Next stop Laguna Beach. Only another 30 minutes on from San Clemente.
On the way through we stopped at Dana Point, another nice little beach town.
Staying in the Art Hotel for two nights. $100 a night. Large room again all amenities, jet pool bath tub! Nice outdoor swimming area and hot tub. Friendly helpful staff. Free underground parking. Great location, 1 mile to Main Beach and if you don’t want to walk it they have a free shuttle in Laguna Beach which goes all over and there is a stop just across the street from the hotel, hop on, hop off all over the town this was great as we didn’t have to worry about parking.
Main Beach, Picnic Beach and Heisler Park all nice areas to spend the day. Lots of little coves along the beach which were nice and quite quiet – lots of steps for some though!
Shopping is quite unique with lots of one off boutiques.
Pacific Marine Mammal Centre open 10-4 is a good place to go for an hour. Free, donations welcome. Have a website – http://www.pacificmmc.org/visitcontact-pmmc/
It’s a rehab/rescue centre for sealions and seals and is open to the public to educate people to help protect the animal and the ocean. Staff all very knowledgable.
Sundried Tomato restaurant located near Main Beach around $20 a main but very good food and good children’s menu.
Really liked Laguna Beach, well worth the stop off!