/2018
    • Beachcomber restaurant was great 06/11/2018
    • Crystal Cove State Park
    Address:
    8471 Pacific Coast Highway
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    Phone:
    949-494-3539
    Other:
  • Table Rock Beach
    Beaches
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    Whitney C Says:

    Although most of the beaches in Laguna tend to get pretty crowded, Table Rock is one of the quieter options, so if you're looking for a beautiful place that is a bit more secluded, this is it. Grab your honey and spend an afternoon soaking up the sun here.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Due to its seclusion, Table Rock can be a bit of a challenge to find. Drive down Table Rock Drive, and you'll see the stairs to your left.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 57 things to do in Laguna Beach
    • pretty and scenic 12/07/2018
    • Secluded and Romantic 13/06/2018
    • Table Rock Beach
    Address:
    31621 Coast Hwy
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651-6978
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